There are times that I sound like a broken record.
And there are times that I wish that I didn’t. As someone who writes about Entertainment and Hollywood, the question often comes, why is Hollywood completely controlled by the left? Why are all the most outspoken celebrities in Hollywood liberal? Why are all the late night comedians liberals? Why are all shows on television either promoting left-wing values or condemning conservatives? Why do films with a heavy liberal slant seemly have no issue finding funding for their projects while films with a conservative view have to crowdfund to even get made? Why is every social media giant in the world colluding to ban anyone they feel is too ‘right wing’? You realize very quickly going down this rabbit hole that the answer to many of these questions is that the right whether you are talking about conservatives or libertarians control absolutely nothing.
We control nothing. We create nothing. We don’t even support the very little that we do control. But we sure know how to complain about playing by the left’s rules while doing nothing to change the game. This week, I ran across a video from conservative commentator Mahgdalen Rose, who was discussing the recent news about Barack and Michelle Obama’s plan to produce several documentaries for kids and adults for the streaming giant Netflix. Rose, brings up a devastating point that not many people on the right want to face. The Obamas now have access push their agenda to over 148 million people worldwide, including 60 million people right here in the United States heading into the 2020 election…and there is nothing conservatives can do about it because they control nothing.
Now the Obamas are claiming that their shows are not going to be ‘political’, but I believe that as much as I believe “if I like my doctor, I can keep my doctor”. Of course, their shows are going to be political, it’s not like they are creating action flicks and rom coms. They are creating content specially made to mold minds into their worldview and they now have up to 148 million people to shape. Now conservatives will claim that they will cancel their Netflix subscriptions in protest, but that doesn’t change the fact the Obamas now control a massive platform over nearly 150 million people and they don’t.
Earlier today, social media giants Facebook and Instagram colluded to ban right-wing personalities such as Laura Loomer and Paul Joseph Watson from their platforms not because they broke any rules, it’s because the platforms have decided that they are ‘too dangerous’ to have a voice. Steven Crowder is currently fighting to keep his YouTube channel on the platform while media giants Disney and Warner Music try to take him down while YouTube itself turns a blind eye. It is even getting to the point that soon banks and credit companies will consider you ‘unworthy’ to do business with them.
The problem is and has always been conservatives are not committed to creating content and platforms to challenge the left, hell they don’t even choose to support the alternatives that actually exist. In order to create a culture, we need people who are not only committed to creation but committed to fighting for that creation. Fighting is hard, fighting is exhausting. Most conservatives would rather complain about the unfairness of Facebook than move to a platform like Minds. Most conservatives would rather put up with Youtube’s algorithm and censorship than move to outlets like Dailymotion and Bitchute. Most conservatives would rather spend their money on a Netflix subscription to support a platform in which 95% of the content is not favorable to their worldview than spend money on Pureflix because well, they don’t like the content.
Complacency is the #1 reason why the right would rather waste time, money, and resources fighting to keep a spot on left-wing platforms that don’t want them in the first place, rather than create and support their own and give like-minded creators a place to thrive and be wanted. Most conservatives refuse to even accept the fact that they are in a fight with people who wish to not only kill their voice but their livelihoods as well. Conservatives believe that they are better off fighting for ‘fairness’ of a company that shows them nothing but contempt. Others believe that this is a fight for ‘free speech’ when it is not. Forcing left-wing companies to play nice with people they hate isn’t any more ‘free’ than the system we have. These people CLEARLY despise us so why are we begging them for mercy? Because they hold the power and we hold nothing, and it will continue to be that way until we create not only for the sake of our voice but for our survival.
Until we commit people with creative minds, financial means, and the willingness to fight back against the left’s corporate juggernauts…nothing will change. Conservatives and libertarians will continue to be snuffed out one by one until there is nobody left to challenge our progressive overlords and it won’t be THEIR fault, it will be ours.