I bring this up because Darrell W. Conder, who denies Christ, in his June 2009 commentary, which condemned the introduction of Hate Speech which Conder ridiculously views as an attempt by Jews to stifle criticism of their (fictional) attempts to take over the world, cited a column by Joel Stein and offered it as proof that Jews dominate Hollywood and the media. Here are Conder's words. I have highlighting his disgusting, anti-Semitic paranoia.
Back when Hollywood was in its infancy, Zionists [in other places Conder says Jews took over Hollywood] took complete control of the new motion picture industry because they recognized the tremendous potential. Never in the history of the world was a propaganda tool more powerful than motion pictures. Once in control these new self-appointed lords of public opinion recreated the Western world. Today Hollywood Zionists can truly boast that they have recreated America in their image and after their likeness. If you doubt me, take a look at the December 19, 2008 column by well-known Los Angeles Times writer Joel Stein. ... Let me give you a dose of Stein's bragging:To me it seems Stein's just having a laugh. It's satire.
As Mr. Stein says, Zionists not only control Hollywood, they control the major television networks, the banking and financial systems and the judiciary and legislative branches of the federal government. [Just how paranoid can you get?] Moreover, their brothers-in-arms have almost the same dictatorial control in those nations that have passed hate crime legislation. But, the only thing that is standing in the way of the final implementation of a New World Order is First and Second Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. And the only thing that has kept these two amendments from biting the dust is the tremendous informational network called the Internet, which isn't yet under Zionist control. [He must mean the various hate sites out there.] On the Net, 24/7, Americans can say and write anything they damn well please and hundreds of millions from around the world are listening and watching! That is why American hate speech legislation is vital to the New World Order and why it has been on the agenda for decades.It should also be noted that this column has been used by anti-Semitic haters, such as Ku Klux Klan wizard David Duke, white supremacists, and Illuminati conspiracy theorists to spread the lie that Jews control the media.
Here is how one organization respond to a slightly different, but essentially the same, accusation.
Darrell W. Conder's associate and occasional writer on the website, Linda Packer, also repeats this vicious accusation, which is made to demonize Jews and to make us fear them as trying to take over the world, in a particular frightful and horrific commentary published in December, 2009.This video [another video that need not concern us] demonstrates a common thread in anti-Semitism, in which someone lists disproportionate numbers of Jews in the banking sector [or the media in Conder's case] as proof of a conspiracy.What such arguments presume is that there should be ethnic equality in industry. This equality, however, is absent from reality. Disproportionate representation is the norm across the world.
In the United States, for instance, African-American athletes are overrepresented in professional athletics while Caucasians dominate management. This is not the result of a conspiracy. Japanese farmers dominate agriculture in Brazil, Chinese Malaysians dominate the financial industry in Malaysia [and Indonesia I may add], and Indians dominate retail in Uganda and Kenya.
Each of these results has a distinct reason, none of which include a conspiracy. The case of Jews in the banking sector has its own history dating back to European anti-Semitism that forced Jews into specific industries, among them banking.Singling out Jews for dominating an industry in the face of minorities dominating others is classic anti-Semitism. It ignores both the history that led to this result and the reality of disproportionate ethnic representation among industries.
Here Linda Packer argues (rather badly) that Jews are over represented in management position over large media companies. This is part of the anti-Semitic accusation that "Jews" control the media.
Have you caught on by now that the 1.5% of Jews in America are rather over-represented at the helms of major media....Are you starting to think now? Are you starting to think about why you are so conditioned? Could it be that a certain ethnic group that controls the media in this country has worked mighty hard over the years to condition you?This accusation has often been made by anti-Semites against Jews.
For the better part of this century, anti-Semites have alleged that American Jews have conspired with their co-religionists to "control" the motion picture industry in the United States.(Incidently, this is the real reason Conder accuses Jews of controlling Hollywood from its infancy ("Back when Hollywood was in its infancy, Zionists took complete control of the new motion picture industry"-Conder), because he has accepted the Dearborn Independent's hateful accusations that Jews control Hollywood.)
The assertion that Jews "control" Hollywood, the media, banking and finance, among other things, is an anti-Semitic canard which dates back more than 70 years to an anti-Jewish campaign waged in the 1920s by the Dearborn Independent, a long-defunct publication backed by the late industrialist Henry Ford Sr. The Dearborn Independent had mounted a seven-year anti-Semitic campaign based on the notorious and [plagiarized fabrication], The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. (Source.)
As is common among anti-Semites, Packer makes no consideration of the fact that these persons are individuals pursuing their own separate interests. They act as individuals working for their own companies, which are composed of Jews and Gentiles; not as part of a collective cabal trying to conquer the world.
"Though individual Jews control Hollywood, Jewishness does not." In fact, Hollywood studios are publicly owned corporations and motion pictures are made by the efforts of individual men and women, some of whom are Jewish, many of whom are not....As mentioned above ethnic disproportionate representation in just about any area of work is a simple reality. Also there have been many Jews who have been quite scathing towards the State of Israel. There is no Jewish conspiracy to take over the world.
Generally, Jews involve themselves in non-religious and non-political activity as individuals, not as Jews....In other words, American Jews have as much right as any other citizens of the United States to work in the motion picture business, in the entertainment industry, and in any other legitimate businesses. Moreover, it bears repeating that those Jews who involve themselves in the motion picture industry do so as individuals, not as representatives of their religious group or with an aim to act in some coordinated conspiratorial manner. (Source.)
The accusation that Jews control Hollywood is simply a lie that anti-Semites have used for almost a hundred years to demonize the Jewish people. Sadly Darrell W. Conder and Linda Packer have chosen to spread this vicious lie.