Lex Luthor, folks. Or in this case actor Jon Cryer. Now that the whirlwind is over, let’s explore how the Redneck Superman vs. Lex Luthor event went down. Cryer’s tweet appeared in my feed (it was RT’d by one of my followers, I think) and I responded. I spoke my mind, and what I still feel is the truth. You see, Hollywood has this smugness about it. The rich and the famous (and in most cases, uninformed) throw out their political opinions and us peons are supposed to accept it as the Gospel. Why? Well, because they’re rich and famous, of course!
Not the Book Commander. I called Cryer out on his own platform and in front of his own largely-liberal following. Alyssa Milano came to his defense, as did George Takei, Chuck Wendig, and upon a Google search, Josh Jackson (the guy from Dawson’s Creek – I miss the 90s!). And, of course, hundreds of thousands of their supporters.
I stood firm.
See, I believe that everyone has the right to have an opinion. I don’t look at net worth or “fame” but rather…facts. Jon Cryer was parroting off the same call to action that every other Hollywood elite seems to default to: emotion. President Trump is mean! He’s a racist! He must be impeached! Why, for doing his job? You cannot point to a report that has been years in the making if President Trump is using said report to prove that it was (and it was) a witch hunt.
I returned home to an inbox and Twitter feed of around 200,000 (not joking) messages and most of them were not good. People demanded that I leave the Internet at once! I didn’t, of course, because the court of public opinion means squat to me. I also knew that, much like a herd of walkers on TWD, these liberal trolls go wherever their leadership tells them to go. They have no real bearings of their own, they simply do what they are told. I knew that within the span of a few days they would move along to the next barked order by Alyssa Milano, who I truly don’t know outside of my NHL Spring Catalog. True story.
Our story made it all the way to Fox News before the attention of the walkers moved on past. I continued to stand tall. The crew here at the Ponderosa gave me a sweet trophy that reads I Defeated Lex for standing my ground. Most people would have buckled beneath the pressure of a former Star Trek actor, a ragamuffin author, a NHL catalog model, and a guy who’s been broke since Dawson and Joey parted ways. I didn’t. In fact, I never truly got an answer from Jon Cryer. Instead, I was given a list of opinions, recycled CNN talking points, and vague pointing to the Mueller Report, which fell flat in the end. A couple of days into the fiasco people began messaging me with support and I even had a few liberals admit to the fact that Cryer posted nothing of actual substance.
No folks, this isn’t my first fifteen minutes and I assure you that it won’t be my last. Defeating Hollywood’s finest vampires with logic was gratifying, but defeating the real life Lex Luthor truly puts a smile on my face. Look for the complete podcast September 2019!