Hey Conservatives, It's Not Our Fault That You Suck At Art.
Since the dawn of motion pictures, Conservatives have been at war with Hollywood -- from early censorship bills to conservative studio heads attempting to kill unions and police the behavior of their biggest stars to the creation of the Motion Picture Production Code (AKA the Hays Code) and through the blacklisting of suspected communists in the industry. It's been going on since forever, and it went on before that with other forms of art. Hell, it goes on in every high school in America.
But today's conservatives are trying to rewrite the script. Rather than acknowledging that yes, people who go into creative fields just tend to be more liberal, they have decided that the absence of conservative artists is part of some vast conspiracy on the left to keep them out of these industries.
Last night, during the Academy Awards, Glenn Beck was one of many conservatives to publicly kvetch about all the Hollywood actors being too liberal:
This tweet is exactly why conservatives don't have their own Hollywood, and it's why Glenn Beck's attempt to start his own movie studio failed. Because they think art is both easy and ultimately useless for anything other than propaganda.
Let's take Dana Loesch, who is also fond of suggesting that "Hollywood" is out to get conservatives:
"They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and awards shows to repeat their narrative over and over again....All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream 'racism' and 'sexism' and 'xenophobia' and 'homophobia.'" @DLoesch #Oscars pic.twitter.com/fjgdiQg4nN
— NRATV (@NRATV) March 5, 2018
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