REVERSE MCCARTHYISM

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“There  are  many  other  people  in  the  entertainment  industry  who  say                        they  do  not  feel  free  to  express  their  views.  They  describe  themselves                      as  Hollywood’s  only  persecuted  minority,  victims  of  what  one  writer  called  REVERSE  MCCARTHYISM.”  

( “Hidden  Hollywood”  by  Alessandra  Stanley,  published :  May  31,  1992 )

“This  is  depressing.  Hollywood  used  to  exemplify  the  embodiment  of                               the  American  Dream.  If  you  work  hard  and  believe  in  your  friends,                                     you  will  make  it.

Now  the  message  seems  to  have  gone  through  a  major  rewrite.  

As  long  as  you  say  the  ‘correct  kind’  of  things  and  make  the  ‘correct  kind’                 of  friends,  you  will  be  just  fine.  

 EVEN  IF  YOU  DEDICATED  DECADES  OF  HARD  WORK  TO  AN  INDUSTRY  YOU  LOVE,  YOU  DON’T  HAVE  THE  LUXURY  OF  EXPRESSING  A  DIFFERENT  VIEWPOINT.  

Lest  you’re  willing  to  face  the  consequences.  It’s  REVERSE  MCCARTHYISM.  

If  you’re  a  liberal  in  Hollywood  who  happens  to  have  the  ‘correct  kind’  of  opinions,  then  congratulations!  You  can  speak  whatever  you  want  and  whenever  you  want          with  little  to  no  repercussions.

If  you’re  a  conservative  in  Hollywood  who  happens  to  have  some  ‘incorrect’  opinions,  then  watch  it!  You’d  better  keep  your  mouth  shut  unless  you  want                to  lose  your  job.  

THE  P.C.  POLICE  IS  WATCHING  YOU.

Case  in  point :  Donald  Trump’s  Veterans  Rally  from  Iowa.  One  of  the  executives               from  Marvel  donated  a  million  dollars  of  his  own  money  to  Trump’s  Fundraiser         for  Veterans  and  Wounded  Warriors.  As  to  whether  or  not  the  executive  genuinely  wants  Trump  for  President  is  up  in  the  air.  For  example,  he  could  have  donated                  the  money  in  order  to  repay  a  favor  for  Trump.

However,  if  you  happen  to  be  a  part  of  the  P.C.  hive  mind  culture  where                  ad  hominem  runs  supreme,  critical  thinking  might  be  a  foreign  concept  to  you  anyway.  What  matters  to  you  is  that  Trump  is  a  racist  and  a  bigot.  

A  Marvel  executive  donated  to  Trump’s  fundraiser.  Therefore,  the  Marvel  executive  is  made  of  pure  evil.  And  thus,  the  ‘social  justice  warriors’  crowd  demanded            his  head  or  at  least  his  job.  Because  donating  your  own  money  to  a  Veterans  fundraiser  event  is  a  cardinal  sin.  

FOR  A  SUB-CULTURE  BASED  ON  ENCOURAGING  INCLUSIVITY,  HOLLYWOOD                 HAS  DONE  A  PRETTY  SHITTY  JOB  WITH  THE  ‘OPEN  TOLERANCE’  PART.  

And  the  irony  is  that  the  Marvel  executive  didn’t  even  disclose  his  political  opinion.  He  could  be  a  common  sense  liberal  for  all  we  know.

But  imagine  that  he  did.  Imagine  that  he  came  out  as  a  conservative.  Now               Disney  would  have  an  unmitigated  so-called  P.R.  disaster  hanging  around  their  necks,  merely  because  the  Buzzfeed  and  Twitter  crowd  won’t  shut  up  about  it.

THE  IDEA  OF  HAVING  A  TRUMP-SYMPATHETIC  EXECUTIVE  ON  YOUR  STAFF  IS  ‘INEXCUSABLE’.  

Another  irony :  IN  ORDER  TO  OPENLY  EXPRESS  THEIR  POLITICAL  BELIEFS                    WITHOUT  CONSEQUENCES,  HOLLYWOOD  CONSERVATIVES  HAD  TO  SET  UP                  THEIR  VERY  OWN  PRIVATE  SAFE  SPACE.

Depressing.”

( “REVERSE  MCCARTHYISM :  Hollywood  Republicans  Forced  To  Hide  Their  Political  Beliefs”  by  Millennial  With  A  Spine,  posted  March  14,  2016 )

The  harsh  truth  is  that  there  is  REVERSE  MCCARTHYISM  going  on                                in  the  entertainment  industry.

Remember  that  in  the  1950s,  Wisconsin  Senator  Joseph  McCarthy  started              accusing  people  in  Hollywood  of  being  communist.  That  led  to  a  BLACKLIST    where  people  were  not  hired  because  McCarthy  smeared  them.

It  seems  ANTI-TRUMP  ZEALOTS  may  be  doing  the  same  thing.

If  you  are  a  Trump  supporter,  you  are  ( considered )  a  bad  person.  And  a  number          of  entertainers  believe  their  careers  will  be  harmed  should  they  associate  with          the  new  Trump  administration.”

( “Donald  Trump’s  Inauguration”  by  Bill  O’Reilly,  The  O’Reilly  Factor,                                         http://www.foxnews.com :  January  4,  2017 )

“The  term  MCCARTHYISM  has  routinely  been  used  in  a  generic  sense  to  refer  to              the  practice  of  making  public  accusations  of  subversion  without  evidence  to  substantiate  the  allegations.  This  is  particularly  true  in  the  present  day  when  the  term  is  used  to  refer  to  the  stifling  of  contrary  political  viewpoints  and  marginalizing  of  an  individual  or  group  from  society.

THE  HOLLYWOOD  BLACKLIST,  which  is  often  associated  with  MCCARTHYISM,              embodied  a  policy  of  denying  employment  to  entertainment  professionals                  because  of  their  alleged  sympathies  with  or  membership  in  the  Communist  Party.

It  turns  out  that  not  only  is  Bill  O’Reilly’s  use  of  the  term  REVERSE  MCCARTHYISM  accurate,  numerous  prospective  performers  for  the  Trump  inauguration              recently  experienced  first-hand  the  repercussions  of  THIS  NEW  VERSION  OF            THE  BLACKLIST.”

( “Hollywood  Reveals  True  Self  With  New  McCarthyism”  by  James  Hirsen,                  www.newsmax.com :  January  17,  2017 )

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