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Monday, May 7, 2012

#MovieMonday – Libertarian Themes in Cinema

By: Wes Messamore

Despite the widespread perception of Hollywood as dominated by progressive “liberals,” there are many recurring themes in Hollywood movies that are extremely anti-government and libertarian. There is certainly some truth to the characterization of Hollywood as “left wing,” insofar as many big name actors tend to be vocally active in support of the Democratic Party, its candidates, and its political platform, yet without fail, the movie capitol of the world continues to crank out movies with libertarian themes and messages, no doubt because these resonate with American movie audiences, and whatever their government may be doing, the voting habits of most Americans (who are perennially kicking out the party in power and rewarding the libertarian rhetoric of the party out of power with their votes) suggests that they have vaguely libertarian instincts and perspectives.

Let’s examine some of these libertarian themes in Hollywood movies:

at The Silver Underground.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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