Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently released its latest trailer and while the movie undoubtedly will be a success, it also will be used as a vehicle for social justice warriors to continue their fight to destroy society.
Even if you have no interest in the Star Wars franchise you probably can’t get away from hearing about it. Advertisements and cultural references to it are everywhere, especially since Hollywood is about to debut a new entry in the series. And while you might think this is just going to be another popular fantasy movie with no message, it will be more than that. After all, social justice warriors (SJW) are already using it in their fight to destroy everything that is normal and good.
Doug Ernst, a writer for WND and independent cultural analyst, covered the latest concern about SJW activism seeping into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He wrote about it in an Oct. 20 post at his website, explaining how the director of the movie (J. J. Abrams) has pushed his politics in previous films, and how he (Abrams) is a big Democratic supporter. Ernst ended by stating what he thinks will happen with The Force Awakens.
It is highly unlikely Disney would allow its first “Star Wars” movie to get too heavy-handed with politics, but it is not unreasonable to believe Abrams would stitch his own activist politics into the finished product.
My prediction: “The Force Awakens” will be a fun movie that people of all ages and ethnicities can enjoy, even if there are subtle instances where JJ “I -hold-huge-Hollywood-fundraisers-for-Democrats” Abrams tries to sneak his own brand of activism into the finished product. That is par for the course in Hollywood. The key thing is to simply be aware of it when it happens.
I believe he is accurate with his assessment: subtle activism but activism nonetheless. In fact, we can already see how Disney is allowing SJW to use the Star Wars franchise to spread their message.
CBS News reported on Aug. 31 that, “‘Star Wars’ Facebook page hits back at sexist comment.”
The page had posted about a contest it was holding for “Star Wars” fans, saying, “Feeling inspired by Phasma? Your Star Wars: The Force Awakens-inspired art could land you a spot in a professional art exhibit, among other prizes.” The comment accompanied fan art of Phasma, wearing typical stormtrooper armor along with a cape.
One Facebook user wrote, “Not to be sexist but it’s really hard to tell that’s female armor for me.”
It’s not hard to imagine the “Star Wars” social media manager throwing his or her hands up in the air in indignation when you read the page’s response: “It’s armor. On a woman. It doesn’t have to look feminine.”
And if that SJW activism isn’t enough for you, there always is the Star Wars-Walmart commercial that ran at least through early October. This ad features a little girl telling her mother how Princess Leia is “a modern, empowered woman unfettered by the antiquated gender roles of a bygone era.”
Nothing like warping a child’s mind—and then using her in imagery specifically designed to influence how people think and behave.
Finally, there’s this little nugget: Star Wars has now introduced its first sexually deviant heroes by way of the printed word.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be a big movie and Star Wars will continue influencing culture. Nothing will immediately stop this juggernaut. SJW and other leftists realize this, and they have seized an opportunity to spread their gospel by inserting themselves into this massive franchise. And they will, as Doug Ernst noted, use its cultural influence for subtle activism on their behalf, turning the money-making fantasy series into “Star (Social Justice) War(riors),” . . . even if you don’t realize it’s happening.