Someone took the time to track the nature of the bad guys in Hollywood action flicks from the 1980s to the present. It won’t come as a surprise to any of you that she discovered that “the overall winner of the villain tally is American military/government/law enforcement.” In the 1980s, Russians appeared, but not as often as our own people. And since 2001, no Middle Easterners have appeared at all. Definitely check out her post, and then come back and talk to me.
The gal who wrote the post sees the statistics as signs that America has an innate distrust of government, which would seem to indicate a libertarian stance to Hollywood. That’s hard to believe given Hollywood’s over-the-top Progressivism. Of course, Hollywood could recognize that the audience for its action flicks is anti-Big Government, and could be giving the public what it wants, but I don’t think so. I’m putting my own biases up front here, but the tone of Hollywood movies is such that I think the choice of enemies has more to do with an innate dislike of America itself, rather than a distrust of big government.
What say you?
(Hat tip: Lulu)