This story is a prime example of the hypocrisy of the left wing in this country. It seems that among the acting community, you almost have to be a card-carrying ‘liberal’ (‘liberal’ being a code word for Marxist/Socialist) if you want to keep your job. Sadly, this was not the case for actress/singer/ song writer Maria Conchita Alonso. She is the Cuban born Venezuelan raised entertainer who was fired (excuse me, I meant she “voluntarily resigned”) from her job in the San Francisco production of the Vagina Monologues. It seems her fellow actors and the production staff didn’t like it when she appeared in a campaign video for California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly, a Republican, who is also a Tea Party member.
Rick Ungar writes at Forbes:
“The action has resulted in charges of liberal hypocrisy, bullying, McCarthyistic tactics or worse rolling off the tongues and pens of the conservative blogosphere and TV chattering class as if this is proof positive that liberals only pretend to welcome divergent points of view while conservatives are all too willing to treat opposing viewpoints with the respect they deserve.”
Well, it is “proof positive!” Even though there are those who we do not agree with, we do respect their right of opinion that differs from ours. We may not like it and strongly disagree, but that is true tolerance.
Here is the video that has raised all the controversy :
Maria Conchita Alonso is an outspoken critic of Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, whom she has described as a “dictator” like “Hitler,” and those who vote and support him as “terrorists.” She has appeared on various Fox News programs such as Hannity, Hannity and Colmes, and The O’Reilly Factor. It’s no wonder she has gotten into a well-publicized screaming match with actor Sean Penn. We all know how Sean Penn has praised both Castro and the now dead Chavez and his open contempt for America, which I frankly do not understand since he’s made millions as an actor here. Well, that’s gratitude for you.
It seems a shame that because Maria Conchita Alonso loves this country so much, and as an immigrant understands the whole concept of freedom, that she has to be subjected to this kind of treatment from those who are supposed to be the ones who call themselves “tolerant.” Being an immigrant and a woman, one would think even the liberals would have stood up for her since it’s the Republicans who are supposedly waging a “War on Women.” However, that’s only if you’re a “liberal woman,” I guess.
Well this is another example of the oh-so tolerant left; tolerant only if you totally agree with them that is.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.