popular culture and kids

I’ve just been reading a discussion thread at Steve Sailer’s iSteve blog on the latest Star Wars movie and I find myself filled with dismay. It’s not the fact that the movie itself is apparently virulent anti-white pro-liberal propaganda, That goes without saying. What I find dismaying is the number of commenters who tell us that they have just taken their children to see this movie and they were appalled by the propaganda and by the fact that the propaganda was just as bad as that in the previous Star Wars movie. They admit that they knew the movie would be politically correct propaganda and yet they took their kids to see it.

These are people who for the most part not only identify as conservatives, they identify as belonging to the dissident wing of conservatism. They have contempt for mainstream conservatives. And yet they are simply unable to comprehend the blindingly obvious fact that all movies today are social justice propaganda. Every single movie. They still think that if they keep going to the movies eventually they’ll come across a few good movies that aren’t social justice propaganda. Which is not going to happen. Movies that do not support the social justice narrative do not get made these days.

So if you know that this movie is going to be poisonous, why on Earth would you take your children to see it?

Now I do understand that it’s easy for me to say that I find no problem at all avoiding modern popular culture. I don’t have children. I do understand that for people with kids it’s a real problem. But we’re talking about movies that are genuinely evil, movies that preach out-and-out hate for white people and for all the traditions of western culture and for all the norms of civilised society. This is a Disney movie and Disney is a studio that pushes the homosexual agenda even more aggressively than the other studios.

Of course the problem is that your kids are not going to be very happy if all their facebook friends and all their friends at school have seen the new Star Wars movie but they’re not allowed to see it. On the other hand if you’re allowing your children to use social media like facebook it could be argued that you’re already failing in your duties as a parent. It could even be argued that if you’re sending your kids to school you’re already failing them.

The real challenge is to find alternatives, and find ways to persuade children to accept those alternatives. There are thousands of wonderful children’s books and “young adult” books that were published in the pre-PC days. There are hundreds of excellent movies for kids that were made in happier times. There are extremely good TV series from the past that were aimed at kids. All this stuff not only still exists, it’s remarkably easy to access. Getting kids to accept the older stuff will be very challenging but the alternative is exposing them to cultural poison.

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4 comments on “popular culture and kids

  1. >>>Movies that do not support the social justice narrative do not get made these days.

    As a regular viewer of contemporary films, I'd say it's about 50/50 or so. It's even better with American TV series: the new Twin Peaks and Stranger Things are totally non-PC, if not anti-PC. In Game of Thrones, you have pro-PC and anti-PC fractions, so to speak. I think the most cultural marxist piece of popular culture these days is Brit TV. The new Doctor Who makes me want to break something.

    As for Star Wars, I can't see much harm for school kids in watching them. All they get from there is shooting lasers and swinging lighsabers. What really is awful, though, is a sight of adults watching Star Wars and getting intoxicated with all that dopey ideas.

  2. dfordoom says:

    As for Star Wars, I can't see much harm for school kids in watching them. All they get from there is shooting lasers and swinging lightsabers

    They're also getting lessons in the benefits of diversity, and Grrrl Power.

    What really is awful, though, is a sight of adults watching Star Wars and getting intoxicated with all that dopey ideas.

    It is a bit worrying to see grown-ups obsessing over Star Wars. It's even more worrying seeing grown-ups obsessing over comic books, and comic book movies.

    The new Doctor Who makes me want to break something.

    Agreed. British television is the worst in the world.

  3. You know, I actually remember you enjoying Xena: Warrior Princess and books that featured chicks in chainmails. What happened to that? 🙂

  4. James Higham says:

    Quite right – shall link to this in a post already scheduled. Nail, head, DforD.

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