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Only the Tea Party, Christians, Republicans, and Conservatives are allowed to be portrayed as everything Hollywood actually is

Only the Tea Party, Christians, Republicans, and Conservatives are allowed to be portrayed as everything Hollywood actually is

The Hollywood movie industry is not racist just because there are few blacks or other racial minorities in leading roles, on the set, or in the executive suite.

Hollywood is not sexist even though the culture of the casting couch still lives, and young women are expected to perform sex acts to advance both behind closed corporate doors and on the set.

Hollywood doesn’t engage in age discrimination even though — particularly for women — the younger the better.

Oh, and Hollywood isn’t hateful even though its leading lights spew political venom and eliminate dissent at every opportunity.

Hollywood isn’t any of those things because Hollywood and the liberal media set the narrative.

Only the Tea Party, Christians, Republicans, and Conservatives are allowed to be portrayed as everything Hollywood actually is.

From Chasing Andrew (h/t Instapundit and readers):

For years, I bit my tongue, nodding and making non-committal sounds while listening to the most virulently noxious Leftist spew imaginable: Explicit rape-murder fantasies directed toward Palin, Coulter, Malkin and Ingraham; blithely expressed wishes of cancer, assassination and mutilation of Bush, Cheney and Limbaugh; the snide denigration of “civilians” (i.e. anyone not in the entertainment business) in the “flyover states” (i.e. everywhere except New York and east of the Golden State Freeway–Pasadena, for instance is a “flyover state”); and, of course, the endless venomous, profanity-laced screeds against the Tea Party….

Meanwhile, any actress, female writer or exec can tell you that the Casting Couch is alive and well in contemporary Hollywood. And it’s absolutely fascinating just how many male producers and execs time their set-visits to coincide with nude-scenes…

And forget about “diversity.”  Visit a set, and you can’t help but notice that the overwhelming majority of the crew is male and white. It’s even worse above the line. Any bank, chain restaurant or box-store that exercised such brazenly monochromatic patterns of hire would have been sued and fined into oblivion decades ago.

And, by the way, it helps to be under 40. Or look under 40. Or at least affect the breathlessly chatty verbal affect of a 17 year old, Ritalin-amped high-school kid.

Andrew was right.  It’s about the culture and the media, the media and the culture.

Stop taking it anymore.

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Thank you for posting this eye opening article, love it.

Uncle Samuel | March 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

Excellent observation.

Let’s continue to ‘call a duck a duck’ as Netanyhu said at AIPAC last night.

Oh, and NEVER forget the greatest horror of all times…

The Hollywood Blacklist… Dun, dun, daaaa….!!!

The terror of the McCarthy-era was largely mythical, of course, but today’s Hollywood blacklists joyfully and with total abandon. Ask the conservatives.

In Nickolai Cherkasov’s memoir “Notes of a Soviet Actor” he relates advice given to him, by his teacher Maximov, just before entering the State theater shortly after the October Revolution. “Maximov soon won the sympathy of the students. Without openly opposing the formalists, sundry “leftists” and pseudo-innnovators in our studio, he waged a consistent though covert struggle against them. He familarized us with drama and dramatic art…and developed a sense of responsibility towards our creative work and an undertanding of the magnitude of our tasks. His talks…soon convinced me that the old masters of the pre-revolutionary theater were much better instructors than many of the young innovators who, while claiming that they were exposing the evils of old art, were in reality making use of pseudo-revolutionary phraseology to kill ideas and lead us to formalism, absurd stuntery and affectation”

Hollywood self-exterminated out of a lack of responsiblity towards creative works and a lack of understanding the magnitude of its task; it killed ideas while relied on formalism, absurd stuntery and affection.

Hollywood is just an eye-candy machine reproducing junk food for the soul.

“It’s about the culture and the media, the media and the culture.”

I would add “academia” to that list. There’s a reason the glib sophistry of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and, yes, our President resonate with the young. The terms of the debate have been set many years prior in the classroom (at all levels).

I saw that all play out on twitter the other night. Mr. Knaupf was drinking alone and asked for someone to join him to toast Breitbart. About 1000 people joined him in spirit on Twitter. He seemed so moved by that. It was an amazing moment on Twitter; Breitbart would have loved it. I am so glad he wrote about his experience.

“Hollywood isn’t any of those things because Hollywood and the liberal media set the narrative.”

Professor, please, if you wish to honor the memory of Andrew, remember his lesson of how to use the left’s own tactics (within certain moral restraints they do not abide to)against them. And remember what Orwell and others taught us about language being itself a weapon.

Conservative commentators need to wean themselves from using the left’s own self-serving euphemisms.

They are not liberal. They have not been for a long, long time, and the likes of Marx, Gramsci, Sanger, and such never were.

Call their ideologies what they are: Leftist, archist, statist, collectivist, cultural marxist, eugenicist, misandrist, anti-humanist, Christian-bashing, antisemitic, Luddite, etc., as it applies to their various pet factions and facades, regardless of whether or not they are conscious of these motivations, goals, and consequences (as the manipulators and formulators like Marx and Gramsci were), or they are simply serving as the “useful idiots” the Soviets were (and Islamist are) so fond of.

When we allow them to define the language by calling them “liberal” or “progressive”, we set ourselves up as what they would have us called: “anti-liberal”, “anti-progress”, and so forth.

And you’ll note I listed adjectives, and not nouns (“statist”, “archist”, “eugenicist”)condemning the individual directly. This, too, is a tactic. If we are to win over those who can be won won over, those who may be willing to see the hypocrisy and dissemblance if it is revealed to them, we would do best to condemn the belief, the concept, the propaganda, the deceit, the assumption, the dissemblance – and not the persons and character of those who’ve been suckered by it all.

Well, baring of course the actual sociopaths who glory in using them so – the Castros and Nasrallahs of the world.

    Ragspierre in reply to Squires. | March 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I have a rather simpler…and I think more accurate…depiction of the sides.

    Collectivists are reactionaries. They are, in America, a reaction to the Revolution. We are the revolutionaries, or the heirs of the Enlightenment.

      Squires in reply to Ragspierre. | March 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      “Divine right of kings”, “will of the proletariat”, “social justice”; the excuses change, the will to power behind them does not. This is why I used the terms “hypocrisy and dissemblance”. Most of those who support these euphemisms are not even consciously aware that it’s all just mind games; emotional and perceptual manipulation to serve the will to power of another, or that within one’s own subconscious.

      Even most the elite, the users, don’t seem to consciously recognize what they do or why they do it. Like another recently said here in the comments, they’ve “lied so much for so long” that they are no longer aware of or care when they are lying,as long as it is effective at helping them disguise the truth from others, or from themselves.

      Archism in order to justify itself requires the justification of collectivism. And to that justification the ultimate enemy is the individual, the human being, the human mind; the individual mind, and its capacity to perceive truth. The thing they fear is the truth that might possibly be perceived; they hate it, and they hate themselves for living in fear of it. And that is the hatred they project onto those they would silence by whatever power is allowed them.

      They are the old order of stagnant priest-kings and god-emperors and inquisitors, telling themselves they are chosen, they are righteous, they are the new order of spirited revolutionaries.

      Most people, if allowed to recognize this, would reject them, and reject these tendencies from themselves. And that scares the elite and the would-be elite. It terrifies them. And they hate their fear and they hate that they are themselves responsible for it.

      Or as “John Galt” put it:
      http://youtu.be/3NtEGj0-DLk

    Will in reply to Squires. | March 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I generally agree, but they are anything but “Luddite”. Indeed, Google and Yahoo are some of their favorite and most powerful tools.

      Ragspierre in reply to Will. | March 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Oh, I think “Luddite and Malthusian” are EXCELLENT descriptions of environmental nuts. They are affirmatively both, very often. They don’t have to be consistent…they are Collectivists!

    syn in reply to Squires. | March 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Yes, we are The Obsolete Man living in Mr. Wordsworth’s Twilight Zone.

theduchessofkitty | March 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

Thanks for the article.

I’m mad as Hell and can’t take it anymore.

Problem is, I’m just a SAHM, and there’s very little I can do about it.

I know Hollywood “closeted” Conservatives can do something. What is ordinary me supposed to do?

    You are not just a SAHM!!!! I work from home, but I still aggravate the hell out of everyone on my facebook, on here, etc…hehehehe Shout it from the Rooftop sister!!!!!!

    Post, Talk, Share with ANYONE who will listen, hell, even those that don’t want to listen 🙂 We all have a voice!

    Ragspierre in reply to theduchessofkitty. | March 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Be an activist consumer.

    Get involved in local politics.

    Be vocal, articulate, and passionate without being shrill.

Yup.

…and things are going to get MUCH worse during this very pivotal election cycle.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | March 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

That’s a great blog post. Thanks to whoever brought it to your attention and to you for linking to it.

FYI, award winning actress Patricia Heaton, from “Everybody Loves Raymond”, wrote a nice tribute to Breitbart on Big Hollywood a few days ago.

Maybe the Hollywood closet door is opening.

Funny how whenever there’s talk of racism in Hollywood, you’re met with the response “But there’s that black guy over there, so we’re OK.”

There’s more to the world than black and white. I have friends who are asian actors and they get NUTHIN’ unless the script calls for a kung-fu master or yakuza gangster. If the script says “a man enters the room,” it never – NEVER! – occurs to them to cast an asian man. “Man” means “white guy.” “Man with attitude” means “black guy.”

This goes for Native Americans, Hispanics, anything else you can name. If you need an actor to just walk into the scene, buy a package of beef jerky and walk out, why can’t he be a Native American? This question is way too difficult for your average casting director. “We’ll call you when we’re filming a western. B’bye!”

    syn in reply to RKae. | March 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I used to be in the business-NYC side of things. A friend of mine-wonderful actress who is dedicated to the craft-was called to audition for the part of a Harlem teenage crack-addicted prostitute for NBC “Law and Order” .

    After she finished her audition the casting director told her (to her face) that her skin color was too light to play a Harlem teenage crack-addicted prostitute BUT she would be great for another part in the NBC spin-off Law and Order: SVU.

    My friend-23 years old at the time and is black-landed the role in Law and Order: SVU.

    The role she played was an affluent 35 year old mother of two whose husband was inplicated in the murder of a homosexual with whom he had secretly had an affair.

    Not only is Hollywood racist and sexist and homophobic, they are the molders who stereotype individuals into a Collective groupthink.

I worked in an environment like this. If you had a conservative viewpoint, it was shhhhh we aren’t supposed to talk about politics at work. If you had a liberal viewpoint it was open season on the scrotum suckers (teabaggers).

Breitbart was a really inventive guy who came from the Hollywood environment. So, always, the question must be WWBD – What Would Breitbart Do?

When asked: “Who is John Galt?”, perhaps we should answer: “Be Breitbart!”

LukeHandCool | March 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Years ago, when I was a twentysomething, I got a job as a PA (Production Assistant). I arrived at the shopping mall, which was rented out for the night for filming, and met my contact.

When the First Assistant Director showed up, somebody introduced me to him. I spoke first and politely told him it was my first time working on a set, that I looked forward to the experience, and that I’d do my best.

He loudly replied,

“Don’t worry. We’re all going to take turns f**king you up the a$$ … and you’ll learn to love it!”

This was met by an explosion of laughter by the few dozen people who’d arrived and were waiting around. Even the women were laughing.

I’m no prude … not by a loooooong shot … but I felt my face go red instantly.

These people are perpetual adolescents. One time one of the cast intentionally blew his lines, a pathetically manufactured “blooper moment,” dropping the F-bomb … again they all laughed like maniacs.

Hilarious, huh? Somebody just said the F-word. Absolutely hilarious.

That was my last experience in that awful environment.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Remind me of your experience every time I get the rare temptation to become an actress…

      LukeHandCool in reply to theduchessofkitty. | March 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Kitty,

      It’s all the worst aspects of high school, like peer pressure, squared and then cubed.

      I’m sure that if I had mentioned I had recently become a Republican … I would’ve been treated mercilessly.

      As it was, they treated me like crap. Such complete phonies. The kind of people who will talk about themselves in glowing terms about how compassionate they are about “the little people,” but when it comes time for them to actually deal with actual, unwashed, little people, like a lowly PA like me, or some earnest pimply kid behind the counter at McDonalds, they are just awful, awful people.

      Both of our daughters have been scouted a number of times in public, but I tell my wife to just throw the business cards away. When they’re 18, they make their own decisions. But, until that time, I do not want them in that environment. Our oldest daughter has done modelling for years, but it’s been through completely trusted contacts who are personal friends. Of course, now that she’s an adult, she can decide for herself.

      Up until about five years ago, my wife was often scouted for modelling (she’s about 5’10” and she insists she’s still growing). It’s always the girls. My son and I are like, “What are we, chopped liver?”

      One day a few years ago our oldest daughter was drinking a tall glass of milk and said, “I’m drinking lots of milk so I’ll end up taller than you, Daddy, when I’m a famous model. You’ll have to look up to me.”

      To which I replied, “Oh yeah? Well look at your mother. She’s the tallest one in her family. She’s even taller than her dad and her brother. She’s almost a foot taller than her sister. She obviously got some kind of freak, mutated gene. She probably passed it on to you. The problem with freaky, mutated genes is, they tend to mutate more and get even freakier. What are you going to do if you’re 6’3″ one day and still growing? What if you can’t put the brakes on growing and you end up 6’5″ or something? What guy would want to marry you?”

      She stopped drinking milk excessively.

Last Sunday, I heard a young women, a senior in High school, tell of how she recently turned town a prominent role in a school play because it used language she considered degrading and filthy, and she didn’t want to be a part of or support that. She had previously expressed her concerns to the director, who had promised to change the language, and then not followed through. She was ridiculed and mocked by all but a few, but she stood by her decision.

To change the prevailing culture, it will take producers, directors, writers, and even cast and crew with that kind of principles and courage. There is a market, potentially a very large one, that is hungry for good, wholesome entertainment, but they’re not going to get it with the current industry structure.

I am going to boycott all advertisers and contributors to journalists and politicians who have sexually harassed the teaparty by calling them teabaggers.

myohmymanatee | March 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

People got duped voting for Obama. Hollywood has romanticize a sophisticated Messiah that will save America and heal the ills of the world. In fact Obama campaigned for the middle road kind a guy, but actually turns out to be just another Chicago politician meshed with radicalism, corruption and cronyism.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to myohmymanatee. | March 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    There is more to it than a media trend. There was/is a sinister leftist cabal behind the media.

    They are ruthless and determined and one of their masterminds, Soros, has promised violence, revolution along with Hoffa…on the union thug end of it.

    I hope the governors are tough enough to send out the National Guard with real bullets along with their sound, spray and rubber bullet offensive weapons. Maybe even tanks.

    Americans will not tolerate an Arab Spring scenario or even the cr-p that went on in the UK over tuition. They will not tolerate mayors and law enforcement playing pansy a$$ games like happened in NYC over OWS.

    We actually care about safe streets, neighborhoods and disturbing the peace is likely to get some hippies shot in the rear by locals with buckshot loaded shotguns or worse. They better not try any of that in GA, SC, AL, TN, KY, MS or TX. AZ might take offense at OWS thugs since they are putting up with Obama/Holder’s silliness re the borders and illegals.

    I know the South. There are still several counties in GA that I can name, where, if a wanted murderer is caught, and if the offense is particularly horrendous, like a child/murder/rape, the perp will be dead before morning either having committed suicide or resisted arrest. They are very economy minded and hate to waste taxpayer dollars.

    I have some advice for Soros – go to Russia while you still can. Advice to Islamists – go home. The US is not ripe or hungry for your bills of goods.
    Obama would be a lot happier and more at home in Pakistan, IYKWIM.

Cassandra Lite | March 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I work in Hollywood (and by the way knew Andrew a bit). Without question, there is not a less liberal business in the world than the filmed-entertainment industry. It’s the law of the jungle out here, with people willing to do nearly anything to get in the door (which accounts for why there’s so much nepotism).

People at the bottom are treated like pond scum by people at the top who are Machiavellian masters. The strata are strictly delineated, as in royal societies.

The funniest thing is how they defend their liberalism: They don’t; they can’t–beyond the repetition of platitudes that they believe are self-evidently true. But they’re obliged to pay lip service to the doctrine that presumes their own elite status and moral superiority, pretending that their politics demonstrate concern for “the little guy.” The little guy? The little guy is everyone they’re ushered past as they spend evenings in roped-off V.I.P. sections–or nearly hit because aging Pontiacs can’t drive as fast as new Porsches.

What’s interesting is that, deep down, they know this about themselves. They realize instinctively that a character modeled (accurately) after them would be the movie’s villain.

Uncle Samuel | March 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Bill Whittle said two people could handle the media like they should be handled –

Andrew Breitbart and Newt Gingrich: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA2YIQr1XM4&feature=youtu.be

Here is a delightful example:

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-on-state-of-the-union-with-candy-crowley-march-4-2012/

Uncle Samuel | March 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Here’s one Hollywood film (a satire) that needed to be made, on a topic that calls for more ridicule and satire, and it’s not even politically correct in the slightest… (it’s a bit randy, so be prepared) http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/the-dictator/

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