At least they’re finally being honest? I saw this on Twitter, and it just blew my fucking mind. Since I don’t have the mental energy right now to go after this little bit of social justice bullshit, I am going to share the screen-cap of the article with you and take this on as a concept. Because I’ve talked about this in the past. I’ve argued that instead of making characters who already have established versions of themselves in fiction become their race, why not make their own characters? It seems that an SJW has finally come out to say that they don’t actually want to do that. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
So now we know – SJWs really do just want the white man’s table-scraps. Glad we can stop arguing against that. It’s just so unbelievable to read shit like this. Especially with picture of Miles Morales on there! The best version of changing the identity of a character into someone new, to date. Miles is his own character. He has his own flaws and identity and when you talk about him, you come to your own opinion. It’s what makes him fit into the role of Spider-Man. But no! That’s not good enough for SJWs. Instead of having their own ideas and doing the heavy lifting to bring that vision to life, they just want to leech off of what is already made.
This genuinely makes no sense to me. Having their own interesting character isn’t good representation? The way I see it, this is laziness. Sheer laziness. Because, when you make a new character, that takes work. Lots of work. You have to give them a back-story, a personality, family, friends, problems, a world in which they live that differentiates them from the world of the hero that we typically know. All of that takes effort and time. But social justice doesn’t wanna do that. That’s too much effort to putting into making their diverse world come to fruition.
I swear to Groj, these people are some of the laziest fuckers I have ever seen. Why don’t they want this? Is it just to co-opt the white people’s world? Is that? Does their need for “representation” just mean taking over all the stuff that traditionally has been done by white people? If so, can they not see that that just makes them look intellectually and creatively bankrupt? New characters can be good. When they’re done well, course. Part of why Miles Morales is one of the best examples of doing this right is that he is an interesting character. There are plenty of comics with him being well-written and having his own unique plot. Making a new version who is a disabled, Vietnamese lesbian doesn’t just automatically make them good.
And maybe that’s the other part of how lazy these people and their ideas are. They just assume that their version is just as good because it has the skin tone that they want to be in that role. No, you fucking losers! There are PLENTY of versions of characters who suck. Just look at movies like X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Every character in that version got butt-raped. It’s why Ryan Reynolds worked as hard as he did to get his own version of Deadpool. Will the black version of that character be super awesome just because they’re black?
Something else these people forget is that different skin tone means that their audience is different. Using the Deadpool example, you think that the self-aware style of humor is going to connect with black people as easily as it does with white ones? I’m really asking, here. One of things I liked about the first three seasons of The Boondocks (but not the fourth season. Fuck that abortion) was that it worked to make black humor accessible to white people, and went out of its way to show that there is a difference between these communities and how both of them see the world. It led to some of the funniest bits, like the infamous “Nigga Moment” bit. It’s hilarious.
That’s not meant to be an offensive thought. It’s just how different communities of people process things. But you can’t tell these people that! Because they don’t want to process these things. It’s just “these people have this skin tone, so that’s enough.” Does that mean I want the Soul Plane of superhero movies? Absolutely not. I want it to be done with some dignity that an unfortunate amount of “black” comedy films lack. Not meaning dark, by the way, but those created for the African American community.
I would think that those who really care about this shit, would actually prefer somebody who is unique and interesting and well-written and brings something new to a genre instead of taking recycled white people stuff and putting a black face on it. But I guess, according to Steven Padnick, that isn’t the case! This kind of thinking should offend people who ACTUALLY care about these issues, but it doesn’t. They go along with it, hook, line, and sinker, because that’s the world we live in.
So, do I think a new version of a superhero that is a new character that just happens to be a Vietnamese lesbian is a bad thing? I don’t know. Write it out, design it, if it’s a comic, show me some story-boards for it, and let’s see what you do. It’s a lot work, but that’s kind of how good fiction comes about. When intelligent people with drive and passion do their damndest to make something unique and interesting. Instead of just taking up something someone else made and slapping a new ethnic group on it. I’m sorry for all the creatively void SJWs who can’t see it, but that’s on them, not us.
I think about all the black superheroes that I like. The chief among them being Blade. I think about the first movie with that character, and how he was brought to life so brilliantly by Wesley Snipes. All of the effort and care that went into making this a cool character, just taken away with a new ethnic group. Or the version of Black Panther from Civil War. Yeah, I didn’t like his titular film. Got WAY too preachy for my taste. These people who have become icons of characters firmly for the creative writing and direction to bring them to life. But their culture warrior counterparts would rather that instead of those who took that time to make these things cool, we just slap a new ethnic coat of paint on it. Why am I the only person who finds that offensive? It should offend them too.
It’s like saying – we know you can’t make cool things yourselves, so have the leftovers white people don’t want anymore. And you know, all of this bitching about representation wouldn’t be happening anyway if people in this country could actually appreciate foreign cinema. But wait, that has subtitles. I cannot tell you how many people, across all the political spectrum, have said “if I wanted to read a movie, I would have just read a book.” There are masterful films made from all sorts of foreign markets, but you wouldn’t know that because people in this country (SJWs included) are so fucking jingoistic and stupid.
After all, it’s not like there aren’t a ton of good movies that come out with good representation every year. It’s just that they aren’t the big blockbusters! A movie about five female scientists going into an alien zone to figure out the cause behind a spreading phenomena? Nobody saw it. A movie about growing up gay in the black community that doesn’t have the usual trapping of a TON of rap in it, instead taking the concept seriously and not shying away from the fact that being gay kinda sucks in the black community? Radio silence. A military film with not only a ton of skin tones, but also ideological diversity, with every role being great and not a single miscast in the whole thing, telling a story about the morality of drone strikes for the greater good? Not hearing shit from these people! They just want to have the big blockbusters be all about them. Lazy fucks!
So yeah, this is where we’re at. Telling black people, specifically, that having the white man’s table scraps is a good thing. It’s “representation.” Go figure.
Until next time, a quote,
“Can we get serious now?” -Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Sully