Editor's Note: The following has been adapted with the author's permission from its original publication on Carolina Culture Warrior.
When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, some Americans thought the Electoral College rigged the presidency for Trump, and that hatred persists to this day.
Once Trump became President, Syria’s latest chemical weapons attacked transpired and though most Americans supported that decision to bomb Syria, the radical left did not. In Hollywood, the level of post-election bitterness has only grown. Therefore, the entertainment elite has purposefully created content insulting millions of thanks to their severe cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
The first example was a recent movie release called Bushwick, which stereotyped Texas as backwards-thinking racists who want to withdraw from the United States. This could not be further from the truth, starting with the fact that many companies based in the state employ many people with diverse backgrounds (i.e. AT&T).
As a result of having generous companies with diverse backgrounds, Texas business have and will continue to play key roles in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Back to the film, its clichéd plotline has earned it mixed reviews from critics, according to Rotten Tomatoes. But that hasn’t stopped publications like The New Yorker and Vanity Fair from praising the movie’s vicious stereotyping of the Southwest.
Here’s a little snippet from The New Yorker‘s snide praise of the film: “Sometimes you want to go to the movies for a midnight buzz, and for the smack of cheap thrills. And sometimes, as with ‘Bushwick,’ the thrills cut close to home.”
Needless to say, Condé Montrose Nast would be appalled to see his magazine empire denigrate to leftism like this.
Here’s another example. According to Christian Toto, liberal A-listers George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Julianne Moore (who plays the main villain in the new Kingsman sequel, The Golden Circle) have teamed up with Paramount Pictures for a movie set for October that portrays post-World War II suburban neighborhoods as a place where racism was acceptable.
There’s no question that this movie will incite social and political tensions across this country, but Clooney, Damon, and Moore don’t seem too interested in that. Clooney demonstrated as much when he revealed the film’s heavy-handed plot line:
The genesis of the screenplay [came when] I was watching a lot of [Trump] speeches on the campaign trail about building fences and scapegoating minorities” Clooney told reporters Saturday in Venice, Italy, during the film’s post-screening press conference. “I started looking around at other times in our history when we’ve unfortunately fallen back into these things, and I found this story that happened in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
The 1950’s was the decade where this film takes place and represented a time when suburban neighborhoods were in their prime with the kind of culture portrayed in shows from the period such but not limited to Leave it to Beaver and The Andy Griffith Show.
The presumption that this was a backwards time is understandable as the following decade was dominated by the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King with the country making huge leaps in the search for racial equality. Needless to say, it can be described as all in all for the best.
However, that’s no excuse to paint the 50’s as a horrible time period, and suburban areas as racist places. These kinds of movies are perfect examples of how out-of-touch Hollywood is when it comes to the rest of the country. Even if you disagree with the president or Republican politics as a whole, no one should be supporting someone who incites racial hatred against America.
For some reason, George Clooney has a grudge against traditional Americans of all colors and creeds. In a free society he is entitled to that, but he is not entitled to fan the flames of political and/or social hatred.