I have read where some atheist organizations are running an anti-Islam billboard, so kudos to them for displaying a spine. Nevertheless, the recent decision of the New York Times to refuse an anti-Islam ad continues to highlight the duplicity and basic cowardice of the left. Their duplicity is underscored by BBC director-general Mark Thompson’s admission that his network treats Christianity with less sensitivity than other religions, including Islam, in part due to threats: “Without question, ‘I complain in the strongest possible terms,’ is different from, ‘I complain in the strongest possible terms and I am loading my AK47 as I write.’”
Liberal cowardice does not end there. In virtually every significant anti-war and/or anti-gun protest, Big Entertainers love to put in their face time. They run around showing off their concern for society with photo-ops at peace rallies, then return to their studios to continue the production of the vilest, goriest, and most violent junk ever made. Seriously. Stop and count how many recent movie and novel plots are resolved without resorting to physical violence. In reference to “Hunger Games” opening this weekend, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth says that the violence in the film isn’t for nothing. “None of it is glorified and it’s not about that.”
Last Christmas, my wife and I watched quite a few of the specials on the Hallmark and other channels. Hey, I’m a guy, and I like movies with action and heroism and, yes, some shoot-em-up-blow-em-up scenes. What can I say? It’s a DNA thing. Yet, as the shows of the season progressed, I found myself genuinely enjoying programs where plots were resolved without hatred, physical violence, and obscene vulgarity. They were refreshing.
So why aren’t those kinds of programs hyped for the big screen by Big Entertainment? Because liberals are cowards. And they are greedy besides. They know that it will cost them, literally, to turn in their guns and bombs and vicious hatred for peaceful resolution. There are those, on both the left and the right, who deride the programs we enjoyed last Christmas. We would be ridiculed, bullied, for watching such programs. “The plots are weak. The acting is poor.” Blah, blah, blah.
The bottom line is the bottom line. Everyone in Big Entertainment knows that they could not afford their opulent lifestyles if they put their money where their mouths are. Instead of leading, therefore, in creating art and entertainment that teaches peaceful resolution typology, they generate enthusiasm and hype for vulgarity, hatred, violence, and their ubiquitous big bucks.
From fear of reprisal to fear of losing box office receipts, liberals compromise their ideology. Liberals are cowards.