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When Life Starts Imitating Art: The June 2020 Movie Edition

Since I am feeling a bit lazy today, thought it might be a good idea to finish a short post that was in my drafts folder for a couple of weeks. So.. there are a couple (or more) movies from the past few years which bear an interesting, and at times eerie, resemblance to what has been occurring in this country for the past two weeks. I am sure the more conspiracy-minded among you might see something else. In any case, here is the first relevant clip.

This one is from ‘V for Vendetta’ (2005). While not the best adaptation of original graphic novel, the material from this clip is particularly relevant to how seeming invulnerable institutions and systems of governance that are no longer connected with reality can be overwhelmed by the consequences of their own stupidity- in this case, reaction to civil unrest. The especially relevant bit is that the ‘fingermen’ in the novel (and movie) have a rather strong resemblance to police in this country. The graphic novel talks much more about general dissatisfaction with the system among most people. Long story short, ever increasing demonstrations of force create a cycle of more sympathetic victims and ever increasing levels of resistance among populace.

V for Vendetta: The Dominoes Fall

The second clip is from a more recent movie- ‘Joker’ (2019). As many of you know, the titular character in this movie is a withdrawn “loser” living in near-poverty who has nothing to lose. His actions (killing three bankers and that TV show host on live TV) ends up sparking large-scale civil unrest against the police and plutocrats in the fictional Gotham city. The key to understanding this clip is that, once again, most people in the city are already tired of the system and the Joker’s action just provide the perfect spark to ignite a large pre-existing collection of tinder. If either clip seems far fetched, let me remind you that WW1 was ignited by the actions of an incompetent assassin who got lucky and WW2 was started by the most unlikely rise of a certain failed landscape artist and drifter to power.

Joker: Anarchy in Gotham

What do you think? Comments?

  1. P Ray
    June 6, 2020 at 8:13 am

    People like to dismiss all 4 examples you have given, because they think they can predict the future, that there is no pool of discontent that cannot be assuaged by empty promises of “future action”, and that their opposition can easily be categorised and neutralised.

    Too bad that they forget the fundamental reality that a functioning, stable society is one of reciprocation and easily-cashed-in-promises that are both explicit and implicit.

  2. ...this blog hase gone down in qulaity as of late...
    June 6, 2020 at 10:21 am

    I can’t say much about V as I haven’t seen it but it’s interesting all the progressoturds called Joker an incel fantasy and called the director a “right wing provocateur.”

    Now look at what botched tranny Mandy Marcote is spewing out, she will call the protests/riots one thing and then call people against the lockdown racist another day….



    • ...this blog hase gone down in quality as of late...
      June 6, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Just don’t forget “her” past:


      I’m going to keep referring to this even though many wish it would dissappear through the memory hole…

      …similar to how many wish Jack Donovan’s “I rub elbows with WN’s” article would disappear. He sascrubbed it from his site…

      the progressoturds are just as bad as cum guzzlers like Jack Donovan and Richard Spencer

  3. Jack Sparrow
    June 7, 2020 at 10:54 am

    If you want to understand how the OP is full of shit and hasn’t been right about a single God damn thing, take this example: OP said that the riots are only an issue in the US and not Europe because our social welfare system doesn’t take care of us during these severe times of economic hardship. OP argues that Europe isn’t seeing these issues because they have “social benefits” to keep their citizens happy. Really? So why have riots escalated to Belgium, France, UK, Spain, and Denmark? Care to comment OP?

    Never said that unrest won’t occur at all in other western countries. Just that unrest and rioting will be especially bad and much more widespread in USA compared to other countries. Other countries such as France and UK have had racial and inequality problems for many years. You might remember riots and car burnings around the non-white housing complexes in France have been a semi-regular thing for past decade as have the ‘yellow jacket’ protests for almost two years. UK has had multiple mass protests due to government austerity policies since 2010. Spain has had similar issues since 2009. Belgium has some serious racial issues for decades- though nothing as bad as in this country. While nobody is perfect, the sheer number and scale of issues in this country will make things far more interesting in this country than others.

    • P Ray
      June 7, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      France has been a basket case with regards to racism and integration for a very long time, i.e. many decades

      Never been right over a single god damn thing, but apparently right enough that you have to come by to point out when he’s wrong.

      If someone was really wrong, people would simply ignore them.

      When they have enough right to interfere with the grand plans of demagogues and conmen … that’s usually when somebody pops in to say “Hey, you were wrong once before!”

      Plus it’s always fun to see the country that talks about human rights, equality and anti-racism … to actually have very little in the tank when it is tested.

    • doldrom
      June 7, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      No riots so far in Europe, just demonstrations mostly.
      Just people proving their solidarity with BLM, anti-raciss cred, and more BS
      A handful of Muslims who feel obliged to go along, and the usual subset of blacks whose whole existence revolves around being victims…

    June 10, 2020 at 8:53 am

    From left to right: Advocatus’ Diaboli’s mother, Advocatus Diaboli, Stoner With A Boner, Mr. Odessa, Pee Ray.

    • P Ray
      June 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Getting upgraded to white, such a pity I have no interest in noodlewhores,

      runaways and trafficking victims are more to my taste, women that actually appreciate good men … and who know the consequences of being stroppy.

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