Hollywood has to change

One of my friend’s and I recently got into a heated discussion about the new RoboCop movie, and she was basically saying that I shouldn’t be watching anything from the progressives in Hollywood. While I agree with her in theory, I still love to watch blockbusters, especially when they are libertarian minded.

The truth is, the progressive side of Hollywood is dying. Oh sure you still get a lot of Hollywood blowhards lapping up the communist liberal agenda, but these fools are now mostly ignored. What really shows is the actual movies being made.

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Even though Hollywood tough guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are personally anti gun, their movies depict the exact opposite of this, and that is what people take away from them. These two super star actors rose to fame during the unapologetic 80’s. Their movies are cheesy and their acting is terrible, but we still love the tough guy image they portray in them.

During the 90’s and early 2000’s we saw a lot of soppy liberal apologetic movies, and none were all that successful. It’s only since the new superhero movies such as Iron Man, Captain America and the Avengers have come out, that movies are becoming true block busters again. Rebellious movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean smashed the box office charts, while true unapologetic franchises such as the Dark Knight Rises rewrote the way Hollywood movies are made.

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We are entering once again into an unapologetic era of hard hitting action hero movies, where freedom and independence shine through. The liberal Hollywood elitists cannot make their soppy movies without the hard hitting movies to rake in the cash. I suppose this is where my friend referred to me as an enabler. But what I have to say is that none of these soppy movies will be around for long, because for just a few hundred dollars and a good eye, I can make my own half decent movie and feature it on YouTube for free. Hollywood cannot compete with that unless they make good solid movies. And with the Disney owned Star Wars franchise getting ready to make the next set of movies, the bar will really be raised to the top.

Hollywood will have no choice but to change with the times, or get utterly destroyed by its own arrogant stupidity. And personally, I’ll watch a good indie movie any day over a Hollywood movie.

Every cloud has a silver lining

It’s true; every cloud does have a silver lining.

I know that many of you reading this right now are sad, upset, furious, concerned, even frightened to death about Obama gaining a second term. I know it feels like the world is coming to an end, and I know that we are seriously heading for a bumpy road ahead. The US has kicked its debt about as far down the road as it possibly can, and now is the time to force congress to pull their thumbs out and actually do something about it. I suggest you get out there and start pressuring your representatives to do something about it, I don’t care if they are republican or democrat, do not let up until they fix it.

What gives me hope is that before Barack Obama was ever elected president, I could never have imagined such a thing as the Tea Party. Before Barack Obama was elected, I had never even heard of Ayn Rand. Before Barack Obama was elected people weren’t talking about individual liberties and deficits in daily conversations, and now it’s all over the place.

Between the Atlas Shrugged movies and the Tea Party movements, between the alternative media channels and the politically aware out there, I know that this country has the potential to have its brightest days ahead of it.

I knew months ago that Barack Obama was going to win a second term, and I said weeks ago that our battles are only just getting started. “This is not the end, this is not the beginning of the end, but this is perhaps the end of the beginning” as Winston Churchill would say.

The Tea Party of 2010 needs to reboot itself and concentrate on local issues once more. Read your constitution, know your rights. The police state, the nanny state, the socialists and the fascists all want you to bend to their collective will. Well to hell with them! We know our rights, and we won’t go without a fight. I will not shuffle off slowly and quietly into the night. Make your stand, let your voice be heard. They don’t control us, they might have won this battle, but we will win this war, and secretly they’re scared to death of us. So shine your individual beacon of liberty where the creepers hide in the shadows, and let not your hearts be troubled. We have a power in us than cannot be stopped.

“An Idea who’s time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government” – Ron Paul

We will prevail!