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Ed Driscoll

Let’s All Help Harvey Weinstein Keep His Promise

January 18th, 2014 - 4:43 pm

This will end well:

A day after he announced he was going to make a film taking on the NRA with Meryl Streep, Harvey Weinstein — the producer of several violent films — told CNN’s Piers Morgan in an interview to air tonight that he has had a change of heart about violent content in film. Asked by Morgan about his hypocrisy of making these violent films, Weinstein said, “They have a point. You have to look in the mirror, too. I have to choose movies that aren’t violent or as violent as they used to be. I know for me personally, you know, I can’t continue to do that. The change starts here. It has already. For me, I can’t do it. I can’t make one movie and say this is what I want for my kids and then just go out and be a hypocrite.” He added that he would make a movie like Lone Survivor, “a tribute to the United States special forces,” but “I’m not going to make some crazy action movie just to blow up people and exploit people just for the sake of making it.”

Harvey is channeling the left’s “New Civility” lockstep initial reaction to the Tuscon shooting in January of 2011 of Democrat Gabrielle Giffords, Bush #41-appointed Federal Judge John M. Roll, and over a dozen other victims killed or wounded. Recall that CNN vowed on the air to avoid using gun metaphors — until it dusted off the Crossfire brand name last year, rightly earning Sarah Palin’s contempt for their hypocrisy. Similarly, MSNBC suggested considering eliminationist rhetoric as the equivalent of racist hate speech, until Martin Bashir managed to combine both racialist hate speech and elimination rhetoric in one spectacularly toxic rant.

So let’s see what product rolls out over the next few months and years under the Weinstein imprimatur, and compare it to his promise yesterday. Oh, and speaking of Harvey’s hypocrisy:

It’s also worth noting that one of the things Weinstein was discussing on the [Howard] Stern show was a project he was working on about a film depicting Jews resisting the Nazis during the Holocaust. When the libertarian-minded Stern asked Weinstein whether it was inconsistent to make a movie about people using guns, the movie mogul replied that such conduct was justified in the context of the Nazis’ genocidal plans. He’s right about that.

That’s certainly a worthy concept for a motion picture, but perhaps not from someone who just a few years ago produced a film based on a bestselling novel by a German author written to  justify his nation’s postwar excuse that they were clueless that the Holocaust took place.

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In the same vein as the comments from Weinstein regarding the Jews going off to the gas chambers why do they not do a bit of research on the situation in Mexico. Since 2009 there have been more than 48,000 executions by the drug cartels of ordinary Mexican Citizens as they tried to make their world a safer place to raise their families... Think about this, Mexico has complete gun control. Mexican citizens cannot own a firearm of any kind for basic protection. This is what the libs want for us to be completely defenseless against everything under the Sun. If we ever are disarmed the cartels will come across en masse. Think about it.
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Harvey Weinstein talks pretty brave for a guy who got his start in the biz importing softcore porn comedies.
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The Core Values of the left : dishonesty, hypocrisy, violence and hate.
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If using guns in self-defense against attempted genocide is moral, so is using guns in self-defense against attempted homicide.
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And when Israel is destroyed and America has the largest Jewish population in the world, what will we do with those who supported the destruction of the Holy Land? Harvey, you may want some guns to protect yourself if Israel is destroyed.
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Today I took my new Remington 1911 to the range. It was great! -- I was able to get eight consecutive shots in the 10 ring from 7 yards.

I didn't have a name for it yet, but now I'm thinking I should call it Harvey.
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I'll give him points for recognizing the hypocrisy. Then subtract them for not recognizing that guns aren't evil, but how you use them might be.
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From the Washington Times article:

"Mr. Stern pointed out the inconsistencies in Mr. Weinstein’s earlier comments about a project about Jews defending themselves during the Holocaust. The producer replied that the justification for using a gun is “when you’re marching a half of a million people into Auschwitz.”

Mr. Weinstein does not seem to know that the Nazis were able to confiscate the guns that the Jewish people owned based on Germany’s government registry."

Lefties like Weinstein are incapable of logical thought. A population disarmed by their beloved gun control would be completely helpless if its government decided to commit genocide.
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In the same vein as the comments from Weinstein regarding the Jews going off to the gas chambers why do they not do a bit of research on the situation in Mexico. Since 2009 there have been more than 48,000 executions by the drug cartels of ordinary Mexican Citizens as they tried to make their world a safer place to raise their families... Think about this, Mexico has complete gun control. Mexican citizens cannot own a firearm of any kind for basic protection. This is what the libs want for us to be completely defenseless against everything under the Sun. If we ever are disarmed the cartels will come across en masse. Think about it.
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Harvey Weinstein talks pretty brave for a guy who got his start in the biz importing softcore porn comedies.
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The gore in 'Kill Bill' was more than just gore, it was gratuitous. It was perverse, a display of blood for pleasure.
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But... I liked it !!!
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Maybe Weinstein should make a movie like his Jewish resistance film about the Tea Party considering his and the Left's genocidal inclinations toward us.
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Well, Harvey, we do have a disconnect here if you are OK with honoring Marcus Luttrell while ripping the NRA.

Luttrell has been a pretty consistent speaker at NRA events.

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