A fanart of Miku Hatsune and Optimus Prime
Another illustration of Zoey Mullins and Feniki Senagala
Princess Garnet/Dagger Shepard and Garrus Vakarian
Captain America Civil War and IdeologyFrom a thematic and philosophical standpoint, the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War raises several interesting questions and deals with heavy ideological content in peculiar ways, the most effective of which is that these philosophies are not at all separate from the main characters and who they are as people. Their philosophies and personalities are not contradictory, but rather complementary. For the purposes of this piece, it will mostly focus on the central conflict and the two primary motivators behind it, namely Steve Rogers and Tony Stark.
I did touch on Tony's extrajudicial actions in my previous piece regarding Iron Man and the War on Terror, but Civil War marks the point where not just Tony's, but the rest of the Avenger's actions are brought into scrutiny. It is quite true to say that the Avengers are iffy via a legal standpoint, as well-meaning and heroic they may be, they do operate out of any sort of organized system of international law, operating by thei
Ayn Rand and Bourgeois CapitalismAyn Rand's ideology is quite abhorrent, though if one wants to dissect her ideology one must also analyze the real-life effect that it has on politics. The amount of real-life objectivists in real life as a political force is minuscule, but what is noted is that her toxic ideology has bled into the fabric of modern-day conservatism and neoliberalism. Because of no matter the differences that exist between the two ideologies, they ultimately value the same thing: capitalism and class privilege. And such things are also correlated in authoritarianism, or at the very least are manifested in such a system.
Ayn Rand's philosophy (as established before) is titled Objectivism, an ideology which defines overt selfishness as its primary moral value. According to Rand, one should solely live out of their own self-interests and that their own self-interest is the most important thing in life. The inverse of selfishness (altruism) is seen by Objectivists as a moral failing, and that a
Hollywood, China, and CapitalismOne thing to keep in mind that in regards to various different countries is that they often have various different stances on media and in particular, in regards to censorship. Because not only does censorship often reflect at the very least a segment of the moral values that the population holds when regarding certain subjects, but it also does have a very noticeable effect on money, and how producers of media often curtail around censorship or actively censor their own products in order to appeal to a certain audience. And this certain audience question is China, or rather Mainland China. China at this point in time has surpassed the domestic US box office market. Also relevant is that the Chinese government has a foreign film quota with only
B-but muh xtianity famblee values!Found this one documentary about unwanted children in the extremely catlick Ireland:
The next time someone mentions "christian family values", or how all abortions are ebul, just show them this documentary. Because this is EXACTLY what happens when one gives the desert fairy-tale peddlers a say in the government affairs.
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