Hollywood and its entire corporate structure provides an alternate media

Bob Livingston Alerts

I rarely write about Hollywood or the film industry, primarily because there is a vast array of analysts and YouTubers in the alternative media that discuss the bizarre behaviors and trespasses of Tinsel Town on a daily basis. They usually have it covered. That said, every once in a while, I find that events in Hollywood reflect a much more pervasive dynamic in our culture and that the bigger picture needs to be addressed.

I also want to be clear that when I say “Hollywood” I am not only referring to the place. I’m referring to the entire corporate empire. I’m including Netflix and other streaming companies that may not work completely out of LA. They are all funded and run by the same people anyway.

Hollywood and the corporate cabal behind it have long sought to be the center of America’s cultural universe. In other words, they are seeking to pervert the dynamic so that life imitates art instead of art imitating life, and if they control all the art then they control people’s perceptions of life.

The concept of “Manufacturing Consent,” posited by people like Noam Chomsky, plays a role here, but I think it goes far beyond that. Rather, Hollywood seeks to not only manufacture consent from the public but also to manufacture the public’s relationship to reality. They don’t just want us to keep our heads down and begrudgingly accept their ideological zealotry; they want us to believe that their way is and always was the only way.

What I see in the film industry today is complete and unfettered propaganda. We have moved beyond the phase of subversively hidden manipulations to a new stage in which the propaganda has become blatant and aggressive. Almost every new movie and television series is rife with leftist distortions. You will be hard-pressed to find any content these days that does not push ideas like:

1) Endless feminist platitudes.

2) Patriarchy and “white privilege.”

3) Ridiculous exaggerations of racism in America (as if nothing has changed since the days of Jim Crow).

4) Oppression of women, rape culture, etc. as if all the tenets of first- and second-wave feminism have not already been accomplished. Depicting oppression of women where none actually exists.

5) Women consistently portrayed as overtly masculine with traits and abilities that defy their biology.

6) Men consistently portrayed as weak and feminine and better off for it.

7) Masculinity, strength, competition and merit portrayed as destructive, “toxic” and outdated.

8) Common positive feminine traits (nurturing, child-rearing, homemaking) portrayed as obsolete or oppressive.

9) Forced and unrealistic diversity, which misrepresents the actual statistical makeup of the U.S. or other Western nations.

10) Saturation of gay and transgender representation — a tiny percentage of the population is made to appear as if it is a vast movement that inhabits every person’s daily experience.

11) Older generations cast as confused and ignorant or removed from film and television completely.

12) Younger people portrayed as wise leaders “cleaning up the messes” of older generations, somehow blessed with extensive knowledge and experience by mere virtue of their youth.

13) History erased and rewritten to reflect modern leftist ideals.