Review of “Madam Secretary”

It’s no secret that Hollywood is a bastion of liberal, left-wing, sometimes Marxist and criminal ideas. Sean Penn interviewing “el Chapo,” Quentin Tarrentino calling for cops to be killed in support of Black lives matter, Penelope Cruz and Javier Vardem’s letter in 2014 calling Israel’s defensive actions genocide while jihadists reined thousands of rockets down on an innocent Israeli population.

This influence has a measurable effect and Hollywood uses it to support and further left wing causes.  It’s peddled through their otherwise innocuous shows, which surreptitiously expounds this agenda. Like product placement and subliminal messaging this under the radar feeding of a specific agenda to an otherwise unsuspecting population, beams all across America and everywhere in the English speaking world. Their influence is enormous in this way.

Who says Big Brother is not watching you.

Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the “Madam Secretary” T.V. series on CBS, Sundays, at 8:00/7:00 central time. Created by Barbara Hall, and produced by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman through their production company, “Revelations Entertainment.”

The show’s premise is about Elizabeth Adams McCord, played by Tea Leoni, a former CIA operative turned university professor, who is asked by her former CIA boss who is now the president, to become the next secretary of State. She replaces the former secretary who had died in a plane crash under somewhat mysterious circumstances.

The show is currently in season two, but this review is only for season one. You can find it on Netflix. Throughout the twenty two episodes covering a number of intriguing subjects, some made up and some based on current events, all are shown through the prism of Left wing Hollywood. One, recurring theme that continues throughout the season is that of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Written, produced and filmed in 2014, it is no coincidence that it parallels closely President Obama’s preparation of the American people toward a coming Iran treaty that America clearly did not want. And, by the middle of 2014 when this show was being formulated and written, the President was already running into problems both with the American people and our Middle East allies, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the other Sunni states in the gulf whose security is at risk with this agreement.

In July of 2014, the bipartisan bill on preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons (HR 850) was throwing a monkey wrench into the White House’s plans for an agreement. You did have the feeling then that we could stop this madness.  Ed Royce (R-Cal. 39th district) who chaired the committee to look how we can really prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons was hardly on board with the President’s agenda. And, that influence was growing throughout congress and the American people.

But, leave it to Hollywood to run interference for President Obama. What the producers have attempted to do is to build a scenario whereby the tables are turned on the Iranian situation. The idea of a peaceful Iran that if treated fairly will come around, (a long standing Obama assertion) and the fictitious “Madam Secretary” administration working to fulfill that promise is juxtaposed by a sinister rogue element in the invisible government which was working simultaneously to overthrow the Iranian regime.  That rogue illegal, criminal, murder Inc. style operation according to the show’s producers is exactly what most Americans believe would be in their best interests.

There is no mention in the show of the authoritarian Islamic Shiite world of the last 35 years whose slogan is “Death to America,” and its treatment of women, gays, Jews and other religions we know are being persecuted there. Totally antithetical to the most basic American beliefs President Obama and apparently Hollywood would describe it differently.

These rogue elements and their partners in Iran are eventually exposed, saving “Madam’s Secretary’s” agreement. The Iranians involved are all  killed in Iran and our American rogue operatives are caught to face charges of clear treason, thanks to our blond haired, statuesque, attractive in an intelligent sort of way, Secretary of State and her intrepid courage. The comparison to Hillary is just too far off for even Hollywood so I won’t make that case here.

You might recall the real life experience of the Obama administration turning its back on the uprising in Iran in 2009, trying to force its government to grant more individual freedoms. Obama refused to support the Iranian dissidents saying, and I am paraphrasing, that “America should not get involved in another sovereign state’s affairs.” Of course, the Obama administration went on to support the disasters in Libya and Egypt and has been repeatedly so conflicted on Syria that he has become the laughing stock of the free world.  The Russians have now filled the void of a military power helping the Assad regime stay in control rather than the takeover of another full on jihadist nightmare that is currently blanketing the Middle East.

The producers weave a clever, devious, very slickly produced series to show how America is right in supporting Iran and this agreement. And, the majority of American belief and our allies in the region both Jewish and Sunni Islam are really on the wrong side of this issue.

By the end of the first season unsuspecting and less informed American TV audiences are given the assurance and reassurance that the agreement is absolutely what we all need.

Now, two years later, we have the agreement and the Iranians are doing exactly what we all feared. They flaunt its message, and embarrass a thoroughly defeated Barack Obama, who refuses to stand up to their subterfuge. They test fire missiles clearly in violation, take American sailors hostage for international propaganda purposes and are probably continuing with enrichment. But since according to the agreement they are the only ones checking for compliance, we have no way of knowing whether they are or not.  In addition the Obama administration has now released $150 billion in frozen Iranian assets. This money will undoubtedly be used to improve and tighten their hold on the Middle East acquiring more advanced weapons from the Russians who are only too happy to sell to them.

If you are a Hillary Clinton liberal, a Bernie Sanders socialist or just believe that Barack Obama is still, even after almost eight years, the greatest thing since slice bread, you will thoroughly enjoy “Madam Secretary.” But, if you believe in liberty as described by the founders of the United States, rugged individualism, self-reliance, and take responsibility for your actions, all under a fairly conservative umbrella, brace yourselves while watching this show. It will literally make you sick to your stomach.

About the Author
Larry Hart has been writing and commenting on Jewish issues since 1985. His body is in the U.S., but his heart is in Israel.