Two more people have shown how difficult it is for anyone in show business to voice a non-leftist opinion. Actress Stacey Dash made news by publicly renouncing her support of President Trump, saying she’d had a change of heart after the violence in the Capitol in January.
(Sidenote: this story repeats some treasured misconceptions of the left, such as the implication that Trump said there were “very fine people” on the side of neo-Nazis in Charlottesville and that five people were killed in the Capitol riot – actually, three people in the vicinity died of natural causes, Officer Brian Sicknick died later that night of so-far unreported causes, and the only known violent death came when an unarmed Trump supporter was shot by a Capitol police officer.)
Ms. Dash may have had a genuine change of heart, and she has that right. But I hope she isn’t just yielding to pressure and the endless spiteful vitriol from the left. Apologies for your principles only signal weakness and encourage them to spew more hate. They act like this for the same reason that the scorpion stung the frog that was giving it a ride across the river: it’s in their nature.
She mentions that she hopes to star in a superhero movie. I wish her luck, but if I doubt that will ever happen. She still sounds like she’s trying to be fair and reasonable, and only if she fully betrays her conservative principles and starts cursing Trump and spewing leftist garbage will she become enough of an asset for Hollywood to take her back in.
Meanwhile, Winston Marshall, guitarist for Mumford & Sons, is stepping down from the band to “examine my blindspots,” as he said in a groveling apology after the woke mob came after him for the crime of reading a book they hate and recommending it. It’s “Unmasked,” conservative journalist Andy Ngo’s expose of Antifa. In a jaw-dropping irony, Marshall said he now realizes how his “endorsements have the potential to be viewed as approvals of hateful, divisive behavior.”
Hateful, divisive behavior like punching, kicking, threatening and throwing unidentified substances on Andy Ngo, the way the poor maligned little dears in Antifa have, in retaliation for him daring to cover their activities, which include rioting, assaulting cops and setting buildings on fire?
At the risk of never being asked to join Mumford & Sons, here’s where you can go to learn more and to order “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”