Jim Caviezel Victimized by Hollywood Blacklisting
May 7, 2011
Kevin MacDonald â Occidental Observer May 2, 2011
Hollywood is nothing if not vengeful. Jim Caviezel, star of Mel Gibsonâs The Passion of Christ now claims that he has been blacklisted. He also says that Gibson warned him about what would happen if he took the part:
âHe said, âYouâll never work in this town again.â I told him, âWe all have to embrace our crossesâ.â
Caviezel, a devout Roman Catholic, seems to possess a rare idealism on behalf of his religious commitments. His decision to star as Jesus doubtless cost him millions.
To this day, the mainstream regards the Hollywood blacklisting of the 1940s and â50s as an absolute horror:
Jewish media figures who were blacklisted because ofÂ Communist affiliations in the 1940s are now heroes, honored by the film industry,Â praised in newspapers, their work exhibited in museums.Â For example, an eventÂ commemorating the blacklist was held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts andÂ Sciences in October 1997. Organized by the four guilds, â¦ Â the event honoredÂ the lives and careers of the blacklisted writers and condemned the guildsâ lack ofÂ response fifty years earlier.Â At the same time, the Writers Guild of America has beenÂ restoring dozens of credits to movies written by screenwriters who wrote underÂ pseudonyms or used fronts while blacklisted.Â Movies on the topic paint a picture ofÂ innocent Jewish idealists hounded by a ruthless, oppressive government, and criticsÂ like Bernheimer (1998, 163-166) clearly approve this assessment. In the same vein,Â the 1983 movie Daniel, based on a novel by E. L. Doctorow and directed by SydneyÂ Lumet, portrayed the conviction of the Rosenbergs as âa matter of political Â expediency. The persecution is presented as a nightmarish vision of JewishÂ victimization, senseless and brutalâ (Bernheimer 1998, 178). [See here, p. 39.]
But donât expect any angst about modern day blacklisting of true idealists like Caviezel carried out by Hollywood with no government pressure at all. Indeed, it is well known that overt Christians and conservatives are blacklisted in Hollywood.
This ability to create real economic consequences for people who have attitudes they donât like is a huge source of Jewish power.Â And of course, itâs part of a wider pattern in which people who get off the reservation on a whole range of issues, from immigration to White identity, to criticizing Israel or commenting on Jewish influence in the media or elsewhere, find that their prospects in life suddenly take a very sharp turn for the worse.