Celine Dion proves the wisdom of ignoring celebrities
There's been a bit of attention paid to Celine Dion's silly and tearful appearance on Larry King live the other night.
You can see CNN's description of Celine's blathering at:
Left-leaning CNN tries to make her sound as good as possible by describing her fairly reasonable statements that "fresh drinking water is more meaningful than her cash" and her "stinging criticism of the federal response."
The "real" Celine begins to emerge in the next paragraph where she is quoted: "How can it be so easy to send planes in another country to kill everybody in a second and destroy lives? We need to serve our country." Not only does she begin to exhibit the left's obsession with Iraq...which has less than nothing to do with New Orleans, but I wonder what country she's talking about serving since she's Canadian.
Yet all this pales in comparison to the part of her performance which the CNN reporter wisely doesn't quote in his coverage. You can see the video footage of her rantings by clicking HERE.
Here's what she said that I found so incredible, as transcribed by me:
"You know, some people are stealing and they're making a big deal out of it. Oh, 'they're stealing 20 pairs of jeans' or 'they're stealing television sets'. Who cares?!? They're not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor...some of the people who do that they're so poor...they've never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once!"
Celine, are you serious? If Mao or Marx had a spoiled brat of a daughter, that's exactly what she would sound like (notwithstanding the Quebec accent instead of Beijing or Berlin.)
According to Celine, it's OK to steal because A) you can't take it too far, and B) you really want that piece of (someone else's) property. Hmmmm.
Before I sound too evil and cynical, let me say that much of Celine's talk with Larry was heartfelt and sincere. But as Celine herself says during the interview, she's "thinking with her heart" not "speaking with her brain." (Excellent multiply-mixed metaphors.) She's right that people in New Orleans care more about drinking water than her million dollar check (which she and Larry King mentioned a half-dozen times). She's right that it's a sad situation which has probably been made worse by government ineptitude (Federal, State and Local). But she's not right that just because we can fly fighters in Iraq it means it's easy to land helicopters in New Orleans. And she's certainly not right that we should forgive, much less condone, looting.
Celine Dion is another example of why we should not care what celebrities think about politics, current events, or anything of actual importance. From Sean Penn to Susan Sarandon to Celine Dion, they continually express positions which could only be formed in the complete absence of both information and common sense.
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