They’re all absolutely terrified of Donald Trump.
But, if you understand the Constitution–our balance and separation of powers–you know that one man, over four years has limited influence and power.
So why is Hollywood so incredibly terrified?
One brilliant Reddit post breaks down the real reason.
It’s not just because Trump is a Republican or because the Democrats lost. It’s a bit more complicated and revolutionary than that.
According to an anonymous post on Reddit, one individual wrote:
The left is used to losing political battles. They scream and cry over these but they don’t truly panic, because they know that as long as they maintain their hammerlock on the culture, Republicans can’t really change anything.
Blue Team Progressivism is a church, offering you moral superiority and a path to spiritual enlightenment. As a church it’s got a lot going for it. It runs religious programming on television, all day every day. Every modern primetime program is like a left-wing Andy Griffith show, reinforcing lessons of inclusion, tolerance, feminism, and anti-racism.
Watching a 90-pound Sci-Fi heroine beat up a room full of giant evil men is as satisfying to the left as John Wayne westerns were for the right.
The Blue Church controls the HR department, so even if you don’t go to church, you have to act like a loyal churchgoer in every way that matters while you’re on the clock. And off the clock, on any kind of public social media platform.
The John Olivers and Jon Stewarts of late night are “basically TV preachers” and Hollywood award shows “are like church talent shows”.
Even if the Republicans win, the Left maintains culture. But this Reddit posts suggests, with Trump’s victory, a new culture has emerged.
Not the traditional you-need-us-conservatives-for-national-security-victory (or jobs or national defense).
No, this win was different. It’s a new religion that might replace the Blue Team progressive church.
For the first time in decades, voters explicitly rejected the Blue Church, defying hours of daily cultural programming, years of indoctrination from the schools, and dozens of explicit warnings from HR.
We’ve been trained since childhood to obey the pretty people on TV, but for the first time in decades, that didn’t work.
Donald Trump won because flyover America wants their culture back, and Blue Team has not been rejected like that before.
The younger ones have grown up in an environment where Blue Faith assumptions cannot even be questioned, except anonymously by the bad kids on Twitter.
In other words, America is over it. We’re over Hollywood telling them what to believe.
We’re over feeling bad or wrong for what we think, and sterilizing and purifying every statement to make everyone feel more comfortable.
A new tide has come and it isn’t because Blue Church Progressive America needs some old, traditional Republican products.
Nope. It’s because a new sheriff, a new religion is in town that does not cater to the Meryl Streeps of the world.
Move over, Hollywood.