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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2012, 11:32:04 am »

If you do polls of the American public, there's a lot more hostility to government than to business.  The former is much more obvious to produce a murderous conspiracy in the first place - there are dozens of examples of governments conducting secret illegal plots that would produce exciting movies, but not too many of "evil corporations" (who have limited resources, have to pay attention to profitability, have to report their income to tax agencies, and are held accountable for their actions).  Popular conspiracy theories almost always involve the government and very rarely involve "evil corporations" (if they do, typically banks, rarely depicted as film villains).

Even if we say that, regardless of realism, if Hollywood were centrist it would have an equal number of "liberal" villains (evil corporations, evil businessmen, neo-Nazis, etc.), and "conservative" villains (the government, Islamic terrorists, leftist terrorists), it doesn't hold up.  The former occur more than the latter by a ratio of about 10-1 or so.
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« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2012, 02:11:56 pm »

The government itself is essentially an evil corporation.
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2012, 04:36:34 pm »

If you do polls of the American public, there's a lot more hostility to government than to business.  The former is much more obvious to produce a murderous conspiracy in the first place - there are dozens of examples of governments conducting secret illegal plots that would produce exciting movies, but not too many of "evil corporations" (who have limited resources, have to pay attention to profitability, have to report their income to tax agencies, and are held accountable for their actions). Popular conspiracy theories almost always involve the government and very rarely involve "evil corporations" (if they do, typically banks, rarely depicted as film villains).

Even if we say that, regardless of realism, if Hollywood were centrist it would have an equal number of "liberal" villains (evil corporations, evil businessmen, neo-Nazis, etc.), and "conservative" villains (the government, Islamic terrorists, leftist terrorists), it doesn't hold up.  The former occur more than the latter by a ratio of about 10-1 or so.

LOL at the part I bolded.
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