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Posted on: Feb 04, 2023
“The story of its ruin is simple and obvious; and, instead of inquiring why the Roman Empire was destroyed, we should rather be surprised that it had subsisted so long. The victorious legions, who, in distant wars, acquired the vices of strangers and mercenaries, first oppressed the freedom of the republic, and afterwards violated the majesty of the purple. The emperors, anxious for their personal safety and the public peace, were reduced to the base expedient of corrupting the discipline which rendered them alike formidable to their sovereign and to the enemy; the vigor of the military government was relaxed, and finally dissolved, by the partial institutions of Constantine; and the Roman world was overwhelmed by a deluge of Barbarians.” — Edward Gibbon. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter 38 “General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West”
A new report claims that Bob Iger, CEO of the woke Walt Disney Company, does not see the culture war issues that have increasingly been consuming the country as healthy for the company’s business, and their bottom line, and he wants to “quiet the noise.”
In a fiery post shared Monday on X, formerly Twitter, Hollywood star John Cusack launched a scathing critique of Democrat Party elites.
The 57-year-old actor, best known for iconic roles in films such as “Say Anything” and “High Fidelity,” accused the party of abandoning the working class and “creating the precise conditions for fascism to flourish.”
Writers and producers are near an agreement to end the Writers Guild of America strike after meeting face-to-face on Wednesday, people close to the negotiations told CNBC’s David Faber on Wednesday.
The two sides met and hope to finalize a deal Thursday, the sources said. While optimistic, the people told Faber, however, that if a deal is not reached the strike could last through the end of the year.
Hasan Minhaj — a stand-up comedian and former Daily Show contributor — admitted that he has lied about several jokes/stories where he “experienced” racism during a recent interview.
“Every story in my style is built around a seed of truth,” the 37-year-old told the New Yorker in a profile published this past Friday. “My comedy Arnold Palmer is 70% emotional truth — this happened — and then 30% hyperbole, exaggeration, fiction.”
In the past, the film industry was perhaps the only industry (besides politics) in which abject failure has been met with consumer empathy and largesse. Ever since the days of the Great Depression, the American public has wanted Hollywood to succeed; to continue to entertain us with tales of adventure and drama. For if Hollywood survived, so did people's hopes for American culture.
Hollywood juggernaut Walt Disney Company has been hit with setbacks in recent years. The company lost some reputation among Americans after it came out against a parental rights law in Florida. The company has lost billions due to failures at the box office and its struggling streaming service.
Astroturfed comedian Hasan Minhaj, whose entire act revolves around whining about being the victim of white racism and anti-Muslim bigotry, made up his stories of being oppressed, an investigation by The New Yorker found.