Many celebrities have strong opinions about politics. Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Barbra Streisand, Melisande de Saulnier…wait, who is that? She’s the fictional celebrity I created for my book, Melisande’s Lingerie Closet. The book is a political satire about stars who think they know everything about politics. But they end up just making fools of themselves.
However, it is also a sensitive look at how different celebrities are from other people. They are naked emotionally whenever they perform. Most people have a fear of public speaking. It is because when you present yourself for public consumption, you are at your most vulnerable. Stars, especially those who perform on stage, offer their talent for people to evaluate in the hopes that people’s souls will be touched. Of course, some people just want to be famous for the sake of being famous, but I’m referring to true artists, who want to share their talent with the world.
Liberals tend to think emotionally, while conservatives tend to think more logically. That is why liberals want to save the world through entitlement programs. They say, “How can you ignore a panhandler?” They believe that you have to give money to ten people because you don’t want to miss the person who really is in need and sincerely requires help through no fault of their own, just unfortunate circumstances. Conservatives, on the other hand, often believe that you cannot afford to help all ten, so that sincere one is going to have to help themselves (with God’s help).
My book, Melisande’s Lingerie Closet, is named that because it refers to how, when a woman is rich, she has a hard time finding a man who is comfortable that she is making more money than he is. This causes loneliness and despair, especially since as I have already stated, stars are emotional anyway by their very nature. In my book, I have Melisande throwing things at her ceiling mirror, and making some stupid mistakes when it comes to men and politics. She has a spiritual healer who gives her a fantastic massage but also engages in a little amateurish mind control. That happens later in the book. Melisande’s lover, Gabriel, tricks her into making a conservative film and when she finds out…well, there’s trouble. I use the film to show the fallacies of liberal thinking. I use the analogy of a family to show how dangerous the liberal ideology is when it comes to foreign and domestic political policy.
You can find the first part of my book on my site, at http://jaclynhollandstrauss.com/my-writing/melisandes-lingerie-closet/.