Politics are Downstream From Popular Culture….

…. and Bill Whittle shares another example of how the influence surfaces:

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35 Responses to Politics are Downstream From Popular Culture….

  1. Anub says:

    I am so glad the internet gives us good reviews so I can avoid these kind of movies that look good but force an awful narrative

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  2. sundance says:

    Look Familiar to anyone here ?

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  3. nyetneetot says:

    I was so disappointed when I learned Star Trek was all about a socialist utopia of the future. Absolutely ruined it for me.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, I know. I go back and watch old Star Trek episodes just to see what Shatner looked like before he started eating regularly.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Waaa, why did you have to tell me that? I didn’t realize that at all.

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      • nyetneetot says:

        I don’t think most people realize the socialist influence in literature, art, etc. or how far back it really goes.

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      • nyetneetot says:

        As an example, Charles Dickens’ works that are held up as classics are very heavy in socialist influences. A Christmas Carol from 1843 was written at a time that much of Europe was going through the OWS of the time and violent and bloody revolutions were happening. This is before our civil war and we had people at the time marveling at how much better America would be if we followed socialist successes like Germany of the time. City organized police forces were copied from and introduced in major cities about that time. Our money system started changing to copy them until we got the gold standard, but little did we know it introduced inflation. Our current Federal Reserve is born of the central socialist banks of the mid 1800’s as well. Our school systems are all based on the Prussian model of creating soldiers and employees.
        The first social welfare programs were modeled after the Prussian programs.

        It all failed.

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  4. John Denney says:

    Sounds to me like a Godless progressive warped analog of heaven, where you have to be “good enough” to get in, in contrast to the true heaven where no one is good enough to get in, yet God in His grace allows those who belong to Jesus, since He paid the price for them.

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    • smiley says:

      maybe if these Hollyweird stars and ego-trippers would pick up The Holy Bible once in awhile and read what G-d has in store for “the future”, they might start to recognize themselves as “actors” on a stage…what Christ referred to as “hypocrites”…and re-think it all, accordingly.

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  5. Justice_099 says:

    Progressivism, socialism, and liberalism has ruined nearly every sci-fi movie for me in the last 20 years. I was just thinking this last weekend when I was trying to find a decent sci-fi movie to watch and couldn’t make it past the first 10 minutes of any of them.

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    • Justice_099 says:

      Make that 30 years. Watch the original Robocop movies from the 80’s again. So many references to greedy, evil, capitalists. Ironic of course to see what Detroit (the city in the movie) looks like today.

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      • Habanero says:

        I disagree about Robocop portraying the capitalists as evil and greedy. OCP is “crony capitalism”, basically a corporatist branch of the state. They survive on government contracts while basically seeking to enslave the city and running a criminal enterprise on the side. An absolute classic skewering of modern society.

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Hollywood’s always been in the forefront of social engineering – look at how they all were wholesale co-opted during WW II to make movies to support the war effort and suppress the isolationists. As we’ve mentioned before – try and find those old Warner Brothers Porky Pig/Daffy Duck anti-Hitler/anti-Mussolini/anti-Hirohito cartoons. A collection of broken people desperately searching for validation and acceptance being idolized by a collection of broken people desperately searching for validation and acceptance.

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    • John Denney says:

      Daffy Duck anti-Hitler cartoon.

      Daffy sings about the poor getting all the blame while the rich get all the gravy as he’s floating down in his parachute in the spotlight, but what does a crazy duck know?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Good ‘un, when I was a kid back when Palm Beach AFB was still alive, our dads would take us to the NCO Club on Saturdays and we’d drink cokes, eat hotdogs, burgers and fries while we (and sometimes they) watched hours of these and old westerns on 16mm projected. Then, suddenly, the Germans and Japanese were friends and the Russians and Chinese were enemies…

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        • Orwell’s “1984,” anybody? Russians are transitioning back from BFFs to “ueit” Um, Enemy I Think.: Same thing for China. Manipulators (whoever they are – my tinfoil hat is at the cleaners, so I’m not sure) can’t make up their minds. Efforts to turn NoKorea and/or Iran into the Big Bad Wolf aren’t working too well,. So far.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            They are all manipulating one another, it’s international politics and most of it’s centuries old – our problem is that our Big Playuh is better suited to fleecing Federal poverty grant loans in Chicago than he is playing the real game with the big boys.

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  7. 2x4x8 says:

    thats well done, thanks for posting it, I like going to films since I gave up on TV watching, it takes mental gymnastics to search for the agenda Hollywood starts out with, then builds the story around, and at the same time still enjoy the creative and artistic side

    I posted about Mad Max: Fury Road, which was a feminist take over of the macho series, Mel Gibbons was “not invited” back to play Max, seems he was excommunicated from the Hollywood crowd with the spectacular movies Passion Of The Christ and Braveheart, all the years brown nosing with Danny Glover on Lethal Weapon series wasted (Danny who is black, played the conservative, by the rule book, happy family man, police officer, which in reality is the white mans nature, while Mel played the stereotypical black; wild loner, no boundaries, suicidal and flies into all kinds of anger rages and passions)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has an upcoming Terminator due out July 1

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    • John Denney says:

      “Mad Max: Fury Road, which was a feminist take over of the macho series, ”

      I dunno. Strong as she was, she’d have died any number of times if not for Max. And at the end he’s like, “ok, you’re safe now, I’m leaving.”

      The movie illustrates, “. . . a famous passage from “The Grand Inquisitor” section of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov in which Ivan Karamazov claims that if God does not exist, then everything is permitted. If there is no God, then there are no rules to live by, no moral law we must follow; we can do whatever we want. ”

      That is a more dangerous concept than feminism.

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      • 2x4x8 says:

        Mad Max is the title, but the lead actor is the woman, she is rebelling against the evil white Paternalistic Polygamist leader of the town that employers her, the only leader i know of today that has multiple wives and children is Black South African President Jacob Zuma. The film may allude to the Nazi Germany Lebensborn.

        The story is “her” struggle-liberation against white leader, Mad Max just “happens” to drop into the film, be captured and then falls in with her to escape as an afterthought. After white leader of the Government at the Citadel is killed by them, she is raised up to take his place as Mad Max just wanders off into the sunset, with a face like WTF am i doing here.

        A little ecology-environmental aside is the leader of the town controls the water, and can turn it on when he pleased, and all the people fight over themselves with buckets to get a few drops that flowed down from on high, shades of California.

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    • I think the Black stereotype does not include “loner” in its meme. I’d say “pack” or “tribal.”

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    • Justice_099 says:

      The new Mad Max movie was hands down one of the worst movies I have seen in a long time. I literally couldn’t wait to get out of the theater, but I was with a small group more easily entertained than I.

      It’s been a while since I had seen the original, so perhaps its plot was just as much of a mystery.

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      • 2x4x8 says:

        yes, just like tomorrowland, the first few minutes get us interested (Mad Max runs, is chased, then captured) then its bombarded with agenda

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  8. 2x4x8 says:

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