Celebrities bother me. They get too much money and too much publicity for something I could do a better job at anyway. (At least let me think so.) However, at the very root of my annoyance right now are so-called "politically-oriented" movie and rock stars. They are too ignorant to keep up with someone BESIDE themselves, yet they still insist on sharing their liberal opinions with everyone.
So, obviously, I am outraged at the number of anti-war celebrities. They take advantage of their publicity and draw in mass audiences to agree with them, no matter what the facts may be.
Sheryl Crow wore a shirt to the American Music Awards that said, "War is not the answer." If I were to wear a shirt like that, on the back I would put a number of reasonable solutions and alternatives. She, of course, didn't. (Probably because there ISN'T another reasonable solution or alternative.) And her fans were drawn into thinking uninformed thoughts similar to hers. After all, she's famous. She MUST know what she's talking about. Otherwise she wouldn't say it. Right?
Then you have the hypocrites, like Fred Durst. His lyrics in "Break Stuff" are so bad; I don't even want to look at them. He glorifies violence and drugs, yet also says he wants more peace in the world and wants the war to be over as soon as possible. BAH. I agree with Richard Johnson when he says Fred Durst is "too stupid to even know what Iraq is."
Some, like George Michael and System of a Down, have made videos concerning their anti-war opinions. If I recall correctly, Michael isn't even American. So I hardly think he's justified to hold such a strong opinion when he can't even keep his pants up. The members of System of a Down claim they don't want people to die. Neither do I. I'm not sitting here thinking, "Gee, now that the war with Iraq has started, I wonder what country we should attack next! OOOH! How about France?" *cough* Well, maybe not exactly that. However, they fail to point out that Saddam Hussein attacks his own people and has killed more of them than we could in this war.
I have talked to an Iraqi online. He told me that he, along with most of his country, wanted this war. Hussein killed his father two years ago. He says that Iraqis love President Bush, and that most anti-war protests there are staged. He also quotes, "I would rather die in a free country than live as a tortured citizen."
Of course, you won't hear any of this from Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, or Barbara Streisand.
As a concession, I will say that Tom Cruise has expressed his pro-war status. And I'm not exactly fond of him either. He, also, is perhaps one fry short of a Happy Meal, but at least he isn't missing the whole burger.
I ask that you pray for our president and for the brave men and women fighting in our army. May God bless you and yours.