Steve Sailer writes:
There’s much buzz in the media that the success of American Sniper exposes the Red State/Blue State cultural divide. After all, liberals hate guns, right?
But the Academy gave six Oscar nominations to the movie last week even before its huge weekend (which means that for once many people will have a rooting interest in the Academy Awards broadcast). Why?
My vague impression is that many Hollywood liberals, such as Milius’s old buddy Spielberg (a Fabbri shotgun man), are—just as you would guess from their movies, although not from their political statements—gun nuts. The late Charlton Heston observed: “I suspect, in fact, there are more Hollywood filmmakers who are closet gun enthusiasts than there are closet homosexuals.”