Another Hollyweird multimillionaire rants against capitalism

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Hollywood hypocrite Joss Whedon

The Hollywood Left are a whiny, tiresome, hypocritical bunch.
Screenwriter-producer-director-composer-occasional actor Joss Whedon has a net worth of $45 million. He acquired that enormous pile of lucre by creating and directing several successful television shows, most notably the cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse.
Whedon just hit the big time with the blockbuster movie Avengers, which is the third highest-grossing film worldwide and the highest-grossing 2012 film, earning more than $612 million in North America, as of July 10, 2012, and over $843 million in other countries, as of July 8, 2012, for a worldwide total of $1.455 billion.
TV and movie making, of course, are capitalist enterprises that had made Whedon a multimillionaire, richer beyond most Americans’ dreams. But Whedon wants you to know that he absolutely despises capitalism and instead lauds socialism as “beautiful.”
John Nolte reports for Breitbart’s Big Hollywood, July 14, 2012, that Whedon told an audience that he was raised by people on the Upper Westside neighborhood of Manhattan in the 1970s who thought socialism was a ”beautiful concept.”
Whedon is frustrated by how socialism remains a taboo word in American politics. He blames it on — you guessed it — Republicans who calls “socialist” Obama, his administration’s many initiatives, as well as laws that advocate increasing spending on social welfare programs. Whedon traces this horrible misuse of the word “socialism” to — you guessed it — Ronald Reagan.
Whedon hysterically laments: “We are watching capitalism destroy itself right now. [America is] turning into Tsarist Russia [and] we’re creating a country of serfs. We have people trying to create structures and preserve the structures that will help the middle and working class, and people calling them socialists. It’s not Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal […] it’s some people with some sense of dignity and people who have gone off the reservation.”
Nolte wryly notes that since Whedon “is probably worth somewhere around a gajillion dollars,” he’s “obviously talking about socialism for, you know, other people.
Nolte then challenges Whedon to walk the talk:
“Good heavens, there are probably a hundred thousand people living in poverty around Los Angeles — living on the streets, waiting tables, parking cars — waiting and working and hoping for a taste of the success Joss Whedon’s enjoyed. You know, the people Whedon is obviously referring to when he speaks of serfs.

I say, tear down those studio walls! Open those studio gates! Enough of Hollywood meritocracy! Spread the wealth!

It’s time to produce screenplays written by nobodies and cast actors who aren’t very good.

It’s time to pay gaffers and production assistants and wardrobe and make-up personnel the same amount of money as, well, Joss Whedon makes!

Lead by example, Joss.”

Hey, Whedon. I used to like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I will never watch it again, nor will I watch Avengers when it comes out on DVD. By boycotting you, I’m really just helping you to be less of a Big Fat Filthy Rich Capitalist Pig.


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0 responses to “Another Hollyweird multimillionaire rants against capitalism

  1. How does a spark plug like that get millions, he has to be some character.

  2. Hypocrite. Move your arse to China if you hate it so much.

  3. Socialists seem to love serfs since they create so many of them.

  4. Chris Meissen

    Mr. Whedon is merely echoing the sentiments of those by whom he’s surrounded in his chosen field. Far too many of those in the entertainment business seem to eventually repeat this sort of nonsense, perhaps due to low blood supply to their brains due to chronic pelvic pressure on their carotid artery.

  5. I wonder how long he would last if his millions were suddenly taken from him. It’s always so easy to talk about this from a place of comfort!

  6. What a typical Hollywood hypocrite.

  7. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post about hypocrisy. I think Mr.Whedon, given his edict against capitalism, should take all of his monies out of his investments, out of the banks or whatever chosen entities hold his monies, and spread all of his monies around the globe. Or, he should get off his chastising soapbox!

  8. I have always maintained, that if I’ll have $10,000,000 I’ll join the socialist party, & if I’ll have $10,000,000,000 I’ll join the communist party!

  9. He’ll put on his shades, duck back into his limo and go on with this insulated life and maintain his mind boggling ignorance and illusions.

  10. I’m SO GLAD we have these special people with special insight in Hollyweird looking out for us little worthless peons. And for all the OWS types who think Communism/Socialism is the Utopia we need, explain why 90% of the 1000 richest men in China are members of the Communist Party, and much of their land was confiscated through government takeover from the peons? Somehow, when they redistribute the wealth, it always ends up in their own trough.

  11. The article states: “TV and movie making, of course, are capitalist enterprises…”
    In fact, Holywood productions are no more ‘capitalistic’ than are school lunches paid for with DC dollars and sold to a hungry, captive audience.
    Today’s pop HolyWood movies would be seen by only the dregs of society were it not that the average American (and average human worldwide, I’m ashamed to say) had already been indoctrinated to laugh at pain and embarrassment and not feel shame.
    The garbage out of Holywood that’s broadcast on television and in theatres worldwide would quickly bankrupt its backers in a true capitalist world.
    Unfortunately capitalism has proven itself to be a simple a tool of TPTB/Zionist/Elite…. no different from Soviet Marxism (with the possible exception that the chains are imaginary rather than literal… though they bind tightly just the same).

    • Name one country that has survived and thrived without capitalism. China a good place for that?

    • KPRyan:
      You’re confusing your conspiracy theory with an economic category.
      People may well be brainwashed into wanting what Hollyweird spews out, but that doesn’t make it NOT a capitalist enterprise. You really need a crash course in Econ 101 or just a dictionary will do. Capitalism means:
      1. Private (not govt) ownership of the property or business.
      2. The business responds to market signals of supply and demand.
      3. The business is for profit.

  12. He acquired his millions by stealing his ideas and words from the poor. He calls that socialism.


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