Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hollywood's Most "Progressive" Filmmaker

Hollywood is up in arms this month after all of the major acting nominee for this year's Oscars are all white.  It's actually the second year in a row that no minorities were nominated--leading to the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trending for much of the week.  It has also led to a boycott of the Oscars ceremony by stars of color and some other leading liberals like "documentary" maker Michael Moore--who are demanding more diversity in front of--and behind the camera.

However, there is one mogul in Hollywood that is leading the way when it comes to diversity in his films.  He directed a cinematic classic Western that was hailed for its respectful treatment of Indians--who were played by actual Native Americans.  He has produced films about a relatively-unknown African-American jazz musician and about South African President Nelson Mandela.  He directed an African-American who won Best Supporting Actor in a movie about a female boxer.  And he made a film that humanized the Japanese soldiers of World War II--starring all Japanese actors speaking their native language.

That Hollywood power player is Clint Eastwood.  The same Clint Eastwood who is mocked by Hollywood Liberals for his Conservative political stances and his infamous "empty chair interview with President Obama" at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

But I want you to watch the films that I alluded to before: The Outlaw Josey Wales, Bird, Invictus, Million Dollar Baby and Letters From Iwo Jima and then ask yourself why the people who pour millions into Hillary Clinton's campaign fund or who take to social media to back Bernie Sanders' plan to tax them into the middle class aren't doing the same thing as Eastwood.  You will likely come to the conclusion that it's always easier to stand in front of a microphone and say someone should do something about "injustice" than it is to actually go out and do something about "injustice".

And don't expect any accolades for Mr Eastwood from his peers on the left in Hollywood.  We wouldn't want to ruin the narrative of how Conservatives are all racist and want to keep minorities and women "in their place".

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