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Reverse Discrimination and the “Oscars”

September 10, 2020

I’ve taken an interest in how Hollywood honors its writers and producers because my novel, “Coda,” was written for production as a low budget film. I know I’ll enjoy walking the “Red Carpet” and gawking at America’s motion picture talent!

I’ll be a bit out of my league, however, since the Hollywood film industry borders on the extreme Left of American politics.

That was not always the case.

During the 1930s when Communist infiltration was insidious, Ronald Reagan led the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals from 1949 to 1953.  “Stars” signed up including John Wayne, Ward Bond, Walter Brennan, Charles Coburn, Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Irene Dunne, John Ford, Clark Gable, and Adolphe Menjou

And producers Cecil B. DeMille and Walt Disney joined in.

Even the head of the Electrical Workers Union, Roy Brewer, was a member. Twenty-eight years later, I had the privilege of meeting Roy Brewer in 1981 when I crafted a film project on Russell Kirk’s Roots of American Order.

This year’s Oscar contenders are judged by a different standard, their commitment to “Diversity.”

Oscar nominees “must adhere to at least two out of four diversity standards in casting and story lines; crew demographics; employment opportunities within the industry and marketing and publicity.”

I’m sorry, “diversity” is not an artistic standard, and an industry that imposes that on its members deserves to be replaced by low budget “streaming media” productions.

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