Uber-liberal* George Lucas, thwarted in his plans to build a film studio on his 6,0000 acre ranch in Marin County, announces that he’s selling the whole place to a developer of low-income housing. His liberal neighbors go nuts.
Marin County residents have long been famous for both advocacy for the poor and punitive zoning and environmental regulations protecting their own homes’ value, with the result that there are no poor folk squatting on the country’s most expensive real estate. Given an opportunity to show that they really do love the poor, instead of a desire to see untermenschen forced to live in a galaxy far, far away, it was no contest. Liberal claptrap vs. property values? The match lasted three seconds.
* how liberal? A billionaire foe of capitalism: “[America] is a country built on greed.”
He contributes heavily to the Democrats and has never given a conservative a dime (neither did Steve Jobs, according to this same compilation but Jobs never to my knowledge sought to punish his liberal neighbors by moving in a community of winos and addicts).
Most egregiously, he re-edited Star Wars 20 years on so that Han Solo, a hero in the original version, becomes a panty-waist gun control advocate who shoots the bounty hunter (sorrowfully, with regret and despite a deep respect for all life, alien or otherwise) only after the hunter shoots first.