If Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have been subjected to blacklisting, it has to be one of the weakest failures in the history of blacklisting. Since Bush took office, one can scarcely watch TV without seeing these two flashing peace signs at anyone who glances their way. Sarandon not only has a TV movie coming out this weekend, but two movies (A Whale In Montana and Ice Bound) in production; Robbins has two movies of his own in production (Code 46 and Mystic River). How does this constitute blacklisting? What these two can't accept is that some people and, judging by polls, most people simply disagree with their views, not their right to air them. It's this egocentrism that causes them to blame President Bush whenever their unpopular views come under attack. Are they really so full of themselves that they believe the President of the United States really has the time or the inclination to give a rat's ass what two overpaid celebrities have to say about the war? Well, yes, in fact they are, and if they want to exercise their right to spout their opinions, they have to be big enough to take the heat when those opinions clash with popular opinion.
posted by the wolf |
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