A month or so ago I started to see trailers for “The Giver” on television. I thought it was a television movie or series, and I didn’t pay much attention to it. I didn’t see any trailers for it in the theaters until I noticed that Fathom Events was having a screening for it. That reinforced my belief that it was a television movie, since they were going to have a special screening for people to see on the big screen.

A couple of weeks ago I started reading on conservative sites that this movie had a great conservative message, and we should all see it. I started to take more notice, and realized it was a feature film. But I was perplexed. I had worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years, and never saw a movie released or promoted this way. When I told my daughter I was taking my grandsons to see “The Giver”, she said she had never heard of it. Neither had my grandsons, nor their friends. This movie is based on a book by the same name. It’s basically the same genre, and for the same audience as “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”. It was written for a teen audience, but it isn’t being marketed to them.

I was further confused to learn that “The Giver” was produced by Harvey Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein, personal friend of the Clintons and Obamas, who said he was going to produce a movie with Meryl Streep that would shame the NRA and end gun ownership! Big donor and active supporter of everything liberal! Yes, THAT Harvey Weinstein!

I was, then, even more shocked to see Harvey personally promote the movie. I’ve never seen Harvey personally promote any of his movies, but he promoted “The Giver” ~ and on the O”Reilly Factor, no less! He said he had a screening at his house for the stars, friends, and family, and everyone loved it. Kids, adults, everyone. What??

I took my grandsons to see it yesterday. Like “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”, it was about One-World Government, with the “Elites” deciding how the citizens live. The “Elites” have access to everything, while the population has access to very little. Meryl Streep’s character in “The Giver” says “When people have the freedom to chose, they chose wrong”. As in “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”, citizens are discouraged from having family ties after childhood, and they are dictated by the “Elites” what jobs they will have for life. In “The Giver”, if you fail at your job, or are deemed unnecessary, you are “released” (which means killed). The climate is the same every day, because of government “climate control”. The people all live in the same dwellings on streets surrounding the city, they all dress alike, and ride bicycles. They get an injection of drugs as they leave their dwellings every morning (in the name of good health), and are not allowed out after dark. Children are assigned family units, and when they reach a certain age, they are assigned a job.

The citizens in “The Giver” have no memory of history or what the world was like before the war, but there is one man who does possess all the memories of history. He uses his knowledge and wisdom to advise the “Elites” and, therefore, as he ages, that knowledge must be passed on to a younger man. The young hero of the movie, Joshua, is chosen to receive the knowledge. He learns about love, and joy, and death; heroism and fear; accomplishment, discovery, and faith. He also learns about animals (there are none in this Utopian world).
Joshua stops taking his morning drug injections, and starts feeling things. He recognizes the value of freedom, despite the risks. He learns that if he can escape and cross the border beyond the mist, it will release all the citizens’ memories and free them.
As I watched the movie, I kept wondering if Harvey had a different vision. Harvey liked this movie enough to promote it himself, and on the FOX network, yet! What does Harvey think this movie’s message is?

This is the Utopia all the Liberal policies he supports are pushing us into against our will. “The Giver” is closer to Agenda 21 than any movie I’ve seen yet. A reduced population, controlled by “Elites”. Everything for the people is planned ~ from what they eat, where they can go, what they wear, to what work they do. The movie says this is evil, and our hero must free everyone from it.

I’m dumbfounded. Does Harvey think it’s the Right not the Left that wants this Utopia? The Right is for LESS government, not more! We’re for personal liberty. We’re for choosing our own destiny. Is Harvey aware that it’s leftist policy to force people out of their cars and onto bikes? It’s leftist policy to medicate people to get them to conform. Just look at how our children, especially our foster children, are being over-medicated to control their behavior! Did Harvey hear Melissa Harris-Perry tell us our kids didn’t belong to us, they belong to the collective? Is he aware our schools are telling our children they can’t have “best friends”? Does he understand that Common Core is government propaganda, dressed up as a curriculum? Common Core History leaves out our Founding Fathers, Lincoln, Hitler, and Martin Luther King! It talks about what various “groups” did, but not what individuals did to shape and influence events in history. We can’t have kids know that one person can change the course of history, can we?

Does Harvey know it’s the left that wants to reduce world population and control the citizens? Agenda 21 was denounced by the Republican party, but the Democrats are all-in. It’s the left that pushes “Climate Change” to force us into “sustainable communities”, and off our private property. It’s the left that’s giving the EPA power to seize our property if rainwater collects in a puddle. It’s the left that’s shutting down our affordable energy production.

At the end, Joshua approaches a house where a happy family is gathered around a Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols. Does Harvey know it’s the left that’s removing religion from the public square and not allowing Christmas carols in schools? And, Harvey, it’s your pals, the Clintons and the Obamas, who don’t support Israel. Aren’t you Jewish?

The message I got from “The Giver” was that Utopia and One-World Government is evil and wrong, and that individuals need to be free. Individuals can change the course of events. What message did Harvey have intend?


About madderthanhell

Retired casting director. Mother of two daughters. Grandmother of twin boys and two step grandsons. Lived in California all my life. Co-organizer of two Tea Parties. Past member of Republican Central Committee.
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2 Responses to WHO PRODUCED “THE GIVER” !?!

  1. tbdancer says:

    I’m thinking that Harvey has looked at his bottom line and realized that his “Hail to the Left” message is failing at the box office. Movies that are successful tell a story where a lesson is learned. Dennis Prager said it first–that the hero or heroine has a flaw that creates a problem (poor decision made, consequences to be faced) and overcomes that problem with a new-found knowledge of some sort. Good stories are CONSERVATIVE in their message. I don’t go to movies because I refuse to support the Oprahs, Spielbergs, Sarandons and Weinsteins in their quest to impart what I consider to be the wrong message. (I paid union dues when I was a teacher and hated that my dues dollars supported liberal causes and candidates. I had no control over where my dues money went, but I DO have control over where I spend my money now. I need a new(er) car but will not buy one made by the Government. No GM or Chrysler car for me, thanks. Anyway, Harvey may see an audience of moviegoers willing to pay to see flicks that are conservative in nature and in overt message. He’s going to cash in. Period.

  2. I would have agreed in the past, but the bottom line is no longer the most important in Hollywood today. Al Jazeera has about 15K viewers, The Blaze has millions but Al Jazerra is carried by all cable companies and the Blaze is banned from many, including the biggest, Comcast and Time/Warner. In the past Al Jazeera would be gone by now and the Blaze would be on all cable providers.

    Harvey makes PLENTY of money. Yes, conservative movies do well but so do the rest of Harvey’s movies. “The Giver” isn’t even as exciting or imaginative a story as “The Hunger Games” or “Divergent”. The last scene where Joshua broke through the “barrier” and found the house with people singing Christmas carols was hokey. When “The Giver” was written that would have been the stereotypical warm and fuzzy picture of an ideal American family. Compared to “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”, “The Giver” is pretty lame……and if anyone would know that, Harvey would.

    My guess is that after Jeff Bridges won the Academy Award, Harvey made a deal with him to make one or more movies with him and “The Giver” was the movie Bridges wanted to make. Bridges bought the rights to “The Giver” years ago. He wanted to direct it and have his father to play the giver. He couldn’t get it made until now.

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