Pop Friday – Screw Tibet: Hollywood Embraces China’s Censorship

June 29th, 2012

Photo: Breitbart.com

An interesting article over at Breitbart.com yesterday:

‘Hollywood’s not “threatened” by “creeping Chinese Censorship.” Hollywood is an accomplice in allowing itself to be censored in exchange for money. The same Hollywood that has crybabied for going on six decades now over the 1950′s blacklist and all those years of self-censorship through the old production code, is now gleefully doing business with one of the worst human rights abusers in the world and willingly compromising its artistic vision…for cash.

Listen, I’m a strong believer in the idea that our[*] popular culture can open the eyes of those living under repression – that it can tell them a better way of life is possible when the human spirit is released to its full potential. Hollywood willingly censoring its product to satisfy a repressive government, however, is doing the exact opposite of that.

They’re in business with the bad guys and should be ashamed of themselves.’

It’s like every passing year I have less and less reason to like Hollywood. Between SOPA, ACTA, and then stories like this, it’s disheartening to see powerful elements within such a shining cultural community in human history playing the part of the bad guy and the entrenched, unscrupulous, rent-seeking establishment.

Related is a previous article here entitled, “Why Independent Films Are Better Than Hollywood Films.” This is just another way Hollywood studios act like the big corporations they are.

*I like this quote except for the use of the word “our” here which smacks of jingoistic nationalism.

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About the Author: Wes

Wesley Messamore, 24, is an independent journalist and political activist who believes in the Founding Father's vision of a free, enlightened, and moral America. He also blogs at HumbleLibertarian.com