Whenever the Hollywood/Broadway “elite” band together and make a public service announcement, I instinctively want to oppose it.
They could be offering immortality and I would completely miss it.
The bottom line is that people who make their living by pretending to be other people have no business weighing in on important public policy issues.
Because they are entertainers. People pay entertainers to repeat whatever script someone hands them, not to think.
Would you ever pay a construction worker to perform brain surgery?
Here is the most ridiculous line in the video:
“Now these powerful outsiders want to frack here in New York and take away our safe drinking water.”
Powerful outsiders want to take away New Yorkers’ safe drinking water?
Instead of engaging in an intelligent debate about the pros and cons of fracking, the Hollywood elite presume that big corporations want to take away safe drinking water as an end in and of itself.
There is likely a legitimate point somewhere here, but these actors have reduced it to mindless fear-mongering.
Without securing fuel to run America’s economy, these fools would likely starve in their hyper-expensive Manhattan apartments, when the country’s transportation infrastructure grinds to a screeching halt and its major cities run out of food.
The title should be Freaking actors freak about fracking
I must say, a very creative title…;-)
Freaking actors fan fallacious fear of fantastic fuel
I love the alliteration! 😉
Powerful outsiders want to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.
Talk about a creepy title…
Everyone loves Doctor Strangelove.
Though sometimes that love can be shown in strange ways.
As kids have a certain perverse attraction to the gross and scary, I think they’ll be drawn to these labels. I think young smokers may start trading them like baseball cards.
“I’ll trade you a stitched corpse for rotting mouth. So coool!!”
When I was in the Army, I spent a lot of time around tanks. Because tanks consist of heavy machinery, people sometimes lost arms or fingers around them. Before I arrived at Fort Knox in 1998, one solder was cut in half when he was caught between two tanks.
Sufficed to say, we had posters like these all over the place. The most common one was the picture of a hand with a severe finger. The point of the poster was to remind people to remove their wedding rings when they were working around tanks.
“The bottom line is that people who make their living by pretending to be other people have no business weighing in on important public policy issues.”
This is a funny comment, and in many ways I totally agree with you. Out of curiosity, were you (or anyone who agrees with the above statement) opposed to Ronald Reagen becoming President? He was an actor and a corporate spokesperson after all…
Ah, but he was a Governor of California first, so he earned the right to be President.
He was an actor and corporate spokesperson prior to becoming a politician in any capacity. So then, in your opinion, it is ok for an actor to voice their political opinion, as long as they end up in politics?
I am not try to be contentious, just making a point. I actually agree that actors and paid corporate spokespeople should not be political leaders. But, many people who make such a statement do not realize that “we the people” have paved the way for this to occur – most significantly with Ronald Reagan.
I think if I were living in California back in the day, and Reagan were on the ballot (and there were other Republican candidates on the ballot as well), I would have voted for one of the other candidates because Reagan was an actor prior to holding political office. Once a candidate has demonstrated that they can competently hold a political office (as Reagan did), then I would be less likely to hold that person’s acting career against them. That said, I am pragmatic. If I think an actor who supports my political views has a better chance of winning the election, I would vote for him. I wouldn’t like it, but I would do it.
I actually have no problem with actors voicing their political opinions. My beef is that people give them more credence to actors than they give to the average Joe, when in many cases the average Joe knows better.
And now we have Harry Belafonte saying Obama “has no moral compass”. How can anyone put an actor in an “authority” position regarding anything except (perhaps) acting? Entertainers seem to lap up the attention they get from everyday people but quickly forget the real reason as to why they’re getting it.