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It’s beyond parody. It’s ACTING for Christ Sakes. This new Woke concept that writers can only write from their own ‘pigment perception’ (whatever the fuck that even means), actors can only act Re same, etc: How is this not racist? Not to mention counterproductive and stupid? Isn’t the point of fiction, film, art etc to use your IMAGINATION??? How did we get here, to this bizarre Orwellian grotesquerie?

Michael Mohr

‘Sincere American Writing’

https://michaelmohr.substack.com/

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There were no claims of cultural appropriation when Denzel Washington played Macbeth, a play about a white Scottish nobleman written by a white Englishman.

Would minority actors really be better off if they were precluded from any Shakespeare roles other than Othello?

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Hollywood has been slowly transforming from that cool, rebellious Aunt who flouts the rules and lives life on her terms to the zealot cousin that you pray not to get seated next to.

If Hollywood insists on preaching ideology, it should offer discount tickets - why should I pay full price to be sermonized. Especially since Hollywood's "grace" does not extend to the shy and to the unattractive ...

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Exceptionally well-written and reasoned article.

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Great article and the push for political correctness has also driven the lack of success of movies and TV today. People are tuning out over political correctness. Everything is being re-done to make it fit another minority class or a political goal. How many times can you see the same thing, just with a different ethnic version?

Destroying everything is what the Liberals and complainers do. Fault in everything. How about just doing as Justo implies, just make decent movies and TV and pick the best performer for it. TV and movies have become actually un-watchable based on political correctness. But eventually failing revenue will make corrections.

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So exhausted by this endless stream of divisive and fascist bullying. Waiting for this to all end with the recognition that there is no "end game" for these angry, insecure, virtue signaling, cultified and indoctrinated misanthropes. The less I engross myself in these issues the happier I am.

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Franco has Portuguese (from Madeira) heritage from his father. That sounds pretty Latin to me. I suppose it isn't Hispanic in the same way a Brazilian wouldn't count as Hispanic, but it's still pretty close. Castro himself had a father from Spain and was pretty light-skinned.

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I have also noticed that those without talent, desire, and willingness to be better and improve do complain the most. I hear lots of, if, had it not been, or if I wanted as excuses. Never I am bound and determined to do what is needed. That makes it difficult and they just aren’t into that.

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I am reading a pertinent book titled "Dupes: How America's Adversaries have Manipulated American Progressives for a Century" by Paul Kengor, PhD. A couple of his chapters focus on the infiltration of Hollywood by communists since the 1920s. American communists and their supporters, acting at the behest of the USSR and other adversaries, have long inserted bits of communist propaganda in many Hollywood screenplays so as to gradually indoctrinate Americans. Today's woke issues you discuss are part of this ongoing effort by American communists to use Hollywood as an indoctrination machine. Focusing on group identity instead of individual merit is a feature of cultural Marxism. Culture, culture, culture is the focus of today's Marxists, as I explain in my "2026" Substack at 2026.substack.com.

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This was so well written. Succinct and a joy to read. Thank you!

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Well done Justo Antonio. La verdad speaks for itself.Viva Cuba. Any God bless the Ladies in White.

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They should have hired Justin Trudeau to play Castro. He looks just like his father and is a trained actor...

https://newspunch.com/bombshell-evidence-proves-justin-trudeau-is-fidel-castros-son/

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Excellent! Thanks for making such a clear statement.

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This essay is much too logical, reasoned and well argued. No one is going to be persuaded by intelligence and fair mindedness. (You know I’m being facetious, right?)

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Spot on. Yes to consciousness around inclusion. No to painting each of us into an essentialist box. This is a very poor short term strategy which is going to create problems for everyone in the long term. Not a sustainable approach to DEI.

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Well said.

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