Joseph farah’s piece about the “infamous” Hollywood blacklist goes back to the beginning of the Left’s acquisition of total control over the propaganda apparatus in this country. Let me begin with this as a reminder that Stalin ordered John Wayne’s assassination: Khrushchev rescinded Stalin’s assassination order after Stalin died. The blacklist begins In the early 1950s Dalton Trumbo (1905 - 1976) was boasting about keeping people from working in the industry —— even though Communists did not own the studios, or the means of production, their influence could keep non-Communists from working. Denying employment to non-Communists was one thing, but realistically Communists knew they could not supply enough full-time work in the industry for fellow travelers; so a way had to be found to support them between jobs as well as give them work in the industry whenever possible. With the growth of the welfare state Hollywood Communists solidified their alliance with Democrats in the government. The alliance provided Democrats with the free “advertising” necessary to win elections, while it gave those at the top of the Hollywood food chain money, lots of money, and political clout. Between them they saw to it that fellow travelers found work in government jobs when they were in-between projects; not only writers, directors, and actors, but technical people as well. A core of qualified people had to be maintained lest they leave the business. What better way to do it than with tax dollar jobs? A sweetheart deal like that was better, and better-paid, than unemployment insurance. Put it this way: Imagine the auto industry providing government jobs for skilled workers who were laid-off so they would be available when needed. Television helped Hollywood Lefties gained control of television productions in the years the studio system was dying a slow death. By the late 1960s liberals controlled most of the jobs in the entertainment industry. The best jobs were reserved for Socialists and hardcore Communists with the proper credentials. The proof can be seen in the Socialist propaganda television produced in the past fifty or so years. Not only was Socialist/Communist ideology written into dramas, comedies, TV movies, and so on, opposing views were either eliminated through censorship, or made to look stupid. Hell, it worked better than the Fairness Doctrine because a substantial number of TV viewers got, and still get, their opinions from entertainment shows. If you doubt me ask yourself how much liberal garbage and false information the Law & Order franchise has been putting into the heads of viewers for more than two decades? Blockbuster hits like All in the Family, M*A*S*H, and Star Trek preceded Law & Order and did more for liberal ideology than did all of the biased news shows combined. Serendipitously, non-liberals could not go to the FCC and demand equal time on a fiction show. Should Democrats succeed in reinstating the Fairness Doctrine it still won’t include “entertainment” shows. Finally, Farah’s piece nails the insidious lie: When the blacklisted become the blacklisters Exclusive: Joseph Farah on power of Hollywood Communists' 'ideological descendants' by JOSEPH FARAH Published: 2 days ago When the blacklisted become the blacklisters I’m willing to bet that not more than one percent of adult Americans have any idea of the truth about one of communism’s greatest success stories. A story so bizarre no writer would dare use it for a plotline.