Emma Stone

I don’t care which liberals won at the #GoldenGlobes and neither should you

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I don't care which liberals won at the #GoldenGlobes and neither should you

If Hillary Clin­ton opened up a ham­burger joint, would you eat there? If George Soros wrote a book and went on tour, would you buy his book and wait in line at Barnes & Noble to have him sign it? Did you run out and buy a Dixie Chicks album after they attacked George W. Bush?

Why, then, do con­ser­v­a­tives con­tinue to sup­port Hol­ly­wood when the vast major­ity of peo­ple in it are push­ing a left-​wing agenda? Many of them spend more times pro­mot­ing their polit­i­cal nar­ra­tive than mak­ing movies and tele­vi­sion shows. Most of them allow those nar­ra­tives and agen­das to leak through in their per­for­mances and movie choices.

As I write this, the Golden Globes are being watched by mil­lions of Amer­i­cans. A good chunk of those watch­ing are con­ser­v­a­tives. This isn’t intended to con­demn any of you; I had aspi­ra­tions to be part of the Hol­ly­wood world at one point in my life and even moved to south­ern Cal­i­for­nia to pur­sue it. Over the last decade, I watched as the lib­eral under­pin­nings of Hol­ly­wood emerged into bla­tant attacks on many of the things that I believe. Recently, the pro­gres­sive rhetoric has reached a crescendo to the point that they don’t even try to pre­tend they’re only enter­tain­ers. They’ve come out fever­ishly opposed to the philoso­phies that make Amer­ica awe­some and in favor of the social­ist, law­less, lib­eral ide­ol­ogy that is lead­ing us towards oblivion.

There are few insti­tu­tions that are eas­ier to gen­er­al­ize than Hol­ly­wood. Save for a hand­ful of brave and out­spo­ken con­ser­v­a­tives, the vast major­ity of actors, direc­tors, and pro­duc­ers are as left-​wing as they come. Last year brought more of them out of the polit­i­cal closet as the fear of Don­ald Trump prompted pol­icy com­men­tary from the strangest places. Today, they are out­spo­ken and angry.

Most of Hol­ly­wood is pro-​choice. They sup­port the ideas of giv­ing greater rights to mem­bers of the LGBTQ com­mu­nity than to aver­age Amer­i­cans. They want open bor­ders as long as the ille­gal immi­grants aren’t in their neigh­bor­hoods. They want total gun con­trol except for their body­guards. They oppose school choice while their chil­dren go to pri­vate schools.

They sup­port Obama, oppose Trump, and they’re going to do every­thing they can to sub­vert his presidency.

As con­ser­v­a­tives, we should not sup­port them. We shouldn’t buy tick­ets to their movies. We shouldn’t bump up the rat­ings on their tele­vi­sion shows. We shouldn’t be fawn­ing over them at awards shows or idol­iz­ing them in any way. Like it or not, they have power through influ­ence of their huge audi­ences. Some of them reach mil­lions of peo­ple every day with their ideologies.

It’s hyp­o­crit­i­cal for us to con­demn their pol­i­tics but sup­port their careers. Every time we buy a ticket to movies writ­ten, directed, and per­formed by lib­eral activists, we’re giv­ing them money that will be used to pro­mote their agenda. How many of them gave to Hillary Clin­ton, Bernie Sanders, and other lib­eral politi­cians? Which ones held fundrais­ers to pro­mote the pro­gres­sive agenda? We empower them to attack our philosophies.

We need to make bet­ter enter­tain­ment choices. As much as I’d love to call for a boy­cott, it’s unre­al­is­tic. As con­ser­v­a­tives, we can choose to watch movies by those who aren’t fight­ing us. They don’t even have to be out­spo­ken con­ser­v­a­tives as long as they’re not mil­i­tant lib­er­als. There’s a rea­son that Mark Wahlberg seems to be in every patri­otic retelling of real events from Lone Sur­vivor to Patri­ots Day. Clint East­wood directs a movie every year or two. Dwayne “The Rock” John­son could be the next Ronald Rea­gan. Chris Pratt and Den­zel Wash­ing­ton might not speak too much about pol­i­tics, but they’re open about their faith.

We have choices. We don’t have to kiss the ring of the Hol­ly­wood elites or risk bor­ing our­selves with Fox News all night. If we spend our enter­tain­ment dol­lars sup­port­ing peo­ple and sto­ries that align more closely with con­ser­v­a­tive philoso­phies, Hol­ly­wood will even­tu­ally take the hint. Even if they don’t, at least we can feel bet­ter know­ing we’re not sup­port­ing the engines of our own demise.

If Hillary Clinton opened up a hamburger joint, would you eat there? If George Soros wrote a book and went on tour, would you buy his book and wait in line at Barnes & Noble to have him sign it? Did you run out and buy a Dixie Chicks album after they attacked George W. Bush?

Why, then, do conservatives continue to support Hollywood when the vast majority of people in it are pushing a left-wing agenda? Many of them spend more times promoting their political narrative than making movies and television shows. Most of them allow those narratives and agendas to leak through in their performances and movie choices.

As I write this, the Golden Globes are being watched by millions of Americans. A good chunk of those watching are conservatives. This isn’t intended to condemn any of you; I had aspirations to be part of the Hollywood world at one point in my life and even moved to southern California to pursue it. Over the last decade, I watched as the liberal underpinnings of Hollywood emerged into blatant attacks on many of the things that I believe. Recently, the progressive rhetoric has reached a crescendo to the point that they don’t even try to pretend they’re only entertainers. They’ve come out feverishly opposed to the philosophies that make America awesome and in favor of the socialist, lawless, liberal ideology that is leading us towards oblivion.

There are few institutions that are easier to generalize than Hollywood. Save for a handful of brave and outspoken conservatives, the vast majority of actors, directors, and producers are as left-wing as they come. Last year brought more of them out of the political closet as the fear of Donald Trump prompted policy commentary from the strangest places. Today, they are outspoken and angry.

Most of Hollywood is pro-choice. They support the ideas of giving greater rights to members of the LGBTQ community than to average Americans. They want open borders as long as the illegal immigrants aren’t in their neighborhoods. They want total gun control except for their bodyguards. They oppose school choice while their children go to private schools.

They support Obama, oppose Trump, and they’re going to do everything they can to subvert his presidency.

As conservatives, we should not support them. We shouldn’t buy tickets to their movies. We shouldn’t bump up the ratings on their television shows. We shouldn’t be fawning over them at awards shows or idolizing them in any way. Like it or not, they have power through influence of their huge audiences. Some of them reach millions of people every day with their ideologies.

It’s hypocritical for us to condemn their politics but support their careers. Every time we buy a ticket to movies written, directed, and performed by liberal activists, we’re giving them money that will be used to promote their agenda. How many of them gave to Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and other liberal politicians? Which ones held fundraisers to promote the progressive agenda? We empower them to attack our philosophies.

We need to make better entertainment choices. As much as I’d love to call for a boycott, it’s unrealistic. As conservatives, we can choose to watch movies by those who aren’t fighting us. They don’t even have to be outspoken conservatives as long as they’re not militant liberals. There’s a reason that Mark Wahlberg seems to be in every patriotic retelling of real events from Lone Survivor to Patriots Day. Clint Eastwood directs a movie every year or two. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could be the next Ronald Reagan. Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington might not speak too much about politics, but they’re open about their faith.

We have choices. We don’t have to kiss the ring of the Hollywood elites or risk boring ourselves with Fox News all night. If we spend our entertainment dollars supporting people and stories that align more closely with conservative philosophies, Hollywood will eventually take the hint. Even if they don’t, at least we can feel better knowing we’re not supporting the engines of our own demise.