Irony doesn’t seem to be something folks on the left are capable of picking up on, even when it’s sitting right in their laps.A perfect example of this comes to us in the form of protests against Trump that are set to take place in a hundred indie movie theaters across the country.
What movie are they showing to express their distaste for our new president? The film adaption of George Orwell’s 1984.
See the irony?
The big government goons on the left are showing a movie about big government goons doing what big government goons do best, to protest someone who has actually taken steps that would shrink the size of government.Not the sharpest tools in the shed, right?
We’ve just emerged from eight years under an administration that pretty much defines Orwell’s vision…with nary a peep from these folks.
President Trump has been in office two months, and now they’re concerned about Big Brother?
According to Breitbart:Nearly one hundred independent movie theaters across the country are set to host a screening of Michael Radford’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 as a protest against President Donald Trump. The Hollywood Reporter’s Patrick Shanley reports on the preparation for the April 4 event.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
On April 4, independent theaters across the country will screen 1984, the dystopian drama based on the bestselling 1949 novel by British author George Orwell.
Over 90 theaters have agreed to screen the film, a coordinated effort by the Art House Convergence and United State of Cinema organizations, which “encourages theaters to take a stand for our most basic values: freedom of speech, respect for our fellow human beings, and the simple truth that there are no such things as ‘alternative facts.’”
You might be wondering what exactly got Hollywood’s panties in a bunch to cause such a response.
President Trump is cutting funding to the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities — making the new administration the definition of villainy.
If these organizations would like to continue functioning, they could always raise private donations to meet their budgetary needs.
If they can’t get people to donate, perhaps there’s no real reason for them to exist.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]