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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine, a review of The Incredibles 2:

What proportion of the top creative artists in Hollywood, the heavyweight auteurs, are men of the right?

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  1. Anon[188] • Disclaimer says:

    I love the way that Lynch managed to avoid confessing that he voted for Trump. “I voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary, and I voted … uh … I can’t remember who I voted for on election day, probably the Libertarian guy. Was there a Libertarian guy?”

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    Gary Johnson. He got 4.5 million votes. Free weed beats out gibs for many people.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Unfortunately, Lynch appears to already be backtracking his comments. Damn.
    , @Cloudbuster
    There was a Libertarian Party candidate, but no, there was no Libertarian guy.
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  2. syonredux says:

    The rightward tilt of auteurs is not confined to blockbusters. In a 2016 BBC poll of critics, the top ten movies of the 21st century wound up rather reactionary, including Japanese nationalist Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Iranian patriot Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation. The four American directors on the list are Lynch for Mulholland Drive, Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and the Coen brothers’ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men.

    Yeah, it would be very difficult to argue that those four films represent some kind of Leftist orthodoxy….

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    • Replies: @Thea
    Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools
    , @SimpleSong
    Would agree with your comment.

    Stepping back, what makes a film 'conservative' or 'right-wing?' I would give a fairly simple definition: the right believes that people are flawed, lazy, selfish, and weak, and will run amok without the restraints of government and society. Hence the emphasis on traditional values, rules, and order, and on designing systems that are resistant to free-riding and abuse. As well as weeding out the members of society that are more flawed that average.

    The left believes the opposite; that people are fundamentally noble, and when they come up short it is not due to anything intrinsic about them, but rather the imperfections lie in government and society.

    Viewed through this lens, those films would definitely be considered conservative.

    It is also pretty much impossible to make an artistically great film that is not conservative for two reasons:

    1.) The idea that everyone is fundamentally noble is schmaltzy and childish and cannot really be the basis for any art that adults will find interesting.

    2.) When you come out and plainly state your values, you are no longer making art but rather preaching a sermon. Because liberalism is the reigning orthodoxy in Hollywood you are not allowed to do this as a conservative, and thus are forced to make art. Leftist films can and do degrade into unwatchable sermons.
    , @Anon
    Yeah, it would be very difficult to argue that those four films represent some kind of Leftist orthodoxy…

    They aren't right-wing either.

    THERE WILL BE BLOOD is more left-wing if we must put a label on it. It is in the spirit of Upton Sinclair. It is a screed against capitalism, greed, and religious hypocrisy. The whole myth of American Individualism. But it is not standard PC leftism. There is food for thought. More so in THE MASTER, a more interesting work. BLOOD is overrated because it huffs and puffs a lot as a BIG movie.

    TREE OF LIFE is just new age flakiness.

    NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN can be read a cautionary tale of invasion of US by global criminality. But it can also be read as US paying for the sins of its forefathers. It both cherishes and busts the myth of "It used to be better in the past". I haven't read BLOOD MERIDIAN, but it's supposed to detail the horrors that made the West. So, what we have in NO COUNTRY is not the rise of something new but return to the barbarism of older times. In having forgotten how the West was really created, Americans grew complacent in their myths of security. But into that false dream creeps in the reality of power, greed, and lust. I thought THE COUNSELOR, though problematic, was a more interesting film in this vein.

    I don't much care for BLOOD and have no use for TREE, which I think is awful. MULHOLLAND is a masterpiece and NO COUNTRY is a minor classic. Still, all four films are in the vein of The Humanities as it should be. Business is about profits. Politics is about power. Science and math are about exact measurements and data. It is only in the humanities that people can ponder and explore the full, mysterious, and murky meaning of what makes us what we are. And there are no simple answers. So, even though everyone has his ideological baggage, humanities demands we go beyond that and try to understand more and deeper. Oliver Stone did this with NIXON and even with lightweight W, which didn't make Bush into just a cartoon. The spirit of Humanities allows for a movie like DOWNFALL that 'humanitizes' Hitler. To understand him, we have to see the human side of his evil. European cinema has been more in this vein, that is respecting the intelligence of viewers. Hollywood went for cops and robbers morality because it's more profitable and because Hollywood assumes people are too dumb for ambiguity and complexity.
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  3. roo_ster says:

    Is the short shrifting of the actual incredibles 2 review somehow a reflection of brad bird short shrifting the incredibles line with the second installment?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Like I said, the new one is a fine sequel. But it's just a sequel, so don't get your hopes up that if it's been 14 years between movies, it must be something very special to get everybody in gear again. It doesn't take the franchise to some new level like say Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior) vs. Mad Max, or, more arguably, Blade Runner 2049 vs. Blade Runner. (OT: I respect 2049 more than I love it.) Pixar didn't shortchange Bird 14 years ago, and he's content to update rather than radically revamp the franchise.

    I'd just rewatched the old one on the airplane last week for the first time since 2004 and the old one was pretty awesome. So my hopes got a little too high for this one. But the new one meets all reasonable demands, just not the extravagant expectation that Bird is once again going to do something unprecedented like in 2004.

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  4. @Anon
    I love the way that Lynch managed to avoid confessing that he voted for Trump. "I voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary, and I voted ... uh ... I can't remember who I voted for on election day, probably the Libertarian guy. Was there a Libertarian guy?"

    Gary Johnson. He got 4.5 million votes. Free weed beats out gibs for many people.

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    What is a "leppo"?
     
    , @Pat Boyle
    Weed is already pretty much free. It being a weed and all. The price of cannabis is partly from the packaging (little bags and bottles) but mostly from governmental policies.

    If the government wasn't involved, marijuana would be growing on every vacant lot and freeway dividing strip. The price would fall to nearly zero.

    Breaking Bad showed us that there was a good deal of chemistry manipulation in making whatever it was that they were making. Even alcohol distillation requires machinery and expertise. Vines need to be cultivated and tended and the fruit pressed and stored in barrels. By contrast marijuana grows wild and requires almost no processing.
    , @Pericles
    "What is an Aleppo?" Which admittedly turned out to be the best policy recommendation.
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  5. Anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    Where do you get the idea that Miyazaki is a Japanese nationalist?

    Some in the U.S. have misinterpreted The Wind Rises. It was mildly criticized by both sides of the political spectrum in Japan, but in the end is just an ode to his love of aviation, and portrays WWII era Japan more or less like in any Japanese movie or drama set in the period does. There is a deep pride across the political spectrum in the Mitsubishi Zero, by the way. My local aviation museum pulls a huge crowd whenever they schedule something as trivial as a 1 minute engine start and stop.

    Miyazaki is against the amendment of the MacArthur constitution’s pacifist and anti-military Article 9, considered a right-wing cause. He’s a huge environmentalist. I live near him, and he’s in the habit of organizing river cleanups and sending spam postal mail about threats to local wooded areas (Totoro forests, as he calls them). Other of his “views” tend to to be kind of quirky or utopian and hard to categorize politically.

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    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    Environmentalism is consistent with nationalism, as the preservation of the nation's heritage. I don't know whether Miyazaki is an actual nationalist, but his apparent environmental advocacy would not be inconsistent with it.

    Not surprisingly, actual flora and fauna preservation is derided as an old, dead, white man's cause in favor of incorporeal "climate change." Here's the LA Times, located in the ninth most populous polity in the US, pissing on John Muir:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-rethinking-muir-20141113-story.html
    , @Almost Missouri
    I seem to recall that Miyazaki said that had he been born earlier, he would have been a cheerful supporter of Japan's militarist imperialism. Okay, that's not quite the same as nationalism, but it shows he's open to unfashionable realities.

    I don't find it online anymore. Maybe it's been scrubbed to make Studio Ghibli more Globo-Conformist-compliant.
    , @Anon
    Where do you get the idea that Miyazaki is a Japanese nationalist?
    Other of his “views” tend to to be kind of quirky or utopian and hard to categorize politically.


    I don't know much about Miyazaki though I've seen most of his works. He is sort of like Lucas. An anti-fascist fascist. His films are about the dangers of militarism and death and destruction... but he totally loves the machinery of war. There's a moving scene in PORCO ROSSO with the flight of ghost planes of the dead in WWI.
    https://youtu.be/Al7kGDx2WrE?t=7m5s

    Miyazaki is a like a pacifist with the sensibility of Patton. He has revel in blowing everything up before he finally says... yeah, that's not good. I think WIND RISES is awful. It should have been a live-action movie. A story of such importance and complexity shouldn't have been given a cartoon treatment. Animation works well with children's story and fantastic stuff, like NAUSICAA and LAPUTA, his two best movies. WIND RISES just cries out to be live-action.

    Miyazaki's sensibility is also somewhat like Kurosawa's. Profoundly Japanese in a culturally if not politically nationalist sense but 'leftist' in environmental concerns and political authority. MONONOKE's female princess maybe owes something to the princess in HIDDEN FORTRESS, a film that is both very pro-hierarchy and critical of it. Kurosawa was called the most western of Japanese directors but as he worked in live-action, he told Japanese stories about Japanese people. In contrast, because animation can create just about anything, Miyazaki only made Western tales until TOTORO and MONONOKE.
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    In case you're scratching your head over "14-year-old Holocaust survivors", yes, he's talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.
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    @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AoDespair/status/1010326997325746176

    In case you’re scratching your head over “14-year-old Holocaust survivors”, yes, he’s talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    In case you’re scratching your head over “14-year-old Holocaust survivors”, yes, he’s talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.

    It's annuddah Shoah!
    , @Pericles

    In case you’re scratching your head over “14-year-old Holocaust survivors”, yes, he’s talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.

     

    I didn't know the Jews were sneaking into the camps, even returning over and over after being thrown out by the guards. No wonder the Germans became increasingly angry.
    , @Antlitz Grollheim
    One would think at some point the signal gets lost in the noise... can't think of the perfect metaphor, but at some point surely language will be so abused that it can't be misused anymore. Heat death of meaning.
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  8. Abe says: • Website

    Probably my favorite Pixar movie of all time, it’s being the most adult-oriented one centered around themes of the disappointments and minor resurgences of middle-aged, middle class life having no small part in that estimation. The original one had an obvious sequel setup at the end, yet they took 15 years to convert on that? Sad. Reminds me of the fact it took 5x as long to rebuild the World Trade Center as it took to build the Empire State Building.

    As a side note, I still buy Disney merchandise for my kids (intending to break this habit, given how POZ’d the Magic Kingdom has become) and saw this collectible set featuring the Incredibles mom, the baby, and…. not dad, but the black best buddy as if they were a multi-racial family? Yep, Disney be trolling us now.

    https://www.shopdisney.com/elastigirl-jack-jack-and-frozone-doll-set-disney-designer-collection-pixar-animation-studios-series-limited-edition-1475393

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    $130 for 3 plastic figurines! That's bizarre enough just itself.
    , @bomag

    Disney merchandise
     
    At the link, there was twelve "suggested buys"; all women or animals, save one white male (Gaston from Beauty and the Beast)

    It appears that Disney merchandise is for girls/women and their boosters.

    , @res

    saw this collectible set featuring the Incredibles mom, the baby, and…. not dad, but the black best buddy as if they were a multi-racial family?
     
    Also interesting how they bill her as Elastigirl in some products (e.g. that one) and Mrs. Incredible in others.
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  9. @roo_ster
    Is the short shrifting of the actual incredibles 2 review somehow a reflection of brad bird short shrifting the incredibles line with the second installment?

    Like I said, the new one is a fine sequel. But it’s just a sequel, so don’t get your hopes up that if it’s been 14 years between movies, it must be something very special to get everybody in gear again. It doesn’t take the franchise to some new level like say Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior) vs. Mad Max, or, more arguably, Blade Runner 2049 vs. Blade Runner. (OT: I respect 2049 more than I love it.) Pixar didn’t shortchange Bird 14 years ago, and he’s content to update rather than radically revamp the franchise.

    I’d just rewatched the old one on the airplane last week for the first time since 2004 and the old one was pretty awesome. So my hopes got a little too high for this one. But the new one meets all reasonable demands, just not the extravagant expectation that Bird is once again going to do something unprecedented like in 2004.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    It's not that surprising that Bird found it hard to top Incredibles 1. The original is basically a PG version of Watchmen, much like The Lego Movie is The Matrix. There is a lot of money to be made in taking the plot and even a lot of the scenes in a great film for adults, and making it animated for children. The Lego Movie is genuinely funny too, so it succeeded because they also made it a comedy with some great jokes.

    https://dejareviewer.com/2013/05/22/movie-matchups-watchmen-vs-the-incredibles/

    I am trying to remember the specifics of Watchmen, the overall political slant. I remember parts of it were fairly right wing, for example the Rorschach character. I need to read it again. I haven't seen the movie, but have read the graphic novel. It's supposed to be the best of all time. It was really good. It had some pretty adult, mind expanding takes on media control and problem reaction solution.

    In any case, it's going to be hard to come up with a better plot than Alan Moore did with Watchmen, especially when there is no sequel to it. So you have these analogs of Watchmen characters at the end of a PG Watchmen movie, who are going to do... what exactly? You can't go back and serialize Watchmen like Peter Jackson did with LOTR or The Hobbit, after you've already shot your wad with the Incredibles.

    A kind of sequel, the Lego Batman movie also suffers for not having The Matrix to copy. I am not sure what they copied, but it's so SJWed it struggles under the weight of its own PC agenda.

    Brad Bird is very clever, but Alan Moore is something else. I am not sure how original Watchmen is, and don't care to research at the moment. Sometimes things we think of as original (like 1984), borrow heavily from other works (e.g. We).
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    The nomenclatures also re-watched 1 before going to see 2. 1 held up extremely well and was awesome to watch again 10 years or so later (the DVD was on heavy rotation when the kids were young).

    2 felt like a typical dish soap commercial with the dumb dad trying to manage the house. Hated that part. Also, Samuel L Jackson's voice is now a total turnoff. All I could hear was his stupid Leftist Colored BS.

    All in all I would not recommend 2.
    , @roo_ster
    Fair 'nuff.
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  10. ["Large blond Mr. Bird" ... ? The man is listed at 5'8", Mr. Sailer. (Gee, wonder where the undersized ueber-designer with the over-sized personality and will comes from (no, seriously, they originally brought in Lily Tomlin to voice E, but she listened to Brad Bird's scratch track and said "You've got the character right there, you don't need me."))]

    It felt a little like they had about two-and-a-half movies that were each about a third animated, hit a hard deadline, and punted to editing who cut it together into I2. That having been said, still well above average and highly recommended.

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    I don’t know what Steve was talking about saying Brad Bird looks like Mr. Incredible. In actuality, Bird bears a striking physical resemblance to Syndrome, the villain of the first film. And I thought it was he that was am exaggerated stand-in for the director; a man carrying a life-long resentment towards those that rejected his genius.
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  11. Tyrion 2 says: • Website
    @Abe
    Probably my favorite Pixar movie of all time, it’s being the most adult-oriented one centered around themes of the disappointments and minor resurgences of middle-aged, middle class life having no small part in that estimation. The original one had an obvious sequel setup at the end, yet they took 15 years to convert on that? Sad. Reminds me of the fact it took 5x as long to rebuild the World Trade Center as it took to build the Empire State Building.

    As a side note, I still buy Disney merchandise for my kids (intending to break this habit, given how POZ’d the Magic Kingdom has become) and saw this collectible set featuring the Incredibles mom, the baby, and.... not dad, but the black best buddy as if they were a multi-racial family? Yep, Disney be trolling us now.

    https://www.shopdisney.com/elastigirl-jack-jack-and-frozone-doll-set-disney-designer-collection-pixar-animation-studios-series-limited-edition-1475393

    $130 for 3 plastic figurines! That’s bizarre enough just itself.

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  12. bomag says:
    @Abe
    Probably my favorite Pixar movie of all time, it’s being the most adult-oriented one centered around themes of the disappointments and minor resurgences of middle-aged, middle class life having no small part in that estimation. The original one had an obvious sequel setup at the end, yet they took 15 years to convert on that? Sad. Reminds me of the fact it took 5x as long to rebuild the World Trade Center as it took to build the Empire State Building.

    As a side note, I still buy Disney merchandise for my kids (intending to break this habit, given how POZ’d the Magic Kingdom has become) and saw this collectible set featuring the Incredibles mom, the baby, and.... not dad, but the black best buddy as if they were a multi-racial family? Yep, Disney be trolling us now.

    https://www.shopdisney.com/elastigirl-jack-jack-and-frozone-doll-set-disney-designer-collection-pixar-animation-studios-series-limited-edition-1475393

    Disney merchandise

    At the link, there was twelve "suggested buys"; all women or animals, save one white male (Gaston from Beauty and the Beast)

    It appears that Disney merchandise is for girls/women and their boosters.

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  13. Anonym says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Like I said, the new one is a fine sequel. But it's just a sequel, so don't get your hopes up that if it's been 14 years between movies, it must be something very special to get everybody in gear again. It doesn't take the franchise to some new level like say Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior) vs. Mad Max, or, more arguably, Blade Runner 2049 vs. Blade Runner. (OT: I respect 2049 more than I love it.) Pixar didn't shortchange Bird 14 years ago, and he's content to update rather than radically revamp the franchise.

    I'd just rewatched the old one on the airplane last week for the first time since 2004 and the old one was pretty awesome. So my hopes got a little too high for this one. But the new one meets all reasonable demands, just not the extravagant expectation that Bird is once again going to do something unprecedented like in 2004.

    It’s not that surprising that Bird found it hard to top Incredibles 1. The original is basically a PG version of Watchmen, much like The Lego Movie is The Matrix. There is a lot of money to be made in taking the plot and even a lot of the scenes in a great film for adults, and making it animated for children. The Lego Movie is genuinely funny too, so it succeeded because they also made it a comedy with some great jokes.

    https://dejareviewer.com/2013/05/22/movie-matchups-watchmen-vs-the-incredibles/

    I am trying to remember the specifics of Watchmen, the overall political slant. I remember parts of it were fairly right wing, for example the Rorschach character. I need to read it again. I haven’t seen the movie, but have read the graphic novel. It’s supposed to be the best of all time. It was really good. It had some pretty adult, mind expanding takes on media control and problem reaction solution.

    In any case, it’s going to be hard to come up with a better plot than Alan Moore did with Watchmen, especially when there is no sequel to it. So you have these analogs of Watchmen characters at the end of a PG Watchmen movie, who are going to do… what exactly? You can’t go back and serialize Watchmen like Peter Jackson did with LOTR or The Hobbit, after you’ve already shot your wad with the Incredibles.

    A kind of sequel, the Lego Batman movie also suffers for not having The Matrix to copy. I am not sure what they copied, but it’s so SJWed it struggles under the weight of its own PC agenda.

    Brad Bird is very clever, but Alan Moore is something else. I am not sure how original Watchmen is, and don’t care to research at the moment. Sometimes things we think of as original (like 1984), borrow heavily from other works (e.g. We).

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    @Anonymous
    In case you're scratching your head over "14-year-old Holocaust survivors", yes, he's talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.

    In case you’re scratching your head over “14-year-old Holocaust survivors”, yes, he’s talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.

    It’s annuddah Shoah!

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    More than anyone Mr. Incredible resembles Jim Thome.

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  16. Thea says:
    @syonredux

    The rightward tilt of auteurs is not confined to blockbusters. In a 2016 BBC poll of critics, the top ten movies of the 21st century wound up rather reactionary, including Japanese nationalist Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Iranian patriot Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation. The four American directors on the list are Lynch for Mulholland Drive, Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and the Coen brothers’ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men.
     
    Yeah, it would be very difficult to argue that those four films represent some kind of Leftist orthodoxy....

    Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools

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    "Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools."

    My god, yes. Despite his being on record as disdaining Henry James, my favorite author, I think The Road is utterly brilliant. (I also think most people miss the point of it but that's okay. There's plenty in it to stimulate discussion, which is one of the functions of literature.)
    , @SonOfStrom
    He was in my HS, unfortunately it was All the Pretty Horses...
    , @JMcG
    I’d never thought of that, but I agree. Girls will hate his books though. All the Pretty Horses maybe?
    I read “The Road” when my own son was 8 or 9 and I could hardly bear it.
    McCarthy is a great, great writer.
    , @Jake
    Who teaches what is required reading is as important as the required reading, perhaps more so.
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  17. @Anon
    Where do you get the idea that Miyazaki is a Japanese nationalist?

    Some in the U.S. have misinterpreted The Wind Rises. It was mildly criticized by both sides of the political spectrum in Japan, but in the end is just an ode to his love of aviation, and portrays WWII era Japan more or less like in any Japanese movie or drama set in the period does. There is a deep pride across the political spectrum in the Mitsubishi Zero, by the way. My local aviation museum pulls a huge crowd whenever they schedule something as trivial as a 1 minute engine start and stop.

    Miyazaki is against the amendment of the MacArthur constitution's pacifist and anti-military Article 9, considered a right-wing cause. He's a huge environmentalist. I live near him, and he's in the habit of organizing river cleanups and sending spam postal mail about threats to local wooded areas (Totoro forests, as he calls them). Other of his "views" tend to to be kind of quirky or utopian and hard to categorize politically.

    Environmentalism is consistent with nationalism, as the preservation of the nation’s heritage. I don’t know whether Miyazaki is an actual nationalist, but his apparent environmental advocacy would not be inconsistent with it.

    Not surprisingly, actual flora and fauna preservation is derided as an old, dead, white man’s cause in favor of incorporeal “climate change.” Here’s the LA Times, located in the ninth most populous polity in the US, pissing on John Muir:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-rethinking-muir-20141113-story.html

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    "Not surprisingly, actual flora and fauna preservation is derided as an old, dead, white man’s cause in favor of incorporeal “climate change.”

    No, the gist of the article is that from old traditions come new ways to preserve and protect.

    "Environmentalism is consistent with nationalism, as the preservation of the nation’s heritage."

    On some level. Some would argue that keeping a forest pristine and removing invasive species ensures the vitality of the original plant and animal life there, akin to ensuring that one group of people found in a particular area ought not be choked out of existence by "outside influences". On the other hand, the trick up the sleeve of the Alt Right is to link environmentalism with "saving" Native Born White American racial interests by way of exploitation. Europeans do have that propensity, especially when looking at the gatekeepers to the natural habitat who had prevented their own kind from enjoying the bounty of the land, while themselves extracting as much from Mother Earth as possible. Refer to the Royal forest laws, which was a perpetual source of conflict, between ethnic groups (Norman vs. Anglo-Saxon), class (aristocrat vs. peasant), and elites (King John vs. English barons).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_forest

    The lesson here would be for normies to be bamboozled by the Alt Right into believing they are about to become extinct by way of race denialism, radical feminism, and crony capitalism. In this manner, they become slaves rather than remaining free to make their own decisions about race and culture. It's essentially a shell game.

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  18. Beenes says:

    Oh yes, Incredibles 2 is conservative as hell. After seeing it, I felt a strange urge to block-vote for Donald Trump (despite being a grown man of at least somewhat sound mind).

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  19. Ragno says:

    Someone please nudge me awake and pour me a libation when David Simon goes toes-up. Granted, it will probably be of a nice genteel heart attack, at home, rather than inside the cannibal cookpot he so eminently deserves, but it will still be an occasion for joy and celebration. Especially if he’s the brooding sort likely to pull a Bourdain.

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  20. snorlax says:

    Posted without comment.

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    Trump tamed Bolton's urge to start a war with every one.

    The man is a wizard king.
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  21. AndrewR says:
    @Samuel Skinner
    Gary Johnson. He got 4.5 million votes. Free weed beats out gibs for many people.

    What is a “leppo”?

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  22. @Anon
    Where do you get the idea that Miyazaki is a Japanese nationalist?

    Some in the U.S. have misinterpreted The Wind Rises. It was mildly criticized by both sides of the political spectrum in Japan, but in the end is just an ode to his love of aviation, and portrays WWII era Japan more or less like in any Japanese movie or drama set in the period does. There is a deep pride across the political spectrum in the Mitsubishi Zero, by the way. My local aviation museum pulls a huge crowd whenever they schedule something as trivial as a 1 minute engine start and stop.

    Miyazaki is against the amendment of the MacArthur constitution's pacifist and anti-military Article 9, considered a right-wing cause. He's a huge environmentalist. I live near him, and he's in the habit of organizing river cleanups and sending spam postal mail about threats to local wooded areas (Totoro forests, as he calls them). Other of his "views" tend to to be kind of quirky or utopian and hard to categorize politically.

    I seem to recall that Miyazaki said that had he been born earlier, he would have been a cheerful supporter of Japan’s militarist imperialism. Okay, that’s not quite the same as nationalism, but it shows he’s open to unfashionable realities.

    I don’t find it online anymore. Maybe it’s been scrubbed to make Studio Ghibli more Globo-Conformist-compliant.

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    He also made a comment once that he didn't think that feminism was an important issue, I recall. The studio had to apologize.
    , @Anon
    I seem to recall that Miyazaki said that had he been born earlier, he would have been a cheerful supporter of Japan’s militarist imperialism.

    I think he just meant that a person is a product of his times. An observation than an endorsement.
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  23. OT: This credit score map looks strangely familiar.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/22/map-shows-where-americans-have-the-highest-and-lowest-credit-scores.html

    Moynihan’s Law of the Canadian Border strikes again. Also, West Virginia retains its claim to house the least able whites.

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  24. @Almost Missouri
    I seem to recall that Miyazaki said that had he been born earlier, he would have been a cheerful supporter of Japan's militarist imperialism. Okay, that's not quite the same as nationalism, but it shows he's open to unfashionable realities.

    I don't find it online anymore. Maybe it's been scrubbed to make Studio Ghibli more Globo-Conformist-compliant.

    He also made a comment once that he didn’t think that feminism was an important issue, I recall. The studio had to apologize.

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  25. No comments in Taki.

    Brave, brave conservative webzine.

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    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    Do you recall the "Blair Mountain" guy? Posts around here occasionally. Always at rhetoric level 11/10. Probably a replicant.

    Imagine if this board was 60% Blair Mountains. That was Taki's.

    It's a deliberate strategy to shut down an internet community, and it worked.
    , @Dan Hayes
    Daniel,

    The comments sections of all other webzines pale in comparison to the UR thereby relegating them into total and complete irrelevancy!

    , @Jack Hanson
    You know when the JIDF goes off here cause someone's Cohencidence Detector pings? Imagine that times 500. That was Taki's. You know the autists here trying to shoehorn every convo into their personal monomania? That was Taki's.

    Goodness knows I'm no fan of Steve's moderation, but he's better than Taki, not a high bar tho.
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  26. Do you realize how stupid you sound when you assert fracking has been a success?

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    Do you realize how stupid you sound when you assert fracking has been a success?
     
    Space--just because you lack knowledge doesn't mean Steve is equally clueless.

    The US has been basically the first nation to be headed down the decline side of its Hubbert curve and turn it around in a big way

    https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=MCRFPUS1&f=M

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_energy_independence#/media/File:US_Net_Energy_Imports.png


    And yes, this economic activity and the additional billions kept in the nation for investment has kept the US economy afloat in a situation where otherwise we'd be limping toward the precipice.

    (Note: i'm a "methanol economy" guy. I'd like to see us moving off oil, transitioning to methanol as the liquid fuel, encouraging rooftop solar and ramping up nuclear power, including restarting a breeder research program and looking into thorium cycle. But it is what it is. And the fracking revolution has been very successful.)
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Is that you Tiny Duck? Or are you a new guy just vying for the most uninformed comment ever on Mr. Sailer's blog? And using the word stupid in conjunction with our esteemed host, really?
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  27. BenKenobi says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    No comments in Taki.

    Brave, brave conservative webzine.

    Do you recall the “Blair Mountain” guy? Posts around here occasionally. Always at rhetoric level 11/10. Probably a replicant.

    Imagine if this board was 60% Blair Mountains. That was Taki’s.

    It’s a deliberate strategy to shut down an internet community, and it worked.

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    I remember during security training, they taught of various ways that a signal/message can be destroyed. One way is to increase the level of noise until the signal integrity was so garbled that it might as well be considered useless. Its a pretty insidious method of destroying a board.
    , @AnotherDad
    Good point. Taki's just had terrible useless comments.

    Steve is "must read" just for Steve. But the quality of the comments around here--first rate. There are maybe 40-50 folks around here i read and learn stuff from and even a few of the Anon[]s make great points now and again. It's the basically the only place i've seen on the Internet where the comments are reliably worth reading for something other than just sentiment gauge.
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  28. fish says:

    Bird’s The Incredibles is quite a bit like Bryan Singer’s X-Men franchise, which is also about mutants with superpowers who are persecuted by politicians. But X-Men reflects today’s minority supremacism. The vastly successful Singer often explains how his being a gay Jew makes him an outsider so that he can empathize with the plight of his persecuted mutants.

    Yeah……nothing rarer than a gay jew in Hollywood!

    So brave!!

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    A gay character on the Larry Sanders Show has taken offense to the gay jokes of another character who is a writer, who is taken aside and asked the rhetorical question "You know who runs Hollywood"?

    Here is the quote from the LA Times

    http://articles.latimes.com/1998/may/26/entertainment/ca-53429/2

    I think I had seen that clip linked here in iSteve, but I does not turn up in a Web search.

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  29. Pat Boyle says:
    @Samuel Skinner
    Gary Johnson. He got 4.5 million votes. Free weed beats out gibs for many people.

    Weed is already pretty much free. It being a weed and all. The price of cannabis is partly from the packaging (little bags and bottles) but mostly from governmental policies.

    If the government wasn’t involved, marijuana would be growing on every vacant lot and freeway dividing strip. The price would fall to nearly zero.

    Breaking Bad showed us that there was a good deal of chemistry manipulation in making whatever it was that they were making. Even alcohol distillation requires machinery and expertise. Vines need to be cultivated and tended and the fruit pressed and stored in barrels. By contrast marijuana grows wild and requires almost no processing.

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    The highest-quality marijuana (that is, anything above "skunk weed") requires complicated indoor hydroponic setups.
    , @Highlander
    While decent weed can be had in local shops for as little as $6/gram (larger amounts garner volume discounts) it does require a bit of cultivation either indoors or out and necessitates pulling the male plants so that the females produce sinsemilla flowers and buds.
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  30. @Anon
    I love the way that Lynch managed to avoid confessing that he voted for Trump. "I voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary, and I voted ... uh ... I can't remember who I voted for on election day, probably the Libertarian guy. Was there a Libertarian guy?"

    Unfortunately, Lynch appears to already be backtracking his comments. Damn.

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    Unfortunately, Lynch appears to already be backtracking his comments. Damn.

    He met either the coffee guy or the cowboy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g4V55DSrbg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNjX3tQMygk
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  31. res says:
    @Abe
    Probably my favorite Pixar movie of all time, it’s being the most adult-oriented one centered around themes of the disappointments and minor resurgences of middle-aged, middle class life having no small part in that estimation. The original one had an obvious sequel setup at the end, yet they took 15 years to convert on that? Sad. Reminds me of the fact it took 5x as long to rebuild the World Trade Center as it took to build the Empire State Building.

    As a side note, I still buy Disney merchandise for my kids (intending to break this habit, given how POZ’d the Magic Kingdom has become) and saw this collectible set featuring the Incredibles mom, the baby, and.... not dad, but the black best buddy as if they were a multi-racial family? Yep, Disney be trolling us now.

    https://www.shopdisney.com/elastigirl-jack-jack-and-frozone-doll-set-disney-designer-collection-pixar-animation-studios-series-limited-edition-1475393

    saw this collectible set featuring the Incredibles mom, the baby, and…. not dad, but the black best buddy as if they were a multi-racial family?

    Also interesting how they bill her as Elastigirl in some products (e.g. that one) and Mrs. Incredible in others.

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  32. OT, but I just figured out how to make soccer more exciting.

    Get rid of the goalie.

    Yeah, I know, it sounds radical but it’s the easiest way to spice up the game.

    No player of either team allowed inside that little rectangle in front of the goal.

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  33. @Steve Sailer
    Like I said, the new one is a fine sequel. But it's just a sequel, so don't get your hopes up that if it's been 14 years between movies, it must be something very special to get everybody in gear again. It doesn't take the franchise to some new level like say Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior) vs. Mad Max, or, more arguably, Blade Runner 2049 vs. Blade Runner. (OT: I respect 2049 more than I love it.) Pixar didn't shortchange Bird 14 years ago, and he's content to update rather than radically revamp the franchise.

    I'd just rewatched the old one on the airplane last week for the first time since 2004 and the old one was pretty awesome. So my hopes got a little too high for this one. But the new one meets all reasonable demands, just not the extravagant expectation that Bird is once again going to do something unprecedented like in 2004.

    The nomenclatures also re-watched 1 before going to see 2. 1 held up extremely well and was awesome to watch again 10 years or so later (the DVD was on heavy rotation when the kids were young).

    2 felt like a typical dish soap commercial with the dumb dad trying to manage the house. Hated that part. Also, Samuel L Jackson’s voice is now a total turnoff. All I could hear was his stupid Leftist Colored BS.

    All in all I would not recommend 2.

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    All in all I would not recommend 2.
     
    I could not disagree more. Lesbian nihilist villain, intact nuclear family of heroes, stupid politicians supporting bad guys, lots of action, some good jokes - I definitely recommend it.
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  34. snorlax says:
    @Pat Boyle
    Weed is already pretty much free. It being a weed and all. The price of cannabis is partly from the packaging (little bags and bottles) but mostly from governmental policies.

    If the government wasn't involved, marijuana would be growing on every vacant lot and freeway dividing strip. The price would fall to nearly zero.

    Breaking Bad showed us that there was a good deal of chemistry manipulation in making whatever it was that they were making. Even alcohol distillation requires machinery and expertise. Vines need to be cultivated and tended and the fruit pressed and stored in barrels. By contrast marijuana grows wild and requires almost no processing.

    The highest-quality marijuana (that is, anything above “skunk weed”) requires complicated indoor hydroponic setups.

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  35. roo_ster says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Like I said, the new one is a fine sequel. But it's just a sequel, so don't get your hopes up that if it's been 14 years between movies, it must be something very special to get everybody in gear again. It doesn't take the franchise to some new level like say Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior) vs. Mad Max, or, more arguably, Blade Runner 2049 vs. Blade Runner. (OT: I respect 2049 more than I love it.) Pixar didn't shortchange Bird 14 years ago, and he's content to update rather than radically revamp the franchise.

    I'd just rewatched the old one on the airplane last week for the first time since 2004 and the old one was pretty awesome. So my hopes got a little too high for this one. But the new one meets all reasonable demands, just not the extravagant expectation that Bird is once again going to do something unprecedented like in 2004.

    Fair ’nuff.

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  36. Tiny Duck says:

    GERMANY LOSES GERMANY LOSES

    This is why Europe NEEDS diversity

    Compare France (majority People of Color) to Germany (mostly white)

    You don’t embrace diversity you LOSE BADLY

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    Ohs Tinys......


    You'n knows what'n we talked bout you bendin ober fo bnack socker playuhs.......


    Lendsporb "punishmint will enssu" Pittburger III
    , @Large Duck
    Funny, Croatia, Spain and Russia went further... with zero diversity.
    , @BB753
    Wrong. Germany lost to non-diverse South Korea.
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  37. JimB says:

    “Society likes saints and moral heroes to be celibate so they do not have family pressures and be forced into dilemmas of needing to compromise their sense of ethics to feed their children.”

    To paraphrase Cardinal Richelieu, a married man will do anything for money.

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  38. Enochian says:

    The vastly successful Marvel film universe has its corporate roots in the Israeli Zionist right.

    Or is the whole genre of being a superhero whose superior abilities make him hated and feared by normals simply an allegory for being jewish? They were all created by jews.

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    Or is the whole genre of being a superhero whose superior abilities make him hated and feared by normals simply an allegory for being jewish? They were all created by jews.

    Hated and feared? No, loved and admired.

    I think superhero stories are the Good Aryan fantasies... like the Good Terminator in part 2.

    The heroes are usually Greco-Roman-like or Germanic-like. Comic version of heroes from Greek myth or Germanic myth. Actually Thor was one of them.

    But they are defenders of Big Cities, the Urban Center. Friendly to Jews.
    Nazism emphasized the pastoral world of the blood-and-soil volk as well as neo-classical cities. In contrast, comic book superheroes adapt to the bustle of the modern city and serve mainly the interests of cosmopolitans in skyscrapers.

    Maybe what the Right needs is a superhero of the farmland. Call him Pitch-Folk.
    Back story: Bunch of antifa and Negroes beat up this farm boy who visits a city. He is near-comatose and sent back home to the farm. Then one day, lightning strikes him and his pitchfork, and he becomes pitchforkman or pitch-folk. And then another lightning hits a pig that becomes his sidekick, Hog Wonder. (He then spares all pigs, making him morally superior to all the urban pork eaters.)

    And he takes on the bad guys: Professoraus(cross between proggy professor and dinosaur), Hate Hoax Man, Homoctopus, Deep State Skunk, Immigrantulus, and Podhorroretz.
    , @syonredux

    Or is the whole genre of being a superhero whose superior abilities make him hated and feared by normals simply an allegory for being jewish? They were all created by jews.
     
    Not all. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston, a WASP BDSM freak who was in a polygamous relationship with two women.....

    Namor, the Sub-Mariner was created by another WASP, Bill Everett....

    Captain ( Shazam!) Marvel was also created by two non-Jews, Bill Parker and CC Beck....

    The non-Jewish Steve Ditko created Dr Strange (Stan Lee even admitted that in a letter in the '60s)....

    And Steve Ditko was also the guy who deserves the lion's share of the credit for Spider-Man...
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  39. Pericles says:
    @Samuel Skinner
    Gary Johnson. He got 4.5 million votes. Free weed beats out gibs for many people.

    “What is an Aleppo?” Which admittedly turned out to be the best policy recommendation.

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  40. Dan Hayes says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    No comments in Taki.

    Brave, brave conservative webzine.

    Daniel,

    The comments sections of all other webzines pale in comparison to the UR thereby relegating them into total and complete irrelevancy!

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  41. Pericles says:
    @Anonymous
    In case you're scratching your head over "14-year-old Holocaust survivors", yes, he's talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.

    In case you’re scratching your head over “14-year-old Holocaust survivors”, yes, he’s talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.

    I didn’t know the Jews were sneaking into the camps, even returning over and over after being thrown out by the guards. No wonder the Germans became increasingly angry.

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  42. bjondo says:

    Best movies of last 150 years: 1/The Passion of the Christ; 2/Apocalypto. Both by Mel Gibson. All others competing for 3 on down.

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  43. @syonredux

    The rightward tilt of auteurs is not confined to blockbusters. In a 2016 BBC poll of critics, the top ten movies of the 21st century wound up rather reactionary, including Japanese nationalist Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Iranian patriot Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation. The four American directors on the list are Lynch for Mulholland Drive, Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and the Coen brothers’ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men.
     
    Yeah, it would be very difficult to argue that those four films represent some kind of Leftist orthodoxy....

    Would agree with your comment.

    Stepping back, what makes a film ‘conservative’ or ‘right-wing?’ I would give a fairly simple definition: the right believes that people are flawed, lazy, selfish, and weak, and will run amok without the restraints of government and society. Hence the emphasis on traditional values, rules, and order, and on designing systems that are resistant to free-riding and abuse. As well as weeding out the members of society that are more flawed that average.

    The left believes the opposite; that people are fundamentally noble, and when they come up short it is not due to anything intrinsic about them, but rather the imperfections lie in government and society.

    Viewed through this lens, those films would definitely be considered conservative.

    It is also pretty much impossible to make an artistically great film that is not conservative for two reasons:

    1.) The idea that everyone is fundamentally noble is schmaltzy and childish and cannot really be the basis for any art that adults will find interesting.

    2.) When you come out and plainly state your values, you are no longer making art but rather preaching a sermon. Because liberalism is the reigning orthodoxy in Hollywood you are not allowed to do this as a conservative, and thus are forced to make art. Leftist films can and do degrade into unwatchable sermons.

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    Stepping back, what makes a film ‘conservative’ or ‘right-wing?’ I would give a fairly simple definition: the right believes that people are flawed, lazy, selfish, and weak, and will run amok without the restraints of government and society... The left believes the opposite; that people are fundamentally noble, and when they come up short it is not due to anything intrinsic about them, but rather the imperfections lie in government and society.

    Not really.

    I think the Right and the Left believes the same thing except they apply it to different peoples.

    The Right(the traditional Right, not the American 'libertarian right') believes the people are naturally unruly as mobs and slobs. Therefore, those with privilege must keep people in line and maintain order. The problem is this Right has too much confidence in the wisdom of ruling elites. It was due to the American Right's blind admiration of the Rich Class that so many American conservatives failed to see that the main attack on Americanism was coming not from the working class but from the uber-rich globo class.

    The Left believes the people are naturally greedy and exploitative. So, if we allow freedom, the cunning and avaricious will rise to the top and use their power to enslave and exploit the masses. Thus, the People must rise up against Privilege. But since people cannot rule themselves, they need a new elite that is responsive to the masses. The problem is 'meet the new boss, same as the old boss'.

    Both the Right and Left are pessimistic about human nature. It's all a matter of who/whom. Alexander Hamilton despised the Mob. His attitude was like that of Gail Wynand of THE FOUNTAINHEAD.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryDp3e0EO9o

    From a HBD perspective, the problem is bunching all peoples as One People, as if all races and ethnic groups have the same human nature. They don't. There are different racial personalities.
    Imagine an experiment. In one, we take those with nobler temperaments and make them breed more. In another, we take those with most Gypsy-like lowlife personality and make them breed more.
    One race will be innately nobler than the other.
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  44. @The Only Catholic Unionist
    ["Large blond Mr. Bird" ... ? The man is listed at 5'8", Mr. Sailer. (Gee, wonder where the undersized ueber-designer with the over-sized personality and will comes from (no, seriously, they originally brought in Lily Tomlin to voice E, but she listened to Brad Bird's scratch track and said "You've got the character right there, you don't need me."))]

    It felt a little like they had about two-and-a-half movies that were each about a third animated, hit a hard deadline, and punted to editing who cut it together into I2. That having been said, still well above average and highly recommended.

    I don’t know what Steve was talking about saying Brad Bird looks like Mr. Incredible. In actuality, Bird bears a striking physical resemblance to Syndrome, the villain of the first film. And I thought it was he that was am exaggerated stand-in for the director; a man carrying a life-long resentment towards those that rejected his genius.

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    I too, first and foremost, saw the physical resemblance of Syndrome to Brad Bird, but apparently Mr. Incredible has some resemblance too:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Bird#Career

    As an inside joke, the character Syndrome was based on Bird's likeness (as was Mr. Incredible) and according to him, he did not realize the joke until the movie was too far into production to have it changed.[6]
     
    http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Buddy_Pine

    The animators had intended Syndrome to be a caricaturization of director Brad Bird, but it had been debated as to whether they should spoof Bird in their drawing of Mr. Incredible. Ultimately, both Syndrome and Mr. Incredible are a pastiche of Brad Bird.
     
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  45. slumber_j says:

    I’ve seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.

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    For the somewhat blessed United States I would also put it at 1964 as the Civil Rights Act of that year explicitly gutted freedom of association. For Christendom as a whole I would mark the abrupt end in 1914 although one could argue that 1820 or so marked the beginning of the end with the start of the push for the universal franchise.
    , @Jake
    LBJ was President, so 1964 was not a good year.
    , @Steve Sailer
    "It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964"

    A lot of movies are set in a high tech 1962-64: Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men First Class" is one. Mad Men got a lot of its popularity from its time period.
    , @syonredux

    I’ve seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.
     
    Late '50s-early '60s Jet Age Moderne was pretty great:

    https://bamfstyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/nxnw-cl0-suit.jpg

    http://lifeinsketch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/madmen3.jpeg

    http://sites.psu.edu/nkarafilis/wp-content/uploads/sites/31902/2016/02/worlds-fair.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5e/88/02/5e8802fe6e7b1ddcb06ee4fc37b94d4f.jpg
    , @Cagey Beast
    I remember asking my father more than a decade ago when he thinks the West starting going off track. He gave it some thought and said "around 1965". That's when he first encountered what we now call ethno-masochism or the "culture of critique". It was a guest lecturer at his staff college who kept coming out with the stuff we've all come to know and love.
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  46. @BenKenobi
    Do you recall the "Blair Mountain" guy? Posts around here occasionally. Always at rhetoric level 11/10. Probably a replicant.

    Imagine if this board was 60% Blair Mountains. That was Taki's.

    It's a deliberate strategy to shut down an internet community, and it worked.

    I remember during security training, they taught of various ways that a signal/message can be destroyed. One way is to increase the level of noise until the signal integrity was so garbled that it might as well be considered useless. Its a pretty insidious method of destroying a board.

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    An apt description of tinnitus, the bane of my existence.
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  47. MEH 0910 says:

    The first movie is titled The Incredibles.

    The second movie is titled Incredibles 2.

    The sequel dropped the “The” in the title.

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  48. SOL says:

    You say “awkward dad comedy,” I say more of the same cultural Marxist, feminist, misandrist BS.

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  49. @fish

    Bird’s The Incredibles is quite a bit like Bryan Singer’s X-Men franchise, which is also about mutants with superpowers who are persecuted by politicians. But X-Men reflects today’s minority supremacism. The vastly successful Singer often explains how his being a gay Jew makes him an outsider so that he can empathize with the plight of his persecuted mutants.

     
    Yeah......nothing rarer than a gay jew in Hollywood!


    So brave!!

    A gay character on the Larry Sanders Show has taken offense to the gay jokes of another character who is a writer, who is taken aside and asked the rhetorical question “You know who runs Hollywood”?

    Here is the quote from the LA Times

    http://articles.latimes.com/1998/may/26/entertainment/ca-53429/2

    I think I had seen that clip linked here in iSteve, but I does not turn up in a Web search.

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  50. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    The nomenclatures also re-watched 1 before going to see 2. 1 held up extremely well and was awesome to watch again 10 years or so later (the DVD was on heavy rotation when the kids were young).

    2 felt like a typical dish soap commercial with the dumb dad trying to manage the house. Hated that part. Also, Samuel L Jackson's voice is now a total turnoff. All I could hear was his stupid Leftist Colored BS.

    All in all I would not recommend 2.

    All in all I would not recommend 2.

    I could not disagree more. Lesbian nihilist villain, intact nuclear family of heroes, stupid politicians supporting bad guys, lots of action, some good jokes – I definitely recommend it.

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    The dumb dad routine killed it for me. But yes it had the things you mentioned, they were just not enough for me. But hey that's cool, there is much worse fare out there. To each their own.
    , @Anonym
    I could not disagree more. Lesbian nihilist villain, intact nuclear family of heroes, stupid politicians supporting bad guys, lots of action, some good jokes – I definitely recommend it.

    Yep. It is very much a right wing movie I think. So much so the studio felt compelled to insert before the movie begins, a race mixing propaganda short about a dumpling Asian boy who marries a white girl. (Why not go the whole hog and make her a black girl instead? Yes, I know, because they want to miscegenate us out of existence.) Yumchagenation? No, I'll never beat Steve's "fishegenation".

    Well, at least it won't swing the miscegenation needle much in that direction. I think Bao had more sex appeal in his dumpling form tbh, no homo, and that's damning with faint praise.

    *Spoilers*

    Here's my take on Incredibles 2.

    Evelyn and Winston Deavor are plausibly Jewish - rich, intelligent, and powerful. But they are dual. Winston is a bit devious, but a great salesman, and generally a good guy. He's like a Stephen Miller figure - a Jew with a soft spot for the white goyim, a genuine love for Western civilization. (Yes, they seem few and far between, but they certainly exist.)

    Evelyn Deavor is an evil genius, and lesbian, but she uses that genius to control (elite) whites, the Supers, via screens (propaganda) - television, and VR. She wants to destroy them, to create a problem reaction and solution so that Supers are made into an enemy. Through deception she wages war. She's kind of like BLS, if BLS was a technological genius high up in Mossad.

    Anyway, Evelyn does this because the Supers failed to stop her father being shot by a robber. This is the WW2-like event. The Supers didn't intervene in time, so she hates them for it. Instead of relying on the Supers, he should have gone into a panic room, which was shown to be unrealistic. Winston takes the opposite view - he associates the relationship he as a boy had with the Supers and his father as a great thing, something to restore. But he does not control what is going on.

    Most of the Supers are enslaved by the VR, so it's up to the kids to save the day. They do this by smashing the VR goggles. Also, Mrs Incredible turns the other cheek and forgives Evelyn, but not before pushing her out of an aircraft, which shows her that she could do it if she wanted to.

    Olive branches or the arrows, this movie says. Which is your choice, Evelyns of the world? Let's choose peace, and let us show forgiveness. And there are (good) Jews out there who genuinely wish to preserve Western Civilization and the peoples who created it, whom we must reach out to and who must rise to the occasion.

    Overall there are lots of great messages and one dear to my heart, that it's up to the nuclear white family, the above-replacement nuclear family to save us, and it will be the children who will do so. What a great message, and oh so true! And also, one must become aware of propaganda from the screens, as it has the potential to control us.

    This is a very fitting sequel to The Incredibles, and I think I even like it better than the first.

    Other than that, there were some cool elements taken directly from pop culture. For example, the plot device of removing oxygen from a plane as per MH370 and skydiving as per PUBG. The electric bike. There were a lot of computery electronic devices for the 1950s/early1960s, but it was necessary for the messages IMO.

    Well done Brad Bird.

    Steve, delete this message if you think my analysis is going to cause trouble for Brad Bird. I can't help myself calling it as I see it, but maybe it's not helpful to spell everything out.

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  51. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    Environmentalism is consistent with nationalism, as the preservation of the nation's heritage. I don't know whether Miyazaki is an actual nationalist, but his apparent environmental advocacy would not be inconsistent with it.

    Not surprisingly, actual flora and fauna preservation is derided as an old, dead, white man's cause in favor of incorporeal "climate change." Here's the LA Times, located in the ninth most populous polity in the US, pissing on John Muir:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-rethinking-muir-20141113-story.html

    “Not surprisingly, actual flora and fauna preservation is derided as an old, dead, white man’s cause in favor of incorporeal “climate change.”

    No, the gist of the article is that from old traditions come new ways to preserve and protect.

    “Environmentalism is consistent with nationalism, as the preservation of the nation’s heritage.”

    On some level. Some would argue that keeping a forest pristine and removing invasive species ensures the vitality of the original plant and animal life there, akin to ensuring that one group of people found in a particular area ought not be choked out of existence by “outside influences”. On the other hand, the trick up the sleeve of the Alt Right is to link environmentalism with “saving” Native Born White American racial interests by way of exploitation. Europeans do have that propensity, especially when looking at the gatekeepers to the natural habitat who had prevented their own kind from enjoying the bounty of the land, while themselves extracting as much from Mother Earth as possible. Refer to the Royal forest laws, which was a perpetual source of conflict, between ethnic groups (Norman vs. Anglo-Saxon), class (aristocrat vs. peasant), and elites (King John vs. English barons).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_forest

    The lesson here would be for normies to be bamboozled by the Alt Right into believing they are about to become extinct by way of race denialism, radical feminism, and crony capitalism. In this manner, they become slaves rather than remaining free to make their own decisions about race and culture. It’s essentially a shell game.

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  52. Steve Sailer once again puts the energy extraction cart before the monetary extremist horse:

    Indeed, the energy industry’s recent unexpected leaps forward in energy extraction technology, such as fracking, have largely bailed out the American economy.

    Monetary extremism from the globalized central banks re-inflated the asset bubbles in stocks, bonds and real estate, and that is the whole ballgame.

    The energy extraction boys did get cheap financing for the fracking boom from the globalized central banks, that is true. A lot of oil and gas guys got popped and sold out their equipment cheap when oil prices dropped.

    Trumpy is now trying to constrict the global oil supply, to prop up prices, primarily by squeezing Iranian energy resources out of the global market. Israel and Texas and Alaska and North Dakota and New Mexico and other oil states would love to see Iranian oil off the market. The US military should resist the call to prevent Iranian oil from being exported out of Iran on the black market. Oil is shady business. No more war on behalf of Israel in the Middle East.

    Oil or natural gas or central banking, it is fun when Sailer brings up the big topics.

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  53. Jefferson says:

    The soyboy cuck country of Germany got eliminated from The World Cup by the inventors of The Samsung Galaxy.

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  54. Anon[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    The rightward tilt of auteurs is not confined to blockbusters. In a 2016 BBC poll of critics, the top ten movies of the 21st century wound up rather reactionary, including Japanese nationalist Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Iranian patriot Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation. The four American directors on the list are Lynch for Mulholland Drive, Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and the Coen brothers’ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men.
     
    Yeah, it would be very difficult to argue that those four films represent some kind of Leftist orthodoxy....

    Yeah, it would be very difficult to argue that those four films represent some kind of Leftist orthodoxy…

    They aren’t right-wing either.

    THERE WILL BE BLOOD is more left-wing if we must put a label on it. It is in the spirit of Upton Sinclair. It is a screed against capitalism, greed, and religious hypocrisy. The whole myth of American Individualism. But it is not standard PC leftism. There is food for thought. More so in THE MASTER, a more interesting work. BLOOD is overrated because it huffs and puffs a lot as a BIG movie.

    TREE OF LIFE is just new age flakiness.

    NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN can be read a cautionary tale of invasion of US by global criminality. But it can also be read as US paying for the sins of its forefathers. It both cherishes and busts the myth of “It used to be better in the past”. I haven’t read BLOOD MERIDIAN, but it’s supposed to detail the horrors that made the West. So, what we have in NO COUNTRY is not the rise of something new but return to the barbarism of older times. In having forgotten how the West was really created, Americans grew complacent in their myths of security. But into that false dream creeps in the reality of power, greed, and lust. I thought THE COUNSELOR, though problematic, was a more interesting film in this vein.

    I don’t much care for BLOOD and have no use for TREE, which I think is awful. MULHOLLAND is a masterpiece and NO COUNTRY is a minor classic. Still, all four films are in the vein of The Humanities as it should be. Business is about profits. Politics is about power. Science and math are about exact measurements and data. It is only in the humanities that people can ponder and explore the full, mysterious, and murky meaning of what makes us what we are. And there are no simple answers. So, even though everyone has his ideological baggage, humanities demands we go beyond that and try to understand more and deeper. Oliver Stone did this with NIXON and even with lightweight W, which didn’t make Bush into just a cartoon. The spirit of Humanities allows for a movie like DOWNFALL that ‘humanitizes’ Hitler. To understand him, we have to see the human side of his evil. European cinema has been more in this vein, that is respecting the intelligence of viewers. Hollywood went for cops and robbers morality because it’s more profitable and because Hollywood assumes people are too dumb for ambiguity and complexity.

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  55. Kylie says:
    @Thea
    Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools

    “Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools.”

    My god, yes. Despite his being on record as disdaining Henry James, my favorite author, I think The Road is utterly brilliant. (I also think most people miss the point of it but that’s okay. There’s plenty in it to stimulate discussion, which is one of the functions of literature.)

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    Both of my kids had The Road as required reading in their Catholic High School I am a bit of a McCarthy fan boy, having read most of his works and even travelling to Texas State Univ. when they made a display of his papers and artifacts that are housed there.
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  56. Kylie says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    I remember during security training, they taught of various ways that a signal/message can be destroyed. One way is to increase the level of noise until the signal integrity was so garbled that it might as well be considered useless. Its a pretty insidious method of destroying a board.

    An apt description of tinnitus, the bane of my existence.

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    In intelligence, a variation of this is "chicken feed" where useless but interesting information is fed to enemy intel efforts so they obsess over pointless crap; for added measure, much if not most of chicken feed was actually real information, just useless. Modern society has successfully scaled this model to chicken feed all of society.
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  57. Anon[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Where do you get the idea that Miyazaki is a Japanese nationalist?

    Some in the U.S. have misinterpreted The Wind Rises. It was mildly criticized by both sides of the political spectrum in Japan, but in the end is just an ode to his love of aviation, and portrays WWII era Japan more or less like in any Japanese movie or drama set in the period does. There is a deep pride across the political spectrum in the Mitsubishi Zero, by the way. My local aviation museum pulls a huge crowd whenever they schedule something as trivial as a 1 minute engine start and stop.

    Miyazaki is against the amendment of the MacArthur constitution's pacifist and anti-military Article 9, considered a right-wing cause. He's a huge environmentalist. I live near him, and he's in the habit of organizing river cleanups and sending spam postal mail about threats to local wooded areas (Totoro forests, as he calls them). Other of his "views" tend to to be kind of quirky or utopian and hard to categorize politically.

    Where do you get the idea that Miyazaki is a Japanese nationalist?
    Other of his “views” tend to to be kind of quirky or utopian and hard to categorize politically.

    I don’t know much about Miyazaki though I’ve seen most of his works. He is sort of like Lucas. An anti-fascist fascist. His films are about the dangers of militarism and death and destruction… but he totally loves the machinery of war. There’s a moving scene in PORCO ROSSO with the flight of ghost planes of the dead in WWI.

    Miyazaki is a like a pacifist with the sensibility of Patton. He has revel in blowing everything up before he finally says… yeah, that’s not good. I think WIND RISES is awful. It should have been a live-action movie. A story of such importance and complexity shouldn’t have been given a cartoon treatment. Animation works well with children’s story and fantastic stuff, like NAUSICAA and LAPUTA, his two best movies. WIND RISES just cries out to be live-action.

    Miyazaki’s sensibility is also somewhat like Kurosawa’s. Profoundly Japanese in a culturally if not politically nationalist sense but ‘leftist’ in environmental concerns and political authority. MONONOKE’s female princess maybe owes something to the princess in HIDDEN FORTRESS, a film that is both very pro-hierarchy and critical of it. Kurosawa was called the most western of Japanese directors but as he worked in live-action, he told Japanese stories about Japanese people. In contrast, because animation can create just about anything, Miyazaki only made Western tales until TOTORO and MONONOKE.

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    Miyazaki loves aviation and airships and flying machines of all kinds, so I wouldn't read too much into the fact that some of these are warplanes. The coolest aerospace stuff for better or worse comes out of war and perhaps espionage, not from the need to transport food to Africa or tourists to Hawaii.

    His dad's business was as a machine shop "shitauke" or contractor/subcontractor for prooducing airplane parts for manufacturers. Japan had an early airfield north of Tokyo where Wright Brothers styles of cloth and wood planes were developed and tested. This is where the English-French aviation pioneer Henri Farman came with 100 French aviators to train Japanese flyers. The Hindenberg docked here during its Tokyo visit. And this is where Miyazaki grew up and still lives.

    I think that there is a tendancy in the U.S. to view patriotism by Japanese as implicit nationalism or fascism. Things that would not be so perceived in the U.S. are looked upon suspiciously if Japanese do them. For instance, nobody on even the far left in the U.S. would support a U.S. without a strong military, but support for the amendment of Article 9, which Miyazaki actually opposes to begin with, is seen as, Whoa, here come the Nazis! A president visiting Arlington cemetary where Curtis LeMay is buried, who firebombed civilian populations, is not criticized, but a similar visit by a Japanese politician is.
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  58. @Thea
    Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools

    He was in my HS, unfortunately it was All the Pretty Horses…

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  59. AndrewR says:

    Jeff Sessions gloats about charging alleged C-ville killer with federal hate crime charges. What a vile rat Sessions is.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/politics/suspect-in-charlottesville-rally-killing-charged-with-hate-crimes/index.html

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  61. Anon[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri
    I seem to recall that Miyazaki said that had he been born earlier, he would have been a cheerful supporter of Japan's militarist imperialism. Okay, that's not quite the same as nationalism, but it shows he's open to unfashionable realities.

    I don't find it online anymore. Maybe it's been scrubbed to make Studio Ghibli more Globo-Conformist-compliant.

    I seem to recall that Miyazaki said that had he been born earlier, he would have been a cheerful supporter of Japan’s militarist imperialism.

    I think he just meant that a person is a product of his times. An observation than an endorsement.

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  62. Anon[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @SimpleSong
    Would agree with your comment.

    Stepping back, what makes a film 'conservative' or 'right-wing?' I would give a fairly simple definition: the right believes that people are flawed, lazy, selfish, and weak, and will run amok without the restraints of government and society. Hence the emphasis on traditional values, rules, and order, and on designing systems that are resistant to free-riding and abuse. As well as weeding out the members of society that are more flawed that average.

    The left believes the opposite; that people are fundamentally noble, and when they come up short it is not due to anything intrinsic about them, but rather the imperfections lie in government and society.

    Viewed through this lens, those films would definitely be considered conservative.

    It is also pretty much impossible to make an artistically great film that is not conservative for two reasons:

    1.) The idea that everyone is fundamentally noble is schmaltzy and childish and cannot really be the basis for any art that adults will find interesting.

    2.) When you come out and plainly state your values, you are no longer making art but rather preaching a sermon. Because liberalism is the reigning orthodoxy in Hollywood you are not allowed to do this as a conservative, and thus are forced to make art. Leftist films can and do degrade into unwatchable sermons.

    Stepping back, what makes a film ‘conservative’ or ‘right-wing?’ I would give a fairly simple definition: the right believes that people are flawed, lazy, selfish, and weak, and will run amok without the restraints of government and society… The left believes the opposite; that people are fundamentally noble, and when they come up short it is not due to anything intrinsic about them, but rather the imperfections lie in government and society.

    Not really.

    I think the Right and the Left believes the same thing except they apply it to different peoples.

    The Right(the traditional Right, not the American ‘libertarian right’) believes the people are naturally unruly as mobs and slobs. Therefore, those with privilege must keep people in line and maintain order. The problem is this Right has too much confidence in the wisdom of ruling elites. It was due to the American Right’s blind admiration of the Rich Class that so many American conservatives failed to see that the main attack on Americanism was coming not from the working class but from the uber-rich globo class.

    The Left believes the people are naturally greedy and exploitative. So, if we allow freedom, the cunning and avaricious will rise to the top and use their power to enslave and exploit the masses. Thus, the People must rise up against Privilege. But since people cannot rule themselves, they need a new elite that is responsive to the masses. The problem is ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’.

    Both the Right and Left are pessimistic about human nature. It’s all a matter of who/whom. Alexander Hamilton despised the Mob. His attitude was like that of Gail Wynand of THE FOUNTAINHEAD.

    From a HBD perspective, the problem is bunching all peoples as One People, as if all races and ethnic groups have the same human nature. They don’t. There are different racial personalities.
    Imagine an experiment. In one, we take those with nobler temperaments and make them breed more. In another, we take those with most Gypsy-like lowlife personality and make them breed more.
    One race will be innately nobler than the other.

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  63. Berty says:

    Gonna make a thread about Anthony Kennedy retiring Steve?

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  64. Highlander says: • Website
    @Pat Boyle
    Weed is already pretty much free. It being a weed and all. The price of cannabis is partly from the packaging (little bags and bottles) but mostly from governmental policies.

    If the government wasn't involved, marijuana would be growing on every vacant lot and freeway dividing strip. The price would fall to nearly zero.

    Breaking Bad showed us that there was a good deal of chemistry manipulation in making whatever it was that they were making. Even alcohol distillation requires machinery and expertise. Vines need to be cultivated and tended and the fruit pressed and stored in barrels. By contrast marijuana grows wild and requires almost no processing.

    While decent weed can be had in local shops for as little as $6/gram (larger amounts garner volume discounts) it does require a bit of cultivation either indoors or out and necessitates pulling the male plants so that the females produce sinsemilla flowers and buds.

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  65. As I’ve written before, I don’t care about the movies at all in the sense of who made them, who did the casting, who’s in them, etc. It’s not my thing*, but I do have a comment to make:

    I did watch the original Incredibles, as it was billed by someone on-line as a pro-Libertarian story. I think indeed it was..

    They are sidelined into normal life due to lawyers, insurance companies, and politicians whining about the heroic amount of pulverized infrastructure their crime-fighting exploits leave behind.

    See, you may as well be watching John Stossel on one of his 60-minutes segments – it’s the same “too-many-damn-rules” libertarianism that I LUV LUV LUV. I hope the 2nd movie is like this. I may even GO TO THE MOVIES – it’s only been once in the last decade … it was Angry Birds, per VDare recommendation (no kidding there).

    As to your point here:

    Thus, much of the intensity of the two Incredibles movies comes from the family’s frenetic juggling of their profession versus their need to protect their children,…

    Yes, that reminds me of The Sopranos. Sure, they are nothing like superheros, and in fact, almost the opposite, but there is always the juxtaposition of Tony’s mob life and his family life. It was one of my favorite shows.

    * OK, posts about movies about golf? That’s like a negative x a negative – maybe it would be interesting …. naaaahhhh!

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  66. Highlander says: • Website
    @slumber_j
    I've seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they're set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.

    For the somewhat blessed United States I would also put it at 1964 as the Civil Rights Act of that year explicitly gutted freedom of association. For Christendom as a whole I would mark the abrupt end in 1914 although one could argue that 1820 or so marked the beginning of the end with the start of the push for the universal franchise.

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  67. Anon[187] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Anthony Kennedy has just announced his retirement, and I don’t think the timing is a coincidence. He’s certainly been considering it for some time (he’s 81), but I’m positive the events of this week tipped him over the edge. After watching the harassment of administration officials this week by mobs of leftists, I think Kennedy was rattled and felt the democratic process is being threatened by violent mobs and anarchists, and he feels he ought to be replaced by a strong law-and-order guy. Kennedy has leaned towards pro-police and pro-law-and-order in the past.

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    I think you give Kennedy too much credit. He was the decisive vote on several big 5-4 "democratic" decisions such as finding gay marriage in the Constitution. Good riddance.

    Let's see if McConnell can find his balls again, because it's gonna be Clarence Thomas or Robert Bork time no matter who is nominated.

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  68. @Anonymous
    In case you're scratching your head over "14-year-old Holocaust survivors", yes, he's talking about the Holocaust at the southern border.

    One would think at some point the signal gets lost in the noise… can’t think of the perfect metaphor, but at some point surely language will be so abused that it can’t be misused anymore. Heat death of meaning.

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  69. @Kylie
    "Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools."

    My god, yes. Despite his being on record as disdaining Henry James, my favorite author, I think The Road is utterly brilliant. (I also think most people miss the point of it but that's okay. There's plenty in it to stimulate discussion, which is one of the functions of literature.)

    Both of my kids had The Road as required reading in their Catholic High School I am a bit of a McCarthy fan boy, having read most of his works and even travelling to Texas State Univ. when they made a display of his papers and artifacts that are housed there.

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  70. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck
    GERMANY LOSES GERMANY LOSES

    This is why Europe NEEDS diversity

    Compare France (majority People of Color) to Germany (mostly white)

    You don't embrace diversity you LOSE BADLY

    Ohs Tinys……

    You’n knows what’n we talked bout you bendin ober fo bnack socker playuhs…….

    Lendsporb “punishmint will enssu” Pittburger III

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  71. @Kylie
    An apt description of tinnitus, the bane of my existence.

    In intelligence, a variation of this is “chicken feed” where useless but interesting information is fed to enemy intel efforts so they obsess over pointless crap; for added measure, much if not most of chicken feed was actually real information, just useless. Modern society has successfully scaled this model to chicken feed all of society.

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  72. i would add john milius and robert altman to that list of outspoken directors

    i don’t take to kindly to anything negative said about ms. holly hunter.

    laugh – looking forward to the film – the last one was great fun and a super cast

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  73. Just based on the ads, I assume Incredibles 2 goes a little something like this:

    Mom works full-time as a butt-kicking babe, putting the baddies behind bars (or wherever you warehouse supernaturally-endowed baddies). In fact, she’s better at her job than hubby ever was.

    Meanwhile, hubby is a stay-at-home-dad, struggling to manage the kids and daily chores, where Mom made it look so easy. Mom is better at work and the domestic stuff.

    Hubby’s cool AF black genius buddy at times schools that idiot white hubby, showing him how easy it is to handle keeds. Ain’t no thang, bruh!

    At the very last minute of the movie, butt-kicking mom gets in a pickle and is rescued to some extent by house-hubby. See, men aren’t completely useless.

    Did I pretty much nail it?

    I figure it’s straight-up anti-white, androphobic “”””””””comedy””””””””. My wife loved it, she was gushing effusively.

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    but if you understood the first one, then the film is really about family -- and despite the superhuman dna --

    it's about traditional family. But your point, this was made in the first film in which mom rescues dad, who got himself into trouble by a vixen no less, teasing his ego.


    So the political correctness has already played itself out ---

    as for stereotyped blacks, uhhh I am not sure it could go unnoticed that mr freeze's wife was as was mr freeze stereotypical as one could get - minus the drug dealing, sex crazed scary monster that routinely inhabits the visions of whites of any polity left, right or middle of the road.


    progress . . .

    and i am certainly kidding about the wonderful ms hunter, if you have seen the guns on her -- she is certainly capable of handling herself.

    , @cthulhu
    You’re not even close.
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  74. @space cowboy
    Do you realize how stupid you sound when you assert fracking has been a success?

    Do you realize how stupid you sound when you assert fracking has been a success?

    Space–just because you lack knowledge doesn’t mean Steve is equally clueless.

    The US has been basically the first nation to be headed down the decline side of its Hubbert curve and turn it around in a big way

    https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=MCRFPUS1&f=M

    And yes, this economic activity and the additional billions kept in the nation for investment has kept the US economy afloat in a situation where otherwise we’d be limping toward the precipice.

    (Note: i’m a “methanol economy” guy. I’d like to see us moving off oil, transitioning to methanol as the liquid fuel, encouraging rooftop solar and ramping up nuclear power, including restarting a breeder research program and looking into thorium cycle. But it is what it is. And the fracking revolution has been very successful.)

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  75. @BenKenobi
    Do you recall the "Blair Mountain" guy? Posts around here occasionally. Always at rhetoric level 11/10. Probably a replicant.

    Imagine if this board was 60% Blair Mountains. That was Taki's.

    It's a deliberate strategy to shut down an internet community, and it worked.

    Good point. Taki’s just had terrible useless comments.

    Steve is “must read” just for Steve. But the quality of the comments around here–first rate. There are maybe 40-50 folks around here i read and learn stuff from and even a few of the Anon[]s make great points now and again. It’s the basically the only place i’ve seen on the Internet where the comments are reliably worth reading for something other than just sentiment gauge.

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    Steve is “must read” just for Steve. But the quality of the comments around here–first rate. There are maybe 40-50 folks around here i read and learn stuff from and even a few of the Anon[]s make great points now and again. It’s the basically the only place i’ve seen on the Internet where the comments are reliably worth reading for something other than just sentiment gauge.

    Steve's worth reading for Steve alone, but I must say the comments section is where the fun is, and where a lot of the idea generation is. There is a network effect of good commenters in the conservative, race realist, SWPL Stormfront-ish ecosystem that works to Steve's favor. I think some of the topics, vocab etc. serves to screen the mouthbreathers for the most part - certainly the best SNR that I've seen. I don't really go out searching much, iSteve sucks too much time as it is. However, commentary here is (much) better here than Breitbart, t_d, the conservative treehouse or how Takis used to be. My Posting Career was interesting but I didn't feel compelled to post.

    Yes, iSteve is flush with Jews and mischlinge (and to their credit they often give useful commentary) but that's what you would expect really. The nature of the Jew is to be obsessed with the political, with argument, with race, with Jews, with intelligence and with (their own) nationalism. And hell, you'd think golf courses would be boring as hell for them but they never stop going on about the Golfocaust, which as I understand it was like a sort of matinee Shoah. So even GCA posts have a strange relevance for them. Thus they are drawn to iSteve like the Keymaster to the Gatekeeper.

    https://youtu.be/xSp5QwKRwqM
    , @Anon
    Good point. Taki’s just had terrible useless comments.

    I think Taki got rid of comments because it's run by Greeks who are notorious for their thin skin and hysterics. Like father like daughter. I think Taki was pissed at Spencer who was too permissive with the comment section. But what's the big deal? It's hard to get more vulgar than Jim Goad.
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  76. @snorlax
    Posted without comment.

    https://i.imgur.com/Wuvm5U8.jpg

    Trump tamed Bolton’s urge to start a war with every one.

    The man is a wizard king.

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    Had him fixed at a vet's office
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  77. @Daniel Chieh
    No comments in Taki.

    Brave, brave conservative webzine.

    You know when the JIDF goes off here cause someone’s Cohencidence Detector pings? Imagine that times 500. That was Taki’s. You know the autists here trying to shoehorn every convo into their personal monomania? That was Taki’s.

    Goodness knows I’m no fan of Steve’s moderation, but he’s better than Taki, not a high bar tho.

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    True, but I miss Boris. Hope he's here under a nom de Steve.
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  78. Fredrik says:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/27/donald-trump-get-second-supreme-court-pick-justice-anthony-kennedy/

    Kennedy is retiring from the court. Could be interesting to follow the nomination process

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  79. JMcG says:
    @Thea
    Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools

    I’d never thought of that, but I agree. Girls will hate his books though. All the Pretty Horses maybe?
    I read “The Road” when my own son was 8 or 9 and I could hardly bear it.
    McCarthy is a great, great writer.

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  80. @Anon
    I love the way that Lynch managed to avoid confessing that he voted for Trump. "I voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary, and I voted ... uh ... I can't remember who I voted for on election day, probably the Libertarian guy. Was there a Libertarian guy?"

    There was a Libertarian Party candidate, but no, there was no Libertarian guy.

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  81. Jake says:
    @Thea
    Cormac McCarthy should be required reading in American high schools

    Who teaches what is required reading is as important as the required reading, perhaps more so.

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  82. Jake says:
    @slumber_j
    I've seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they're set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.

    LBJ was President, so 1964 was not a good year.

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    LBJ was President, so 1964 was not a good year.
     
    I wish LBJ was not dead so he could get MeTooed by every woman that came within arms length of him - the bastard.

    But that sends us back to Eisenhower to get a foothold. I wish somebody would have been able to heed his 'military-industrial complex' warning. Ike got it, warned us, and now we can't get rid of it.
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  83. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Just based on the ads, I assume Incredibles 2 goes a little something like this:

    Mom works full-time as a butt-kicking babe, putting the baddies behind bars (or wherever you warehouse supernaturally-endowed baddies). In fact, she's better at her job than hubby ever was.

    Meanwhile, hubby is a stay-at-home-dad, struggling to manage the kids and daily chores, where Mom made it look so easy. Mom is better at work and the domestic stuff.

    Hubby's cool AF black genius buddy at times schools that idiot white hubby, showing him how easy it is to handle keeds. Ain't no thang, bruh!

    At the very last minute of the movie, butt-kicking mom gets in a pickle and is rescued to some extent by house-hubby. See, men aren't completely useless.

    Did I pretty much nail it?

    I figure it's straight-up anti-white, androphobic """"""""comedy"""""""". My wife loved it, she was gushing effusively.

    but if you understood the first one, then the film is really about family — and despite the superhuman dna –

    it’s about traditional family. But your point, this was made in the first film in which mom rescues dad, who got himself into trouble by a vixen no less, teasing his ego.

    So the political correctness has already played itself out —

    as for stereotyped blacks, uhhh I am not sure it could go unnoticed that mr freeze’s wife was as was mr freeze stereotypical as one could get – minus the drug dealing, sex crazed scary monster that routinely inhabits the visions of whites of any polity left, right or middle of the road.

    progress . . .

    and i am certainly kidding about the wonderful ms hunter, if you have seen the guns on her — she is certainly capable of handling herself.

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  84. bjondo says:
    @Jack Hanson
    Trump tamed Bolton's urge to start a war with every one.

    The man is a wizard king.

    Had him fixed at a vet’s office

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  85. Anonym says:
    @AnotherDad
    Good point. Taki's just had terrible useless comments.

    Steve is "must read" just for Steve. But the quality of the comments around here--first rate. There are maybe 40-50 folks around here i read and learn stuff from and even a few of the Anon[]s make great points now and again. It's the basically the only place i've seen on the Internet where the comments are reliably worth reading for something other than just sentiment gauge.

    Steve is “must read” just for Steve. But the quality of the comments around here–first rate. There are maybe 40-50 folks around here i read and learn stuff from and even a few of the Anon[]s make great points now and again. It’s the basically the only place i’ve seen on the Internet where the comments are reliably worth reading for something other than just sentiment gauge.

    Steve’s worth reading for Steve alone, but I must say the comments section is where the fun is, and where a lot of the idea generation is. There is a network effect of good commenters in the conservative, race realist, SWPL Stormfront-ish ecosystem that works to Steve’s favor. I think some of the topics, vocab etc. serves to screen the mouthbreathers for the most part – certainly the best SNR that I’ve seen. I don’t really go out searching much, iSteve sucks too much time as it is. However, commentary here is (much) better here than Breitbart, t_d, the conservative treehouse or how Takis used to be. My Posting Career was interesting but I didn’t feel compelled to post.

    Yes, iSteve is flush with Jews and mischlinge (and to their credit they often give useful commentary) but that’s what you would expect really. The nature of the Jew is to be obsessed with the political, with argument, with race, with Jews, with intelligence and with (their own) nationalism. And hell, you’d think golf courses would be boring as hell for them but they never stop going on about the Golfocaust, which as I understand it was like a sort of matinee Shoah. So even GCA posts have a strange relevance for them. Thus they are drawn to iSteve like the Keymaster to the Gatekeeper.

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  86. As far as Pixar goes, I always thought Wall-E had some stealth conservatism in it. At first it seems like anti-corporate lefty environmentalism but I kinda get a conservative vibe from it. Humans are rendered into anti-social fat suckling infants by their hedonistic utopian corporate government. Meanwhile, the most human character is a machine that values work and connection with it’s fellows. The film isn’t anti civilization like leftist environmentalism. The ending celebrates the rise of agriculture and civilization through hieroglyphic-esque art. The message is about good stewardship and community and finding our humanity from it which I view as conservative.

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    I agree, WALL-E is fantastic. It's 'environmentalism', but from the proper perspective, i.e., a pro-human perspective, not a leftist anti-human perspective.

    Best Pixar movies: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, WALL-E.
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  87. MEH 0910 says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy
    I don’t know what Steve was talking about saying Brad Bird looks like Mr. Incredible. In actuality, Bird bears a striking physical resemblance to Syndrome, the villain of the first film. And I thought it was he that was am exaggerated stand-in for the director; a man carrying a life-long resentment towards those that rejected his genius.

    I too, first and foremost, saw the physical resemblance of Syndrome to Brad Bird, but apparently Mr. Incredible has some resemblance too:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Bird#Career

    As an inside joke, the character Syndrome was based on Bird’s likeness (as was Mr. Incredible) and according to him, he did not realize the joke until the movie was too far into production to have it changed.[6]

    http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Buddy_Pine

    The animators had intended Syndrome to be a caricaturization of director Brad Bird, but it had been debated as to whether they should spoof Bird in their drawing of Mr. Incredible. Ultimately, both Syndrome and Mr. Incredible are a pastiche of Brad Bird.

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  88. @Tiny Duck
    GERMANY LOSES GERMANY LOSES

    This is why Europe NEEDS diversity

    Compare France (majority People of Color) to Germany (mostly white)

    You don't embrace diversity you LOSE BADLY

    Funny, Croatia, Spain and Russia went further… with zero diversity.

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  89. @Anon
    OT: Anthony Kennedy has just announced his retirement, and I don't think the timing is a coincidence. He's certainly been considering it for some time (he's 81), but I'm positive the events of this week tipped him over the edge. After watching the harassment of administration officials this week by mobs of leftists, I think Kennedy was rattled and felt the democratic process is being threatened by violent mobs and anarchists, and he feels he ought to be replaced by a strong law-and-order guy. Kennedy has leaned towards pro-police and pro-law-and-order in the past.

    I think you give Kennedy too much credit. He was the decisive vote on several big 5-4 “democratic” decisions such as finding gay marriage in the Constitution. Good riddance.

    Let’s see if McConnell can find his balls again, because it’s gonna be Clarence Thomas or Robert Bork time no matter who is nominated.

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  90. @Jack Hanson
    You know when the JIDF goes off here cause someone's Cohencidence Detector pings? Imagine that times 500. That was Taki's. You know the autists here trying to shoehorn every convo into their personal monomania? That was Taki's.

    Goodness knows I'm no fan of Steve's moderation, but he's better than Taki, not a high bar tho.

    True, but I miss Boris. Hope he’s here under a nom de Steve.

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    Agree.
    , @MBlanc46
    I don’t detect any Borisisms around here. I’ve heard that he’s been seen at Breitbart.
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  91. rayray says:

    Hi Steve –

    You’re a fine researcher and writer, but your pink puzzy hat is showing.

    “This time, Mrs. Incredible goes off to work while her hubby stays home to try to take care of the kids. Awkward dad comedy ensues.”

    Yeah that’s where I turned The Incredibles Agit-Prop off. Standard FeMarxist entrainment.

    Uh huh, a homosexual ‘conservative’ who makes movies about a hard-charging, super-empowered mom who brings home the bacon while cucked hubby changes diapers. That’s about as conservative as Andrea Dworkin’s dreams. It’s like a script for modern gender-relations written by the Frankfurt School. Appropriately, a school full of weenies. :O)

    You have the Conservative Blind-Spot, Steve-o. Gender reversal is not ok, it’s not funny, it’s not progressive, and it is utter doom to any nation that embraces it. Much less makes it the law of land, as your nation has done.

    Clearly by evidence of the past two decades, ‘conservative’ men cannot get out from under the thumb of their wives and precious princesses, and throw off the cant and commands of Big Sister. It shows in your fractured Feminist Nation.

    Good luck with that. Count me out.

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    Uh huh, a homosexual ‘conservative’ who makes movies about a hard-charging, super-empowered mom who brings home the bacon while cucked hubby changes diapers. That’s about as conservative as Andrea Dworkin’s dreams. It’s like a script for modern gender-relations written by the Frankfurt School. Appropriately, a school full of weenies. :O)

    I haven't seen it, but my sense is that the movie presents the family situation as far-from-ideal, which is why there is a need for another crisis that allows the guy to be the MAN again and strut his stuff.

    It's the samurai dilemma. Samurai fight to win and create order, but once the order is established, there is no more need for them.. and many of them must take up farming or peddling... which is humiliating.
    Or consider THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. The men are glad to be back home, but they are no longer heroes. They are just humdrum civilians who must sell sodapop.

    Western Man, in achieving the greatest order and peace, created a world where men were no longer so vital. With all the peace and order, women found out they could do most professions as well as men.

    Maybe a Chaos Machine should be made. It will act like mecha-godzilla and mess up the world once in a while... like the beast in CLOVERFIELD. That will make women respect men again.

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  92. Chuck says:
    @Charles Pewitt
    Steve Sailer once again puts the energy extraction cart before the monetary extremist horse:

    Indeed, the energy industry’s recent unexpected leaps forward in energy extraction technology, such as fracking, have largely bailed out the American economy.

     

    Monetary extremism from the globalized central banks re-inflated the asset bubbles in stocks, bonds and real estate, and that is the whole ballgame.

    The energy extraction boys did get cheap financing for the fracking boom from the globalized central banks, that is true. A lot of oil and gas guys got popped and sold out their equipment cheap when oil prices dropped.

    Trumpy is now trying to constrict the global oil supply, to prop up prices, primarily by squeezing Iranian energy resources out of the global market. Israel and Texas and Alaska and North Dakota and New Mexico and other oil states would love to see Iranian oil off the market. The US military should resist the call to prevent Iranian oil from being exported out of Iran on the black market. Oil is shady business. No more war on behalf of Israel in the Middle East.

    Oil or natural gas or central banking, it is fun when Sailer brings up the big topics.

    Steve doesn’t understand or is not interested in (((inflationary economics))). Probably because it’s too tinfoil hat-ish and would give David Brooks the vapours.

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  93. cthulhu says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Just based on the ads, I assume Incredibles 2 goes a little something like this:

    Mom works full-time as a butt-kicking babe, putting the baddies behind bars (or wherever you warehouse supernaturally-endowed baddies). In fact, she's better at her job than hubby ever was.

    Meanwhile, hubby is a stay-at-home-dad, struggling to manage the kids and daily chores, where Mom made it look so easy. Mom is better at work and the domestic stuff.

    Hubby's cool AF black genius buddy at times schools that idiot white hubby, showing him how easy it is to handle keeds. Ain't no thang, bruh!

    At the very last minute of the movie, butt-kicking mom gets in a pickle and is rescued to some extent by house-hubby. See, men aren't completely useless.

    Did I pretty much nail it?

    I figure it's straight-up anti-white, androphobic """"""""comedy"""""""". My wife loved it, she was gushing effusively.

    You’re not even close.

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  94. @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    All in all I would not recommend 2.
     
    I could not disagree more. Lesbian nihilist villain, intact nuclear family of heroes, stupid politicians supporting bad guys, lots of action, some good jokes - I definitely recommend it.

    The dumb dad routine killed it for me. But yes it had the things you mentioned, they were just not enough for me. But hey that’s cool, there is much worse fare out there. To each their own.

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  95. cthulhu says:

    I thought it was terrific – not as good as the first one (what is? :-) )but still eminently watchable. It ticks most of Bird’s key issues, snarks successfully at the big government types, has great action set pieces, etc. I felt the role reversal was natural, and the ensuing comedy worked great – the scene in the restaurant was priceless. The family dynamics were spot-on, and the set piece between Jack-Jack and the raccoon was worth the price of admission itself.

    Oh, and kids are totally optional for seeing this one; when I saw it, less than 10-15% of the audience was under 13. And did I mention the awesomeness of the score?

    You know, Disney could solve its Star Wars problem in one stroke by convincing Brad Bird to take over for the embattled Kathleen Kennedy, and giving him carte blanche…

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    and the set piece between Jack-Jack and the raccoon was worth the price of admission itself
     
    True.
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  96. Ian M. says:
    @Senator Brundlefly
    As far as Pixar goes, I always thought Wall-E had some stealth conservatism in it. At first it seems like anti-corporate lefty environmentalism but I kinda get a conservative vibe from it. Humans are rendered into anti-social fat suckling infants by their hedonistic utopian corporate government. Meanwhile, the most human character is a machine that values work and connection with it's fellows. The film isn't anti civilization like leftist environmentalism. The ending celebrates the rise of agriculture and civilization through hieroglyphic-esque art. The message is about good stewardship and community and finding our humanity from it which I view as conservative.

    I agree, WALL-E is fantastic. It’s ‘environmentalism’, but from the proper perspective, i.e., a pro-human perspective, not a leftist anti-human perspective.

    Best Pixar movies: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, WALL-E.

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  97. @Jim Don Bob
    True, but I miss Boris. Hope he's here under a nom de Steve.

    Agree.

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  98. @Jake
    LBJ was President, so 1964 was not a good year.

    LBJ was President, so 1964 was not a good year.

    I wish LBJ was not dead so he could get MeTooed by every woman that came within arms length of him – the bastard.

    But that sends us back to Eisenhower to get a foothold. I wish somebody would have been able to heed his ‘military-industrial complex’ warning. Ike got it, warned us, and now we can’t get rid of it.

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  99. @cthulhu
    I thought it was terrific - not as good as the first one (what is? :-) )but still eminently watchable. It ticks most of Bird’s key issues, snarks successfully at the big government types, has great action set pieces, etc. I felt the role reversal was natural, and the ensuing comedy worked great - the scene in the restaurant was priceless. The family dynamics were spot-on, and the set piece between Jack-Jack and the raccoon was worth the price of admission itself.

    Oh, and kids are totally optional for seeing this one; when I saw it, less than 10-15% of the audience was under 13. And did I mention the awesomeness of the score?

    You know, Disney could solve its Star Wars problem in one stroke by convincing Brad Bird to take over for the embattled Kathleen Kennedy, and giving him carte blanche...

    and the set piece between Jack-Jack and the raccoon was worth the price of admission itself

    True.

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  100. @slumber_j
    I've seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they're set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.

    “It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964″

    A lot of movies are set in a high tech 1962-64: Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men First Class” is one. Mad Men got a lot of its popularity from its time period.

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    “It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964″

    A lot of movies are set in a high tech 1962-64: Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men First Class” is one. Mad Men got a lot of its popularity from its time period.

     

    The POC Lumpengentsia have noticed...and do not approve:

    There’s a selfishness to superheroism. And in The Incredibles, that selfishness is conflated with the complex era that is 1960’s America. At first glance, circa 1960s America is a kind of glistening, gilded Golden Age. Riding on the economic boom of the second World War, successfully suppressing the soon-to-burst frustrations of black Americans and the various social minorities that would follow black mobilization and outrage during the exciting, exhausting, frustrating struggle of the Civil Rights movement in the following decade. The '60s can be looked back on “fondly” as a perfect ideal of white heteronormative social power and control, an actual manifestation of what America could be if the various social groups that contributed – mostly unwillingly and forcibly – to the establishment and maintenance of the world’s youngest Super Power were successfully kept constrained while the white men and women retained social advantage of America’s prosperity.
     
    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/06/21/reflections-of-social-power-in-the-incredibles
    , @Senator Brundlefly
    Part of the appeal of the popular video game franchise Fallout is the ruins of the Googie, Art Deco, and Raygun Gothic retro-futuristic world that it has as it's setting. The 50s and 60s aesthetic contrasted with the apocalyptic world is supposed to be ironic but I think most people actually like it in a non-ironic way.
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  101. Anon[189] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Where do you get the idea that Miyazaki is a Japanese nationalist?
    Other of his “views” tend to to be kind of quirky or utopian and hard to categorize politically.


    I don't know much about Miyazaki though I've seen most of his works. He is sort of like Lucas. An anti-fascist fascist. His films are about the dangers of militarism and death and destruction... but he totally loves the machinery of war. There's a moving scene in PORCO ROSSO with the flight of ghost planes of the dead in WWI.
    https://youtu.be/Al7kGDx2WrE?t=7m5s

    Miyazaki is a like a pacifist with the sensibility of Patton. He has revel in blowing everything up before he finally says... yeah, that's not good. I think WIND RISES is awful. It should have been a live-action movie. A story of such importance and complexity shouldn't have been given a cartoon treatment. Animation works well with children's story and fantastic stuff, like NAUSICAA and LAPUTA, his two best movies. WIND RISES just cries out to be live-action.

    Miyazaki's sensibility is also somewhat like Kurosawa's. Profoundly Japanese in a culturally if not politically nationalist sense but 'leftist' in environmental concerns and political authority. MONONOKE's female princess maybe owes something to the princess in HIDDEN FORTRESS, a film that is both very pro-hierarchy and critical of it. Kurosawa was called the most western of Japanese directors but as he worked in live-action, he told Japanese stories about Japanese people. In contrast, because animation can create just about anything, Miyazaki only made Western tales until TOTORO and MONONOKE.

    Miyazaki loves aviation and airships and flying machines of all kinds, so I wouldn’t read too much into the fact that some of these are warplanes. The coolest aerospace stuff for better or worse comes out of war and perhaps espionage, not from the need to transport food to Africa or tourists to Hawaii.

    His dad’s business was as a machine shop “shitauke” or contractor/subcontractor for prooducing airplane parts for manufacturers. Japan had an early airfield north of Tokyo where Wright Brothers styles of cloth and wood planes were developed and tested. This is where the English-French aviation pioneer Henri Farman came with 100 French aviators to train Japanese flyers. The Hindenberg docked here during its Tokyo visit. And this is where Miyazaki grew up and still lives.

    I think that there is a tendancy in the U.S. to view patriotism by Japanese as implicit nationalism or fascism. Things that would not be so perceived in the U.S. are looked upon suspiciously if Japanese do them. For instance, nobody on even the far left in the U.S. would support a U.S. without a strong military, but support for the amendment of Article 9, which Miyazaki actually opposes to begin with, is seen as, Whoa, here come the Nazis! A president visiting Arlington cemetary where Curtis LeMay is buried, who firebombed civilian populations, is not criticized, but a similar visit by a Japanese politician is.

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    I think that there is a tendency in the U.S. to view patriotism by Japanese as implicit nationalism or fascism.

    I don't think so. If anything, even proggy Americans are far less judgemental of Japan than of EU. If EU says NO to 'refugees', it's a big deal. If Japan says No, it doesn't get much traction. If Germans or even Brits were to remember their past like the Japanese do, there would be far more fury. Most of the complaints about Japan came from Korea and China. If anything, the US tried to clamp down anti-Japanese rhetoric from Asia because it gives moral credit to rising China(as victim nation) and because it creates problem in US working with Japan and S. Korea against China.

    Also, even American(including Jewish) critics and literary figures have been fascinated with Mishima in ways that such figure would not have been tolerated in postwar Europe.

    If anything, most Western critics were very admiring of WIND RISES and overlooked the historical criticism from certain Asians. The problem for those Asians is that the most victims of Japanese are not special to the West. The victims were not Jews or blacks. And the biggest victims, the Chinese, don't get must love because China is seen as a potential threat. I think it's stupid to politicize everything, and no movie can cover everything about a man or the consequences of his deeds. WIND RISES fails because the material is too interesting and adult for anime treatment. It's one time Miyazaki should have gone live-action.

    https://www.indiewire.com/2013/12/during-boston-film-critics-vote-member-calls-miyazakis-the-wind-rises-morally-repugnant-127242/

    Also, there is a lot of repressed anger among the Japanese about WWII. Many came to regret it and blame the militarists. But so much pride was riding on that war, and all was lost in the most horrible manner. Also, Japanese feelings toward the US is one of gratitude and hate. Gratitude because US let Japan survive and prosper. But this was also deeply humiliating as Japan's existence totally depended on the whim of Americans. Japan could have been crushed like a bug forever. So, even though postwar Japan developed as a friend of the US, there was also a simmering and underlying feeling of resentment and anger. You can see it in anime work like GUNBUSTER(where the Japanese have the nukes this time) that refights the Pacific War in space. And TWILIGHT OF THE COCKROACHES says the US-Japanese alliance is based on a lie. It is full of anger and self-pity. It ends with the man(US) allying with the woman(Russia) and wiping out the bugs(Japanese). In other words, Japan got lucky between the white vs white war of the Cold War. But once US and USSR makes up, white and white will crush yellow. Well, it didn't play out that way as Jews took over US and made it anti-Russia, but the fears were there:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ySBWtH2ac

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3PfE2a_Al0

    http://articles.latimes.com/1991-01-20/books/bk-1028_1_shintaro-ishihara

    Things that would not be so perceived in the U.S. are looked upon suspiciously if Japanese do them.

    Usually the opposite. If white people had politics more like that of many Japanese, they'd find themselves in bigger trouble.

    For instance, nobody on even the far left in the U.S. would support a U.S. without a strong military, but support for the amendment of Article 9, which Miyazaki actually opposes to begin with, is seen as, Whoa, here come the Nazis!

    I'm not sure the far left, the real far left, believes in a strong US military. Now, the fake globo-leftist is really imperialist. As for people like Miyazaki opposing the amendment, it actually has to do with moral chauvinism. Japan lost pride and prestige in defeat in WWII. So, they sought to regain pride by way of moral sermonizing. The narrative said, Japanese, in being nuked, became the sacrificial lamb of all humanity as to the evil of war. So, not only did Japan learn the evil of war but stands as a moral exemplar for all the world. A nation that renounced war forever. This narrative was very therapeutic for the Japanese. It was a kind of Narrative Judo. Japan the villain that lost the war became the saintly victim who learned to love peace. It's like the solider in THE BURMESE HARP becomes a Buddhist priest and devotes his life to peace. There is a strain of this in RHAPSODY IN AUGUST too.
    If some found therapy in moralism, others found it nihilism... which may explain why so much of Japanese pop culture became so utterly depraved and demented.

    But in fact, even without the amendment, Japan is a considerable military power Asia, second only to China.. and even ahead of China in technology.
    Another thing is Japanese want to continue to rely on US power because if Japan becomes militarily autonomous, it will have to face China alone. I would like to see Japan re-militarized and US leave Okinawa, but Japan, like Europe, has grown cozy under US umbrella.

    A president visiting Arlington cemetary where Curtis LeMay is buried, who firebombed civilian populations, is not criticized, but a similar visit by a Japanese politician is.

    But most of the world doesn't care. Only China and Korea makes a real fuss. It gets some coverage in NYT, but there is no great outrage. If anything, the US defends Japan against China and doesn't endorse the China-as-victim view. There was the book on Nanking Massacre by Iris Chang, but no movie was based on it. Chinese made a bloody movie about the massacre like SCHINDLER"S LIST but it got no release in the US. Jews don't want other victimhoods to compete with the Shoah. And Jewish-dominant US needs Japan as ally against China just like it needs Germany against Russia. Considering all the Russians who suffered or died in WWII, there isn't much German guilt about that anymore because the US doesn't push Germans on it. If anything, US says Putin is new hitler and Germans should work with the US to choke Russia.

    Because US sees China as rising threat, it doesn't push on Japanese war crimes too much. And S. Koreans got a rude awakening when it began a huge row with Japan under Ms. Park regime. US told her to clamp it down and stop siding with China against Japan. She obeyed.

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  102. syonredux says:
    @slumber_j
    I've seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they're set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.

    I’ve seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.

    Late ’50s-early ’60s Jet Age Moderne was pretty great:

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    I certainly prefer the eclectic skills of ms hunter or is mrs janusz and someone needs to fix her clebrity page -- some pretty seedy stuff

    but no one and i mean no one transcends time like james bond

    for queen and country


    god save the queen .

    , @Anon
    It's too bad TOMORROWLAND flopped. That was one of the most inventive big budget special effects spectacle with something like real visionary reach. But maybe that stuff is easier to take in animated form because there's more consistency of the fantastic in concept, the look, and story.
    In contrast, TOMORROWLAND is so far-out but it has real-life characters.
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  103. syonredux says:
    @Steve Sailer
    "It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964"

    A lot of movies are set in a high tech 1962-64: Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men First Class" is one. Mad Men got a lot of its popularity from its time period.

    “It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964″

    A lot of movies are set in a high tech 1962-64: Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men First Class” is one. Mad Men got a lot of its popularity from its time period.

    The POC Lumpengentsia have noticed…and do not approve:

    There’s a selfishness to superheroism. And in The Incredibles, that selfishness is conflated with the complex era that is 1960’s America. At first glance, circa 1960s America is a kind of glistening, gilded Golden Age. Riding on the economic boom of the second World War, successfully suppressing the soon-to-burst frustrations of black Americans and the various social minorities that would follow black mobilization and outrage during the exciting, exhausting, frustrating struggle of the Civil Rights movement in the following decade. The ’60s can be looked back on “fondly” as a perfect ideal of white heteronormative social power and control, an actual manifestation of what America could be if the various social groups that contributed – mostly unwillingly and forcibly – to the establishment and maintenance of the world’s youngest Super Power were successfully kept constrained while the white men and women retained social advantage of America’s prosperity.

    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/06/21/reflections-of-social-power-in-the-incredibles

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  104. MBlanc46 says:
    @Jim Don Bob
    True, but I miss Boris. Hope he's here under a nom de Steve.

    I don’t detect any Borisisms around here. I’ve heard that he’s been seen at Breitbart.

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  105. @syonredux

    I’ve seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.
     
    Late '50s-early '60s Jet Age Moderne was pretty great:

    https://bamfstyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/nxnw-cl0-suit.jpg

    http://lifeinsketch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/madmen3.jpeg

    http://sites.psu.edu/nkarafilis/wp-content/uploads/sites/31902/2016/02/worlds-fair.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5e/88/02/5e8802fe6e7b1ddcb06ee4fc37b94d4f.jpg

    I certainly prefer the eclectic skills of ms hunter or is mrs janusz and someone needs to fix her clebrity page — some pretty seedy stuff

    but no one and i mean no one transcends time like james bond

    for queen and country

    god save the queen .

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    James Bond had a bad spell in the '70s......but so did the entire West.....


    http://www.bondsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Leisure-Suit.jpg

    Bond in a leisure suit......the horror, the horror....
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  106. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Miyazaki loves aviation and airships and flying machines of all kinds, so I wouldn't read too much into the fact that some of these are warplanes. The coolest aerospace stuff for better or worse comes out of war and perhaps espionage, not from the need to transport food to Africa or tourists to Hawaii.

    His dad's business was as a machine shop "shitauke" or contractor/subcontractor for prooducing airplane parts for manufacturers. Japan had an early airfield north of Tokyo where Wright Brothers styles of cloth and wood planes were developed and tested. This is where the English-French aviation pioneer Henri Farman came with 100 French aviators to train Japanese flyers. The Hindenberg docked here during its Tokyo visit. And this is where Miyazaki grew up and still lives.

    I think that there is a tendancy in the U.S. to view patriotism by Japanese as implicit nationalism or fascism. Things that would not be so perceived in the U.S. are looked upon suspiciously if Japanese do them. For instance, nobody on even the far left in the U.S. would support a U.S. without a strong military, but support for the amendment of Article 9, which Miyazaki actually opposes to begin with, is seen as, Whoa, here come the Nazis! A president visiting Arlington cemetary where Curtis LeMay is buried, who firebombed civilian populations, is not criticized, but a similar visit by a Japanese politician is.

    I think that there is a tendency in the U.S. to view patriotism by Japanese as implicit nationalism or fascism.

    I don’t think so. If anything, even proggy Americans are far less judgemental of Japan than of EU. If EU says NO to ‘refugees’, it’s a big deal. If Japan says No, it doesn’t get much traction. If Germans or even Brits were to remember their past like the Japanese do, there would be far more fury. Most of the complaints about Japan came from Korea and China. If anything, the US tried to clamp down anti-Japanese rhetoric from Asia because it gives moral credit to rising China(as victim nation) and because it creates problem in US working with Japan and S. Korea against China.

    Also, even American(including Jewish) critics and literary figures have been fascinated with Mishima in ways that such figure would not have been tolerated in postwar Europe.

    If anything, most Western critics were very admiring of WIND RISES and overlooked the historical criticism from certain Asians. The problem for those Asians is that the most victims of Japanese are not special to the West. The victims were not Jews or blacks. And the biggest victims, the Chinese, don’t get must love because China is seen as a potential threat. I think it’s stupid to politicize everything, and no movie can cover everything about a man or the consequences of his deeds. WIND RISES fails because the material is too interesting and adult for anime treatment. It’s one time Miyazaki should have gone live-action.

    https://www.indiewire.com/2013/12/during-boston-film-critics-vote-member-calls-miyazakis-the-wind-rises-morally-repugnant-127242/

    Also, there is a lot of repressed anger among the Japanese about WWII. Many came to regret it and blame the militarists. But so much pride was riding on that war, and all was lost in the most horrible manner. Also, Japanese feelings toward the US is one of gratitude and hate. Gratitude because US let Japan survive and prosper. But this was also deeply humiliating as Japan’s existence totally depended on the whim of Americans. Japan could have been crushed like a bug forever. So, even though postwar Japan developed as a friend of the US, there was also a simmering and underlying feeling of resentment and anger. You can see it in anime work like GUNBUSTER(where the Japanese have the nukes this time) that refights the Pacific War in space. And TWILIGHT OF THE COCKROACHES says the US-Japanese alliance is based on a lie. It is full of anger and self-pity. It ends with the man(US) allying with the woman(Russia) and wiping out the bugs(Japanese). In other words, Japan got lucky between the white vs white war of the Cold War. But once US and USSR makes up, white and white will crush yellow. Well, it didn’t play out that way as Jews took over US and made it anti-Russia, but the fears were there:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1991-01-20/books/bk-1028_1_shintaro-ishihara

    Things that would not be so perceived in the U.S. are looked upon suspiciously if Japanese do them.

    Usually the opposite. If white people had politics more like that of many Japanese, they’d find themselves in bigger trouble.

    For instance, nobody on even the far left in the U.S. would support a U.S. without a strong military, but support for the amendment of Article 9, which Miyazaki actually opposes to begin with, is seen as, Whoa, here come the Nazis!

    I’m not sure the far left, the real far left, believes in a strong US military. Now, the fake globo-leftist is really imperialist. As for people like Miyazaki opposing the amendment, it actually has to do with moral chauvinism. Japan lost pride and prestige in defeat in WWII. So, they sought to regain pride by way of moral sermonizing. The narrative said, Japanese, in being nuked, became the sacrificial lamb of all humanity as to the evil of war. So, not only did Japan learn the evil of war but stands as a moral exemplar for all the world. A nation that renounced war forever. This narrative was very therapeutic for the Japanese. It was a kind of Narrative Judo. Japan the villain that lost the war became the saintly victim who learned to love peace. It’s like the solider in THE BURMESE HARP becomes a Buddhist priest and devotes his life to peace. There is a strain of this in RHAPSODY IN AUGUST too.
    If some found therapy in moralism, others found it nihilism… which may explain why so much of Japanese pop culture became so utterly depraved and demented.

    But in fact, even without the amendment, Japan is a considerable military power Asia, second only to China.. and even ahead of China in technology.
    Another thing is Japanese want to continue to rely on US power because if Japan becomes militarily autonomous, it will have to face China alone. I would like to see Japan re-militarized and US leave Okinawa, but Japan, like Europe, has grown cozy under US umbrella.

    A president visiting Arlington cemetary where Curtis LeMay is buried, who firebombed civilian populations, is not criticized, but a similar visit by a Japanese politician is.

    But most of the world doesn’t care. Only China and Korea makes a real fuss. It gets some coverage in NYT, but there is no great outrage. If anything, the US defends Japan against China and doesn’t endorse the China-as-victim view. There was the book on Nanking Massacre by Iris Chang, but no movie was based on it. Chinese made a bloody movie about the massacre like SCHINDLER”S LIST but it got no release in the US. Jews don’t want other victimhoods to compete with the Shoah. And Jewish-dominant US needs Japan as ally against China just like it needs Germany against Russia. Considering all the Russians who suffered or died in WWII, there isn’t much German guilt about that anymore because the US doesn’t push Germans on it. If anything, US says Putin is new hitler and Germans should work with the US to choke Russia.

    Because US sees China as rising threat, it doesn’t push on Japanese war crimes too much. And S. Koreans got a rude awakening when it began a huge row with Japan under Ms. Park regime. US told her to clamp it down and stop siding with China against Japan. She obeyed.

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  107. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    I’ve seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.
     
    Late '50s-early '60s Jet Age Moderne was pretty great:

    https://bamfstyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/nxnw-cl0-suit.jpg

    http://lifeinsketch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/madmen3.jpeg

    http://sites.psu.edu/nkarafilis/wp-content/uploads/sites/31902/2016/02/worlds-fair.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5e/88/02/5e8802fe6e7b1ddcb06ee4fc37b94d4f.jpg

    It’s too bad TOMORROWLAND flopped. That was one of the most inventive big budget special effects spectacle with something like real visionary reach. But maybe that stuff is easier to take in animated form because there’s more consistency of the fantastic in concept, the look, and story.
    In contrast, TOMORROWLAND is so far-out but it has real-life characters.

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  108. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @rayray
    Hi Steve --


    You're a fine researcher and writer, but your pink puzzy hat is showing.


    "This time, Mrs. Incredible goes off to work while her hubby stays home to try to take care of the kids. Awkward dad comedy ensues."


    Yeah that's where I turned The Incredibles Agit-Prop off. Standard FeMarxist entrainment.

    Uh huh, a homosexual 'conservative' who makes movies about a hard-charging, super-empowered mom who brings home the bacon while cucked hubby changes diapers. That's about as conservative as Andrea Dworkin's dreams. It's like a script for modern gender-relations written by the Frankfurt School. Appropriately, a school full of weenies. :O)

    You have the Conservative Blind-Spot, Steve-o. Gender reversal is not ok, it's not funny, it's not progressive, and it is utter doom to any nation that embraces it. Much less makes it the law of land, as your nation has done.

    Clearly by evidence of the past two decades, 'conservative' men cannot get out from under the thumb of their wives and precious princesses, and throw off the cant and commands of Big Sister. It shows in your fractured Feminist Nation.

    Good luck with that. Count me out.

    Uh huh, a homosexual ‘conservative’ who makes movies about a hard-charging, super-empowered mom who brings home the bacon while cucked hubby changes diapers. That’s about as conservative as Andrea Dworkin’s dreams. It’s like a script for modern gender-relations written by the Frankfurt School. Appropriately, a school full of weenies. :O)

    I haven’t seen it, but my sense is that the movie presents the family situation as far-from-ideal, which is why there is a need for another crisis that allows the guy to be the MAN again and strut his stuff.

    It’s the samurai dilemma. Samurai fight to win and create order, but once the order is established, there is no more need for them.. and many of them must take up farming or peddling… which is humiliating.
    Or consider THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. The men are glad to be back home, but they are no longer heroes. They are just humdrum civilians who must sell sodapop.

    Western Man, in achieving the greatest order and peace, created a world where men were no longer so vital. With all the peace and order, women found out they could do most professions as well as men.

    Maybe a Chaos Machine should be made. It will act like mecha-godzilla and mess up the world once in a while… like the beast in CLOVERFIELD. That will make women respect men again.

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  109. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    Good point. Taki's just had terrible useless comments.

    Steve is "must read" just for Steve. But the quality of the comments around here--first rate. There are maybe 40-50 folks around here i read and learn stuff from and even a few of the Anon[]s make great points now and again. It's the basically the only place i've seen on the Internet where the comments are reliably worth reading for something other than just sentiment gauge.

    Good point. Taki’s just had terrible useless comments.

    I think Taki got rid of comments because it’s run by Greeks who are notorious for their thin skin and hysterics. Like father like daughter. I think Taki was pissed at Spencer who was too permissive with the comment section. But what’s the big deal? It’s hard to get more vulgar than Jim Goad.

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  110. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Unfortunately, Lynch appears to already be backtracking his comments. Damn.

    Unfortunately, Lynch appears to already be backtracking his comments. Damn.

    He met either the coffee guy or the cowboy.

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    Great scenes. That cowboy is some of the best character acting I've ever seen. I just re-watched it last year. It was much better the 2nd viewing with years in between. Highly recommend watching it these days.
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  111. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Enochian

    The vastly successful Marvel film universe has its corporate roots in the Israeli Zionist right.
     
    Or is the whole genre of being a superhero whose superior abilities make him hated and feared by normals simply an allegory for being jewish? They were all created by jews.

    Or is the whole genre of being a superhero whose superior abilities make him hated and feared by normals simply an allegory for being jewish? They were all created by jews.

    Hated and feared? No, loved and admired.

    I think superhero stories are the Good Aryan fantasies… like the Good Terminator in part 2.

    The heroes are usually Greco-Roman-like or Germanic-like. Comic version of heroes from Greek myth or Germanic myth. Actually Thor was one of them.

    But they are defenders of Big Cities, the Urban Center. Friendly to Jews.
    Nazism emphasized the pastoral world of the blood-and-soil volk as well as neo-classical cities. In contrast, comic book superheroes adapt to the bustle of the modern city and serve mainly the interests of cosmopolitans in skyscrapers.

    Maybe what the Right needs is a superhero of the farmland. Call him Pitch-Folk.
    Back story: Bunch of antifa and Negroes beat up this farm boy who visits a city. He is near-comatose and sent back home to the farm. Then one day, lightning strikes him and his pitchfork, and he becomes pitchforkman or pitch-folk. And then another lightning hits a pig that becomes his sidekick, Hog Wonder. (He then spares all pigs, making him morally superior to all the urban pork eaters.)

    And he takes on the bad guys: Professoraus(cross between proggy professor and dinosaur), Hate Hoax Man, Homoctopus, Deep State Skunk, Immigrantulus, and Podhorroretz.

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  112. @Steve Sailer
    "It strikes me as telling that they’re set in a futuristic 1964"

    A lot of movies are set in a high tech 1962-64: Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men First Class" is one. Mad Men got a lot of its popularity from its time period.

    Part of the appeal of the popular video game franchise Fallout is the ruins of the Googie, Art Deco, and Raygun Gothic retro-futuristic world that it has as it’s setting. The 50s and 60s aesthetic contrasted with the apocalyptic world is supposed to be ironic but I think most people actually like it in a non-ironic way.

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  113. TheJester says:

    We took our 7-year old grandson to see “Incredibles 2″ last weekend. We were shocked. The plot aside, Plastigirl was the most sexualized characterization of a female we can recall in so-called children’s’ cartoons — large breasts, thick thighs, wide hips, monstrous buttocks, and a large space between her legs … all in your face. We found it pornographic.

    So, to the Internet. Evidently, Pastigirl was intended to be a caricature of the female body types of Rihanna and Kim Kardashian that are popular with young girls, including thick thighs and a monstrous booty.

    It’s called being “thicc”. There are even on-line girlie fan clubs focused on how to look
    “thicc” … what to eat, how to exercise, supplements to take. Feminists pay attention! Now that’s empowerment!

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    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HartmanHips

    http://dexterslab.wikia.com/wiki/Mom

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dexterslab/images/2/2f/Mom.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/8PyxNZc.gif
    , @Anonym
    Elastagirl definitely had an idealized figure. After 3 kids, I'd say she has to be wearing some kevlar reinforced Spanx to look that good.
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  114. BB753 says:
    @Tiny Duck
    GERMANY LOSES GERMANY LOSES

    This is why Europe NEEDS diversity

    Compare France (majority People of Color) to Germany (mostly white)

    You don't embrace diversity you LOSE BADLY

    Wrong. Germany lost to non-diverse South Korea.

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    South Korea is one of the most diverse teams at the world cup. I don't see a single white male on the team

    What kind of moron are you to make such a statement?
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  115. @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    and the set piece between Jack-Jack and the raccoon was worth the price of admission itself
     
    True.

    Agreed. It was the best scene to me.

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  116. @Anon
    Unfortunately, Lynch appears to already be backtracking his comments. Damn.

    He met either the coffee guy or the cowboy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g4V55DSrbg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNjX3tQMygk

    Great scenes. That cowboy is some of the best character acting I’ve ever seen. I just re-watched it last year. It was much better the 2nd viewing with years in between. Highly recommend watching it these days.

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  117. @space cowboy
    Do you realize how stupid you sound when you assert fracking has been a success?

    Is that you Tiny Duck? Or are you a new guy just vying for the most uninformed comment ever on Mr. Sailer’s blog? And using the word stupid in conjunction with our esteemed host, really?

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  118. @slumber_j
    I've seen neither Incredibles movie, but my children love them.

    It strikes me as telling that they're set in a futuristic 1964 as I just learned from this review: Friends of mine and I who were born the next year strongly believe that 1965 was the year the rot took hold, from the Immigration Act to Vatican II to you-name-it. We were born into a great world destined for decline, and 1964 was the last good year.

    I remember asking my father more than a decade ago when he thinks the West starting going off track. He gave it some thought and said “around 1965″. That’s when he first encountered what we now call ethno-masochism or the “culture of critique”. It was a guest lecturer at his staff college who kept coming out with the stuff we’ve all come to know and love.

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  119. MEH 0910 says:
    @TheJester
    We took our 7-year old grandson to see "Incredibles 2" last weekend. We were shocked. The plot aside, Plastigirl was the most sexualized characterization of a female we can recall in so-called children's' cartoons -- large breasts, thick thighs, wide hips, monstrous buttocks, and a large space between her legs ... all in your face. We found it pornographic.

    So, to the Internet. Evidently, Pastigirl was intended to be a caricature of the female body types of Rihanna and Kim Kardashian that are popular with young girls, including thick thighs and a monstrous booty.

    It’s called being “thicc”. There are even on-line girlie fan clubs focused on how to look
    "thicc" ... what to eat, how to exercise, supplements to take. Feminists pay attention! Now that's empowerment!

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  120. syonredux says:
    @Enochian

    The vastly successful Marvel film universe has its corporate roots in the Israeli Zionist right.
     
    Or is the whole genre of being a superhero whose superior abilities make him hated and feared by normals simply an allegory for being jewish? They were all created by jews.

    Or is the whole genre of being a superhero whose superior abilities make him hated and feared by normals simply an allegory for being jewish? They were all created by jews.

    Not all. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston, a WASP BDSM freak who was in a polygamous relationship with two women…..

    Namor, the Sub-Mariner was created by another WASP, Bill Everett….

    Captain ( Shazam!) Marvel was also created by two non-Jews, Bill Parker and CC Beck….

    The non-Jewish Steve Ditko created Dr Strange (Stan Lee even admitted that in a letter in the ’60s)….

    And Steve Ditko was also the guy who deserves the lion’s share of the credit for Spider-Man…

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  121. Tiny Duck says:
    @BB753
    Wrong. Germany lost to non-diverse South Korea.

    South Korea is one of the most diverse teams at the world cup. I don’t see a single white male on the team

    What kind of moron are you to make such a statement?

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    But no women or gender-gluid players on the team either. You're still wrong, lol!
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  122. syonredux says:
    @EliteCommInc.
    I certainly prefer the eclectic skills of ms hunter or is mrs janusz and someone needs to fix her clebrity page -- some pretty seedy stuff

    but no one and i mean no one transcends time like james bond

    for queen and country


    god save the queen .

    James Bond had a bad spell in the ’70s……but so did the entire West…..

    Bond in a leisure suit……the horror, the horror….

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    I saw incredibles ii yesterday. it starts a little slow, but eventually catches its pace.


    they actually managed to to introduce some issues without making them crusades such as to overwhelm the film's primary goals

    so despite rolling my eyes on the women's agenda and the cultural diversity ( the subterfuge about difference) i enjoyed the film all around and mrs. Janusz Kaminski (holly hunter, i think that's right) still has a voice that makes my toes curl.

    and i would agree with previous comments that the scene between the jack-jack and the raccoon (the baby) are hilarious.


    the film remains true to traditional family, and something else -- that there are lines of wight and wrong
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  123. MEH 0910 says:

    OT: Harlan Ellison, Provocative Sci-Fi Writer of ‘Star Trek,’ ‘A Boy and His Dog,’ Dies at 84

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  124. BB753 says:
    @Tiny Duck
    South Korea is one of the most diverse teams at the world cup. I don't see a single white male on the team

    What kind of moron are you to make such a statement?

    But no women or gender-gluid players on the team either. You’re still wrong, lol!

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  125. anom says:

    All of Brad Bird’s films always seem to convey an idea that government is inherently evil. They are a kind of “Ayn Rand for Dummies”. The law man is a psychopathic maniac in “Iron Giant,” the state is unfair and stingy in “The Incredibles,” the Sanitary Inspection is last minute villain in Ratatouille.
    Personally, I find them overrated. “Iron Giant” solemnly ignores all the devastation caused by the alien robot. Does it sound reasonable that the inhabitants of the city just collected the wreckage of their property to sell as a scrap to the beatnik artist? “Ratatouille” is a very pedantic film, and abuses the plot conveniences , such as when the obnoxious chief chef detested by all the employees just wide on a desk the documents that will cost him the job in order to anyone ( in the case of the mouse) to get hold of them. “The Incredibles” is a bit better, but the villain’s plan did not make sense. If he wanted no one to be “Super”, this had already been done by the government, by banning superhero action.

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  126. Anonym says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    All in all I would not recommend 2.
     
    I could not disagree more. Lesbian nihilist villain, intact nuclear family of heroes, stupid politicians supporting bad guys, lots of action, some good jokes - I definitely recommend it.

    I could not disagree more. Lesbian nihilist villain, intact nuclear family of heroes, stupid politicians supporting bad guys, lots of action, some good jokes – I definitely recommend it.

    Yep. It is very much a right wing movie I think. So much so the studio felt compelled to insert before the movie begins, a race mixing propaganda short about a dumpling Asian boy who marries a white girl. (Why not go the whole hog and make her a black girl instead? Yes, I know, because they want to miscegenate us out of existence.) Yumchagenation? No, I’ll never beat Steve’s “fishegenation”.

    Well, at least it won’t swing the miscegenation needle much in that direction. I think Bao had more sex appeal in his dumpling form tbh, no homo, and that’s damning with faint praise.

    *Spoilers*

    Here’s my take on Incredibles 2.

    Evelyn and Winston Deavor are plausibly Jewish – rich, intelligent, and powerful. But they are dual. Winston is a bit devious, but a great salesman, and generally a good guy. He’s like a Stephen Miller figure – a Jew with a soft spot for the white goyim, a genuine love for Western civilization. (Yes, they seem few and far between, but they certainly exist.)

    Evelyn Deavor is an evil genius, and lesbian, but she uses that genius to control (elite) whites, the Supers, via screens (propaganda) – television, and VR. She wants to destroy them, to create a problem reaction and solution so that Supers are made into an enemy. Through deception she wages war. She’s kind of like BLS, if BLS was a technological genius high up in Mossad.

    Anyway, Evelyn does this because the Supers failed to stop her father being shot by a robber. This is the WW2-like event. The Supers didn’t intervene in time, so she hates them for it. Instead of relying on the Supers, he should have gone into a panic room, which was shown to be unrealistic. Winston takes the opposite view – he associates the relationship he as a boy had with the Supers and his father as a great thing, something to restore. But he does not control what is going on.

    Most of the Supers are enslaved by the VR, so it’s up to the kids to save the day. They do this by smashing the VR goggles. Also, Mrs Incredible turns the other cheek and forgives Evelyn, but not before pushing her out of an aircraft, which shows her that she could do it if she wanted to.

    Olive branches or the arrows, this movie says. Which is your choice, Evelyns of the world? Let’s choose peace, and let us show forgiveness. And there are (good) Jews out there who genuinely wish to preserve Western Civilization and the peoples who created it, whom we must reach out to and who must rise to the occasion.

    Overall there are lots of great messages and one dear to my heart, that it’s up to the nuclear white family, the above-replacement nuclear family to save us, and it will be the children who will do so. What a great message, and oh so true! And also, one must become aware of propaganda from the screens, as it has the potential to control us.

    This is a very fitting sequel to The Incredibles, and I think I even like it better than the first.

    Other than that, there were some cool elements taken directly from pop culture. For example, the plot device of removing oxygen from a plane as per MH370 and skydiving as per PUBG. The electric bike. There were a lot of computery electronic devices for the 1950s/early1960s, but it was necessary for the messages IMO.

    Well done Brad Bird.

    Steve, delete this message if you think my analysis is going to cause trouble for Brad Bird. I can’t help myself calling it as I see it, but maybe it’s not helpful to spell everything out.

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    Well done Brad Bird.
     
    Agree.
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  127. Anonym says:
    @TheJester
    We took our 7-year old grandson to see "Incredibles 2" last weekend. We were shocked. The plot aside, Plastigirl was the most sexualized characterization of a female we can recall in so-called children's' cartoons -- large breasts, thick thighs, wide hips, monstrous buttocks, and a large space between her legs ... all in your face. We found it pornographic.

    So, to the Internet. Evidently, Pastigirl was intended to be a caricature of the female body types of Rihanna and Kim Kardashian that are popular with young girls, including thick thighs and a monstrous booty.

    It’s called being “thicc”. There are even on-line girlie fan clubs focused on how to look
    "thicc" ... what to eat, how to exercise, supplements to take. Feminists pay attention! Now that's empowerment!

    Elastagirl definitely had an idealized figure. After 3 kids, I’d say she has to be wearing some kevlar reinforced Spanx to look that good.

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  128. @Anonym
    I could not disagree more. Lesbian nihilist villain, intact nuclear family of heroes, stupid politicians supporting bad guys, lots of action, some good jokes – I definitely recommend it.

    Yep. It is very much a right wing movie I think. So much so the studio felt compelled to insert before the movie begins, a race mixing propaganda short about a dumpling Asian boy who marries a white girl. (Why not go the whole hog and make her a black girl instead? Yes, I know, because they want to miscegenate us out of existence.) Yumchagenation? No, I'll never beat Steve's "fishegenation".

    Well, at least it won't swing the miscegenation needle much in that direction. I think Bao had more sex appeal in his dumpling form tbh, no homo, and that's damning with faint praise.

    *Spoilers*

    Here's my take on Incredibles 2.

    Evelyn and Winston Deavor are plausibly Jewish - rich, intelligent, and powerful. But they are dual. Winston is a bit devious, but a great salesman, and generally a good guy. He's like a Stephen Miller figure - a Jew with a soft spot for the white goyim, a genuine love for Western civilization. (Yes, they seem few and far between, but they certainly exist.)

    Evelyn Deavor is an evil genius, and lesbian, but she uses that genius to control (elite) whites, the Supers, via screens (propaganda) - television, and VR. She wants to destroy them, to create a problem reaction and solution so that Supers are made into an enemy. Through deception she wages war. She's kind of like BLS, if BLS was a technological genius high up in Mossad.

    Anyway, Evelyn does this because the Supers failed to stop her father being shot by a robber. This is the WW2-like event. The Supers didn't intervene in time, so she hates them for it. Instead of relying on the Supers, he should have gone into a panic room, which was shown to be unrealistic. Winston takes the opposite view - he associates the relationship he as a boy had with the Supers and his father as a great thing, something to restore. But he does not control what is going on.

    Most of the Supers are enslaved by the VR, so it's up to the kids to save the day. They do this by smashing the VR goggles. Also, Mrs Incredible turns the other cheek and forgives Evelyn, but not before pushing her out of an aircraft, which shows her that she could do it if she wanted to.

    Olive branches or the arrows, this movie says. Which is your choice, Evelyns of the world? Let's choose peace, and let us show forgiveness. And there are (good) Jews out there who genuinely wish to preserve Western Civilization and the peoples who created it, whom we must reach out to and who must rise to the occasion.

    Overall there are lots of great messages and one dear to my heart, that it's up to the nuclear white family, the above-replacement nuclear family to save us, and it will be the children who will do so. What a great message, and oh so true! And also, one must become aware of propaganda from the screens, as it has the potential to control us.

    This is a very fitting sequel to The Incredibles, and I think I even like it better than the first.

    Other than that, there were some cool elements taken directly from pop culture. For example, the plot device of removing oxygen from a plane as per MH370 and skydiving as per PUBG. The electric bike. There were a lot of computery electronic devices for the 1950s/early1960s, but it was necessary for the messages IMO.

    Well done Brad Bird.

    Steve, delete this message if you think my analysis is going to cause trouble for Brad Bird. I can't help myself calling it as I see it, but maybe it's not helpful to spell everything out.

    Well done Brad Bird.

    Agree.

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  129. Anonym says:

    A couple of other things from this movie. Eugenics, i.e. procreation of whites with ability, is encouraged. And also the “panic room” I suspect was a metaphor for Israel.

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  130. @syonredux
    James Bond had a bad spell in the '70s......but so did the entire West.....


    http://www.bondsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Leisure-Suit.jpg

    Bond in a leisure suit......the horror, the horror....

    I saw incredibles ii yesterday. it starts a little slow, but eventually catches its pace.

    they actually managed to to introduce some issues without making them crusades such as to overwhelm the film’s primary goals

    so despite rolling my eyes on the women’s agenda and the cultural diversity ( the subterfuge about difference) i enjoyed the film all around and mrs. Janusz Kaminski (holly hunter, i think that’s right) still has a voice that makes my toes curl.

    and i would agree with previous comments that the scene between the jack-jack and the raccoon (the baby) are hilarious.

    the film remains true to traditional family, and something else — that there are lines of wight and wrong

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