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Hollywood Shuns Black Actors to Appeal to China Market: BLM Says Nothing

A very interesting piece at Axios today by writer Bethany Allen Ebrahimian, detailing how how Hollywood, in its zeal to appeal to the Chinese market since 2012, has systematically discriminated against Black and other dark-skinned actors in favor of those with fairer skin:

Note that she says that an academic study “has found” that what its authors call “colorism” has been taking place since China’s communist government began allowing more U.S. films to come into its gigantic market. Note what she doesn’t say in this tweet: That this study was published way back in 2017.

Here’s an excerpt from her piece at Axios:

Details: The study, published in October 2017, examined more than 3,000 films from between 2009 and 2015 and found that films made after 2012 demonstrated an 8% increase in the number of “very light-skinned” actors in starring roles.

  • The 8% shift meant that “for 1 of every 3 films in this category, the film went from having 2 out of 3 as very light-skinned actors, to having 3 out of 3 very light-skinned actors.”
  • The study’s co-authors called this phenomenon a “light-skin shift.”

The light-skin shift only occurred in film genres that the Chinese government typically permits into the Chinese market, such as action movies and big summer blockbusters. U.S. studios increasingly create these films from start to finish with the Chinese market in mind.

  • Film categories that aren’t typically created with the Chinese market in mind, such as horror and comedy, did not show this “light-skin shift.”
  • It also didn’t occur among voice actors for animated films, which are popular in China and thus are otherwise often shaped by the Chinese market.

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Got all of that? Here are several really damning conclusions to be drawn from this:

  • Hollywood is fine with racism so long as it is racism that creates profits for its studios. This should come as no surprise to anyone, since anyone who has studied Hollywood history knows it has been an utterly and unabashedly racist institution and community since its beginning. After all, Hollywood’s first blockbuster film was D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation,” a film that glorified none other than the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Hollywood studios are so committed to this racist practice that they have fine-tuned it to exist only in the genres of films that appeal to the Chinese market.
  • And here’s the biggest damning conclusion to draw: Black Lives Matter and its supporters in the Democrat Party do not care about this blatantly racist, anti-Black practice coming out of the leftist Hollywood community.

Think about it: This study has been out in the public domain for three long years now. Have you seen anyone from BLM condemning Hollywood as a result? Have you seen a single Democrat speaking out against this rank racism being employed by their Hollywood benefactors?

Even more to the point given the events of this past summer: Why haven’t the Marxist leaders of BLM gone to Hollywood to stage a riot over this? We all know the answer, don’t we?

Here is a graphic illustration of how this Hollywood racism works:

Note how the Black actor and even the dark-skinned Chewbacca are either minimized or disappeared altogether from the poster used in China.

In this excerpt, the author of the 2017 study, Manuel Hermosilla, performs some mental gymnastics to try to distinguish this practice that he calls “colorism” from the rank, smelly racism it truly is:

While it’s tempting to place the light-skin shift within the context of racism in Hollywood, Hermosilla warned against that.

  • “Colorism does not equate to racism,” he and his co-authors wrote. “There may be significant variation in skin tones within races, and colorism may manifest within individuals of the same race.”

Look at that poster again and tell me what the practical effect of “colorism” actually is. Again, the Black actor is singled out for minimization, and the dark-skinned Wookie is eliminated altogether. No doubt Disney would have re-cast the role played by the Black actor altogether for a separate Chinese version of the film if the studio honchos thought they could get away with it.

That isn’t racism? My goodness.

Hollywood always has been and remains a blatantly racist community, and nobody at Black Lives Matter or in the Democrat Party cares.

That’s the truth.

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How Hollywood Feeds Americans Heroes Without Victory

Guest Piece by America’s History Teacher, Larry Schweikart

American filmmakers have not forgotten about war. Some may find it surprising that they have not entirely ignored heroes. We have a raft of films since the Iraq War (most of the anti-war) that focus on the ordinary grunt. We watched Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner) precariously defuse bombs in Iraqi towns. Our anxiety over returning to a normal life back home rose with each kill from the “American Sniper,” Chris Kyle.

The senselessness of putting outposts in the middle of nowhere (“The Hornet’s Nest,” “The Outpost”) was buried beneath the tenacious stands of usually outnumbered Army Special Forces troops in Afghanistan. Stranded and isolated soldiers in a scuzzy craphole in Somalia left us enraged that the military didn’t flatten the whole city in “Black Hawk Down.”

There were two big takeaways from all of these movies: America still produces heroes. But America no longer produces victories.

Whether the setting is Iraq, Afghanistan, or, going back to 1944 Europe with “Saving Private Ryan” in 1998, there is little in the way of a victorious USA for Americans to cheer. Increasingly the phrase, “we fight for each other” has been the staple of why anyone ever risks his life in combat.

In “The Hurt Locker,” Jeremy Renner played an excitement/danger junkie whose specialty was disabling bombs in war-torn Iraq. With the equally-cliched phrase applied—“I just do my job”—Renner’s character, Sgt. James drags his bomb unit into increasingly more dangerous situations. Viewers are left with the takeaway that these soldiers are so screwed up they can’t possibly return to ordinary life—a motif replayed in “Black Hawk Down,” “American Sniper,” and “Saving Private Ryan.”

And indeed it is absolutely true that in combat no soldier is singing the “Star Spangled Banner” or thinking of lofty ideals of freedom or democracy. Instead, staying alive through the next salvo of artillery, getting safely on the ground in your helicopter, or getting out of the Somali streets alive is pretty much the all-encompassing focus. But that doesn’t mean it was the purpose for which soldiers or sailors put themselves in those positions. Those motivations were and always will be more than “fighting for the guy next to me.”

Still, the heroes without victories has been probably the most oft-repeated story line of the last three decades. In the cult classic “300” (2006) King Leonidas leads his Spartans (ultimately, only 300 of them) to delay the massive invading Persian army long enough for the rest of Greece to mobilize. In the end, Leonidas and his fellow warriors lay dead on the battlefield cliff, with no victory in sight. The viewer is left only with the words of the messenger Dilios sent back that the sacrifice of the Spartans has bought time for Greece to avenge them. It is a similar story to that of the 2004 version of “The Alamo” with Billy Bob Thornton as Davy Crockett. However, here the filmmakers did not end with the smoking ruins of the body-draped mission, but continued with Sam Houston’s final stunning victory over the larger forces of Santa Anna that gave Texas its freedom.

To other “outnumbered and alone” sieges of a similar nature, “The Outpost” (2020) and “The Hornet’s Nest” (2014) portrayed the vulnerabilities of American forces deep in the Afghan mountains. Their locations are extremely difficult to supply, and they are significantly outnumbered. In “The Outpost,” in particular, the incompetence of a new commander makes the overall unwise placement of the station even more dangerous—but fortunately for the soldiers he was removed before he could do too much damage.

In each case, the questionable tactic of using Americans as essentially bait came through loud and clear, with the not-so-subtle message, “If our commanders were following this strategy, how could we ever hope to win?” It was a throwback to the Vietnam movies (usually made well after the Vietnam War) such as “We Were Soldiers” (2002) and a 1989 classic that I think ranks as the best all-time Vietnam movie, “The Siege of Firebase Gloria.” RIP Gunny. In all these, soldiers were lures bring an enemy that had superior numbers into the open so good old American to apply overwhelming firepower to their enemy. Even when helicopters (“Gloria”) or aircraft with napalm (“We Were Soldiers”) saved the day, all the survivors knew that “Charlie” would just be back again. There was no sense of marching to Hanoi to end the war decisively.

Tom Hanks’s squad in “Saving Private Ryan” actually had no mission actually related to the war. Quite the contrary, their job was to save one particular private from becoming a casualty. It was, however, a noteworthy twist by screenwriter Robert Rodat that, in the end, the squad actually does both its mission-less mission and contributes to the Allied victory by (with the help of Private Ryan) holding the bridge.

Thankfully, there are exceptions to these popular plots. “The Patriot” (2000) features a reluctant warrior drawn into a larger cause as he understands the sacrifice of his son to liberty. In “12 Strong,” Army Rangers achieve the first victory of the Afghan war both through their fighting and diplomatic skills. And in “13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” (2016) the “Outpost” motif is again employed, except unlike the Alamo or Hornet’s Nest defenders, the contractors defending the CIA complex find that although they take casualties, they can defend their ground just fine without the relief that the Obama administration (particularly Hillary Clinton) refused to authorize. The 2019 version of “Midway” is no less lacking in its depiction of warfare at sea that came to a war-changing conclusion when American fliers sank four of Japan’s finest aircraft carriers. Although the end “crawl” paid homage to sailors and airmen on both sides who died, nevertheless there was no question who won the battle . . . or the war.

In each case, whether it’s an isolated Chris Kyle dueling his Muslim counterpart, or a number of cut-off American Rangers and Mountain Division troops stuck in narrow Somali streets, the message is frequently “You’re on your own.” Indeed, an even darker theme undergirds many of these films: “You’ll be so screwed up from combat you can never truly return home.” Of course, hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors, and airmen in World War II experienced every bit the same brutality and loss, yet the vast majority of them not only came home, but dug in to make the United States more powerful than ever. As the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy showed, heroism for its own sake is noble and pure. It changes the individual. But heroism in a winning cause is even more important, for it changes the world as well.

Larry Schweikart is the co-author with Michael Allen of the New York Times #1 bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States, author of Reagan: The American President, and founder of the Wild World of History, a history curriculum website for high schoolers complete with curricula that have teacher guides, student workbooks, tests, maps/graphs, and over a dozen video lessons with each course (www.wildworldofhistory.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Stop and Recognize all the Good Things Happening in America

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Guest Piece by Gregg Updike

There are real signs that actual justice is being delivered to cheaters, evil doers, and other criminals.  Maybe not as fast as we would like, but it is happening.  Look at what is occurring in the sports and entertainment industry:

Earlier this week, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Robert Manfred, announced the conclusion of MLB’s exhaustive several month long investigation of the Houston Astro electronic sign-stealing scandal.  The penalties meted out were severe and had several major repercussions which haven’t totally played out.

The Astros’ general manager, Jeff Luhnow and field manager, A. J. Hinch were both suspended for one year for using electronic surveillance to facilitate on-field cheating beginning (at least) in the 2017 post season.  The owner, Jim Crane, was fined five million dollars and the Astros lost their first and second round draft picks for the next two years.  This is a huge sanction and nearly unheard of in American Professional Sports.

Luhnow and Hinch were subsequently fired by the Astros, despite leading them to one of the best records in baseball for the last five or so years; by all accounts, they were running a model franchise.  These two were considered to be among the best baseball brains in the game; how the mighty have fallen.

The fallout has extended to Alex Cora; he was Hinch’s bench coach (the #2 man) in 2017 during their World Series winning season.  In 2018, be became the Red Sox’ field manager and led the Red Sox to the World Championship in his first year.  Yesterday he was (mutually agreed upon) dismissed from the Red Sox for his part in the 2017 Astros’ scandal and for a pending cheating investigation into the Red Sox 2018-9 seasons.  The final outcome of MLB’s investigations may also reach the New York Mets’ new field manager, Carlos Beltran.  Beltran was an Astros’ player in 2017 and has been implicated in the scandal and may also be “resigned” before he even manages a game for the Mets.

It is rare for such severe, and justified, punishment to be handed out to prominent, respected, and beloved (by many in the industry) leaders in America’s “Toy Department” known as professional sports.

Now , let’s check out what has transpired with the entertainment and “news” industry:

Harvey Weinstein is facing a whole lot of legal problems and his Hollywood “kingmaker” reputation has been forever shattered.

Michael Avenatti was recently actually taken into custody by the IRS during a hearing in court on another matter; he too is in heap-big trouble on may fronts.  He is the male version of the noted, publicity-seeking, and infamous celebrity lawyer and shakedown artist, Gloria Allred.  CNN, MSMBC, and other “news” outlets couldn’t get enough of him and his bogus accusations against President Trump and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  Much of the Mainstream Media was actually touting him as a viable contender for the Democratic Presidential Nomination to run against Trump.

CNN just settled with the Covington High School Student, Nick Sandman, who will also successfully sue the other malignant organizations and people who gratuitously slandered him.

The ratings of most news networks, award shows, and left sponsored “debates”, are in the tank, as are the attendance figures of so many “message” movies starring loudmouth idiot activists.  The dead tree media is all but dead, with many newspapers shutting down.

The over-the-top vilification of the President and his supporters by the left for the last three plus years, and the (until now) well disguised hidden agenda of so many prominent people and so many “trusted” organizations has been exposed for all to see.  These once highly regarded people and organizations have been revealed as shams built on houses of cards.  They live and exist in glass houses, which are just waiting for the right stone to hit them and have the whole fraud of their existence collapse upon them; it is inevitable.

The “entertainers” are in the process of getting their just rewards, as conservative voices are fighting back against their PC garbage and are being heard.  Ricky Gervais’ (hardly a conservative) Golden Globes monologue is an excellent example of this recent push-back.  Soon the government and media cabal who have committed so many crimes against the people and our republic will have their comeuppance and get the “due process” they so richly deserve; a due process they so willingly deny to their political and cultural enemies.  They may not ultimately be incarcerated or punished as severely as we conservatives would like, but I have no doubt that eventually meaningful punishment will be forthcoming to the guilty.

It is perhaps surprising the entertainment industry, as (sadly) more Americans are tuned into it rather than government and politics, is the first to be exposed and punished, rather than the corrupt “public servants”.  The trend toward justice is being set in the minds of much of the public and the momentum is growing for more genuine justice to prevail during the Trump and future conservative administrations.

However, this positive trend will only continue with the reelection of Trump and election of true conservative presidents and members of Congress in all future elections.  A couple of elections with mixed results, won’t solve all our problems; we need to be active in all elections.  We are now being armed with the facts and knowledge of the left’s true agenda; therefore, we Americans must continue the good fight against crime and evil, or it will fester and return with a vengeance.

As President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction…”  How true!

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Ricky Gervais Only Said What we all Were Thinking

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Ricky Gervais has had a nice, long career and obviously doesn’t care if he never works in Hollywood again. That became evident Sunday evening when, while serving as host of the Golden Globe Awards ceremony, he gave the pedophiles and financial exploiters in the nation’s most depraved and despicable community a tongue-lashing of a completely different sort than most of them have become accustomed to, if you know what I mean.

Early in Gervais’s monologue, he said this:

Transcript: “No, no, we got ta drag it out for 3 hours. You could binge watch the entire first season of Afterlife instead of watching this show. That’s a show about a man that wants to kill himself because his wife dies of cancer, and it’s still more fun than this. Ok? [audience laughs] Spoiler alert: Season 2 is on the way, so in the end, he obviously didn’t kill himself, just like Jeffrey Epstein. [more laughs] Shut up! I know he’s your friend, but I don’t care. [audience groans and uncomfortable looks around the tables] But seriously, most films are awful. Lazy. Remakes. Sequels.”

Yes, he obviously just doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about these people, their lifestyles, their ill-earned fame, or if he ever gets to host this program again (this was his 6th time in the role of host of the Golden Globes). That became very evident late in his monologue in another 48-second clip during which he takes vicious shots at Apple, Disney and many other Hollywood institutions. He even goes after Global Church of Climate Change poster child Greta Thunberg in the process. Amazing.

Here’s the clip:

Transcript: “That’s a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company (Apple, whose CEO Tim Cook is at the ceremony) that runs sweat shops in China. [more groans mixed with nervous laughter] So – well, you say you’re woke, but the companies you work for, I mean, Apple, Amazon, Disney – if ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent. [more groans, very few laughs] Wouldn’t you?

“So, if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech, right? You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world, and most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. [more groans and nervous laughter] So, if you win an award, thank your agent and your God and f*ck off. [tepid applause]”

Man, that is epic right there. In a mere 89 total seconds, Gervais stood right there in front of an assembly of Hollywood’s most notorious grifters, abusers and pedophiles and said to them what about 200 million Americans would sacrifice an arm to be able to say to them. There was more truth and real human drama contained in those 89 seconds than in all the films produced by Hollywood combined in 2019.

Good for him. The entertainment community could use a lot more truth-tellers, and a lot fewer pedophiles.

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P.S.:  For those who missed it and care, here is the full monologue:

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Democrats Don’t Need the Mob Anymore: Democrats ARE the Mob

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – New jobless claims fell by another 10,000 last week, as the economy approaches full employment.  New claims totaled 210,000 according to the Labor Department, the lowest level recorded in the U.S. since 1969.  This #Winning never, never, never, ever gets old.

Democrats in action. – Meanwhile, the social justice warriors at Kennesaw Mountain College in Georgia have banned the use of pretty much all the pronouns in the Webster’s Dictionary.  To replace them, the College introduced seven different lists of “gender-neutral” pronouns that students must use when addressing others.  The problem is, it is up to each individual to choose which of the 7 pronoun categories he or she…oops, there is no he or she anymore at KMC…’Ze’ or ‘Ve’ prefers.

The guide further hilariously notes that students “may change their pronouns without changing their name, appearance, or gender identity,” and suggests that preferred pronouns be re-confirmed regularly during “check-ins at meetings or in class.”  Folks, I was in an astronomy class at The University of Texas that had 120 students in it.  A pronoun “check-in” at the start of class would have consumed half of the class time.

“It can be tough to remember pronouns at first,” the guide helpfully points out.  True, but it’s probably easier than wasting time learning stuff like algebra, history and actual English.

More Democrats in action. – In Chicago, Democrat efforts to steal even more elections via mass voter fraud took another step forward with the issuance of what the sanctuary city’s leaders call the “CityID” card.  Matt Dietrich, spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Elections, said that the card “would be a legal form of ID for the board of elections to accept” when any resident attempts to register to vote.

But hey, don’t worry, Dietrich went on, “When you go to register to vote, you do check a box that attests to your citizenship.”  He also assured everyone that the same city officials who are currently actively violating  federal immigration law by enforcing the city’s “sanctuary” status will be policing the situation to make sure that people who knowingly entered the U.S. in violation of  our country’s immigration law don’t lie.  In 1960, John F. Kennedy needed Sam Giancana and the Chicago mob to steal Illinois.  Today, the Democrat Party is the mob, so no help necessary.

Still More Democrats in action. – Retiring Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, speaking at a meeting of the American Enterprise Institute, called the supporters of the Obamacare legislation in 2009-10 “the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.”  Well, yes.  They’re all Democrats.  Great to see the Senator finally getting to air his unfiltered thoughts during his waning days in office.

Speaking of Democrats in action, White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the assembled fake news reporters on Thursday that the Justice Department is conducting a review of the actions by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff, who warned illegal immigrants in her city last Friday to head for the hills because ICE was about to conduct a roundup operation in the area.  This was clearly obstruction of justice, but Mayor Schaff, concerned about the prospect of spending time in the federal pokey, now claims she wasn’t advising anyone to take evasive action, oh no.  She just wanted them all to spend time studying and learning their rights while they sat meekly in their living rooms awaiting the arrival of ICE agents.  It’s an obvious lie – and if she says it to FBI agents, that’s also supposed to be a crime – but that’s what Democrats do.  It’s all they got.

As we all know, Hollywood is pretty much 100% infested with Democrats who just love to give themselves awards for all the award-worthy work they do in making the films they turn out, which, with very rare exceptions, range from horrifically awful to merely mediocre.  The biggest of the 3 dozen or so awards ceremonies, the Oscars, takes place this Sunday, and attendees always find a nice big gift bag sitting on their seat when they arrive.

In tribute to the fact that Hollywood has over the last 5 months been starkly revealed to be a seething cesspit of sexual abuse and depravity, Yahoo News reports that this year’s gift bags will contain ” a key-ring sized pepper spray, a gel pepper spray, two personal body alarms and a kit to test whether your drink has been drugged.”  If news reports are accurate, every woman and boy under the age of 18 will need to use every one of those items to protect them from registered Democrats before the night is over.

Just another day in Democrats are the mob America.

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How an Insane Liberal Money Grab Led to the Parkland School Shootings

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

And she’ll keep saying that so she can continue to use her gig on 60 Minutes as a campaign platform – Oprah Winfrey says she’s “definitely not” running for president.

Better headline: Crazy Person Says Everyone Who Disagrees With Her is Crazy. – Rose McGowan says Trump voters are victims of “Cult brainwashing.”

Now that they’ve gotten their virtue signaling on sexual assault out of the way by wearing black to the Golden Globes Awards show and grown tired of using that #MeToo hashtag with all their Tweets, all the depraved mental midgets in Hollywood have decided to move on signaling their virtue on the gun control frenzy. Boy, that’s surprising, huh?

But of course, in this ongoing media-created national nervous breakdown over the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, guns become quickly of little relevance to those who are actually looking for the truth behind what led to the tragedy. The gun control aspect of it mainly serves to give liberals something to scream about in order to divert attention away from the real root cause, which in such situations pretty much always turns out to be policies that they foist upon our society.

Parkland is just the latest manifestation of this reality. It took more than a week, but we finally discovered several facts on Friday that clarify how a kid with such a long history of violence and mental illness was able to walk into a local high school from which he had been expelled and kill 17 people.

USA Today has a report out detailing the fact that the Broward County Sheriff’s department received at least 18 calls from individuals who know the shooter and were worried that he had access to weapons and would ultimately use them to commit murder. 18 times, and that is in addition to the 39 times local law enforcement was called out to the guy’s home to stop him from harming his relatives.

Did he ever go to jail? No. Was he ever prosectuted? No. Was he ever even charged with a crime? No. Hell, it took the better part of a decade before his repeated violent offenses even got him expelled from school. Many are labeling this a “failure” of local law enforcement and the Broward County School system. Which would be bad enough if only that were true.

But this story only gets worse: It turns out that this was not at all a “failure” of law enforcement and the school system, but rather the result of actual compliance with an idiotic liberal policy that had taken effect in 2009. In that year, Broward County schools and law enforcement entered into a conscious agreement to stop enforcing the law on school campuses in order to “improve” statistics related to student behavior. By improving those statistics – by artificially reducing the number of reported instances of criminal behavior and student arrests – the school district and local law enforcement would gain access to more state and federal funding.

In other words, it was all a money grab, and now 17 people are dead as a result.

But it gets even worse than that. A friend on Facebook points out that in 2016, the Barack Hussein Obama Administration’s Department of Education actually used this Broward County agreement to stop enforcing the law on school campuses (and this really what it is despite all the evasive liberal labeling of it) as a model for new guidelines that were rolled out nationally. Given that compliance with these guidelines will play a role in determining the level of federal school and law enforcement funding, you can bet that they have now been implemented broadly across the country.

So think about it: How many more ticking time bomb kids do we have out there right now, who have exhibited years of mental illness and violent behavior, have access to weapons, are well-known to school administrators and local law enforcement, are legends among their peers, but are still walking around free to harm others because this insane liberal system for grabbing federal dollars discourages the local police and sheriff’s department from doing anything about them?

Much has been made in the last 24 hours about the revelation that no fewer than 4 Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene while the killings were taking place, and did nothing to stop them. But hell, they’d been doing nothing about criminal behavior on school property for almost a decade – so is it any wonder that they just continued in that mode in this situation?

You want to know why liberals invariably knee-jerk to screaming about guns when tragedies like this take place? Because an honest search for the root cause always leads right back to their own insane doorstep.

Just another day in Gun Derangement Syndrome America.

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Who Will Be Left Standing To Mock Donald Trump At Hollywood’s Awards Shows?

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Just when I’ve promised myself to stop writing about Hollywood depravity scandals for awhile, I get up this morning to the following tidbits of news:
    • Actress Denise Richards’ divorce papers say that one of the main reasons her marriage to Charlie Sheen ended because of his sexual obsessions with young boys;
    • Actor George Takkei, who has spent his past five years on Twitter, sanctimoniously telling everyone else how to live their lives, now stands accused by a former male model of sexual assault;
    • Jann Wenner, founder of fake news magazine Rolling Stone, is accused of offering jobs in exchange for sex.  Hey, when everything you’re doing is fake, are actual qualifications really necessary?;
    • Three women have accused “Atomic Blonde” producer David Guilloid of rape.  He apparently considered Harvey Weinstein to be his life’s role model;
    • And now, even actor Richard Dreyfuss stands accused of exposing himself and other acts of harassment by a writer who worked with him back in the 1980s.  This comes just days after Dreyfuss himself accused fellow actor Kevin Spacey of preying on his then-minor son years ago, proving yet again that what goes around comes around.

 

  • Holy cow, that’s just one day’s sleaze oozing out of Hollywood’s whitehead-filled pours.  Imagine what is yet to come from the blackheads.
  • Speaking of actors who sanctimoniously tell the rest of us how to live our lives, Hollywood is about to move into its five month-long season of handing out awards for all the products it created during 2017, all of which fall into the range of so-awful-they’re-unwatchable to mediocre-enough-to-waste-30-to-120-minutes-watching-them.  The official calendar for Hollywoods’ award season lists no fewer than 20 different awards ceremonies at which the depraved culture’s actors, producers, directors, writers, photographers and various other flunkies will have their chance to pontificate about how awful the rest of America is.
  • That list includes awards you’ve heard of, like the Academy Awards, the Peoples’ Choice Awards and the Golden Globes, and many that most have never heard of, like the SAG Awards, the Gotham Awards, the DGA Awards, the NYFCC Awards.  The list goes on and on.  It seems that no one in our society requires positive reinforcement from their peers like Hollywood’s pathetic collection of abusers of women and children.
  • Last year, every one of the awards shows immediately devolved into a competition between award presenters and winners to see who could say the nastiest things about President Donald Trump and those who voted for him.  Because, after all, nothing says “we’re better than you” than a bunch of sexual predators with microphones and cameras lashing out at all us hicks in flyover country.
  • But hey, after everything that has already been revealed about Hollywood’s depraved, sleazy, women-and-child abusing culture, surely that culture’s representatives who appear on stage at these awards events will get a dose of humility, give and accept their various undeserved awards with quiet dignity, and maybe a few will even offer apologies to the rest of America for the unbridled arrogance displayed by their community in the past towards the “little people” who happen to pay their bills.
  • Hah-hah-hah!  I’m cracking myself up here!  Ok, just kidding with you.  It is a very safe bet that what we will see instead is the hosts of the various programs, in their opening monologues, making passing reference to the rampant depravity revealed in all the myriad scandals, and then following up with “But Trump!”, or “But Roy Moore!”, thus freeing everyone else up to just go about their normal business of bashing people they don’t approve of.
  • This is all these people know how to do.  They can’t summon up the most modest level of dignity because most of them surrendered their personal dignity to the Harvey Weinsteins and Kevin Spaceys of the world in exchange for whatever level of fame they have managed to acquire, and those who didn’t knew about what was going on and remained quiet for fear of reprisals by the powerful.  To speak openly and honestly about Hollywood’s culture of abuse is to admit their own culpability.  Far easier to just keep lashing out at the guy with the funny hairdo, and pretend the rest of America is laughing along with all of their uneasy colleagues in the audience.

Just another day in Hollywood Depravity America.

That is all.

 

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America’s Progressive Sub-Cultures – Festering Cesspits of Anti-Woman Depravity

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Why are all Progressive Democrat-dominated institutions such festering cesspits of anti-woman depravity? – The LA Times has a big expose’ this morning that chronicles complaints by dozens of women about the culture of sexual harassment that exists in California’s state capital building.  California government, of course, is dominated by the Democrat Party, which holds super-majority status in both houses of the legislature, the governor’s office, and thus the vast majority of jobs in the state’s myriad government agencies.  Wait, aren’t the Democrats supposed to be the protectors of women’s rights?  Don’t most liberals and progressives and communists who infest the Democrat Party claim to be feminists?  Well, if you believe those things about Democrats, you haven’t been paying close attention lately.
  • Then there’s ABC, a completely leftwing-dominated fake news organization which apparently saw fit to employ a serial sexual harassment specialist – current very liberal NBC political analyst Mark Halperin – for the better part of a decade without ever doing anything to stop his activities.  Like the good Clinton disciples they all are, ABC’s executives will all no doubt claim they had no idea Halperin was preying on young women in their offices, but trust me, I spent 38 years in corporate workplaces, and whenever there is a pathological sexual harasser active in the workplace, most everyone knows.  Anyone who worked closely with Halperin in ABC’s offices during that time and claims to have had no idea what he was up to is almost certainly lying.
  • And it’s not just ABC where Halperin is concerned.  While HBO has cut ties with Halperin, uniformly liberal NBC continues to employ the creep.  No doubt, we will soon see him resume his regular gig with all his leftwing pals on “Morning Joe”.  Of course, Joe, Mika and all the other liberal regulars on that show claim to have had no idea that their morning coffee buddy was a serial woman abuser.  Those Clintonian talking points sure do get around.
  • And speaking of lying about not knowing, next we have all the Democrat politicians and leftwing actors who are today claiming they had no idea what Harvey Weinstein was up to during his 30-year reign of terror over seemingly every aspiring actress in Hollywood.  Weinstein, who over the years gave and raised millions of dollars for Democrat politicians, is just the tip of the vast iceberg of the rampant anti-woman culture that has dominated the almost uniformly leftwing Hollywood community pretty much since its inception a century ago.  Even the leftwing women – like Meryl Streep, who once called Weinstein “my God” on national television – who claim to be friends of the hundreds of women who were abused by Weinstein and other men who have been exposed thus far, tell us they just had no idea that all this was going on.
  • Think of that:  A century of a culture in which men rampantly and ubiquitously abuse women, and apparently no one noticed until the NYTimes outed the ogre Weinstein on its front page.  Is that really possible?  No, of course it isn’t possible.
  • In all of these cases, in all of these various Democrat-dominated sub-cultures of our society, what is the common denominator (other than that the players are almost all leftwing Democrats)?  The common thread in all of them is that everyone in these Democrat-dominated sub-cultures is happy as a clam to remain quiet while women are serially abused, because they think they stand to benefit from the abusers.
  • The Weinstein example is obvious.  Weinstein wielded enormous influence and power, and produced high profile films in which most everyone in Hollywood wanted to eventually be involved.  No one wanted to cross the Ogre because they knew doing so would inevitably harm their career.  So they remained silent and pretended not to know.
  • With Halperin, ABC had a rising star in the realm of political news.  His presence as the network’s director of political news lent credibility to the operation that it obviously did not deserve.  Plus, doing anything to stop Halperin probably meant litigation and public scandal, and no corporation wants to deal with that.  So ABC execs did nothing and waited for their problem to go away, which he eventually did.
  • In the California legislature, well, everything there is all about power and influence, i.e., just like Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood.  There’s no mystery here.
  • I could go into many other examples, such as the reality that the entire Democrat Party has become active supporters of the implementation of Sharia law in various Muslim communities around the country, and will remain so as long as it can rely on most U.S. Muslims to reliably vote for Democrats.  Nothing says anti-women’s rights like the implementation of Sharia law.
  • But this is today’s Democrat Party, and today’s liberal cultures in America.  Women who continue to support it do so at their own peril.

Just another day in anti-woman Democrats America.

That is all.

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The Hollywood/Democrat/Media Protection Racket Will Be Hard To Kill

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Getting tired of all this winning yet? – The USDA reported on Monday that the number of Americans receiving benefits from the federal food stamps program dropped by more than 1.5 million in just the first 6 months of the Donald Trump presidency.  At the state level, food stamp enrollments are down in 42 of 50 states during the same time period.  Data is not available for months after July, but it is likely that this trend reversed during September with the landfalls of three major hurricanes on the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, which displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes.  But overall, this is just another sign of the economy’s job-creating response to the Trump Administration’s efforts to reduce regulatory burdens on the business community.
  • Ok, well, I knew a little bit…ok, well, maybe I knew more than a little bit…ok, well… – Big-time actor Matt Damon, who just a couple of weeks ago expressed his utter shock and surprise that Big-Time Hollywood Muckety-Muck and his good friend Harvey Weinstein was a serial woman abuser, told an interviewer on ABC Monday that, well, he did know that his buddy Harvey had heinously harassed Brad Pitt’s then-22 year-old girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow back in 1996.  The reason he knew about that incident is because he was told by his other good friend, Pitt.  Naturally, Damon, being the big-time Hollywood star he is, was let off without any sort of followup question to this admission by the ABC fake journalist who was posing as his interviewer.
  • What we are inevitably going to keep finding out as this ballooning scandal continues to grow, is that pretty much every one of these big-time Hollywood figures and Democrat politicians who have expressed their utter shock and dismay to “learn” of their friend Harvey’s disgusting behavior actually knew about their friend Harvey’s behavior all along, but went along with the Hollywood/Democrat/media cult of omerta about the thug because they all hoped to at some point benefit from their good friend Harvey’s power and money.
  • Mr. Damon, after all, and his other good buddy Ben Affleck – who has been catching heat for revelations about his own poor behavior towards women – became big-time movie stars themselves when their indie film “Good Will Hunting” won two 1997 Academy Awards after being picked up and funded by…drum roll, please…Harvey Weinstein.  They’ve both profited handsomely by working with Weinstein on other projects since then.
  • And talk about keeping the omerta pact, Brad Pitt has remained mum about his pal Harvey for more than 20 years despite having long-term relationships with not just one but two actresses who were targets of Weinstein’s humiliations, Ms. Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, who also charges that she was assaulted by Weinstein in the early years of her career.  It’s almost like he was asking his pal Harvey for referrals.  For a real man, keeping that silence for all those years would have been pretty much impossible to do.  But we’re not talking about real men here, we’re talking about big-time actors, who only pretend to be real men on film.
  • All these revelations about Hollywood’s debased, depraved culture are having an impact at the box office, as big-budget films like “GeoStorm” and “The Snowman” tanked badly this past weekend, joining a long and growing list of Hollywood casualties this year.
  • And we haven’t even gotten around to all the pedophiles yet.  As actor Corey Feldman points out, one of the major reasons why is because Hollywood has been so successful over the years getting California’s Democrats to put in place libel laws that are designed to shield the abusers, just another legacy of that political party’s disgraceful partnership with a depraved community.  Naturally, after a round of interviews on the subject last week, it was widely reported by the mainstream news media that Feldman had been arrested over the weekend on marijuana possession charges when his tour bus was stopped by Louisiana police.  Feldman had to take to his Twitter feed to clarify that, while several others on the bus were charged with possession of drugs, he was neither arrested nor charged with anything.
  • But Feldman is used to receiving this kind of treatment from the fake news media.  When he first began speaking out in 2013 about how he and fellow child star Corey Haim were passed around by child abusers early in their careers, he was famously berated by reliable celebrity shill Barbara Walters when he made the mistake of appearing on “The View”.
  • What Hollywood’s culture of depravity has had going on with the media and the Democrat Party for many years now is a classic protection racket.  As law enforcement officials have found out with the mob, protection rackets die hard.  It’s going to take a lot of courage on the part of the many, many women and child actors who were abused to break this one up.  So far, anyway, we’re off to a promising start.

Just another day in Hollywood protection racket America.

That is all.

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