Monday, March 16, 2015

Dirk Benedict: On Politics

"...Playing Starbuck didn't help my career one bit. Quite the opposite - suddenly I was known as this politically incorrect guy and that spilled over to real life. It was the same with The A-Team.... We never got invited to any Hollywood parties. It was because we were from 'that show.' This was during the Reagan era and Mr. T played Santa at the Whitehouse for two Christmases in a row. He was the only black man I know who voted Republican. We were all conservatives on that show, which was unusual for Hollywood. At parties liberals would come up to me and they would whisper, 'I watch Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team.' But they didn't want anybody to hear them say it."

"There is so much political correctness now. I want to keep government out of people's lives. I don't vote Democrat. They want you to get a free house, free car, free college education, free healthcare - oh no, you don't need to pay for any of that. Ridiculous!"

-Dirk Benedict, SciFiNow #25 (p. 47-48)-

Like the series Battlestar Galactica itself, Benedict is a classic and one of the real minority in Hollywood with the right idea. It couldn't be more fitting. What a mess.





2 comments:

El Vox said...

The socialism of the left is a big over simplification, and just more Fox News rhetoric that clouds issues for people that are followers of the right wing. The same for the paranoia they spin about gun control, the liberal media, climate change having no science behind it, and so forth. For me once you start spinning so may false ideas, everything they say is suspicious (BS).

I ran into two pretty good YT videos, Four Horsemen: https://youtu.be/5fbvquHSPJU

and: 3 Myths: https://youtu.be/5PaLxOkjvJE

Sci-Fi Fanatic said...

Unfortunately there are a great many problems and too many to be discussed here.

We probably see things quite differently on this point.