December 12, 2017

Actor/Comedian Michael Joiner: Why I left Hollywood (Part 2)

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews

In Part 2 of our three-part conversation, actor/comedian Michael Joiner and I talk about how Hollywood blackballs conservatives, the movie industry's "self-inflicted wounds," alienating the audience, and treating people as individuals.

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commented 2017-12-12 23:12:24 -0500
Great interview.
I don’t support Hollywood, stopped going to theaters when so many actors felt it is their duty to look down upon society, while living the opposite of what they happily prescribe for everyone else – utter hypocrisy!
commented 2017-12-12 21:42:44 -0500
Hollywood has become crap.
commented 2017-12-12 20:00:20 -0500
Thanks Ben…Always great working with you in any capacity….We need to get in something w some grit and share some heavy scenes soon, bro :)
commented 2017-12-12 17:19:11 -0500
Good interview Ben.
commented 2017-12-12 14:25:33 -0500
BEN good one to day , great guest , and I found intresting, AL’S comments.
commented 2017-12-12 13:55:10 -0500
C.S. Lewis in The Screwtape Letters:
“The Joke Proper, which turns on sudden perception of incongruity, is a much more promising field. I am not thinking primarily of indecent or bawdy humour, which, though much relied upon by second-rate tempters, is often disappointing in its results. The truth is that humans are pretty clearly divided on this matter into two classes. There are some to whom “no passion is as serious as lust” and for whom an indecent story ceases to produce lasciviousness precisely in so far as it becomes funny: there are others in whom laughter and lust are excited at the same moment and by the same things. The first sort joke about sex because it gives rise to many incongruities: the second cultivate incongruities because they afford a pretext for talking about sex. If your man is of the first type, bawdy humour will not help you-I shall never forget the hours which I wasted (hours to me of unbearable tedium) with one of my early patients in bars and smoking-rooms before I learned this rule. Find out which group the patient belongs to-and see that he does not find out.”

For years they have been called the humourless left.
One of the best conservative comedians although he wasn’t a comedian was G.K. Chesterton:

“Marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honour should decline.”

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”

“When learned men begin to use their reason, then I generally discover that they haven’t got any.”

“The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right.”

“When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it.”

“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.”

“The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautiful and then that it is dangerous.”

“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

“All men thirst to confess their crimes more than tired beasts thirst for water; but they naturally object to confessing them while other people, who have also committed the same crimes, sit by and laugh at them.”

And for The Rebel:

commented 2017-12-12 11:16:28 -0500
… Perhaps he just left Hollywood because he wasn’t a hateful enough person.