|Robert Young as Jim Anderson in Father Knows Best|
Hugh Beaumont as Ward Cleaver in Leave It To Beaver
A few days ago I watched a segment on Fox News about the new Frozen movie. Supposedly the movie depicts men as foolish and evil. Hollywood has been doing this for years now. I will go out on a limb here and say specifically that it is white men that are depicted in a negative light. I know I will be called racist for saying this in our politically correct environment but it is a subject that has been ignored for far too long. When I was a kid I was aware even then that America was a predominately white patriarchal society. White men were portrayed as strong, macho, intelligent, virtuous and wise on television and at the movies. Black men were depicted in the movies as silly, docile, lazy stupid or easily frightened men like the famous black character actor of the 1930's named Lincoln Perry whose stage name was Steppin Fetchit. Perry wasn't too stupid though, he was the first black actor to become a millionaire. Hispanic men, and Asian men were also depicted in stereotypical fashion. Hispanics were the happy go lucky farm hand on the Real McCoy's or a bandito that was always smiling an evil smile. Of course there were Asian characters like Charlie Chan. Unless it was something like Amos and Andy or bit parts you never saw black men on television. All of this had a huge negative impact. Not only on black society but society as a whole. It reinforced the negative stereotypes that whites had for people of color. I am sure that in turn it lowered their self esteem and expectations.
. Over time we have seen a huge turnaround in the way Hollywood depicts men of color. Strong male stars like Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Ken Jeong, Mario Lopez and many others. This is a positive change. Over the last twenty years or so however we have seen Hollywood and the television industry more and more depict the white male as evil and foolish. Since Hollywood is dominated by the political left and has been for years I am sensitive to the subtle ways that they manage to incorporate their ideas into their movies like climate change, Gay Rights, pro-choice, anti-war, anti-military, anti-Republican, anti-Conservative, anti-Christian, anti-gun, and anti-white male agenda. Every comedy has it's obligatory male homosexual. White males are shown in a good light if they are Gay. In an age when most Muslims are not terrorists but most terrorists are Muslim Hollywood still depicts terrorists in the movies as white skinheads, Eastern European, or Russian. In the book Sum of All Fears the terrorists were Muslim but in the movie the terrorists were white supremacists. In Air Force One they were Russian and in White House Down the terrorists are white. These are just a few movies I could list that the terrorists are white. Yes I realize that there are white Muslims but for the most part it has been Middle Eastern men or men of color who have committed terrorist acts. Especially in this country.
The bottom line is that it is safe to single out the white male because there will be no repercussions. In commercials white males are shown primarily as foolish and evil. Like in the State Farm Insurance commercial that shows the old white man dangling a dollar bill in front of an Asian woman while the good guy is the black male State Farm agent who saves the white lady a bundle of money on her insurance. All white males are not depicted as evil or foolish but it is happening more and more. Part of this is driven by the radical feminist agenda. That agenda over time is also emasculating the white male. If depicting people of color for so many years in a negative manner had such a negative impact then why do we expect that turning the tables on white males is going to be any different? However there is no doubt in my mind that this is the goal.
|The Amos And Andy Show|
|Evil old white man in the State Farm commercial|
|Villain in Sum Of All Fears|
|Villain on left in Air Force One|
|Villain in White House Down|