Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Boris Johnson Is Your PM And Solo Lost Money

Now that we've got that whole 'election' thing out of the way, it's time to move on to the really important issue, namely the release of Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker.

Hey, I'm only half joking. Politics really is down-stream of culture, and - as extensively documented by Itchybacca here - Disney Lucasfilm have never made any secret of their desire to use these latest movies to push a social justice agenda (hence the two alternative names suggested: Ruse of Soywalker and Star Wars Nein).

Consider the history of Disney Star Wars since they bought out George Lucas. The first film, The Force Awakens, was a mostly inoffensive remake of A New Hope, albeit the decision to portray Han Solo as a deadbeat dad should have tipped us off. Ditto, stand alone movie Rogue One was a good entry to the series.... but then came The Last Jedi...

This is the movie where one of the characters says 'let the past die, kill it if you have to' - as fine a statement of SJW philosophy as you'll find. The trouble was, as it always is with these guys, that the film established that Disney Lucasfilm  really, really hated Star Wars, but also that they had no idea what to replace it with. They made Luke Skywalker a bitter loser and a coward (really) but couldn't create a single memorable character to replace him with - or at least memorable for the right reasons. Absurd super women rubbed shoulders with borderline moronic male characters while spewing out sub-Titania McGrath talking points, but none of them came within a country mile of an actual plot. The movie opened big but then set the record for the biggest drop off from week one to week two once word got around. Ditto, merchandising - always a big factor for Star Wars - was a disaster zone.

And that's how Solo lost money! $70 million lost on a Star Wars movie - who'd have believed that even five years ago? True, Solo was relatively woke-free, if you ignore the coolest character in the Star Wars universe getting continuously chumped by women, but The Last Jedi had already killed the golden goose, plucked it, then set fire to it and thrown the ashes in the river by the time Solo came around.

Now it all comes down to Rise of Skywalker to make or break a franchise Disney paid $4.05 billion for. Hence why the people who wanted to kill the past have suddenly decided to make the Big Bad Emperor Palpatine - aka the guy who got killed in 1983s Return of the Jedi.

And then there's the desperate attempts to cram in footage of the late, great, Carrie Fisher, left over from The Force Awakens (leading some to call the movie Star Wars Plan 9 From Outer Space). Consider what it says about these people that, even dead, Carrie Fisher still has more charisma than the dullsville wokeling drones they've inserted in the new movies.

The irony is that Disney Lucasfilm have succeeded in pushing a political message, just the opposite of the one they were hoping to push. They tried to ditch actual Star Wars in favour of woke nonsense that only vaguely resembled the world George Lucas created, smearing anyone who objected as a racist, misogynist, homophobic Nazi. All they succeeded in doing was ditching existing fans in pursuit of a new, woke fanbase that may or may not exist.

Of course, this new movie might still make a shedload of cash - it is the biggest franchise in the world after all - but the desperate attempts to row back on the uber woke Last Jedi, even to the point of virtual necromancy, already speak to the failure of Lucasfilm's New Girl Order. The more they trashed Star Wars, the more it emphasised how much better the original films were than their PC garbage.

All of which brings us back to the wider political point. Disney Lucasfilm justified trashing their own franchise with the claim that it was [current year] yo! They didn't need old white guys like Luke Skywalker when they could replace them with cool new, sexually ambiguous, characters of various ethnicties like.... you know, that one, the one who did that thing...

SJWs always dismiss their critics as squaresville losers but it's them who always seem to struggle with getting normal people through the door. Consider the latest entries to the ledger entitled Get Woke, Go Broke:

Ghostbusters 2016
Terminator: Dark Fate
Dark Phoenix
Charlies Angels 2019
Black Christmas 2019

All of them were attempts to 'reimagine' (i.e. rip off) older, more successful movies/franchises, but with more wokeness, and all of them imploded.

In so far as we can judge from what real people spend their money on, it's not conservatives that are out of touch with the public.

Monday, December 16, 2019


Lest we forget, last week Boris Johnson not only won a bigger majority than alleged electoral super genius David Cameron managed in two attempts, he managed to get a bigger majority than both attempts combined. In fact, you can add in the majorities for savvy, safe pair of hands, Theresa May and world famous statesman John Major, and still come in with a lower total. It was a big win for the Tories but an absolute thrashing for the cucks.

Consider just some of the ways the Tories ignored the conventional wisdom::
  • Refused to pander to the eurosnot wing of the party even in the face of them floucing off and whining about extreme extremism
  • Refused to ditch the - supposedly - toxic Dominic Cummings
  • Quietly sidelined Jacob Rees-Mogg without any kind of public flogging
  • Based policy on what the public wants, not what goes down well with supposed influencers and other snoots
  • Refused to get distracted by stupid stunts and professional victims
  • Prepared to face down the snoots by aiming at sacred cows, like the justice system, if need be
  • Refused to apologise to the offense archaeologists digging up years old quotes
  • Refused to pander to the MSM demanding BoJo present himself as an Aunt Sally
Take the London Bridge attack again. A rehabilitated terrorist went on the rampage and the PM said what pretty much everyone else was thinking. The left tried to shut the debate down by wheeling out a professional victim and instead of cucking, the Tories stayed on message. The smart set was outragously outraged, but the public loved it.

In other words, the Tories ignored just about everything the supposed experts have ever said about electability, and then they got elected. There's a message in there.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Assumption of Superiority

It's five days since the London Bridge attack - which is to say the second London Bridge attack - and the latest scores are in. So far, we've had 257 softball MSM interviews with David Merrit versus... let's see.. none whatsoever with literally any other relative of anyone killed in jihadist attacks.

I wonder what it is about the Corbynista Tory hater that attracts our unbiased broadcasters?

At least the Tories haven't cucked though (for once). Like I keep saying, the whole debate about the rehab industry is the perfect example of how the left pushes its agenda. Take the left's own attack line: if you think there's something gone badly wrong with our justice system, you're politicising the issue, you evil scumbag!

And if you think the system's just fine the way it is? Nope, that's not politicising things at all, that's just something all the smart people agree on.

Consider the sheer smug entitlement of that position. They don't want to win the debate, they want to ban it and then call everyone else names.

And that leads to the wider issue. A week ago all the smart people were telling us that Usman Khan was totes reformed, you guys. Anyone who wondered if it was really that simple was labelled a moron and a bigot. And then, as if by magic, the jihadist did some jihading, and now the left are insisting we can't talk about it.

Just last week believing that Usman Khan was now a pillar of the community was proof of the Very Special Genius of these guys. Now it turns out their theories were total garbage, but they still think they can run your life better than you can.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

My Invite Must Have Got Lost In The Post

You can tell how devastating the London Bridge attack has been for the left by their desperate attempts to stop anyone talking about it.

Just a thought, but if we're going with the whole Absolute Moral Authority thing, shouldn't we at least hear from the girl's parents as well? Plus there's the families of those killed in the first London Bridge attack, then the Waterloo Bridge attack and the....

Nope, apparently there's victims and and then there's victims. 

I'm not unsympathetic to their loss, but here's the thing: Jack chose to put himself in harm's way. The people living next to 'Thomas' never got that choice. In fact, the state worked overtime to stop them even getting fair warning of who was next door.

Tom's been rehabilitated, don't you know?

The issue here is the same as it ever was. Supporting the rehab industry is the ultimate class signifier for the left. As Britain's most brilliant blogger put it on the occasion of a previous rehab industry disaster:
The fact that every time normal people get to peek behind the curtain of the rehab industry we see something that looks like Scientology, but without Tom Cruise or the high moral standards, isn't a problem for the left, it's the whole attraction. It just proves that only the truly sophisticated can understand the genius inherent in a toxic mess of Marxism, new age psychobabble and outright fraud.
To borrow a line from Douglas Adams, for modern leftists supporting the rehab industry is an opinion held by all right-thinking people, who are largely recognizable as being right-thinking because they support the rehab industry. People who think Jean Piaget was a painter nevertheless are quite certain that the rehab industry is based on solid science. No, they can't actually explain how rehabilitation is meant to work or what techniques are used, but they're sure that anyone who says things like 'you can't rewire evil' is clearly some kind of dummy dumb-dumb low-life who probably voted leave.
The rehab industry didn't get where it is today despite being based on pseudo-scientific garbage, it got there precisely because it is based on garbage. The whole phony baloney clown show succeeded because it convinced liberals that supporting it was a sign that you were a cut above the common rabble - you know, like Tommy's neighbors.

Hence, we have today's designated baby seal denouncing critics of the rehab industry as 'vile' - jihadists are lovable scamps who've gone a little off the rails, but the common rabble questioning their betters?

That shall not stand! 

Consider this: a bunch of snoots met up with a bunch of convicted jihadists in a fancy place in central London. Well, of course they did. They were never, ever, going to be meeting with Leave voters, were they?