Why The Entertainment Industry Is Essential to American Progress

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The American entertainment industry, from Hollywood blockbusters and HBO TV series, to late night and comedy shows, has done an outstanding job of challenging and mocking right-wing bigots, and depicting a positive progressive vision for America.

For decades, Hollywood movies have painted a picture of a free and equal world, in which women and minorities are cast as dignified, intelligent and strong characters, who occupy positions of power, while white men are portrayed as the pathetic, bickering, jealous and insecure people that they truly are. These narratives have been hammered into the psyche of the American people, leading to a greater awareness of the social challenges that face our society, such as the empowerment of women and minorities to the roles that they play in movies, and encouraging white men to check their privilege and be apologetic and sensitive towards the collection of victim groups that they have wronged for centuries.

TV celebrities also routinely endorse Democrats and express their disapproval and outrage at Republicans, helping Americans stay informed about the political landscape. This year, Hillary had the backing of an all-star team of celebrities, from Robert De Niro and Stephen King, to Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Together, these celebrities reminded millions of young people that the Democrats are cool and in tune with their generation, and that the Republicans are old, out of touch and uptight prudes.

And lastly, perhaps the most influential people in the entertainment industry are comedians such as John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah. These people repeatedly drive their liberal audiences into hysterics by mocking the stupidity, clumsiness and backward views of Republicans, while demonstrating their superior liberal wit and mastery of current affairs. For example, many of us will remember that John Oliver famously dredged up Trump’s original last name, Drumpf, with its embarrassing Nazi connotations and lack of charm. These comedians make liberals feel smart, and teach them to deal with right-wingers using a combination of snarky remarks, sarcasm, eye rolling and distasteful adjectives.

The entertainment industry has contributed immeasurably to American progress and has helped develop our country by leaps and bounds. We as progressives owe the industry our thanks and gratitude for always backing us up, and delivering devastating blow after devastating blow to our enemies. Without them, this country may look considerably different.

richandrenee

John Oliver is one of the greatest American’s ever!

MillionDollarBonus_

He’s so smart and funny! I feel on top of the world watching his show. Republicans must be really upset that they can’t do comedy like the daily show!

richandrenee

Donald Trump would be a comedy – if he wasn’t so dangerous.

trav777

Agree…and their ratings certainly demonstrate the affinity that people have towards the leftist media!

Contrast that with something like Daily Stormer, which has been having to add capacity constantly to keep up with the influx of eyballs!

Liberalism is #winning, ok? ‘Nuff said.

Snark and disdain is the way to win over the American people along with a constant reminder of the NONSTOP victimization of minorities at the hands of a majority even if it’s not actually a majority.

Right now, polls show that the press’s credibility is at an all-time low. I blame white supremacy for this. It has to be that or else what, you’re going to tell me that the media is dishonest? GTFO here, they are ACCREDITED sources of information with tons of lofty and prestigious degrees.

Trump’s election just shows how powerful Russian hackers are. Hillary clearly had the vote of who MATTERS locked up- POCs, women, LGBBQABCDEFs, and elite billionaires. Even the Koch Brothers backed her, finally seeing the progressive light after years of being The Antichristeses.

Sweden has gotten it right…I went to eat near the Sweden House in DC recently and they have all these labels on their windows, Gender Equity, Tolerance, etc…thank goodness they are displacing their indigenous population with North Africans who will not only champion these highminded ideals but will also roll up their sleeves and pay the old Swedes’ pensions in their waning years! It’s sheer brilliance! Progressivism is like that. Just continue to believe, people, and the new dawn of tolerance and peace will come where we can violently kill anyone who disagrees with our viewpoints!

The best way to engage conservatives in debate is to call them names and roll your eyes.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

Yeah, but sometimes their arguments can paradoxically seem rational/ logical, it’s almost a Jedi mind trick thing going on. If this happens to you, do NOT engage in debate. Instead, say “oh, man that is so sexist/ racist/ homophobic etc.” And then back away quickly to get reinforcements

MillionDollarBonus_

Yup, that’s a good strategy. Also, if they complain about liberals constantly mocking them, then tell them to get a sense of humor and say “can’t you take a joke?”. That normally paralyzes them and will cause them to submit.

Black Lives Matter

Oprah for President.

Brewing
Brewing

All I can think is wow, just wow, that the alt right is demanding that patriots like Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg and Michael Moore actually move to Canada. They were only pointing out that this country will no longer be fit to live in under a Drumpf Administration. The neo-cons should be ashamed of themselves for wanting to rid our country of such progressive and important people. How can we treat people like this!

MillionDollarBonus_

It will be America’s loss if these people leave. The alt right should be careful about what they wish for. Hollywood celebrities are the life blood of America’s economy.

trav777

Lena Dunham is weeping, and her father is probably too like her boyfriend did after the election.

They will have to release another father/daughter chat about the extinction of white males to rev up their progressive engines and get back in the game.

MillionDollarBonus_

Yes agreed. And remember the “live 8” concert that relieved African governments of millions in debt so they could use the extra funds to rebuild their countries. What a phenomenal success!

DON'T BODY SHAME ME!
DON'T BODY SHAME ME!

You guys are on fire since the rigged election where America chose Hillary but the redneck wastelands of America chose the orange-faced misogynistic, racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic, transphobic, homophobic, xenophobic, bigot.

How is site traffic?

Make sure you repeatedly call Trump all of those phobics, racist, and misogynistic. We must never forget those lines.

Have the DNC talking points specified the appropriate order already?

If not, we should also get together to discuss the specific order that they should be recited in for future articles. I wouldn’t want to slight a group by writing them out of order.

I’m (STILL) With Her!

DON'T BODY SHAME ME!
DON'T BODY SHAME ME!

oh yeah… RAPIST too.

Special Snowflake
Special Snowflake

short-fingered vulgarian, man-baby, fascist carnival barker, cheeto jesus, fuckface, clownstick, angry creamsicle, human-toupee hybrid, orange manatee, like godzilla but with less foreign policy experience, decomposing jack-o-lantern, racist clementine, that uncle who hit on your wife at funerals, sentient caps-lock button, 70-year-old toddler, tangerine tornado, failed mail-order meat salesman, or Donald Drumpf

trav777

well, the cheeto nickname is already owned by John Boehner…

Special Snowflake
Special Snowflake
MillionDollarBonus_

About to do the transfer from wordpress.com – sorry if any comments are lost.

DON'T BODY SHAME ME!
DON'T BODY SHAME ME!

May Allah bless your transfer. Keep up the great work, MDB!

richandrenee
richandrenee

I think?

MillionDollarBonus_

Yup but it would be nicer if we could have smaller indents, use more width for the comments and limit the total number of comments per page. WordPress.com only allows me to limit the number of top level comments, so long strings of replies aren’t limited per page. Once the move is complete, there are many more options.

MillionDollarBonus_

Just to clarify – there’s wordpress.com, which is what this is hosted on, and I’m moving it to wordpress.org on a different server. So you’ll still be able to post articles in a similar fashion – it’s just that we’ll have more control over the site.

richandrenee

Choice – nice work MDB

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