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How 4 Loony Leftist Lies Ruined the X-Men Movies

Reactionary ideology drags down The Wolverine.

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John Boot

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July 26, 2013 - 11:12 am
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Six movies into the X-Men series, it’s clear that this is the superhero franchise with the most overt and unapologetic leftist sympathies. As the series continues with The Wolverine, let’s review some of the most outrageously politicized elements of the saga. Here are the top four loony leftist lies that sneaked into the X-Men movies.

1. Animal rights trump human rights.

The Wolverine begins with the title figure (Hugh Jackman) living like a caveman in the lonely Yukon, where he can’t stop himself from fighting for justice and righting wrongs. He comes across a grizzly bear that’s been fatally wounded with what turns out to be a poison arrow. This kind of hunting may be poor sportsmanship and it may be illegal, but what Wolverine does is far worse: He finds the hunter in a bar, slaps him around and rams one of the man’s own poison arrows into the man’s hand, leaving him to die. Rough justice? No, that’s just murder. Sorry, X-Men, but hunters are not evil and a bear’s life and a man’s are not equivalents.

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"intolerance of dissenting points of view is central to smug, pious liberalism, the new secular religion"

In any socialistic system, to retain its viability and ability to grant entitlements, necessary to achieve equality of outcome (socialism holy grail), it MUST keep from "running out of other people's money". To avoid that eventuality, it must incrementally seize more and more, until ultimately it has seized all income and material assets. (France 70% of income, Cyprus seizure of bank assets)

As a socialistic system incrementally seizes more and more of the productive assets of a society, an equal but opposite reaction occurs and protests arise. To minimize protest, political correctness is imposed.

As seizure of assets and protest are interrelated, increasing imposition of political correctness is necessary and thus ALL thought, speech and behavior MUST eventually be classified as either forbidden or mandatory.

Thus socialism MUST evolve into a regulated tyranny, political correctness taken to its end state. Eventuating in an evolution of socialism into a de facto regulated, bureaucratic form of Communism. Communism is binary in nature; only what is forbidden and what is mandatory may be allowed to exist. Every aspect of life must be defined in one or the other category. Thus 1984 arrives...

“We can’t expect Western societies to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders into repeatedly and gradually giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.” – Nikita Khrushchev”
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"but what of the Religious right that would subvert the Rule of Law to limit the rights of the LGBT?"

Please provide an example where the "Religious Right" has subverted the Rule of Law to limit the rights of LGBTs.

If you can't, then it's ironic that your preceding two sentences mention how entertainment provide caricatures of society, when you yourself are portraying it as well.
51 weeks ago
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Once again you selectively redact information to try and score a cheap point.

Yes, the hunter shoots a bear with a poisoned arrow.
Yes, Wolverine goes down and stabs the hunter with the poisoned arrow.
Yes, that is rather harsh justice, killing a poacher who tortures an animal with the very weapon he used to torture said animal.

But is that making a human life the equivalent of the animal's life?

Perhaps, except it seems that the bear, driven mad by the poison, killed some campers (five if I heard him clearly) before Wolverine found it and put it down.

So now rather than executing the poacher "merely" for torturing a bear to death, Wolverine also poisoned him for letting the bear go, thus causing the deaths of multiple people.

Now granted, that is still the death penalty for what is "merely" multiple counts of criminally negligent manslaughter, but that is still a site more than just felony animal cruelty.


As for your complaint regarding the physical strength of women, here you are just demonstrating your raging ignorance of comics in general.
I hate to break it to you, but pretty much every woman in every comic since the Golden Age of Comics has been of Amazonian physical ability at a minimum, with the ones possessing actual physical powers going as far beyond that level as any male character.

Given that you don't know that, I think perhaps I should forestall your next bout of ignorant outrage by informing you now of something that comic book fans have know and mocked for decades as well. That being that female characters in comic books come in two basic bra sizes: Children's Training Bra and Stripper's D Cup. Further, there is no hard and fast age at which they transition between the two, and with failures in continuity editing you can have teen females going back and forth between the two in separate titles appearing during the same month and even on the same release date.
I am sure with some minor effort you can come up with a way to construe that some feminist plot to degrade women to sex objects or something, but really it is nothing more than the pinup art is has always been.


As for the gay conversion angle, the X-Men have featured a dizzying array of variations on the basic plotline of curing or exterminating mutants from its inception, starting well before any semblance of the conversion therapy debate became such an issue. That the whole thing works well as gay subtext has more to do with the level of active discrimination that gays have been subjected to which mirrors that of other groups rather than any need to deliberately construe it as such, even if the writers and directors choose to "sneak" such in.


If you don't intend to review movies honestly and you don't know the genres to begin with, just what do you and PJMedia expect to achieve with such horribly biased and thus utterly useless hit pieces masquerading as reviews?
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You've obviously never held a real samuri sword. They're so well balanced as to be almost weightless, and yes, anyone well trained in the art (male or female) would be able to unleash whoop-ass on a room of tough guys.

Talk about straining to make a point.
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Wow, I watched the movie and thought it was a terrific action movie. I guess the political and societal ramifications went right over my head, since it was A FICTIONAL MOVIE!!! (Note to the believers, the crew of the Enterprise can't really walk normally on the ship while flying straight through space).
Criminey if you people ever rule the world I guess The Hobbits will be in charge of security...
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"To some extent, virtually all superhero movies of the last 20 years pander to female ticket buyers..."

This sort of thing doesn't really appeal to women. It appeals to beta-male comic book nerds, who think that it appeals to women because it appeals to them (see also just about any Japanese anime series).
51 weeks ago
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Neither Batman nor James Bond have special powers, yet look at all the very unrealistic things they do in action scenes. So why is it when there's a woman in an action scene we expect realism?
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"How does that work? A woman that small would barely be able to pick up a samurai sword."

You apparently have no clue about martial arts training. That little girl, properly trained, would kick your whiney butt from here to Sunday.

As for the sword, it weights about 2 pounds. Even you could swing it, albeit ineffectively since you lack a clue.
51 weeks ago
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Lets face it HOLLYWOOD has been punting BLACK PRESIDENTS, Black Bosses, Black Chief Detectives, Black brilliant Scientists, Black computer EXPERTS, Blacks as the most moral men, Black as the hero's bestest, truest most longest friend ever for decades now. In Hollywood what the Black NEVER is the CRIMINAL (or if he is he is ALWAYS misunderstood and INNOCENT of this particular crime or FORCED in to the crime by wicked Whites and his persecution) or the villain or the Terrorist. No those parts are reserved for Whites and preferably South American or European Whites too. Now I am not saying some Blacks are not Chiefs of Police or Bosses or Scientists but in EVERY movie and EVERY TV show they ALWAYS are and that is NOT reality that is PROPAGANDA

51 weeks ago
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Hollyweird has been inserting Left Wing moonbattery and Green NAZI propaganda into its movies and TV shows for decades now.
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I wonder if there's any connection between that and the relentless drop in ticket sales?

On the other hand, the Left has taken almost complete control of the culture, schools and government. And the California and New York media have been right there providing propaganda for the cause entire last 50 years. So it obviously has been very effective.

The result, of course, has been social, educational and economic collapse of the USA - but hey! - gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet, right?
51 weeks ago
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Thanks Sinz! Wish I was a superior eclectic like you! I knew it was just a matter of time before a moral relativist showed up to tell me I'm boring.
51 weeks ago
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Dang, this was in response to Sinz54, how did it get here?
51 weeks ago
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"intolerance of dissenting points of view is central to smug, pious liberalism, the new secular religion"

In any socialistic system, to retain its viability and ability to grant entitlements, necessary to achieve equality of outcome (socialism holy grail), it MUST keep from "running out of other people's money". To avoid that eventuality, it must incrementally seize more and more, until ultimately it has seized all income and material assets. (France 70% of income, Cyprus seizure of bank assets)

As a socialistic system incrementally seizes more and more of the productive assets of a society, an equal but opposite reaction occurs and protests arise. To minimize protest, political correctness is imposed.

As seizure of assets and protest are interrelated, increasing imposition of political correctness is necessary and thus ALL thought, speech and behavior MUST eventually be classified as either forbidden or mandatory.

Thus socialism MUST evolve into a regulated tyranny, political correctness taken to its end state. Eventuating in an evolution of socialism into a de facto regulated, bureaucratic form of Communism. Communism is binary in nature; only what is forbidden and what is mandatory may be allowed to exist. Every aspect of life must be defined in one or the other category. Thus 1984 arrives...

“We can’t expect Western societies to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders into repeatedly and gradually giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.” – Nikita Khrushchev”
51 weeks ago
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In my post service pre-marriage days, I used to hang out at the local comic book shop.. and one thing I won't do is get dragged into a geek argument about which superhero can curb stomp another superhero.. or why their fantasy weapons/powers are irrational..

It's pure fiction.. so, take it as such..

Being a vet, I got tired quickly of somebody telling me that A. (name a monster) could snatch F-15's out of the air.. or why alien foes would mop us up, as we threw infantry at battlemechs..

Well F-15's are not going to fly in at shoulder height and be within reach, they'd hammer the beast with stand off missiles from two miles out.. and Infantry?.. really? we wouldn't against tanks, and that in essence is what a battle mech is, so the geek community is sorely lacking in real world experience, me being the only vet any of them even knew.

and yes, I got plastered with the usual left wing tropes.. mindless statements and arguments.. to their credit, most were receptive to being shown why such and such was true, and what was not, they really just loved arguing.

as to the post.. I've seen some of them.. but not all..

That liberals pack subliminal messages into their films isn't new.. This blatantly?.. can't say.. I know a few scenes irritated me in the Wolverine origin movie.. one being the way the military is so often a place where dark conspiracies are hatched to do terrible things to those innocent mutants,... anyone who knows anything about the military wouldn't so easily see them as the bad guy all the time..

In the comic book, Wolverine was a Canadian, experimented on by their government, not ours.. A common theme in Hollywood, to make US soldiers the enemy.. I saw men in the same job and uniform I wore as the heavies in numerous films.. Wargames being the first.. just thugs in beret's.. like we needed that.. Star Trek... where instead of sending a covert ops team hughly trained in stealth and combat to scout the alien world..

They slap a goofy disguise on line officers?.. a Ship's Captain?

Like they would so easily throw away decades of experience and talent in that wasteful a way.. the bridge crew as an away team... instead of enlisted specialists?

pure ignorant fantasy..

Let alone the Star Trek, we don't use money and all work for the collective good speech? So The US went communist somewhere?... and rampant corruption and poverty didn't result?... now that's science fiction..

There is little in movies anymore that inspires.. some lower budget films.. some of the superhero films.. I liked Iron Man 1, and Tony's pure capitalism, tempered by experience and a better nature..

The LOTR trilogy actually had a very conservative theme, at least in that, the message, "evil must be dragged into the light and fought, never ignored in the hope it will go away".. despite the casts objections, it was almost a direct comparison to the war against fascist Islam.. They are the only Orc's running around these days..

I can't say if the review is fair, not having seen them all..

I just wish strong ideologies would be left home once in a while, and let the entire audience enjoy the film without being insulted.. Star Trek's utopian future leaves me cold.. but Firefly?.. now there is a believable future.. humans will be as flawed in 400 tears as they are now, we know this.. why can't films reflect that, and accept that common sense isn't restricted to just the party of the guy who made the film?

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Whether they meant to or not those who filmed ALL the star trek franchises showed that if you were not in the military (star fleet) then you lived a poor, mean and desperate life.

Otherwise, you are correct. I've always hated the commie trek aspect of the franchise. There are no countries - there is just the earth federation.
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I hate to say anything nice about the California starship, but in TNG they tried to at least keep the captain out of danger. The only excuse is that the captian is a sort of Horatio Hornblower on the forntier (or Judge Dredd if you will) who is bassically acting as a one-person Federation Council, judge, jry, and executioner.
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