In the mid 20th century, some Hollywood stars were afraid of making their political affiliations known due to fears of being rooted out, ostracized and suffering career-ending ridicule. This is considered by Hollywood to be one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the United States.
In the early 21st century, when some Hollywood stars are afraid of making their political affiliations known due to fears of being rooted out, ostracized and suffering career-ending ridicule, it doesn’t seem like such a big deal.
What’s the difference? You can figure it out.
Even the “big” names, such as Grammar, Costner, Sandler and many others are relatively hush-hush about their support for Republicans. They don’t have huge “fall of Rome” parties (almost literally) for their favorite candidate even a fraction of the time the left does.
Given that the “successful” right-of-center actors are hesitant to speak up, we can only imagine how the young up-and-coming Republican actors are forced to keep their mouths shut about politics, or else be sentenced to waiting tables the rest of their lives.
Where are the anti-McCarthyites on this one? As right-of-center actors and directors sit in darkened closets writing checks to GOP candidates and sneaking them out to the mailbox before the sun comes up, the Hollywood left attends very public fundraising parties at Rob Reiner’s house in honor of Hillary “for the common good” Clinton.
Sometimes I think that Joe McCarthy wasn’t overly paranoid as much as born 60 years too soon. McCarthy would at least help “level the playing field” — and what liberal can argue with fairness?