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.
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 activists, men 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 Backlash. When 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.
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
“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.
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.