The woke mind virus demands everyone, from plumbers to politicians, weigh in on the latest headlines.
And, as is often the case, they must arrive at the “correct” position.
We saw that after George Floyd’s death following a police altercation elevated Black Lives Matter to national prominence. Suddenly, every corporation had to promote the far-Left group on social media. Even some celebrities who did exactly as told got pummeled for not doing it the “correct” way.
Just ask Emma Watson about that.
Now, the Writers Guild of America is taking heat for staying silent on the most savage attack on Jews since the Holocaust. Hamas’ Oct. 7 assault on Israel left more than 1,400 civilians dead and hundreds more kidnapped.
The assault featured atrocities just as cruel as what Hitler inflicted on Jews during World War II, if not worse. And we’re still waiting for the WGA to comment on the subject.
The WGA quickly supported BLM following Floyd’s death and cheered the #MeToo revolution, yet it can’t spare a syllable about the rape, torture and kidnapping of Jews (and other groups, including Americans).
Not a syllable.
That enraged select union members, including filmmaker Eli Roth and “Justified” show runner Graham Yost.
“When it comes to taking a stand, the Writers Guild of America has always led by example. When employers sought to exploit our work, the Guild bravely spoke up. When the BLM movement took flight, the Guild rightfully spoke up. When the #MeToo reckoning came and Hollywood needed to change, again the Guild spoke up … But when terrorists invaded Israel to murder, rape, and kidnap Jews… the Guild stayed silent.”
The Screenwriters Guild of Israel (SGI) joined Roth and Yost in condemning the WGA for refusing to take a stand against terrorism. SGI’s statement hammered the guild for refusing to comment on the barbarism.
“Your silence is considered a stand … It is a shame that a professional writers’ guild cannot reach a consensus and find the words to condemn an act of terrorism, an act of unprovoked crime against humanity, against innocent civilians, women, children, the disabled, and the elderly.”
Deadline.com notes both DGA and SAG-AFTRA released statements condemning the atrocities. Not the WGA.
Now, we’re learning why the latter group has remained silent for so long.
“The Board of Directors has worked exhaustively to consider the great diversity of opinions among our members on this issue, and determine how best to address this as a Guild,” the recently reelected WGAW president added, noting “we of course share your anguish,” to the concerned members. “Like the membership itself, the Board’s viewpoints are varied, and we found consensus out of reach. For these reasons, we have decided not to comment publicly.”
The WGA couldn’t come to a consensus on atrocities as bad as, if not worse, than those committed by the Third Reich during World War II. A “diversity of opinions” is to blame, apparently.
Harvey Weinstein infamously said Hollywood has the best moral compass because it has compassion. That compassion, apparently, doesn’t extend to select citizens of the world.
UPDATE: The WGA had a change of heart. The group apologized for the lack of a backbone and acknowledged the “pain” its silence caused.