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Watership Dune

Posted in Books & Reading, Humor on June 15th, 2023
Watership Dune
Watership Dune

For we honor and respect Bunhulud, for he is the Maker. It is by Him and him alone that the flayrah will flow.

Postmodern Fairy Tales

Posted in Books & Reading, Society on June 2nd, 2023
Postmodern Fairy Tales - Weaponizing Fantasy
Postmodern Fairy Tales
Weaponizing Fables

Laugh all you want – and, in all truth, prima facie, this sort of thing is kind of funny. But, it’s also part and parcel of what the Left, especially the anti-normative #wokeists, have been doing to children’s books and such. They’ve been pushing and pushing hard to “mainstream” their postmodern fairy tales in order to warp the minds of our children.

How They Weaponize Fables

Step 1: Take any classic tale of Good vs. evil and add moral ambiguity to it

Step 2: Turn the Villain into either and Anti-Hero or actual Hero

Step 3: Have the Damsel or equivalent change sides and collude with the Villain

Step 4: Make the Villain, the Damsel, and/or the Hero all victims of society

Step 5: Sexualize the story

Step 6: Add the Gay

And that’s how these deranged and dangerous things do it. It’s a real-world example of the Boiling Frog pseudo-fable or apologue – one small step, one small corruption, one small degeneration at a time until we reach a point that is fundamentally unrecognizable. And worse, it’s all done in the name of “children needing stories about people like them” or “it’s important to breakdown current ideals and norms.

And Yet, No Conspiracy Is Needed

That’s what makes this worse, more destructive to our children’s future, and harder to combat; there’s no real conspiracy needed. Each step down the road to perversion is specific and self-contained and it starts small, and almost reasonable. But then, each group who wants acceptance and privilege wants a little bit more. And they each, for the most part, only think of what they want, as if they were in a vacuum. And, then the next, more abnormal than the last group wants theirs…

And, Folks! We’ve been greasing the slope or allowing it to be greased for over six decades. It’s not a wonder that the slide to degeneracy has reached terminal velocity.

No, IMRHO, the closest there is or needs to be to a conspiracy is that the grifters from each group of advocates for the individual special interest groups need to keep manufacturing “oppression” in order to stay relevant and profitable, be it monetarily or in social capital. They literally can’t “win” because then they be done.. and then what would they do?

This why Feminists turned into vile things, when they originally had a real point. It’s also why Feminists allied themselves with as other special interest groups as they could and labeled it “Intersectionality.” They won, and rightly so back then. But, they needed to push the bar back or fade into history. It’s also why LGB turned into LGBT, then LGBTQ, and then into whatever alphabet soup it is now. They’re all in a state of perpetual war against normative society because they can’t afford to declare victory!

Don't Judge

Posted in Books & Reading, Humor, Movies on June 1st, 2023
Don't Judge A Book By Its Movie
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Movie

Really! This is sage advice. Don’t ever judge a book by the movie adaption of it. This is especially true of actual novel-length works since they contain far too much content for a single movie.

Oh! And yes, this holds true in both directions. If you liked the movie, you may still dislike the book, or even hate it – e.g., I know of very, very few people who enjoyed Starship Troopers as a movie who also didn’t hate Heinlein’s actual 1959 novel.

You Are Here

Posted in Books & Reading, Humor, Society on May 28th, 2023
You Are Here
You Are Here

In case any of you were wondering, in the metaverse of science fiction universe’s space-time coordinates, you are here. You, I, and the rest of us poor schmucks are right at the nexus of pretty much every major dystopian creation of the last 100 years. 😉

Pedantic, Over-Thinking Note: My one issue with this venn diagram is that I would have put 1984 and Brave New World in opposing positions instead of next to each other.

Watership Downer

Posted in Books & Reading, Humor on April 26th, 2023
Watership Downer
Watership Downer

ROFLMAO Yeah! That about sums up reading Richard Adam’s Watership Down for the first time. I remember first reading it as a child – I was 9 or 10 I think – and “Fucking Hell!” pretty much sums up my thoughts about the story at the time. I’m not sure if I had any expectations, but what I got sure wasn’t whatever I did expect!