Snowflakes Under Attack: Conservative Celebrity’s Pitch for ‘No Safe Spaces,’ the Movie

Snowflakes Under Attack: Conservative Celebrity’s Pitch for ‘No Safe Spaces,’ the Movie

Snowflakes Under Attack: Conservative Celebrity’s Pitch for ‘No Safe Spaces,’ the Movie

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Conservative comedian and talk show host Adam Carolla has teamed up with conservative radio show host and author Dennis Prager to create a film documenting the dwindling right to free speech on college campuses.

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Ex-Navy SEAL Tells Katy Perry: ‘Hold One of Your Concerts in Syria and See How It Goes’

It is sad and rather amazing to see how naive, in denial, or politically correct so many liberal celebrities are concerning Islamic terrorism.

This story comes just after the terror attack by Muslims of a pop concert by singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, Great Britain:

Former Navy SEAL tells Katy Perry to ‘go to hell’ over Manchester bombing comments

Katy Perry Can ‘Go To Hell,’ Says Ex-Navy SEAL From Greenwich

Navy Seal Who Told Katy Perry To ‘Go to Hell’ Doubles Down On Comments by Nick Givas

He [Higbie] is now playing defense, but stands by his comments.

Higbie told The Daily Caller News Foundation he didn’t go too far in the interview:

“No. I’m doubling down.”

“The problem is that Katy Perry lives in a bubble,” Higbie said.

“She influences millions of young children who believe everything that comes out of her mouth. It’s irresponsible of her to say something like this, when she has no understanding of the situation. Open borders would be a disaster.”

Higbie believes that a spell has been cast on the American public by the entertainment industry. He thinks this is driving people to Hollywood for answers instead of reporters or media personalities.

“People are captivated by pop culture,” Higbie said.

“It’s remarkable that people like Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian have multiple times the amount of followers as the Speaker of the House. Entertainers are not meant to inform. That isn’t their job.”

Ex-Navy SEAL Tells Katy Perry: ‘Hold One of Your Concerts in Syria and See How It Goes’

by Craig Bannister, May 25, 2017

Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie dared pop singer Katy Perry to hold a concert in Syria, if she believes Americans can just “hug it out” with Muslim terrorists.

Appearing on Fox News, Higbie responded to Perry’s public claim that “open borders” and “love” will protect Americans from terrorism. Celebrities who excuse terrorists intentionally misunderstand the situation he said:

“We don’t have people who respect the culture of the United States of America. You have people like Katy Perry, for instance. I mean, this woman has said ‘oh we need to give them hugs, hug it out. Go to hell Katy Perry.

“Hold one of your concerts in Syria and see how it goes.”

“These people fundamentally don’t understand what’s going on here.

“They don’t understand any of this – and they don’t want to understand, too. And that’s why I’m so strong against these celebrities who speak out, saying ‘Oh, we can fight this through love, it’s not really violent, they don’t really mean it.’”

Former Navy SEAL rips Katy Perry’s Manchester massacre comments: ‘Go to hell’ by Sarah Taylor

Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie said Thursday that Katy Perry can to “go to hell” after comments she made about the Manchester bombing went viral.

….Higbie was on Fox News discussing the idea of requiring “culture” classes for immigrants to order to facilitate assimilation efforts. He told “America’s Newsroom” host Shannon Bream that many celebrities, who have been lifelong citizens of the U.S., including the likes of Perry, don’t respect the “culture of the United States of America.”

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From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager

From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager

From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager, May 9, 2017

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Whatever the Left dominates, it ruins.

….But more than anything, it [Stephen Colbert’s vulgar commentary on Trump on his late night TV show] exemplified a trend in American life that one could identify without any exaggeration as the unraveling of civil society.

To anyone, liberal or conservative, who grew up watching Johnny Carson on late night TV, the descent from Carson to Colbert is as breathtaking as it is heartbreaking.

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Entertainers Cher and Goldie Hawn Admit to Struggles with Insecurity or Anxiety

Entertainers Cher and Goldie Hawn Admit to Struggles with Insecurity or Anxiety

I always find it interesting when people who eventually became successful in their profession, especially something as competitive as acting or singing, admit in interviews that they deal with low self esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, and insecurity – or that they did when first starting out.

Here are two articles pertaining to this, about Cher and Goldie Hawn:

Cher — Yes, THAT Cher — Still Has to Face Fears Every Time She Gets Onstage  – Dec. 2016

How Early Fame Caused Serious Panic Attacks for Goldie Hawn: ‘I Was Scared’ – May 2017

From

Cher — Yes, THAT Cher — Still Has to Face Fears Every Time She Gets Onstage  – Dec. 2016

Excerpt (in Q and A format with Cher):

Does it ever make you nervous that you’ve got to live up to some pretty high expectations when you perform?
I’m shaky before I go on. Once I go on, I know that I’m there to provide service, in a strange way. I’m there to make people happy. That’s my job.

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‘The Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Is Not the Nice Guy ABC Sold Us by Brandy Zadronzy

‘The Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Is Not the Nice Guy ABC Sold Us by Brandy Zadronzy

Shades of actor Chris O’Dowd, who I would have believed to be a nice guy in real life based on his performance in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie, but who turned out to be condescending, kind of gross, and a little sexist in real life or via some of the movie roles he went on to accept (read more about that here).

It is always such a bummer to me when I see someone on TV or in a movie – whether it’s a reality program, or a person who is playing a character – who seems like they’d be a genuinely nice person in real life, but they turn out to be rude, arrogant, deviant, or obnoxious in real life.

‘The Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Is Not the Nice Guy ABC Sold Us

Billed as the charming small town fella—and antidote to the gross Juan Pablo—Soules, who stands accused of leaving the scene of an accident that left a man dead, is anything but.

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“I got a letter saying I wasn’t what they were looking for” – news reporter Lester Holt

“I got a letter saying I wasn’t what they were looking for” – news reporter Lester Holt 

“I got a letter saying I wasn’t what they were looking for” – news reporter Lester Holt

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Although Lester Holt is now the anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” he revealed that his journalism career didn’t get off to a smooth start.

“In 1979, I was rejected for a job at NBC’s flagship radio station, WNBC,” he said in this week’s edition of Us Weekly’s 25 Questions. “I got a letter saying I wasn’t what they were looking for. I still smile every time I look at it.”…

[He went on to become a successful anchor with NBC network]


See Also:

Why the Best Success Stories Often Begin With Failure by Amy Crawford

Recovering from Failure – articles by various authors

Ten Famous Artists Who Had to Deal with Rejection During Their Lifetime by Lori McNee

You’re Not Failing Enough, by Diane Paddison

After 27 Rejections, Dr. Seuss Almost Burned His First Unpublished Book – But He Hung In There and Went on to Become a Best-Selling Author

Entertainers Cher and Goldie Hawn Admit to Struggles with Insecurity or Anxiety

Become More Resilient by Learning to Take Joy Seriously by Brad Stulberg

Become More Resilient by Learning to Take Joy Seriously by Brad Stulberg

Become More Resilient by Learning to Take Joy Seriously

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Grant — who, among other things, studies how people find motivation and meaning in life — showed up at Goldberg’s funeral, assured Sandberg that even though she is strong, he’d be by her side.

He offered her evidence-based tips on how to become more resilient (for both her own good and for that of her children), then helped her apply them.

The two teamed up to write a book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, which details Sandberg’s experience and the topic of resilience more broadly. Though it was inspired by a deeply personal tragedy, the book is filled with insight that is useful for anyone overcoming loss or failure.

I recently spoke with Grant to discuss the book and some of the key concepts in it.

You write that there are “three Ps” that often diminish resilience: personalization, pervasiveness, and permanence. Can you briefly describe each?

These are common traps that people fall into after a negative event. It’s so easy to get stuck in rumination: It’s all my fault (personalization); this is going to ruin every aspect of my life (pervasiveness); I’m going to feel like this forever (permanence). There is a wide body of evidence that if you can minimize this kind of thinking, you’ll be more resilient.

Is one most challenging to overcome?

Permanence seems to be the hardest, by far. When we are feeling horrible, we tend to project that out indefinitely, and it’s sticky. It’s hard to convince yourself that the awful feelings won’t last forever.

It seems that a large part of avoiding the three Ps — and being resilient more broadly — is related to the stories that we tell ourselves about ourselves and our lives. Yet it’s human nature to focus on negatives over positives. How can people encourage themselves to tell positive, but not delusional, stories?

It’s a tightrope walk to embrace the feelings as they come and still find a way to craft a hopeful narrative. We have to give ourselves permission to feel sadness, but at the same, realize some meaning or happiness is out there, and include that in our story, too….

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