20 Points That Slumming Through SJW “Think” Pieces Teaches Us

So I’ve been pouring over SJW “think” pieces for several months now.  Given that SJWs mostly all think alike, there are some common themes that run through their articles.  So there’s something of genuine value to learn here, with regards to increasing the effectiveness of our arguments.

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1. THEY LOVE CITING THE LAST JEDI’S 1.3 BILLION DOLLAR EARNINGS, BUT WON’T ACKNOWLEDGE FINANCIAL FAILINGS

I’ve written here about the waning box office for The Last Jedi immediately after the opening weekend.  I’ve pointed out that in China, where people have no nostalgic attachment to the franchise, it was perceived as garbage.  The waning toy and merchandise sales point to further problems.  Not one SJW is able to acknowledge any of this.  They’re somehow under the impression that Star Wars is too big to fail, that it will always be around no matter what, and that it will always make money.  This may be that many of them aren’t old enough to remember a time without Star Wars, so they can’t imagine life without it.  They haven’t seen the Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers franchises come and go.  They haven’t witness the slow fading of the Star Trek franchise from its height in the mid 1990s.  So they think that Star Wars is forever, when in fact, nothing is.

2. THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN FEMINIST IDEOLOGY AND THE FEMALE GENDER

When someone criticizes Disney Star Wars for its heavy handed feminist messaging, the SJW will use that as an opportunity to call the critic a sexist and/or misogynist.  But remember, in 2018 feminism and the female gender are no longer inextricably linked.  Thanks to SJW activistsmen now routinely and proudly proclaim themselves to be feminists.  So feminist ideology and the female gender are two different things in the modern era.  Criticism of feminism, does not automatically translate into de facto criticism of the women in the 21st Century.

3. THEY’RE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THERE WERE NO FEMALE OR MINORITY CHARACTERS BEFORE THE SEQUEL TRILOGY

Time and time again they talk about diversity in the Sequel Trilogy as though it’s a brand new thing in Star Wars.  When discussing diversity in Star Wars, they almost never mention Samuel L. Jackson, or Temuera Morrison.  They rarely mention Billy Dee Williams.  This is why they stupidly call critics racists, sexists, and/or misogynists; they don’t think females or minorities have ever been in the films before 2015.  Some of the brighter ones will argue that they’re talking about a primary character.  But that betrays the fact that they haven’t really watched the films, because the films were always ensemble pieces without a singular primary character.

4. THEY TRY TO DISMISS THE BACKLASH AS A “TINY VOCAL MINORITY”

Early on, few if any of them refused to acknowledge that the backlash even existed.  But as the backlash grew louder, and they were forced to acknowledge it, they then attempted to dismiss it as a “tiny vocal minority.”  The truth is more likely that it is they, who are in the minority.  And that’s why just as of this week they’ve taken to openly attacking and admonishing backlashers.  They’e gone so far as to mischaracterize Backlashers as racists and misogynists, despite the fact that the Backlash itself is diverse.

5. THEY’RE UNDER THE DELUSION THAT DISNEY SAVED STAR WARS

Many of them seem to feel that the Star Wars franchise was going nowhere until Disney purchased it.  They feel this despite a highly successful Clone Wars television series on the air, and the Sequel Trilogy already being developed by Lucasfilm prior to the Disney purchase.

6. THEY ACCUSE BACKLASHERS OF FEELING ENTITLED

This after they screamed to the high heavens with their own entitlement for equal representation and gender equality when Disney bought the franchise.  This despite the fact that a war time setting doesn’t really warrant perfect gender equality, since it’s primarily men who fight wars.

7. SJWs AREN’T JUST IN THE FANDOM, THEY’RE ALSO WITHIN LUCASFILM

It’s a sad fact that Lucasfilm currently employs political activists rather than artists.  We’ve seen this truth not only in the new material they’re producing under Disney, but also in the public comments from Lucasfilm representatives as well.

8. THEY WILL LIKE ANYTHING THAT PUSHES A POLITICAL AGENDA THEY AGREE WITH, WITHOUT REGARD TO ACTUAL FILM CRAFT

This goes both for SJW fans and professional critics.

9. THEY WEIRDLY ASSUME THAT THEY HAVE SOME KIND OF AUTHORITY

A number of articles have called for a “ceasefire” from the BacklashWhen so doing, they start taking this authoritative tone, instructing Backlashers what is or is not acceptable forms of criticism.  As amusing as it is, it’s important to remind them of the reality that they have no authority over anything.

10. THEY CAN’T COPE WITH CONFLICTING ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORES

They’ll attribute The Last Jedi audience score to Russian bots and racist/misogynist hackers, but can’t explain why Black Panther’s score and public reception wasn’t also affected by the same phantoms.  They’re unable to comprehend, that one was a bad movie, and that they other was good.  Occam’s Razer and all of that.

11.  THEY HAVE A SERIOUS MISUNDERSTANDING OF BASIC POLITICS

Both the SJW fans and the SJWs within Lucasfilm, think they’re “Resisting” President Trump. What’s Trump’s agenda?  The GOP/Republican agenda.  What’s the GOP/Republican agenda?  Smaller limited government.  So they’re resisting smaller limited government, which they apparently think is authoritarian fascism.  But let’s translate this into Star Wars to demonstrate how nonsensical this all is, and ask some simple questions:

So the First Order is a fascist government complete with stormtroopers. Would a fascist government support small limited government? How does one impose a fascist state with small limited government? Don’t you need big government in order to impose a fascist state?  How can you be authoritarian without a big government to back up your authority?  Who is it that supports big government?

So they’re political understanding is absolutely upside down.

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12. ANTI-GUN AND ANTI-WAR SJWs HAVE BARNACLED THEMSELVES TO A FRANCHISE ABOUT…WAR

Far too often fans forget that the word “wars” appears in the title of the franchise.  Most of these SJW fans seem to think that the franchise is about cute cosplay outfits.

13. FEMINISTS SEEM TO THINK THAT LEIA PRANCED AROUND THROUGH THE ENTIRE OT IN NOTHING BUT THE GOLD BIKINI

Feminist writer after feminist writer type out silly sentences such as this:

But in the context of a franchise that has been known to use women’s bodies as an enticement for viewers it’s also a clear sign that the creators know that straight white men aren’t the only audience they’re catering to anymore.”

Not one of them seems to understand the proper context or intention of the gold bikini, which was not male audience gratification.  I’ve explained the context of Leia’s gold bikini here.

14. THEY WANT YOU TO GO FIND SOMETHING ELSE RATHER THAN VOICE PROTEST

SJWs happen to like getting indoctrinated with politics that they already agree with.  It gives them a sense of affirmation.  But with no fundamental understanding of basic economics, they don’t understand that paying customers walking away means that their political propaganda will no longer be funded.  So they tell you to go “find something else that brings you joy” or some such nonsense.  A few of them however do understand this, which is why those few attempt to shame critics into silence so they can continue to have their political propaganda funded.

15. THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA AND GENUINE ART

Lucasfilm is currently staffed with political activists rather than genuine artists.  This is self evident to any educated thinking person.  The SJW though, sees what Lucasfilm is currently producing as art, not having any real experience or education into what political propaganda looks like.  This is why the silly Bechdel Test will determine for them whether or not they like a movie.

16. FEMINISTS THINK MEN ACT A CERTAIN WAY

When feminists attempt to be “gender equal,” many of them will put on their best performance as to what they think men act like.  We see this expressed in the character of Holdo, and to some extent, Rey.  They seem to think that men in the military go around slapping each other in the face and holding back cocky pilots all day long.  But, men don’t really act this way by and large, unless it’s really necessary.  It is truly bizarre though, that out of one side of their mouths they’ll prattle on endlessly about “toxic masculinity,” but then out of the other side of their mouth they’ll whine that they want equal representation in a war movie.  I’m not sure how they reconcile that.

17. THEY FREQUENTLY ARGUE AGAINST POINTS THAT NO ONE MAKES

Part of this is that they have some pre-rehearsed rhetoric that they’re dying to spew.  Part of it is that they want to deflect the conversation into some other area where they’re better prepared.  Part of it is that they seek to mischaracterize what you actually have said or written, into what they want people to think that you’ve said or written.  In either of these cases, it’s always equally bizarre.

18. THEY HAVE AN OBSESSED HATRED FOR STRAIGHT WHITE MALES

Nearly all of their articles cite the straight white male in some form, along with an accompanying pejorative.  That form of bigotry seems to be not just acceptable, but also highly fashionable among today’s SJW ignorati given how commonplace it is in their work.  Make no mistake, the SJWs within Lucasfilm have the same problem.

19. FEW OF THEM HAVE READ OR WATCHED ANY STAR WARS MATERIAL PRIOR TO THE SEQUEL TRILOGY

They’ll often prove this by attempting to compare Rey to Luke, and claiming that if Rey is a Mary Sue, then Luke is one too.  It’s more of that equality nonsense that they try to force onto every aspect of life.  As I explain in my review of The Force Awakens, this comparison is ridiculous, if you’ve actually watched the films.  Clearly, many have not, and are basing their opinions on brief clips, what they’ve seen at conventions, or what they’ve heard other people say or read other people write, etc.

20. SJWs will never be happy or satisfiedNot ever.

And there you have it.  These 20 points pretty much describe the main talking points in any Star Wars related SJW written article that you’ll read at any point in the future.

SJW Amusingly Orders Backlashers, “Enough Is Enough”

Neil Harrington writes another ignorant piece at dorksideoftheforce.net entitled, Star Wars fans who like Star Wars: The Last Jedi aren’t real fans?

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He hasn’t showered in weeks.

In it he writes:

The backlash continues from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with fans of a galaxy far, far away drifting further and further apart as each day passes.

Talk to your peers.  They’ve been saying that the backlash doesn’t exist.  Boyega claims that it’s only six dudes.

Instead of using these differences to build a solid foundation of fandom, a sect of the fandom is destroying all George Lucas built.

No.  The SJW contagion within Lucasfilm is destroying all that George Lucas built.  The fans can’t be blamed for pointing out that they’re producing garbage.

Star Wars is meant to be an avenue of escapism. Fun. Adventure. Fantasy. Instead, it’s turned grown men into whining, little babies.

Frankly, with articles like yours, you appear to be one of the whiniest babies on the internet.

More than that, a substantial amount of verbal abuse continues to spew from the mouths, or keyboards, of fans towards Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy, especially.

Verbal abuse?  Or genuine criticism?  As a snowflake, can you distinguish between them?

This sort of behavior is unacceptable and needs to stop. Enough is enough.

It’s simply not your place to make these ridiculous proclamations, and of course, you have no authority to do so anyway.  People are free to react in most any manner they like, and of course ought to be.

Our friend Alex Damon from Star Wars Explained says it best in a recent tweet on what’s acceptable behavior and what’s not.

What I understand: Not being excited about an upcoming Star Wars project.

What I don’t understand: BEING FURIOUS ABOUT THAT STAR WARS PROJECT I KNOW ALMOST NOTHING ABOUT THAT NO ONE IS GOING TO FORCE ME TO EXPERIENCE ANYWAY.

— Star Wars Explained (@StarWarsExplain) April 26, 2018

Alex has his own problems with purely imaginary authority, and I’ve addressed that here.  But to his point here, the issue is far more complex than simply being furious about a Star Wars project that we know nothing about.  A great deal of the fury is in reaction to the misbehavioral antics of Lucasfilm representatives, and the utter trash they’ve produced thus far.

Honestly, that’s been the approach from the angry mob of Star Wars fans who are unhappy with the current direction of the Lucasfilm team.

No.  It hasn’t.  You’re making that up.

From observing social media, angry YouTube warriors, and the comments sections of a variety of venues; a substantial amount of people are not giving the new content a fighting chance — making up their minds before they even see it.

And others are basing their opinion on content that has already been released, such as Han’s adventures in baby sitting, or Lando admiring his own genitalia.

If that’s your fancy, so be it. But, the hatred spread throughout the galaxy should not be tolerated.

What shouldn’t be tolerated is the hatred within Lucasfilm for the fans, and media sycophants such yourself facilitating that and covering for it.

One YouTuber even stated that Kathleen Kennedy “earned that hate.” By hate, he means all of the complaints and criticism spewed by the current direction of the franchise.

Really? Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson have both earned all of this “hate”? Give me a break. No, they have not. Honestly, this approach is flat out offensive.

It may be offensive to you, and yet it’s true anyway.  Lucasfilm representatives like Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson prattle on about equal representation and gender equality, then go on to claim that “The Force is Female.”  They’ve inserted uneducated social justice lecturing into what was “meant to be an avenue of escapism. Fun. Adventure. Fantasy.”  That’s what’s genuinely offensive here.

If you don’t like the direction of the franchise, then don’t watch it. Or move on to some other source of entertainment that you enjoy. 

The box office for The Last Jedi, and the waning toy and merchandise sales demonstrate that many normal people are in fact doing just that.

I don’t understand creating YouTube channels, message boards, or websites with the sole purpose of expressing hatred.

Well that’s because you’re ignorant.  It’s called protest.  Certainly you SJWs know a thing or two about protest, don’t you?  It’s about either restoring the franchise to what it was before the social justice contagion infected it, or putting the franchise out of its misery.  Either would be acceptable at this point.

Expressing your concerns and criticism is one thing, but creating a community with a “what I don’t like” MO is a sad look and unhealthy for the entire fan base.

Yes, yes. Snowflake SJWs always find contrary opinions “unhealthy.”  Tough.  Go find a safe space.

What also gets my midichlorians boiling is others I’ve engaged with, even within our own comments section, who go as far to say that those who enjoyed the latest addition to the galaxy far, far away (like myself) are not real fans.

Really? Since when did you all become the police of who is allowed to be fans and who is not?

Maybe about the same time that you became the police of fandom reaction.  But honestly, who said this?  Can you provide direct linked quotes?

I have no qualms with those who dislike Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but I don’t understand the approach of rallying around to bash those who both created it and enjoy it. 

Let’s be absolutely crystal clear on something.  The current employees at Lucasfilm did not create it.

We need to do better as Star Wars fans (yes we are all fans even though we disagree) and as humanity in general.

I believe we will make great strides towards this goal if we discuss this issue in a civil manner and listen to one another – making progress towards a common ground of peace, inclusion, and reconciliation.

How about if we express our thoughts in any way we damn well please?  Particularly since we’re going to anyway.

Did it ever occur to you Neil, that as someone who enjoyed The Last Jedi, that you’re not even part of the equation here?  That you’re inserting yourself into a conversation between displeased fans and Lucasfilm, when you don’t really belong?

SC Reviews offers his own sensible perspective on Harrington’s article via Geeks + Gamers:

 

The Total Disregard For Lando Calrissian

Recently, I posted a great video from Tha Gospel According to Mark with a Cee, entitled Solo: A Star Wars story actress “breaks the glass ceiling”?  He comments on an article about Thandie Newton being cast in Solo Thandie Newton makes the following comment:

“J.J. Abrams really started the conversation by casting John Boyega [in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’],” Newton said. 

To which Mark responds in his video:

“This is the part where we’re going to act like Billy Dee Williams didn’t exist.  Right?  Billy Dee Williams.  This is unprecedented.  It’s never happened before, that black people have been cast in Star Wars.  There was no Billy Dee Williams.  There was no Samuel L. Jackson.  James Earl Jones didn’t voice Darth Vader.  Right?  That’s what you’re telling me?”

That really struck a chord with me, because one of the primary things I find so offensive about this whole affair with the current state of Lucasfilm, is their complete and total dismissal of Lando Clarissian.  The ridiculous performances that Lucasfilm reps put on as though they’re making great civil rights strides which were actually made 40 years ago are repulsive.  It disrespects not just the Lando Calrissian the character, but Billy Dee Williams the actor also.  Both the man and the character deserve their respect and recognition in Star Wars history and lore.

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Complex and charismatic.

Lando Calrissian is probably the most complex character in all of the films.  Certainly he’s far more compelling than any character in the Sequel Trilogy, including the white ones.

Many just see Lando as the man who betrayed Han.  But he’s far more complex than that.

Lando was a man who was caught between a rock and a hard place.  He didn’t have much of a choice, under the oppression of Darth Vader and the Empire.  He had few difficult choices to make, and none of the choices were good.  He hadn’t seen Han in probably years, so his primary concern at the time was the safety and security of the citizens in his Cloud City.

It’s likely that Lando may have discouraged Han from coming to Cloud City to begin with.  He had his Cloud Cars fire on the Falcon during their approach.  When Han landed and came out of the Falcon, Lando said, “You got a lot of nerve coming here.  After what you pulled.”  And then he waited.  Lando was probably hoping that the bad reception might make Han turn around and go somewhere else.  But Lando couldn’t keep up the charade for very long, without Vader and his troops becoming suspicious of Lando’s motivations.

It’s also worth noting, that the deal that Lando made with the Empire under duress, was not how the deal ended up turning out.  “I am altering the deal, pray I don’t alter it any further.”  Lando tried to save his friends and offer some push back, “that was never a part of this deal, nor was giving Han to this bounty hunter!”  But Lando could only do so much before the Sith Lord might start Force choking him.  Lando did the very best he could under difficult circumstances.

Ultimately Lando redeemed himself from an impossible scenario, and became a General in the Rebellion.  The rag tag Rebellion didn’t operate like a normal military force like the Empire.  They had to get recurits and leaders from wherever they could.  So Lando’s executive experience at Cloud City would have made him a natural choice as a general.

Unfortunately, the SJW activists at Lucasfilm are now turning Lando into a lounge lizard.

Thank goodness Billy Dee Williams hasn’t showed up in this Sequel Trilogy.  Who knows how they would humiliate him.

Are They Going To Portray Han Solo As The White Male Moron Cliche?

In the new footage from the Solo movie that was recently released, a particular comment from Emilia Clarke stood out to me:

“He does these stupid things, that should never work, and they do.  And he does it with bravado.” ~Emelia Clarke

To understand the point I’m attempting to make here, I think it’s important first to watch the following video to get some proper context:

This is a trend in pop culture that has been going on for some time.  The white male is doing something stupid, while the wife or girlfriend folds her arms, shakes her head, rolls her eyes, and acts mortified.  It’s become a cliche.

Mark Duffy from Digiday writes:

The objectification of women in advertising has been drastically reduced in the last 10 years, replaced by a wave of empowering “Femvertising.” And more and more brands are featuring gay and interracial couples in their ads. It’s a beautiful thing.

How about the white man as de facto dummy? Ha, yeah no. Sorry, no progress on your front, dudes.

In advertising, humor sells. Brands like to know that, at the very least, they’re making consumers laugh. Agencies like to make clients laugh because if they’re laughing, there’s a better chance that they’ll be buying.

But original ad humor takes talent and time. Well boo to that! Let’s go with the same tired linchpins we’ve been using for 50 years … one of which is the Stupid White Husband/Boyfriend/Man.

Despite the fact that Lord & Miller were rumored to have been fired for making the film too comical, how many times recently have we heard about how much comedy there will be in this film?

Will Emilia Clarke’s character be the woman folding her arms, shaking her head, and rolling her eyes at Han?

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The only straight white male that can exist in Lucasfilm’s SJW galaxy is a dumb one. Just ask General Hux.