The latest salvo came in a letter from 16 members of Congress last week, which called for closer scrutiny of Chinese investment in the U.S. entertainment and media sectors. The letter cited the Dalian Wanda Group’s acquisitions of Legendary Entertainment, AMC and Carmike Cinemas, and warned of “growing concerns” of Chinese efforts to exert “propaganda controls on American media.”
I hate to break the news to my fellow Republicans, but Hollywood has done “anti-right propaganda” for a long time, and we’ve just sat there and taken it. Ever wonder why the supposedly “irrefutable” conservative principles that should have “taken over” American politics are going nowhere? Even our own party pitched all the movement conservatives for Donald Trump. Much of our problem stems from the propaganda–one based on their own idea–that Hollywood has spewed out for years.
Now you’re worried about the Chinese taking over the place. Give me a break–we’ve borrowed from them for years to pay for these imports, the dollars have to come back in one way or another. Acquisitions are the logical way, we saw this with the Japanese thirty years ago.
From a Christian perspective, what we have is two governments–or more precisely two ruling elites–that don’t have any use for us. The difference is that the Chinese are having second thoughts, and in the meanwhile their churches are growing. Not electing Hillary Clinton will help, but not as much as some people are saying. What we’re up against is a ruling élite with a very narrow life agenda and we’re in the way.
Today we have many people running around looking for the next war or enemy to keep us on top. We need to spend more time addressing our internal weaknesses and not on fighting a group of people who might want to change Hollywood’s propaganda from one form to another.