Intolerant Hollywood Proof Of Left’s Gramscian Intent

Cultural Marxism is an insidious device by means of which the left attempt to make their political ideas part of a country’s culture. The idea is to subtly weave Marxist ideology into the everyday life of citizens without them being aware of what is occurring. The left use many devices to do this. The education system is the primary influence. The news media is another big part of the scheme. An industry that I think has done the most damage is the entertainment industry, and mostly the television and movie sectors.

Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) was a founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy. He is notable for his theory that the cause of Marxism can be advanced by means of weaving ideas relating to that ideology (such as Critical Theory) into popular culture. So when citizens go to the theater or watch television and think they are being entertained, they’re actually being introduced to subliminal Marxist ideas.

I was watching a rerun of Mash the other night. Mash was a program that like so many in the same vein, started off quite innocently, and was good funny entertainment, but gradually (especially under the increasing influence of the odious Alan Alda) became a vehicle for cultural Marxism. The episode I watched just reeked with hidden references and implications tied to Critical Theory, and I thought of all of those who had watched this award winning series for so long without having the faintest idea of what they were really being exposed to.

In an article in The Hollywood Reporter, actress Morgan Brittany (of Dallas fame) relates her experiences as a Conservative in Hollywood-

Brittany told of building a friendship with actor Ed Asner, a sometimes activist for progressive causes, when the two starred in a stage-play together during the infamous Florida recount that put Republican George W. Bush in the White House over Democrat Al Gore. And she told how she lost Asner’s friendship due to politics.

“Every night he just loved me and came in and gave me a big hug,” she said. “Then one night he was going crazy about Gore and Bush and stealing the election. I’m backstage and I said, ‘Ed, chill, not everybody thinks the way you do’.”

“Well, where do I begin?” I swear. It was like a light switch,” she said. “He turned to me and said, ‘you’re not a Republican?’ I said, ‘yep.’ And he said, ‘I can’t even look at you. I can’t even talk to you’.”

“From that moment on, he never spoke to me again, except on stage,” she said. “This is what we’re dealing with. The intolerance of the left.”

She said that while a starlet in her 20s she met with the late Jay Bernstein, who managed the careers of Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers back in the day, but the meeting went awry after Bernstein noticed the cross Brittany wore around her neck. She said Bernstein told her: “You’re going to have to lose that, honey. In this town, you can’t be religious, and you can’t be conservative.”

“He was a star-making manager, but I couldn’t sign on with him,” Brittany said.

The article is well worth a read for its exposure of just how rigid the left’s control of Hollywood is today. Joe McCarthy must be spinning in his grave.

Conservative Actors Reveal Life of Secrecy, Lost Jobs Amidst ‘Intolerant Left’

Critical Theory- Marxist inspired movement in social and political philosophy originally associated with the work of the Frankfurt school. Basically, it means constant criticism of a societies mores with the idea of breaking them down and replacing them with Marxist ideas.

Further reading- Harry’s Law.

Update- Jimmy Page Visits Cuba.



Categories: American Politics, Global Politics, Media, NZ Politics

12 replies

  1. She said that while a starlet in her 20s she met with the late Jay Bernstein, who managed the careers of Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers back in the day, but the meeting went awry after Bernstein noticed the cross Brittany wore around her neck. She said Bernstein told her: “You’re going to have to lose that, honey. In this town, you can’t be religious, and you can’t be conservative.”

    Once again we see just what an anathema Conservatives, and especially Conservative Christians, are to the Left. Of course to restructure society by ‘reforming’ its mores and values the Left must first marginalise (or better yet remove) all voice of dissent. And that voice comes solely from Conservatives, and especially Conservative Christians.

    I know I’ve said this before, but I really do believe we are engaged in a spiritual battle; a battle between good and evil. And I believe the liberal Left hate Conservatives with a satanically inspired visceral hatred.
    Morgan Brittany’s exchange with Ed Asner above perhaps typifies this:

    “He turned to me and said, ‘you’re not a Republican?’ I said, ‘yep.’ And he said, ‘I can’t even look at you. I can’t even talk to you’.”

    “From that moment on, he never spoke to me again, except on stage,”

    PS You can’t negotiate with evil; you can’t negotiate with Satan and those he inspires and leads. The sad thing is is that many on the Left don’t even realise who it is they ultimately serve.

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  2. Excellent post Red. The left moans about tolerance, but they never seem to tune in to their own intolerance and active suppression of the right. They claim that only they are intellectuals, they say that only they are tolerant of others, they claim the moral high ground for the love of their fellow men, but in the end all that we find is the fetid stench of their own hypocrisy.

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  3. Damn right about the M*A*S*H thing. I saw it an episode about a year ago and couldn’t believe how left-wing it was. . . the generals and military commanders are portrayed as either bloodthirsty warmongers or babbling simpletons.

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  4. Is Alan Alda a raging liberal..?

    Suprised he played a Republican candidate for President on the West Wing, although he was a liberal Californian one and ended up working for a Democrat… He sure did like tax cuts though…

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  5. Kind of paints him as a lazy, empty shirt rather than a hardcore liberal…

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  6. Ok, well I will have to leave you to that opinion then, but I do know that the writer of the original MASH book refused to watch the TV program after its first season because he dissaproved of its leftist agenda. That agenda I think was developed at Alda’s direction, and if you search, you will find plenty of unhappiness about Alda’s dominance in the show, including comments from Trapper, Henry, Frank, Hotlips, Winchester etc who are all on record as being extremely pissed off with Alda’s conversion of the show into a sanctimonious advertisement for his own style of liberalism.

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  7. “Mash was a program that like so many in the same vein, started off quite innocently, and was good funny entertainment, but gradually (especially under the increasing influence of the odious Alan Alda) became a vehicle for cultural Marxism.”

    Another is Boston Legal. That was quite entertaining for a while. But then the hardcore leftist agenda was really pushed in the end and made it nausiating to watch. Having Denny Craine admitting to voting Obama was truely a jumping the shark moment.

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  8. You really have to feel for Hollywood, not. I wonder how happy these liberal morons will be when there beautiful liberal state finally crashes and burns. There are none so blind that can not see. The day can’t be far away when the tax man comes calling looking for a handout, watch the bastards squeal then. Of course they can all piss off to pastures greener but there is strength in numbers and once separated their poison becomes diluted.

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  9. “Update- Jimmy Page Visits Cuba.”

    Well worth reading the Jimmy Page link. Morons such as Page really do deserve the title “useful idiot”. How can they not get it?

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  10. “How can they not get it?”

    Just really dumb bastards.

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  11. Jeremy: Alda is well-known as a liberal. Him playing a Republican on the West Wing was kind of an inside joke, for that reason.

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