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.

Freddie Prinze Jr. Convinced Me Not To Buy Rebels On DVD

I enjoyed David Filoni’s Clone Wars animated series immensely, and actually rewatch it from time to time.  The artwork is stunning and unparalleled.

I tried Rebels, but after the first few episodes, I just couldn’t get into it.  It was mainly because the Sabine character was just far too silly to me.  So I dropped out.

But since then, I’ve read a number of people who have generally good things to say about the series.  And since I’ve enjoyed David Filoni’s previous work on the Clone Wars, I thought I’d give REBELS a shot, and buy it on DVD.  I was about to change my mind on REBELS.

But that thought was cured instantly after I read the massively ignorant tweets of REBELS voice star, Freddie Prinze Jr.

It all started with Freddie Prinze Jr. tweeting a comment about how Pablo Hidalgo needs a raise, because someone complained to him that Alden Ehrenreich doesn’t look or sound anything like Harrison Ford:

Am I missing something here?  Was Pablo Hildago the casting director for Solo?  Why would he deserve a raise for this?  For being forced to consider the criticism?

But that’s not the comedy gold that changed my decision as to whether or not to purchase REBELS.  The conversation continued in that thread on Twitter, and then Freddie dropped this bomb:

Beyond the fashionably bigoted remark about white people that is all the rage among today’s SJW ignorati, what the hell is Freddie Prinze Jr. talking about?

Admittedly, I’m an out-of-shape average middle aged man myself, but I’ve never fantasized about Han giving me the Falcon.  Not once.  When I’ve thought about what a genuine Sequel Trilogy might look like, Han and the Falcon don’t show up at all.  In my mind, it would have been a new trilogy that wouldn’t try to ride on the coat tails of the Original Trilogy.  It would have all brand new ideas, and maybe include Luke Skywalker as an Obi-Wan type supporting character.  I never thought of Han giving the Falcon to….anyone.  30 years later, I figured the Falcon would be sitting in an intergalactic boneyard, having been towed away by a Corellian AAA long ago.

Has anyone fantasized about Han giving them the Falcon?  Anyone?

But beyond that, the fact that Freddie Prinze Jr. tells others to take joy in someone else’s pain and grief (whether real or imagined) tells you just about all you need to know about the SJW mentality at today’s Lucasfilm.

The conversation continued on Twitter, and a fan made the following perfectly rational comment in response:

To which Freddie Prinze Jr. stupidly replied:

Imagine pulling up at at a Burger King drive thru.  You order a Whopper, done your way, right away.  You pull up to the window, and the teenager hands you a chicken sandwich instead.  You complain, but the teenager shrugs his shoulders and tells you, “Burger King has a business plan and it’s working, so your opinion doesn’t matter.”  And then imagine that the teenager then proceeds to insult you with some adolescent body shaming and ageist slurs.  How likely would you be to frequent that business in the future, or recommend that others frequent that business?  Probably not very likely.

Only now, you’re getting this adolescent rant from a graying has-been tween beefcake, who really ought to know better at his age.

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Business Guru Freddie thinks that people will buy his ship no matter what.

It probably doesn’t occur to Freddie’s microscopic pea-brain, that the resorts he speaks of are largely sold out to the very average out-of-shape guys that he insults.  Average out-of-shape guys who bring their whole family.  And some of those average out-of-shape guys are even as lily white as Freddie himself appears to be.  Freddie might think that Lucasfilm is appealing to a new generation of kids.  But kids of any generation, don’t generally buy their own toys, or make their own reservations at resorts.  Kids generally tend to rely on their average out-of-shape parents to do that for them.  Of course, the average out-of-shape parents have to be willing.

The box office for The Last Jedi, and the waning toy and merchandise sales demonstrate that normal people are not frequenting the Star Wars franchise as often as they used to.  Lucasfilm can have the perfect business plan all they like, but it doesn’t amount to a hill of beans if people start walking away from their franchise.  And it appears that people are.

When I said that writing Lucasfilm and Hasbro wouldn’t work, I honestly wasn’t trying to be contrary or difficult.  This is the mentality that you’re fighting.  You’re writing to people who don’t care about your opinions.  So the only thing that might work, is to simply walk away from the franchise altogether and deprive Disney of revenue, and then sit back and watch what that does to their business model.

The only thing that stalker Freddie is slaying here is his own fading D-List celebrity.

Maybe Freddie needs to watch the following video:

 

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SC Reviews found some additional humdingers from Freddie:

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This gentleman has some great insight on this matter:

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Geeks + Gamers adds their own commentary:

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Another Response to Freddie from Abu Nas:

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World Class Bullshitters has their own say:

Get Ready For Animated Propaganda

StarWars.com puts out the following release:

This fall, welcome to the Resistance!

StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.

Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance — set in the time prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

The series was created by renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels); executive-produced by Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Justin Ridge (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels).

“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots” said Filoni. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”

Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD, said, “Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series. Star Wars Resistance will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters.”

In addition to Isaac and Christie, the voice cast includes actors Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Suzie McGrath (East Enders), Scott Lawrence (Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales), Jim Rash (Community), and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time).

The Clone Wars was great.  And people generally have some decent things to say about Rebels.  Overall, folks have a positive view of Filoni’s work.  So there’s a possibility that Resistance could be good.

However, it’s also possible that we’re going to be getting more political propaganda from Lucasfilm’s social justice activists.  Why do I suspect this?  Because the rhetoric they’ve chosen for this entire new vision of Star Wars is identical to their political rhetoric, which essentially is one and the same:

What are they resisting?  Trump’s agenda.  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.

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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?  Who is it that supports big government?

The moronic allegory that Lucasfilm’s uneducated political activists are attempting to concoct is beyond farce.

SJW Attempts To Shame Normal Person

Remember Neil Harrington?  He’s the wise sage from dorksideoftheforce.com who called for everyone in fandom to just get along.

What’s he doing now?  Well, he’s now got a new piece up at fansided entitled, Crybaby Star Wars fan’s boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story due to ‘feminazi agenda’ of Star Wars.

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Gee, I never read anyone refer to Backlashers as crybabies before.  How original.

In his article Neil comments on a very well articulated YouTube video which can be seen here:

Neil stupidly writes:

A crybaby, Star Wars fan is boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story for all the wrong reasons, proving once again how out of touch with reality some people genuinely are.

Let’s get something straight here.  SJWs are wholly unqualified to comment on the nature of reality.  This of course is because their modern ideology originally stumbled out of the LSD-laden piss holes of Woodstock back in the late 1960s.  So their entire ideology is founded on distortion of reality.  But Neil continues anyway.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is nearly a month away, and many Star Wars fans are excited about another film within a galaxy far, far away. Others, not so much — and that’s okay.

As long as they’re not interested in it for reasons that you approve of apparently.

Meanwhile, a Star Wars “YouTuber” is not happy with the direction of what he has termed “Disney’s Star Wars,” making a “look at me” video in response.

“Look at me” is the whole point of the video format.  It’s a visual medium at which people look.

Before I get started, I want to make something (kyber) crystal clear.

Self-appointed authority and massive stupidity always walks hand in hand.  It’s a universal constant.  How’s that for crystal clarity?

It’s perfectly acceptable to not like all of the Star Wars content. That’s not the point of this response, not in the slightest. It’s the reasonings and entitlement of some Star Wars fans, like this guy, that’s garnered this response.

So it’s perfectly acceptable to not like all of the Star Wars content, as long as people don’t like the content for reasonings that you approve of.  Got it.  Who exactly appointed you to make this determination for everyone else?

Honestly, the only people that I’ve seen express entitlement, are the SJWs who have been screaming their moronic demands for equal representation and gender equality to Disney ever since George Lucas sold his company.  Normal people were always perfectly fine with accepting whatever stories that George Lucas wanted to tell in whatever form they took, warts and all.

Also, his hateful remarks about women really got my Midichlorians boiling.

His hateful remarks about women are a figment of your imagination.  He never made any such “hateful” remarks.

Though, I have to admit, I’d be interested to see what happens to your blood boiling point when you read one of my “Vagi-Chlorian” comments.

Also, this particular fanboy is making all sorts of claims against Disney and its direction which are flat out wrong.

Actually, it’s your own comments that are flat out wrong.  And I’m happy to correct you.

Right off the bat, the camera angles and long, dramatic shots of Gabriel (the creator of this video) walking languidly up and down bleachers show what this video is really about. It’s about him. It’s not about presenting a topic of conversation or facilitating a civil debate. He wants us to look at him and, Gabriel, you’ve got your wish.

Well yeah.  He’s about to express his opinion.  So it is about him, and how he feels towards the Star Wars franchise.  What exactly is wrong with that?   I mean, besides nothing whatsoever.

“Never thought I’d say this, but I’m boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story. The only way to get Star Wars back to where it was, is to simply say. No.”

Cool, bro. You don’t have to see it. No one is “Forcing” you to do so.

He never claimed that anyone was forcing him to see the film.  So why would you respond to a comment that he never made?

“Disney continues to shove down their SJW feminazi agenda down our retinas.” 

You mean creating characters, such as Daisy Ridley’s Rey, meant to empower women is a bad thing? Women holding an equal place within the Star Wars universe is bad? I don’t know where you get your delusions, laser brain.

Well no.  He doesn’t mean that creating characters, such as Mary Sue Rey, meant to empower women is a bad thing.  That’s why the sentence that he actually spoke doesn’t contain those words in that order.  He also didn’t say that holding an equal place within the Star Wars universe is bad either.  That also is a fabrication of your own making.  So the reason that you don’t understand where he gets his “delusions,” is that you’re consistently responding to points that he’s not making.

Rather, what he did say instead, was that, “Disney continues to shove down their SJW feminazi agenda down our retinas.”  Pay particular note to how the sentence that you wrote, and the sentence that he spoke, contain different words.  This of course means that the two sentences contain different meanings and intent.

It’s always important to respond to what people actually say and write, rather than to respond to what you wish they had said and written, just because you have some well-rehearsed pre-fabricated counterpoint to recite.

Why would he even make such a comment when women have had an equal place in Star Wars from the very beginning, for 40 years now?

The real problem as I see it is that women, or more accurately feminists, are more equal than others in the current state of the franchise.  A great reason to abandon it for something else that SJWs will barnacle to in 40 years.

Gabriel even claims that he’s not sexist.

Um, yes you are. News flash: if you use the term “feminazi” you’re a sexist.

Um, no.  He isn’t.  News Flash: feminist ideology and the female gender are no longer inextricably linked in the 21st Century.  This of course is thanks to male progressives who now claim to be feminists.  So criticism of the pure idiocy of modern feminist ideology does not automatically translate into criticism of women.

The recent trend of inclusion within a galaxy far, far away is a necessity (true there is still room for improvement, but they’re moving in the right direction) and kudos to Kathleen Kennedy for embracing it. Speaking of which, he lets the President of Lucasfilm have it.

Recent trend?  Where have you uneducated SJWs been for the last 40 yearsAre you even remotely aware that it’s 2018, and not 1968?

He goes on to complain that Rey is powerful “without any training,” and that any character can now be powerful for no reason. You mean like Anakin Skywalker, who is mysteriously created by the Force?

Well no.  Anakin had a strong connection with the Force.  But he still received training from Obi-Wan.  That was the whole point of the Prequel Trilogy.  Anakin was Obi-Wan’s apprentice.  Have you watched the films?

A nobody, like Rey?

Ha!  Aren’t you going to be surprised when JJ Abrams retcons that in Episode IX and makes Rey Luke’s niece.

Or, Luke Skywalker, who was able to blow up the Death Star with five minutes of training with an aging Jedi?

Well that’s a pretty stupid argument.  Luke’s ability to blow up the Death Star had little to do with Jedi training.

Luke flew his T-16 back home on Tatooine through Beggar’s Canyon in which he shot womp rats which were about as big as the exhaust port on the Death Star.  That effectively acted as a real world simulation of the Death Star Run.  This was all stated by Luke during the presentation to the pilots showing them how to attack the Death Star.  Obi-Wan’s voice guided him through at the end, but primarily to encourage Luke to believe in his own abilities and experience.

Again, have you watched the films?

If you’re going to criticize Rey, then you have to slam the Skywalkers, too.

No, you don’t.  Not if you’ve actually watched all the films.

When we first meet Luke, he’s a naive inexperienced farm boy, who complains about wanting to hang out with friends, gets scolded by his Uncle, gets knocked unconscious by a Tusken Raider, gets pushed down in a bar by a drunkard, has to be defended by an elderly Jedi, gets insulted and his hand slapped by Han, gets insulted by Leia, gets mauled by a Wampa, gets shot down in his snowspeeder by an AT-AT, crash lands on a swamp planet, and gets his hand cut off during his very first lightsaber duel.

Not Rey though. She gets to skip the first phase of the hero’s journey so hear her roar! Somehow, she can pilot the Millennium Falcon and use a lightsaber all without any training at all. Sure she fumbles a bit getting the Falcon off the ground, but in only a couple of minutes, she’s evading Tie Fighters and deftly flying through the tight spaces of wrecked Star Destroyers. Not only is she Han Solo, but she’s Luke Skywalker too! Effectively fighting off a trained Knight of Ren, whatever that is, in her very first lightsaber battle. But don’t you dare question her girl power you misogynist, even though it doesn’t leave much left for Finn to shine with.

If your only criticisms are leveled at the female characters who receive the exact same character development as the male characters…that’s sexist.

They didn’t receive the exact same character development.  Watching the films makes this self evident.

He even claims Disney delayed the novel and Blu-ray release due to “plot holes” in The Last Jedi. Really, now? How did you get that insider information, Gabriel?

Reading the novels and comics is insider information now?  Anyone who can rub two brain cells together can see from the released material in novels and comics that they are being used to plug up what some call plot holes.  It’s transparent.

Don’t present opinion and conjecture as fact.

See the above linked facts.

The plans for both releases were well known before The Last Jedi premiered (we even wrote up an article on it); and before the complaints of some fans.

Great.  That doesn’t change the nature of the actual material within those releases.

Of course, Disney wants to make money. They only forked out $4 billion to buy the franchise. That does not mean that they aren’t committed to producing high-quality films or that they don’t care about the franchise whatsoever. If you don’t like the material, don’t buy it. You’re a real hero for doing your small part to take down Disney!

Well, that’s the real trick, isn’t it?  But let’s be perfectly honest here.  What you’re doing is attempting to shame this man into financially supporting a political agenda you approve of, and at the same time trying to discourage others from following in his footsteps.  You’re doing this, because you’re painfully aware that there aren’t enough of you SJW dimwits to financially support the franchise yourselves.

But, Gabriel’s complaint that Ehrenreich doesn’t sound or look anything like Harrison Ford, thus making him unworthy of being Han Solo, is ridiculous.

Far from being ridiculous, convincing the audience that Alden is Han Solo is the biggest challenge this film has.  One that could have been easily overcome by simply casting the right man.

Ron Howard has been very clear that he wasn’t looking for Ehrenreich to give his imitation of Ford, but present us with his own take on the character. He doesn’t have to sound or look exactly like Ford — Ehreinech needs to embrace his inner scoundrel.

Sure, Ron Howard has been very clear on that.  But it doesn’t matter if Ron Howard has been very clear on that.  What matters in the end, is how the audience perceives the work.

Last and certainly not least. The “boycott” on Solo: A Star Wars Story isn’t actually a boycott. Gabriel says that he might see it once it comes on Blu-ray DVD. So, how is that a boycott (you keep using that word but I don’t think it means what you think it means)? Your 11-minute video, Gabriel, has more plot holes than any movie you complained about.

The non-boycott “boycott” is proof that this Star Wars fanboy is out of touch with reality and displays, in a nutshell, all that’s wrong within the fanbase of a galaxy far, far away.

He’s not going to see it theatrically.  That’s a theatrical boycott.  So you shouldn’t be lecturing others about the definitions of words, when you yourself don’t understand the ones that you’re typing out.

Heck, it’s clear that you haven’t even watched the films, so you really shouldn’t be commenting on them very much at all.

But here’s the bottom line:

Normal people don’t organize boycotts in the same frenzied manner that SJW savages do.  Sure occasionally a few of the normals try to start a boycott when they’re passionate about something.  But generally speaking, normal people will simply shrug their shoulders, and walk away from the franchise.  No organizing will be necessary.  SJW politics will do all the heavy lifting in pushing normal people away from the franchise.

In fact, the box office and the waning merchandise and toy sales demonstrate that this has already begun.

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The talented filmmaker who created Gabriel’s video has posted his own response to Neil Harrington’s dorksideoftheforce.com article:

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The brilliant Ethan Van Sciver just took Harrington’s article on:

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Gabriel provides a follow up video:

UPDATE:

Jeremy from Geeks + Gamers adds his own commentary:

The Social Justice Repulsion Effect Takes Hold Of The Star Wars Franchise

SJW politics naturally destroys any cultural institution that it infects.  SJW ideology is quite literally a cultural cancer; a fact that is easily demonstrated.

We’ve seen that truth expressed in the lowest rated televised Oscars in history.  We’ve seen it in the waning sales of Marvel Comics, and the subsequent replacement of Marvel’s SJW Editor in Chief as a result.  We’ve seen it in the slide of NFL viewership, and the MLB replacing the NFL as America’s most popular sportWe’ve seen it in the decline of Sports Illustrated subscriptions.  We’ve seen it in the declining ratings of ESPN, which had to fire 100 employees as a result.  We’ve seen it in the plummeting ratings of Late Night talk shows which have taken to lecturing their audience rather than entertaining or enlightening them.  We’ve seen it in declining Box Office at the cinema which has also increasingly chosen to lecture its audience with deeply ignorant SJW politics.  Anyone who doubts that people in the American entertainment industry are political activists rather than artists, can read about how Hollywood screenwriters are now coaching progressive political candidates.  We’ve seen it in SJW controlled universities and colleges which are experiencing big drops in enrollment.  We’ve seen it in East Berliners risking their lives to cross the infamous Berlin Wall in an attempt to escape East Berlin.  We’ve seen it in the SJW controlled city of Detroit, from which so many people have fled that their downtown skyscrapers are abandoned.  We’ve seen it in the blue state of California, from which the middle class is fleeing.  We’ve seen it in nations like Venezuela where thousands of formerly well-to-do people are fleeing the disastrous effects of the nation’s newly formed leftist SJW government.

Wherever SJW politics are imposed, normal people will understandably flee.  It’s a universal constant both in the micro and in the macro.

And this isn’t just anecdotal hyperbole.  Matt Philbin from NewsBusters.org reports:

According to new data from a McLaughlin & Associates/Media Research Center national poll of 1,000 likely voters:

75% agree with the statement, “When I watch live sports or entertainment shows on television I am trying to get away from politics and do not want to be bombarded with partisan political messages.”

Given that normal people also sought to escape the same kinds of worthless cultural re-education in Soviet gulags, this should come as no surprise.

Since the SJW contagion has now metastasized within Lucasfilm, we can fully expect to see what I call the Social Justice Repulsion Effect happen with the Star Wars franchise as well.  In fact, it has already begun.

Martin Daubney of The Telegraph writes in an editorial entitled, Liberal identity politics has ruined Star Wars for the fanboys:

Has the peculiarly Earthling curse of liberal identity politics infected even galaxies far, far away? It would appear so, if a growing fanboy backlash to Star Wars: The Last Jedi is to be believed.

Since its release at the weekend, a remarkable gulf has emerged between professional critics and the general viewing public’s scoring of the movie – as illustrated by that modern barometer of movies, Rotten Tomatoes. On the review aggregation site, the professionals give the movie an impressive average score of 93pc; while fans score it a more Luke-warm 55pc.

What’s going on? It appears this huge discrepancy can be attributed not to its plot – described as “having more holes than a Swiss cheese that shared a wedding bed with a porcupine” – but a claim the movie is no more than “social justice warrior propaganda”.

In media land, one critic gushed The Last Jedi is “the most triumphantly feminist Star Wars movie yet,” concluding it a masterpiece that possesses a “celebratory inclusiveness that seems entirely in the Jedi spirit”.

The Last Jedi has also been heralded as the first Star Wars movie that passes the Bechdel Test, a rule of thumb that asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man.

This type of analysis isn’t new. Entire books have been written on the identity politics of Star Wars, pointing out that creator George Lucas once spoke of his duty to wield a “moral megaphone” in his filmmaking. “Somebody has to tell young people what we think is a good person,” he said.

However, some feel that, since Disney bought the rights to the Star Wars franchise, this moral megaphone has become deafening.

Analysis of user comments on Rotten Tomatoes is telling. While most lasers are locked on the flick’s “terrible plot holes”, its “un forgivable” treatment of Luke Skywalker, and it being “little more than a very long Disney advert vehicle to sell merchandise,” a large voice of dissent decries its use of identity politics as a serious Force of disgruntlement.

The comments are littered with one-star reviews that read, “Politically correct to the point of boredom”; “SJW propaganda” and “I’m frustrated that feminism and diversity have made their way into this film. This has ruined Star Wars for me as well as my kids. Keep liberalism out of it and stop ruining once good things”.

Certainly, watching the movie can feel like you’re playing identity politics bingo.

Perhaps these fanboys ought to get over themselves. It’s just a movie, after all.

But the truth is that identity politics is the kryptonite that saps the joy out of all it touches. How long before Harrison Ford comes out as Trans Solo? What price a zero-emissions Millennium Falcon? Will Jabba The Hutt be called out for “fat shaming” the obese?

Will any of this make the slightest difference one of the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time? Only time will tell, but for now a social media war is raging between critics and diehard fans, an increasing number of whom seem to be saying “dead to me, the franchise is”.

The truly amusing part of this whole biofeedback machine, is that the SJWs currently staffed within Lucasfilm will see the backlash as a great success.  SJWs will delude themselves into thinking that they’re pissing off all the right people.  Who are all the right people?  I have compiled the unabridged SJW gripe list and provide it here for your convenience:

“Deplorable rich intolerant bitter clinging hate-mongering war-mongering fear-mongering privileged middle-class micro-aggressing triggering patriarchal straight sexist misogynist cisgendered hetero-normative transphobic homophobic homogeneous hegemonic racist xenophobic jingoistic nativist tea-bagging redneck hillbilly reptilian-brained binary-thinking white supremacist euro-centric male Zionist Evangelical Christian Far-Right Extreme-Right Uber-Right Ultra-Right Alt-Right NeoCon so-called conservative Republican bourgeoisie capitalist colonialist imperialist fascists.”

Of course, none of that makes any kind of coherent sense, but that’s the inherent nature of the uneducated SJW mentality that normal people have to cope with.  They’re pre-programmed to involuntarily squawk these words in response to various stimuli without regard to what the words actually mean.  In any case, the above list represents how the SJW employees at Lucasfilm view every backlasher who writes a letter, posts a blog, or uploads a video in protest to their content.  Just ask them.  They’ll tell you, if they can bear to acknowledge your existence at all.  So they’re almost guaranteed to double down on social justice messaging.

Jack Kenrick from squawker.org also identifies this phenomenon in an article entitled, Star Wars Fans Seem To Hate The Last Jedi And SJW’s Couldn’t Be Happier About It.  In it he writes:

What’s been interesting to watch in the hours since its release, is that the general public seems to be finding this the most divisive Star Wars film yet. While almost universally lauded by professional pop culture and film critics alike. The Last Jedi is seemingly not doing quite as well with the average American moviegoer. A fact many Progressive types somehow seem to be actively celebrating as proof of their own moral superiority.

Case in point this article written for Wired magazine entitled, “The Last Jedi Will Bother Some People. Good.” In which writer Angela Watercutter not so subtly informs us all that “The movie isn’t here to Make the Galaxy Great Again.” We are are told that those who don’t like “diversity” should not see the film. Of course as is now standard practice for today’s modern liberals, by diversity they don’t mean a variety of thought but rather simply superficial differences in skin color. None of this is too surprising however when you consider the original title of the now modified story was actually, “The Last Jedi Will Be To Inclusive for Some People. Good.”

It would seem that the average moviegoer doesn’t appreciate an obviously politicized half hours worth of pointless subplot. Which is frustratingly what the film provides, as almost the entirety of the genuinely forced “Progressive” parts of the movie take place in an oddly out of place subplot, that ultimately feels like it lacks any real purpose beyond simply pleasing SJW types. 

UPDATE:

Immediately upon publishing this blog post, I discovered that SC Reviews was discussing another article that echoes many of the same things I’ve been writing about on this blog.  Paul Cheung writes an article at fee.org entitled, “The Last Jedi” and the Politicization of Storytelling.  In it, he writes:

Has identity politics created a dilemma for the Disney Empire?

There’s been a disturbance in the franchise: Ambivalence, rather than anticipation, has characterized the online response to Disney’s announcement of the deluge of new Star Wars projects we are to be saturated with over the next several years. And while the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story (scheduled for May) was expected to be received with some misgiving, many fans are actively rooting for it to flop.

There’s already an over-abundance of online rants analyzing The Last Jedi’s shortcomings as a piece of entertainment. But it is in the realm of the ideas where the division between critics and audiences is most stark. Dozens of articles praise the film’s perceived socio-political commentary while countless viewers decry it for the very same reason.

One reason is that archetypes and the mythic storytelling form never lose relevance. They are timeless and universal. By contrast, loading a film with political messaging for 2018, using it as a vessel to comment on current events, makes its relevance transient. Ironically, Johnson’s attempt to “update” the saga is precisely what caused his entry to feel dated at an accelerated pace.

And it isn’t just the film’s detractors who observe the current American political climate’s bearing on the way it was written. GQ UK gleefully claims “The Last Jedi takes on Trump”. Other articles, such as these in The Independent, The Guardian, and Wired, insinuate that anyone not on board is an “alt-right” hater of diversity.

While the controversy may appear to be an inordinate fuss over “light entertainment,” Star Wars (whether by chance or intention) has come to represent something far more significant than that.

Throughout history, stories have functioned as one of the most effective societal-shaping tools. The themes, ideals, and values communicated in stories have simultaneously reflected and molded the cultures which produced them. This is what Victor Hugo was alluding to when he wrote, “England has two books: the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare, but the Bible made England.”

Descriptions of Star Wars as “generation-defining” are also allusions to the power of stories to shape who we are. And therein lies the problem: Johnson’s work, while managing to imitate the aesthetic of Star Wars (stormtroopers, lightsabers, etc.) is a hollow husk bearing only surface similarity to its parent material. Its shallow identity politics reflect a cultural hegemony adrift from deeper moorings.

Such an incoherent set of half-baked ideas wouldn’t matter if not for the fact that they are being propagated on an industrial scale, becoming almost ubiquitous in U.S. and UK entertainment.

In a scene in The Last Jedi which practically invites the type of historical parallelism above, there’s an attempted book-burning (ignited by Yoda, no less) broadcasting the film’s overarching theme of abandoning the past.

“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to,” Kylo urges Rey, even as Johnson urges the audience to “let the past die” so that we can embrace his Star Wars and, at a broader cultural level, the ideas his film promulgates.

With the backlash to The Last Jedi, the values in the background of Johnson’s film have been inadvertently thrust into the spotlight, exposing greater popular discomfort with them than anyone anticipated.

UPDATE:

SC Reviews offers his own perspective on the Telegraph article:

Is Disney/Lucasfilm Slut Shaming Princess Leia?

A reader of this blog going by the handle Toki posted an interesting comment that I thought might be worth further exploration.  He wrote:

“I fail to see what is wrong with a golden bikini when feminists claim that slut shaming is wrong and that sluts should be praised for their nasty sluttiness.”

For those who may not know, an explanation of slut shaming may be in order.  According to SJW ideology, shaming sluts is improper and even immoral.  Finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com provides a definition:

Short answer: Slut-shaming, also known as slut-bashing, is the idea of shaming and/or attacking a woman or a girl for being sexual, having one or more sexual partners, acknowledging sexual feelings, and/or acting on sexual feelings. Furthermore, it’s “about the implication that if a woman has sex that traditional society disapproves of, she should feel guilty and inferior” (Alon Levy, Slut Shaming). It is damaging not only to the girls and women targeted, but to women in general an society as a whole. It should be noted that slut-shaming can occur even if the term “slut” itself is not used.

Generally speaking, this includes criticism of women who dress provocatively.  The feminist believes that criticizing women who dress provocatively amounts to a suggestion that women take precautions to prevent themselves from being raped, which is also improper.  The Washington Post writes:

“The idea that women’s clothing has some bearing on whether they will be raped is a dangerous myth feminists have tried to debunk for decades.”

To counter this cultural sin, feminists routinely organize SlutWalks during which feminists march while scantily clad, in an effort to make a statement to would-be rapists that their chosen lifestyle will not be hampered by them, or slut shamers.

So it’s interesting to apply this concept to Princess Leia’s infamous gold bikini, and how feminists react to it.  Here’s a sampling of statements from some articles that I’ve discussed here already:

“In many ways the female power of The Last Jedi feels like a fitting tribute to the late Fisher, the fearless and unapologetically feminist Force of Star Wars. It may have taken four decades, and one infamous gold bikini, but women are finally running the galaxy far, far away.” ~Crystal Bell, mtv.com

“Although Leia has long been a feminist icon, Star Wars hasn’t always had the best track record with its portrayal of women. Both its original and prequel trilogies had few speaking female roles and only one female lead each. Those female roles were often overly sexualized (like Leia in the metal bikini) or criminally underdeveloped (that Natalie Portman’s Padmé dies of a “broken heart” at the end of Revenge of the Sith is a sin on par with Jar Jar Binks).” ~Kelly Lawler, USA Today

“Yes, fangirls had Leia, a Rebel leader and sharpshooter with an even sharper tongue. But she was also dressed in a gratuitous gold bikini for a chunk of the third film.” ~Nicole Lyn Pesce, Moneyish.com

“The original Star Wars trilogy featured one awesome female character, but she was reduced to a bikini-wearing slave in Episode VI and she never got to talk substantively to another woman (unless she had an off-screen chat with ill-fated, green dancer Oola).” ~Rosie Fletcher, Digital Spy

“Female role models were limited to Leia, a princess who began as a rebel with a blaster but was reduced to a pinup by the gold bikini slave costume Carrie Fisher eventually admitted was not her choice.” ~Tracy King, NewStatesman.com

“It may have taken four decades, and one infamous gold bikini, but women are finally running the galaxy far, far away.” ~Crystal Bell, mtv.com

“Princess Leia’s (Carrie Fisher) gold bikini in The Return Of The Jedi has been credited with the sexual awakening of an entire generation of Ross Gellars men. 

“The fact that Rey highlights Kylo’s lack of a shirt only cements its importance as a marker of the female gaze, our very own Princess Leia in the gold bikini moment.” ~Anne Cohen, refinery29.com

“It’s light-years ahead of how sexualised women were in previous Star Wars movies, be it Carrie Fisher’s infamous metal bikini in Return of the Jedi or Natalie Portman’s many pointlessly midriff-bearing outfits in Attack of the Clones.” ~Ben Mack, villainesse.com

“That brings us to the worst of the worst: Return of the Jedi. I could go on for a millennium about everything wrong with the gold bikini, from how it was used to silence both Carrie and Leia, to how it poisoned relations between Star Wars and its female fans for years to come by attempting to brand it a boys’ story.” ~Kimberly Teraski, themarysue.com

It’s a testament to Carrie Fisher that people are still obsessing over the gold bikini that she wore for a portion of one Act in one film 35 years ago.  Heck, Melissa Leon from The Daily Beast wrote an entire article devoted solely to asking if it was time to retire Leia’s gold bikini, not realizing that film is forever.

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The horror…

But what’s interesting to note here, is how the very feminists who partake in SlutWalks and decry slut shaming and criticism of provocative dress choices, are committing the very same sins that they accuse everyone else around them of committing when writing critically of Leia’s gold bikini.

What’s also interesting is that many of these feminists seem to be under the delusion that Princess Leia pranced around throughout the entire Original Trilogy wearing nothing but a gold bikini, which suggests that these feminists have never actually watched the films.  I have to wonder if they’ve been watching Star Wars burlesque instead, which burlesque dancers will tell you is empowering to women:

These feminists also seem to be either unaware of, or unable to process, the real context of the gold bikini. Feminists erroneously think that the gold bikini was there solely to sexualize the Leia character and to draw the male gaze.  But they’re wrong.

The gold bikini was of course a reflection on the gangster Jabba the Hutt who forced Leia to wear it while he held her in captivity.  That made the gangster all the more slimy.  Your gangster character won’t be very threatening or imposing, if he’s concerned with things like equal representation and gender equality.  Leia even strangles the male gangster with the very chains he held her captive with, while in the very bikini that he forced her to wear.  It doesn’t get more feminist than that.

But it appears that Disney/Lucasfilm may be listening to these SJW busybodies anyway.

Patrick Sklar of escapistmagazine.com reported:

Artist for Marvel, J. Scott Campbell, said on Facebook that sexy depictions of Leia in comics are discouraged. “Disney is already well on its way to wiping out the “slave” outfit from any future products period. You will NOT see any future merchandising featuring the slave outfit ever again. Trust me,” he went on.

Mathew Jacobs reported more of Campbell’s comments at the Huffington Post:

“We can’t even draw Leia in a sexy pose at Marvel, let alone in that outfit!” Campbell wrote. “We also had a 3-D SL statue killed at a major manufacturer because there will no longer be any SL merchandise.” (“SL” means Slave Leia.)

Mike Sampson reported more of Campbell’s comments at screencrush.com:

Daisy Ridley won’t have to fight against anything. Disney is already well on it’s way to wiping out the “slave” outfit from any future products period. You will NOT see and future merchandising featuring the slave outfit ever again. Trust me […] I’ve heard it from two sources. 

Campbell responded with a tweet:

For the record, I didn’t say this with any authority, I simply mentioned it seemed to be the case: https://t.co/uK49cpibn0 #ComicGate

— J. Scott Campbell (@JScottCampbell) November 3, 2015

Well, that was in 2015.  How much Slave Leia merchandise have we seen released since then?

Some have argued that distancing the franchise from Leia’s gold bikini somehow makes Star Wars more inclusive to women.  But then, did the decades worth of female cosplayers who have cheerfully donned the infamous gold bikini at conventions ever feel excluded?  I’m not sure that anyone has bothered to ask them.

What makes all of this even more intriguing when examining SJW psychopathology, is that many of these very same feminists are joyfully gawking at Kylo Ren’s bare naked pectorals.  It would be simply fascinating to read one of these feminists attempt to reconcile all of this.

The Nightmare Will Never End

Thought you might just wait it out till after Episode IX, hoping that maybe someone would replace Kathleen Kennedy and return the franchise to form after the silly Sequel Trilogy?

Oh, you poor fool.

Back on November 3rd, 2017, Gael Fashingbauer Cooper of C-Net wrote an article entitled, Star Wars won’t end with Episode IX: More stories coming.

In it, she reports on a statement from Kathleen Kennedy:

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told “The Star Wars Show” that plans are already being made to keep the saga’s galaxy busy for years to come.

“We’re talking about the next 10 years of Star Wars stories, and we’re looking at, narratively, where that might go,” Kennedy said. “Future stories beyond ‘Episode IX’ with these new characters: Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8 — but we’re also looking at working with people who are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places we haven’t been yet.”

Kennedy also praised “Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson. “He’s such a huge fan,” she said, “and I think he’s doing an exceptional job of taking these new characters and some of the legacy characters and moving us to this next place.”

Do you know what this means?

This means that potentially, Rey, Poe, Finn, and BB-8 will be the faces of the Star Wars franchise for the next decade or more.

Enjoy!

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Maybe Kathleen Kennedy will be Force sensitive in her own special trilogy.

Almost 8 Seasons Of Clone Wars Recorded

The Clone Wars television series generally received both critical and fan praise.  So what do you do when you become President of Lucasfilm under Disney?  Cancel it of course.

However, it appears that prior to cancellation, Lucasfilm had recorded audio for almost 8 seasons of the show.

Merrile Kohout from Fansided reports:

But here’s the real heard hitting fact from this interview: there were almost eight seasons of Clone Wars recorded! For those of you who hard die-hard fans like myself, this news is just devastating. There are two seasons of animated goodness that we the loyal, devoted following of this series have not been given the privilege of viewing.

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Too good to continue on with Disney.

The Last Jedi’s Russian Bots Explained

Nobody wants to know this stuff.  It’s exhausting.  But somebody has to put it out there for folks who are having a difficult time understanding the direction that Disney is taking with Star Wars.

So to start, I’ll briefly lay out the basic story.  Feel free to jump below the picture of Hux if you’re already familiar with this.

i09 reports on a purported Russian Bot campaign to keep the Hux character alive through all three Sequel Trilogy films coordinating around the hashtag #HuxLive:

There’s a peculiar moment featured in Anthony Wonke’s 90-minute Star Wars documentary The Director and the Jedi, which is now available to watch on the digital release of The Last Jedi. According to Film School Rejects, it includes a moment where Johnson—at a production meeting—discusses a Russian attempt to influence the film with a social media campaign. Yes, really.

What did they want? For General Hux to survive the trilogy.

“It’s amazing,” Johnson said during a production meeting. “There’s a coordinated effort by these Russian accounts. Hundreds of them.”

A coordinated effort, which included hashtags like #HuxLive, urged Lucasfilm and Disney to keep Hux alive through all three films. Johnson didn’t really know why Russian bots were so eager for General Hux to survive, though some speculate it’s because of how they idolize authoritarian regimes.

The favored theory seems to point to a love of authoritarian regimes:

Russian accounts flooded Johnson’s mentions early in the production to ensure that their favorite oppressor made it through the new trilogy. Why the Russians bots love Hux is clear now — they are way into authoritarian regimes.

Russian bot accounts have a hard-on for authoritarian quasi-fascist regimes, so clearly trying to keep General Hux in Star Wars was on their priority list.

Keep in mind here, there’s no evidence that these Russian bots love authoritarian regimes.  Maybe they just like the Hux character or actor, or are simply trying to agitate Americans on a variety of cultural fronts.

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“Everything new is well forgotten old.” ~Russian Proverb

Here’s the explanation.

Now, I was originally going to pass on this story.  To the uninitiated, this all seems like tin foil hatted conspiratorial claptrap.  But then my own initial suspicions were independently confirmed by two separate sources.

I genuinely empathize with SC and Jeremy.  I don’t know either of them personally, but from their YouTube videos, they both come across as great guys who just like to enjoy pop culture, and movies, and video games, and just have fun with that stuff.  Neither of them seem particularly interested in SJW politics, and seriously, who could blame them?  So when they’re suddenly confronted with the bizarre nature of SJW thought and behavior, they’re understandably confused and flabbergasted.

Unless a person pays close attention to the narrative that SJW politics pushes, which is a tedious task, that person will be unprepared for just how deep the rabbit hole goes with SJW psychopathology.  This is an attempt to explain the thought process of the SJW narrative here to those who prefer common sense and logic.

First, it’s important to understand that the SJW narrative and reality are two entirely different and separate things.  The two never intersect.

Second, yes, this is all about Trump because remember, these people are political activists first and foremost, with genuine art being only a very distant secondary concern.

With that in mind, this all  begins and ends with Trump.  According to the SJW narrative, Russian Bots hacked Facebook advertising to promote Trump’s candidacy during the U.S. Presidential election.  This was just one small story, in the much larger Trump/Russia Collusion narrative.  For those who might not know, the SJW narrative contends that Trump colluded with Russia in an effort to sway the results of the 2016 Presidential election in Trump’s favor.

So the activists who produced The Last Jedi are pushing this Russian bot story in an effort to say, “See, the same Russian Bots that helped Trump win the election, tried to help this authoritarian/fascist character.  The bots like this authoritarian/fascist character, in the same way that they like authoritarian/fascist Trump.”  They seek to fabricate this connection through popular culture.  A connection between the Trump Administration and the First Order (The Empire).  They want fans to make an association between the two.  Remember, SJWs routinely refer to Trump as a fascist, not having any understanding of what genuine fascism actually is.

That’s the SJW narrative.  Now for reality.

The Trump/Russia collusion investigation has been going on for 14 months, and as of this writing, there is zero evidence that any Trump/Russia collusion took place.  It’s a witch hunt intended to fish for any evidence of any wrong doing of any kind.  Some will say, “Sure, of course Republicans would say that there isn’t any evidence of collusion.”  But it’s important to remember that many Republicans don’t like Trump either.

There’s an adage that says whenever leftists accuse their political opponents of something, the accusing leftists themselves are guilty of that very something.  It’s a fairly consistent phenomenon.  Not only is there no evidence of Trump/Russia collusion, but there actually is evidence of Democrat/Clinton/Russia collusion instead.  So continuing the false Trump/Russia collusion narrative helps to obfuscate and direct attention away from that.

The Russian bots on Facebook focused on polarizing issues, and exploited racial and religious divisions (just like SJWs do), in an effort to create general chaos rather than support one candidate or the other.  The Russians sought to undermine confidence in the legitimacy of the election, and in turn undermine the President’s mandate to govern, whomever that President turned out to be.  And domestic leftists in the United States, like The Last Jedi cast and crew, and some SJW fans, are all too eager to be the Russian’s useful idiots in the effort.

Brian Lloyd confirms SJW thinking in his own Last Jedi bot story at entertainment.ie where he mindlessly wrote:

From spreading fake news and helping to cloud reality further with the likes of Donald Trump, it’s pretty serious stuff. It’s been deployed to help Donald Trump win the Presidency, discredit critics of Vladimir Putin – and, apparently, keep Domhnall Gleeson in a job.

Even though, the bots were ultimately found to have no effect on the election whatsoever.

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It’s the power of colluuuuuuuuuuuuuusion.

But who’s side are the Russians really on?

American leftist politicians and activists routinely use quasi-Soviet rhetoric.  SJWs writing articles use the same language.  The SJW’s openly stated beliefs which are wholly Marxist/communist in their nature, are now taught in schools and universities.   And those institutions are now run mostly by SJW freaks.  SJWs like to stupidly carry the old Soviet flag.  It is known that American leftist officials actively worked to sway the elections of foreign nations.    Famous lefty icon Teddy Kennedy asked the Soviets to interfere in Reagans’ re-election.  Vladimir Putin himself, is ex-KGB.  So you have to ask yourself, who is it that the Russians would be more inclined to side with?  Republican Trump, or socialist Democrats?

Although, American SJWs should be warned of what happens to children who play communist revolutionary, shortly after the revolution is won.  It’s unfortunate that leftist SJWs are so hopelessly uneducated, but I digress.

The main point here is that the cast and crew of The Last Jedi and other Disney/Lucasfilm productions are political activists pushing a political narrative, they are not artists telling stories.

We had to read Rogue One screenwriter Chris Weitz tweet, “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization,” after the fabricated black stormtrooper controversy in TFA.

We had to sit through Rose Tico lecturing us on social justice nonsense in the dialogue of the movie itself.

And the whole SJW activism mentality persists in the deleted Southern stereotype stormtrooper sequence, which I’ll discuss in a future post.

SJW propaganda is in the movies, it’s in the novels, it’s in the comics, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be laid real thick in Episode IX.

Bob Iger In Deep Bantha Poodoo?

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A-OK with social justice silliness.

Geeks and Gamers reports on a story from CNBC:

The article is entitled, Disney shareholders vote against CEO Iger’s pay package.

It states that:

Walt Disney Co shareholders rejected an executive compensation plan that could reward Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger with up to $48.5 million a year over four years plus an equity grant worth about $100 million, in a non-binding vote on Thursday.

Fifty-two percent of shareholders voted against Disney’s compensation plan for Iger and other executives, the company said at its annual shareholder meeting in Houston. Forty-four percent cast ballots in favor and 4 percent abstained.

It is unusual for shareholders to vote against executive compensation. Just 1.2 percent of S&P 500 companies failed to win majority support for their advisory pay resolutions in 2017, according to ISS Analytics.

This could all easily be part of the normal negotiation process when it comes to CEOs at this level, as the article also states:

Iger’s continuation as chief executive is imperative in light of the planned Fox acquisition, Lewis said, noting that total shareholder return has more than quadrupled over Iger’s tenure.

However, Geeks and Gamers also points to another video, in which a dissatisfied shareholder confronts Iger over the SJW messaging in ESPN and other media platforms:

One wonders how many other shareholders hold this opinion, given the vote against Iger’s compensation package.  Clearly Star Wars under the Disney banner has SJW propaganda problems as well, and therefore may factor into shareholder displeasure.  Of course, the two could just as easily be unconnected.  Iger’s planned retirement in 2019 could also be factor in this vote.  Then again, Iger could just be floating the idea of his retirement to raise the cost of keeping him around for the FOX acquisition.

But what is disturbing in the shareholder confrontation of Iger, is the general sense that Iger is perfectly okay with the SJW activism in these properties.  That’s a serious problem.

At this point, I would suggest, that the shareholders at Disney are the people who should be written to, since they seem to have real power.  If anyone has their contact info, I’ll be happy to post it on this blog.