Left-Wing Propaganda In TV & Cinema (Part I)
There's a rumour going that Hollywood and European cinema are firmly in the hands of the Left, and that they misuse this enormous media power to disseminate their twisted political beliefs amongst the mostly ignorant sheep aka the film-goers. Their most common victim: the naive brain-washed nerdy film-buff who believes everything Hollywood and French cinema tell him, and who takes movies far too seriously as an "art form" - even going so far as to take flicks as a source of information.
Since WW2, the success of Capitalism in the West has had Western Marxists fuming and foaming at the mouth. How does one fight against something that works - especially when one's own (alternative) ideology has been proven time and time again to be an utter failure? Marxists tried taking concrete physical action by taking their misguided cause to the streets in the late 60s, but it didn't work; aside from a few Soviet-influenced Leftist college professors and a bunch of bored/gullible students, the masses pretty much did NOT want a Red Revolution - in the slightest.
There has been an ongoing, persistent and dirty propaganda campaign by all left-wing elements to discredit Capitalism (hence democracy) in every way imaginable. Nit-picking through its flaws (because Capitalism isn't perfect) - plus making up blatant lies about it: these are the basic methods used.
Marxists realized that the only way to fight something that works in practice is to smear it in theory - or fantasy, in this case: on the big and small screen. Film and television offer the best platforms for disseminating nonsense and fallacies: you simply make a claim, without having to prove it. A perfect vehicle for anyone whose sole aim is to mislead.
Western Marxists will NEVER be appeased until they help bring about the fall of Capitalism and democracy. They are on a mission. It's up to us viewers whether or not this decadent propagandist machine, fueled by sociopaths, quasi-intellectuals and other misanthropes, will eventually bring about this long-awaited negative change and instability - two things Marxists long for with all their hearts.
Economic downfall comes right after moral disintegration and all-encompassing dumbing-down, two more elements Marxists work at ceaselessly. The goal? Destroy the Capitalist/democratic West from within, and then take over once there is economic chaos i.e. when there is a fertile ground for political extremism.
And then? Establish a hardcore dictatorship in which a selected elite of psychopaths will walk all over millions in order to expand their own wealth - under the guise of "creating a new man". Btw, this laughable notion of creating "a new man", i.e. this hopeless undertaking of making gigantic artificial evolutionary leaps, is pretty much what the Nazis had envisioned as well. Just one of many parallels between National-Socialism and Marxism, i.e. one of many similarities between the two extremes which Western left-wing propaganda prefers to keep quiet about - with good reason.
Just to avoid any misunderstandings, the list includes blatant propaganda films disguised as "objective" documentaries i.e. fiction pieces, but it also includes "harmless" entertainment flicks that hadn't been made with the sole and expressed purpose of promoting Leftist ideology, but into which the filmmakers threw in more hidden i.e. less obvious messages and occasional jabs at the Right, and I don't mean the extreme Right. In fact, left-wingers generally don't distinguish between the two: nowadays anybody right of center is considered a "Fascist" and a racist. It's become a media witch hunt, whose sole purpose is to shut down free speech in fear of retribution and false accusations.
What the vast majority of Western left-wing propaganda film-makers fail to realize is that even when they have some valid points to make (which is admittedly rare), they make it very difficult for any intelligent or sane viewer to take them seriously because they overload their films with excessive bias and utter nonsense. They use anti-logic, fact-twisting, misquoting, half-truths, manipulative editing, music as over-dramatization, non-science camouflaged as real science, and other simple propaganda tools that make their films the useless sources of misinformation they are.
It's called overkill, and when you exaggerate too much you end up achieving very little. Too greedy. Most of the "documentaries" listed here are so heavily biased that they fail on almost every level (except in exposing the film-maker's ignorance and/or dishonest intentions), even when their criticism is valid (which, again, is rarely the case).
I welcome all suggestions and criticism. If you are a liberal and feel you must label me a "Fascist" just because I don't share your views, it's your choice. But keep in mind that I have omitted all movies whose primary focus is sending a clear anti-Nazi message, such as "Blood In The Face", even when they were made by Marxist directors. If you can convince me that a movie or TV series is here by mistake, I will remove it.
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Any movies you find missing here you will quite likely find on my other propaganda list, Part II.
The list consists largely of blatant propaganda "documentaries" and obvious Leftist thrillers/dramas. But also included are flicks that aren't overtly political yet contain little jabs at the Right i.e. sneaky little left-wing messages.
Again: left-wing propaganda is just a rumour. Perhaps I'm TOTALLY wrong, and it's just a figment in our collective imagination. Might even be mass hysteria, this naive notion that Hollywood is a den of Communist/left-wing vipers. Perhaps all these films are Right-wing.
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