Monday, February 24, 2014

Alec Baldwin Says: Goodbye, Public Life

Alec Baldwin absolutely hates the media.

In an article that appears in the February 24, 2014 issue of New York Magazine, Leftist Baldwin declares that he even hates the Leftist media. He loathes and despises it. He even thinks "Liberal and conservative media are now precisely equivalent."

Ouch. Baldwin considers his Leftist brethren in media equivalent to conservatives. Those are fighting words.

The article is such a weird display of ego.

It appears that Baldwin craves public attention. Even as he slams the media and blames them for his unhappiness, he embraces them.

Baldwin says:

I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media—but this is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.
Not true. No way is that going to happen

Baldwin isn't going to become a private person.

If he wants privacy, he can get it.

He has the money to go away and do whatever he wants.

This goodbye letter is so lame.

He complains:

Broadway has changed, by my lights. The TV networks, too. New York has changed. Even the U.S., which is so preposterously judgmental now. The heart, the arteries of the country are now clogged with hate. The fuel of American political life is hatred. Who would ever dream that Obama would deserve to be treated the way he has been? The birth-certificate bullshit, which is just Obama’s version of Swiftboating. And all for the electoral nullification that seems like a cancer on the American system. But this is Roger Ailes. And Fox. And Breitbart. And this is all about hate. It’s Hate Incorporated. But the liberals have taken the bait and run in the same direction—and it’s just as corrosive. MSNBC, in its own way, is as full of shit, as redundant and as superfluous, as Fox.

I think America’s more fucked up now than it’s ever been. People are angry that in the game of musical chairs that is the U.S. economy, there are less seats at the table when the music stops. And at every recession, the music is stopping.
Baldwin is ticked off at the Leftists but he hates conservatives. His criticism of Leftists should not be confused with a political change of heart. He's still a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, angry that he can't control everyone, frustrated with the inconvenience of people not fitting into his personal vision of a perfect, or at least better, world.

Why say any of this stuff? Why not just go away? No annoucement of his intentions is necessary. Just go.

The fact is Baldwin doesn't want to go anywhere. He likes being a star. He wants attention. But, there are things he doesn't like. He doesn't like being criticized by his Leftist allies. Some turned on him. That he cannot swallow. He has scores to settle, and this article seems to be his method, lashing out.

It's rather pathetic.

"I'm leaving. You'll be sorry when I'm gone."

Isn't Baldwin's "dramatic" departure announcement just playing into the fact that Baldwin's off-screen antics are consumed as entertainment?

Really, who cares that Baldwin is allegedly leaving public life?

The fact that he thinks we do is sad.