Topic: Liberal Fascism
Breaking News: Julianne Moore doesn’t believe in God—but she does believe in gun control.
Moore’s positions on these issues are being ballyhooed by the Hollywood Reporter on the theory that since the actress is an Oscar favorite her opinions matter. Maybe so, though I doubt it—but what cannot be doubted is that her opinions are one-hundred-percent predictable. To disbelieve in God is so edgy, don’t you know, and to scorn the bitter clingers is to strike such a fashionable pose. Just by looking at the photos accompanying the article you can tell that Moore supports gay marriage, abortion on demand, free community college for all, Barack Obama and—ugh!—admires the novels of Margaret Atwood.
Whenever I hear or read of some celeb—Ben Stiller, say, or Susan Sarandon—bloviating about God, guns, Islam, etc.—I’m reminded afresh of the burned bridges between Tinseltown and Flyover Country USA. This is why the film industry has such a hard time with certain subject matter. One of the reasons why American Sniper attracted so much attention is that it’s so atypical of the contemporary American war movie. It’s not that Hollywood can’t portray the American warrior as a hero and the armed forces as a noble band of brother and sisters. But that’s not the industry’s default setting, so when it produces something like American Sniper considerable angst ensues.
You will not be surprised to learn that Julianne Moore is on Twitter, where she airs her views on gun control and other issues. She professes to be shocked by the negative feedback she receives on that particular issue: “I get more reactions on Twitter about gun safety than anything else. mI don't understand how we're threatening the Second Amendment because we're talking about gun safety rules.” Well, of course she doesn’t understand why gun-owning Americans would object to the activities of gun grabbers like Everytown for Gun Safety, a group for whom Moore serves as a celebrity spokesperson.
But here’s what I don’t understand: why this person—a mere actress!—thinks that people actually care what she thinks about gun control, climate change, etc. Anything is possible, I guess, but it seems to me unlikely that anyone would ever say, “I saw this tweet from Julianne Moore today and it really changed my views on gun control…”