The Wokemen came and went…thank goodness what a pile of BS

1 min


85
110 shares, 85 points

The original graphic novel by Alan Moore is one of the best works of fiction in the 20th century. Moore injects steroids into the dominant ideology of the 70s. The comic asks the question “What would happen if the ruling class got everything that they wanted?”

The point of the graphic novel is that you ought to think long and hard about what happens when you give unlimited power to a nefarious global hegemon. Superheroes don’t belong in the real world. They should be flights of fancy for bored children, if even that.

Enter HBO’s new show. This new show is a disaster. The production value is high and the boom-booms are gorgeous, but the agenda of the show is bourgeois liberal bullshit. The genius of Moore’s comic is that is firmly grounded in reality. It is a counterfactual history on par with Philip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle and Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America. This new show aspires to be ‘profound’ and ‘historical,’ but it misses the mark completely.

he show’s creator, Lindelof, views the state as a bulwark against white supremacy. In his sheltered liberal worldview, he is unable to grasp the complicity of oppression, he is a historical illiterate

They idolize neoliberal sellouts like Nancy Pelosi and praise billionaire sociopaths like Bill Gates. Lindelof shows the Tulsa Race Riot, which is an overlooked and disgusting moment in American history, but he merely recreates the tragedy, dusts off his hands, and proclaims himself an ally to black people


Like it? Share with your friends!

85
110 shares, 85 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
10
hate
confused confused
3
confused
fail fail
15
fail
fun fun
13
fun
geeky geeky
11
geeky
love love
6
love
lol lol
8
lol
omg omg
3
omg
win win
15
win
Craig

Bronze

0 Comments

Choose A Format
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format