Mixed gun messages from Hollywood

by NW Spotlight

When Americans need moral guidance, all eyes naturally turn to Hollywood – the center for decency and moral values.

In the wake of the recent shooting tragedies, America once again turned to Hollywood – and Hollywood did not disappoint. They spoke out in this video posted by the anti-gun organization, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

However, a small wrinkle has developed. Someone on Youtube has put together this video that shows these same celebrities glorifying gun violence in TV and movies – right along with their apparently hollow calls for Americans to “demand a plan.” [warning: video contains profanity & movie violence]

This is exactly what the NRA recently wrote about:

“And here’s another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal: There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.”

“Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like ‘American Psycho’ and ‘Natural Born Killers’ that are aired like propaganda loops on ‘Splatterdays’ and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it ‘entertainment.’

But is that what it really is? Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?

In a race to the bottom, media conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate and offend every standard of civilized society by bringing an ever-more-toxic mix of reckless behavior and criminal cruelty into our homes — every minute of every day of every month of every year.

A child growing up in America witnesses 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of 18.”

For those of us with sub-par IQ’s – let’s be patient with ourselves – we are not, nor can we hope to be – the intellectual peers of those who dwell in Hollywood. It’s certain they will be forthcoming with a clear explanation of this seeming mixed-message that even we can understand.