Star Wars as a prog religion

10 Jan

Though I am appalled by Dreher’s asinine gushing over the latest Star Crap installment, oddly seeing in this obvious SJW agitprop bullshit some kind of allegory for his Benedict Option mission (i.e. to sell more of his books), I had an epiphany myself while reading his essay and the comments following it.

While I know Lucas and Abrams view The Force as some kind of New Age-y, gnostic, deist Power that the Gifted can somehow tap into, and Lucas went so far as to have Anakin conceived virginally due to ‘midichlorions’ (a blasphemous echo of the Holy Spirit’s overshadowing Mary and bringing her to a virgin conception as explained in our Scriptures), it only struck me now that for progs, the Star Wars canon itself (along with perhaps Harry Potter and other related pseudo-spiritual Millennial pop culture motifs), acts as a kind of substitute religion for them; a shared, transcendent cultural experience and mythology that reinforces all their dearly held beliefs. This is why they invoke Carrie Fisher as Leia in memes with the hashtag #Resistance against Trump, and why they cling so enthusiastically to every new episode that comes along, no matter how crappy. (I have some very close friends who gushed over the Last Jedi; I was most disappointed in them…)

This is their faith. A sad pathetic Hollywood-created faith, one that reinforces their stupid SJW dogmas, with a ‘rebel alliance’ of strong young and old white women and dark men and multicultural, multispecies / androids and a couple token white males who end up killed off / self-sacrificing, fighting against evil white male imperialists bent on universal domination.

Ah well. Too bad the franchise becomes ever less profitable with each successive new film. Eventually the shitty, derivative, SJW-propaganda-driven story-writing will kill it. Too bad that can’t be now, though.


16 responses to “Star Wars as a prog religion

  1. info

    January 10, 2018 at 8:19 am

    I am surprised this cuck has 3 children.

  2. Cecil Henry

    January 10, 2018 at 9:39 am

    But Movies are Just Entertainment — Right?????

    We must secure the existence of The Force and a future for Jedi children.

    • Will S.

      January 10, 2018 at 10:19 am


    • electricangel

      January 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      OK, I laughed!

  3. electricangel

    January 10, 2018 at 10:15 am

    It testifies more than anything that Man has a driven desire to believe. Fill that desire, that soul, with a true understanding of God and his Creation and it will be satisfied. Denude public life of Him and people will seek it anywhere.

    • Will S.

      January 10, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Exactly. I forget if it was Chesterton or Lewis who said that it isn’t the case, contra rationalists, that stripped of faith, men will believe nothing, but rather than men will believe anything and everything. So we see…

  4. Will S.

    January 10, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Comprehension fail, fangirl-and-would-be-commenter; I said less profitable with each movie, meaning that The Last Jedi has turned lower profits this far after release than by the same time after The Force Awakens, at least I read such around Christmas, don’t know nor care how it stands now. I am well aware that it’s still doing well overall.

    • Will S.

      January 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      Anyway, prog, go enjoy your cats, and your fake religion. You’re not going to get to comment here.

      • feeriker

        January 12, 2018 at 8:13 am

        Aw, Will, are you really going to deprive us of the joy of reading femproggie nonsense? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

      • Will S.

        January 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm

        I did it so you don’t have to, feeriker; it’s called ‘taking one for the team’. 😉

  5. Will S.

    January 12, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    UPDATE: After 4 days, TLJ is already underperforming TFA by $46.5 million and 19.2 percent. By comparison, Attack of the Clones outperformed The Phantom Menace by $25 million and 26.4 percent. That means that despite the massive numbers, in terms of expectations it is a box office bomb. If the fall-off picks up pace, and based on the media’s defensiveness I suspect it will, TLJ will take in less than two-thirds of what TFA did.

    Speaking of desperate, my December 19th prediction is still in play, as barring a big weekend, The Last Jedi will fall short of $624 million domestic.

    2018/01/08 $1,791,497 $423/screen $574,483,043 Day 25
    2018/01/09 $2,368,317 $560/screen $576,851,360 Day 26
    2018/01/10 $1,744,275 $412/screen $578,595,635 Day 27
    2018/01/11 $1,678,949 $397/screen $580,274,584 Day 28

    To put it in perspective, on Day 28 of The Force Awakens, it brought in $757 per screen to reach $825,932,841 of its $936,662,225 total.


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