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Thursday, December 21, 2017

The SJW perspective

I'm linking this The Last Jedi review by an SJW so everyone understands that SJWs really do get off on destroying what you love. They're not stupid, they're not clueless, they are literally unrestrained evil.
The Force doesn’t really care who you are. Nobody is the chosen one. Concepts like Destiny and Mysticism are hubris. Legends are problematic. The cycle of the empire vs the rebellion repeats in the first order vs the resistance and the ideologies of both sides are inherently flawed. It’s a machine. And the only way to be free is not to join. The past must be destroyed. The Jedi must end. We have to stop fighting what we hate and start saving what we love.

My favorite scene in the entire film is when Luke takes a torch to the Jedi Tree because he’s going to finally burn it all down. He’s going to burn the Jedi texts and end it. Then he hesitates. So Yoda appears as a force ghosts and does it for him. Yoda basically tells Luke to stop being so dramatic. Even in his attempt to hide from the past and close himself off from the Force, Luke is deifying the Jedi order. And Yoda tells him straight. None of this is really important. And then in a sublime moment commiserates with this former padawan by reminding him that when you’re a teacher, you’re agreeing to be the thing that your students move beyond. You get left behind, that’s part of the deal. Woof!

I mean, how great is that moment?

So yeah, when a movie takes the concepts that have been central to Star Wars and tears them down some people are going to react badly. I get that.

But God, how I loved it.
They don't "miss opportunities." They don't "fail to understand." They don't "just not get it." They genuinely live to shit on you, your values, your morals, your faith, your culture, and your children. They are purely destructive and there is no place in any civilized society for them.

And they know it, which is why they derive pleasure from tearing civilization down.

They are the rejected Muslim suitors throwing acid in the faces of the girls who rejected them. They are the gammas muttering spitefully about sexual proclivities of the pretty cheerleaders and ponytailed soccer players whom they will never attract. They are cowards insistent that not only are there no heroes, but that heroism is impossible.

This is all you really need to know about SJWs: "The only way to be free is not to join. The past must be destroyed."

The negation of all that is beautiful, good, and true is the heart of the SJW.

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Blogger Gordon Scott December 21, 2017 1:09 PM  

They are the leech clinging to and sucking the blood from happy, successful people.

Blogger Ronin F9 December 21, 2017 1:10 PM  


The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace of the Underman

Blogger Al December 21, 2017 1:11 PM  

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Blogger Al December 21, 2017 1:13 PM  

And as the nihilists SJWs are, they'll continue to destroy until they're stopped; forcefully and brutally stopped. When will it happen?

Blogger Shimshon December 21, 2017 1:15 PM  

"And I can’t wait to see it again."

SJWAL.

Anonymous Looking Glass December 21, 2017 1:15 PM  

People that value nothing are of no value to civilization. The logical end is extremely clear when put in that context. There's a reason Vox talks about inevitability.

Anonymous Chris December 21, 2017 1:19 PM  

They're the abhumans dancing gleefully around the burning wreckage of human civilization...before they're slaughtered by their masters who rule over a dark, empty world, the work of their lessers finally complete.

Anonymous Battlefrog December 21, 2017 1:21 PM  

I'm gonna use this as an opportunity to shill for Nick J. Fuente's great hour long review of the movie. This kid is doing good stuff.

America First with NJF - Disney Rapes Star Wars

Blogger Resident Moron™ December 21, 2017 1:22 PM  

I remember being a punk in my teen years, somewhere between 15 and 17.

I remember all the talk about anarchy, about the police in their uniforms, the business people in their uniforms, the school kids in their uniforms.

I remember looking around at my punk friends one day and thinking, I'm wearing the uniform of a non-uniformist.

The SJW don't want to join, he says.

He just expects everyone else to join him, dress like him, talk like him, think like him, like like him.

40 years after seeing his first Star Wars movie he still has the same delusion I gave up 40 years ago.

Blogger Underdog December 21, 2017 1:23 PM  

They truly the darkside. They are all about hate and anger. It may be an accident; however notice how they always go after the padawans or younglings. They slaughter or subvert them. The next generation is their ultimate fear and will be their undoing.

They don’t procrete or create. Their only chance is to turn our children to the darkside.

Hold your offspring close. Teach them the truth without any softening or mercy. As we do that the SJW will die out.

Look what they did to Luke. It signals their greatest fear. 1. He didn’t stay in the fight. 2. He didn’t train the next generation.

Semper Fi you glorious bastards.

Anonymous MaskettaMan December 21, 2017 1:25 PM  

The third season of House of Cards made this clear to me. When somebody is too weak, lacks the vision, lacks the will, etc. to create something... They can derive meaning and a sense of power through destroying what others have built.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab December 21, 2017 1:28 PM  

Tough call, cheerleaders or ponytailed girl athletes? I say cheerleader because they're more flexible. But I like the soccer player too. I couldn't decide in the end and married a girl who was both.

Wait, are the merits of cheerleaders vs girl soccer players on topic?

Anonymous karsten December 21, 2017 1:30 PM  

I have never agreed with a comment more in my life.

Anonymous karsten December 21, 2017 1:31 PM  

(The accuracy of the original post, that is.)

Blogger Gifford Pinchot December 21, 2017 1:34 PM  

"When we win , do not forget that these people want you broke, dead, your kids raped and brainwashed and they think it's funny" - Sam Hyde

Anonymous Opus December 21, 2017 1:34 PM  

Is this not the same ending that Ricahrd Wagner provided for Gotterdamerung?

Blogger Michael Neal December 21, 2017 1:35 PM  

One bonus could be that people stop trying to find spirituality in Star Wars movies and focus on God instead.

Blogger Gunnar von Cowtown December 21, 2017 1:35 PM  

"Legends are problematic."

Oh, for fuck's sake.

Blogger Elder Son December 21, 2017 1:35 PM  

People that value nothing are of no value to civilization.

They value the uniformity of darkness. They are the devils children. And they are, true believers. So, they have that going for them.

But hey, at least the children of the light have the rapture going for them!

Anonymous karsten December 21, 2017 1:37 PM  

In Last Jedi, they did to Star Wars what they have been doing to opera (esp. Wagner productions), to art, to architecture, to music, to literature -- everything, for the past century.

The wonder is that it took this long for one of them to get in a position to be able to do it.

Culture of critique indeed -- even more, a culture of debasement, a culture of contamination.

Anonymous TheDarkWizard December 21, 2017 1:37 PM  

My decision not to see The Last Jedi was not based on the bad reviews but the good ones. They were all some version of that. Tells us what we need to know.

Anonymous DissidentRight December 21, 2017 1:41 PM  

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/23/25843284_1bcb4c7e4f.jpg
Physiognomy strikes again.

Anonymous Looking Glass December 21, 2017 1:41 PM  

@11 Brick Hardslab

Pony-tailed soccer player. More stamina.

Wait, what was the question?

Blogger Chris Lutz December 21, 2017 1:44 PM  

We have to stop fighting what we hate and start saving what we love.

Except for Star Wars. You must allows us to destroy what you love about that.

Blogger Akulkis December 21, 2017 1:46 PM  

@ Resident Moron

Mad Magazine made that exact same point (most non-conformists are merely conforming to column B rather than column A), by listing the tastes and preferences of "Conformists", "Non-Conformists" (who merely confirm to some other standard), as opposed to the "Mad Non-Conformists" whose tastes and preferences are totally bizarre and/or deeply obscure.

Eg Music
Conformist: Pat Boone
Non-Conformists: Jazz
Mad Non-Conformist: Mongolian throat yodelling.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 21, 2017 1:49 PM  

"In Last Jedi, they did to Star Wars what they have been doing to opera (esp. Wagner productions)"

Incidentally, I understand that Nietzsche and Wagner got along quite well.

Taking a shot at Nietzsche would just be asking for it, since his ideology is the bloodthirsty antithesis of theirs. So, of course they go after Wagner first. Craven all the way.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 21, 2017 1:57 PM  

I always did hate Jazz, and I played in a Jazz band for a couple of years in high school.

Jazz: "We're so good, we break all the rules!" Yeah, no, Abaddon take you and everything that ever contributed to that thought process -- give unto Caesar what is Caesar's. Either give me a better thesis, or prepare to be subjected to this one, and burn baby burn.

Blogger Yakov Merkin December 21, 2017 1:58 PM  

This movie just gets worse and worse the more you think about it. And that's already starting from "it's bad."

Blogger Electron.nick December 21, 2017 1:58 PM  

I think this is my favourite review of The Last Jedi. Warning for rude words, though

https://youtu.be/R0QPCS4a84k

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 21, 2017 1:58 PM  

Even I have to admit that Jazz has its charms compared to rap though.

Blogger Ingot9455 December 21, 2017 2:05 PM  

What's so horrible to me is that the more I hear about this abortion the more I realize how easy it would have been to write this movie great, even given what went before.

Anonymous JAG December 21, 2017 2:14 PM  

And then in a sublime moment commiserates with this former padawan by reminding him that when you’re a teacher, you’re agreeing to be the thing that your students move beyond. You get left behind, that’s part of the deal. Woof!

I mean, how great is that moment?


tl;dr "In the current year..."

Blogger tublecane December 21, 2017 2:14 PM  

"The cycle of the empire versus the rebellion"

That's only a cycle because the new series of movies deliberately apes the original series, for fear of repeating the mistakes of the prequel series. (Which weren't bad because they eschewed the Good Guys=rebels/Bad Guys=Empire format, but for a myriad of other reasons.)

There was no cycle of republic to empire to republic to empire implies by previous Star Wars movies, to my mind. The only cycle I remember is the one about there always being two Siths, a master and an apprentice, and that the apprentice always overthrows his master to become the new master. This cycle was supposedly broken when Darth Vader killed the Emperor and died himself.

Of course, that was more a prequel thing. The original series had Vader asking Luke to join him and overthrow the Emperor. The Emperor wanted Luke to kill Vader in Return of the Jedi maybe because he was afraid of Vader conspiring against him; I don't know. But the cycle is at most implied in the original series and spelled out by Yoda in one of the prequels.

Nothing like that exists for rebellions and empires. The Old Republic, as maintained by the Jedi Order, supposedly lasted for a thousand generations. Or a thousand years, I forget which. For a long time, anyway. The Empire lasted only as long as it took Luke to grow up and serve as the catalyst for his father killing the Emperor.

There are plenty of reasons why a New Republic might fail, but there's no indication a cycle is at work. We are given no history pre-Old Republic and aren't told of any Sith Lords who ruled back then, as I recall.

If there is a larger cycle, I suppose it could be between the Dark Side and the Light Side. From time to time Sith Lords rise up, and they need to be put down or possibly converted for Light to reign. (I was under the impression Vader had to die. But if he had managed to kill the Emperor without sacrificing himself, maybe he could have lived on the Light Side.) The past couple of iterations of this cycle came close together. Within a 50 or so-year period we had two Sith teams: The Emperor/Vader and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Monster/Darth Emo. But that's because they were making movies and wanted to re-use old stars (I should say "stars") and have generational ties. It's the old "it happened again?" problem of sequels.

For a thousand generations/years prior to the Emperor, no Sith Lord made a dent. (That we know about from the movies.) Then a mere 30 or so years after the Emperor, the Jedi are bested again. This time by the out-of-the-blue Snoke. Which you can lay at Luke's feet, because apparently he sucks. Though admittedly his teachers knew he was too old to train.

But more importantly, it diminishes the achievements of the Good Guys from the original series. All that for 30 years of...something before Space Nazis take over?

Blogger tublecane December 21, 2017 2:25 PM  

"you're agreeing to be the thing that your students move beyond...Woof!"

Is this person paid to write.

Good teachers should hope students move beyond them in the sense of being better than them. But that has nothing to do with destroying the past, even if you think the past needs destroying. Because morons can do that, not merely people who surpass their teachers.

Teachers do not agree to a deal whereby their students destroy their world simply because they're of an older generation. That's not what they sign up for. Civilization is supposed to persist, not be remade every time a kid becomes 18 and gets ideas in his head.

Blogger tublecane December 21, 2017 2:26 PM  

What kind of mind sees no connection between fighting what you hate and saving what you love?

Blogger tz December 21, 2017 2:30 PM  

It is possible that they are all just demon possessed. The urge to destroy the good, true, and beautiful is demonic and satanic. Not that they would be bothered by having an unclean spirit, they welcome being full of shit, even if it is spirit.

Those who don't like convergence should get regular exorcise.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2017 2:33 PM  

The irony though, is that for people with eyes to see, the real--albeit inadvertent--lesson of the movie is that you really should be rooting for the monocultural, non-SJW side. Indeed, as I noted in my review: Star Wars The Last Jedi was AWESOME...for Nationalists, the Hard Right & Ethnic Europeans That Is. It can be found here if interested:

https://youtu.be/jeTQBRGYQ78

The fact is that this movie might actually red-pill a number of people in a way that the SJWs did not intend.

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Anonymous Looking Glass December 21, 2017 2:37 PM  

I said that The Last Jedi was going to create a cottage industry of criticism, just like what came up around The Phantom Menance.

I undersold just how much of an industry this was going to spawn. The Prequels had bad character directing (that's on Lucas) and the editing needed a good chunk of work. This has verged over into "We want George back!" territory.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2017 2:45 PM  

Thanks for posting the link to "the revolt against civilization", that's a good read - and very much pertinent to these times.
from the book:
But what about the inferiors? Hitherto we have not
analyzed their attitude. We have seen that they are
incapable of either creating or furthering civilization,
and are thus a negative hindrance to progress. But the
inferiors are not mere negative factors in civiHzed life;
they are also positive - in an inverse, destructive sense.
The inferior elements are, instinctively or consciously,
the enemies of civilization. And they are its enemies,
not by chance, but because they are more or less uncivilizable.

Applies completely to SJWs.

Anonymous Bell Worthington December 21, 2017 2:45 PM  

Gunnar von Cowtown wrote:"Legends are problematic."

Oh, for fuck's sake.


Yep.

And it's worse. The new generation of writers sitting around the table and dreaming up new ways to ruin good old things are using the same kind of language. You can't contribute to a steaming pile like TLJ unless words like "problematic," "cis-white," "heteronormative," "safe space," "toxic masculinity," "rape culture," "Drumpf," etc. are part of your everyday vocabulary. Back to Vox's point. They know exactly what they're doing.

Anonymous Be Deplorable, Not Afraid December 21, 2017 2:45 PM  

Had bought tickets a month ago, but took the kids last night, knowing what to expect. Except, it was worse than that. It's as if the director intentionally went in and strapped dynamite onto our favorite characters and blew them up. That the story was laughably ridiculous only added insult to injury. The one good thing is, it was so bad that I won't bother seeing Ep 9, so at least this one saved me money downstream.

Say what you will about JJ Abrams and TFA, but that movie seemed to me to be a loving homage to the originals. There was nothing in this one but hate and scorn.

Anonymous LastSonoftheWest December 21, 2017 2:51 PM  

The reviewer seems to have too much pop Buddhism on the brain as well.

Blogger tublecane December 21, 2017 2:55 PM  

@24-I have no idea how SJWs view Nietzsche. Though he's properly construed as belonging to the right, in my opinion, Nietzsche has previously been a hero of the Left. Not for no reason. For instance, he was a forerunner of their beloved existentialism and is the oldest mainstream (well, now, though not back then) philosopher I'm aware of to attack sexual repression head on. If you fancy yourself a rebel, as do leftists even in power, his histrionic style and general disgust at prevailing society is useful.

Also, he was generally recognized as an Antichrist, and of course the left opposes traditional Christianity. It's admittedly hard to properly categorize someone who rebukes close to two thousand years of history.

That being said, they're of two minds about him. For a long while he was persona non grata because Nazis, much like Wagner. I think he may be over that hump by now.

Wagner, by the way, was an actual revolutionary leftist in his younger days. Remnants of that can be found in his works. Eventually, he turned into what may be thought of as conservative, if not quietestic. That's when Nietzsche violently broke with him. He couldn't stomach the idea that his hero could write an opera--Parsifal--celebrating Christianity.

Wagner remains "problematic" on the left not because Christianity appeasement, but because of the Jewish Question. But he could be resurrected if they felt like it, considering basically everyone before the time, whenever that was, when we were supposedly graced with racial enlightenment was a badthinker. If this badthinker can stay in the fold, then that badthinker over there can be rehabilitated.

Blogger The Kurgan December 21, 2017 2:57 PM  

Indeed.
My own simple way of deciding who is a SJW is simply to note if they are willful liars.
Once that has been established, the only other question is whether you can actually burn them at the stake right away or if you need to pick a slightly more opportune moment.

Blogger Aeoli December 21, 2017 3:00 PM  

Woof? Clearly my slang is out of date.

Anonymous Cadwallander J December 21, 2017 3:01 PM  

@14 When we win , do not forget that these people want you broke, dead, your kids raped and brainwashed and they think it's funny

Yep, that about sums it up. SJW Wars is proving to be a cultural phenomenon. I can't recall any other time they've taken such an overt vivisecting blade to something as all-American as Luke Skywalker, successfully anyway. Converging football is a close second, I suppose.

More people are beginning to the see the forming battle lines. Thanks to everyone here who sat through this catastrophe so I don't have to.

Anonymous Man of the Atom December 21, 2017 3:02 PM  

tublecane wrote:"you're agreeing to be the thing that your students move beyond...Woof!"

Is this person paid to write.

Good teachers should hope students move beyond them in the sense of being better than them. But that has nothing to do with destroying the past, even if you think the past needs destroying. Because morons can do that, not merely people who surpass their teachers.

Teachers do not agree to a deal whereby their students destroy their world simply because they're of an older generation. That's not what they sign up for. Civilization is supposed to persist, not be remade every time a kid becomes 18 and gets ideas in his head.


Kurtz is representative of the current SJW infestation in comics, graphic novels, and webcomics. I dumped his comic (PVP Online) from my bookmarks about 3 years in, just for this type of circular reasoning, rationalization, and associated mental pablum. He retconned his characters at least twice to make them more realistic or something -- this a comic strip with a large blue cartoon troll -- that essentially resulted in making the girls Smart-n-Pretty(TM) and the guys stupid or stupider than they were.

If you look at his current stuff, it's just J. J. Abrams cargo-cultism copypasta from famous properties, pastiched into a series of strips that fill up X weeks of time. Warning: Don't fall asleep from the lack of action or humor as you browse the archives.

Vox: Kurtz is one of the big signals that the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award are just as worthless as the Hugo. (Most comic awards are tied to ComiCon -- yes, converged.) Keep these names in mind, as the SJWs *will* bandy them about as Alt★Hero takes off.

Blogger tublecane December 21, 2017 3:07 PM  

@37-Curious you leave writing out of your list of prequel shortcomings. But I do much prefer a story worth telling (why the Republic fell and how a good man was corrupted) told poorly to a nostalgia trip that amounts to little more than a commercial for itself (the Farce Awakens) or an exercise in deconstruction (apparently this installment).

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2017 3:09 PM  

Being French, it is not every day that I have the opportunity to be proud of my fellow countrymen, but this time, they did not disappoint!

http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm-215099/critiques/spectateurs/

If you don't read French: this is one of the largest French cinema websites. The most upvoted review rates it "0.5 stars out of 5, Garbage" and it is incendiary.

Reviews are sorted by number of votes, which gives interesting information, as people who hated the movie but can't be bothered to write a post will still click and upvote one that they agree with...

ALL the reviews on the first pages are incendiary.

I know some are saying the bad score on rotten tomatoes are due to trolls, yadda, yadda. These trolls must be a force to be reckoned with, as they seem to have been coordinating all over the world... yeah, right.

If you live in a non-English speaking country, could you please do the same check on the largest local movie review website?


Anonymous Man of the Atom December 21, 2017 3:13 PM  

Tangentially related: Wiley Miller (syndicated comic 'Non-sequitur') and Scott Kurtz have a running periodic flamewar over newspaper comic strips. Miller lampooned Kurtz in his comic at least once.

Blogger tublecane December 21, 2017 3:14 PM  

@43-"Woof" as I know it is pejorative. As in, "she's a dog" or "that's a dog of an idea." But I'm vaguely familiar with people using it as a compliment. If an attractive person passes you by, for instance, you say "Woof!" I've never experienced it in real life, though for all I know it could be a time-honored Thing.

Apparently, it's especially popular among homos. Don't ask me how I know that.

Blogger Lovekraft December 21, 2017 3:19 PM  

Watched Molyneux interview Jordan Peterson yesterday regarding Ontario's Wilfred Laurier University's Star Chamber inquisition.

Peterson watched the provincial interview with the WLU ballbuster President (trust me, you'll know it just by a quick view of her photo) and Jordan said something quite telling.

He said that nowhere in her answers was anything that was spoken from a place of truth. Everything was corporate script. He went on to say that the position of power she achieved basically stripped her of anything that made her human.

Attaining power but giving up the ability to speak truth is what we call 'the Devil's bargain.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CrhPSEYkk0

Anonymous BBGKB December 21, 2017 3:29 PM  

understands that SJWs really do get off on destroying what you love

Need more poof/proof https://www.queerty.com/people-fainting-childrens-book-featuring-gay-black-santa-written-jewish-man-20171014

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/satanic-looking-drag-queen-reads-to-children-at-library-named-for-michelle

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2017 3:30 PM  

Jar Jar Chinks. Nuff said.

Anonymous Jay Will December 21, 2017 3:37 PM  

Weaponized gammma. Weaponized envy. Topple the head vampires and watch the drones. "The great awakening".

I'm one of their drones. A hater, an underminer, a de-stabilizer, manipulator. Low level, but millions of us giving off evil energy.

Then your realize it's not them that are to blame. It's evil itself manifest in all of us. Just killing them alone won't change anything.

The great awakening how to manage the masses through this. Trump and his family are great people. The worst thing Ive ever done is disrespect my own family and their love. They encourage this.

Believe.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 21, 2017 3:38 PM  

Aeoli wrote:Woof? Clearly my slang is out of date.
I'm thinking Oddball from Kelley's Heroes.

Anonymous Heywood December 21, 2017 3:39 PM  

Battlefrog wrote:Nick J. Fuente's great hour long review of the movie. This kid is doing good stuff.

America First with NJF - Disney Rapes Star Wars


Thank you. That was easily the most intelligent take on this I've seen.

Anonymous Zion's Paladin December 21, 2017 3:41 PM  

tublecane wrote:What kind of mind sees no connection between fighting what you hate and saving what you love?

The shallow kind. It's the kind of thing that might sound dramatic and awesome when you first hear it, but falls apart when you actually think about it.

But the shallow mind doesn't think about it.

Blogger Chiva December 21, 2017 3:47 PM  

We have to stop fighting what we hate and start saving what we love.

A good description of churchianity.

Anonymous Zion's Paladin December 21, 2017 3:50 PM  

For all the incompetence in the prequels, George Lucas at least had a vision in mind for what he wanted them to be.

From everything I'm hearing about the new movies, especially this one, the writers don't have any idea where to go.

Anonymous Looking Glass December 21, 2017 4:15 PM  

@45 Man of the Atom

I dropped PvP when Skull stopped being interesting and he retconned Cole isn't a loser than a kind of dopy boss type.


@46 tublecane

I can't make a strong argument for the writing in the Prequels, but it doesn't matter if it's the best dialogue in history, you turn your characters into cardboard cutouts and it matters little. The only characters in the entire 3 movies with good delivery were Yoda and Emperor Palpatine. A CGI Muppet, with the great Frank Oz voicing, and the one actor in the series that was from the originals and knew what type of performance was needed to match his original work.

We try to forget Attack of the Clones exists, but they managed to make Christoper freaking Lee boring. The problem wasn't the actors or the script, it was the direction given to them when acting on a blue or green set. Actually, the best acted scenes of the series were in Palpatine's office, come to think on it.

From the place we're at now, the editing in ep 1 was pretty bad. At the time it was an amazing tech demonstration, but so many scenes drug on & on. Ep 2 dies on having two wood planks try to fall in love. Ep 3 isn't that bad, but after being let down by 1 & 2, it wasn't a priority to watch again.

Blogger Unknown December 21, 2017 4:43 PM  

They are the rejected Muslim suitors throwing acid in the faces of the girls who rejected them.

You're bundling Islamic psychopaths with SJW's? Careful with that. They aren't the pillocks you're used fighting to in your keyboard puppy wars. You're becoming quite the SJW yourself. It's progress, I suppose. No longer sociopathic sigma. More like a lesser beta cathedral builder. Stan Lee has spent a lifetime doing the same thing - manipulating the hearts and minds of little boys into believing comic-book heroism makes them men. How the bizarro world turns!

The one point you've persuasively made in the decade or so I've been reading you is that like the SJW you will re-ideate positions in order to rationalize whatever position takes your fancy today. If you dance with the devil long enough, you become like him.

Anonymous Bell Worthington December 21, 2017 4:45 PM  

Zion's Paladin wrote:
From everything I'm hearing about the new movies, especially this one, the writers don't have any idea where to go.



The writers can't know where to go, and it's really not that important to them. This is a consequence of making the telling of a great story subordinate to pushing the SJW narrative. Every element of what they're doing from overall script to individual scenes in the cutting room has to pass through the filters of "Is this problematic? Does this promote enough grrl power? Is this sufficiently insulting and demoralizing to white males? Would my transgender xherfriend approve?" It makes going into the creative process with anything approaching a plan almost pointless. The plan wouldn't survive first contact with the filters, so why bother planning to begin with?

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club December 21, 2017 4:46 PM  

The rest of the review is written like a 12 year old girl squeeing over the most asinine twaddle ("so Toshi Station Luke I giggled"). He also cries a lot. This is the kind of past (and present) that needs erasure.

Anonymous Viking December 21, 2017 4:54 PM  

I want a t-shirt that says
"Kylo Ren is my favorite Disney Princess"

Anonymous Albert December 21, 2017 4:55 PM  

I managed an epic triggering when I started calling it The Lame Jedi earlier today. Might've been because I'd stumbled into a group of particularly fragile snowflakes, but it's there if anyone wants to test it out on other groups of SJWs.

Anonymous Viking December 21, 2017 4:59 PM  

Actually Finn is more of a Princess. Meh, all the men needed rescuing so take your pick.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky December 21, 2017 5:00 PM  

Looking Glass wrote:The only characters in the entire 3 movies with good delivery were Yoda and Emperor Palpatine.

I thought C3PO was brilliant. He stole every single scene he was in. And he performed his role as the comic relief with true mastery. Real mastery.

The howlingly bad, bad comedy scattered throughout The Last Jedi is, I think, an intentional mockery and a crapping on of C3POs genius.

Remember how this one starts? With lame, lame WTF prank phone call. What? That is two-fer, crapping on CP3O and the quite masterful and famous opening of Princess Leia's flight from the star destroyer.

That was all quite intentional, as SDL points out. They had fun crapping on us throughout that abominable flick. It's one long (intentionally too long) insult.

Anonymous Man of the Atom December 21, 2017 5:02 PM  

Looking Glass wrote:@45 Man of the Atom

I dropped PvP when Skull stopped being interesting and he retconned Cole isn't a loser than a kind of dopy boss type.


Cole as the Struggling Everyman was interesting; Cole as ineffectual Michael Scott triggers no Blue Hair Tumblrinas and generates nothing but snores. Skull is is dead; he is now nothing but a Zombie Trademark wandering through Kurtz's strips.

Anonymous Joe Author December 21, 2017 5:06 PM  

There are three factions at play here.

1) Fans of the expanded universe content, made before Lucas sold the company, see the new management’s decision to ignore that content in these movies as an insult or betrayal.

2) Binary thinking that the movie is either 100 percent good or 100 percent bad.

3) Nostalgia-driven fans who wanted the new movies to be about the old characters.

In the end, create what you want, watch what you want, read what you want.

Anonymous a_peraspera December 21, 2017 5:08 PM  

Getting pretty tired of all the "Yassss slay queen!" worship of CarrieFisherCarrieFisherCarrieFisher too...

I'm sure she was a fine person (sounds like she certainly had her demons and a bit of a troubled life after ROTJ ended), but all this endless calling her "Amazing, beautiful, awesome, stunning" just makes me roll my eyes.

Also - after 900 years of serving the Jedi Order (and I assume the Jedi were around a long time even before Yoda), you're telling me Yoda is just going to show up and burn down thousands of years of Jedi history and tradition with a shrug and say it never mattered? If the Jedi mission was always worthless and irrelevant, you'd think some OTHER dead Jedi might have shown up as a Force Ghost and told them a while back...?

I'm sure the Jedi mattered to the billions of galactic citizens who would have been conquered or killed by the Sith or possibly other malign forces, had the Jedi not been around.

To me, this speaks directly to the manner in which the Left is always trying to destroy the history, culture and tradition of Western Civilization. They say none of that ever mattered either. Or it's all negative history.

Blogger WynnLloyd December 21, 2017 5:11 PM  

Ha! They love that word so much.

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams December 21, 2017 5:15 PM  

SJWs do not love. Therein lies the sleight-of-words.

They will save nothing.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2017 5:54 PM  

These people, there is no good in them. They call evil good and good evil, their hearts are wicked and their actions paved with sin. They are detestable.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2017 6:02 PM  

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the reason Carrie Fisher died. She could live with her self after crap like that.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer December 21, 2017 6:06 PM  

The moral of the destroying the Jedi history and saying it doesn't matter was 2 fold. The more subtle, deeper meaning we all picked up on here about it mirroring SJWs fantasy of burning civilization down because they already know everything and "F you Dad!"

The other is a lot more shallow coming from Disney. It's them, giving themselves license to ignore all the themes, rules, legends and history in the SW universe that were created before they took over. Now if a detail/plot point from the prequels disagrees with the latest SJW directors ideas just ignore it!

Anonymous Tanjil Bren December 21, 2017 6:13 PM  

"They don't "miss opportunities." They don't "fail to understand." They don't "just not get it."

I find this the singularly most difficult notion to communicate and for others to understand when it comes to the left in general.
But utterly alien thought processes are like that.

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 21, 2017 6:17 PM  

The director, Rian Johnson, made a movie early in his career, Brick, that was pretty good. Sort of Phillip Marlowe in high school with no SJW vibe to it.

Blogger Sam Spade December 21, 2017 7:18 PM  

Thanks for this post Vox.

Anonymous Ellipsis Lacuna December 21, 2017 7:41 PM  

Luke: The Jedi Order is obsolete and they were a bunch of failures so let's end it right now

Also Luke, a little bit later: I AM NOT THE LAST JEDI

WUT?

Anonymous Ellipsis Lacuna December 21, 2017 7:59 PM  

Dumb jokes in The Last Jedi

Luke: Where are you from?
Rey: I'm from nowhere.
Luke: Nobody is from nowhere. Where are you from?
Rey: I'm from Jakku.
Luke: Okay, that really is nowhere.

-

(When Emo Vader shows up in a vision to Rey without his shirt on)

Rey: Can you maybe put on a towel or something?

-

(Luke and Ghost Yoda at the sacred Jedi tree, ancient scriptures about to go up in smoke)

Luke: The sacred ancient Jedi texts!
Yoda: Page-turners, they are not.

There's a lot more groaners, but these stick out in my mind.

Blogger Geoarrge December 21, 2017 8:02 PM  

As far as I can recall, there was nothing wrong with RJ's episodes of Breaking Bad either.

Blogger Ceasar December 21, 2017 8:05 PM  

Who could have predicted this?

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-superhero-trend-could-alarm-investors-2017-12-14?mod=mw_share_twitter

Anonymous My Dead Gramps December 21, 2017 8:36 PM  

Still waiting on the reviews out of SEA of a film where an unremarkable Black man was paired with an extremely unattractive Asian woman.

Blogger Al December 21, 2017 8:38 PM  

SJWs are the children of their father the devil.

The words of the Incarnate Logos apply to SJWs now just as they did then to the Jews:

"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth; because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof."

-John 8:44

Meditate on those words. Dom Vitalis Lehodey's priceless The Ways of Mental Prayer will provide great assistance in doing so fruitfully.

Blogger Alphonsus Jr. December 21, 2017 8:46 PM  

@20

Karsten, I'm glad you've mentioned what these philistines have been doing to opera for the last 30 years or so. Not long ago I walked out of an absuridist Madame Butterfly production in L.A. which was an unadulterated act of vandalism and thus exhibited total contempt for Puccini. My policy now is to walk out of any production, whether it be a play or an opera or anything else, if it's vandalized by these scum.

Of course I also adopted the same policy with the post-Judas Council (aka, the Second Vatican Council, 1962-65) abomination known as the Novus Ordo and now attend only the actual, traditional Tridentine Mass as offered by the SSPX.

Blogger Scott Birch December 21, 2017 9:19 PM  

None. He's an SJW and they lie.

Blogger Dos Voltz December 22, 2017 12:47 AM  

Dang, man - feeling sorry for Mark Hammill, he is clearly NOT happy with the way Star Wars has gone. Put him on suicide watch, jeez this is sad to watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=Mdm8rpv045U

Blogger Paul Sacramento December 22, 2017 7:38 AM  

Ah, Bushido, where have you gone?
Chivalry, where art thou?

Anonymous JAG December 22, 2017 9:24 AM  

Dos Voltz wrote:Dang, man - feeling sorry for Mark Hammill, he is clearly NOT happy with the way Star Wars has gone. Put him on suicide watch, jeez this is sad to watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=Mdm8rpv045U


He can start by looking in the mirror, realize his own role in the SJW monster's creation, and then take the red pill. He won't, though, because none are so blind as leftists to their own faults.

Blogger Skyler the Weird December 22, 2017 11:10 AM  

Even Mark Hamill calls his character "Jake Skywalker" "He's not the Luke I Know"

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/mark-hamill-rips-his-role-in-last-jedi-hes-not-my-luke-skywalker/ar-BBH9JU6?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Anonymous Amir Larijani December 22, 2017 11:29 AM  

Vox says:

"They don't "miss opportunities." They don't "fail to understand." They don't "just not get it." They genuinely live to shit on you, your values, your morals, your faith, your culture, and your children. They are purely destructive and there is no place in any civilized society for them.

And they know it, which is why they derive pleasure from tearing civilization down.

They are the rejected Muslim suitors throwing acid in the faces of the girls who rejected them. They are the gammas muttering spitefully about sexual proclivities of the pretty cheerleaders and ponytailed soccer players whom they will never attract. They are cowards insistent that not only are there no heroes, but that heroism is impossible.

This is all you really need to know about SJWs: "The only way to be free is not to join. The past must be destroyed."

The negation of all that is beautiful, good, and true is the heart of the SJW."

THAT, in a nutshell, is why I voted for Trump.

THAT, in a nutshell, is why I wake up every morning, thankful to GOD, that Hillary Clinton is not President.

During the 8 years of Obama, SJWs mobilized on a scale unseen in American history.

The once Christian-friendly military became overtly hostile to the same conservative Christians they actively recruited during the Cold War.

Corporations systematically pushed out employees who openly championed viewpoints offensive to SJWs.

Christians were finding themselves harder to employ in bigger companies, especially if they had a record of speaking out on tough issues.

Obama, like Clinton, used the apparatus of government--think FBI filegate and Lernergate and Clinton accusers who found themselves subject to audit by the IRS--to harass his political opposition.

Hillary would have continued the process in the SJW War on America.

When the smoke clears, you will find that the last 100 years have featured an all-out SJW assault on America.

Only three Presidents have fought against that: Coolidge, Reagan (albeit with an honorable mention), and Trump.

Blogger wreckage December 22, 2017 2:16 PM  

They just killed the franchise stone dead.

You can't play at being a Jedi anymore, kids! That's Wrongfun.

Star Wars is going to have to be rebooted after this. This is a commercial disaster of unprecedented scale. Nobody is going to bother watching the next movie.... at all.

Blogger Alec Rawls December 22, 2017 5:29 PM  

Much of the nihilism of today’s left-youth comes from believing the global warming lies that have bern foisted on them since kindergarden. Now they are committed to it because they have accepted the shrinking of their own lives in accordance with it. Being productive, making and spending money, is wasteful. A small carbon footprint means low income, a tiny house (someday), one or zero children, a bicycle instead of a car, etcetera, and as all of this constriction was imposed on them by the Obama economy they embraced it as moral. If they had nothing else, at least they had moral superiority. Their tiny lives were not destroying the planet. You on the other hand, what the planet really needs is for YOU to be dead.

Nihilism on the scale we see it in the left youth of today doesn’t just come from nowhere. It has been carefully constructed for them by their watermelon educators, using environmentalism to promote an anti-liberty agenda. In Star Wars this was the original timeless division between good and evil. The empire was totalitarian, the rebels were fighting for freedom, most immediately from totalitarianism. But freedom means you can dream big, that you can empower mankind and be empowered in return, and that a tiny life is a squandering of that opportunity. If the SJWs accept that then they lose the only thing they have, which is their moral pride, so they have to reject the liberty-good / totalitarianism-bad dichotomy.

Will be interesting to see what happens when the progressing solar minimum causes the planet to start cooling and the eco-leftists realize that they were lied to — that late 20th century warming was caused not by human increments to CO2 but by the 80 yr grand maximum of solar-magnetic activity that began in the early 1920s. Never has any generation of children been so betrayed by their educators.

Anonymous Ellipsis Lacuna December 22, 2017 7:41 PM  

"You can't play at being a Jedi anymore, kids! That's Wrongfun."

Except that at the VERY END of the dang picture, perhaps the very last shot, is of a little white boy (maybe 8-10 yrs old), a former stable-boy on the casino planet, gazing up at the stars in a night sky and playing with a broom like it was a light saber and CLOSE UP he's inexplicably wearing a Jedi Order ring.

Never mind Luke's earlier teardown of the whole concept of the Jedi, how they're a bunch of losers and failures, and that Ghost Yoda himself appeared to strike the sacred Jedi tree with a lightning bolt, incinerating it and the ancient Jedi texts to really reinforce the point that the Jedi Order really is in fact dead.

But then in his final battle with Emo Vader, Luke is very insistent to state that he (Luke) is NOT the last Jedi.

Confusing, this plot is.

Blogger Andrea Ostrov Letania December 23, 2017 3:18 AM  

George Lucas was one of the Movie Brats who were greatly influenced by Westerns, esp John Ford's THE SEARCHERS.

Of course, his big success was STAR WARS, and it is in the news again. The latest installment LAST JEDI has been blasted in many quarters. Not just the Alt Right but from the fanbase.

Mark Hamill himself wasn't happy about what was made of Luke Skywalker. I haven't seen it and don't want to, but maybe the latest installment is really about George Lucas' betrayal of his own destiny.

Not for nothing was the hero named Luke Skywalker. Luke was the alter ego of Lucas.

Like Luke, George Lucas was divided between his destiny as an artist and the temptation of business and money. He began as an experimental film-maker, and Coppola regarded him as his protege. His first feature film was THX 1138, one of the boldest sci-fi films ever. And he continued in the personal vein with AMERICAN GRAFFITI. And even the first STAR WARS was quite an imaginative leap and derring-do as film spectacle. With the success of STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES, Lucas had the money to make more personal films. In the 70s, that was supposed to be his Destiny. After all, the original plan was for Lucas to direct APOCALYPSE NOW with John Milius.

Lucas was supposed to succeed in business ONLY TO make enough money to serve his true calling as a great American auteur of personal film-making. He would be the new Welles-Kurosawa-Ford-Kubrick. He would go even further than Coppola, his Obi-Wan.

One day, with enough money, he would do what he was meant to do and become a great auteur.
But in the end, he just went for the Empire of Greed. He just stuck to STAR WARS franchise and made them more infantile to rake in the bucks. He squandered art for bucks.
But after the 6 films, did he not have enough money to FINALLY fulfill his destiny as a great personal film-maker? So, what did he do? He sold STAR WARS to Disney for billions and gave up on his Destiny for good. He financed junk like RED TAILS.

So, maybe the broken-down Luke in LAST JEDI is supposed to be a commentary on George Lucas. Lucas' myth of being this personal artist who took on Hollywood and did his own thing proved to be false. He just became another greedy mogul who marketed formula, and when he got through with it, he just sold it to Disney. He gave up his baby just like Luke Skywalker tosses away his light saber and burns the sacred texts. When Lucas gave up his vision(however already compromised) to Disney, he might as well have burned the myth. And when Yoda tells him to go ahead and burn the text, it's as if even Yoda lost faith in the myth. Why not burn it when Lucas sold his life work to Disney for more money that he could possibly spend?

So, Lucas' selling his vision to Disney was like Luke in LAST JEDI burning the Jedi Canon and destroying the remnants of the Jedi order. He is conceding that it's all futile in the end.
Ultimately, the empire will always win. And this 'empire' is a metaphor for universal lust for power. The 'empire' is not some great Other Evil. It is lust for power itself regardless of which side wins.
So, even though the Rebels won in RETURN OF THE JEDI, the victory only led to new power that birthed a new empire. So, even if the Resistance wins, it will lead to yet another empire. It's like US won WWII and defeated Nazi empire and Japanese empire. And then US defeated the Soviet Empire. But the US became another empire with insatiable power lust. And the boomers who opposed Nixon and war just grew up to take power and run the empire themselves. So, even if the empire is defeated, the winners just create a new empire. And Jews who were victimized by WWII became the 'new nazis' of globalism fomenting wars and crushing Palestinians.

Blogger Andrea Ostrov Letania December 23, 2017 3:19 AM  

Lucas was once one of the young turks of Hollywood. They were the rebels and upstarts. They challenged the Studio and the old way of doing things. But as they gained success and power, they became the New Empire, indeed bigger than any empire before. And if they'd started with idealism, they eventually grew tired of the dream and came to believe in money and power and judged everything by box office success and marketshare.

So, the fact that Luke Skywalker is exposed to be a has-been phony who has lost faith in the Jedi mythology reflects what happened to George Lucas. Lucas became a tired cynical old man who just lived for money and power. His talk of personal film-making became just self-serving nonsense. He became the empire, a tired one at that. He betrayed all the Jedi principles of 70s cinema. He gave up on auteurism and became a mogul. He went over to the dark side while pretending to be on the side of light.

George Lucas grew stale, cynical, and bored.
And Luke Skywalker in the latest movie, as if to channel the corrupted and faded Lucas, is presented as a tired soul who no longer believes in anything. Also, he's realized one thing. No matter who wins, good guys or bad guys, the empire will always win since the new boss will become like the old boss in time. Power has its own logic. Eventually, it purges naive and utopian ideals and became a naked game of power. The new empire is just an outgrowth of the Rebellion that became Republic that became Empire.

And the fact that Luke beams himself as a hologram? It goes to show that Lucas has become a phony myth. The real Lucas is a greedy cynical old man who believes in nothing. The Lucas myth is a hologram beamed to the world. Lucas has become a hyped myth.
Being a faded and corrupt soul as an artist, the only thing he has left is his legend that is propped up by electronic media. And since he has betrayed his true destiny to become a real artist, even his legend is fake. The fact is he even failed to fully realize STAR WARS as a visionary work, and worse, he even sold his baby to Disney to make billions when he already had many millions. He gave up and just turned into vehicle for merchandising and special effects.

So, it's fitting that the Luke in the latest movie is as tired and cynical as Jabba the Hutt.

This is actually a fitting commentary on what has become of boomers, counter-culture, Lucas, and the dream of New American Cinema of the 70s that was supposed to be about the rise of the auteurs. But the auteurs just became the tired and cynical moguls of a new empire more soulless than previous ones.

Blogger Andrea Ostrov Letania December 23, 2017 3:48 AM  

The old STAR WARS just became greed. Those who bitch about how Disney ruined are missing the point. Lucas gave up on the vision and just pursued it as a business. I think a part of Lucas always felt a certain shame since he betrayed his destiny in following the footsteps of Ford, Kurosawa, and Coppola. So, after awhile, he didn't even try to hide the fact that STAR WARS became just more excuse to make more money and keep Lucas relevant in the business since he gave up on his other personal projects, whatever they may have been.

So, even prior to the sales to Disney, STAR WARS was just franchising. Disney paid big bucks for one reason only. MORE MONEY. It was purely cynical. But lest it be accused of shameless and naked Greed, Disney globo-corporate capitalists wrapped it with 'progressive' tropes of Girl Power, Diversity, Jungle Fever, Purple-Haired Lesbian Narcissism, and etc. But this supposed Space Socialism cost $200 million for one reason and one reason only. To rake in billions of bucks from around the world. For noble souls to watch this 'progressive' work of 'resistance', they have to fork out $20, big bucks for kids without jobs these days. Some socialism. To see Space Socialism, get in line folks, and hand over your hard-earned cash to see Social Justice long long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

Just like Wall Street wraps itself in 'progressive' homo colors to evade scrutiny, Disney squeezes STAR WARS as cash cow for milky way galaxy of dough, and it easily suckers all these 'progressive' critics by pretending to spread a message of Hope against Literally Hitler Trump. Corporate Disney, a force of 'progress'. LOL. What a clown world we live in.

Also, the media are owned by Jews, and they are kinder to STAR WARS now since The Tribe at Disney now own it. It now belongs to the Jawas.

Jews in the media were hostile to Old STAR WARS because it was owned by gentile Lucas. But now that it is firmly in Jewish hands, Jewish media and critics praise it to the sky.

No wonder cynicism keeps spreading.

Blogger Crisis December 23, 2017 9:48 AM  

Blame George Lucas. He created his own vision, and good or bad, it was his. He had control over it and was associated with it. Lucas = Luke. It was like a fantasy autobiography, about being torn between fulfilling his destiny as a true artist and the temptation to just go for the money.

In a way, Lucas betrayed himself and just went for the money. But in some ways, he remained true to himself because he maintained absolute control over his biggest success, STAR WARS, a personal vision and possession. And his Industrial Light and Magic did revolutionize cinema that is the most technological of the arts.
So, even though failed to become a Kubrick or Kurosawa(not even a Coppola), he made his own movies in his way, and he had personal control over his empire. He remained independent of Hollywood even as he worked in the mainstream.

But he totally betrayed himself by selling STAR WARS to Disney, an unscrupulous whore factory. He was as foolish and deluded as the Lord in Kuroswa's RAN who believes his domain and his prestige will remain intact even after he relinquishes power to his sons. He soon realizes that his sons, the first and second, are sharks who will even betray their father to further their own naked ambitions.

Lucas was surely assured by Disney that his original vision will not be tarnished or compromised: The new sequels would carry on with the original concept of the Force.
But once Disney got a hold of the material, it was totally turned upside down. Disney trampled all over the original vision and made it into a total freakshow closer in look to STAR TREK.
Lucas gained the world but lost his soul. It's all the more ludicrous because he already had more money than he could possibly spend. If he were strapped for cash, it'd be more understandable. He just got so addicted to more and more money. He became not so Darth as Jabba.

He's a rich man in business but a poor man in art. He has no integrity left. He has no respect from any quarter. He's a total joke, like the lord in RAN after ceding authority.
The old man Luke in the new movie seems as lost and disoriented as the fallen Lord in RAN.

It is so fitting that Luke makes himself into a hologram in LAST JEDI because that's what Lucas is in the New STAR WARS. With the original hexalogy, Lucas's spirit was all over them. He made them with his own mind, heart, and hands. His body and soul were directly connected to those works.

But, Lucas's presence in the new series is totally an illusion. He sold the rights, and Disney can do whatever it wants to. And Lucas' presence is merely 'virtual'.
Just like Disney is no longer what it used to be --- a gentile operation in an industry dominated by Jewish moguls --- and is instead only a brand controlled by people who have no respect for its founder, the STAR WARS franchise is now associated with Lucas in name only. Lucas is used a hologram in the new series, like the fake CGI Leia in the end of ending of ROGUE ONE.
Just like Clu takes over from the real Flynn in TRON LEGACY, hologram faux-Lucas has replaced the real Lucas in the new STAR WARS. Without ownership of the franchise, Lucas' power over the material is purely illusory. It's like the fallen lord in RAN suddenly finds himself weaker than the jester. And in LAST JEDI, the old Luke is pushed around by some silly girl.
It's either the director rubbing it in or lamenting that Lucas betrayed his vision by ceding the rights to Disney. In that sense, the new movie could be as subversive as Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi epics. Straight on the outside but mocking on the inside. The director is telling Lucas, 'You dummy, how could you have done this to yourself?"

Blogger Crisis December 23, 2017 9:48 AM  



Lucas had the Force as long as he held onto the rights of the original. But once he sold the rights and gave up authority, his Force was gone. It was now owned by others, and his role in the New STAR WARS was purely titular and ceremonial. It's the Farce.

Worse, the new series proved to be regicidal because Disney did to Lucas' vision what the Bolsheviks did to the Tsar and his family.

Lucas helped Kurosawa realize the project of KAGEMUSHA where the original lord is replaced by a shadow. Lucas made himself into a shadow in the New STAR WARS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDG4opXDVVc

Blogger EMyrt December 23, 2017 5:56 PM  

"It's a machine. And the only way to be free is not to join."
Precisely.
Not another dollar of mine goes to Star Wars ever again.
Now I'm free.

Blogger EMyrt December 23, 2017 6:01 PM  

Azure,
Nietzsche was a Wagner fan, even a disciple for a while. When the conflicts between their two geniuses became too great, he broke with Wagner. He wrote about it himself, but Scruton's essay is a good place to start.
https://www.roger-scruton.com/about/music/understanding-music/181-nietzsche-on-wagner

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