How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by:
- News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish),
- Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish),
- Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish),
- Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew),
- Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish),
- CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel),
- MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and
- NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish)
If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah. – Joel Stein (Los Angelis Times)
I don’t follow Hollywood much. I would like to go to the movies once a week, especially on cheapie Tuesdays. However, I cannot muster my butt even to walk the half hour, because the movies are that bad. To watch a half-decent movie requires a day trip excursion to downtown Toronto, and sometimes my glasses in order to read the subtitles in off-off-movie theatres, which were probably used in times past to show the porn that is nowadays freely available at one’s fingertips.
The last really decent movie I watched was “Youth” with my son number two. It won most of the prized categories in the 28th European Film Awards. I adored it. But it thudded in America and with its critics, who failed even to grasp the central theme. I have never thought myself as a European Canadian, to deploy old Joe Clark’s classifications. Just one with good taste.
And movies have been becoming progressively worse. Bombastic; without texture, subtlety, and soul; with simple-minded Manichean themes and humanoid caricatures; I await the next Terrence Malick and pray that Robert Redford doesn’t die soon. And this is not because of my very “Gospel Christian” leanings. The Christian movies, I rarely watch, are so aesthetically hellish, I need to pack some Tums, just in case one invokes the gag reflex.
I think that Ant-man, which although not Catholic, I feel it incumbent to make the sign of the cross every time I past one of its poster, was the last straw. It seemed to mark a threshold to indicate the depth of the aesthetic decadence our society has reached. I wonder when they will dig out SuperParamecium out of the bog of outtake characters.
Perhaps I have become a jaded, world weary, grumpy old man. But I am not. I am yet a dreamer. And I wouldn’t have viewed this cinematographic shit even in my youth.
And I have ruminated as to why movies have become this bad. Be it true that the decline of mind and culture in the commons is palpably true, which, in turn, eventually brings down everything and everyone. But to what extent are the producers to blame, with their Ferengi values, in chasing the culture downwards rather than in uplifting it? Nietzsche’s disdain for the suffocating burghers of his day begins to make sense and resonate, even though I am a very “Gospel Christian.”
The editor said their research showed that “only” about 60 per cent of the top positions in Hollywood were occupied by Jews, but Stein said that that if Jews, who represent about 2.5 per cent of the U.S. population had 60 per cent of the top movie jobs, that was certainly prominent.
As I stated, I never followed Hollywood much at all. I am like a hermit stranded in Antarctica when it comes to knowing the goings on there. So, in recently encountering old articles on the Internet, I was surprised at how dominant the Jews are in Hollywood.
I mean, they may have some assumptions about things, how the Jews run everything; well, we do. How the Jews run the banks; well, we do. How the Jews run the media; well, we do. They’re right about all that stuff…It’s a fact, this is not in debate. It’s a statistical fact….Jews are vastly disproportionately represented in all of these professions. It’s just a fact. It’s not anti-Semitic to point out statistics
I read a considerable amount in my youth about such characterizations of Jewish dominance in Europe in the 1920s and 30s. And I dismissed them as anti-Semitic nonsense. If I found it useful, I would actually investigate the veracity of such historical claims. For in this day, this 2 to 2.5% of the population does indeed run many a thing, and are over-represented in the arts and media. It is a statistical fact.
But contrary to the semi-ironic gloating of Joel Stein concerning the dominance of his culture over America, or the dismissiveness of Ben Stein to such concerns . . .
The more important question, Stein asked, was why does anyone care? “I marvel that when people criticize the auto industry for making trucks that catch fire when they are struck, and cars that turn over on a turn, no one ever says, ‘The gentile auto industry.’”
. . . from the standpoint of the Jews long-term social status in America, it is downright dangerous. It strikes me odd that Ben Stein, of all people, cannot discern between cars and culture. I was not under the impression that he was all that influenced by Ferengi values.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
— Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry
If, in fact, 60% of all senior positions in Hollywood are occupied by Jews, it demonstrates that Jewish paeans to cosmopolitan tolerance, impartiality, and meritocracy are a hypocritical lie. Say one thing publicly. Act differently privately. I am not particularly surprised and dismayed by the ethnic cliquishness of the Jews, in of itself. They are no different than any other ethnic group in this regard. However, there is still that suffocating, self-serving hypocrisy.
More so, one of the consequences of the radical economic disparities, in America particularly, is that the economic plane is as tilted as the Titanic in its last hours. An ambitious person cannot transcend the socioeconomic barriers, no matter how much they strive. There were few very from the lower classes who were able to rise to homo novi (new men) among the optimates in the last generations of the Roman Republic. Underlying the Trump phenomena is a desire to destroy the system in a mass act of socio-econico-political nihilism in order to abolish those systemic barriers and open up opportunities. It is rational self-interest in a way. And the dominance of the Jew in various fields begins to give this systemic inequity a face.
Goldstein! Goldstein! Goldstein!
The exile of Mel Gibson by those in Hollywood after Gibson released “The Passion of the Christ” (2004), or the mea culpa pandering to Jewish sensitivities by Marlon Brando (1996) and Gary Oldham (2014) after they uttered inconvenient truths, gives new context. As Joel Stein wrote, “When I called them to talk [to Gentiles] about their incredible advancement [in a Jewish dominated industry], five of them refused to talk to me, apparently out of fear of insulting Jews.”
But not only is there economic considerations. There is also a desire to reclaim the culture, the American heritage, which still resonates in flyover America, from these aliens with their hypocritical cosmopolitan perspective. If the secularist Diasporic Jews are so far to the left, as iconized by Bernie Sanders, in a right-of-center nation which has never been irreligious in the same way as these secularist Jews or even in contemporary Europe; and if the cultural arts are dominated and effectively guarded, however haphazardly, by these self-serving, secularized Jews, from allowing the native heritage from being able to profitably express itself in an uncorrupted way (think Disney), how long before an American version of a völkisch party, with its anti-Semitic overtones, arises?
I know my history. This is not going to end well.