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Subject: News for Pop-Fart: Wingnut Snowflakes v Hollywood
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 16:19:00 -0800
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Since the dawn of motion pictures, Conservatives have been at
	war with Hollywood — from early censorship bills to conservative
	studio heads attempting to kill unions and police the behavior
	of their biggest stars to the creation of the Motion Picture
	Production Code (AKA the Hays Code) and through the blacklisting
	of suspected communists in the industry. It’s been going on
	since forever, and it went on before that with other forms of
	art. Hell, it goes on in every high school in America.

	But today’s conservatives are trying to rewrite the script.
	Rather than acknowledging that yes, people who go into creative
	fields just tend to be more liberal, they have decided that the
	absence of conservative artists is part of some vast conspiracy
	on the left to keep them out of these industries.

	Last night, during the Academy Awards, Glenn Beck was one of
	many conservatives to publicly kvetch about all the Hollywood
	actors being too liberal:

		Thnk U, @jimmykimmel. It's official: There is no
		place in Hollywood 4 conservatives-except as the
		butt of jokes.And thats fine. We'll make our own
		Hollywood. We won't be victims, We will not react,
		We will create. From this, Magic. Life is happening
		for us, not to us.
			- @glennbeck

	This tweet is exactly why conservatives don’t have their own
	Hollywood, and it’s why Glenn Beck’s attempt to start his own
	movie studio failed. Because they think art is both easy and
	ultimately useless for anything other than propaganda.


	Did Dana Loesch have any acting training when she pitched Guyot
	the idea for her show? Not really! She had experience being a
	conservative talk show host. She just looked at other people
	with television shows and thought, “Oh, whatever, I could
	totally do that. That’s not real work.”

	That is insulting. It is insulting to everyone who has worked
	their asses off for years simply to get a one line role on “Law
	& Order: SVU,” to everyone out there right now spending their
	free time doing community theater, to everyone who has actually
	worked for it.

	It is not the fault of “Liberal Hollywood” that Dana Loesch did
	not get her “hot mom sitcom.” It is her own damn fault for not
	having been an actor. There is not some liberal cabal that bans
	young conservatives from taking acting classes or joining drama
	club or participating in community theater. There is no one
	stopping them from hosting their own comedy open mics. No one at
	the music store is going to ask you who you voted for before
	they will sell you a guitar. There is not some Hollywood Fairy
	that hovers over Schwab’s Drugstore looking for random liberals
	to make into superstars. The people who work in Hollywood are
	there because it’s something they actually worked for and
	sacrificed for.

	Republicans love voting to defund arts education. They mock
	people who major in artistic pursuits in college, or who want to
	be actors or writers or artists instead of being hedge fund
	managers. They find these things unnecessary because they do not
	think that art involves any kind of actual hard work or study.
	That is why they are bad at it. Because if you do not ever work
	at something, it is highly unlikely that you will become good at
	it. It is even more unlikely that a career in it will be handed
	to you.

	Also, they are often uncomfortable with LGBT people, who make up
	a large portion of those in creative fields. They make fun of
	empathy, they make fun of people having feelings — qualities
	that are absolutely necessary to producing the kind of art that
	resonates with other people. They get very confused about
	performance art and think that it is evidence of actual Satanic

	What, exactly, about any of this is going to lead to them being
	major players in Hollywood or any other artistic industry?

	Compounding this is the fact that most “conservative art” is
	made only for conservatives. Take Jon McNaughton. It’s not like
	he’s a conservative who also happens to paint things. All of his
	“art” is politically conservative art, like this weird picture
	of Donald Trump clutching a dirty flag.

	He doesn’t make art for love of art alone. That’s the

	Even when conservatives do actually dedicate themselves to
	making art, when they try to make “conservative art,” it really
	doesn’t work. Look at David Zucker’s “An American Carol.” David
	Zucker has made things that were good and funny, but when he set
	out to make a conservative movie for conservatives, it was
	painfully bad and not funny.

	That wasn’t the fault of liberals. We didn’t force David Zucker
	to make a movie that wasn’t funny, he did that on his own. That
	was his choice.

	A career in the arts involves taking more risks than
	conservatives are often comfortable with. It involves risking
	being “the weird kid” in high school who joins drama club or the
	literary magazine or starts a band rather than playing sports
	and going to keggers. It involves dedicating your time to
	something that will almost definitely not result in you actually
	being a superstar, just because you actually love doing it. If
	they are not willing to take these risks, they do not deserve
	the rewards.

Click the link if you want to see bad art, the embarrassing Dana Loesch 
bit, or the truly godawful trailer for Zucker's "An American Carol", all 
of which are highly NOT recommended.