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The latest Brad Pitt Hollywood blockbuster, World War Z, has some critics in China. Apparently a scene in the film features several characters discussing the origin of the zombie outbreak and decide that it all started in China. An executive from Paramount released a statement saying, “In the offending scene, characters debate the geographic origin of an outbreak that caused the zombie apocalypse and point to China.” Paramount demanded that the scene be edited and redone using another country in China’s place.

This isn’t the first time, and won’t be the last, that the Communist Party has influenced major “American” movies. MGM was forced to delay the re-make of Red Dawn for two years, after the Chinese state media complained that depicting the invading villains as Chinese “would demonize their state and its citizens.” The entire movie was changed to use North Korea as the villains. The filmmakers were forced to set about, “digitally erasing Chinese flags and military symbols from ‘Red Dawn,’substituting dialogue and altering the film to depict much of the invading force as being from North Korea, an isolated country where American media companies have no dollars at stake,” reported the L.A. Times.

Large chunks of several movies released last year were also cut by censors, including 40 minutes from Cloud Atlas and 12 minutes from Men in Black 3. All scenes taking place in Chinatown were removed. The newest James Bond movie, Skyfall, was also edited, leaving a scene that depicts a Chinese security guard being assassinated on the cutting room floor. The 1984 movie The Karate Kid was also censored at the behest of Communist Party officials, who expressed displeasure at one of the villains being Chinese, leading to 12 minutes of the film being cut.

Last year, Chinese company Wanda purchased AMC, the second-largest theater chain in the USA, increasing fears that the Chinese Communist Party was expanding its influence globally as part of a media takeover.

“Beijing is investing heavily in projecting its “soft power,” or cultural influence, by boosting Chinese state media’s presence abroad, including the USA, where the Chinese government has also run advertisements in New York’s Times Square,” reported USA Today.

The Chinese Communist Party’s censors editing and cutting up American movies for their own propaganda purposes is one thing, but the fact that movie producers are self censoring before the film is released is a sign of how far the Marxist element has reached into our own culture.

I personally am a huge movie buff. I love movies, but it seems like more and more Hollywood is becoming so isolated from actual Americans that it is getting hard to find anything I feel comfortable supporting with my entertainment dollars. With Hollywood putting subtle propaganda in virtually every movie they produce, not to mention the obvious anti-American movies, it is a wonder we have any patriots left.

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Charlton Heston, who died in 2008, was a great American, which also made him one of the last of a dying breed. Monday Jim Carrey, the great Canadian, released a video on Funny or Die mocking Mr. Heston and gun owners in general. It was Heston who made the famous NRA speech where he proclaimed that controllers would have to pry his firearms “from my cold, dead hands”, which is also Carrey’s punch line in his song.

In his video Carrey does a spoof of “Hee Haw” where he impersonates Mr. Heston and also plays the lead singer in a mock country western band. Carrey sings, “Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn’t take him up to heaven like he planned, because they couldn’t pry the gun from his cold dead hand.” Carrey basically says that Heston went to hell when he died because he was the president of the NRA. He accuses Charlton of being a murder, responsible for the deaths of all the children at Sandy Hook.

Charlton Heston has taken a lot of flack, to say the least, from the left over the years, which is something to be expected in today’s America. But for Jim Carrey to celebrate and dance on the grave of anyone, let alone a man like Heston is completely over the line. For those of you who don’t know, let me give you a short bio on Charlton Heston.

In 60 years he appeared in over 100 films, most notably “The Ten Commandments” (1956), “Ben-Hur” (1959), and “Planet of the Apes” (1968). He was known as a spokes man for Christian morales and values and was known to reject scripts that did not emphasize responsibility, individualism and masculinity. Moving beyond Hollywood, he became nationally visible in 1963 in support of the Civil Rights bill, and in 1968 used his “cowboy” persona to publicize gun control measures. Charlton Heston was a man who marched with Martin Luther King and went to the south for sit-ins and protests. He was a strong, outspoken defender of all civil rights, unlike a lot of people today. He stood up for equal rights, the second amendment, and the first amendment. He was a civil rights activist before it was popular to be such.

Now, what has this man done in his life to deserve such hate and vitriol from the likes of Jim Carrey? I’ll tell you what this is about: Jim Carrey wants more attention. He is a washed up actor who was never even good at acting in the first place. He is famous for making an ass out of himself and making a few funny faces. There was a time when I thought the world of Jim Carrey, I wanted to be just like him. The thing is, I was 9 years old watching “Pet Detective” and “Dumb and Dumber” thinking that I was witnessing a genius at work. What I was actually seeing was a grown man act like a 9 year old. Sure he has done some serious roles in his career but who really thinks “Truman Show” was a good movie?

Not I.