Hypocritical Hollywood Thwarts Parental Violence Filters
Wouldn’t it be nice if the left actually considered whether their policies work? Because when it comes to the “scourge of gun violence”, their response is always the same – regardless of consistently tragic outcomes. Our kids are sitting ducks as never before and it’s under the banner of “gun free zones,” yet the anti-gun crowd continues their walk along the same futile path.
They don’t really seem interested in looking beyond the gun – into the dehumanization of today’s culture. It’s a “stick-fingers-in-ears” mentality, recently addressed in a viral post by a Florida school teacher:
Until we are willing to get serious about ….lack of discipline in the home … lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it – violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives, as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each other’s faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school. Our kids don’t understand the permanency of death anymore… ~ Kelly Guthrie Raley
The world needs to listen to this, but we are full of hypocrites – and Hollywood is the Phony-In-Chief when it comes to gun violence. They shed crocodile tears for public consumption, yet don’t want to explain why blood-shed by guns has tripled in PG-13 flicks (2013 Annenberg Public Policy Center). It’s sick, and it’s getting worse.
Tripling the blood splatter isn’t enough, though – the industry goes even further – but not publicly: movie studios are aggressively suing companies that offer parents a tool that will filter violence. Yes, even Disney.
President Trump appropriately called for a better rating system in the wake of the school shooting in Florida, but Congress already gave the thumbs up to a system to assist parents in blocking violence in movies – over 12 years ago.
But get this: Bill Aho, Executive Director of Protect Family Rights Coalition and former CEO of ClearPlay reports that “… due to a lawsuit launched by Disney, Fox and Warner Bros., it is currently impossible to skip this disturbing [content] on Amazon, Netflix or any other streaming service.” He continued “Citizens all over America are offering ideas and demanding action to address the problem of gun violence in schools. One element that must be considered is the impact of violent media on children. The Family Movie Act was made law in 2005 to give parents the ability to automatically skip violent content in movies.”
This is nuts. Tinseltown elitists are challenging legal efforts by enterprising businesses that want to develop filtering equipment, yet to read media reports, it’s Republicans that stand in the way of protecting children. Go figure. Read more about this here and watch examples of the technology here.
Hollywood’s hypocrisy moves even beyond the gun issue – they seek tax breaks in the very same breath in which they spew vulgarities at conservatives, arrogantly believing they are the ones who are “enlightened.” But we know otherwise. The real brains lie elsewhere – like with Delegate Nick Freitas of Virginia:
“So when people on this side talk about the importance of the 2nd Amendment, please understand it’s not just some base philosophical conviction we all have, it is rooted in the idea that while we may be a post-enlightenment society, the vast majority of horrible atrocities that we’ve seen have happened in those post-enlightenment societies has happened as a result of the government systematically disarming citizens and claiming themselves to be the sole responsible party for their security and turning on those same citizens and punishing them.”