The World is Ready for the Rise of ‘Dissident Cinema’

One windfall of the Star Wars sequel trilogy fiasco is that it clued millions of ordinary people in to what folks in the counterculture have known for years: Hollywood isn’t in the business of producing entertainment for a profit. Instead, the movie industry has become a propaganda factory for the Death Cult that’s seized control of the culture.


A common topic of conversation in dissident circles, especially among dissenting creatives, is how to use their talents to counter the dominant narrative. Taking the established industry back looks like a nonstarter since Hollywood is on the verge of falling to China.



Creating a parallel dissident cinema scene might be a more feasible idea. I’ve written before about how it’s easier and cheaper than ever to make your own movie. An enterprising director could put together the necessary crew and equipment to make a sharp little indie film with a budget equivalent to the average novel or comic book crowdfunder. Pro quality editing software, and even high-end hardware like a RED cam, is within an upstart production’s means.


The real question to ask is how to craft movies that effectively counter the Death Cult’s message. Two wrinkles usually arise to derail the discussion at this point. 


First, those of a more Libertarian bent will argue that right-wing message fiction is just as bad as left-wing message fiction, and it’s incumbent upon film makers to simply tell an entertaining story.


This objection misses the point because it assumes that the Death Cult successfully spread its message via heavy-handed message peddling. People who make this argument overlook the fact that they themselves were increasingly put off Hollywood’s offerings the more overtly the studios pushed their message. If message fic worked, Hollywood wouldn’t be floundering. But the Cult’s conditioning did work on most people, so the message fic must be a symptom of the conditioning, not the cause.



That brings us to the second mistake that often fouls up countercultural art. This error is more common among Conservative artists who likewise start from the false premise that overt message fic is how the Cult delivers its propaganda. They then rush headlong into the equal and opposite error of purposefully trying to make their own message fic, but Conservative.


Both groups of dissenting artists fail to understand how the enemy managed to indoctrinate several generations with their victims none the wiser. The genderswapping and blackwashing on full display now are just victory laps. Hollywood got to where it is now by using subtle storytelling techniques to break down audiences’ resistance.


A detailed examination of these techniques is beyond the scope of this blog post. What can be explained within the confines of this piece is the simplest and most effect means of influencing how movie viewers think.



To understand this method, one need only understand the archetypal role of the protagonist. This is the character who drives the story by setting out on a quest to achieve a concrete goal against opposition.


Hollywood learned through long trial and error to make the protagonist as likeable and relatable to audiences as possible. The idea is to make audiences identify with the hero.


Nowadays, the studios have turned this approach on its head. The contemporary movie protagonist is an utterly inhuman Mary Sue with no compelling reason to pursue a goal since she’s already said to be perfect. Instead, she uses her screen time to deliver a series of lectures on Death Cult pieties.


Again, that is not the conditioning. That is a humiliation ritual meant to rub the remaining fans’ noses in it.



The conditioning came before that. And the way it happened was by Hollywood churning out decades of movies wherein heroes whom audiences identified with achieved their goals by acting according to the Death Cult’s morals.


That point bears repeating. To bring movie audiences around to your way of thinking, show characters they like being successful by acting in line with your moral standard.


Contrary to what anti-message fic purists say, this method does not have to involve hamfisted preaching. In fact, the subtler the delivery is, the better.


Ironically, the last movies to even halfway subtly counter the Death Cult’s conditioning were 80s slasher flicks. Contemporary feminist types love to gripe about how anybody who fornicated or lit up a joint received a death sentence, while only the virginal girl survived.


The slasher genre died out in the early 90s. If you look at teen sex and drug use statistics, both declined from their peak in 1980 and only started rising again in the 90s. That’s not to give all the credit for the reduction in degeneracy to slasher flicks, but it’s undeniable that those movies exerted considerable influence on the youth culture of the time.


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Brian Niemeier

Brian Niemeier is a best selling science fiction author and a John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer finalist. His second book, Souldancer, won the first ever Dragon Award for Best Horror Novel., and its sequel, The Secret Kings, became a 2017 Dragon Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel. He's currently crowdfunding his latest work Combat Frame XSeed: CY 40 Second Coming on Indiegogo. Read more of his work at or pick up his books via Amazon.