Wednesday, December 30, 2015
A Long Time Ago In a Galaxy Far Far Away
It's not very often I get to see something that so personifies the decline and collapse we are living through as I did this afternoon.
Don't worry there are no spoilers in this post if you are worried about that. I won't go into any real juicy details I am just going to point out a few things to help me make my point.
I have noticed for some time now the entertainment industry seems entirely unable to produce anything new. I have often found myself wondering whether this was a sign of the decline showing itself because of the dumbing down of who is actually promoted, as in the case of requiring racist Brown skinned directors like Abrams who must put his PC-spin into the movies he has ruined. Or a lack of gambling and adventurous spirit as no one wants to back anything but a sure hit and the best way to insure a sure hit is to go with what worked before.
Maybe it is a combination of the two?
Anyway it seems pretty obvious to me the entertainment industry has been stagnant for years. They are only able to retell the same old tried and true stories but demand this time they put their own multi-cult/femi-nazi spin on everything. Which always means turning a White Male character into a Black and making sure he is compassionate and the obvious love interest for the strong leading White Woman character.
A sure sign of the decline of a civilization can be seen when it's art stagnates and ours has been pretty stagnant for over a decade now.
Ok so enough of that. I could ramble on for pages about what it shows and how it fits but it's one of those things that if you know what I am saying you get it, and if you don't, well nothing I say will convince you.
So what did I think of this new "Star Wars The Force Awakens" movie?
Well I thought it was the perfect holiday movie. The parents were all out at work and they dropped the kids off at the grandparent's house to spend the day. There was an entire neighborhood of them, plus the one Black family around the corner, and they all got together to play using grandpa's old stories from when he was in WWII as the template.
The only difference is these days they now have much cooler toys to re-enact the battles with!!!
The grandparents hobbled around making some cute one liners and sharing knowing looks and winks with each other while the children changed the story to fit their lack of patience and tried to ignore all that stuff about training and dedication. Raw talent is all anyone needs right? Besides that's more fun. Who wants to wait around and grow into anything, that's too much work, we want it all and we want it now. We want Easter egg prizes whenever the going gets tough. Hidden allies every step of the way to do the dirty work and take one for "our" team (meaning us) and villains that are simply inept White guys we can overcome with ease.
The new toys did look good though I will give it that.
If you get what I am saying here then you just do and you can see it too. While I am still convinced I am not going to actually see the other side of this decline I am now convinced I have seen our society from it's peak to it's lowest point before the collapse.
The entire story of our decline was just made obvious to me in one two and a half hour movie. It's all there just a pale, distorted shadow of it's original depth and glory displayed before us with pretty lights and loud explosions.
At least the prequel movies kept the feel and the story alive to a point.
As I said if you understand what I am saying here you see how this fits into a sustainable and collapse blog. When this thing goes down many many people are going to fall hard.
May the force be with them....
And Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!