The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Good on ya

I have on numerous occasions pointed out a distinctly Left-leaning (often irrational and blatantly anti-Western) tilt to the opinions of and art produced by the Hollywood glitterati.

It is therefore encouraging to hear that 84 Hollywood celebrities, including Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt took out a full page ad in The LA Times that stated (reported in the Sydney [Australia] Morning Herald :
"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hizbollah and Hamas," the ad reads.

"If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die.

"We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."

It’s interesting that a report about the ad comes out of an Australian newspaper. The US MSM has remained predictably quiet. Because it doesn’t fit their narrative concerning Hamas and Hizballah - oppressed freedom fighters who will certainly make nicey-nice if the thuggish Israelis would simply make a sufficient number of concessions (read: disappear). I suspect Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn (among many others in la-la land would have no trouble with that characterization.

But apparently others in Hollywood disagree. And that's a good thing. To all 84 Hollywood signatories, I’ll use an Australian phrase – “Good on ya.”