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The New Hollywood Blacklist

Hollywood is cutting its own throat with the Cancel Cult, New Blacklist, and unwatchable woke-scold product.

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In the 40s and 50s, Hollywood had a Blacklist of actors, writers, and directors that were suspected of subversive Red (read communist) ties, and as such were unable to get work in the industry. It was a written list, and there were Congressional hearings about it as part of the Red Scare & the McCarthy Era. Many good men and women had their livelihoods taken away, and were personally and professionally ruined.

Today, the Blacklist is back, and it is more pervasive and extensive than ever. More men and women are affected by it, and have had their lives ruined by it. But according to Academy Award nominated screenwriter Roger Simon, there is a big difference between today’s Blacklist and the Blacklist of 40s and 50s. It’s not a formal list. It doesn’t need to be. Hollywood learned its lesson, and doesn’t want a public Blacklist. They just stop employing anyone with conservative leanings. After a while, the person disappears from the scene, and is never heard from again, just like people in the novel 1984 who were “unpersoned”.

Actor Antonio Sabato Junior came out as a Trump supporter in 2016, and was unable to get any work in Hollywood after that. James Woods, an Academy Award nominated actor, was dropped by his longtime agent and is not getting any new offers, despite an illustrious and successful career. Roger Simon is also an Academy Award nominated screen writer, and ever since he came out as a conservative in Hollywood, he has not received any new work. Both Woods and James are former liberals, and marched for Civil Rights in the Sixties.

Hollywood’s hypocrisy and and adherence to the Cancel Cult has led to the current state of affairs.

Actress Gina Carrano was dropped from the hit Disney Star Wars TV series for a post making a Holocaust comparison, while her co-start Pedro Pascal, who also made a post with a Holocaust comparison, was not fired. Why? Gina is a conservative, and Pedro is a progressive. Stacey Dash, the formerly Trump supporting actress has now done a mea culpa and said that she no longer supports him, but the howling Hollywood mob is not forgiving her.

According to Simon, this is possible today because Hollywood is no longer what it once was. What does that mean? Everyone except the most bankable stars is considered expendable. (Should we call the people on the New Blacklist The Expendables?) The only conservative in Hollywood that is immune from the cancel cult is Clint Eastwood, and he’s going on 91. He is a bankable star, both as an actor and a director. But who else is a bankable star that’s a conservative? No one. There are fewer and fewer bankable stars today than ever, and most are either loudly progressive (read fascist) or just stay out of politics altogether.

Hollywood is cutting it’s own throat with its embrace of the Cancel Cult, the New Blacklist, and its unwatchable woke-scold product.

The time is ripe for market disruption featuring conservative and traditional themes. There are many conservative voices that are attempting to do this, including Ben Shapiro and The Daily Wire, as well as Ilan Srulovicz, the CEO of Égard Watches and a Hollywood actor and filmmaker, and the great Antonio Sabato Junior, who is starting a conservative movie studio. I believe that 2021 — 2031 will see the emergence of a new conservative version of Hollywood, that will eventually dwarf the legacy version of Hollywood.

 

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Nicky Billou is a serious knife nut! He is one of PolitiCrossing’s roving correspondents, writing about politics, family, culture, and masculinity. He is the #1 International Best Selling Author of the book: Finish Line Thinking™: How to Think and Win Like a Champion, and The Thought Leader’s Journey: A Fable of Life. He is also the host of the #1 podcast in the world on Thought Leadership, The Thought Leader Revolution (www.TheThoughtLeaderRevolution.com), featuring guests such as Chris Widener, Scott Adams, John Maxwell, Seth Godin, Marie Forleo, Barbara Corcoran and Mark Victor Hansen. He is an in-demand and highly inspirational speaker to corporate audiences such as RBC, Lululemon, Royal LePage, and TorStar Media. He is an advisor and confidante to some of the most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in North America. He is the co-founder of eCircle Academy (www.eCircleAcademy.com) where he runs a yearlong Mastermind & Educational program working with successful Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Consultants, Corporate Trainers, Clinic Owners, Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and other service-based Entrepreneurs, positioning them as authorities in their niche. He is the creator of the Thought Leader/Heart Leader™ Designation.



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Prevailing in Turbulent Times

You can remain confident despite the chaos all around you.

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Everywhere you look, proud and patriotic Americans are feeling forlorn over the worsening conditions in our society. Concurrently, many life-long career professionals are losing confidence in their ability to stay competitive in our rapidly changing world amidst a rocky economy.

In actuality, no one in society has a long-term lock on any market or inside niche, and no “body of information” affords a strategic competitive advantage for very long. The reality of our times is that everyone is feeling at least a little unsure of themselves, and in that sense everyone is in the same boat.

Besieged by information and communication overload, it is easy to feel anything but confident. After all, your ability to keep pace is all but impossible.

Professionally, you can remain confident, however, despite the pace of change.

Taking Command

What do confident people do to maintain confidence, independent of the rate of change to which they’re exposed? And. how do they maintain a sense of breathing space along the way? Here are variety of approaches:

* Jump Starting: Initiating a small part of a project or activity in advance (getting a sneak preview) to gain familiarity just before the project or activity actually begins.

* Total Immersion: Surrounding yourself with everything you need to fully engage in the project. This could involve assembling resources, people, and equipment, as well as ensuring that you have a quiet, secure environment, free of distractions.

* Managing the Beforehand: Living with the ever-present realization that change is continually forthcoming and, thus, preparing for activities or events in advance.

* Leapfrogging: Recognizing that while you can’t keep up with every little thing that happens in your industry or profession, periodically you can leapfrog over the developments of the last several months and “catch up,” in a manner of speaking.

* Picking Your Spots: Related to leapfrogging, pick your spots in the future, say six months, whereby you want to have a new product or service introduced, or have some new technology fully integrated into your operations, and so forth.

* Go Cold Turkey: Simply suspend operations and engage in whatever it takes to incorporate a new way of doing things. This is enhanced by ensuring that you’ll have no disturbances, by bringing in outside experts, and by assembling any other resources you need to succeed.

* Days of Grace: After deciding to tackle a new project or to implement major change, build in “days of grace” and allow yourself to proceed at half to three-quarters speed. Acknowledge that assimilating the new challenges and changes will take time, and will likely involve some disruption. So, don’t expect to achieve your normal productivity or effectiveness… for now.

Small Victories

Finally, and this is vital, in all cases recognize the importance of continually seeking small victories.

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Faith

This is Why the Left Hates You

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” Jesus

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It is obvious that the left has become a venomous mob, attacking anyone and anything in their path toward progressivism. Those who loudly proclaim themselves against hate, are indeed the worst perpetrators of it. There is a reason why. It is a Cosmic Conflict at its core. PolitiCrossing Founder Chris Widener takes five minutes to explain the following bible verses (Video below):

John 15:18-21 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.”

Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

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