The Elite Cult(ure) has captured many of our institutions in a top down bid to push wokeness from the elites to the normies. However, because wokeness isn’t actually compatible with objective reality it’s slowly hollowing out and destroying the very institutions it has captured as regular people begin to tune out from the mediocre drivel that’s being offered. I covered in part one how wokeness is gutting sports with both bad ratings and our woke Olympic athletes that are no longer the cream of the crop. Today, we’ll look at Hollywood and see the fracture between normies and elites couldn’t get any larger.
If you’re an 80’s kid like me then you most likely remember He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. It was a silly show but when I saw the trailer for the new He-Man show I was kind of excited. The animation looked great and the battle between classic characters He-Man and Skeletor looked like it might be fun. Alas, no. He-Man dies in the first episode and then comes back from Heaven in the last episode only for ol’ Skeletor to skewer him again. The cartoon is basically the Teela show as she pretty much beats up all the baddies and she doesn’t even need the Sword of Power to do it because that’s just how badass she is. *shrugs and yawns* What’s even the point of a He-Man?
It’s the constantly regurgitated “Strong Woman” trope that the woke push where she has no faults and no flaws. I’m not joking – in this cartoon Teela’s biggest fear is that she’s too strong and powerful. Ugh. When characters simply have nothing to overcome, nothing to face or challenge them that they have to fight to live up to… it just gets boring really quickly. No wonder it got 37% from normies and 96% from woke critics that are part of the Elite Cult(ure). I will not be watching Part 2.
Star Trek has always been a favorite franchise of mine - specifically Star Trek: The Next Generation. I was excited to see that Patrick Stewart would reprise his role as Jean Luc Picard and I was interested in Star Trek: Discovery which featured a young Spock. I got a subscription to CBS’s streaming service and two weeks later canceled it after making it through about 5 episodes of each one. Critics love these shows! Normies – not so much.
The Star Trek that I grew up with was a bright and optimistic version of the future where technology had made it so no one wanted for anything really. There were still wars with certain alien species but it was a show about humans overcoming problems and difficulties. These new shows were dark and depressing and not particularly well written. Picard is a bumbling old man whom always has to be put in his place. Discovery started off fine but then really goes dark. These people don’t understand what made Star Trek Star Trek in the first place.
This show is so woke that it turned the male Doctor into a woman! How’s that for “subverting your expectations”? And you know what? With some actual writers that had some talent and an actress with some gravitas – it could have worked. Instead, what we got was a show of the basest, blandest, and boring stories with even worse acting. Doctor Who was a show about a Time Lord with a Tardis that traveled literally everywhere in time and space with crazy, outlandish stories. Now, you get the Doctor traveling to the United States in the 1950’s because racism or to India in the 1940’s because colonial patriarchy. They even gave him/her an origin story which was the last thing the Doctor really needed. And look at the critic scores – 90% liked it while only 20% of the fans did. What absolute and utter garbage.
The first show of season 11 with Jodie Whittaker as the new doctor had the highest ratings of a Doctor Who show in a decade. People wanted to give it a chance. By the end of her and show writer Chris Chibnall’s third season the show had shed over 70% of its audience and the BBC showed them the door. Frankly, I’ll be surprised if the show can ever come back. The BBC is completely infected by wokeness and they won’t have the talent or ability to hire the right talent to bring it back.
Yeah, I’m not going to waste much time on this one. Rey was just good at the force and could do whatever needed to be done when it needed to be done. Luke is a sad, old man drinking green tit juice. I was honestly just bored through 90% of this movie. Garbage. But hey – 90% of the critics liked it. The audience panned it like all the others.
All of these woke nightmares here are established series with deep canon and millions of fans. It’s a tactical decision for them to do this. They think they can sneak in “The Message” by hijacking established franchises but it’s clearly an epic fail as normies are actively rejecting what’s being offered. This simply won’t be sustainable going forward. Studios and streaming services are starting to lose money and customers. Netflix lost 430,000 subscribers last quarter. Disney+ subscriber growth has dropped off sharply in the US. Sure, some of this is people canceling as they get back to life as normal after Covid but I bet there’s a bunch of people like me that said “Nah, I don’t need to keep watching these things.”
It’s a shame – but they’ve ruined most of these franchises for me. I don’t know if they’ll ever be able to pull me back in to Star Wars, Star Trek, or Dr. Who ever again. The only thing that gives me comfort is that now that they’ve destroyed these series and no one watches them they don’t have any vehicles for their message because these people are not talented enough to create something new that people would enjoy and watch.
It can also run the other direction, too. Critics panned the first season of The Orville. I loved it from the first episode. It’s funny. Intelligent. Well written. The cast does a superb job of both being serious at times and hilarious at others. In many ways, Orville is the true spiritual successor to Star Trek: Next Generation rather than the new Star Treks like Discovery and Picard. I don’t know why critics didn’t like it and frankly I don’t care. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - the Cult does not see objective reality like most people do. They have fractured and disconnected from the true culture of this country.
A sad aspect that is positive from the destruction of these franchises is their track record of failure is well established now and has become so overwhelmingly evident that even woke organizations like the BBC are having to step back and reevaluate their programming. It’s being utterly rejected by most people and if they continue this route they’ll simply destroy themselves.
Programming is expensive. Wokeness will break you.