Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hamilton on Hamilton

(Michael P. Ramirez cartoons, but you knew that.)  Years ago, I heard that there's a saying in show business that goes, "make 'em love you or make 'em hate you, but make sure they never forget your name".  I suppose I don't know whether that's true or not, but it affected how I think of the business. 

That's why I won't use the names of the cast member from Hamilton who came out and lectured the vice-president-elect.  I don't want to increase their fame by the tiniest amount.  If this was done as a publicity stunt, it certainly has gotten them tons of publicity.  By that quote, it doesn't matter to them that there might be negative publicity.  I'm sure that to them the right people were pleased and the right people were angered.  What's next?  Do we get lectured at grocery stores?  Car washes?  A guy had the crap beaten out of him, was carjacked and dragged a mile because they thought he voted improperly.  (I'll note that these attackers were not charged with a hate crime).

No one doubts that these actors have the right to express themselves; it's the situation.  A guy takes a break after a grueling several months of nonstop work and goes to take in a play, only to get lectured to by a group of Speshul Snowflakez (tm) who are upset because the candidate they wanted (but apparently couldn't be bothered to vote for) didn't win. 

It's just plain rude.  You're the stars: send Mr. Pence a note saying you'd love to see him backstage after the show.  It's called manners, actors.  You should look it up.  Show some class for once. 


4 comments:

  1. Actors, musicians, and other entertainers are paid by us to do a job: entertain us. The fact that we listen to their art soon is mistaken (by them and by some of their fans) for the belief that we actually care what they have to say. This is why 'stars' are used to shill for everything from reverse mortgages to floor polish.
    The real truth is this: some actor's opinion on politics is no more valid than anyone else's. However, when I go to a concert, a play, or a movie, I am only interested in the service for which I actually paid: the concert, the play, or the movie. I am NOT interested in the artists' political viewpoint. If I want that, I go to a political rally.

    So shut up and entertain me, like you were paid to do.

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    1. Especially when you pay over $800 for tickets.

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    2. I think it was Laura Ingraham who had the book, "Shut Up and Sing" about this topic.

      That reminds me - we're due for the Dixie Chicks to mouth off again.

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  2. IMHO one of the biggest problems with our political system is that too many people don't pay attention and don't inform themselves and vote. As these SJW, crazies and far left Marxists spout off, feel free to regurgitate their socialist anti-American pap maybe some of those uninformed middle class will wake up. It's really too bad our MSM doesn't play back some of these comments and chants in the street.

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