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2019-09-19 Home Front: Culture Wars
Where have all the heroes gone?
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-19 06:31|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336068 views ]  Top

#1 Where?
We're all reading Rantburg!
Posted by Skidmark 2019-09-19 08:15||   2019-09-19 08:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Watch Anime.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-19 08:21||   2019-09-19 08:21|| Front Page Top

#3 Watch Anime...
I started watching anime because the Orientals have different quirks than ours. Partly because it was entertaining to see the differences between cultures, but mostly because I was so totally tired of the Made For Snobbishly PC East/West Coast drones...
Posted by magpie 2019-09-19 10:41||   2019-09-19 10:41|| Front Page Top

#4 ^^About the third Sit-com where I was unamused or flat out annoyed at the lines that the laugh track signaled I was supposed to find hilarious was when I clicked the remote 'Off" ... permanently.
Posted by magpie 2019-09-19 10:45||   2019-09-19 10:45|| Front Page Top

#5  It was a sixties attitude ‐ free love and get-out-of-our-bedrooms and such. In that spirit at least one female reporter volunteered a gratitudinous freebie to the then-president for his, uh, services to the cause.

No trace of that attitude attaches to #MeToo, the latest version of the Left's complex and contradictory approach to relations between the sexes.

If you're in the Club, you can do what you want; if not, you're doomed. That's what the above tells us.

It's lefty despair that makes modern culture so unbearable. Despair drives lefties from one extreme to the other so that what they said in their youth contradicts what they say in their oldth

It's not despair.

They still think the future belongs to them.

It's hatred of anyone not in the Club and the desire to make them suffer.

For most of us, it is possible to choose to look on the sunny side, to keep that stiff upper lip, to opt for good cheer over blue funk.

That's fine, so long as it's not whistling past the graveyard, and if the "positivity" doesn't shade over into deluded passivity. Norman Vincent Peale will only take you so far.

Here's a test for people like the author. Would you go up to one of our troops in Afghanistan or Iraq and tell them "Just smile and everything will be fine!"?

For all their self-dramatizing gloom, the left is still winning or holding on most fronts.

Maybe the "despair" is actually energizing and justifying, and therefore a source of power?

Would the Right be more active and effective if we cultivated just a bit of that for ourselves?

Who can say?

Posted by charger 2019-09-19 11:23||   2019-09-19 11:23|| Front Page Top

#6 I started watching anime because my son needed to learn English, and ex-wife - who's used to be an English teacher - wasn't doing very well with him. So I remembered how I learned English and went to get him some comics. In the used book store I patronize comics were mixed with manga. I picked up Gintama, and fell in love. Grom Jr. fell in love too.

the Orientals have different quirks than ours

I like their quirks. They seem to have a firm grasp on gender roles.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-19 11:50||   2019-09-19 11:50|| Front Page Top

#7 The heroes have not gone anywhere. There are plenty of heroes. The Left just has to value heroism and look in the right places.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-09-19 12:19||   2019-09-19 12:19|| Front Page Top

#8 Tune out, switch off, drop out, embrace the OLD / TRADITIONAL culture.

Solzhenitsyn was right: the modern mass culture of the West is a "swamp of nonsense."

Tell the junk-woke culture to screw off. Scrap it, and go back to slow media, long novels, the old poems, the old music.

Culture is the new counter-culture.
Posted by Lex 2019-09-19 13:01||   2019-09-19 13:01|| Front Page Top

#9 The heroes are in the dungeons, battling monsters and the bosses, with the occasional treasures found.

Oh wait, it does sound a lot like the political process nowadays.

Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-09-19 15:20||   2019-09-19 15:20|| Front Page Top

#10 Everyone should watch 'The Boys'. I think it's on Amazon but may be on some stream site too.

I think the liberal producers were going for a conservative-bashing tirade on the icons of Americanism and the esteem of the armed forces. But the direct archetypal parallel to liberal, media savvy 'hero' leaders that hits you is unmistakable. From a team of PR managed bullies and crazies posing as saviors of people, to their acts of incredible audacity covered and protected by legalities and the government.

It shows some maverick humans trying to expose them and kill them with conventional weapons, and that too presents a clear parallel to the conflict between the democrat crazies and an indignant part of the population fighting to keep the right to protect themselves, and not surrendering it to saviors with media halos around them.

Some right wingers rejected the show too soon, hence the bad reviews. I saw it through and found everyone from the Clintons to Obama, Pelosi and Kamala types in there.

Try it for repose if nothing.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-19 15:45||   2019-09-19 15:45|| Front Page Top

#11 Watched it. The ending depressed me, but Karl Urban is awesome
Posted by Frank G 2019-09-19 19:34||   2019-09-19 19:34|| Front Page Top

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