By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor and Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Recently, Judd Apatow, the executive producer behind HBO’s feminist comedy, GIRLS, and the creator behind such popular raunchy comedies as KNOCKED UP and THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN, attacked rich conservatives for not caring about other people while defending rich liberals in Hollywood because they would change the “system” that lets so much money into politics.
Apatow’s comments came during an interview with Mark Halperin on the Bloomberg Television program WITH ALL DUE RESPECT:
MARK HALPERIN: You’ve been outspoken about money in politics being a bad thing. Does that apply to money, big money, from Hollywood liberals in politics?
JUDD APATOW: Well I just think it’s ridiculous that anybody thinks that rich people care about other people. It’s just as simple as that. Like when the Koch brothers give like a billion dollars for the new election cycle, it isn’t out of a great concern for the masses. So everyone is forced into this game.
HALPERIN: But that applies from your point of view just as much to Hollywood liberals as to the Koch brothers?
APATOW: I think the difference is that Hollywood liberals would be willing to change the entire system if we all would get the money out of it, and I don’t think that conservatives would it.
Apatow’s collectivist claptrap is wrong on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to start.
First off, however, the Koch Brothers give millions of dollars in charity to needy people, including sick and poor people. So, on that comment alone, Apatow is guilty of slandering the reputation of other people, in this example, the Kochs. (1 Corinthians 6:10).
Secondly, multiple studies show that conservatives give more charity than liberals, even though they actually tend to make LESS money. They also are more likely to volunteer their time. Religious conservatives give even more!
Thirdly, 50 years of godless liberal policies and government handouts designed to decrease poverty have actually increased poverty and increased dependency on government handouts while decreasing individual moral responsibility.
Fourth, despite trillions of dollars in federal spending on education since the 1960s, test scores in reading, math, history, science, and literacy are either flat or in decline! Yet, according to the Daily Caller on Jan. 27, 2015, “A study published by the Brookings Institution and Harvard Kennedy School in early January on school choice showed its effects on students over time. It found that minority students who received a school voucher to attend private elementary schools in 1997 were, as of 2013, 10 percent more likely to enroll in college, and 35 percent more likely than their counterparts in public school to receive a college degree” (http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/27/florida-school-voucher-expansion-yielding-results/). Once again, conservative policies seem to be much more compassionate, and more effective, than the big-spending, high-tax, high-regulation policies of rich liberals like Hillary Clinton and her foreign backers.
Finally, Jesus and His apostles certainly favor private charity, and warn greedy rich people of all ideologies, but never do they advocate a welfare state with a bunch of government handouts.
In fact, in 1 Timothy 5:8, Paul says, “If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” Also, Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 “not to be dependent on anybody.” Furthermore, he writes in 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15, that people should work for their own living and not be dependent on others, saying, “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”
Judd Apatow should reject the utopian tyranny of the Radical Left. The Bible gives us the real answers to poverty and political corruption. It rejects socialist tyranny.
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