Woe to all from abroad who think Hollywood "equals" America... or reality, in any form.
A majority of Americans say Hollywood doesn't share their moral values, according to a poll commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League.
-- 61% of respondents agree that "religious values are under attack in this country," while 36% disagree with that statement.
-- 43% said that Hollywood and the national media are waging an organized campaign to "weaken the influence of religious values in this country."
-- 63% disagree with the statement that "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," while only 22% agree with that point. When ADL conducted its first survey on anti-Semitic attitudes, in 1964, nearly half of the respondents believed that the television and film industries were run by Jews.
-- Nearly 40% support the notion that "dangerous ideas should be banned from public school libraries," and nearly the same number disagree with the statement that "censoring books is an old-fashioned idea."
-- Nearly half of those surveyed -- 49% -- believe that the United States is becoming "too tolerant in its acceptance of different ideas and lifestyles; 47% disagree with that statement.
They've sold you on a pluralism, and only now are you realizing what that means: no central culture or values, only different flavors. Want to try being evangelical today? How about anal bondage? Mere sanity is not an option. Get freaky or get reactionary.
The anti-Semitism data is interesting.