“Am I being black-listed?” This question, that sent waves of terror throughout the Hollywood community a generation ago, does so again…but for entirely different reasons. The notion of a Hollywood blacklist that once represented a scourge of ‘outing’ actors, writers, directors and producers who had had involvement with the Communist party, now vilifies, sequesters and persecutes a different caste of working American: the Hollywood Conservative.It is terrible that employers won't hire people they think are assholes. There should be some kind of asshole affirmative action.
There are very dire consequences to being in this town, working in this industry – and speaking out against the sort of leftist agenda that is now racing though our government at every level – from city to state to federal. It pisses them off. And unfortunately for those who speak out, they control the gates to the kingdom.
There has been a long-suspected bias in this town against conservatives by what most agree is run primarily by liberals. Progressives, if you will. Those who welcome a move towards socialism that our President is ushering into the nation’s daily playlist of What’s Happening Now? These progressive producers, directors, writers, actors and studio heads all agree on one thing, it seems – This is a brave new world, an Obama world…and those damn Conservatives are just trying to mess things up. In fact, it was Those Conservatives and George Bush who got us into this mess in the first place!
Conservative actors are people too. We just want to work. Buddy, can you spare a cool guest-starring role? I’m joking – and personally I don’t know if I’m on any sort of black-list or not. I tend to equate any sort of success or the lack thereof to my own efforts and past performances, not whether I make my conservative voice heard. But that’s just me.EAT INVISIBLE HAND!