boeingnut
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Why Do Stars Get Credibility In Politics?

Mon Dec 16, 2002 9:59 pm

Continuation and branch off from the Sean Penn thread:

(rant)

Okey, Mr. Penn went to Iraq to speak out against the potential war. Now, I am all for free speech, and a person's right to express themselves. But I think that a person should stick to topics which they are either heavily involved in, or have done extensive research into.

Why do all these movie stars, who are little more than pretty faces, think that their opinion should matter in the international arena? How much in depth investigation has Mr. Penn done into this? How much trust should we place in him, and all other movie star activists, over well versed individuals who have spent years studying international relations and geopolitics?

I just think that they should stick with what they are good at, and stop campaigning for the cause of the moment

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RE: Why Do Stars Get Credibility In Politics?

Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:23 pm

Stars get/have credibility, because of the inability of people as a whole to decipher the fact that becomes one makes movies, and is in the so called spotlight, does not make them any smarter or more in the know on world issues that a homeless person on the street. Not everyone is like this, like myself, but the majority of people are "starstruck", and because they see these people on T.V., in the movies, on Entertainment Tonight going into Rehab for the 42nd time, they think the must be all knowledgable. There are reasons why these people are "actors", and not making world decisions that actually mean something.
 
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RE: Why Do Stars Get Credibility In Politics?

Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:25 pm

(cough) Ronald Reagan?.....(looks skyward)
 
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RE: Why Do Stars Get Credibility In Politics?

Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:31 pm

I think its sad, I find about all of them very stupid. However, the media continues to give them air time, if they would stop, people like bono would not be a pain is the arzz like he is.
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boeingnut
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RE: Why Do Stars Get Credibility In Politics?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 4:02 am

Not to defend Reagan (he had his ups and downs, but that is another thread), he started off by becoming very involved in the actors' union, and that inevitably led to local politics, and he worked his way up the ladder from there. At least he made a semilegitimate progression
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RE: Why Do Stars Get Credibility In Politics?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 4:10 am

I think what happens for stars is that they use their own influence to attract attention to the things that they believe. I remember Sting talking about it, and that it is a big responsibility. He has millions of fans all over the world, and if he says the rainforest is a problem, then millions of his fans believe him. I suppose it is no different to us debating politics on here, we try to convince others to see our way, and we use our influence with each other to try and manipulate the opinion.

Like any story, there are clearly many sides, Sean Penn is right in that why should he reply soly on the US media for his opinions, and he couldnt silence his moral responsibility to look further, but do you think that the IRAQIS are going to say to Sean Penn, "Well the reason that the whole country is starving isnt so much to do with the fact that their are sanctions, it is a lot to do with the fact that we are a military dictatorship, and we don't spend the money on our people, we spend it 4.5 billion at a time on getting 12 cabinet member safe passage into Libya"

They also don't say that "the sanctions could end right away if we did what we agreed to do at the end of the gulf war"

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RE: Why Do Stars Get Credibility In Politics?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 4:30 am

I'll spare you some embarassment. What credibility does these following idiots have?
just think that they should stick with what they are good at, and stop campaigning for the cause of the moment






Arnold.



Damn Bastard!  Pissed



Shannon Daugherty. (B!TCH)


Michael J. Fox Some level of respect. It's too bad he has Parkinsons Disease at such a young age



Bruce Willis


Ted Nugent small degree of respect



Charlton Heston
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