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Please Don’t Vote for Donald Trump

This isn’t a political blog, so I usually eschew politics. But, the Oscars1 are over and today is Super Tuesday, so that’s all anyone is talking about in the office.

No, that’s MONDAY nights…

I’m not going to write about policies or issues, since I don’t know enough to intelligently debate such things. What I do know is celebrities.

I don’t mean I know about celebrities. I mean, I know them, personally. I work with them every day, and have for several years now. I’ve seen them at their best, I’ve seen them at their worst, and most importantly, I’ve seen them as their average, everyday, normal selves. I wouldn’t trust most of them with a butter knife, much less command of the US armed forces.

Yes, they’re human beings, and thus have individual virtues and vices. I’m talking broadly here.

Once you reach a certain level of fame, pretty much everyone2 loses touch with reality. Everyone and everything around them caters to their every whim. It’s like being an infant, if infants liked cocaine and hookers.3

This tends to leave them rather thin-skinned when someone outside of their circle actually criticizes them. Which leads us to Mr. Trump.

It’s one thing for a celebrity to start a stupid Twitter feud, but do you really want the leader of the free world getting into fights with the pope?

I look back on the various stars of stage, screen, and shitty reality shows that I’ve known, and try to imagine what they’d be like in command of the full might of the American military….

NOPE.

He is dangerous. Not “He’s going to take our guns” or “He’s going to install a theocracy” kind of “dangerous” that exists only in your head. I mean, he might legitimately start a war with Russia because Putin said something untoward. Which, you know, he probably will.

Most people who read this blog probably weren’t going to support Donald Trump anyway, for reasons of their own. That’s great; anything that keeps him out of the Oval Office is fine by me.

But if you like his policies and stances, please, please, please, consider one of the other candidates that you might also agree with. Literally anyone would be a better choice.4

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  1. How did Mad Max lose???
  2. I’m sure there are exceptions, but I haven’t met them.
  3. Please don’t give cocaine or hookers to babies.
  4. Okay, not literally anyone. There’s probably some mass murderers or serial rapists I’d put below Trump.
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7 Responses

  1. I doubt anybody smart enough to read this blog is dumb enough to vote for Trump… but then I’ve been wrong before. As for Mad Max — it won more Oscars than any other movie, so I don’t think George Miller is crying in his Foster’s right now…

  2. Hey!
    Haven’t written you in ages.

    I’m curious as to how your audience will respond to this.
    Will be totally surprised if your followers don’t get pissed.
    Also as someone who works on set — screw the oscars — #filmsetssowhite but I’m sure you know how conservative, racist, hillbilly and white trailer park trash the majority of film sets are and youre saying the general consensus amongst them is NOT that Adolf Trump will make America white — I mean great again?

    1. Once upon a time, Hollywood was as racist an environment as any in the US, but that was then. We’ve all had our own experiences in the industry (and yours seem to have been very different than mine), but although I’ve run into my share of “conservative, racist, hillbilly and white trailer park trash” attitudes over four decades of working on set, those certainly didn’t make up “the majority.” That there hasn’t been a flood of snarky comments responding to this post from enraged Trumpsters argues against the picture you paint of life on set. That said, I’m basing this on my experiences in Hollywood — things may be very different elsewhere — and as always, your mileage may vary… but things are getting better in this regard. That progress comes slowly, haltingly, and with the occasional one-step-forward, two-steps-back — but it’s happening. We are moving forward. Not fast enough, of course, but forward nevertheless.

  3. Yeah…every celebrity and/or politician is out of touch with reality. I don’t like or trust any of these fools.

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