Star Wars: The Fandom Strikes Back

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~ BINKS WAS A Star Wars kid. 14 times that Summer of ’77 me and my two best friends would troop down to the Casino on Gottingen Street, sometimes even to watch two matinées back to back.

The current mess in Star Wars-dom is a sign of the times: The SJW (Social Justice warrior/ Politically Correct) section of pop culture is waging war on comics, movie franchises, TV, and the rest, as part of their general program to dominate everything. Remember how it works:

applylatherrinseRecently, TV-satirist and serial misinformer/ political shill Stephen Colbert stepped into the current Star Wars controversy with a horrid and ham-fisted video-segment (above), which “joked” about a female character chopping off the penises of all the male characters with a light saber, and tossing the mutilated men into a pit. ‘Cuz castration and crippling falls are always super-funny.

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The enemy of political correctness: “Racist White Nerds”. Cuz all white males & nerds are bigots. If you don’t love all recent Star Wars products.. you must be evil and hateful!

Various critical commentators have had their responses, most worth watching. Try this one, and this one.

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Why does this matter? First, Political Correctness (soft Marxism) is seeking total domination of culture, politics, religion, Hollywood, academia, education, the internet, and everything else. Total domination.

Second, this is a coordinated media-attack on “critics of LucasFilm” (a.k.a. disgruntled  & disappointed fans), and a deliberate distraction from the fact that for the first time ever, a Star Wars movie has tanked, and nobody wants to own up, or take the blame– especially the LucasFilm people who’ve been provoking the fan base, doubling down, and calling names.

Third, the fans have been fighting back against the Hollywood & media machine narrative. Like Brexit, Trump, and other none-elite causes, the little people are not supposed to be talking back to their betters in the movie-TV-garbage press merry-go-round that feeds us stuff we must like. This uprising– a Rebellion if you will– must be crushed!

Also, those in charge are circling the wagons around beleaguered film-boss Kathleen Kennedy, who bears ultimate responsibility for the hot steaming mess of the last few years, and the Solo box-office flop. Rumour has it she’s already on her way out… likely to be replaced with something worse.

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The YouTube Note

I wrote the following in response, on the YouTube page in question.

“Mr. Colbert: used to really love your stuff: clever, sharp, creative. Bought a book. Watched the show.

Then, you became a very thinly disguised shill for the Democratic Party, and the Deep State. I’m not sure how you reconcile serving those masters so obediently, but as a Catholic, God comes before Caesar; and truth comes before half lies, disparagement, and parroting the talking-points of the powerful.

You had a real pop-pulpit once, which you could have used for good. I hope you will do so in the future.

Now, you insert yourself into a full meltdown of a beloved franchise at the hands of provocative and success-hating Lucasfilm social justice warriors. This is a complex issue, however narrow the categories of political correctness.

Note: Kelly Marie Tran herself has said nothing about why her Instagram was shut down. In previous interviews, she HAS remarked that you just have to accept negative social media stuff as part of the job, since most commenters don’t know you as a person, just a character or a symbol.

Remember– Kathleen Kennedy PROMISED George Lucas in 2013 (it’s on video) to respect the lore, honour the characters, and encourage the fan base, who have helped make Star Wars what it is over the past 41 years. She utterly broke her promise and betrayed Lucas (remember his “White slavers” comment). Lore? Tossed. Characters? Weirded out, dumbed down, neutered, or tossed. Fandom? Actively mocked by Lucasfilm & others connected with the new sequels.

The result has been mass alienation of the crucial 20-25% of the fans who actually give 80% of the money, collectibles, repeat tickets, and all the rest. Witness the sinking mess that is Solo.

Not to mention nutty director Rian Johnson, who even pissed off J.J. Abrams, and Ron Howard with his arbitrary crap in The Last Jedi. Episode IX next year will be an OK movie, make OK money. But the thrill is gone for a lot of fans of all colours, creeds, men and women, boys and girls, international and North American. Hate on younger men as much as you want, but this mess involves everyone who loves/ loved Star Wars.

By your sloppy easy mockery of one take on this issue, you’ve apparently added another shill-master to your list: LucasFilm & Disney. Makes me glad that I’ve already tuned out the Colbert Dumpster Fire/ Shill Show.”

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

 

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Pope Benedict Was Pushed

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~ LAST TIME AROUND, I mentioned in passing that “Pope Benedict XVI was pushed. He did not jump.” What did I mean?

Most religious journalists are not interested in all the facts. Facts can lead to other facts, and names, and deeds, more questions, then on to awkward truths and uncomfortable (and dangerous) realities.

Better to just ignore The Bad. More happy-time make-believe & pretend is better.. and so much safer.

Get To The Point, Elf

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Point: It is extremely likely that without the interference of the St. Gallen Church Mafia, & a globalist cadre, the U.S. government & banking interests, that the radical & radicalizing Pope Francis would ever have been “elected“, nor Pope Benedict XVI tossed into a surreal semi-retirement of a parallel contemplative Petrine ministry® thingy. A more Leftward Pope was deemed to be more useful to the utopia thing.

It also appears this is hardly a new thing in U.S. policy. Ugly truth indeed.

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“Oh, come off it Binks.. your tinfoil hat must be getting waaay too tight, dude.” The biggest conspiracy (for the good & peace of society)?– pretending that there are no big, overarching, intrusive conspiracies all around us. Every day. Touching All The Things.

The Clintons. Obama’s Past. The NSA. Computer & Smartphone Spyware. Soros. Twitter & FaceBook & Google & YouTube versus conservative news, and your privacy. CIA & FBI dirty works & corruption. Operation Gladio. The “Russians & Hillary”. It’s a long list, of a favourite human occupation since there have been humans: whispering together for advantage.

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Details, Details

This speculation & information about Pope Benedict’s being shoved down the trap door is all over the web, and parallel news websites, yet curiously missing from most mainstream media outlets® & approved Catholic News™ organizations. Of course. Duh.

As a friend of mine comments:

“I have spent a lifetime in politics and journalism. The near complete absence of curiosity or reportage in the world’s media on this astounding ‘resignation’ was, in itself, astounding. Something earthshaking happened here, obviously. Obviously.”

Such undue influence and interference from outside powers in the inner life of a spiritual organization might raise questions about– say– other times & certain other outside (& interior groups) & undue or illegal & illegitimate pressure & subversion brought to bear on the Catholic Church over the past, say, century.. or especially since the 1950s… all in politically & spiritually radical directions. Awkward silence ensues.

Can’t have that. The shiny pretty show must go on.

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Reality Check? Check!

The following links are not top-secret buried on some alt-weird deep web, nor are they hard to find. These were easily searched on The Google, amongst top responses to the query-words “obama pope benedict deposed” — About 376,000 results (0.63 seconds).

Read ’em, and weep.

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Signs Of The Times

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“Middle Ages dictatorship”?

What should this mean? That things are often not just as they seem, and marching blindly onwards is not the best response to evil active in our world, evil acts meant to control & deceive everybody.. except those “In The Know”.

That Benedict XVI was indeed overtaken by “the wolves”– remember the words from his first Mass as Pope: “Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves.

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That Hillary, Obama, John Podesta, George Soros, and certain other bankers and power-brokers & hidden actors– including a goodly number inside the Church herself– are wicked wolves in sheep’s & shepherd’s clothing. Such are trespassing & wicked criminals before God and Man. That a lot of the people we are supposed to trust with our dollars and lives and souls make Gollum from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings look like an innocent, wide-eyed naïve & downright cuddly critter.

That the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio cannot help but know about some of this. Think about it.

So Now What?

What actual consequences flow thereof? What should we ordinary bums-in-pews or collars in pulpits make of such ugliness? Dunno. Way above my pay-grade*. This is heaven & hell & powers & principalities, “Gates Of Death/ Hell shall not prevail” level s of badness and power.

Please pray for all those involved, and my sinful soul, and your own– for all who live in such dangerous, disorienting, and deeply deceptive times.

Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, and He will have the very last laugh.

So saith,

Teh Binks

 

* P.S.  So.. Um.. If– just If– I should mysteriously turn up having shot myself 50 times whilst sky-surfing Mount Everest, then having proceeded to run myself over repeatedly with a steam-roller, please consider that “a suspicious death”. No, I am not suicidal.

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All Shall Be Assimilated!

THE ABOVE is a creepy & loooong commercial on YouTube about some rich Mexican tech-boss, saying that 40 million people in Mexico don’t have the internets.

Mr. Mexi-Tecnho-man visionary states this like internet = clean water, food, a place to live, faith in God.

These poor deprived people are obviously cut off from all goodness. And YouTubes.

When he says the “40 million without” thing, I say “Good for them!” No hate, no fake news, vile and violent images, Candy Crush & Trump lovers & bashers, fads and group-think madness, no portable surveillance and tracking, no unhealthy radiation, no easy government and corporate intrusion into every single life, no internet addiction.

The Wonders of Technolog– Wait…

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The Baird ‘Televisor’. View of the Scottish electrical engineer John Logie Baird and his invention, the ‘Televisor’. The televisor was the first commercially available television set. The 30 line, mechanical scanning image did not take up the entire screen, but was in fact only 6cm high and 2cm wide. The televisor allowed enthusiasts to watch periodic broadcasts from the Baird/British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) studios between 1929 and 1932. Baird’s mechanical scanning system was replaced in 1937 by Marconi/EMI’s electrical scanning system. Baird also pioneered colour, stereoscopic and big screen TV, as well as ultra- short-wave transmission. Photographed in 1927.

When naive old Scotsman John Logie Baird finally invented a workable TV, he was certain this was an unlimited good– education and enlightenment for all! Access to the wisdom and truth of the ages! Social mobility for everyone who wanted it!

Baird could not conceive of “The BoobTube”, porn, tv-addiction, shopping channels, bubble-gum sitcoms, 500 channels and almost nothing on.. or perhaps he’d have spent the rest of his days wrecking his and other inventor’s efforts to prevent the mass-media madness he would help unleash into every home, nook, and cranny.

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Pimping The Webs

Who is helping sell this to Mexico? CHUBB, the giant U.S. Insurance Company. Go figure. Their utopian spiel?

“40 million people in Mexico are not connected to the Internet. Yet. Altan Redes is working to make that happen. In collaboration with multiple financial partners and the Mexican government, they are building a shared wireless network across the country. This will bring the Internet to people in Mexico who have never been connected before. It will provide endless opportunities for continuing education, economic advancement, and a stronger civil society.”

.. and the sun will be brighter, and the grass greener, and the food tastier, and bunnies and flowers will be breaking out all over. Paging John Logie Baird! “..endless opportunities for continuing education, economic advancement, and a stronger civil society.”

Oh yes, things will be different when the internets swamp Mexico– political dissent, social organization, fighting the news-monopolies, radical activism, along with all the addiction and ugliness which will pour into every home computer and smart-phone eating up billions of hours and souls and minds. And the tender technofascist mercies of Google, FaceBook, and Amazon.

Utopia. An awesome idea.. as long as you leave human nature out of the account. ~

So saith,

The Binks

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A Strange New Land

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–> Are modern men becoming CELIBATE? Online movement is encouraging men to ignore women

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~ OH DEAR.. A ‘Back In My Day’ post from a 1/2 centarian.

Ah, the olden days! Our songs, our dreams and goals, our minds were pondering life & jobs, but usually with dating, fabulously-haired boyfriend-girlfriend, and marriage as the goal. How different from the West in 2017.

The sexual revolution, broken homes, & feminism & biased divorce law & constant texting– all have made it clear to many younger men that hook-ups are barely worth it; relationships very risky, and marriage a non-starter. Many of these kids come from what we used to call broken homes, now.. uh ‘blended families’ or some such euphemistic lie.

Unscientific Survey

Of my younger son and his immediate circle of 10 friends (18-24), only 1 has a current (short term) girlfriend. Others haven’t even been dating for AGES.. all their female friends or co-workers are just that, minus a hook-up here and there. Not with a bang or a whimper– just a “Meh?”

And their wider generation is very much the same… don’t dismiss this, for the family/ marriage/ kids Titanic is long past the iceberg moment.And babies? You’ll have to import people to have them…. you know, like the Khadrs. Or the welfare-people born in another land.

For a post-feminist Christian take on all this, try Dalrock.

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The Book

Battle Ready, Cool, and Durable

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~ ITEM:I looked at this “masculine and muscular” military rosary, and said to myself, “The men need to have these!!”

~ ITEM: RUGGED ROSARIES® = The spiritual strength, durability, and reliability of the Holy Rosary PLUS the proven strength, durability, and reliability of paracord.

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~ WORD HAS IT that many persons of a popistical sort have no end of problems with their cool prayer-tool: the rosary. Knotted up in tangles; spontaneously breaking into a pocket full of beads and broken wire; just wearing out.. and for Catholic men, having, well, rather girly-looking jewelery in hand.

Well, no more!

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Witness two new products for the prayer-warrior in these troublous times: the military paracord rosary, and the World war reproduction rosary (seen at top)! That’s right, actual military parachute cord, able to support up to 550 pounds of weight, and ever-useful in survival, fishing, and emergency situations to tourniquets and the like; and metal bead on chain rosaries given to U.S. Catholic soldiers in two world wars, meant to survive just about anything and everything.. actual military service, travel, hiking, construction sites, rough handling, small children, and more.

For the manly Catholic men out there, both give the lie to the old saying that “rosaries are for old women”, and that they must look like tacky Victorian costume jewelry, fit for a dowager. The para-cord ones are especially suitable for military personnel, and can survive a great deal of rough accidental usage; they can hang off your belt, in your car, off your ruck-sack, or (OK, ladies, you can have one too) in your purse.

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Listen TO MC Hammer!

Why? We got to pray, as noted cultural philosopher and performer of musical tunes MC Hammer has noted in one of his songs. As the chaos rises, as the persecution of Christians (especially Catholics) grows under secular regimes, and Jihadi attacks, as out souls thirst for the living God, we need the power, peace, and comfort.. as St. Paul commanded.. “Pray Without Ceasing”. Part of why our civilization is so sick? We’ve ceased to water it, ourselves, or our neighbor and various problems with patient, persistent, and powerful prayer.

Surely Binks has sold his soul for this one? Nope. The WebElf gets no Vatican kickbacks, bribes, inducement, incentive, pay-off, graft, sweeteners, sop, backhander, enticement, hush money, payola, allurement, or corrupting gift for praising up this gear, nor do I own either (yet). I just surf the web, and come across interesting answers to age-old problems, get enthused, and start talking about it online. Squee!!

What Are You Waiting For?

So drop a line to Fr. Richard Heilman and ask about his awesome 1916 Military Combat Rosary and mini prayer-manuals; or over to the paracord people of Cordbands.com’s Rugged Rosaries®, for their wide & interesting line of paracorded holy gear, and other stuffs. They have a lot of different products, scattered over several pages, so check out the entire site if you’re interested.

P.S. Teh Binks loves the Memento Mori’ Skulls Rosary, as seen below.

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So Saith,

Teh Binks

The Non-Losers

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

With apologies to G&S:

I am the very model of a human right commissioner.
I listen to and weigh in on the claim of each petitioner.
My Weltanshauung’s Left and I want everyone to think like me.
And when they don’t I must say that it is the biggest mystery.

I’m very well acquainted, too, with elements heretical
I understand what activates and keeps them so kinetical.
About “hate speech” I’m well apprised and verging on the Stalinist.
And my deliberations are a fact that they cannot resist.

I’ve swallowed all the Kool-Aid of the Trudeau multi-culti cult
And what you see before you is the ultimate and end result.
In short, like a contemporary Spanish inquisitioner.
I am the very model of a human rights commissioner!

I know our mythic history from way back in the 70s.
I ask the trenchant questions and subject folks to the third degree.
I sat there, stunned, as Ezra’s eloquence hit like a tsunami
And told him he’s entitled to opinions–yes, most “certainly”.

I want you all to think nice thought and always act with politesse
‘Cause if you don’t you must agree we’ll be stuck with an awful mess.
In short, consider me society’s “niceness” conditioner
And heed the very model of a human rights commissioner.

– Scaramouche

SECOND PLACE

– Dave Davies

THIRD PLACE

Imagine that you’re having a bad dream with a sound track added…

THE FREE-SPEECH MASH (”MONSTER MASH” 😉

I WAS SURFING ON THE WEB LATE ONE NIGHT
WHEN MY EYES BEHELD A SCARY SIGHT
FOR RICK WARMAN’S LEGAL BRIEFS BEGAN TO RISE
AND SUDDENLY TO MY SURPRISE

HE SUED LEVANT (HE WANTS TO SUE LEVANT)
EZRA LEVANT (AND SCORE A TAX-FREE GRANT)
BUT WARMAN CAN’T (HEAR HIS PATHETIC RANT)
DEFEAT LEVANT (HE’LL NEVER BEAT LEVANT)

FROM ACROSS THE SERVERS IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH
TO THE FEDERAL COURTROOMS WHERE DECREES GO FORTH
FREESPEECHERS CAME FROM ALL OVER THE NET
TO HELP PAY OFF EZRA’S LEGAL DEBTS.

THEY DID THE MASH (THEY DID THE FREE-SPEECH MASH)
THE FREE-SPEECH MASH (THEY PONIED UP THE CASH)
THEY DID THE MASH (THEY SHELLED OUT IN A FLASH)
THEY DID THE MASH (THEY MADE A FREE-SPEECH STASH)

THE BLOGGERS WERE FEELING FINE
THE WITNESSES WERE DIVINE
THE GUESTS INCLUDED BINKY
JAY CURRIE AND MARK STEYN

SHIRLENE MC GOVERN ASKED HIM “WHAT’S YOUR INTENT?”-
EZRA RESPONDED, “YOU CAN ALL GET BENT!”
EL-MASRY’S CONGRESS TRIED TO SMASH DOWN THE DOOR
WITH HIS LAW-SCHOOL SHILLS, THE SOCK PUPPET FOUR

FORGET LEVANT (THEY DIDN’T WANT LEVANT)
NO NOT LEVANT (THOSE LAWYERS-IN-SHORT-PANTS)
IT’S SUCH A PAIN (THEY DRIVE US ALL INSANE)
THEY’RE SO INANE (THEY WANT TO BUST MCLEAN’S)

OUT OF THE STAR CHAMBER CAME A CRY
SEEMS WARMAN’S CASH-COW WAS RUNNING DRY
HE OPENED THE DOOR, LET OUT A SCREAM,
AND SAID, “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY TAX-FREE MONEY SCHEME?”

WE’RE FIGHTING BACK (AND IT’S A SNEAK ATTACK)
WE’RE FIGHTING BACK (DOWN TO THE LAST MAN-JACK)
WE’RE FIGHTING BACK (WE’LL KICK YOUR ARSES BLACK)
YES WE’LL FIGHT BACK (WE’RE TAKING FREE-SPEECH BACK)

NOW EVERYTHING’S COOL ‘CAUSE WE’RE MAKING A STAND
AND THIS FREE-SPEECH THING IS THE LAW OF THE LAND
FOR YOU, THE LIBERAL, THIS RIGHT WAS MEANT TOO
WHEN YOU SHUT DOWN MY BLOG, TELL THEM LUCY SENT YOU

OR WE COULD MASH (LET’S DO THE FREE-SPEECH MASH)
PLEASE DON’T BE RASH (OR ELSE YOU MIGHT GET SMASHED)
COME ON AND MASH (DON’T START A HATE-SPEECH CLASH)
GET DOWN AND MASH (LET’S DO THE FREE-SPEECH MASH)

– Bob Ferdinand

FOURTH PLACE

Poposed T-shirt: “Oppose speech muzzle-ems: Support Mark Steyn!”

– Richard Ball

5th PLACE

Ballade on the Imprudent Utterances of Two Gentlemen

Said Ezra: “Well, it’s newsworthy, for one;
People are dying all around the world.
To what was meant for freedom, and for fun,
These killers flock as to a flag unfurled.
But more than this, such grim invective hurled
By foaming imams at unfettered speech
Confirms what I have long and always held:
That thoughts and words should lie beyond their reach.”

Said Mark: “Of all the subjects of the age,
The long, slow western suicide is one
That should, with Islam’s worldwide rise, engage
The minds of all who toil beneath the sun.
When imams say their battle’s just begun,
When pundits milquetoast tolerance beseech,
It’s vital, then, when all is said and done,
That thoughts and words should lie beyond their reach.”

But no: “That’s only your opinion, sirs;
We live in a plural society,
Where those whose ideas differ much from yours
Can drag you here, before this HRC,
And, laying out their grievances for free,
Suborn you to their feelings, each by each.
And all this done, how then, sirs, could it be
That thoughts and words could lie beyond our reach?”

Dear sirs, you have but thirty days to close
Your mouths, or failing that, perchance, to reach
Some amicable settlement with those
Who’d have your thoughts and words within their reach.

– Nick Milne

SIXTH PLACE

T-shirt: “Richard Warman and the Canadian Human Rights Commission: where “human rights” means always having to say you’re sorry”

– Chris Chan

Honourable Mention

Ezra fit de battle of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ottawa;
Ezra fit de battle of Ottawa
And the CHRT came a tumblin’ down.

You may talk about the man of Gideon,
You may talk about the man of Saul,
There’s none like good ol’ Ezra, and the battle of Ottawa.

Up to the walls of Ottawa
He marched with spear in hand;
“Go blow them ram horns,” Ezra cried,

“for the battle is in my hand.”

Ezra fit de battle of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ottawa;
Ezra fit de battle of Ottawa
And the CHRT came a tumblin’ down.

– Frank Hilliard

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