Frank Salter’s recent series of articles on the war against human nature got me to thinking about Hollywood’s undeclared war against human nature and reality. It often seems to be the case that if reality is X then Hollywood’s prescription will be not X.
Traditionally, stereotypes are in accordance with reality. Like oral epic poetry, traditional stereotypes are the accumulation of generational wisdom of various folkways. Unhappy with the reality of the stereotypes, however, many Cultural Marxists began in the mid 20th century to try to reverse these stereotypes, the idea being that if the stereotype is reversed, so reality will be reversed. Hollywood has followed suit.
Examples of Hollywood representations contrary to reality:
– The dumb blonde. This really goes back to post-WWII anxiety. Unfortunately for Hollywood, countries with high percentages of blonds, such as Sweden or Norway, have some of the highest average IQs on the planet.
– Evil Germans. Perhaps no single group has been more denigrated by Hollywood than Germans or people of German ancestry. The epitome of falsehood of this fiction is the creation of the “German terrorist” in movies such as Die Hard.
– The wise negro. In this fiction, whites are lost and without guidance but along comes a “wise negro” to give advice and direction. Morgan Freeman has made an entire career out of this character. Has anyone ever met a white person in real life guided by a “wise negro”?
– Widespread miscegenation. Although miscegenation is now more common than it was 50 years ago, it’s still statistically rare in reality but extremely overrepresented in movies.
– Violent white criminals. Although there are violent white criminals, blacks make up 13% of the US population but commit around 59% of felony homicides. Violent whites are overrepresented and violent blacks underrepresented in movies.
– The evil rich WASP. Although there still are rich WASPs, WASPs are no longer the elite in control of the USA; Ashkenazis are, yet they’re never vilified.
– Over-representation of non-whites in period pieces. In the 1960 census, the USA was 90% white. But from period pieces of the early 20th century, one would infer that the USA was around 50% non-white.
– Smart black judges and doctors putting dumb whites in their place. Given the average IQ of blacks, this is comical.
– Whites sexually taking advantage of blacks. Odd considering: “In the United States in 2005, 37,460 white females were sexually assaulted or raped by a black man, while between zero and ten black females were sexually assaulted or raped by a white man.”
– Peaceful Amerindians. As discovered by Lawrence Keeley, many Amerindians were committing genocide against each other prior to contact with Europeans.
– Peaceful Muslims misunderstood by violent Westerners.
– Swarthy females, such as Kim Kardashian, peddled as the epitome of female beauty, when, as Peter Frost has shown, the overwhelming preference is for fair females.
– Pathologically altruistic beta males getting the ladies. Chateau Heartiste can show you this is not true.
– Nordic-looking dumb villains, outsmarted by swarthier-looking smarter outsiders.
– Too uptight whites (exercising good impulse control?) who need to follow more free-flowing (poor impulse control?) blacks in order to loosen up.
– Third World immigration enriching Western countries (although in reality ruining Western countries). This is a relatively new representation but one that will continue to grow.
While these false representations created by Hollywood won’t overturn human nature, they can certainly do damage and confuse many people. For instance, many Americans and foreigners, when asked the percentage of the USA they believe to be black, will answer around 50%, which is probably due to the over-representation of blacks in movies.
Please add other false representations in the comments below and I’ll add them to the list.
– “Multiracial gangs, or at least multiracial criminals working together (like, one burglar is white and his buddy is black). In reality organized crime tends to be segregated.”
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As a rich WASP I read about the first half of the list and found myself agreeing that it was Hollywood BS but not much worried by it. At least most of these elements of the propaganda could arguably be beneficial
– The dumb blonde. this really goes back to post-WWII anxiety. Unfortunately for Hollywood, countries with high percentages of blonds, such as Sweden or Norway, have some of the highest average IQs on the planet. [DOESN’T MATTER]
– Evil Germans. Perhaps no single group has been more denigrated by Hollywood than Germans or people of German ancestry. Perhaps the epitome of falsehood of this fiction is the creation of the “German terrorist” in movies such as Die Hard. [DOESN’T MATTER MUCH]
– The wise negro. In this fiction, whites are lost and without guidance but along comes a “wise negro” to give advice and direction. Morgan Freeman has made an entire career out of this character. Has anyone ever met a white person in real life guided by a “wise negro”? [MILDLY BENEFICIAL]
– Widespread miscegenation. Although miscegenation is now more common than it was 50 years ago, it’s still statistically rare in reality but extremely overrepresented in movies. [BENEFICIAL]
– Violent white criminals. Although there are violent white criminals, blacks make up 13% of the US population but commit around 59% of felony homicides. Violent whites are overrepresented and violent blacks underrepresented in movies. [ARGUABLE – ITS NOT LIKELY TO LEAD ANYONE TO NEGLECT THEIR SAFETY]
– The evil rich WASP. Although there still are rich WASPs, WASPs are no longer the elite in control of the USA; Ashkenazis are, yet they’re never vilified. [PROBABLY HARMFUL BUT AVOIDING THE REALITY OF ASHKENAZI PROMINENCE IN FINANCE AND MEDIA, INCLUDING HOLLYWOOD MAKES SENSE IF ONE DOESN’T WANT TO STIR THE EVER READY EVIL GENIE OF ANTI-SEMITISM, REMEMBERING THAT GERMANY’S 1930s JEWISH POPULATION WAS ONLY ABOUT 1 PER CENT]
– Over-representation of non-whites in period pieces. In the 1960 census, the USA was 90% white. But from period pieces from the early 20th century, one would infer that the USA was around 50% non-white. [ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST – PROBABLY SHOULD COME DOWN IN FAVOUR OF UPHOLDING TRUTH AND VALID HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE]
– Smart black judges and doctors putting dumb whites in their place. Given the average IQ of blacks, this is comical. [PROBABLY GOOD ON BALANCE. BUT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO READ VIEWS PRO AND CON SPELLED OUT, IDEALLY WITH EVIDENCE]
After that I noted the undesirable such as the failure to acknowledge the violent ways of Native Americans before the superior violence of Europeans prevailed. Its a bit like telling the story of the slave trade without noting the part played in it by Africans or its continuation in Africa by Africans, Arabs and Portuguese (probably Spaniards too) after the Royal Navy started to police Britain’s abolition of the slave trade in 1807. Or of Australian Aborigines without noting their much greater than today’s rate of homicide and tribal warfare – still going on in Papua New Guinea where a couple of old women have just been tortured and beheaded (plus one burned to death) for “sorcery”.
bad goyim! this is like a second shoah!
Not really camp “camp” but very droll as Sir Humphrey would have said
The Morgan Freeman meme had a real world journalistic equivalent. From a 2001 Guardian article Who Pulls the Strings: “There was Vernon Jordan, Bill Clinton’s close friend, his unelected unofficial adviser and golfing partner – Vernon Jordan, who plucked the president from Arkansas obscurity and nurtured him to the White House, and who is widely credited with pulling strings to get James Wolfensohn his job as president of the World Bank.” How credible is the argument that Vernon Jordan ‘plucked’ Clinton from obscurity? Clinton probably recognized the political benefits of securing African American voter loyalty and encouraged this meme at the time, but I wonder what he thinks of it now?
Hilariously, barely an hour after reading this post, I’m watching the movie Executive Decision on tv. Sure enough, in addition to the multicultural special ops team that boards the plane (which in the real world would be all or mostly white), we’ve got the bomb technician extraordinairre played by Joe Morton… like in reality that person would EVER be black. (And, since he’s incapacitated, he’s try to coach a nervous bumbly white guy how to defuse the bomb.)
And just for kicks, the movie ends with a little black-on-white sexual innuendo between Halle Berry and Kurt Russell. Amazing.
One you left out: multiracial gangs, or at least multiracial criminals working together (like, one burglar is white and his buddy is black). In reality organized crime tends to be segregated. I sometimes wonder if this is a way for movie makers to hint at the truth without saying it out loud (“look, I did show a black criminal, but he’s with a white one to soften the blow”).
Shrewd! Nice one Mustapha
Don’t forget the gays:
People think 25% of America is gay, but the actual number is an order of magnitude lower.
I first noticed this a few years ago watching Transformers. The computer whizz was african american, which seemed to be pure tokenism. Then I started noticing it more regularly. Off the top of my head some examples:
Superman III – Richard Pryor playing a computer expert
Die Hard – black computer expert helping the terrorists
Die Hard III – Samuel L Jackson’s smart character who helps figure out the puzzles
Me Myself & Irene – Mensa member played by black midget. His high iq kids (I think one is the same guy who played the computer expert in Transformers, figure out how to fly a helicopter by reading the instructions in German).
Outbreak – evil white general, blue eyed blonde helicopter pilot who is meant to be the best pilot gets outsmarted by Cuba Gooding Golding’s pilot.
Universal Soldier – I only saw a bit of this recently, but noticed the standard black scientist
Bullit – apparently Steve McQueen was keen to have a black doctor & have a white nurse wipe sweat of his brow. Probably one of the earlier examples of this tokenism.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Morgan Freeman plays a black muslim who helps deliver a baby despite the protests of Friar Tuck who thinks ‘the barbarian’ is endangering her.
Phone Booth: Forrest Whitiker is the sensitive and smart policeman who figures out what’s really going on, while the bull necked white officer wants to rush in.
Passenger 57 – Wesley Snipes ‘Always bet on black’ defeats the evil blond blue eyed hijacker.
I’m probably just scatching the surface here…
Let us not forget Joe Morton’s computer genius in Terminator 2. He was noble, too, sacrificing himself for others!
There’s also the Matrix movies. Many of the good guys and leaders—Morpheus, Oracle, Dozer, Niobe—are black, whereas all the bad guys—Cypher, the agents, the Architect—are white.
However, the most egregious example has to be the selection of a black actor to play a Norse god in Thor. Being of Scandinavian ancestry myself, I find this particularly offensive.
This “black technowizard” deserves a separate bullet point on the list, apart from “wise negro”. Also along this meme, is the standard throwaway scene with “negros playing speed chess in the park”. It’s the new midnight basketball.
Then there’s the other “eff you whitey” standby: the negro “Boss”, usually in govt agencies, especially every law enforcement agency on screen.
Disagree with your example of Die Hard and German terrorists. They were shown as hard left revolutionary Marxists who were actually just out for money. They could’ve shown some right wing proto-fascist group instead if it was traditional anti-German propaganda. Also, Germany was beset by groups such as Baader Meinhoff who fit the bill for that particular movie. Though I agree with the general point.
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It all starts with the Looney Toon cartoons with the smart “tweety bird” getting the best of that dumb “puddy tat”. Same with Wylee Coyote. It’s called INVERSION OF REALITY. Dumb goyim need to be conditioned to it at an early age to better be prepped for the eventually serf duty minions under wise ashkenazi rule.
You guys must really be pissed about Obama in the white house! I stumbled upon this site only to find that it’s apparently filled with bitter racists but think about this: you guys put all this weight on phenotypical differences as if those are what has made the world what it is today, why? Because its easy to do that. It takes less thought. What I’m sure none of you have thought of is the importance of topography (geographic landscape) on human history. Ever wonder why Eurasia as a continent developed so much faster than N. America? People had more access to other cultures due to the terrain and therefore combined (exploited) cultures and technologies. From north to south, east to west, the Americas are extremely different therefore travel was limited and cultures isolated only to be conquered by the caucasian races who had already developed weapons, armor and transportation methods they pretty much exploited from other cultures. The same with Africa. It seems most of you all’s view of human history only seems to be the past 500 years or so where you seem to think that you are entitled to the rock you’re standing on regardless of how your ancestors claimed/stole it. So there’s a little more depth to the issue rather than putting it all on genetics. The fact of the matter is, as human beings we have this innate nature to conquer/exploit no matter what race we are due to necessity for our own people. Caucasians were simply the benefactor of circumstance i.e. location. If they were just naturally superior, then why are their origins in the colder, agriculturally unfriendly areas of the world when science has proven the origin of man in the warmer centrally located areas? Because they were either pushed out or forced to migrate before other evolutionary physical differences took place like skin color, bone and facial structure. Their greatest achievement was making the world what it is today after being dealt the worst hand. This is my area of study
You really need to read up on human biodiversity: http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com
Everything you mention above has already been addressed.
Not bitter racists. Bitter at having other people tell us with whom we must, under penalty of law, associate.
I don’t like people who prattle on and on about golf, either, and if you decided to seize the power to ram such folks down my craw, I’d be prejudiced against you, too. Surprise, surprise; people prefer associating with like-minded and like-appearance people. Only miserable left-collectivists, intent on making us all “better,” resort to the force of political violence to ram their “holier” ideology on others.
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“Peaceful Muslims misunderstood by violent Westerners.”
How is this wrong? Muslims are perfectly capable of being peaceful. Most of their hatred against USA is justified.
How about women outsurviving their male counterparts in violent battles to the death (i.e. Ripley from Alien, Katniss from The Hunger Games, etc.)?
Americans also overestimate LGBT:
I am not sure what to really make of it. Maybe it has to do with finding the easiest way to mesmerize the mindless majority that is key.
Take all of the above fantasies and myths discussed. This is the applied hypocrisy. It is all done to accomplish social control. It looks an awful lot like religion. People complain about the hypocrisy in religion but hypocrisy is the core means of religion. And hypocrisy enables religion to coerce social control.
Religion and political correctness tells their peeps how they should behave even thought they rarely actually do as told. (fearless women, black-techno-genius, wimpy week-minded white guy gets the hottest girl, etc etc) Its not that these things don’t happen, its just that they are rare. They never manifest as presented, hence essentially fantasy. Fantasy like The Wizard of Oz or X-Men. If you wanted reality America you would go do to Walmart and watch the heifers waddle.
Islamic fundamentalist will look to America and point to Hollywood’s promotions of lesbian and homosexuals. Yet there own Islamic homosexual pedophile culture known as Bacha Bazi has far greater relative involuntary numbers. And because of western political correctness we ignore it too for different reasons.
You can watch real-time generation of new hypocrisies as the current ongoing Iraq war proceeds.
The biggest problem is for those who make decisions based on fantasies and myths. They may suffer heavy losses at times. Those who believe the fantasies and myths make good followers.
Update: gays are 30% of the population. This is what Hollywood would have us believe (note that Will & Grace was hardly the last show to mainstream the clever, hip gay male.)
Ask lots of Americans (esp. women) and many will tell you that about 30% of Americans are gay/lesbian. Then ask them to assign a guesstimate to how many people there are with whom they are acquainted well enough to guess which way they swing. My Mother-in-Law guessed 30%, then figured about 400-500 acquaintances. She then admitted that she knew of only 4 or 5 who were same-sexers.
Hollywood has succeeded in making Joe Citizen believe homosexuals are approximately 30 times more common than reality. Talk about a con game.