Edison may have invented the ‘motion picture’, but Jewish immigrants from Europe “invented Hollywood”. Remarkably, in the century since Meyer, the Warner Brothers and a handful of other Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants who began the ‘studio system’, Hollywood maintains a distinctly Yiddish accent. Some critics, however, posit that Hollywood doesn’t play fair, since it employs the mesmerizing power of cinema to manipulate the mindset of complacent viewers. How? By relentlessly injecting sordid scenarios and denigrating images of once respected American archetypes and institutions. Recent targets: the Catholic Church and , as usual, Arabs.
For just one very recent example out of many, is the comic-book styled action film “Sin City”. Here, many of the villains are sporting multiple crucifixion crosses, a symbol held sacred by many Christians, and mixed in with a smattering of swastikas. Indeed, the film’s arch-villain turns out to be a satanic, cannibalistic Catholic cardinal! OK, this is fictional entertainment, but Hollywood knows that these scenarios have a visceral, even subliminal, impact. That’s basically why we don’t see any Hollywood-fabricated demons sporting stars of David, a symbol revered by many Jews, not do we see any ‘rabid rabbis’ dished up for popular entertainment.
The unspoken code of Tinseltown is this: Jewish archetypes and religious sensitivities are to be respected. Others may be casually smeared.
Although Catholics and Arabs are expected to survive this non-lethal, but inherently pernicious onslaught, considering the laudatory treatment Hollywood’s Jews regularly heap upon themselves when portraying their brethren, it’s becoming a bit of an outrage, as it should. How is it that Jews, Arabs and Christians receive such different treatment under Hollywood’s gaze?
In polite terms, the Jewish presence in American film and media is “without peer”.
In many ways, Hollywood is an “insider” kind of business. While talent is essential, there is a political element to success in Hollywood. One must pass muster with the specifically Jewish dictates of political correctness. Otherwise, one may find oneself very unemployed and ignored. It took an actor/producer with the stature of Mel Gibson to buck this kosher Hollywood code to produce and distribute his controversial, but wildly successful film “The Passion”. He endured a tidal wave or organized, Jewish protest, including death threats to his family. Not surprisingly, Bob and Harvey Weinstein of Miramax Films declined to distribute “The Passion” assuming it would offend their crowd and/or fan the “eternal” flames of “anti-Semitism”. On the other hand, the Weinstein brothers did distribute “Sin City” as well as Michael Moore’s much ballyhooped “Fhrenheit 9/11″. Why? Both films respected the unwritten kosher code: vilification and defamation of Arab and/or Christians is perfectly fine, but one must never– even in the context of analyzing terrorism or U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East-demean Israel, Zionism or neo-conservatism. In fact, in “Fahrenheit 9/11″, Michael Moore totally ignored the roles of Israel, Zionism and neo-conservatives, while he threw in a gratuitous, hefty dose of Arab-bashing. Good boy, Michael! Here’s a million dollars!
For the ambitious film-maker, it’s important to remember these three things:
One: Jews remain at the top of the Hollywood food chain.
Two: They intend to remain there.
Three: Don’t’ forget those first two things.
Not unless you are very rich and famous, such as Mel Gibson, for one mega example. The Weinstein brothers of MiraMax declined to distribute Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion”, fearing it would offend the sensibilities of many Jews and /or fan the flames of “anti-Semitism”. However, the Weinstein brothers have no problem with producing or distributing films such as “Sin City” nor even Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11″ since he didn’t mention Israel or neocons or Zionism at all, and he threw in plenty of gratuitous Arab-bashing.
Like it or not, the “gate-keepers” of American mass media are disproportionately of Jewish stock. Though they famously disdain “white racism”, prevailing Hollywodd customs affirm aggressive white Jewish networking. The results are nothing less than astonishing.
America, it’s now acknowledged by many, has come to “think Jewish”, as attitudes have ‘magically” shifted on matters such as race, ‘minority rights’, school prayer, abortion rights, celebrating “the holidays”(very pagan and very much against God’s word), and “promoting our values” via an aggressive mission to imporse democracy in all Mid-East countries except for the ethnocentric Jewish state of Israel. OK, Israel may qualify as a “democracy” in the same way the white, apartheid South Africa did, but there’s one huge difference: concerted interevention from around the world finally brought the segregated Apartheid country of South Africa to its knees. White racial discrimination was declared “evil”. Interestingly, Jewish activists played a decisive role in that campaign. But incredibly, Jewish Israelis and international Zionists, both Jewish and now so-called Christian Zionists, suffer no similar intense pressure, except by a growing grassroots movement of human rights and peace activists, who, thus far, lack any real significant political clout. Without apology, Israel and its supporters get to play by their own rules.
It’s no accident that America’s expanding global militancy implicitly hold the “security” of the Jewish state as its centerpiece. And with the help of vital U.S. aid, Israel militarily maintains its commitment to a segregated society, with hellish consequences for the indigenous non-Jewish Palestinians.
How are the highly placed “friends of Israel” able to bamboozle so much of the world? Through a complicated but interconnected array of media and grass-roots propaganda, political pressure, complex legalisms, victim hood identity via The Holocaust, and raw political muscle. In today’s America, just an allegation of “anti-Semitism” can damage the career of public figures. And to fortify this taboo, Americans are regularly fed a hefty ration of Holocaust lore. As a sidebar, here’s an additional fact that would be funny if only it wasn’t true: Holocaust “experts” are almost all Jewish. Does their collective obsession produce scholarship, or an appetite and license to propagandize? In any case, for the latest Holocaust news, one need simply to turn on the TV or pick up any “major” newspaper. Yest an accurate telling of the Jewish experience in American should spotlight not suffering or persecution, but success, acceptance, privilege and influence. Jews are America’s preeminent success story.
Although reportedly less than 3% of our population, Jewish per capita income is unsurpassed, as is their presence at our nation’s top universities and think tanks. As noted, American Jews make up a majority of Hollywood’s ruling class and beyond that, Jewish “over-representation” is an accomplished fact in law, medicine and general media, including print and TV. This is no small matter. With the average American watching over four hours of TV or film every day, and perusing the mainstream newspapers and magazines, these figures are evidence of a profound ethnic imbalance in the management and dissemination of news and information. For America’s Jews, this translates into formidable political power.
The enduring fact remains that who ever owns and controls the media, can also leverage public opinion, and from there, government policies.
Indeed, Jewish media mavens have the means to easily advance their particular viewpoint of history, with far reaching consequences. And with the Jewish state of Israel embroiled in a condition of near-perpetual war since its founding in 1948, the question must be posed: might many of our country’s most accomplished editors and story-tellers, who qualify as Israeli-Americans, have at least a minor conflict of interest?
Put another way: how can they NOT?
After all, Israeli “security” remains the essential focus of organized Jewry. Countless pro-Israel organizations famously apply incessant pressure on government officials, political parties, candidates, journalists and fellow “tribe-members” to lobby on Israel’s behalf, since billions of dollars in U.S. aid are harnessed to advance the Jewish state’s regional hegemony.
Consequently, maintaining a public willingness to favor America’s present interventionist, (pro-Israel/anti-Arab-non-Jewish) foreign policy is an essential component in any scenario culminating in The Final Zionist Solution. It’s essential therefore that American gentiles “think correctly” on key Jewish issues. Thus, when Jewish interests are at stake, good and evil are neatly drawn (preferably in clear, unambiguous fashion) so that American consumers of news and entertainment can easily and passively draw the proper conclusions. Thus Arabs (particularly Palestinians) are “terrorists”, Nazi demonology is a growth industry, and Holocaust Revisionism (widely misrepresented as “Holocaust Denial”) is being peddles as a threat to global security. In fact, in numerous “free, Western democracies”, such as Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland, for example, to question the version of The Holocaust promoted by Zionists, including the six million figure and the gas chambers, is an actual crime punishable by fines and imprisonment.
Ernst Zundel was deported from the U.S., ostensibly on “visa violations”, to Canada where he spend two years in solitary confinement. Then, he was just recently was deported to solitary confinement in a German jail. His crime? Publicly questioning these aspects of the Holocaust. Who’s next?
Organized Jewry, progenitors of “speech codes” on countless American campuses, are raising the bar from censoring to criminalizing speech.
A balanced view of history does matter, yet when the facts don’t fit, the media gate-keepers can purposefully misinterpret, obfuscate or simply overlook them. This may explain why, for instance, there is so little media interest in the annihilation of 20 million anti-Bolshevik Russians preceding WWII. After all, 20 million Russians KILLED BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT is the all-time tsunami of war crimes. But who were the perpetrators? Where are they now? The average American simply knows nothing about the ‘over-represented’ Jewish role in Communism’s pernicious rise. Of course, this oversight is no accident.
Considering that over 275 million humans have perished in wars during the past century, America’s nurtured obsession with, and elevation of, Jewish suffering in Europe during WWII might be seen as a peculiar idiosyncrasy. Indeed, many surmise that the American Mind is indeed under Zionist management. The irony of our nation’s preoccupation with Jewish war causalities during WWII 55 years after the fact becomes even more repellent when we consider the horrendous, ONGOING persecution of gentiles in Palestine-Israel under Jewish occupation. The fundamental Palestinian crime: living in Palestine-Israel without the proper Jewish DNA.
As for American cinema, there has been a sea of changes in the past generation. There’s now a multicultural array of celebrities, including many Jewish ones. On the downside, Christianity doesn’t get the kind of coverage it enjoyed when Frank Capra was directing. Thus, we are treated to seeing an array of stock Christian con artists, whores and criminals. As for Arabs, they’re still welcome to play terrorist schemers, religious fanatics, or just plain unsavory characters. This is the mean-spirited side to “American” film that goes unacknowledged and unchallenged.
Recently, after reading several glowing reviews, we succumbed to seeing the afore-mentioned over-praised, over-hyped, action-revenge movie, “Sin City”. Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with “special guest director Quentin Tarantino”, “Sin City” is a gritty, sexy, violent and surrealistic foray into a stylized, comic-book version of post-modern urban mayhem. By contemporary standards of blood-letting, this film delivers far more than its share, but there’s probably worse in circulation. “Sin City’s” denigration of Christian icons, however, approaches new excesses, something that was also very evident in Tarantino’s previous “Kill Bill” movies.
Not only do many of the villains in this hyper-violent yarn wear gaudy necklaces and earrings hung with Christian crosses, even multiple layers of them, “Sin City” manages to associate blue eyes with depravity, although for Hollywood, that’s nothing new.
The two heroic characters (and they were not wearing any Christian crosses, or swastikas, of course) where portrayed by Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis. It’s Willis’ character who finally manages to kill the the evil Catholic priest.
At any rate, we can rest assured that Hollywood shall likely refrain from depicting Jews in such a negative fashion. As for the rest of us, we are not supposed to complain. In fact, we’re not even supposed to NOTICE, since it might indicated a racial loyalty which for anyone else except for Jews, is a modern sin.
This very real double standard speaks volumes about who holds real power in contemporary American.
Some suggestions: Denounce double standards. Reject subversive imagery. Go forth and create new media. Break new grounds. Question taboos. Take advantage of the available modern tools to do so. Eschew passivity. Take action!
In a true democracy, EVERYONE has a voice. We advise that you use it. Or you may lose it.
Courtesy Israel Shamir and shamireaders