Ahhh, celebrities. You never know what you’re gonna get. Sometimes it’s the second-chanced, humble faith of Mark Walhberg (see here); from time to time, you find the political sharpness of James Woods (read here). But other times, we’re talkin’ a reeeal boogerfest.
This article picks a winner.
I challenge you to watch Dumb and Dumber and escape the clutches of Jim Carrey. It’s virtually impossible not to laugh.
It may be for that reason that Carrey’s now scootered on in to the frigid town of uninformed political posturing: wanting to try something different, he’s chosen to make it impossible for us not to wince.
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.”
Firstly, what happens to actors? What leads someone to the inexplicable thought process of, “I can stand on X’s and speak syllables I read and memorized; when people film me and project it onto a big white wall, it looks good; holy cow — I think I have the political genius to solve the world’s problems!”
Whatever the cause, another one bites the dust. The man who played Lloyd Christmas wants to bring Joy to the World by way of a destructive and evil system.
As reported (and translated) by Breibart, one victim of that political travesty — Venezuela’s Laureano Márquez — isn’t having it.
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 savvy, he made an attempt at a dazzling point:
“You shouldn’t have to lose your home because your mother got sick.”
And then there was this mastery of logic, which brought the house down:
“I keep hearing this, ‘Canadians are so nice.’ Canadians are so nice. They can be nice, because they have healthcare.”
In a way, it makes sense that Jim Carrey is now on the side of socialism; before, he was the opposite of Adolf Hitler’s preferred form of hundred-million-casualty oppression: funny.
Don’t laugh, but James Eugene Carrey is worth $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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