Kurt Schlichter - Hollywood Can’t (Won’t) Make Awesome Movies Anymore
"When Burt Reynolds drove his celestial Trans-Am into the Great Beyond he took a significant chunk of America’s dwindling reserve of testosterone along with him. Unless you grew up in the ‘70s, its hard to understand his influence and impact, and how he reflected what Americans (particularly American men) wanted to be. Flicks like The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, and the criminally underrated Sharkey’s Machine, all offered us a tough but funny hero who took on the bullies in authority with a smirk, a joke, and when appropriate, a football to the “nether regions.”
Of course, you couldn’t make any of those movies in 2018. They are all too subversive, and Hollywood – a key component of the elite establishment – isn’t interested in subversion. It’s won. It’s taken power. Now it’s interested in submission.
Few of the cuck actors of today can hold a candle to any of the male actors of yore. Even the remaining octogenarian male actors have more testosterone in an exhaled breath than most of today's "male" actors have In Toto. I use the term male in scare quotes advisedly.
"Forget movies that challenge the status quo by violating our elite’s delicate sensibilities and myriad taboos. Count out Blazing Saddles. It’s perhaps the most powerful attack on the utter stupidity of racism ever put on film, but the snowflakes would melt and besides, as the New York Times demonstrated by hiring bigoted no-talent Sarah Jeong, today’s elite is actively pro-racism.
Forget Dirty Harry. He’s not understanding enough of the criminal’s point of view – which was the same liberal crook-coddling attitude the movie critiques. Also, guns are scary and we should solve our problems with words unless it’s politically useful to, say, conduct a weapons-drawn pre-dawn raid on a white-collar crime suspect associated with a conservative political opponent. Then guns are cool.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High? No way. The spectacular Phoebe Cates swimming pool scene reaffirms the cisnormative male gaze and we can’t have men enjoying beautiful women. Male happiness makes liberal feminists melt. In a 2018 reboot, Pheobe’d be wearing a burka to show solidarity with her oppressed sisters and Judge Reinhold would be fantasizing about watching her write an article for Vox on how men disappoint her by not being hairy versions of women.
If Animal House were to be rebooted, Hollywood would make the Omegas the heroes. After all, today’s establishment is essentially a fraternity of stuck-up snobs. Smarmy Greg Marmalard is Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren without the real or faked ethnic change-up, and Neidermeyer is one of those retired Obama-loving generals that CNN periodically hauls out to explain why Normal Americans can’t be trusted to own fully semi-automatic assault cannons with high capacity clips."
Essentially, forget the entire canon of movies the Boomers produced when they were young. Now that the Boomers are old, they don't want the Millennials to have any ugly revolutionary ideas, so they indoctrinated them in school, and pablumized them at the movies, and all but sterilized them with a constant bathing in electro-radiation emanating from their video game screens. The result is adult children who think manly is beating a digital character in a video game, not doing something in the real world which requires skill, tenacity, strength, and daring.
My upcoming book Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy explains this phenomenon in greater and more profane detail (think of my book as my meanest and funniest Townhall column ever, except it’s 288 pages long and full of swears). The left fought a culture war back when we were led by the same spineless Fredoconsissies who are now mad that Trump is showing them up by actually fighting against the left. The left won, because our cruise-shilling betters in conservatism were too weak to throw a punch. Now that the left is in the society’s driver’s seat (excepting, to its limitless fury, the White House and Congress), rebellion is out. Assimilation is in."
I take a slightly different view here. The left won because the political right was taken over by progressives who spewed the right conservative words with no intention of executing on them and instead only wanted to ride in second wheel drafting off of the efforts of the Democratic Party riding in first wheel.
Frankly, the progressives are mounting a Battle of the Bulge attack right now with the Deep State and the lackey's in the media in the fore. This would be a good time to finish this fight. The progressive Axis powers are all in on this effort to destroy Trump and his anti-progressive revolution. Just as the 101st Airborne Division, the all African American 969th Artillery Battalion, and Combat Command B of the 10th Armored Division fought the German's to a standstill at Bastogne, so we need to fight the progressive authoritarians to a halt this November. If we do, they can be dismantled after the election. If we do not, the fight will continue unabatted and they will have optimism resulting from the win.
The progressives want to control you and make you conform to their will. The only question is will you let them?