Back in October 2015, according to Breitbart News, after a London performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch used his curtain call to lecture the British government for accepting only 20,000 Syrian refugees. “F-ck the politicians” he declared, asking the audience to contribute money to the cause. “We’ve got to do something about it."
[P]eople were saying, ‘You’ve got a home, why don’t you house refugees?’ And we did look into it. But we had, then, a very new baby – maybe four or five months old.Maybe people had a point. I understand why some might think I should be housing people instead of complaining about a government not doing it. But I was trying to raise awareness that we can do more as a society. Because I do feel we are able to do more than just recovering bodies.
What we have here is a typical case of limousine leftism.Cumberbatch is allowed to come off as a do-gooder, even though the good he is demanding done will never affect him in any personal way whatsoever.No refugee will ever take away his job. No poorly-vetted refugee from a collapsed state like Syria will ever cause problems in his neighborhood, bother his wife, or sneak past his security.No, his do-gooderism will only hurt the lives of those other people, the great unwashed, those who do not have a worldwide platform from which to plead their case.