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Hollywood blacklist redux
Posted By Joseph Farah On 09/05/2003 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
Wow! The response to my idea of bringing back the Hollywood blacklist was overwhelming.
I seem to have struck a chord with the American people who are, apparently, as fed up with the spoiled-brat political activists masquerading as entertainers as I am.
And it seems I did overlook more than a few offenders in my haste to float the idea of exacting a price on these dilettantes who never seem to miss an opportunity to take a cheap shot at their own country – the one that provides them with their wealth, their fame and their platforms.
Let the blacklisting begin. Avoid these enemies of the people. Don’t put another penny in their pockets:
Are there more? Sure. I could fill a book. Maybe we’ll get there. Maybe, suggests one reader, it would be easier to list the Hollywood performers, directors and writers not making fools of themselves. Mel Gibson comes to mind.
If we support these leeches, we contribute to the surrender of our culture to an anti-American value system.
We have to fight back. That means confrontation.
Each individual action may seem too insignificant to trifle with, yet, as Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
There was a time, not long ago, in this country when the church played a powerful role in influencing the entertainment industry. From 1933 until the late 1960s, every major Hollywood studio submitted its scripts for approval to the Protestant Film Office and the Roman Catholic Church’s Legion of Decency. When the churches abandoned Hollywood (not the other way around, by the way), the negative result was both predictable and dramatic.
Today, nothing short of a general cultural reawakening – a spiritual revival, if you will – can save us from ourselves. All of us, not just Hollywood, need constant reminding that there are, indeed, moral absolutes in this universe of ours. There are right ways and wrong ways of behaving.
Our only hope is to stop ignoring the corrosive evil that surrounds us. Confront it. Battle it. Defeat it.
Stand up for America. Stand up to these pathetic loudmouths in Hollywood.
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