Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Left's Fundamentalist War on Halloween



...Here in 2016, I've been following the Political Correctness Outrage Machine's latest manufactured scandal, where Disney was attacked recently for selling a "Moana" costume tied to its upcoming cartoon movie. In the film, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson provides the voice of the animated character "Maui," who is a Polynesian god with distinctive full-body tattoos. Disney has been badgered in recent years to be more "diverse" and to feature more "people of color" in their movies. They've been told by the Political Correctness Outrage Machine that they need to make cartoons that are based on something other than European stories about blonde princesses like Rapunzel and Elsa the Snow Queen, and that they must use "diverse" source material from other cultures around the world. Disney also is criticized when it doesn't make toys featuring every possible niche demographic out there. Yet this is all a big, dangerous catch-22 because when Disney does make a "diverse" movie and sells "diverse" products from that movie, the Political Correctness Outrage Machine revs up anyway and calls the movie "cultural appropriation" and labels the products "brown face."...

The Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) howled, clawed, and scratched at Disney because they dared to make a "Maui" costume...which was a brown skin-toned bodysuit featuring Maui's tattoos from the movie....

Let's be real and note what would have happened if Disney had not made a Maui costume: in that alternate scenario, Disney would have been accused of being racist for not making a Maui costume and thus slighting the Polynesian culture by not manufacturing a "diverse" costume and not making this brown skin-tone option available for Halloween.
Disney can't win, no matter what it does. No corporation can win the political correctness game. In all things here in 2016, the Political Correctness Outrage Machine will fire up no matter what road is taken by a company: make a Maui costume and get called racist; but don't make a Maui costume and get called racist too. This is our world today. And it sucks.
So, let's start addressing the real elephant in the room (before it becomes racist, size-ist, gender-phobic, or culturally-appropriative to talk about elephants). We're faced with the reality that the ideological Left has moved beyond activism and has become a cult-like religion to the fundamentalist SJWs out there. Political correctness is now approached with such all-encompassing zealotry that it feels a lot like radical Islam....