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Hollywood Won 2012?

Networker Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:36 PM
Bill's response was where I was trying to lead you. There is a certain set of morals that are universal, based on the innate fact that we are human. All humans, no matter what religion, society, culture, etc.. share a certain set of fundamental similarities that all center around not trampling over another's ability to act on their own free will. Refer to my old professor's book, Niall Ferguson's "Civilization: The West and the Rest" to get a better thesis of why Western civilizations are on top right now. He offers a much better set of reasons than the idea that Judeo-Christian beliefs makes societies great. If that alone made societies great, then why are some Christian countries still poor today (i.e. Haiti, etc)?
The television industry loves to claim that all of the sex, violence and foul-mouthed language it displays has zero harmful effects on children. On the other hand, they would never dream of telling their advertisers that their paid messages on TV have no effect. So does the entertainment industry have an impact or doesn't it?

The answer is that Tinseltown certainly has an effect, and when that effect is felt in the political arena, the hell with pretending they don't. They openly celebrate.

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