MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
I am sure that many of my core audience will tell me that they have written off Hollywood or they do not watch movies or TV because they are all caught up in the idea that everyone in the movie or TV industry is a pedophile or an adrenochrome blood drinker.
Well, I have been involved in the movie scene and while there are plenty of degenerate behaviors that go on at the Hollywood soirees—there are plenty of people that are hardworking creative types that have no desire to flaunt their politics.
There are plenty of movie and TV types that wish to lay low and avoid the crowds and they also are getting tired of the hypocrisy and hate that they see being encouraged by the Hollywood elite.
They will be the first to tell you of how annoying these self-important celebrities are as they preach against “global warming” yet they fly around in private planes to their countless homes.
Others are fed up with Rock stars that lecture us about COVID-19 or how much better they are now that they contribute to charities to get a tax break,
And there are many people outside of Hollywood that ate disgusted by leftist stars decrying the evils of the Second Amendment as their personal bodyguards pack more heat than Clint Eastwood or Chuck Norris.
Yea, Hollywood is really beginning to suck – and it is because of Woke critics and woke entertainers that wish to tell us how to live our lives.
But there is more this insidious trend.
Somewhere between the hypocrisy and the culture modeling there is an underlying hate simmering in Hollywood—something that will destroy it unfortunately.
The hidden power of Hollywood is in the process of trying to win over the hearts and the minds of the people. They will do so even if it means eating some of their own.
The have the advantage because they control the media, and the media controls the culture.
When political extremists create and control what we watch or listen to—the entire population becomes programmed and triggered politically.
Politics right now is probably the closest we’ve come to a full-blown horror story as anything supernatural or paranormal in a long time.
When the pain of human beings becomes a political tool, we face a double standard when it comes to morality and the horror can be found in some of the responses human beings give when predators begin to close in on their neighbors.
We are beginning to realize that psychological predators are now running Hollywood and this is not some satanic or Jewish conspiracy – it is a conspiracy of follow the leader –and peer pressure as Hollywood pretends that it is our critical parent.
I was one of those unfortunate souls that recorded the Academy Awards and then skimmed through it to see just how badly the woke have infiltrated Hollywood. The day after the awards show it was reported that viewership fell below what is usually pretty high numbers and regardless of what prejudices exist against Hollywood it is usually the most watched show of the year.
But Sunday’s viewership was 9,8 million viewers and this represents a steep drop from what the show used to bring in. Just seven years ago, the Oscars nabbed more than 40 million viewers.
The mainstream media was aghast, they were flummoxed and wondered what is going on – is Hollywood dead – has it jumped the shark, will they ever recover from what can be seen as rock bottom?
Of course, CNN blamed it on the pandemic – but when locked down in your homes you have a captive audience.
Well, suffice to say there are many movie lovers out there that know what is wrong with Hollywood—it has been taken over by the Woke and the Deep State.
Hollywood is suffering from an identity crisis because they somehow believe that all movies have to have some sort of justice warrior theme.
For example, the best animated short film was called “If Anything Happens I Love You.”
I never heard of this short and so I curious as to why it was considered the best.
I found it on Netflix and watched it with my stepson, Liam.
The animated short was simple 2 D animation about a couple who is mourning the loss of child that has been killed in a school shooting. When it was over Liam looked at me and said “I am going upstairs—this is two heavy handed and I didn’t like it.
Liam, my stepson, was once locked down in his school because a student brought a shot gun to the building that was across from his.
The student walked into a classroom at Parkrose High School, intending to use the firearm to take his own life—a Football and Track coach convinced him to put down the firearm and for that day there was no bloodshed.
Liam said “what has happened to animated cartoons?” Why are they so dismal – they are supposed to give us escape instead I have to see an American flag on the screen while I hear kids being shot?”
He said do not get me wrong the video is effective and it makes its point – it is just that this is Hollywood now – preachy and no fun.
Yes – I would agree – it appears that critics who are woke have steered us into this dark cave where everything we watch has to have some sort of a lesson – or it has to convince us that America is no longer a place where we can just enjoy the escapism that comes with movies or even music.
They actually believe that what they are doing is healthy and that it is tough love, teaching us to hate the police, hate ourselves, and hate the past.
They operate in hate and they are restructuring the culture in ways that can be seen as brutal and heavy handed.
Hollywood’s hate of America is something they have to get out of their system and the politics of agenda appear to be the product not only of zealot and extreme leftists but the agendas that have been created by the Pentagon to sew hate into the fabric of our nation.
First of all we need to understand that there is healthy debate where the right and left voice their concerns – in Hollywood there is an unseen hand that dictates the zeitgeist or the spirit of the times.
Consider the basic principles that distinguish right and left – not just in the US, but more widely. In broad terms, people on the right side of the political spectrum tend to value social hierarchy, order and tradition. Those on the left are more likely to value equality and change – especially change that advances equality. Since the general movement in Western countries over the centuries has been from away from rigid social hierarchy think monarchies and toward equality think democracy, women’s rights, civil rights, the left has been much more associated with bucking long-established policies and practices and pushing for changes that empower a wider group of people.
So, at any point in history, the left is much more likely to be seen as criticizing the status quo – meaning the country as it stands or its traditions – than is the right. And they’re more willing to point out a country’s faults – the uncomfortable facts of history, such as, in the case of the US, slavery, the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II and the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) overturning foreign governments. But criticism and acknowledgement of unflattering truths is not hate, though, so there’s more to the story.
Another important distinction is that those on the right fundamentally value benefits coming to “in-groups” – “us”, as opposed to “them”. The left, with their emphasis on equality, values benefits allocated more widely beyond their in-group. That sort of thinking logically means that the right will be more attached to “our country” and the left is more comfortable thinking internationally. Not surprisingly, then, saving the planet from the effects of climate change resonates more on the left and “America first” – one of Trump’s slogans – appeals more to the right.
So how does all this lead to talk of the left hating America? Because of prioritizing different values, each side has different “triggers” – words and acts that carry a hefty emotional weight and evoke strong reactions.
Triggers that infuriate the left, not surprisingly given their emphasis on equality, are often things that imply bigotry or disrespect toward traditionally marginalized groups. But for the right in the USA, highly charged emotional triggers include things that suggest disrespect for their in-groups and traditions, like words and acts that seem to disrespect the flag, the military and the national anthem – and the Confederate flag for many white Southerners.
Hollywood is no longer a business that creates escapist entertainment – it has become a triggering mechanism for mind control.
It can be argued that people have been bludgeoned psychologically and Hollywood helps by triggering these darker parts of the psyche.
The demand for a solution against all things that trigger or otherwise offend is catching up to us and as the great George Carlin once said “Political Correctness is Fascism pretending to be manners.”
People are lost – they are confused and some as George Orwell once observed are caught in the confusion of doublethink. Unfortunately, our world cannot be figured out without understanding its strangeness, especially now — since we have so much of it.
Uncertainty is the only certainty.
But give Hollywood two hours and they will give you the reason why all of this is happening.
If you find yourself being brainwashed by the media, then you probably already know that there are members of the intelligence community – CIA, NSA, and others that are experts on everything. They are now showing up in news segments putting out what the Pentagon wants you to hear and in the process keep feeding the monster of disinformation that was once shunned by journalists.
Politicians and apparently now, teenage girls are experts that can explain almost anything, even if they said it was impossible. But their explanations should not blind us to the significance of the signal given by unexpected events.
The bottom line: the circus we are in is ripe with strangeness, where the explanations of the unexpected are inherent of low reliability, and, most importantly, we should expect further surprises.
Whatever happens you can bet Hollywood will trigger someone – maybe even a mass of people—and those who refuse to be triggered or even manipulated are walking away –they are shutting down – because things are becoming unfunny, censored, canceled, and erased.
We are seeing extremists pushing agendas that we know are crazy and we see some people who that lack the will to say stop – or expose it for its absurdity out of fear of reprisal from the more vocal extremists that are reshaping the narrative and history in their own image—or the image they want it to be – sanitized or even brutalized for their own political agenda.
Hollywood has joined with the extremists which by percentile is the minority—and they wish to exploit the hate that very little of the population embraces.
They wish to exploit the deep ideology of tearing down everything that we once stood for. It is about tearing down and canceling things that others have created that the mob does not agree with. It is even the ideology of even ruining someone’s life—it is also the idea that all things are solved in a war room and with a push of a button we see lives disappear by remote control.
The ideology enables a person to rationalize that evil is at least somehow preparing the groundwork for some better state of society in the future.
Again after we tear down what bothers us – we have nothing more to tear down except each other… our constitution, our way of being governed. Then the anger spreads – and a new scapegoat becomes the target of war – Hollywood in all of their wokeness has succumbed to their own disdain for America and the disdain for themselves.
Hollywood is so overcome with hate that they hate themselves.
I find it sad, even pitiful that neither side, left or right sees the similarities between their behavior and that of their opponents: exaggerated fears, and in response pinning their hopes on empty suits with empty promises.
This is well illustrated by a speech that was given by Tyler Perry when he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars Sunday night. Tyler Perry’s speech has gone viral on the internet, however, it has been met with criticism by extremist liberals because Perry made the unforgivable sin of saying that he – a Black man refuses hate – even against the police.
In his speech, Perry recalled his homeless past, his mother’s experience growing up in the Jim Crow South and how she taught him “to refuse blanket judgment.”
He said in his speech:
“My mother taught me to refuse hate. She taught me to refuse blanket judgment. And in this time, with all of the internet and social media and algorithms and everything that wants us to think a certain way, the 24-hour news cycle, it is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, and I want to remember: just refuse hate. Don’t hate anybody.
I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican or because they are Black or White. Or LBGTQ. I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I refuse to hate someone because they are Asian. I would hope we would refuse hate.
And I want to take this Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and dedicate it to anyone who wants to stand in the middle. No matter what’s around the wall, stand in the middle. Because that’s where healing, that’s where conversation happens, that’s where change happens. It happens in the middle. So anyone who wants to meet me in the middle to refuse hate, to refuse blanket judgment, and to lift someone’s feet off the ground, this one is for you, too.”
Yes, it was a good speech – but it was met with jeers from the justice warrior crowd. It was also noted that a lot of the audience was shocked and dismayed that he included police in his statements – one that triggered many in the audience.
The Oscars audience stopped clapping after Perry urged Americans not to hate police officers during his inspirational speech.
Tyler continued his speech and called on people to come together and put their differences aside.
Perry’s speech raised eyebrows with many on social media after he mentioned not hating police officers alongside the other groups.
Kathleen Newman-Bremang, senior editor at Refinery29, an entertainment website focused on women, criticized Perry’s speech for mentioning police officers between Americans who had faced discrimination.
She tweeted: “Police officers are not an oppressed group. No one ‘hates’ the police because of undue prejudice. It’s because they engage in state-sanctioned violence against all of the groups Tyler Perry said we shouldn’t hate.”
Another user uploaded a picture of the video game character Vault Boy with the words “hold up” alongside a tweet, which read: “Tyler Perry slipping in ‘police officer’ between LGBTQ and Asian.”
Kevin Gosztola, the managing editor of Shadowproof, a press organization that aims to expose abuses of power in government and business, said: “Tyler Perry is here to tell the Oscars that police are a race or ethnicity who do not deserve your hate.”
Perry’s speech was not the only point of contention surrounding the Oscars, with fans earlier this year decrying the Academy’s decision to snub Delroy Lindo for his role in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods.”
Chinese social media users found their messages congratulating Beijing-born Chloé Zhao and her multiple-award-winning film “Nomadland” were being deleted on Weibo, the country’s equivalent to Twitter.
Zhao, who was educated in the U.K. and U.S. made seemingly critical comments about China, which caused several of the country’s social media users to turn on her.
Again, this proves my point that Hollywood is no longer a place where dreams come true – but a place where nightmares are triggered.
It is easy to tolerate political interventions from celebrities when we agree with what they are saying. The Hollywood elite are usually – if superficially – liberal, broadly centrist, moderate and pro-environment. But the problem is not the message, rather that the messengers haven’t earned the authority to tell the public what they should care about or who they should vote for.
I mean I admire Regina King and I liked the movie One Night in Miami – but it is hard for me to hear her talk about Justice and inequality when she is wearing a Custom Louis Vuitton dress with sequins and diamonds.
Hollywood has always been the example of a lush fantasy –with a naive world view.
When the talking motion picture arrived on the scene back in 1927, it changed the way Hollywood dealt with actors – some of them were ruined because they had bad voice presence and some were let go because they couldn’t sing – but what was said to be the death of Hollywood –was actually a plus.
When the television arrived – Hollywood again was sacred that no one would come to the theater.
But with enhanced sound, and even 3-D movies people still were in theaters watching their favorite movies.
Home videos also threatened the theater experience and Hollywood was worried. But still people went to the theater.
Now with the pandemic and the advent of simultaneously releasing films on video and in the theater – Hollywood is worried again.
But there is something to be said about the film Godzilla vs. King that allegedly saved the box office during the pandemic. It saved the box office because it was fun –it was escapist entertainment – lacking in this so-called Woke message.
Hollywood better learn fast about how with all the past obstacles it has faced – the woke crowd and the woke critics are ruining everything and they should be put on notice.
It just might be the very thing that will kill Hollywood.