WASHINGTON, March 5, 2018. – And the Oscars went to… I just don’t care. I’ve avidly boycotted the Academy Awards ceremony. It’s tedious having to listen to the constant virtue signaling coming from the moral cesspool of Hollywood. That West coast anti-America enclave that hid the behavior Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer who bankrolled the malignancy known as Hillary Clinton.
Our moral betters in Hollywood are bad for ratings
And I am not alone. Last year’s ceremony claimed the dubious distinction of being the third least watched awards telecast since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began broadcasting its honors soiree in 1953.
If it turns out viewership in 2018 was as bad, it will give master of ceremonies, comedian Jimmy Kimmel, something else to cry about.
The cultural cold war against America and moral decency
It’s clear to anyone with half a brain in their head that the culture war is heating up.
And so, these disseminators of culture, who weave imaginative yarns about the kind of people Americans should aspire to be, are pushing back at every opportunity, which includes every low-rated awards show.
If their voices are becoming shrill in their condemnations of President Trump and God-fearing, gun-clinging little us, it’s due to their waning influence.
President Obama was once fond of condemning every deviation from the Hollywood/media cultural orthodoxy by saying, “That’s not who we are.”
But the election of Donald Trump was a profound rejection of this orthodoxy, saying loud and clear,
“This is exactly who we are, free from the mental prison of political correctness.”
And this rejection is reflected in declining movie theater attendance, which hit a 25-year low in 2017. Coincidental or not, “most watched” CBS News saw a 10 percent decline in viewership that same year.
Getting back to the Academy Awards, winner for Best Director, Guillermo del Toro, said during his quarter-century in America, he and his Hollywood colleagues have been
“living in a country of our own. Part of it is here. Part of it is in Europe. Part of it is everywhere. Because the greatest thing our art does, and our industry does, is to erase the lines in the sand. We should continue doing that when the world tells us to make them deeper.”
In del Toro’s movie “The Shape of Water,” the evil United States holds an undersea monster captive. Science wants to study its complex breathing capabilities, helping America in its space race with the Soviet Union.
Once upon a time… When Hollywood held American values of freedom and moral decency
You see, you can’t imagine protecting America during the Cold War, or making it “Great Again” for that matter, when you are a citizen of the hermetically-sealed bubble called Hollywood, which floats on winds that blow it “here” and “everywhere” and, eventually, to ossified Europe.
The same Europe that owes its freedom to American cold-warriors like President Ronald Reagan. Regan who worked in a bygone Hollywood that telegraphed American values of freedom and moral decency.
A Hollywood that today is “not who we are.”