We hold these truths to be self evident. All men are created equal (suck it, Justin Trudeau). Bourbon is the nectar of the gods. And Bill Murray is simply one of the greatest living Americans.
Murray is not famous for speaking out on politics. Outside of his hysterical Steve Bannon impersonation. But it’s 2018 and it’s not acceptable to not talk politics anymore. Just ask Taylor Swift. It’s not surprising that during an interview on CNBC, they had to ask, “American politics…Amirite?” What’s surprising was Bill’s incredibly sensible answer.
Though this part about idenity politics will have #MugClub yelling, “THAT’S THE FACT, JACK!” While leftists cross the streams.
My friend who’s a great comedy writer, Jim Downey, he’s accused of being a “right wing” comedy writer. If there is such a thing. He says, “No, I just think the way Democrats handle things is poor.” The way they try to pick out little pieces of the population [Hispanic, LGBT, etc.] and they’re not speaking to everyone at once. It’s almost demeaning to say “I’m choosing you because you’re splintered group or a certain minority group.”
There’s a resentment that you’re separated, again, by a politician, “You’re my people. I’m in control of you.” Instead of thinking that each citizen has a right to be respected as a citizen under the laws of the country.
Can’t say it any better than that. To paraphrase Wu Tang, that’s Bill “Groundhogs Day, Ghostbusting ass” Murray.
Seriously though, it is refreshing to hear a celeb talk a little sense for once. I think the left going uber left and older celebrities not having any more f***s left to give has something to do with it. That’s not to say they’re all closet conservatives. I’ll bet the jar of ectoplasm I’ve been saving that Murray is hardly a fan of the current president. But finally, some people in show business are being more intellectually honest than they’ve traditionally been.
So, thank you Bill Murray. May you receive total consciousness. Which is nice.