the looting of Hollywood is underway
Every day in cities across America packs of young black men and women are walking into stores and looting them. Because these crimes are committed almost exclusively by blacks, the media does not report on them for fears of being called racist.
The same phenomenon is now underway in Hollywood, where packs of black filmmakers and actors are looking to take what is not theirs. They call it ‘reimagining’ content, but what they really mean is trying to reach an audience they have not earned by stealing the title of a popular movie or TV show. They know that nobody wants to hear the story they have to tell so they hijack a brand name or iconic character. They also know that any attempt to point this out will be shouted down by the woke mob that now runs the entertainment industry. Ill-informed virtue-signaling being the elite’s favorite pastime. And getting to call someone a racist? Well, it’s just about the most wonderful thing they can imagine. They get light-headed just thinking about it.
In the creative Darwinism that is Hollywood there are literally hundreds of thousands attempts at launching show and movies and only a very small number survive to build a following. Writers spend their entire career trying to create something that will resonate with the American public. When, against all odds, they are successful, their vision is sacrosanct.
Or at least that’s how things used to be.
Now we hear endless cries for ‘diversity’ over meritocracy (for people who support diversity, meritocracy means when people are chosen and moved into positions of success, power, and influence on the basis of their demonstrated abilities and merit).
Keep in mind, the diversity door only swings one way in Hollywood. In the superhero genre it was important to include black gods in Norse mythology (there were none) but nobody seemed concerned that in the movie Black Panther there was an entire African country, Wakanda, where there wasn’t a single white, Hispanic or Asian person in the entire place. Not one.
Talk about secure borders.
This is the same Wakanda that was changed by woke writers from the primitive jungle it was originally portrayed as in the comics to a technologically advanced super-civilization. Makes perfect sense given that Africa is such a mecca for technological, scientific and medical innovations.
Why is this a problem?
You only have to look as far as our crumbling major cities to see what happens when a group wants to enjoy the spoils of a successful culture without sharing its values.
The stories we tell are important. They are who we are as a society, for better or worse. The motives behind who tells them are equally important. Is your intention to try to stay true to the original idea or promote your own agenda? The writers of that story should be respected, as should the fans of it. Fans of Black Panther are not racist for not wanting Ryan Reynolds to play the role, just as fans of Tolkien aren’t racist when they point out that there aren’t black elves in Middle Earth. Who knows more about being oppressed than nerds? If someone wants black elves in a fantasy story, write one and let it succeed or fail on its own merits. Jordan Peele could do it over a long weekend if he wanted to. For fuck’s sake, Kevin Hart is already a black dwarf, he’s half way home. We can’t have Hollywood taking their cue from universities and lowering the bar for certain people and not others based on the color of their skin (sorry Asians, it’s no longer about hard work and achievement). THAT’S racism. Look it up.
Back in 2013 I wrote dwarfs, midgets and blorcs (another wildly insensitive post) where I pointed out the following: You don’t see fat people getting all upset that there aren’t any chubby elves or blacks getting pissed about the lack of black orcs (blorcs?). No you don’t. Why? Because dwarfs and elves and orcs are all fantasy! It’s up to the interpretation of the creator of the movie as to how they will appear.
I guess I once again overestimated the integrity of Hollywood, ground zero for intellectual cowardice.
And yes… fuck the woke. If they swap the race/gender/sexuality of a character in an iconic movie and then call you racist for caring, use what little power you have remaining and simply don’t watch it.