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PJ Media encourages you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY.

The 'Right' To Be Creative

Starting a record company has never been easier. So why aren't we seeing companies cater to rock, jazz, and folk musicians who don't skew to the left? In fact, we need lots more companies in all fields of creative endeavor. If you think Ted Nugent is a bad example of a conservative entertainer, then establish a record company and harvest new talent that is more to your liking. Most journos would agree about Ted. They are unable to praise Nugent without having a go at his politics and "hobbies."

The right has to stop believing that for a creative type it's necessary to suffer in the harsh sea of the left-leaning entertainment world. We need to go out and find the next generation of musicians, writers, and actors. Help them make a living and then others will see that it's okay to be creative and a conservative.

Let me leave you with this thought. What do you think the chances of Mickey Rourke winning the Best Actor Oscar for The Wrestler would have been if he hadn't made this outburst in the UK press defending Bush:

I don't give a f**k who's in office, Bush or whoever, there is no simple solution to this problem... I'm not one of those who blames Bush for everything. This s**t between Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn't it.

The people I know who know about this sort of thing said Rourke was a shoe-in for the award until he said those few words. So should conservatives  condemn the man for his statements that might in fact hurt his career or laud him for being honest?

"Right" doesn't mean no imagination or creative talent. What it does mean is that as things currently stand, those creative types will be ostracized by publishing houses, Hollywood, and other creative careers. So stop bemoaning the fact that there are not more creative types who are keen to be seen as conservatives. Start by supporting the ones you do know and help them with their careers. The left has managed to do so. Why oh why can't we?