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How Societies Are Imprisoned: The Whole World Will One Day Be Like Hollywood?

February 24, 2021

By Brandon Smith

I rarely write about Hollywood or the film industry, primarily because there is a vast array of analysts and YouTubers in the alternative media that discuss the bizarre behaviors and trespasses of Tinsel Town on a daily basis. They usually have it covered. That said, every once in a while I find that events in Hollywood reflect a much more pervasive dynamic in our culture and that the bigger picture needs to be addressed.

I also want to be clear that when I talk about “Hollywood” I am not only referring to the place; I’m referring to the entire corporate empire. I’m including Netflix and other streaming companies that may not work completely out of LA. They are all funded and run by the same people anyway.

Hollywood and the corporate cabal behind it have long sought to be the center of America’s cultural universe. In other words, they are seeking to pervert the natural dynamic so that life imitates art instead of art imitating life. And, if they control all the art then they control people’s perceptions of life.

The concept of “Manufacturing Consent”, posited by people like Noam Chomsky, plays a role here, but I think it goes far beyond that. Rather, Hollywood seeks to not only manufacture consent from the public, but also to manufacture the public’s relationship to reality. They don’t just want us to keep our heads down and begrudgingly accept their ideological zealotry; they want us to believe that their way is and always was the ONLY way.

What I see in the film industry and in the corporate world in general today is complete and unfettered propaganda. We have moved beyond the phase of subversively hidden manipulations to a new stage in which the propaganda has become blatant and aggressive. Almost every new movie and television series, not to mention most commercials, are rife with leftist distortions. You will be hard pressed to find any content these days that does not push ideas like:

1) Endless feminist platitudes.

2) Mentions of patriarchy and “white privilege”.

3) Ridiculous exaggerations of racism in America (as if nothing has changed since the days of Jim Crow).

4) Oppression of women, rape culture, etc. as if all the tenets of first and second wave feminism have not already been accomplished. Depicting oppression of women where none actually exists.

5) Women consistently portrayed as overtly masculine with traits and abilities that defy their biology.

6) Men consistently portrayed as weak and feminine.

7) Masculinity, strength, competition and merit portrayed as destructive, “toxic” and outdated.

8) Common positive feminine traits (nurturing, child rearing, home making) portrayed as obsolete or oppressive.

9) Forced and unrealistic diversity, which misrepresents the actual statistical racial make-up of the US population and other Western nations.

10) Saturation of gay and Trans representation – A tiny percentage of the population is made to appear as if it is a vast movement that inhabits every person’s daily experience.

11) Older generations cast as confused and ignorant, or removed from film and television completely.

12) Younger people portrayed as wise leaders “cleaning up the messes” of older generations, somehow blessed with extensive knowledge and experience by mere virtue of their youth.

13) History erased and rewritten to reflect modern leftist ideals.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. “Representation” in itself is not a bad thing, but when it becomes a weapon used to twist fundamental truths for political gain, then it is a problem. None of the concepts listed above are an accurate reflection of the Western world or human reality. Instead, they seek to make the outliers into the mainstream, and they seek to take normal human biological and psychological standards and portray them as aberrant and wrong.

Yes, there are cases where Hollywood is dabbling in fantasy and science fiction and this could be used to rationalize some of their odd depictions. That’s not what I am talking about here. I am talking about force feeding the public an obvious agenda across the full spectrum of storytelling. These are not just movies. These are not just TV shows. This is not just storytelling; this is brainwashing.

Hollywood is not in the business of making art. They are not even in the business of making money anymore. Rather, they are in the business of indoctrination. Yes, it is a “conspiracy”. Not a conspiracy theory, but conspiracy reality.

Their job is to make the public believe that leftist ideals (or in some cases globalist ideals) are the prevailing ideals. If you see the same lies everyday in every manufactured depiction of life, you might start to think that your more rational, traditional and grounded views are in the minority. You might begin to self censor for fear of being ridiculed. You might even join the other side just to avoid being attacked.

In order to maintain control over the propaganda machine a very important factor is ensuring that the faces on the screen are never allowed to deviate from the party line. Your puppet and pet celebrities need to be kept under lock and key.

Like most people, I recently watched Ben Shapiro’s interview with Gina Carano and it basically confirmed everything I already knew about Hollywood (my brief stint as a screenwriter 20 years ago exposed me to the underlying sell-out culture and I was repulsed by it).

What was striking though was the extent to which the Hollywood corporate elites seek to rape the minds of their employees and force them to submit to the cult. It wasn’t that Carano was fired for posting a historical fact on Twitter, it was everything that happened before that.

We see corporate diversity training such as Coca Cola’s “Be Less White” seminars and we are disturbed by the cultism and manipulation. But listen to Carano’s story and you’ll realize that Hollywood is far ahead in their exploitation of social justice controls.

Carano mentions that as soon as she began speaking her mind from a conservative position, Disney and Lucasfilm bombarded her with representatives, publishing agents, etc. whose mission was to convince her to stay silent or apologize publicly for her personal statements. They even tried to force her to endure a mass admonition in front of 40 trans people because she refused to post her “pronouns” to her Twitter page.

This is often referred to as a “struggle session” in communist circles, a crucible used to berate and destroy people who dare step out of line . It is also used to strike fear in the hearts of anyone else who might be thinking about voicing independent views.

Struggle sessions were the primary tactic employed during the Cultural Revolution in China as a means to pacify the citizenry and erase all ideas that opposed Marxism. The movie ‘The Red Violin’, produced in 1998, is one of the only films I have seen that accurately depicts the ravages of the communist social sterilization:

This is what happens when big business or government align with the leftist cult. SJWs would have no power at all if it were not for the backing of corporations and government institutions.

You want to know why so many celebrities these days seem desperate to virtue signal online all the time? It might not be because they agree with the leftists. They may just be trying to keep their jobs and avoid being suffocated by a weaponized mob. What the interview with Gina Carono really revealed to me was the extent to which Hollywood corporations are involved in that mob.

Companies like Disney aren’t following the mob’s lead – Instead, they are USING the mob as a tool. They are LEADING the social justice cult, the cult is not leading them, as many wrongly assume.

After finishing the Carano interview I could not stop thinking about a show from the 1960’s called ‘The Prisoner’ starring Patrick McGoohan. It portrays a man who works for the government and abruptly quits, only to be kidnapped by a nefarious unknown organization and transported to a place called “The Village”. The Village is a sprawling complex made to look like a happy seaside vacation town on the surface, but underneath it is a vast surveillance grid.

All the people that live there are trapped, watched constantly and the group that runs The Village uses elaborate mind games to break the prisoners down. The Village operates by turning prisoners into informants and guards; its goal often has nothing to do with making people talk. Instead, the goal is to get prisoners to submit, to get them to love the village and become a part of it. The Village is not only a prison, The Village is an experiment, a microcosm of what the elite want for the entire world.

Hollywood IS The Village. Corporate culture and Marxist culture are melding together until they are one and the same.

The way Carano was essentially stalked by her own employers and prodded with struggle sessions and mind games, the way that Hollywood operates behind the scenes, is exactly what leftists and corporate elites intend for the rest of us. It is already happening to some extent. How often have we heard conservatives labeled as “insurrectionists, terrorists and racists” in the past year alone? How many conservatives have been censored by Big Tech platforms? How many have lost their jobs because of their opinions, or simply making factual statements?

The social justice cult and the corporations that control them want the world to be Hollywood. They want that environment of oppression and fear to become the standard. They want everyone to be afraid to speak, or to disagree, or to step away from the agenda in any way. Everyone must play their part to perpetuate the fantasy world. Everyone must battle to appear virtuous and pure for the mob. Everyone is an actor, pretending they love their new totalitarian collective.

There is a huge weakness to this strategy, though…

All of it depends on people’s aversion to loss. If you are afraid to lose something, then that something can be used to control you. Carano was not afraid to lose and so she could not be controlled, and I commend her for that. The example she has set for others is far more valuable than any work that she might have done by submitting to the Hollywood Cheka. If only the majority of people would do the same, our civilization could change for the better overnight.

All tyranny is an illusion predicated on fear within the minds of the enslaved. So, do not fear.


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  • M Wayne February 24, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Wow. A truly profound analysis about the Hollywood entity. You nailed it.

  • Dawn February 24, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Do Not Fear. Fear is the mind killer.
    Enough said 🙂

  • Derek February 24, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Great article.
    I’m reminded of the song by The Anti-Heroes, “Fuck Hollywood”.
    So, definitely don’t fear. We will win.

  • Gauntlet33 February 24, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    @Brandon, totally agree that fear controls many. Fear of job loss, fear of marginalization, fear of imprisonment, etc, and that most of it is economic dependence. I believe it mostly stems from the fact that many are/feel dependent on the system. Therefore, I suggest that the best way to rid ourselves of that fear is to no longer be dependent on the system and to instead depend on yourself. For some, that may mean starting your own company and being your own employer. For others, it means independence from the energy grid and therefore living “off grid”. Whatever it is, find your solution, so you feel less and less dependence and fear from the system they want for all of us.

    • Jim S Smith March 12, 2021 at 11:30 am

      Starting with moving to a community of like-minded people goes a long way to achieving that.

      The list of ideas you present are very sound, except when the community you live in will simply not support them. Just like: Having your own business (as I have tried for the past five years) will only happen, when others in your community will support your business.

  • Rodster February 24, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Excellent article regarding Hollywood and I wholeheartedly agree 100%. I have not been to a movie theatre since the early 90’s. I believe it may have been Tom Cruise’s movie a Few Good Men. I rarely if ever watch TV. I grew up in the 60’s when at least TV was somewhat still wholesome and creative in a good way. TV today as well as movies are way too raw, violent and disturbing for my taste. Horror movies nowadays go for the violence and disturbing nature for shock values.

    In the 80’s The Shining was a psychological thriller and it pails in comparison in todays world. You can usually tell the decline of a civilization as the saying goes throughout history, by the music and entertainment the masses enjoy.

    • Old Sailor February 25, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      Same here Rodster.

    • Jim S Smith March 12, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Like I was told many years ago: “Television is MIND-ROT.”

      That’s why I haven’t had “TV” in my life in over forty years.

  • Ordinary Joe February 24, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Senator Joe McCarthy was right.

    • Ordinary Joe February 24, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      And still is.

      • Lieutenant Beale February 25, 2021 at 5:23 am

        You beat me to it Joe.
        History was not kind to McCarthy and he proved to be ahead of his time.

        • Ryan Brooks February 25, 2021 at 10:23 pm

          I was thinking about this recently – how the indoctrination was already at work when I learned about McCarthy in high school
          In the 1980s. I was taught that the entire thing was a witch hunt and he was the enemy.

  • Black Cat February 25, 2021 at 6:14 am

    It really feels like the globalists/leftist/neo-con (whatever label you like) nut jobs are creating an alternate reality, something along the lines of the hunger games. There’s all the fruity lunatics in the city’s that buy the storyline and then there’s the workers servicing the lunatics and their controllers.
    I also strongly recommend removing ourselves from as much of this “fantasy island “ machine as possible. Reconnect with anything truly natural, drop out of the madness wherever possible.

  • David Homer February 25, 2021 at 7:47 am

    I agree with your analysis of Disney. They began to have a subversive brainwashing element in their movies 30 years ago. Eventually I only allowed the older Disney productions in my house. What makes them so bad is that they appear to be ‘good’ to most people. My wife doesn’t agree with me on all the Disney movies so the grandkids get some of it. The problem is that Disney weaves it into the plot in a seemingly innocent way that makes them look better than the other stuff.

    • YT February 25, 2021 at 8:10 am


      I recently stumbled on some unsavory analysis of cartoons that maybe you’d like to share with your peers.

  • Greg B. February 25, 2021 at 11:14 am

    What’s truly disturbing is how much of this crap is directed at kids. I’m not even sure any of it actually is for kids given how much emphasis is put on what orientation a character is and who they’re in a relationship with; stuff no kid except maybe girls would give a damn about. And not surprising the relationships that get the most screen time are the non-straight ones.

    If you look at the state the comic and animation industries, the Japanese are kicking the wests ass in every way with the explosion in popularity of anime and manga because they don’t care about the sensibilities of the woke crowd and don’t go out of their way to pander to them like the western industries do. They actually care about their customers and making money.

    And then there are the reboots. Aside from a couple of exceptions I can’t help but think that modern reboots are made out of spite for their source material and the old-school fans of those old properties. And some of these fanbases go back several decades.

  • TheTruthBurns February 25, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Hornywood, Pedowood, Pornowood, Commiewood, Hellywood, Hollywoke, Hollyrace, Hollytrans, whatever you call it has been Propaganda from day 1. Disney is a Pedo Empire with Pornographic pictures embedded in All of their animation & at one time Disney Corp owned Vivid Studios – the #1 Porn Company in the World. Nutfux has Balack Insane Islama & his Husband Mike putting out Commie Trash programming. All of the “Actors & Actresses” participate in Porn, Prostitution, Rape, Pedophilia, Drugs or other types of Demonic & aberrant behavior. As Bob Dylan said in an interview as to what he attributed his success: “‘I Sold My Soul to the Devil” & he was Dead Serious.

  • Nasser February 25, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Dear Brandon,

    Thank you for your articles and your efforts to shine people minds with truth. I would like to ask you about the scenario the economy is going to follow. What we see now is high increase in commodities like copper, wheat etc while gold is being slumped down. The prices of some commodities reached a level not seen before many years. Is it the start of hyperinflation. What will come next? Is it recession, stagflation or hyperinflation. Will the fed intervene and increase interest rates suddenly in the mid of the year as some analysts predict or this is the start where money are losing their value until they tend to be zero. Then they will install the new currency system.

    Thank you very much.

  • Kris A. February 25, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    The last movie I saw in a cinema was Honeysuckle Rose, in the summer of 1980…decades before I realized that good ol’ Willie was a controlled bot. I junked the idiot box more than 30 years ago. I have never played a video or on-line game in my life. Therefore, my mind is pr is pretty much free of globalist propaganda. If I am visiting someone and they happen to turn on the boob tube, it takes all my self-control to keep from running screaming from the room. It’s the frog-in-boiling-pot scenario. The journey into the cess pit has been going on for so long, most people didn’t see it coming. The really weird thing is when I travel to a foreign country, and people try to talk to me about movies, TV shows and celebrities I have never heard of.

  • scy February 25, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    I wonder who runs Hollywood..

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      Brandon Smith February 25, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      Mostly corporate monoliths controlled by globalists (who are majority Anglo). If you are insinuating that the Jews “run everything” then you are sorely mistaken. There’s a lot of them in Hollywood, but they are middle men for the shareholders and corporate giants. The old “blame the Jews” rhetoric is designed to distract people from the REAL culprits, most of whom are not Jewish and practice a far more secretive religion.

      • Ryan Brooks February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm


      • Gauntlet33 February 26, 2021 at 12:13 pm

        Right on Brandon.
        I get tired of the “blame the Jews”, “blame the blacks”, etc. The enemy are the psychopathic megalomaniac globalists who are never satisfied with enough and want the whole world under their control, which as many here know, means killing 95% of humanity and they don’t care what race or religion you are when that killing starts in earnest. So if any of you out there have your biases, please realize now that you may have much more in common with your neighbor down the street who is a different ethnicity or religion than you than the globalists who are trying to kill you as you are only a pawn in their global game of chess and they won’t waste a millisecond in pushing the red button to end you. These globalists are in fact satanists and their day in hell will come.

      • Ordinary Joe February 26, 2021 at 4:31 pm

        I feel sorry for all the posters who constantly demonize the Jews. They are not very educated and are easily manipulated. Eventually, I believe, they will again be demonized just like the Nazi’s did, in order to complete the fall of the west.

        “First they came for the Jews
        and I did not speak out
        because I was not a Jew.

        Then they came for the Communists
        and I did not speak out
        because I was not a Communist.

        Then they came for the trade unionists
        and I did not speak out
        because I was not a trade unionist.

        Then they came for me
        and there was no one left
        to speak out for me.”

  • Amuzed_Traveler February 25, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    “ If only the majority of people would do the same, our civilization could change for the better overnight.”

    Nobody gets this. I think it’s more rooted in apathy than fear.

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      Brandon Smith February 25, 2021 at 8:18 pm

      It’s both. Fear of losing comfort leads to inaction and a willingness to look the other way. For a lot of people, as long as they have their comforts, they are able to rationalize loss and destruction elsewhere. It’s only when they are faced with loss that they are then confronted with the hard choice of action vs. continued fear. After all, losing one’s life is a possibility as well, even if you have lost everything else.

      • Amuzed_Traveler February 26, 2021 at 10:07 am

        From the people I know, I think their comforts are pretty much the start and end of it. They see the destruction elsewhere, but it doesn’t seem like they rationalize their inaction so much as don’t care. It’s not at their door.

        By the time it is, it’s too late.

        The other untruth that has been instilled in this society is the fear of death and the belief that the continued ability to draw a breath, even if as a slave, is more important than Freedom.

        As you’ve advised me before, Brandon, I need to find better friends and loved ones. It’s at once saddening, frustrating and infuriating that they will not open their eyes to see the destruction approaching them.

  • Kris A. February 25, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for the links. I watched the videos. However, I don’t have any millennial friends. Me trying to converse with a young person, is akin to me trying to converse with someone from outer space. I have much more in common even with foreigners that are my own age. Young Americans all look and sound alike to me…really a herd mentality. I feel sorry for them.

  • Ryan Brooks February 25, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Damn, man. That’s one of the best pieces I’ve read in, well, I can’t remember when. I now shun TV, movies and social media almost entirely now and am almost equally weary of “alternative” media which has also become almost completely infiltrated by the agenda you’ve articulated. I think about this every day and am hyper vigilant as I don’t want to be entertained by people who literally hate me.

    I wonder aloud: why would anyone want these blatant leftists’ expressions of perverted ideology of scheming propagandists mouthed by their minions to infiltrate the sanctity of their consciousness?

    This machine is the most essential to their world domination. If it were to be dismantled, we’d be halfway to winning the war and reclaiming our true freedom.

    Thanks for a brilliant set of observations. I’ll be sharing this with as many people as I feel should understand.

  • Kris A. February 25, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for the link…and that would be Madame, by the way.

  • A Zek February 26, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Another aspect to consider is the physical and mental abuse caused by LONG hours working under sometimes/most times harsh conditions.
    Work went from 8 hours per day to 10 hours, then 12, then….my longest day was 32 hours long….Good pay? When you work. The time in between was looking for work. Unemployed. Sleep deprivation takes it’s toll. Who Needs Sleep…see documentary by the same name. Combine Zombieland and the walking dead and you get the picture.
    I used to tell people who would ask what it was like working in the film business…I would tell them it was like running off to join the circus….except the circus treats you better.
    My own solution…stop watching TV and movies and commercials.
    If you have to watch, surf till you find something in B&W.

  • Mike February 26, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Dr Theodore Dalrymple once wrote that the purpose of propaganda was not to persuade or convince, but to humiliate and mock by filling your eyes and ears with the grossest of lies without you being able to protest them. This is almost all that we’re seeing out of Hollywood now – open contempt for classic “conservative” culture and a torrent of lies intended to distort our view of it.

    I don’t really watch much Hollywood-produced entertainment, but I noticed all of this recently during quarantine as my 13 year old daughter took to watching the entire “Grey’s Anatomy” series on Netflix. Since this show debuted almost 20 years ago, the original cast and storylines contained at least a nod to reality by including a couple white male hetero doctors and some normal storylines – dreams of marriage and starting a family, etc. However, as the seasons went on, pretty much all of the white/male characters were eventually dropped and it became almost nothing but female minority lesbian doctors who all randomly hook up and stab each other in the back. By the last few seasons, the only white males portrayed as doctors now all seem to be gay, and any patient antagonists or any cold-hearted “by the book” doctors who won’t bend the rules or listen to the recommendations of their obvious superiors are almost exclusively straight white males, and almost all the storylines became basically a template of “brave female doctor discovers miraculous new treatment or process and/or bravely fights the system to save a life” while the patient storylines all seemed to be some variation of “brave young girl/minority rebels against her parents/her husband/the system to make her own decisions.”

    It really became predictable to the point where I didn’t even have to follow the show that closely and could tell who the protagonist/antagonist were in any situation by simply knowing which characters were minority/gay and which were white/straight.

    • Chevrus February 26, 2021 at 11:33 am

      That’s quite noteworthy: A show that has run long enough at the right time so that one can see the transition within that format. There are several other aspects that re worth mentioning.
      Predictive programming and conditioning is running at an alltime high as well. The notion that the Map is not the Territory is quickly being lost on the younger generations today. The matrix-like notion of living in a consensual hallucination is fast becoming real. Adjunctive to that is what I call the creation of “Sanitized Versions” of history both recent and ancient. When enough of the population is seen as becoming aware of something that the so called elite controller caste would rawther they did not, along comes a feature film or series that depicts this event in a light more preferable to them. Of course importnt details are omitted….
      When a franchise depicts a world where technocrats manipulate the great unwashed masses who in turn fight eachother (Hunger Games, it’s not merely how the scenario is represented but the fact that it is represented that way at all that is important. Regardless of outcome, morals, etc, younger people are constantly seeing a future that is filled with inequity and desperation. Thus it will much easier to enact it upon them.
      As I have mentioned before, the HBO episodic WatchMen was poingniant. Although I didnt make it through more than a few episodes, the agenda was clear. Essentially the invisible terrorist enemy is white supremacists and the multicultural militia all have to agree to “unlock the guns” in orfer to hunt them down. Perhaps it changes its tune further on, but I had neither the time nor patience to find out. The point is that children and young adults subconsciously percieve this as reality, especially when they live increasingly in boxes, digesting information from censored screens and hardly ever see a human face. The Machine Stops by E.M. Forrester (1901) is earilly precient.

  • helot February 28, 2021 at 7:03 am

    I saw a 2006 film recently which seemed like a bit of predictive programming. Children of Men, set in 2027, after a flu pandemic swept the world, women were unable to conceive. It was a pretty grim picture which supports some of the thoughts expressed above by others.

  • Going Dark Soon March 3, 2021 at 6:59 am

    As if the shows themselves are not bad enough, you forgot to mention the commercials. If you look at them, you would think that two white people can’t marry unless they are both the same sex. You would think that black people must be the majority of the country, and that they all act civilized and speak proper English. You would think that taking pharmaceutical poisons will allow you to have a picnic on the beach every day. Etc, etc.

    It’s beyond ridiculous……

  • Greg B. March 4, 2021 at 5:23 am

    Brandon, I don’t know if you follow Eric July since he follows all the goings on within the entertainment industry, but I think we can both agree on his assessments of the leftists stranglehold on pop culture and the media. In particular I believe he’s correct when he says their stranglehold over these areas was due mainly to conservatives neglecting those parts of our culture for decades.

    Also, what’s your opinion on The Mandalorian?

  • Joe March 5, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    “I may die a beggar, but with the Grace of God, I will not die a slave. I will not be filed, stamped, briefed, debriefed, or numbered… My life is my own.”
    ~ The Prisoner

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