Paramount Pictures Is More Amped About Chinese Money Than Free Speech
There’s an old saying: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
With Brad Grey’s departure and Jim Gianopulos’s entrance as the new chief of Paramount Pictures, it appears not much has changed after The Hollywood Reporter noted that the studio is still eager to take $1 billion from Chinese entities in a rich film slate deal. This is alarming.
The federal government already places restrictions on sales of military goods abroad to protect our strategic technological advantage. I argue the federal government should place the same protections on our domestic cultural institutions in Hollywood and the news media to protect and restore our cultural advantage…of freedom. Call it the American Cultural Shield Act of 2017.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch in this town and communists aren’t known for their charity. Allowing Chinese money to infect our cherished cultural institutions, which are already severely infected by the Fake American left, must be stopped. With people boycotting the box office and cutting the cord, you’d think Hollywood would get the message. No! They’d rather take tainted cash from overseas to keep the Cultural Marxist train running.
Be it Chinese money or even Saudi money, this money is tainted and has nothing even remotely resembling our values attached to their investments. In fact, their money comes with toxic strings that should piss off every American. If it doesn’t piss you off, you’re not paying attention, are on the take, have been brainwashed or you’re a Fake American. Some who work at these studios do care about this, but will face punishment if they oppose this foreign money. Others don’t care at all, as long as they get their checks.
What does China get out of all of this? They get creative control over projects and get to continue their brain-draining of Hollywood. Get the picture? The stakes couldn’t be higher.
China has a horrible human rights record. Free speech is worse than a punchline to a joke in China; it’s a reason for being thrown into a gulag. Sad to say, free speech and/or wrongthink is also a punishable offense in American media today with countless examples of blacklisting occurring here too.
With President Trump being culturally attuned and a longtime fan of Hollywood, he is in the unique position to exercise some of his power to make Hollywood great again. I trust he does. Communists and Islamists, inside and outside of our borders, won’t give up easily…nor should we.
Perhaps it’s time to show up and make some noise where these famously image conscious snowflakes work?