The prevailing leftist bias in Hollywood is difficult to ignore. Each year, the marketplace is filled with more films which, upon closer inspection, are thinly veiled attempts to mold public opinion toward whatever social reform happens to be en vogue.
Whether heralding the fabricated threat of global warming or slandering Bible-believing Christians, many in the entertainment industry are perfectly willing to mount their personal soapbox to lambaste conservative values.
Few, however, have been more direct in their intent than Harvey Weinstein. In a recent interview with talk show host Howard Stern, the prolific producer announced plans to spearhead a project meant to bring about the end of the National Rifle Association.
The NRA is a common enemy among leftists who believe America would be better off by ensuring only criminals have access to firearms. Still, Weinstein’s comments about the organization are astounding even from someone in his position.
“I shouldn’t say this,” he told Stern, before expounding on his plan to “make a movie with Meryl Streep” that will make NRA members “wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”
He continued on his anti-Second Amendment rant, saying, “I don’t think we need guns in this country – and I hate it. I think the NRA is a disaster area.”
Weinstein described his project as a major feature that he hopes will leave audiences questioning their belief in the right to bear arms.
After assuring Stern he would never own a gun, Weinstein conceded that the use of a firearm would be appropriate only in cases of extreme genocide, such as “when you’re marching a half of a million people into Auschwitz.”
Even then, though, he said he would personally only use such a weapon if he “found a gun, and if that was happening to my people.”
He apparently remains willfully ignorant to the fact that, prior to such genocides, tyrants do exactly what he is advocating by forcibly removing guns from law-abiding citizens.
Weinstein’s myopic view of the Second Amendment can exist only in the leftist utopia of his twisted mind. For the vast majority of those living in reality, guns are a necessary – and constitutionally protected – part of an individual’s right to self-defense.
Though some films with a far-left message have gone on to box office success, Weinstein seems to be overestimating the public’s aversion to gun ownership in hawking this misguided hit piece.
–B. Christopher Agee
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