I’ve written a long piece about who the Nazis actually were. I had to go through that exercise because uneducated Social Justice Warriors seem to believe that Nazis are still around in great measure 74 years after they were defeated in Germany. They go around talking about “punching Nazis” because they fancy themselves as Indiana Jones, Captain America, and/or Hellboy in a Walter Mitty kind of way. Kids with strong imaginations do this sort of thing when they play pretend.
Enter director Rian Johnson who insists on using his film Knives Out to make a political point that doesn’t exist. UPROXX recently published an interview with Rian Johnson:
You have a literal Nazi in the movie who learned how to be one from the internet.
That’s not really unique to anything I went through. That’s kind of anyone who’s on the internet these days. And, for me, it was that and all of the stuff in the movie that has a little more bite to it in that way. I mean, it all springs from Agatha Christie had all these character types like the dusty old colonel, all the types that are calcified now. She was writing about types who were very present when she was read. She was writing about British society. And so the idea was we’re going to do a modern day American murder.
The actual nazis never had access to the internet in the 1930s and 1940s. SJWs will argue that Rian is referring to the handful of malcontents who stupidly waste their time under the banner of Neo-Nazis.
Recently, the satirical site NPC Daily published a parody with the headline, “It’s time to admit that Dave Chappelle is a white supremacist.” It was essentially making fun of the left’s proclivity to call anyone and everyone a Nazi in a Pavlovian manner. But just last year, The Daily Beast published a serious article with the headline, “Why Young Men of Color Are Joining White-Supremacist Groups.” So when the fringe left parodies itself with serious pieces, how real can the problem actually be?
It’s difficult to find actual numbers on Neo-Nazi populations in the United States because so many fringe left writers count anyone who voted for Trump as a Neo-Nazi. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an entirely worthless source due to its fringe left bias. But it can hardly be said to be a major problem in the country today. A few people also cosplay and pretend to be druids in the modern-day, despite the bulk of the actual belief system of the real druids and Celtic beliefs being long lost for centuries.
So despite the desire of the social justice addicted to fancy themselves as some sort of punching folk hero, these kinds of claims of widespread Naziism really shouldn’t be taken seriously.
The Rian Johnson interview continued:
Younger people are surprised to learn The Empire Strikes Back wasn’t the consensus “best Star Wars movie” until maybe even the ’90s. It was polarizing for quite some time.
The trajectory of The Last Jedi reminds me of that.
This particular interviewer for UPROXX appears to be older, but we’ve seen this kind of historical revision by people who weren’t around at the time before. It’s amusing to watch twenty-somethings cherry-pick a few poor reviews and then attempt to use that to rewrite history, rather than listen to the people who were actually alive at the time. But, this is all intended to somehow put the awful Last Jedi on equal footing with the most highly regarded Star Wars film, and it’s very transparent.
Right. As opposed to everything we just talked about before this.
That’s the thing. But, as a kid, I distinctly remember being disappointed by The Empire Strikes Back.
Was that the first one you saw?
That was my first one.
So Rian Johnson was probably disappointed because he saw the second movie before he saw the first one. He just hasn’t figured out that basic truth yet. But, this is also that old social justice tactic, whereby they attempt to lift one thing up by denigrating another. In this instance, Rian is attempting to left The Last Jedi up, by denigrating The Empire Strikes Back. But the problem that Rian is having, is that the general public can still see what’s up on screen. So all argumentation is moot.
The weird thing about Empire was I had the toys before I saw it. All the older kids had been telling me how fun the original Star Wars is. Then Empire is released and my parents take me and it’s like, what the hell was that?
Luke gets symbolically castrated by his father.
Everything is symbolic of castration to these genital-obsessed types. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, kid.
As a little kid it’s like, I thought this was supposed to be fun?
Yeah. It sticks. That’s why that’s the one that, even though at that time I had that reaction to it, it stuck in me and it resonated with me. I remember the Prequels, that acrimony of the prequels. I think people forget exactly the tenor of the danger. We remember because we were in the thick of it. So, I mean, I don’t know. I think that anything with a passionate following always has a passionate following and Star Wars is that, even more so. You can’t be angry at one side of it when it’s also the reason the positive is so passionate, you know? It’s all part of the same thing and it always was like this basic thing. That’s why I love it.
He loves it so much that he mutes that side.
Originally published here.