Politics is downstream of the culture.
When I talk about a national divorce, it’s not just politics, it’s the totality of the cultural divide in America.
If we had a more common culture, and only disagreed about the minutiae of governance, I wouldn’t feel this way.
But we don’t.
Take California and Georgia for instance.
Georgia is now the the No. 1 filming location in the world, with $9.5 billion in economic impact from it. Taxes and regulations in California are just too high, so while the studios are there, the work is done elsewhere.
Georgia just elected a Republican as Governor and majority state legislature.
That is the will of the people of Georgia.
The state government is pushing a bill to restrict abortion to six weeks or earlier. Like it or hate it, this is the result of the Georgia election. If it is not what the people of Georgia want, the Republicans will lose the next round of elections and the new Democrat governor and legislature will change the law. That is the way the process has worked in America for various topics for more than two centuries.
Now, the Hollywood elite want to crush the Georgia film industry because of this abortion bill.
More than 80 actors and creators have signed on to tell @BrianKempGA that #HB481IsBadForBusiness in #Georga. Thank you @billprady, @billybaldwin, @robertsemma, @rileykeough, @evanrachelwood, @MsSarahPaulson, @emmyrossum, @jes_chastain, @arielwinter1, @stevekazee, & @juddapatow pic.twitter.com/rB31ck6IZf
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 30, 2019
Let that sink in.
The multi-millionaire Hollywood celebrity glitterati want to hurt the working class of the film industry – grips and set workers, stunt men, and prop artists who live in Georgia, not the stars who live in Malibu – because Georgia doesn’t support murdering unborn children.
These people drove the film industry out of California by supporting insane tax and spend policies, now they want to kill it in another state because of abortion.
And you wonder why I frequently refer to the French Revolution.
Here is the super-wealthy elite in one state trying to ruin the lives of working class people in another state, on the other side of the country because they, the elite, think they know better.
Of course, the irony here is that many of the people in the Georgia film industry are Left leaning so it’s Radical Lefties hurting mostly other Lefties.
This is such incredible hubris it is hard to behold.
I wonder how the people of Georgia would take to Hollywood harming $9.5 billion of their economy.
Do you honestly think they will say “you are right, we will allow partial birth abortion if you just start filming here again.”
Or would they start fantasizing about erecting the guillotine to use against the Red Carpet interlopers?