Bruce Charlton uses the word “annoying” for it. Annoying? I am sickened.
Before getting onto his topic, which mentions Doctor Who, perhaps the thing which angers me most is not the way they create new programmes to peddle their ideology but the way they hijack and take over, not unlike a predatory parasite might do, long-loved programmes, shows, books, games, anything we used to love and enjoy.
In other words, there is no escape from them. Far from them staying over there with their political correctness, bellyaching on for all their worth and good luck to them, whilst we just get on with living the way we always have, they are like toddlers who cast envious eyes over at another toddler who has a nice toy he’s happy with and they immediately want to wreck it for him, ruin his pleasures.
Not a great analogy but you get the idea. This is what Bruce opened with:
All mainstream modern mass media TV, movie, novel narratives are politically correct – but there are two ways of being PC – and one is a lot worse than the other.
Some modern stories give the impression of having been conceived independently, then politically correct elements were secondarily added in order to to throw a bone to the Thought Police.
This is what the Social Justice Warriors accurately call ‘tokenism’ – e.g. casting a woman or racial minority actor in the role of high status character such as a judge or the president, but without this affecting the motivations, plot or action.
While tokenism is annoying and diminishing to a creative work, and is a constant reminder of the power and dominance of the New Left, it can be tolerated – and ‘bracketed-out’.
But what is intolerable is the opposite – when the storyline is PC propaganda, and the narrative integrity is token. When the whole ‘point’ of it is political propaganda, and the story is simply a manipulative tool to try and make the ideology effective and memorable.
An example is the ongoing Doctor Who episode The Zygon Invasion, scripted by Peter Harness; which is a pro-mass-immigration political allegory – crudely dressed-up as a Doctor Who episode.
I could not last-out the whole episode once I recognised what was going-on (which did not take long!) but it is an example of the very worst kind of Soviet style propaganda at almost every level – but given a high production gloss.