Sunday, October 09, 2011

Edward Jay Epstein and Hollywood's demonization of business 

In tomorrow's WSJ, Edward Jay Epstein discusses Hollywood's attitude toward business, the default villain in its ongoing morality play. All part of a long piece.

It is time for that proportion of "the 1%" that is not self-hating -- as most Hollywood players are -- to respond.


By Anonymous Brandoch Daha, at Sun Oct 09, 09:26:00 PM:

Not self-hating. Liberals always regard themselves as the rare honorable exception. The liberal accusatory "we" always translates as "you".  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Mon Oct 10, 09:05:00 PM:

True, BD. Confessing someone else's sins is so rewarding.

Various American groups vie for cultural control and influence. This includes money, prestige, and a secure platform to speak from. They each regard the others as competitors for the prize of power in America. It is easy to move from there into seeing one's national competitors as more The Enemy than the actual enemies of the nation.

Thus, Hollywood, and more broadly the arts, regard commerce as the enemy. The wrong people get to be important, you see.  

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