I maintain that the world is bigger than Republicans versus Democrats. There is room for many differing views- in fact, diversity of thought is vital for a society to grow and thrive. Many aspects of our lives don't fall along party lines. Most Americans will agree the things they have in common far outweigh the things that separate them.
Yet, over the last few decades we’ve seen a concerted effort by our media to push a decidedly liberal agenda. Movies, books, TV shows, even music, have tried to indoctrinate, or at the very least, desensitize us to liberal ideas and thinking. While this is fine when it comes in the form of defending Civil Rights and freedom for all, pushing say, a homosexual agenda in a show like Supergirl is where I draw the line.
It seems to be an accepted fact that Hollywood- and the entertainment industry at large- is liberal. That all our favorite writers, actors, and filmmakers are Democrats and push ideas that are in stark contrast to our own. Every election year the biggest names come out to endorse the Democratic candidate. This was especially true in the 2016 election, when some of the most popular celebrities tried to use their star status to get one of the most corrupt candidates in American history elected president.
While they failed spectacularly, it only confirmed that our entertainment industry is in the clutches of the liberal elite. We have no choice but to accept a reality where our popular culture is dominated by people whose ideas do not reflect those of millions of Americans'.
But is this really true? Are the entertainment and artistic world completely owned by leftist Socialists that want to deprive Americans of their rights and create a massive bloated government that controls every aspect of our lives?
As it turns out, there are in fact conservatives in Hollywood. Some even worked to help support Donald Trump during the election.
You probably didn’t get a phone call from Pat Boone ahead of the Nov. 8 election if you live in Democratic states like California and New York, but you may have if you reside in a swing state where polls indicated it was a toss-up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
“I’m asking, I’m praying, that you’ll vote for the Republican platform and Donald Trump for president,” the legendary singer says in a robocall that went to 3 million registered voters just before Americans elected Trump their next president.
The robocalls, though, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many ways — some more stealthy than others — that a band of conservative renegades in Hollywood beat their more vocal, more famous and far more numerous liberal counterparts who stumped ad nauseam for Clinton. (via the Hollywood Reporter).
There were notable Hollywood celebrities that went to bat for Donald Trump, despite fears that they would be shunned by the industry. Scott Baio, from Happy Days and Charles in Charge fame, was an open supporter of Trump from the start, even though he faced backlash and rejection from others in Hollywood.
There are other conservatives working in the entertainment industry. Actors James Woods and Jon Voight came out in support of Donald Trump during the campaign. These longtime actors frequently expressed outrage over the plight of our culture and the course Hollywood has taken. They were both distressed to think that a corrupt politician like Hillary Clinton was so close to taking the White House.
It could very well be true that there are more conservative voices in Hollywood, but they are forced into silence thanks to the oppressive climate of the industry. Recently James Woods said via Twitter:
Since #liberals are the most vicious hypocrites imaginable, the conservative support in #Hollywood is enormous but silent...
And then there was a recent fundraiser in Hollywood. Celebrities wanted to attend a dinner in support of Donald Trump in May, but were afraid to for fear of being "outed" as conservative.
Several celebrities and Hollywood executives have expressed interest in attending a fundraiser for Donald Trump in Los Angeles this week but fear possible professional consequences from their liberal colleagues in the entertainment industry, a report claims...
Republican- and conservative-leaning celebrities are reportedly fearful that their support of Trump could lead to negative professional consequences for their careers in notoriously liberal Hollywood. No such qualms exist for celebrities supporting Clinton, whose names are often reported in advance of fundraisers to lend the events star-studded approval.
“This town will get vicious to those who support Trump,” one unnamed filmmaker told THR of celebrities’ reluctance to be connected to the GOP frontrunner’s campaign. “It’s not that Hollywood Republicans are cheap. In the end, they’ll contribute, but they want to wait as long as possible.” (via Breitbart)
Liberals have such a perceived stranglehold on our entertainment industry that even speaking out in support of a conservative is grounds to end your career. It doesn't sound like they embrace freedom of speech much, do they? That kind of climate would be more appropriate in Communist Russia or oppressive North Korea, not in the United States of America.
There are signs that things are changing, though. With the historic upset of Donald Trump's win, conservatives have been given a voice like never before. Not since 1928 have Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. Not only will we see reform in our government, but conservatives will be brave enough to come out in other corners of society.
That includes the renegade world of street art. Recent years have seen the rise of subversive artists like outspoken Banksy. But the predominately liberal voice like his isn't the only one upsetting the status quo. Conservative voices are using their talents to express their views too- views that are now looked at as just as subversive as liberals' once were.
Conservative street artist and provocateur Sabo is poking fun at Hollywood celebrities who have threatened to leave the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s successful election by posting fake “moving sale” realtor posters at locations around Los Angeles.
The posters — photos of which were posted to the prankster’s social media accounts throughout the week — feature portraits of both the Republican candidate and celebrities like Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and former late-night host Jon Stewart, who have vowed to leave the U.S. in the event of Trump’s victory.
“Moving to Jupiter Election Day Sale,” reads the caption on a poster targeting pop icon Cher, who wrote on Twitter earlier this year that she would leave the planet if Trump won. (via Breitbart)
We are seeing the rise of a new generation of outspoken activists and artists. And they're conservative. In an age where the status quo is to accept liberal dogma, the true rebels and punks are embracing traditional American values. The next wave of subversive art, the kind of art that will shape perception and even entertainment for years to come, will shirk off the shackles of the liberal elite and pursue ideas that challenge their establishment.
It will only be a matter of time before conservative ideas, figures, and entertainers hold sway within our pop culture once again.