In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Party members of Orwell’s futuristic society are forced to watch daily the government’s Two Minutes’ Hate… a film projected on telescreens depicting The Party’s enemies. The purpose was to brainwash its own skeptical citizens and reinforce the rest using emotionally based sound and images. Today, we just call it television.
The marriage between the Democrat Party and Hollywood is the new Big Brother. And Big Brother is tasked with indoctrinating a large society into a left wing perspective. The most efficient way is to present a single message to a massive audience and this is done organically, yet methodically, through your television using story, character, dialogue, comedy and/or drama.
Just as Sergey Eisenstein realized in 1925 he could manipulate the audience emotions through editing and contrasting images in Battleship Potemkin, Socialist Joseph Stalin realized that film was a propaganda tool that could rewrite history and control a nation. And almost 100 years later, Hollywood has perfected this art into subtly promoting their political agenda and demonizing their political enemies.
This past week the White House delayed the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden by an hour, clearly harming the viewership numbers and success NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, a show produced and hosted by potential Republican nominee and President Obama’s political enemy Donald Trump.
While the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden was good news that all Americans could rejoice in hearing (with the exception of Michael Moore), many of the celebrities in Hollywood, those same celebrities who demonized the previous Republican administration for its “War on Terror,” took the opportunity to Tweet and give all the credit to Obama.
NeNe Leakes, a competitor on this season’s Celebrity Apprentice who also stars on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, tweeted: “Mr Trump, Barack Obama is kicking yo ass! Now what?”
Comedian Jimmy Fallon tweeted, “Got Bin Laden AND interrupted Celebrity Apprentice? Win for Obama all around.”
Actor Neil Patrick Harris tweeted: “Everyone is sitting around my living room, mouths agape. Wow, what a night. Thank you, Mr. President, for such an eloquent speech.”
Director Spike Lee tweeted: “President Obama ‘May God Bless you and May God Bless The United States of America.”
The news of Osama bin Laden’s death bumped Barack Obama’s approval ratings by approximately 5 points. Nevermind rising gas prices, rising inflation, a weakening of the dollar, an over-inflated stock market, the unemployment rate getting worse, a horrible housing market, the public debt getting out of control, the broken campaign promise after broken campaign promise as well as all the utter hypocrisy… No, Hollywood celebrities are hell bent on singing the praises of the President with whom they share a left wing agenda.
But singing the praises of those in their own party is not enough.
Just like every good story that comes out of Hollywood, there must be an evil villain. Vilifying President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney worked for Democrats in 2006 and 2008. Bush was often presented as a red neck idiot and Cheney as Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, or Mr. Potter from It’s A Wonderful Life, or Darth Vader from Star Wars. Take your pick.
This past week, there seemed to be an uptick in hateful rhetoric coming out of Hollywood and hitting our television screens.
“So, in [the video game] Penalty of Death, you can create your own character. So, I made myself Glenn Beck. So, if I die, I don’t feel bad.”
Really? The writers and Network Executive could’ve chosen Adolf Hitler, or Genghis Khan, or Attila the Hun, or Vlad the Impaler, or even a dozen other notoriously horrible people in world history that all individuals wouldn’t feel bad about dying, but instead chose to go with an individual that represents a right wing agenda and whom is supported mainly by Republicans.
On Saturday night, NBC’s Saturday Night Live hosted by Tina Fey lived up to their usual left wing agenda.
In a skit titled, GOP Debate, Fox News’ Shepard Smith was said to have an “unsettling voice.” Gov. Mitt Romney was characterized as “rich, disconnected, dead fish, and looks like a villain in a Lifetime movie.” Rep. Michelle Bachmann was portrayed as a psychotic woman straight out of Fatal Attraction who “comes across as intense and a little sexy” before becoming totally crazy. And then there was favorite SNL target Gov. Sarah Palin. Tina Fey portrayed the governor and stated that she was happy to be back on Fox, a network that not only pays her, but gives her the questions ahead of time and that “I hope the lame-stream media won’t twist my words by repeating them verbatim.” She finished up her role as Palin suggesting that aside from reality television and Twitter, she offers the American people an increase in her knowledge of policy matters because she recently filmed Hangover 3 in the Middle East and that she recently purchased Rosetta Stone English.
They end the skit with this line, “In Conclusion, we would like to congratulate Barack Obama on his re-election.” Really?
Seth Meyers, head writer of SNL and anchor of Weekend Update, suggested that Obama should currently be at a 100% approval rating following the death of Osama bin Laden, yet his approval rating was only up to 56%… his highest in two years (one of Obama’s highest ratings from one selected poll several days prior). And as Seth concluded, “Which means there is absolutely nothing he can do to please the other 44%.”
Had this current administration been a Republican administration, there is no doubt that Obama would’ve been lampooned for playing golf that day and being the most underdressed man in the Situation Room… and Hillary would’ve been made fun of for holding her hand over her mouth in what appears to be a gasp, yet trying to explain it away as her covering her mouth due to an allergy-induced cough.
But wait, our modern day Big Brother wasn’t finished.
On Sunday Night, A&E’s “Breakout Kings,” a show that has been absent of politics up to this point, finally took a side. One felon says to Special Deputy U.S. Marshal, “Why do heart transplant recipients prefer hearts from Republicans?” To which the Marshal says, “Because they’ve never been used.” Why does such a stereotype exist? Nobody can really say, yet the Left in this nation continues to utter such clichés in the face of contradictory evidence.
In 2007, Syracuse Professor Arthur C. Brooks, published a book titled, “Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism.” Quite frankly, those on the right have much bigger hearts than those on the left. For example:
1. Although left wing families’ incomes average 6% higher than those of right wing families, right wing-headed households give 30% more to charity than the average left wing-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).
2. Right wingers also donate more time and give more blood.
3. Residents of the states that voted for John Kerry in 2004 gave smaller percentages of their incomes to charity than did residents of states that voted for George Bush.
4. Bush carried 24 of the 25 states where charitable giving was above average.
5. In the 10 reddest states, in which Bush got more than 60% majorities, the average personal income donated to charity was 3.5%. Residents of the bluest states, which gave Bush less than 40%, donated just 1.9%.
6. People who reject the idea that “government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality” give an average of four times more than people who accept that proposition.
Hollywood finds a way to subvert the prevailing truth using sinister platitudes cleverly disguised as a funny line whose main purpose is to make the audience laugh, but sole purpose is to indoctrinate. And that was just a few shows caught out of hundreds on television and in a short period of time.
But there is more currently being produced. HBO is currently working on Game Change, presumably an anti-Palin movie produced almost exclusively by Barack Obama supporters. HBO has also green lit a mini-series project on Dick Cheney based on Barton Gellman’s book “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency” and the Frontline documentary The Dark Side (insert Darth Vader joke here), which is also almost exclusively produced by Obama supporters. TNT is currently producing an episode of Rizzoli & Isles in which Bill O’Reilly, another favorite of Republicans, will play himself… a murder suspect.
So, there you have this week’s Hollywood’s version of Two Minutes’ Hate. Hopefully, your emotions, thoughts and political perspectives weren’t as manipulated as the Party members in Nineteen Eighty-Four. And hopefully, the marriage between the Democrat Party and Hollywood will soon end in a divorce.
In the meantime, everyone has to remain vigilant as we watch television… no matter how innocuous it seems.