Skip to comments.Celebrities And Their Fascination With Socialism
Posted on 12/02/2010 3:55:51 PM PST by Starman417
Gary Cooper Plays the lead in 'Sergeant York' 1941; a role that set the stage persona of a quiet unassuming man overcoming great odds for good to triumph over evil, an identity that made Cooper the most popular box office actor of the 30', 40's, and 50's.
In the movie 'High Noon', Cooper portrays an aging marshal with a young bride, an old nemesis has been released from prison and is arriving by train with his gang to kill him; he must stand to face death alone against all odds, relying on principle and justice, because the town's people and his bride have deserted him. The film has been considered to be one of the most artistic films of all time and one of Cooper's greatest achievements.
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The theme song to 'High Noon'
Do not forsake me O my darlin' On this our wedding day. Do not forsake me O my darlin' Wait, wait along. The noonday train will bring Frank Miller. If I'm a man I must be brave And I must face that deadly killer Or lie a coward, a craven coward, Or lie a coward in my grave. O to be torn 'twixt love and duty! S'posin' I lose my fair-haired beauty! Look at that big hand move along Nearin' high noon.
Celebrities and artists seem to have an overwhelming majority of people who are Socialists and fervent Communist sympathizers, it's undeniable, but it is a reasonable question to ask why? Most of us have theories that are rarely expressed; yet the true reasons might be found in the testimony of an American icon.
Gary Cooper's testimony before the House Panel on un-American Activities:
Several years ago, when communism was more of a social chit-chatter in parties for offices, and so on when communism didn't have the implications that it has now, discussion of communism was more open and I remember hearing statements from some folks to the effect that the communistic system had a great many features that were desirable. It offered the actors and artists in other words, the creative people a special place in government where we would be somewhat immune from the ordinary leveling of income. And as I remember, some actor's name was mentioned to me who had a house in Moscow which was very large he had three cars, and stuff, with his house being quite a bit larger than my house in Beverly Hills at the time and it looked to me like a pretty phony come-on to us in the picture business. From that time on, I could never take any of this pinko mouthing very seriously, because I didn't feel it was on the level.
Was it all a lie? Cooper didn't always live up to the images he portrayed: yet, how many of us would falter at the prospect of beautiful women throwing themselves at us continually, Clara Bow, was hopelessly in love with him as were Lupe Velez, Marlene Dietrich, Carole Lombard, Ingrid Bergman, Tallulah Bankhead, Grace Kelly and Anita Ekberg? Rocky, his wife, from old east coast money, ignored the affairs, but other than the occasional stumble in matters of matrimonial fidelity, Cooper had an excellent reputation as the understated Montana cowboy. What reasons would he have to exaggerate the influence of Communism within the theater world? Why did he refuse to name these Communists? Did he balk at condemning colleagues as Communists?
Unfortunately, the answers to these questions are lost in the myth of Hollywood and the unpopular HUAC hearings; unfortunately, Hollywood now appears deeply immersed in the Socialist movement. Is there a special place among the Elites of a Communist Utopia for celebrities?
Unquestionably, celebrities have influence over a huge segment of the population. It is an inverse equation: they have the most influence with the least erudite among us and the least influence with the more erudite. Thus it is in the interests of the Left to dumb down the public education system and use celebrities as a tool to swing public opinion. At least in Gary Cooper's era, he was willing to swear under oath that they were offered "a special place in government where we would be somewhat immune from the ordinary leveling of income."
Sean Penn the valiant knight for the downtrodden puts his mansion on the market for $15 million.
It offered the actors and artists in other words, the creative people a special place in government where we would be somewhat immune from the ordinary leveling of income. And as I remember, some actor's name was mentioned to me who had a house in Moscow which was very large he had three cars, and stuff, with his house being quite a bit larger than my house in Beverly Hills at the time and it looked to me like a pretty phony come-on to us in the picture business.
How petty and selfish are these celebrities to sell out America for vague promises of a secure place among the Elites of a Communist society? Surely they are for from the altruistic individuals who try to pass themselves off as having higher moral values than the rest of us.
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Useful idiots comes to mind.
I didn’t/don’t like Gary Cooper as an actor...but he is the lead in many of my favorite movies, The Fountainhead, Sargent York and High Noon.
the thought of living in penn’s house gives me the creeps. I wouldn’t live there if they gave it to me. Yuk.
E. G. Robinson and Lloyd Bridges. Two actors duped into brief commie memberships.
Unclear why FloppingAces went after Gary Cooper.
He was a Republican and suffered for his affairs and told A E Hotchner to tell Hemingway on his deathbed that he had found Christ and wanted Hemingway to find Him too. (Ernest evidently could not hear him, he was a pinko sympathizer and shot his own head off a few months after Cooper died.)
Coop was anything but a pinko. He was not fascinated with it, either.
They think it will never impact them.
Perhaps they could learn from Maxim Gorky, but I doubt it.
Regardless, John Wayne was and is the King.
Cooper was right. That’s exactly why these celebrities are all so gung-ho for the likes of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. Their impression is that artistes like themselves would be given a position of honor and will be allowed to keep the mansions, the maids, the private jets, etc. while everyone else lives like a maggot. Now I imagine that many of these celebrities use socialism, communism, and other forms of radicalism as a way to be fashionable and there’s not much more thought put into it. But whether they are just using these ideologies as a chic accessory or whether they are true believers, they still believe they are entitled to the fame, wealth, and all of the trappings of being a star.
These morons don’t realize the reason why popular culture even exists today: greater disposable income and more leisure time for the average American. Without disposable income or leisure time, there’s no Hollywood. Oh sure, these people think they can float on an international market or think that they’ll just make movies off of government subsidies like they do in Europe, but they’re going to be very disappointed in their paydays if that were the case. And that’s not even considering the possibility of government control over content.
Gary Cooper saw it for what it was...a come-on to get rich actors to support the end of capitalism.
Lloyd Bridges and his son Jeff were/are commies and a dope smoker.
Simple answer: they’re too stupid to grasp how stupid they really are.
I liked Gary Cooper movies, but his monotone delivery of lines, and seeming lack of emotion drives me nuts. How he won a Best Actor Oscar is beyond me. Kind of like 0bama winning a Nobel prize.
Robinson said in 1948 “I was duped”. That was about the time he played Johnny Rocco in Key Largo. One of his lines was “They wanted to throw me, Johnny Rocco out of thew country like was was some stinking Red”. At least E.G. found his way. I wasn’t sure about Lloyd. Thanks.
I’m surprised there was not even passing mention for Cooper’s role in Hemingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls.
In that case, and later a Hemingway daughter admitted that the book was written expressly with Cooper in mind, his character was supporting the Spanish “Republican” (communist) forces. The Republicans had the support of the Internationale, as well as Russian Soviet volunteers who were sent there to fight. Americans who went there to fight for the Republicans were for the most part integrated into the “Abraham Lincoln Brigade”, which would have made Lincoln wince.
And while the nationalists were indeed Fascists, and supported by the Nazis, who even provided the “Blue Division” to back them up, those who supported the Republicans were usually “fellow travelers.”
That is, Cooper’s character, though not portrayed as such, would likely have been an American communist.
Lloyd Bridges. I am so disappointed with him. He actually said “I wish there was a global government so there would be no problems with war”. His “global goverment” would have taken his millions, and his house, maybe even his kids, to make things “fair” for the global poor.
UseLESS idiots, more like.
It’s not just actors and artists who are liberals. The majority of individuals in other creative disciplines also lean to the left. That’s certainly true in the ad business, where I work. It frustrates and saddens me how people who are otherwise very bright and caring turn into raving idiots when it comes to discussing politics.
Why do creatives embrace liberalism? I think it’s because to be considered creative you have to stand out against conventional thinking. Being right or wrong doesn’t matter; being different is what counts.
I don’t think it’s accurate to say that many in Hollywood have a love affair with socialism. Rather, they have a hatred of mainstream America, and embrace those who would challenge or degrade it - first the Soviet Union, and then Castro and Chavez.
If they really believed in Communism and socialism then they wouldn’t mind being paid on a scale of how much they help people and how dangerous their job is.
Why should celebs make more than fire fighters or teachers?
They certainly don’t put their lives on the line to save lives or educate children.
What they do is on little consequence if you look at the bigger picture.
I think they should be willing to turn all but about 50,000 a year over to the government so that we can afford to give soldiers and public servants a raise and help the poor find affordable housing so they don’t need to live in the streets.
Trouble is they want you and I to give most of what we make to the government while they keep most all they make. They are narrsistic elitists that believe they are above the law.
Solzhenitsyn relates a terrible story about Gorky's visit to the communist death camp at Solovki soon after Stalin had bribed him back from Italy. While visiting the camp, which had been intricately prepared for Gorky's visit by having all traces of its horrors well hidden, a young boy ran over to Gorky and begged him to listen to his story. Gorky took the boy aside and listened while the young boy related the horrors that went on every night at the camp. Gorky departed the island with tears in his eyes and proceeded to Moscow where he wrote a glowing article about the wonders of the new soviet penal system which was working wonders among the happy inmates of Solovki. Even before Gorky boarded the boat to leave the island the young boy was murdered by the camp commandant.
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