Douglas MacKinnon

What a surprise.  It seems that another far-left liberal actor has taken a role with the express intent being to smear a conservative icon.  In this case, it’s Meryl Streep allegedly trying to dishonor and cheapen the accomplishments of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

How?  By of all things, playing Thatcher in an upcoming film.  According to The Daily Telegraph of London, the children of the former prime minister are “…appalled at what they have learnt about the film…they think it sounds like some Left-wing fantasy.”

When I was at the Pentagon, I had the honor to meet and help brief then-Prime Minister Thatcher.  The woman I met was the personification of honor, integrity, determination, and patriotism.  Precisely because of their conservative beliefs, she and Ronald Reagan demonstrably helped to shape the world for the better and many on the Left still hate them for it.

Sadly, and quite dangerously, because so much of the entertainment industry is controlled by the left, they have the power to rewrite history, denigrate conservative leaders and policy, exaggerate their own accomplishments, or just outright lie.  While they claim “artistic license,” it’s really all about ideology, fear, and loathing.

What’s a conservative to do?  It’s rare that I can go to any mainstream Hollywood movie and not see a gratuitous shot being taken at Republicans, conservatives, or Christians. Those cheap shots hurt the bottom-line, as well as punish investors.

With regard to this far-left bias and disregard for investment, there is a parallel exhibited at most major daily newspapers.  A senior editor at a well-known paper told me, “My bosses didn’t care about driving away conservative readers because it wasn’t their money.  For them, liberal ideology trumps profit or even staying in business.”

That explanation also applies to the haters in Hollywood.   Who cares if they drive down or eliminate profit by needlessly attacking conservatives or Christians.  It’s not their money.

Conservatives need to step into this arena in a big way.  There are a number of conservative billionaires or multi-millionaires in our nation, but only a handful at best who are willing to invest in film or newspapers.  Why?

For conservatives like me who also write fiction, I feel an obligation to wave the red flag of warning when appropriate within my novels or short stories.  Each and every time I have, I have been attacked by the left.  Three quick examples:


Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is former White House and Pentagon official who spent three years working in a Joint Command.

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