The rest of my family went to see Avengers: Endgame last night. I had gone to an early screening and couldn’t take everyone, so the rest of the crew left me with the baby for four hours while they enjoyed Hollywood’s biggest movie (well, biggest once it passes Avatar). While they were gone, the baby and I discussed politics and how it is driven in many ways by Hollywood.
Americans are addicted to entertainment. We’re a pleasure-seeking society and one of the biggest draws every weekend is the local movie theater. But in the Trump era, Hollywood has revealed its true colors. We’ve always known they were progressives. Now, we’re realizing that many in Hollywood, from writers and directors to actors themselves, are absolutely unhinged in their hatred for anything conservative.
Most conservatives agree this has always been the case. Hollywood’s “progressive actorvists” have been at the forefront of groups directly opposed to the pro-life movement, gun owners’ rights, and even the capitalism that has helped them achieve their fame and fortune. They’ve promoted LGBTQ superior rights, anti-Trump protesters, and open borders policies.
What’s worse is a chunk of every single dollar we fork over to them goes directly to electing Democrats. Actors are prime candidates for holding big-donor fundraisers in their swanky Malibu mansions for whichever Democrat they believe can win elections around the country. One can make a very valid argument that the biggest reason Beto O’Rourke came so close to unseating Ted Cruz in Texas is because Hollywood dollars and endorsements got behind the former punk rocker as if he was the latest iteration of Robert Kennedy.
In fact, some even compared him to the late Senator.
This must be understood, so I’ll say it again. Every time you buy a movie ticket or pay your subscription fee to Netflix, part of your money is going to Democrats. It’s being given to radical pro-abortion groups like NARAL. It’s funding Everytown for Gun Safety. It’s helping criminal illegal immigrants evade capture.
It’s giving power to these people:
Few in Hollywood have actual policy ideas. Their influence over American politics is manufactured by their popularity, a popularity given to them by everyone who supports them by watching them. That means me. That means you.
I’m done. I’ve already canceled Netflix over their proposed Georgia boycott. My family went to see Avengers: Endgame, the last movie they’ll see until Hollywood stops being so radically leftist. That means we’ll only see a handful of movies every year, movies that are unambiguously right-leaning and not made by progressives who inadvertently told a patriotic tale. I thought Zero Dark Thirty was a great movie that gave an honest glimpse into the hunt for Osama bin Laden. It was so honest that many in Hollywood actively petitioned for it to not win the Best Picture Oscar it deserved. But the people who made it and starred in it were progressive activists, so even going to see that movie was counterproductive to the conservative movement.
Boycotting Hollywood will be difficult. It’s a serious change; we love movies. But I refuse to be an active participant in funding the people who hate my perspectives with a passion.
It isn’t just conservatives and President Trump that they oppose. Many of them are against the Christian faith and the values taught in the Bible. Even without the financial implications of funding progressivism, Christians should be appalled by the culture of anti-Biblical teachings permeating through so many Hollywood productions.
Some would argue that there are great right-leaning movies out there. I don’t disagree. I can see making exceptions for Christian movies like Unplanned or patriotic and informative movies like 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Those who feel like discerning can do so. I learned a lot from both movies. And when movies that echo my values are made be people who don’t hate America, I’ll consider seeing those. But it has to be clear. My entertainment dollars will not be redirected to getting Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren elected.
I am asking others to make the same pledge. Let’s boycott Hollywood.
Every time you go to the movies, your money is going towards ending conservatism in American and electing Democrats. Trump and his supporters took on the NFL. They take on the media. It’s time to take on Hollywood.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
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