Ahhh, celebrities. You never know what you’re gonna get. Sometimes it’s a waxing on life and love; other times, it’s a whoooole lotta politics.
I challenge you to watch Dumb and Dumber and escape the clutches of Jim Carrey. It’s virtually impossible not to laugh.
Taking a break from comedy, as of late, Carrey’s scootered on in to the frigid town of political posturing.
As recently covered by RedState’s T.LaDuke, on Friday, Jim joined the panel of Real Time with Bill Maher. During one segment, the monumentally rich actor voiced his endorsement of socialism:
“I grew up in Canada, okay? We have socialized medicine. … I’m here to tell you that this bullsh*t line that you get on all the political shows from people is that it’s a failure … It is not a failure in Canada. I never waited for something in my life, I chose my own doctors, my mother never paid for a prescription. It was fantastic.”
Jim noted America’s absolute imperative:
“We have to say ‘Yes’ to socialism — to the word and everything. We have to stop apologizing.”
As reported (and translated) by Breibart, one victim of that tragic economic system — Venezuela’s Laureano Márquez — is voicing his convictions regarding Jim’s promotion.
Writing for his country’s Runrunes, Márquez notes an intriguing Tinseltown paradigm:
“Sometimes it seems that Hollywood stars’ inability to understand politics is directly proportional to their on-screen talent. Reagan was always a very untalented actor, thank God.”
Laureano insists Jim is using a naive definition of “socialism”:
“[Carrey thinks socialism] is a word that sounds pretty…the antithesis of selfishness, synonym of concern for others, equal distribution of riches, support for the weakest and their needs, health and education for everyone, etc.”
Márquez then points to the actual realities of the system in which business ownership goes the way of the dodo bird:
“[Dictators such as Venezuela’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, employ the word ‘socialism’ to] hide deep threats…against…a purely intolerant and hardcore authoritiarianism, if not an outright dictatorship.”
Laureano explains that Maduro’s tight-knit group controls the modicum of wealth in Venezuela, while the populace eats out of garbage cans.
Despite Ace Ventura’s insistence that we must learn to love it, Márquez asserts the S-word is worth hating:
“In Venezuela, we have grown to hate the word socialism, it represents oppression against the people, the destruction of a flourishing nation, and the desperation of its citizens.”
During Carrey’s televised illustration of his political views, he made a point about medicine:
“You shouldn’t have to lose your home because your mother got sick.”
This got some awesome applause:
“I keep hearing this, ‘Canadians are so nice.’ Canadians are so nice. They can be nice, because they have healthcare.”
He’s certainly right — Canadians are nice.
So are many Americans, and so is a system which allowed Jim to earn $150 million.
Thank you for reading! What do you think about Jim Carrey’s presence in entertainment these days? And what are you favorite movies of his? Mine are Dumb and Dumber, The Cable Guy, and Me, Myself & Irene. Sound off in the Comments section below.
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