The woke left-wing outrage mob is melting down after finding out this Hollywood blockbuster was created by a conservative

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Believe it or not, Hollywood was once filled with conservatives.

But these days, conservatives who want to make it Hollywood are forced to either stay completely silent or simply parrot woke talking points out of fear of being blacklisted.

And the woke left-wing outrage mob is melting down after finding out this Hollywood blockbuster was created by a conservative.

The massive blockbuster Dune: Part Two has captivated audiences.

A man who feared the power of government

But along with the amazing scenery and splendor of the massive landscapes on the big screen in the new hit movie are some important messages from a man who feared the power of big government.

None other than Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently offered a glimpse into that man’s mind on X, and quoted Dune author Frank Herbert’s thoughts about government.

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible,” the quote read.

“The power of government grows ever stronger with each passing year,” Musk wrote, adding his own commentary to the quote.

And the good news for those who fear the ever-encroaching federal government is that Dune: Part Two, a movie based on Herbert’s writings, overwhelmingly won last weekend’s box office.

In fact, it raked in an astounding $81.5 million at the box office in its opening weekend.

What is interesting is that while Democrats have flocked to both the Dune writings and movies, Herbert was in no way part of the Left.

As Chris Dite noted in Jacobin, the books the films are based on were embraced by what he called “leftish student hippies… Herbert himself was never part of nor related to this layer.”

Praise for Reagan and individualism

In fact, Herbert strongly supported what Dite calls a “macho and conservative individualism. In his thirties, he worked for a series of Republican politicians and candidates and became increasingly anti-government.”

And Haris A. Durrani wrote in New Lines that Herbert embraced a “conservative understanding of American values.” 

“In 1982, he praised Ronald Reagan for keeping ‘that dream of the idealized America firmly in mind,’ seeking to ‘restore the individual to his preeminent position in this society,’” Durrani wrote.

Herbert once wrote, “We should grant power over our affairs only to those who are reluctant to hold it and then only under conditions that increase the reluctance.”

Mark Judge, writing about Dune: Part Two for the Washington Examiner, wrote that the Dune books “form a massive argument against big government, high taxes, and superhero leaders and political messiahs who promise to save the world.”

Further, Herbert had “hostility toward the federal government,” Judge wrote.

He also quoted Herbert as saying he “rejected ‘any kind of public charity system’ because he ‘learned early on that our society’s institutions often weaken people’s self-reliance.’”

“What many critics get wrong is that Dune is not an argument for a messianic leader to come and save us. It’s about resisting the lure of such a figure — a Barack Obama who is deified as the answer to our spiritual desires and is the fulfillment of ‘the arc of history,’” he wrote.

“Nixon taught us one hell of a lesson, and I thank him for it. He made us distrust government leaders,” Herbert said.

Now, if only politicians would just take note of that fact and start acting accordingly.

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