Making a PSA is like buying indulgences, or as they’ve become known, “carbon credits.” If you spout the proper leftist bromides, then you can go back to doing whatever you feel like doing, conscience clear.
That’s why we have things like Demand a Plan:
What would America do without our entertainers who are brave enough to furrow their brows, stare into a camera, and take a stand against murder?
If it feels like there’s something missing in that ad, the following remix fills in the blanks.
WARNING: FULLY APPROPRIATE PROFANITIES AHEAD
The point isn’t that these celebrities make anybody kill people, anymore than guns make anybody kill people. Murderers are responsible for their own choices. The point is this: If these wonderful, caring showbiz folk think they’re influential enough that making such a PSA will change anybody’s behavior, why don’t they think their movies and TV shows and videogames and everything else will influence anybody’s behavior?
Simple. Because they don’t really believe what they’re saying. They just know they’re supposed to say it. Making PSAs like this, scolding you for the actions of madmen who won’t be stopped by all the laws in the world, eases their guilt about the things they’ve done to earn their fame and fortune.
It’s not about you, America. It’s about them.
(Hat tip: Hot Air)