Thursday, June 9, 2016
I was watching the trailer for the new film 'Independence Day 2' which I assume is coming out in the next few weeks, if not out already and about 30 seconds into it, I was reminded why I've grown to hate these type of films
The producers, writers and others who make up the storylines for these outer-space exploration or invasion escapism never have it where the US or China or Russia is travelling to Mars or Jupiter or fighting aliens from another galaxy..
Nope.. it is planet Earth
The last thing Hollywood will ever portray is a positive film in the present or future that pushes 'America first' since so much of their revenue comes from overseas box office and their hatred of W. Bush and all things Republican would never allow it
So the hard-push is globalization, one-world with open borders where nationality does not mean anything.
Series creator Gene Roddenberry was a big time liberal who envisioned a show where he could push his cultural diversity and borderless society worldview along with 60's politics onto unsuspecting children...
For instance, the U.S.S. Enterprise stood for United Star Ship instead of United States Ship and the show's version of a UN was a 'United Federation of Planets' where Earth was just an inconsequential part of the 'big picture'
Whenever Kirk or Spock made reference to late 20th century history or life, it was always in the form of a putdown, as if we're unevolved are superior (which is pretty much the same arrogance we in 2016 feel vs those who lived in 1906 when life was actually better)
The UN watched over conflicts, keeps the peace and everyone lives in Age of Aquarius-like secular non-faith harmony with one another as generations evolve until all people are similar shade of mocha.
Of course the reality is no one respects the UN who really understands it..
Imagine if the US Government worked that way -- The most populous 5 states having the power to veto any bill or pull from debate, anything that would possibly adversely affect them..
Wouldn't be too democratic would it?
Then you have situations like what happened with Saudi Arabia last week,,,
The threat — which has not been previously reported — worked, and the U.N. subsequently dropped the Saudis from a rogues’ gallery of the world’s worst violators of children’s rights in conflict zones.
In their Monday warning, senior Saudi diplomats told top U.N. officials Riyadh would use its influence to convince other Arab governments and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to sever ties with the United Nations, the officials said.
And movies & television have the Audacity to push a narrative that the world would be a better place if the UN led things instead of the US???
We don't know what the world will be like in 100 years but we hope there are still borders, nations with self-identity and pride and the US leading the world as it does at present
And we hope movies stop creating fictional worlds based on their liberal biased prism of distortion and simply make films that entertain audiences
Posted by Susquehanna at Thursday, June 09, 2016