Lucasfilm, and other companies who own the rights to culturally significant intellectual properties such as Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dr Who, Ghostbusters, James Bond, and many others, are not only infusing wokeness into them, they’re Postmodernists deconstructing the properties and assassinating the character of the beloved icons under their care. Disney in particular, via Lucasfilm and Marvel, has been using a bait and switch technique where they promise a show about one main character, such as Obi Wan Kenobi, Thor, Doctor Strange, or Luke Skywalker, and switch it up by focusing mostly on other new, typically “diverse” (read: woke) characters instead.
Rather than address the concerns that fans have about the bait and switches, the poor writing and plot holes, the character assassinations and deconstructions of their cultural icons, and the bad acting of their new woke heroes and villains, the fans are attacked as hateful bigots, misogynists, and racists, which is incidentally a page right out of Saul Alinsky’s leftist activist playbook called “Rules for Radicals”, as well as an ad hominem logical fallacy.
Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. ~Saul Alinsky, “Rules for Radicals”
Ad hominem (Latin for ‘to the person’) […] refers to several types of arguments. […] Typically this term refers to a rhetorical strategy where the speaker attacks the character, motive, or some other attribute of the person making an argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself. ~Wikipedia
I hear people go on about how it’s a bad business decision to attack the core fan base, but they’ve mistaken the main motivation of 2012+ Hollywood; they’re not capitalists trying to make money, no, they’re actually leftist activists deconstructing our heroes and cultural heritage as a means of demoralizing us, and to cause us emotional pain in order to wear down our psychological and intellectual defenses. These deconstructions and the focused demoralization of major fan bases are aptly called identicide.
Identicide is the deliberate, systematic and targeted destruction of the places, symbols, objects, including ideas, values and aesthetica, and other cultural property that represent the identity of a people, with the intent to erase the cultural narrative and memory of that people, demoralize a population, absorb it into another cultural/political verity, or to rid an area of that people altogether. ~Wikipedia
When we run their current actions through this new informational filter, their nasty and irrational behavior makes perfect sense, they really do hate us, our culture, our underlying Logocentric philosophy, our race, and all of the icons that highlight such values, and they’ll stop at nothing to destroy them to get to us. Back in July of 2019, Dave Cullen of Computing Forever said the following in a video titled “Almost Every Major Franchise is Compromised“, and it really nails the underlying motivations of Hollywood activism perfectly:
Moreover, it’s important to keep in mind, that for the people pushing all of this politically correct stuff, their ideology comes first. Hollywood and their benefactors have very deep pockets and they can afford to lose money. Money is a secondary concern, wokeness and a left wing political agenda matters more to the people who are pushing it. Social engineering of the populace through mass media is their primary objective, and they’re not afraid to lose a few billion dollars doing it. ~Dave Cullen, Computing Forever, Almost Every Major Franchise is Compromised
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