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Have Star Wars fans become racist?  A self-fulfilling prophecy?

Obi-Wan Kenobi the TV series is halfway done. I am eagerly anticipating the next episode. Along with many fans I waited for months for the show to cone out. But then (possible) leaks about the supposed role of the new inquisitor character Reva and how she would eclipse Obi-Wan in his show ended up upsetting fans. They feared a bait and switch would be pulled. Another classical character wasted, just as happened with Luke and Han in the sequel trilogy.

Proper maturation of storytelling VS cynical deconstruction

The internet has granted us a new set of critics lately (all accused of being alt right at least once) who have criticised things like the Disney Star Wars sequel trilogy, Disney live action remakes, Disney’s Marvel Phase 4 products and so on. Mauler, TheCriticalDrinker, Dave Cullen and E;R have completely torn apart disasters like Game of Thrones season 8, new Star Treks shows like Picard or Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

A nice little premature shadowy apocalyptic sermon just before Christmas by some Germanic guy.

What was the civilized world like on the 25th of December 1 B.C. when Christ was born? (Yes, he was born then, actually!) What did people think and feel about themselves, their families and the world? That they live in fear of the government, pandemic or revolutions? They were far less paralyzed by fear of …

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Htrae

Some time ago I read a fascinating story. It was a confession of some sort from a French professor (economics and philosophy), author, public intellectual, columnist AND (working in the U.S.A nowadays) pundit. Did I mention he was French? So this guy is a typical intellectual loudmouth with academic credentials. In the deep mists of …

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