Saturday, December 12, 2009

Boo For Hollywood

It is only slightly comforting to hear of a handful of conservative actors coming out of the liberal closet, so to speak, but the effect they are having on the overall ideological battle is negligible, providing little more than comfort to those who share their beliefs. The real power still lies in the monolith of the creative machine to shape the opinions of their somewhat hypnotized viewers.

These viewers are, by and large, not political creatures and as such absorb the twisted visions of the purveyors of "entertainment" without an awareness of doing so. It is nearly a subliminal indoctrination, and therein lies the danger. Seeking the simple refuge of fantasy from a tough day in the real world, people are easy targets for messages that may ordinarily run contrary to their own beliefs if they were actively engaged in the debate.

For example, mention Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly to someone who has never cared to discover for themselves the messages delivered by these men, and they will invariably roll their eyes and say, "Oh, that guy?". This is because they hear the likes of Joy Bahar or Barbara Walters cavalierly complain that talk radio personalities "spew hate".

Combined with liberal writers who cleverly weave into their scripts the same sort of condemnation, people receive a visual enforcement of the false indictment. Case in point: The episode of Law And Order that aired earlier this week revolved around a man who was killing the children of illegal immigrants ostensibly at the behest of a local radio talker. But Law and Order took make-believe a step further.

Actor John Larroquette's character in the show condemns real life radio personalities by name, saying, "Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, all of 'em, they are like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate...They've convinced folks that immigrants are the problem, not corporations that fail to pay a living wage or a broken health care system...". Here is a clip of Bill O'Reilly's reaction to that airing:



Dick Wolf, the shows producer, and his ilk are the one's using an unwitting audience for their propaganda, shaping the opinions of those who are merely seeking some down time and who passively receive the misguided views of the propagandists. The people who listen to talk radio for the purpose of obtaining information do so proactively and are therefore much better informed.

This insidious practice of the left goes virtually unchecked while liberals are actually attempting to silence the rest of us. It is ironic that the denizens of the fantasy world accuse radio talk show hosts of "spreading ignorance and hate", using lies to accomplish their agenda. While there may be an errant whacko on the right who engages in a violent act, violence is an epidemic mainstay of the left.

The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), was responsible for torching millions of dollars worth of SUV's because they wanted to save the planet. (Never mind the toxic fumes from all that burning gas, plastic and rubber). Compare how many liberal demonstrations end in violent clashes with police and property destruction with the number of incidents by conservative protests (Tea Parties).

Some radio hosts go into the streets to interview ordinary people going about their day, and the listener is "treated" to some astounding views. Many young people have clearly been so brainwashed that they think socialism is a great idea. They actually believe that the federal government should give everyone housing, transportation, health care, etc. Many of these people were born after the collapse of the Soviet Union and have no conception of the bleak existence that such a society delivers.

Law and Order's version of America's true problems, along with silly talk shows such as The View is where these kids get their "ideas". Perhaps they would do well to at least be personally exposed to the other side before making such an important decision. It would also be a fine day when conservative actors did not need to live in fear for their jobs.

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1 comment:

God Of Bacon said...

Has there ever been an author, script writer or other similar person who did not inject his/her political opinions into their work? Whether you agree with Dick Wolf or not is immaterial. He's just one more guy doing what they all do.