Hollywood: reverse-engineering cowardice
by Jon Rappoport
April 24, 2015
There are a million prisms and aspects of Hollywood, and millions more stories. I would be crazy to try to shrink the dream industry down to one or two choice bits. In my experience, the most money-greedy money-desperate money-obsessed people I’ve ever met worked in Hollywood. But this piece is about one political thread…
This is about how people can join the Club called Hollywood. What they must say and not say, how they must act, not in front of the cameras, but in real life.
There are two rules, and they both apply to politics.
Remain silent on the subject. Never make a single statement about politics. If pushed, claim complete ignorance; charmingly confess you’re an idiot.
Or: speak about politics as if you are a “liberal,” which is to say, support a favored agenda. The gay agenda, the black agenda, the women’s agenda, the humanitarian agenda, and so on. Actually meaning what you say is no part of this. Meaning is irrelevant. You mouth the right words. You make the correct noises. You don’t even have to understand what those agendas are.
Notice these are group-agendas. All about the group.
If you follow this path, and if you then happen to succeed as an actor, you might gain a special award: you’ll be permitted to play a hero on camera who fights injustice and wins.
You’ll be permitted to play the lone individual who, against all odds, succeeds in overcoming evil.
In other words, and this is vital to understand, if you first surrender your status as an independent individual in life, you’ll be allowed to play an undefeated individual onscreen.
That’s the reverse ticket, the reverse price, the reverse entry card.
If, on the other hand, you proclaim your status as an independent free individual in life, hostile to big government, repelled by political correctness, you’ll be marginalized and ridiculed and attacked and mocked and denied entry to the Club.
Hollywood demands movies in which free, powerful, and independent individuals win. This is box office.
Quite often, cowards who’ve given up their status as true individuals play those heroic roles.
It’s a formula. You see it in the military and you see it in secret societies: “We’ll break you down, and then we’ll build you up.”
In Hollywood, there are of course exceptions to the rule. But on the whole, that’s how the game works.
If a space alien were given a few thousand movies to watch, in order to form an idea about what kind of society America is, he’d come out with the notion that we’re a nation of heroes and some of the greatest heroes are the men and women who run the film industry.
Then he’d discover, on closer examination, that these men and women have signed on to the Group Agenda, some form of Collectivism, regardless of what their secret convictions might be. They’re cowards and they’re ruled by fear.
They’re like millions of ordinary Americans: “The individual is dead, I’m with the group.”
The people who run the people who run the people who run Hollywood are well aware of all this, and they take pleasure in enforcing their brand of cynical exploitation.
They know all these group agendas are nothing more than fake fronts, promoted in order to convince the population that government cares about them.
They know because they give orders (and $$) to launch the groups and the agendas and the “share and care” hustle.
That, you could say, is the real movie.
It demeans the independent individual in every possible way.
Edward Bernays, the father of modern public relations, put it in an interesting fashion: “It is sometimes possible to change the attitudes of millions but impossible to change the attitude of one man.”
In other words, in order to control society, do everything possible to enroll individuals in groups, after which they’ll surrender their “impossible-to-change attitudes.”
The now-famous reporter, Glenn Greenwald, who is gay, understands the group-hustle. He wrote:
“Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a fucking hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sleazy money types who are just corrupting everything everywhere. But she’s going to be the first female president, and women in America are going to be completely invested in her candidacy. Opposition to her is going to be depicted as misogynistic, like opposition to Obama has been depicted as racist. It’s going to be this completely symbolic messaging that’s going to overshadow the fact that she’ll do nothing but continue everything in pursuit of her own power. They’ll probably have a gay person [as President] after Hillary who’s just going to do the same thing.”
On the whole, Hollywood is its own slave-state, in which the slaves are hired to promote the free and powerful individual in movies.
Commercial, big-time movies. The hero wins. A safety valve for the masses, a blipvert for the mind, before a return to “real” life and the mouthing of sugary sentiments “of deep collective concern.”
Who breaks out from all this?
Only the individual.
Only. The. Individual.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.