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Is There Institutionalized Racism in Hollywood or the General Media?
Warning, I’m going to be brutally honest and as logical as I can, so if you’re a member of the regressive left (and you know who you are), press alt+arrow-left or whatever, because this blog post is about to get a bit problematic.
Just recently had a discussion on Facebook about the video below by ATTN: and couldn’t help but write a long reply to an assertion of ‘institutionalized racism’ against ‘people of color’ or POCs. My reply was long enough to be a blog post so, here it is in a nutshell.
First, the video that inspired the discussion, followed by my problematic comment.
— ATTN: (@attn) March 8, 2016
“I, of course, support differing ideas, especially ones I disagree with, like this one being discussed. But what is the idea? The idea that there is this grand conspiracy of white writers, directors and producers who knowingly intend to portray minorities in a certain negative light for…some nefarious purpose(s)? What could one of those purposes be? “Let’s keep minorities out of cinema”? “Let’s make life harder for minorities”? I don’t think so. Second point, I don’t buy that anyone takes Hollywood so seriously to the point that it actually influences what we think about people. Life contradicts fiction everyday, life especially contradicts Hollywood, everyone knows it, but, everyone seems to think Hollywood is an influence on(the moral or stereotypical opinions of) OTHERS, but not themselves. It’s demonstrable that society influences Hollywood, not Hollywood that influences society. I’m scratching my head as to why everyone seems to think it’s the other way around. There is zero, and I mean literally zero, demonstrable evidence that media/Hollywood etc, has a predictable influence on the opinions of those exposed to glowing boxes that make sound. First, let’s identify the true source of whatever has gone wrong before reading the minds of some vast unidentified number of producers/writers/directors who’s naughty intentions rob opportunities from poor POCs.”
I’ll explain in a later post why I think the media isn’t nearly as influential as everyone religiously believes it is.
Albert Einstein “The World As I See It” Quotes
I will keep updating this page periodically. I will not post any Einstein quotes in here which I have not personally checked myself. And by ‘checked’, I mean, I have opened a book, a pdf, checked a video etc to confirm beyond a reasonable doubt that this or that quote is accurate. I’m very tired of searching crackpot quote websites which are completely unreliable. Also note: the views or opinions in these quotes do not necessarily reflect my own. Thanks for viewing.
“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.” – Albert Einstein, “The World As I See It”
“What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow-creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.” – Albert Einstein, “The World As I See It”
“I maintain that cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest incitement to scientific research.” – Albert Einstein, “The World As I See It”
“This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of the herd nature, the military system, which I abhor. That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed. This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism by order, senseless violence, and all the pestilent nonsense that does by the name of patriotism–how I hate them! War seems to me a mean, contemptible thing: I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business. And yet so high, in spite of everything, is my opinion of the human race that I believe this bogey would have disappeared long ago, had the sound sense of the nations not been systematically corrupted by commercial and political interests acting through the schools and the Press.” – Albert Einstein, “The World As I See It”
“I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls.” – Albert Einstein, “The World As I See It”
“[On the anthropomorphic character of many people’s conception of God.] Only individuals of exceptional endowments and exceptionally high-minded communities, as a general rule, get in any real sense beyond this level.” – Albert Einstein, “The World As I See It”