What happened to Hollywood? How did that town go from blacklisting people even suspected of being communists to fully embracing the tenets and ideologies of Karl Marx? What could have caused this shift?
Well, for one thing, many of the people in power in Tinsel Town nowadays come from groups that typically side with the Left. The Left’s empty messages of tolerance, acceptance, and equality have ensnared large swaths of the minority and LGBT communities. As cultural icons become increasingly diverse, the powers that be in Hollywood are bringing in increasingly Leftist ideas.
Being at the forefront of culture in the United States—and much of the rest of the world—these leaders let their influence dictate what is and isn’t acceptable in society as they see it. Over the past 30ish years, conservatism has grown increasingly unacceptable in the entertainment world.
Sure, we’ve got a few stalwarts left—Clint Eastwood, Tim Allen, and Sylvester Stallone, for example—but many of these men and women are in the waning years of their careers. Once they step out of the limelight for good, the conservative voices in Hollywood will be all but gone.
There are a few younger Conservatives out there, but they run the risk of being blacklisted like Vince Vaughn, Roseanne Barr, or our favorite Twitter hero James Woods. For the most part, actors like Adam Sandler and Bruce Willis stay quiet and don’t voice their political opinions, which lets them keep working.
Conservatives Flounder While Liberals Flourish
Meanwhile, Liberals are encouraged to voice their various and sundry opinions, especially on issues relating to Donald Trump.
In fact, not only are they encouraged to speak out, but they’re practically rewarded with prime roles and big money.
But there’s a third segment of Hollywood, made up of conservatives and liberals alike, that doesn’t even TOUCH politics. This largely-silent group is probably making the smartest play here. If you’re truly about the business of making money in entertainment, it’s best to not alienate half of your audience.
But despite that, the shame is that there are people—good and honest people—who are getting canceled for not dancing to the beat of the entertainment industry’s Leftist drum.
Did you hear about Grant Napear?
Napear is a long-time sports announcer for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. However, he recently got suspended for a remark that was so benign that it seems incredibly disingenuous for him to have gotten punished at all.
And the worst part is that he was just answering a question honestly.
Was He Set Up?
On Sunday, former Kings player Demarcus Cousins asked Napear about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement, specifically as it relates to the ongoing George Floyd protests.
Napear tweeted back in part: “All Lives Matter…Every Single One!”
Hey!!!! How are you? Thought you forgot about me. Haven't heard from you in years. ALL LIVES MATTER…EVERY SINGLE ONE!!! https://t.co/DfzKl3w0jm
— Grant Napear (@GrantNapearshow) June 1, 2020
And THIS is what got him suspended. Can you imagine?!
Holding ALL life valuable is now being punished by the Liberal elite.
In an effort to apologize for this (as ridiculous as it sounds), Napear took to a local radio station to tell his city his side of the story, “I’m not as educated on BLM as I thought I was,” Napear said. “I had no idea that when I said ‘All Lives Matter’ that it was counter to what BLM is trying to get across.”
Do you see how they’re making things difficult?
There is nothing wrong with saying, “All lives matter.” It encompasses everything and everyone, so it really can’t be against the BLM movement.
How do you avoid it? Maybe BLM should add a word to their organization’s name. “Black Lives Matter Too” makes MUCH more sense, and it more accurately conveys what they’re trying to accomplish.
It’s a more powerful statement, and it doesn’t penalize people that say “all lives matter.”
Either way, what’s happening in Hollywood isn’t going to get any better any time soon…
And only WE can change that.
Don’t forget that you have power as a consumer.
They may not listen to our voices, but they’ll listen to our wallets.
“This lie of political correctness is bringing this country down. You just want to break through it all.” – Jon Voight