Two stories that caught my eye earlier in the week point out two of the basic problems with the Left. First is their overly emotional view of the world. Consider my first question Is Matt Damon REALLY that stupid?
Apparently so, he is starring in a movie that portrays American oil and gas companies as greedy, and evil. Now that is pretty typical of a Liberal Hollywood star, but the funny part is who financed the film
A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.
The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Land’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.
While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Landwas also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backingPromised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.
And there you are, Damon is so eager to bash evil oil companies that he will star in a film bashing said oil and gas companies, even if that film is funded by a nation built on OIL! If Damon has his view on drilling or fracking, or the environment fine, but shouldn’t he be expected to THINK about who is paying for his movie?
Now on to Jay-Z and some stunning remarks he recently made.
Jay-Z recently revealed his conservative leanings. While he was promoting the NBA 2K13 game at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan last night, he offered his philosophy on politics and voiced his support for small government.
While the Brooklyn rapper is a high profile endorser of President Obama, he’s no fan of Washington.
“I don’t even like the word politics,” Jay-Z told MTV News. ”It implies something underhanded and I think we need less government.”
Despite his support for the President, Jay-Z’s “less government” viewpoint is more in line with Obama’s opponents on the right, such as Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who also calls for smaller government. But his stance on smaller government aside, Jay-Z is all in for the president’s re-election.
“I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever,” he said. “To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that.”
Identity politics! How sad. Here is a successful guy that will vote against his own interest, and his own ideology, because he thinks skin color matters more. These two stories lay bare the vacuous nature of Liberalism. Everything is predicated on emotions, not thinking. Matt Damon wants so badly to bash big oil companies that he will make a film bankrolled by a nation built entirely on big oil profits. Jay-Z will disregard intellectual arguments about who to vote for and vote for skin color instead.