How Communism Destroyed Hollywood
Published : March 2, 2018
It behooves us to remember the words of the father of the Communist Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, who declared in 1922 that “of all the arts the most important for us is the cinema.”
In 1919, Soviet Communists created Communist International, also known as Comintern or Third International. The organization’s goal was to infiltrate Western culture with Marxist ideology. The Soviets determined that Hollywood must become a mighty weapon of communist propaganda for the advancement of their Marxist cause. Many Hollywood writers, directors, producers and even some movie stars became committed covert cultural-communist warriors working with Comintern in conveying in their cinema the glory of Stalin's Socialism.
Comintern created a number of Hollywood clubs and organizations, including the New Theater League, Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, and the League of American Writers. These Communist fronts pretended to be pro-American while also infiltrating Marxist anti-American ideas into Hollywood culture.
There were even more brazen overt Hollywood writers, directors, producers and actors who actually joined The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) and proudly spoke of their membership and dedication to the advancement of the Soviet-Marxist cause. Those who joined became Soviet patriots. Hollywood American members of the Communist Party were dedicated to what they called a Soviet America or the United States of Soviet America (U.S.S.A.).
These Benedict Arnolds of the cinema wanted the triumph of Soviet power in America, and these comrades of the mass murderer Joseph Stalin took marching orders from the Kremlin. The most fanatical among them remained loyal even after the signing of the Hitler-Stalin Pact in 1939 that launched World War II.
American history textbooks are filled with sympathy for the so-called "Hollywood 10,” a group of Hollywood elites who were blacklisted, and who were allegedly abused by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). But there are facts not covered in the textbooks. Every person in the Hollywood 10 was a member of the Communist Party, and their Communist card numbers have been documented since the 1940s. Dalton Trumbo was number 47187. Trumbo was a famous Hollywood screenwriter known for classics such as Roman Holiday, Exodus, and Spartacus. When German Chancellor Adolf Hitler signed his infamous pact with Stalin, and Germany and Russia invaded Poland and brutalized Europe, Trumbo justified the Nazi-Soviet brutality and attacked English Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To clarify some of the mythology surrounding the Hollywood 10, know that HUAC did not violate anyone’s First Amendment right to free speech. The Hollywood 10 members could speak and believe in anything they wanted. It was HUAC's job to determine whether the Hollywood 10 had joined a political party that was dedicated to the overthrow of the U.S. government. It is a fact that the CPUSA was dedicated to the destruction of life and liberty in America.
These Hollywood 10 Communists Party members cried about being refused jobs and attacked Hollywood executives as fascists. Those patriotic Hollywood executives were simply exercising their right to hire whom the wished. They did not want to employ those who would aid and abed a Marxist political party that wanted to destroy all private property and private businesses. The Hollywood 10 members were dedicated to the sacrifice of the individual to the Communist collective and Stalin's totalitarian ways.
Thankfully, there were those in Hollywood like Walt Disney, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, John Wayne, and, of course, the great anti-communist warrior Ronald Reagan, who did not fall for the lies and deception. Hollywood fools of yesterday and today still have the freedom to spout their anti-freedom ideas freely. Just as Hollywood writers and producers of yesteryear, the audience members have the right and the freedom to reject their totalitarian ideas and expose their idiocy for what it is: tyranny.