Camacho

Regular readers of this website know that their friendly neighborhood blogger is rooting for the Sweet Meteor of Death in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This is a propaganda-free zone in terms of the race for the White House, which is why Terry Crews must be called out for the decision to film anti-Trump commercials with screenwriter Etan Coan and director Mike Judge.

Buzzfeed reported June 3:

Idiocracy screenwriter Etan Cohen talks to BuzzFeed News about his 2006 movie “coming true” with the 2016 election and the anti-Trump ads he’s working on with Camacho himself, Terry Crews. …

Cohen and [director Mike] Judge have always maintained that the movie had a kernel of truth to it, but, Cohen said, “We just thought it would take much, much longer to get to this point.” The film was meant as a satire of the obsession with celebrity and entertainment culture in America. “Obviously, when writing the movie, we knew that that was true about TV and movies and pop culture,” he said. “But it was a crazy joke to think that it could be extrapolated to politics. It seems to be happening really rapidly.” …

Cohen felt a call to action, saying these ads are very important to him. “This is what satire is for … to be able to hold up a mirror and say, ‘This is crazy,’” he said. “Idiocracy was like that, but this all of a sudden felt like a very immediate need for the true meaning of satire and what it can actually do.”

Terry Crews seems like an amazing guy. It is hard to resist his charm. He probably has the best of intentions in terms of filming his anti-Trump ads, but if he really wants to help stop a Trump administration from ever happening then he will not say a word about politics until after Nov. 8, 2016.

Donald Trump’s popularity is a symptom of a much larger cultural disease. Many factors were at play during his race to secure the Republican presidential nomination, but one of them was the predilection of Hollywood actors and actresses to mock anyone who does not share their political preferences.

The people who will laugh and giggle at anti-Trump ads featuring Idiocracy’s “President Camacho” were never going to vote for Donald Trump to begin with. The commercials will do little more than reenforce Trump’s critics’ existing beliefs. Meanwhile, the ads will serve as further proof to Mr. Trump’s supporters that Hollywood, the mainstream media, and “the establishment” are out to get them.

  • Mr. Crews’ videos will turn passive Trump supporters into people who make phone calls for the man.
  • Mr. Crews’ videos will prompt people who already make phone calls for Mr. Trump to now go door-to-door on his behalf.
  • Mr. Crews’ videos will inspire small donors to Mr. Trump’s campaign to find an extra $50-$100 to donate.

In short, Hollywood’s efforts to destroy Mr. Trump’s campaign through expensive media mockery plays right into his Us vs. Them stump speech. Worse, it causes guys like me — Sweet Meteor of Death supporters — to feel sympathy for Mr. Trump’s campaign.

Question: If Mr. Cohen was worried about celebrity culture seeping into U.S. politics, then why did he never make satirical videos mocking President Obama’s decision to sell Obamacare on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis?

Question: If Mr. Cohen was worried about celebrity culture corrupting U.S. politics, then why wasn’t he making satirical videos when all of Hollywood created creepy political ads straight out of a Star Trek episode featuring The Borg.

Giant Meteor 2016

Hollywood turned the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections into a popularity contest akin to an episode of American Idol, and now that Mr. Trump transformed it into The Apprentice they want to quickly unwind the clock. It’s too late for that.

The best option is for Hollywood screenwriters, directors, and actors to go away. If they do not, then they will only have themselves to blame when Mr. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

9 comments

  1. “Regular readers of this website know that their friendly neighborhood blogger is rooting for the Sweet Meteor of Death in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

    LOL! Yes,and believe it or not, this cheers me up immensely.

    1. “LOL! Yes,and believe it or not, this cheers me up immensely.”

      At this point every prominent Republican politician has fallen in line and backed Trump’s campaign, which further proves their lack of principles… I think for the most part I will probably just end up concentrating on media bias when it comes to the 2016 presidential election.

  2. This would only be true if Trump supporters made up a majority. They don’t, as evidenced by that new Reuters poll showing Hillary thumping Trump by double digits. Things can change, but it speaks volumes about what a terrible candidate Trump is that he’s falling behind a woman who could very well be indicted. He’s even faltering in reliable red states like Utah and Georgia; he could still win them, but he’ll have to waste resources on them instead of PA or other swing states. Couple that with a disastrous Jake Tapper interview and the comments about that judge. I truly believe Trump’s finding out that the media won’t give him a pass anymore and will instead bury him in the general. Bias? Sure, but he’ll have brought it on himself. And, y’know, Trump will eventually complain about these ads. While his witless supporters will eat it up his whiny reaction, but it’ll also energize the #NeverTrump crowd. I would never want to support someone who whines on Twitter like a spoiled teenager, and I have a feeling most of America (right, left, and middle) agree with me.

    Out of 17 candidates, primary voters and the clown show wing went with a dumpster-fire. They deserve to lose. I mean, c’mon, Trump spent more time last week complaining about Nikki Haley and Martinez than Hillary’s assorted problems; voters will not unite around him. I don’t really begrudge Republicans falling in line (though they might change their minds after another month of PR and polling disasters). They didn’t make this mess; I blame Fox and talk radio for legitimizing Trump in the eyes of primary voters. Cruz deserves a lot of flack for this, too, but trying to suck up to voters is a helluva lot different than selling out like the right-wing media did. I can think of so many times where Limbaugh, Hannity, Bolling, and others demanded true con purity tests, but then they threw in with Trump, a lifelong liberal and Clinton BFF. They are hypocrites and frauds, as are Palin, Christie, Newt, and others. Criticize Rubio and others all you want, but at least they tried to point out their policy differences; that’s different from what the actual shills did.

    The sooner people accept that Hillary will be the next president, the better for all concerned. I truly look forward to Trump getting destroyed in November and that’s gonna happen no matter how whiny Trump’s supporters get. Not only does Trump deserve the epic humiliation, but he’ll also drag down Fox, talk radio, and aging hacks like Palin. That’ll certainly be a bonus. They sold us out and made a Hillary presidency possible; they deserve to suffer for it, and they will. You can already tell they know they’ll get the blame for it; that’s why they get so angry about the criticism or when you point out Fox’s flagging ratings. Once the clowns are out of the way, we can go about fixing the mess they caused.

    1. “I can think of so many times where Limbaugh, Hannity, Bolling, and others demanded true con purity tests, but then they threw in with Trump, a lifelong liberal and Clinton BFF. They are hypocrites and frauds, as are Palin, Christie, Newt, and others. Criticize Rubio and others all you want, but at least they tried to point out their policy differences; that’s different from what the actual shills did.”

      Boom. Agreed. Mark Levin did a 180-degree turn once he realized the monster he helped create, but I won’t forget it. He helped give Trump legitimacy that he desperately needed early on. Levin and Rush were so giddy at the thought of making GOP leadership sweat that they turned a blind eye to Trump’s record and all the weird things he said. They played with fire, it got out of control, and now they want everyone to believe they aren’t culpable for the damage.

      “I truly look forward to Trump getting destroyed in November and that’s gonna happen no matter how whiny Trump’s supporters get. Not only does Trump deserve the epic humiliation, but he’ll also drag down Fox, talk radio, and aging hacks like Palin. That’ll certainly be a bonus. They sold us out and made a Hillary presidency possible; they deserve to suffer for it, and they will.”

      I think there is a high probability that you’re right, but Trump is a savvy guy. All he has to do is keep holding rallies in liberal bastions and every time the American flag burns on the nightly news … every time some lady is pelted with eggs for showing up at a Trump event … every time the Mexican flag is waved in front of the camera … he’s going to get new voters. Hillary is a horrible candidate and I’d like to see the two of them head-to-head before I start making predictions.

  3. “All he has to do is keep holding rallies in liberal bastions and every time the American flag burns on the nightly news … every time some lady is pelted with eggs for showing up at a Trump event … every time the Mexican flag is waved in front of the camera…”

    This is true. However on the other side there is a very ugly Trumpian element publicly expressing a stomach churning amount of hatred, every radical kook from white nationalists to the Christian Identity Movement. So enough people oozing up from the dregs of society and declaring their love for “Timothy McVeigh, Anders Breivik… and Donald Trump,” and Republicans could have a real problem on their hands. Racism has been so over used, so over played, but if Americans catch sight of what real racism and hatred actually looks like, I think people may find it pretty repulsive. Trump is currently dog whistling these groups, but if he whistles too loud he just might be opening a can of worms he really doesn’t want.

    1. “This is true. However on the other side there is a very ugly Trumpian element publicly expressing a stomach churning amount of hatred, every radical kook from white nationalists to the Christian Identity Movement.”

      There are things I wish I could say publicly on the blog about this, but I can’t to any meaningful extent. All I will say is that I have received emails at work over the past year that are downright terrifying as it pertains to this election. Neither the right nor the left has a monopoly on psychos, but each has its own unique brand. I have covered many Republicans and only one’s supporters have sent emails that legitimately freaked me out…

  4. I can’t hope for Giant Meteor to destroy all of us; but maybe if a small meteor strikes the stage during the Trump/Clinton debate we could get some better candidates. Small Meteor can take the two of them through space, into a black hole, then emerge in a different dimension where they land on 2005 Earth at Trump’s wedding. Then 2005 Trump & Hillary can meet present day Trump & Hillary and wonder “What become of us?!?!”

    1. “I can’t hope for Giant Meteor to destroy all of us; but maybe if a small meteor strikes the stage during the Trump/Clinton debate we could get some better candidates. Small Meteor can take the two of them thru space, into a black hole, then emerge in a different dimension where they land on 2005 Earth at Trump’s wedding. Then 2005 Trump & Hillary can meet present day Trump & Hillary and wonder ‘what become of us?!?!'”

      Haha. Well, I probably should add the caveat that I don’t really want the world to go up into a ball of flames…although sometimes it’s hard to resist those feelings.

      It would be pretty hilarious to see 2016 Hillary/Trump come face-to-face with their 2005 counterparts. 🙂

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