“I don’t like people who are in politics for themselves and not for others. You want that, you can go into show business.”
— Elvis Presley, American rock ‘n’ roll icon (1935-1977)
Ah Elvis, you were so right. Our country is wrapping up a presidency and hunting for the next “shiny penny” candidate to replace him. Newspapers and news shows are buzzing with who will be on the ballot. It is everywhere you watch & read. So are the actors & actresses.
Actors and actresses are paid for their talent. They are paid to be someone else in front of a movie camera or on a stage. They aren’t paid for their political views (or slandering of other parties). They are paid to entertain.
I have to say that I do get very peeved with actors/actresses that throw poisonous verbage towards our leader and country. We do have the freedom of speech. That is something that I believe and stand by. I may not agree with your words/views, but I do believe that you have a right to your opinion.
Actors/actresses like: Johnny Depp, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Martin Sheen, Tim Robbins, etc. do bother me when they cut down our leaders and country as they do. Instead of condemning our leaders and country, get up and do something about it. Learn the issues, get folks to donate, and CHANGE the world. You have been blessed with a recognizable face and funds. Use what you were blessed with the stop diseases, poverty, the excessive use of natural resources, starvation, increasing spending and taxation, etc. Start by supporting our country, our troops, and hard-working men & women that make this country great. Anyone can put down others. A better person would take their frustration and turn it into support for those that need it.
Just remember “The King’s” words:
In a press conference in 1972, Elvis made his philosophy clear when asked what he thought of war protesters and whether he would refuse to be drafted: “Honey, I’d just soon to keep my own personal views to myself. ‘Cause I’m just an entertainer and I’d rather not say.”
Elvis, you were a smart man.