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Bill Whittle’s ‘Firewall’ As Self-Reflection

Posted on | October 24, 2010 | 5 Comments

by Smitty

You’ve probably seen Whittle’s concise, eloquent, simple clips. They’re getting linked and liked all over the blogs:

These ideas are not terribly new with Whittle, but he brings at least two crucial ingredients to these timeless questions of societal organization, one relatively obvious, one less so.
1. Bill is an excellent communicator. He has acquired knowledge and broadcasts it smoothly. He’s spent enough time doing media work that he knows well what not to do. Over on PJTV, he did an obituary for someone you’ve likely never heard of, and made it interesting for a solid 10 minutes. Granted, the subject was interesting, but the skill in play held the audience all the way to the conclusion. That ain’t beanbag.
2. More important than Bill’s communications skill is the vision involved. Unlike the vast sea of people yelling at their televisions over what is wrong with modern culture, more than those doing the important work of writing blogs and supporting useful candidates for office, Bill’s Declaration Entertainment is going to have a lasting impact on the culture.

The reason for the last sentence is that the notion of aggregating the audience beforehand to break the grip of the Left on the movie making business is as brilliant as the mind behind these Firewall essays. The market for new movie production is relatively sewn up, and the movies being made are such dreck that the silent majority steers clear of the stream of filth. Leveraging the internet to break into the market with fresh ideas seems, in retrospect, obvious. Yet there is Bill with the timing and location to pull it off. Building the budget for professional movie productions one small nibble at a time overcomes the otherwise daunting funding challenge.
Whether Declaration Entertainment is a reflection of the genius behind the Firewall (and older Afterburner) essays, or the reverse doesn’t matter much. What does matter is that liberty be preserved.
Thus, whenever you’re linking or reviewing a Firewall essay, consider plugging the bigger idea of Declaration Entertainment that they are driving. Also, consider subscribing to DE. Once it reaches critical mass, and has a few releases under its belt, the care and feeding won’t be as crucial as they are now.
Still, all participants can know that each drop of blog post adds to the tsunami that is going to wash the Progressive deadwood off the beach, lead to a renewed American vigor in human history, and dismay for authoritarian clowns the world over. Screw those clowns. Go, DE!


5 Responses to “Bill Whittle’s ‘Firewall’ As Self-Reflection”

  1. Liz
    October 28th, 2010 @ 12:41 am

    Loved Bill Whittle on PJTV. Why did he leave???

  2. Skip Gainer
    October 28th, 2010 @ 4:35 am

    I s Bill Whittle still with PJTV?