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The Obama Culture Arrives

Illbay Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:07 PM
Well, I guess Hollywood has been the epicenter of cultural rot and decline since the days of "Fatty" Arbuckle. It has taken almost a century, but it looks like they've finally soaked us to the bone with their "genius." Look, show of hands, who HASN'T watched a Hollywood film or TV show in the last year? Sorry, I'm just as guilty I guess. Lenin famously said "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." Wrong. Rather, the Hollywood capitalists are selling US the means for our own demise. They will go down with us - probably leading the way - but that'll be too late for the rest of us as well.
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:21 PM
I think the oddest thing about Boozell's ranting is that he ignores the fundamental conservative value. If these shows make money, they are simply capitalist ventures. As such, they have no other purpose than to make their owners wealthy. Conservatives seem to be all for capitalism, except when the product is something they don't like.
scrow Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 3:11 PM
Bozell's point is that they aren't simply capitalist ventures. They're being used to mold and sculpt the opinions of the viewers.

I don't think "simply" and "no other purpose" mean what you think they mean.
Illbay Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 3:18 PM
Conservatives are for liberty, judaeo-christian values and the rule of law.

You people are for none of the above.

The only reason McFarlane and people like him are feted by you people is they give chunks of their money to Leftist causes.

By your logic all conservatives "Should' be for legalized prostitution, right? Wrong. Because it is a violation of judaeo-christian morality which is the underpinning of American conservatism.

You are the ones with no consistent core, except "raw power."
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:11 PM
Some of us are primarily fiscal conservatives and don't care a whit for "judeo-christian values" as they are represented by the far religious right in this country.
The year 2012 was a depressing time for people who are already pessimistic about the state of our common culture. Conversely, the re-election of Barack Obama, in large measure made possible by the heavy financial support of Hollywood, projects the optimism of the cultural Left. They anticipate increased blue-state voting patterns in favor of gay "marriage," legalized pot, gun regulations, and what next? Legalized prostitution? Euthanasia subsidized by Obamacare?

So let's just line up the cultural winners of Obama's America, where the only impediments to progress are those who believe in religion, manners and "family values."

Winner: Seth...