WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 — Hollywood has had a long, storied love affair with left-wing lunacy. The tradition is celebrated in such films as “Mission to Moscow” (1943), in which U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies tells the Russian dictator, “Mr. Stalin, I believe history will record you as a great builder for the benefit of mankind.”
The 2015 film “Trumbo” celebrates the career of screenwriting Stalinist and Hollywood blacklister Dalton Trumbo, who served time in prison for contempt of Congress after refusing to answer questions posed by members of the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Trumbo would leave the Communist Party USA in 1956 after Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev repudiated his hero, mass-murderer Joseph Stalin.
Blacklisting has come a long way since the 1950s. More recently, Hollywood’s Republican conservatives (roughly numbering 2,500) met in a secret society called Friends of Abe (referring to Abraham Lincoln). But that organization disbanded in light of the left’s unhinged anti-Trump furor after their beloved Hillary Clinton suffered a humiliating defeat last November.
Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman got into hot water for making the most controversial statement in American history to Access Hollywood. She hoped the country could “support whoever’s the president because that’s what this country is based on.”
You see, in the eyes of Hollywood, Trump is far worse than the man who systematically murdered 30 million human beings and for whom they strenuously proselytized, Joseph Stalin (yet again).
In other words, Hollywood leftism hardly exemplifies the community’s idealized self-image as artist provocateurs.
Enter guerrilla artist and true Hollywood provocateur, SABO.
He inflames the passions of Hollywood’s virtue-signaling bores by posting unflattering images of the left’s idols on the grungy walls of Tinseltown.
The artist’s website (Unsavory Agents) describes Mrs. Clinton as “a Saul Alinsky trained Beast who has zero regard for the unborn and the law. She’s all about the Benjamins, GRRRL POWER, and death.”
“After George W. Bush was elected,” SABO told the Los Angeles Times, “I couldn’t turn around anywhere and not hear someone define me for being a Republican … for being a racist, being a homophobe, being rich. But I’m none of those things. I noticed there were no artists pleading my case or standing up for me as a Republican. And I kind of figured, screw it, I’ll do it.”
He insists his work is not meant to offend but to “challenge people to such a degree that maybe I scare them.”
Like President Donald Trump, SABO refuses to abide by the limitations imposed on thought, speech, and imagery by lefty political correctness.
On his blog, SABO wrote,
“Right now, today, the Republican Party is headed by a Classic Liberal who is kicking more ‘Regressive’ ass than ANY REPUBLICAN congressman, senator, or president ever has. And that’s why we love him.”
When Hollywood lefties organized a “United Against Hate Inauguration March” in celebration of Trump’s electoral triumph, SABO plastered posters around the city the demonstrators could not help but see.
Under an image of Trump flipping off the world with joyous abandon are emblazoned the words:
“You’re not at work because you don’t have a job. You’re not at school because your education isn’t important to you. No one takes this protest seriously because every 20 minutes for 8 years Obama dropped a bomb and you said nothing.”
In other words, Trump and his followers are spearheading America’s new counter culture. Or as SABO likes to say, “Republican is the new PUNK.”