The Destoyer of all that's Good and Pure
I’m a conservative and a Christian, so I have been genetically engineered to hate Hollywood. And that’s okay, because they have never failed to let me down by always letting me down. It is a town and an industry that revels in the banal and elevates the gutter. So, on the rare occasion that I hear that there is a movie in the works about a person or a subject that I actually care about, I know better than to get my hopes up because, as a conservative and a Christian, I now that the subject or the person that I care about will be, at best rewritten to fit Hollywood’s versions of morality or, more likely, simply held up for derision. That is why I am biting my tongue and keeping my excitement at bay over the upcoming Captain America flick, The First Avenger. Because, I’ve seen what Hollywood can do to my boyhood heroes.
It’s no surprise to anyone that, along with academia, Hollywood is pretty much the fountainhead of homegrown anti-Americanism. This has been particularly true over the last decade as the Left Coast has produced movie after movie lambasting everything from George W. Bush, to the War on Terror, and virtually anything remotely related to Conservative values. And, sadly, the recent crop of comic book hero flicks has not been exempted from this combative attitude.