Once again the Beautiful People of Hollywood are threatening the United States with their own self imposed deportation to various destinations around the globe. If indeed, America has been so unjust to your collective artistic spirits and has caused some metaphysical transformation within your human ontology, feel free to cue up to the boarding gates. I am quite sure other countries will be more than happy to take income taxes from all of you.
When you leave the United States, please be clear with your sound reasoning and judgements that urgently necessitate expatriation from the United States. Perhaps you were in some manner or form hindered from making an honest living. Maybe your human rights were violated. Might it be because the United States capped your income at some outrageously low wage per hour, maybe the State of California’s minimum wage. Is that the reason you are leaving? Wow, imagine the rest of American society that goes to work every day in order to pay their bills, buy food and have a safe place to live and sleep. Are you the Beautiful People part of that sector of American society that struggles to exist?
Most of the people that purchase tickets to your movies, make sacrifices to purchase the latest CD or download of your tunes from Apple are the people that have reasons to complain. The Glitterati of the United States that are threatening to leave the country if a republican candidate wins the Oval Office forget the essential principles on which our United States are founded. Perhaps a quote from the manuscript that brought all of you your successful careers might jog your memories:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Ex. Preamble of the United States Constitution
Remember to the Beautiful People, the Glitterati and all of us, our American Republic is not a political exercise in self gratification. It is a living example of our collective determination to establish a country that DEMANDS and indeed REQUIRES participation from all of us in preserving the perpetual effects from that little skirmish we affectionately call, The American Revolution.
In order to codify and enable the nascent American Republic a chance of survival the United States Constitution was written and ratified to ensure that the principles outlined in the preamble of this august work were diligently and faithfully followed. The American Constitution is considered as the global example of a declaration of human rights and liberties that has been emulated ever since its ratification. The Charter of the United Nations, relied on the United States Constitution, the establishment of N.A.T.O., and the reestablishment of democracies after the Second World War relied on it as the template for government and the norms for their societies.
If indeed, the Beautiful People, Glitterati et al., wish to turn their backs on the American electoral process and the peaceful transition of political power, the likes of which the world has only known since the American Revolution, then please …exit stage left.
It is no longer of Liberals versus Conservatives, environmentalists against developers. It is quintessentially about this: Do you believe in the American expression of human rights and values as defined by the United States Constitution as our moral and ethical compass with which we navigate?
If you answered, “No,” to this question. It really is time for you, regardless of race, creed, color or profession to….
leave on a jet plane!