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Hollywood produces movies that must be designed to brainwash the American people. If the production and distribution of movies got into the hands of anyone worse than most current Hollywood producers, we would be in for an alarming reality.

John W. Cones, in his book A Study in Motion Picture Propaganda, explains, “The Hollywood-based U.S. motion picture industry is controlled by a single very narrowly defined interest group. It further concludes that it is inappropriate for any such group to control a significant medium for the communication of ideas in a society that is as diverse as that in the United States.”

Cones adds, “[There is] cumulative evidence in support of the assertion that the institution of Hollywood as controlled by the major studio/distributors is also at work to induce individuals not to arrive at their convictions by their own thinking, but to take as their own, such convictions as Hollywood keeps ready-made for them.

“In other words, Hollywood movies, taken as a whole, represent the systematic propagation of information reflecting the views and interests of those people who control the medium. And of course, the most dangerous propaganda is that which we do not realize is propaganda, and propagandist feature films disguised as entertainment follow that maxim exceedingly well.”

Vladimir Lenin, the Communist leader of Russia from 1917-1924, knew all about propaganda. He said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

You might be asking, “Why are you writing about Hollywood and the movie industry using mind control and propaganda to manipulate our thinking? Is that really something we should be concerned about?”

Absolutely! Why? Because the Hollywood movie industry is being bought up by Communist China’s wealthiest man. As it stands now, this year, China will become the largest film market in the world, toppling America from the top spot for the first time in the history of cinema.

Last September the Los Angeles Times reported that Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin was on a buying spree in Hollywood. Lawmakers in the United States were already expressing concern about the potential for Chinese influence to censor American movies or otherwise alter content to further Chinese interests.

The LA Times stated, “Chinese control of movie production, radio station broadcasts, and other public channels provides the Chinese government with a platform to promote its own ideological message in the place of competing ideologies – often in an unassuming manner.”

Wheeler Winston Dixon, film producer at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, emphasized, “The ideological consequences of these deals cannot be overlooked. Now we’re selling out to this country (China), and they’re not exactly our pals.”

Chairman Wang, as his admirers call him, enlisted in Mao Tse Tung’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as a 15-year-old boy. He was quickly dispatched to the frigid Yalu River military camp in the Northeastern province of Jilin. After almost 17 years he was honorably discharged as an officer.

Currently, Wang is a delegate to the Chinese People’s National Congress, as well as a member of an advisory board to the Communist Party. Some of his businesses are closely linked to the family of current president Xi Jinping. Under Xi, China has undergone a widespread crackdown on free speech and enforced tighter controls on the media. News media have been instructed to reflect the party’s point of view at all times.

Wang Lianlin admitted, “We strive to highlight the China element in the films in which we invest. [Our Hollywood alliances] will help strengthen our power to influence the global film industry.”

So, notice what Wang Jianlin has done so far in his buying spree: He acquired AMC Entertainment (including Carmike Cinemas), the second-largest cinema chain in the U.S., for $2.6 billion in 2012. In 2015 Jianlin purchased Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion. In September 2016, Wang and Sony Pictures announced a deal under which Sony will utilize China’s biggest theater chain owner, Wanda, to better access a rapidly-growing movie market.

Last November, for a cool $1 billion, Jianlin snatched up another piece of Americana – Dick Clark Productions. That means his company, the Dalian Wanda Group, has the rights to events such as the Golden Globes awards, the American Music Awards, the Miss America Pageant, and New York Rockin’ Eve in Times Square.

According to The Hollywood Recorder the China entrepreneur has his sights set on “all six” Hollywood studios.

In July 2016 Wang made a valiant attempt to acquire 49 percent of Paramount Pictures. But Summer Redstone, controlling shareholder of the parent company, Viacom, indicated that he was not ready to sell any of Paramount.

However, on Jan. 19 Reuters Business News announced that Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures will receive a $1 billon cash investment from two Chinese film companies, Shanghai Film Group (SFG) and Huahua Media, and will finance a combined 25 percent of all of Paramount’s films for the next three years.

Reuters also reported, “U.S. studios such as Warner Bros, Walt Disney Co, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, and STX Entertainment have all made tie-ups with Chinese firms to fund productions or help boost their presence in China’s fast-growing film market.

However, it is Wang who has emerged as the key player in buying Hollywood’s movie industry. While some consider him an astute businessman, others fear he is an interloper with intentions to propagandize America with an ideology in stark contrast to our own traditions and values.

Wang Jianlin’s plan is brilliant, because America’s Millennials (ages 18-34) comprise the largest percentage of our work force (by 2020 46 percent of all U.S. workers will be Millennials) and they frequent our theaters more often than any other age group (50 percent more than the general population).

Millennials are also more liberal and more inclined toward socialism. Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, said, “An astounding 69 percent of Millennials said they would be willing to vote for a socialist candidate for president.”

Years ago, Mao Tse Tung, the principal Chinese Marxist and First Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said, “The young people are the most active and vital force in society. They are the most eager to learn and the least conservative in their thinking. This is especially so in the era of socialism.”

Mao then added, “[Our purpose is] to ensure that literature and art … operate as powerful weapons for uniting and educating the people and for attacking and destroying the enemy… with one heart and one mind.”

Maybe I am given to conspiracy theories. Call me an extremist, maybe even an alarmist, but if China owns the American film studios, the American distribution companies, and the American theaters, doesn’t that look like they are intent on influencing hundreds of millions of Americans, especially the Millennials?

Why did Wang Jianlin/China’s Communist Party choose to acquire Hollywood? China has been preparing for a culture war since Mao Tse Tung proclaimed the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

If we are not vigilant and valiant we could lose the culture war in another generation. The beheadings of ISIS is bad enough, but the stealing of the mind by devious propagandists may be even worse.

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