Do stories matter? You bet they do. They influence the narratives that drive our morality, how we perceive the world, and in turn how we behave in that world. I noticed some time ago that most of the options on streaming services were of no interest to me, no interest at all, because they were violent, depressing, nihilistic, and/or insipid. Sean W. Malone of the Foundation for Economic Education has noticed that pattern as well: as far as Hollywood is concerned morality is dead — and Hollywood likes it that way. This short film is his response. Per the description: “The bleak content that’s crept its way mainstream over the last 10 years should concern us all. The stories we tell matter, for they influence what we believe and what values we adopt. Fortunately, a renewed appreciation for natural rights and individualism could be the antidote to the immense darkness that’s blanketed American culture as of late.” Indeed, if morality is dead, we all are; so somebody had better revive it.
In this short skit, comedian Ryan Long is the man who censors offensive comedy specials to bring them up to modern standards of woke acceptability.
Per the Babylon Bee, “In the social justice system, words are considered violence. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious attacks are members of an elite squad known as the Microaggression Victims Unit. These are their stories.”
Per The Blaze, “Mike Rowe, beloved host of TV show Dirty Jobs, said the federal government revoked permits to film an episode of his show at the last minute — allegedly over Rowe’s ‘personal politics’…The host added that his production team received a phone call from someone at the highest levels of the GSA who claimed the decision had ‘nothing to do with security, and everything to do with politics.'”
Astronomer and scientist Carl Sagan tried to warn us years ago about scientific charlatans who declare “the science is settled” and who try to shut down any debate. “If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to interrogate those who tell us that something is true, to be skeptical of those in authority, then, we are up for grabs for the next charlatan (political or religious) who comes rambling along.” Let’s see, that would be Al Gore, Anthony Fauci, plus all their minions in the press, etc.
Without any support from major media — in fact despite a barrage of fake “fact check” articles and personal attacks on Dinesh D’Souza — the new documentary 2000 Mules is scoring big with audiences. The DVD is currently #1 on Amazon in the Movies & TV category, and the film’s Rotten Tomatoes audience score is 100%. See the trailer and review here.