Identity Politics Goes Off the Deep End
It's just rinse and repeat when it comes to the reactionaries on both sides of this shit. If you go see [insert movie here] and you like it, you're a cuck. If you go see it and you don't like it, or worse, if you don't see it at all, you're a [insert group here]ist. Black Panther and Reba McEntire's KFC commercial where she dresses up as Colonel Sanders are just the latest things the morons are arguing over.
This kind of idiocy has been front and center for the last few years and no franchise/industry is safe from it. Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Gamergate...it's just gone on. And on. And on. From the internet demagogues who stir the pot for patreon/paypal money to some idiot who takes a classic TV show clip (i.e. Captain Picard's 'First Link' speech in TNG episode 'The Drumhead') completely out of context because 'Triggered SJW Feminism' to the milquetoast response from idiot centrist identitarians to the same, it's become more god damned annoying than the ringing in my head or the occasional dizziness from medication withdrawal.
In fact, it was one of many reasons I've largely checked out of social media. After all, as these fucking morons continue to argue, the capitalists just keep on with their grand plan to rob the world blind and leave the rest of us to die. None of them seem to notice. None of them seem to care. And even when they do, they just point the finger at each other while the system that's fucking them, and all of us, remains unchecked.
But you gotta hand it to the capitalists. Though the original movements that sought to uplift us all were destroyed by them, they've done a fine job of appropriating and totally twisting each and every one of them in such a way that they've kept the plebs fighting against one another over mostly trivial bullshit. It certainly worked to full effect in 2016 when Madam Boss Tweed and her surrogates painted Bernie Sanders as the second coming of Jefferson Davis and Trump painted black and brown people as Satan himself in a way that would make even Strom Thurmand, Lee Atwater or George Wallace blush.
I guess the only thing we can do is just watch these assholes continue on as the country and the world crumble. Perhaps such a thing would be a merciful end to all the bullshit.