Alec Baldwin and actors who play in areas they should not

Beware of actors with guns. The first to realize this, too
late, was President Abraham Lincoln.

According to the Los Angeles Times, “Hours before actor Alec
Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of ‘Rust’ with a
prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest
working conditions. The camera operators and their assistants were frustrated
by the conditions surrounding the low-budget film, including complaints about
long hours, long commutes and waiting for their paychecks.”

So, actor and the producer of this movie, liberal icon Alec
Baldwin (who complains about the treatment of workers by Trump or corporate
America), does the same or worse to his employees.

The same can be said of Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Epstein and
Matt Lauer. Espouse one thing, then do exactly what you accuse others of doing.
It is a classic case of deflection, and no one does that better than liberal

The key thing to remember about Alec Baldwin and his ilk is
that liberals pretend to protect others from everyone except themselves.

If you believe that these leftist actors, who claim they
support workers’ rights, not smoking and gun control, are genuine, then you
believe this is really the Rolling Stones’ farewell tour.

In every “gritty” movie that wins awards in Hollywood, there
is smoking (it makes their characters gritty and “believable”), guns and
violence. Hollywood and Oscar sweetheart Quentin Tarantino are the kings of
such liberal hypocrisy.

All over the movies and the violent video games the
entertainment industry produces — which must play a big role in mass shootings
by desensitizing young men to violence — are the oily fingerprints of the
liberal Hollywood elite.

Somehow these stars, who are protected by well-armed security
guards but who want to defund the police who protect us, reason that we should
not have our Second Amendment right and that we Southern males are the real
root cause of violence in America. Guns in your hands: bad; guns in their
hands: good.

Back when entertainers were entertaining, Dean Martin said
it best. He was arrested carrying a gun. A reporter asked him if he thought
everyone should have a gun, and he said, “No, in a perfect world, just me.”

The narcissistic Alec Baldwin has left misogynistic and mean
messages on his daughter’s voicemail. He has made anti-Semitic and homophobic
statements while in a rage. He has been thrown off an American Airlines flight
for anger. He yelled at someone who parked in his reserved parking place. The police
were called; I think they charged him with three counts of “being Alec

It might be a sweet irony if Donald Trump played Alec
Baldwin on “Saturday Night Live.” In a case of art imitating life, it would be
funny if Baldwin refused to concede his “presidential” role to Jim Carrey when
Biden was elected. I am surprised that SNL producers chose Carrey to play Biden
when Gary Busey was right there under their noses and available for the asking.

When Obama was president, the left was silent; humor
accelerated its PC death spiral. The rule? You could make fun of a Republican
but not a Democrat. Those of us who wrote humor were silenced for eight years.
While America was fighting radical Islam, we could only tell anti-Christianity
and Jesus jokes. If we told an Obama joke we’d get beheaded.

I actually think Alec Baldwin is a great comedic actor. His
work in 30 Rock and Will and Grace is fantastic.

And in his defense, between post-Trump notoriety for his
work in bashing the president on SNL and being relegated to the low-budget
movie “Rust” that he was doing in New Mexico, Baldwin’s ego has to be deflated.
Then throw in COVID last year, when he had to wear a mask. You know it kills
narcissistic actors when people can’t recognize them on the streets.

All that said, accidents happen. I stand behind Alec Baldwin
on this shooting. There is no way I’d be willing to stand in front of him.

In the wake of the shooting, he might have a hard time in
Hollywood now. It won’t be long before California politicians enact a new law
requiring a 10-day waiting period before a producer can hire Alec Baldwin.

Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning
author, and TV/radio commentator; you can reach him at or Twitter @RonaldHart.

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