Politicians frequently invoke President Ronald Reagan’s name and ideals when talking about policy or platforms. Now actress, author and pundit Stacey Dash says the entertainment industry ought to look to the Gipper, too. “We can and must return to Reagan’s Hollywood,” she says.
Her call to action was part of a statement announcing Dash America, which she described as “an exhilarating political movement that focuses on unity, faith, family values, and feminism.”
From her statement:
“Political elites have divided our country and seek to pit us against each other. Liberals sell us cheap fictional freedoms, while stripping away our true God-given freedoms and liberty. Women are told empowerment means being a victim and are coerced into subscribing to the paltry progressives’ definition of feminism. Minorities are told that the only way we can make it out of poverty is to accept handouts.
But I don’t buy into any of these lies.
And that is why I have launched my new website and movement – Dash America. I believe that instead of allowing others to divide us and hold us down, we must empower one another to rise up and unite for the sake of our great nation and the values that have made us the strongest country in the world, a true beacon of freedom for all people and all nations under God for centuries.”
Her final talking point urges a return to Reag-entertainment:
“I believe we can and must return to Reagan’s Hollywood, a time when movies were pro-America, pro-freedom, and pro-family values. We are going to make that happen by writing, producing, and distributing films that showcase what is great about America and show us how to achieve its potential.”
Reagan was, of course, an actor before transitioning to politics. Here’s a promo clip for his 1951 comedy, “Bedtime for Bonzo.” (Note how the presenter pronounces his name).