I fucking hate modern news. I really do. It’s basically just a giant SJW and far-right circle-jerk. Whatever your preference, there’s something to jerk you. Some click-bait trash to tell you how right your beliefs are about the world and how you need to inform everyone else about how right you are. It’s amazing. Now we have that coming into play with the new Star Trek series that looks kind of crappy, truth be told. According to an article in The Independent, it has the first black lead. Here’s a link, see for yourself. “Journalism” in 2017. Too fucking lazy to do a two second Google search! UGH!
I guess Capt. Benjamin Sisko, who helped lead the fight against the Dominion and won a war using some really dark methods didn’t exist? I guess we’re going to pretend that he isn’t real if we look the other way? A character who is a total badass and clocked Q in the face?! He isn’t real, The Independent?! Two seconds on Google would show you how fucking stupid you are!
But that isn’t the worst of it. Then there are the ones who made this chick out to be the first female lead in a Star Trek series ever. Wait, wait?! Did you hear that, Capt. Katherine Janeway of the Federation starship Voyager?! You don’t exist! Now I already can see the revisionist history with these publications quickly going in and changing it to female black lead. I fucking guarantee it. For the days when a publication would print something that stupid, they had to print a fucking retraction and look really dumb. We could all look at the author and laugh at their lack of integrity.
Social justice is the worst. A lot of people are saying now that anti-SJWs are worse than them, and there are plenty of people who live down to that reputation. However, the real villain that I see is these people who play revisionist history with everything they touch. What’s that? There haven’t been any strong female characters before Katniss Everdeen in teen fiction? What’s that? Before Wonder Woman there haven’t been any strong female characters in comic book films? Whatever their little pet issue is, they can rewrite history to fit their narrative. Video games have been putting up with this crap for years. All the little Anita Sarkeesian wannabes (and the woman herself before she left the gaming sphere to take on fruit that no one really cares about) who want to tell us how gaming has never had any strong female protagonists before whats-her-name from Gone Home.
I hate that we live in this culture. I truly do. Because there’s no ability to look at anything with a nuanced perspective. Rather than appreciating a good character in a good piece of fiction, now they have to be some great cultural milestone. Rather than just admit that 2016’s Ghostbusters was a festering pile of shit, it is somehow empowering to women because queef joke or some fucking thing.
The more that I see shit like this, the more I realize that art is dying out. Instead of having people who can come together and look at something just admiring it for this reason or that reason, people in the media have to sing praises left and right. Well, they don’t have to, but know that incendiary titles get clicks. Saying this chick is the first black lead will get a ton of people clicking, all so they can go into the comments and fight it out about Capt. Sisko. Modern media is being designed in order to get the most clicks that one can. Hence why I try and avoid it. Granted, sometimes it’s impossible to talk about something without sounding incendiary. I mean, I did title this that I disagree with the premise of whats-her-name being the first black lead. Waiting to see who comes in to claim my being too lazy to look up that chick’s name to put in there makes me a racist. Because after all, in the age of making everything under the sun racist, me making a statement might as well join the pantheon of screeching idiots online.
No one can just like things anymore. Granted, I admittedly over-analyze things. But there’s a reason – because I really want to dive into stuff that I love or stuff that I hate. It’s part of my enjoyment of a medium. And I leave myself open to having my views challenged. But the moment you start telling some of these morons that their views are wrong, you get the ardent defenders who have to champion social justice talking points just because they exist. All the “check your privilege!” retards.
In an age where we have an anti-fascist group who has the same ideology as the Nazis they claim to be against with might making right, and how this could very well lead to a civil war, is it any surprise that nuance is gone from the public discourse? If it is, it shouldn’t be. But in the meantime, learn to Google, you dumb shits!
Until next time, a quote,
“What are you waiting for, people? Carry out your orders!” – Capt. Benjamin Sisko, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine