Great news! Not every Celebrity is a Big Government Shill

Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 3.21.08 PMJohnny Depp’s, bisexual fiancée, Amber Heard is a huge fan of Ayn Rand.

While Heard’s bisexuality is hardly an issue for the entertainment industry, her enthusiasm for the work of Ayn Rand is anything but typical for such a popular film actress.

And she’s not alone.

According to a Bloomberg interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 2011, the young Steve Jobs may have been inspired by Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, among other books, in his ambitions with Apple. The following is an excerpt from the interview:

INTERVIEWER: Steve, give us some insight into Steve Jobs’s personality and what it is about him that made him so ambitious and so driven to turn Apple around.

STEVE WOZNIAK: I can only speak to the early days. In the early days, he wanted to have a, you know, a success, and he wanted to be an important person in the world. And he wanted to do it by having a company that was successful and made money. And it sort of like evolved in those directions over time. He didn’t lose that part of his personality. And he did want to have a successful company, and he had a lot of ideas. He must’ve read some books that really were his guide in life, you know, and I think… Well, Atlas Shrugged might’ve been one of them that he mentioned back then. But they were his guides in life as to how you make a difference in the world. And it starts with a company. You build products and you gotta make your profit, and that allows you to invest the profit and then make better products that make more profit. I would say, how good a company is, it’s fair to measure it by its profitability.

Ayn Rand’s writings advocate ideas like smaller government and self-reliance — the very opposite of the progressive and collectivist ideals espoused by much of today’s Hollywood.

The political climate in Hollywood has been overwhelmingly liberal in recent years, with a vast array of celebrities lending their support to President Obama and Obamacare. (I’m still waiting to hear how many celebrities actually signed up for Obamacare.)

But with Pres. Obama’s collapsing foreign policy, stagnant economy and the abysmal failure of Obamacare, some in Hollywood are turning away from big government. Ayn Rand has become more popular than ever with celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Vince Vaughn. Can Johnny Depp be far behind?

A girl can dream.

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Anita Gunn

California PolitiChick "Anita Gunn" is a closeted conservative working the entertainment business. Anita started at a major talent agency, assisting a well-known music agent, and is now a VP at a major movie studio. Anita grew up in a very liberal Jewish home, and bought the Utopian dream of a one world government and social justice for all. Anita did her best to "save the planet," pontificating about how the evil Republicans and greedy corporations were destroying the earth. 9/11 shook Anita's foundation and everything that she believed. By the time Obama burst into the scene in 2007, Anita was morphing into a conservative. Of course, coming out of the closet as a conservative in the entertainment industry is pretty much career suicide, she says, so in 2011, the name "Anita Gunn" was born. Anita has done commentary about the culture war on such radio shows as the Dr. Gina Show, Real Side with Joe Messina and Socialism is not an Option on Blog Talk Radio. Anita started a secret conservative Facebook group which has 1000 active members, and is part of another secret group of artists who behind such videos as Cruz Against the Machine. There are still some remnants from Anita's liberal days, including the love of Astrology and wearing platforms and bellbottoms--and yet signs of her conservative switch can be seen by her ever-present gun necklace. Anita says her goal is to help rebrand and hip up the conservative movement to include more artists, musicians, actors, gays and minorities and young people. Anita's belief is that if she saw the light, there are others who would also embrace the conservative movement, if only just shown the way. Follow Anita Gunn on Twitter @AnitaGunn1.

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