Yesterday, I wrote on the extreme left’s efforts to pervert the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, arguably one of the most influential and celebrated authors of the western world. The reason, I wrote, was that twisting and perverting the tales of Middle Earth isn’t just because they hate Tolkien (whom they think is racist), but because they know his work is influential and want to utilize that influence to sell people on their ideas.
Tolkien’s work is hardly the first successful property the extreme left has tried to appropriate, and it definitely won’t be the last. That’s because the left has to appropriate the work of others…these ideas can’t find success on their own. They have to piggyback the ideas into these worlds that you already enjoy spending time in so that you’re forced to confront and hopefully accept these ideas.
This is because activists are rarely good storytellers. When the point of your character or storyline is effectively propaganda, people smell the obvious ideological push and tune out. It tries too hard and insists on the idea they want you to accept, and as a result, the story and character suffer. People go find something more interesting to do.
The leftist activists know this, and so the idea comes to them that they can just inject their philosophies and ideologies into established properties, forcing it on you there. Since they have almost uncontested control of the cultural landscape in western society, they begin to push concepts, characters, and perversions into things they’ll know you’ll see.
It’s insidious, it’s lazy, and it’s evidence that these ideas aren’t good enough to stand on their own. They’re parasitic. Without these stronger hosts to carry them around, they die quickly.
Somewhat appropriately, like most parasites, whatever stronger host they infect quickly becomes sickly and dies off as well.
For instance, the social justice left that infiltrated and infected Marvel comics began releasing comics with leftist messaging and characters that represented their ideals all the way back in 2015. Female Thor was released, complete
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