No Minister

The Babylon Bee can stop for a while

There’s increasingly no need for them, even though they established a partner website called Not The Bee, which simply refers to MSM stories that you would think are satire but are, in fact, real.

I’ll start with The Economist because in the 1990’s I subscribed to it as a solid, sensible publication that gave me a better view of the outside world than the US-centric MSM of America.

Next up is Scientific American, which used to be a very serious publication, even in its opinion pages. This ties in so nicely to my Star Wars post the other day, looking back to a time that was innocent yet also filled with common sense.

The Jedi are inappropriate mascots for social justice. Although they’re ostensibly heroes within the Star Wars universe, the Jedi are inappropriate symbols for justice work. They are a religious order of intergalactic police-monks, prone to (white) saviorism and toxically masculine approaches to conflict resolution (violent duels with phallic lightsabers, gaslighting by means of “Jedi mind tricks,” etc.). The Jedi are also an exclusionary cult, membership to which is partly predicated on the possession of heightened psychic and physical abilities (or “Force-sensitivity”). Strikingly, Force-wielding talents are narratively explained in Star Wars not merely in spiritual terms but also in ableist and eugenic ones. . .

Well on that last point I can’t say I was too chuffed about midichlorians either.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 25, 2021 at 11:19 am

Posted in Humour, MSM

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