The Not-So-Wild West: How Hollywood Misrepresents the Old West for Profit & Gun Control

Posted: April 6, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

West World: How Hollywood Misrepresents the Old West to Make Money & Advance Gun Control

“Hollywood has a clever way of distorting our perspective on history, and a great example of this is Western film – a movie genre we’ve all come to love. Cattle rustlers, guns blazing, outlaws running loose, and vigilantes dishing out vengeance indiscriminately. These scenes have become more synonymous with the American Frontier than Winchester and their “Cartridge That Won the West.” But these fictional tales have produced more than entertainment for over a century; they’ve also contributed to an ongoing, subtle push for gun control, all while making Hollywood millions.

Revisionist history books tell us that the “Wild West” was an anarchic period of time that was not conducive to human prosperity. Images of a Hobbesian nightmare – a life that is brutish and short – are ingrained in our consciousness thanks to decades of public schooling and violent images on the silver screen which are light on actual history and heavy on creative license.

However, individuals who believe in liberty and developing their critical thinking faculties should be skeptical of most mainstream narratives regarding history”

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  1. Thanks for sharing our piece, Larry! Lots of forgotten history in here that Hollywood likes to manipulate…

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  2. Good commentary here. Im getting so I distrust just about all the history books out there anymore. There are exceptions, but very few.

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