Peacemaker vs. Arcane: A Comparison of PozMarcus Devonshire
I just binge-watched the new series Peacemaker, a continuation of the character from 2021’s The Suicide Squad. I had heard it described as good, with a few woke moments. What I saw was one of the most anti-white Leftist shows that I had seen in a while. In contradistinction, the show I had seen prior to this was Arcane. The two programs share similar elements: a lesbian relationship between main characters, a white enemy, “badass” females, prominent diversity, interracialism, discussions of clueless privilege, and so on.
Yet, whereas Peacemaker‘s woke moments stick in the throat, Arcane‘s skillful weaving of these elements into the show barely registered. Both shows are made with skill and are good apart from their woke moments, and loathe as I am to offer advice to my enemies, I would definitely choose the subtler ways in which Arcane promotes “appropriate behavior” to its viewing audience than Hollywood’s current ham-fisted approach. The main difference is that Peacemaker hates its white male audience, whilst Arcane flatters its.
Peacemaker opens with the titular character talking to a non-white janitor. After some silly James Gunn dialogue, the janitor castigates Peacemaker as a “racist superhero” who only kills minorities. He says, “You need to watch white people as closely as you watch people of color so you see more of them committing crimes.” Peacemaker reacts apologetically. It seems that John Cena’s experience kowtowing to the Chinese has prepared him for this role. After the credits, we are treated to a scene between two married black women, one of whom is atrociously fat.
Peacemaker visits his father’s house. As he enters, there is a FOX News lookalike on the TV, featuring a man who is the spitting image of Rush Limbaugh ranting about “below their lying liberal human faces lurk extra-terrestrial beings who want nothing other than for our civilization to fail!”
Peacemaker’s father is a cartoon white supremacist bigot. He is nasty without reason or respite. He refers to his son as “simp,” “pathetic,” “a fucking pussy,” and “Nancy boy.” At one point he says, “What the fuck, if you can’t do some good with it, maybe take out a couple commies, a papist, some blacks, maybe a kike or something.” I liked him immediately.
The next scene is set in a restaurant, where there is a discussion about Peacemaker referring to the waitress as “sweet cheeks” and how inappropriate it was to say. Later on, in a bar, an attractive blonde woman is leered at by three white reprobates. She beats one of them up and then castigates Peacemaker for his creepy behavior, then goes on a rant about how she can’t drink a beer in quiet because, “I don’t know, I wear make-up?” My heart bleeds for her lot in life.
Soon after this, the fat black character describes Peacemaker as “sexist, probably racist.” Then there is an awesome fight scene to close out the show.
That was only the first episode. Detailing all of the instances of Leftism in the other seven episodes would render this essay of unwieldy length. Highlights include a cringe lecture on why the term “Oriental” is bad, comic neo-Nazi skinheads wearing Klan-like devil hoods, and people driving cars with “14WRDS” license plates. The final monologue by the aliens warns that humans “ignore science in favor of populist leaders.”
In terms of Leftist preaching, I think it’s the worst show I’ve ever watched. It’s certainly not holding back on pushing that denazification conditioning button that Hollywood’s been installing into the willing, pliable soft meat of the populace over the past few decades. The morality play is the same one that’s trotted out over and over. The worst thing to be is a racist. Whites are all racists, and all non-whites are not. The path to absolution lies in becoming an ally, which means complete compliance and subjugation to the Left. Whites who don’t comply are Nazis. Nazis are without any rationality, morality, or worth, and can be done away with by any means necessary.
As proof of this, the show features a second masked anti-hero character, Vigilante. In one scene, he slaughters a family with no second thoughts, but later on he infiltrates a prison and mocks the neo-Nazis there, asking them to “list the good things blacks have given to society.” He also suggests that a black guy fucked their mothers. Yes, even a cold-blooded murderer of children is redeemable as long as he isn’t pro-white.
Moving on to Arcane, it is an animated show based upon the characters and world of the League of Legends online game. It’s not a prerequisite to have played the game to watch the series. It is, without hyperbole, one of the most excellent shows I have ever seen, and the animation, writing, and character development are excellent. It has a 100% critic’s rating and 96% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes — a far cry from those situations where critics and audience are divided by the rape of franchises like He-Man and Ghostbusters. If you want to condition the minds of the populace, subtle ways that offer the conditioning inside a delectable treat is going to work better than ham-handed moral preaching. Arcane potentially represents a newer, subtler, and more insidious kind of poz.
The show is centered on a sister duo. Violet (Vi) is a shaven-headed badass lesbian chick, and Powder (Jynx) is a badass tech genius. I know that eyes may be rolling at these descriptions, but these characters are built up slowly and expertly over the episodes so that, when they come into their own as “badass chicks,” it feels completely natural and not out-of-place. This is achieved through the show’s slow boil and excellent character development. Characters act out of consistent motivation, are not perfect (Vi takes hits and fails constantly), and don’t shove their “badassery” down your throat, but leave you to come to that conclusion through their actions. A race-mixed rogue enforcer is slowly built up into a romantic relationship with Vi, as opposed to being thrust instantly into a relationship in one scene. The bad guy, Silco, is a white dude, but he’s one of the best bad guys in fiction and has depth.
The show’s depiction of race-mixing is interesting (I know, I know, bear with me here). This show doesn’t repeat that tired “of course!” black-male-with-white-female trope that Hollywood loves to humiliate us with. This is why I call Arcane a newer, subtler kind of poz. The show depicts numerous black female characters who are attracted to white males. Instead of the usual humiliation of the white male audience, this show flatters them. The character Mel, who is depicted as very beautiful and elegant, is drawn to the white character Jayce, who is depicted as capable and attractive. When Mel’s mother, Ambessa, comes to the city of Piltover to visit her daughter, she treats herself to the local “cuisine” — a retinue of beautiful white boys.
In summary, Peacemaker‘s messaging is blatant. It’s the same old Hollywood crap from an out-of-touch echo chamber of an industry where you can’t get along if you don’t sing the same tune as everyone else. Arcane is harder to classify. Whilst it’s got many of the same themes of diversity and mixing as every other mainstream media product, it’s harder to ascertain the motive. It’s possible that the show’s writers were merely trying to tell the story they wanted and that its messaging is incidental to that story. Perhaps that non-dissidents who have been souped in Leftist messaging since birth simply write stories in that way naturally; all people write within the context of their age, after all.
It’s notable that this is the first show produced by the animation house that did the cutscenes for the game, so they come from outside the Hollywood bubble and may feel less pressure to conform because of it. Whatever the reason, there’s a dangerous lesson to be learned by the Left: If they pump the brakes and take a slow burn approach, they could very well achieve all their goals with little resistance. It’s our role on the Dissident Right to point out what others do not yet see.
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James Gunn is incapable of subtlety, so the direction Peacemaker took really isn’t surprising.
I don’t know much about Christian Linke, the main mind behind Arcane, other than that he is an employee of Riot Games (which tells you something in and of itself), and that I don’t see any reason to believe he is a member of the tribe (which would have made his first name somewhat unusual).
As far as I can tell, both of these properties seem to be the product of self-hating Whites thoroughly immersed in the Culture of Critique. One is made by a man with an overt propagandistic motive, and the other is one who might simply be so immersed in the cancerous culture that predominates at institutions like Riot games that he injects his work with subtle propaganda without having to try. But maybe I’m giving Mr. Linke too much credit.
Gunn’s movies haven’t been like this series, though. I can’t think of such shoehorned-in crap like this in the suicide squad or guardians of the galaxy. Despite that, the James Gunn style definitely grates for a series. I watched it back-to-back and the wacky dialog from no-where got old. Fast.
Both shows sound vile and disgusting.
Letting Arcane of the hook because it has good visuals,semi-good writing and more subtle propaganda is a mistake. The more subtle the propaganda is the more dangerous and subversive it is.
Shows that push sodomy, race mixing and have White males as villains(no matter how good they are written) is something we should not tolerate at all.
I’m not sure if it has propagandistic intent – it might not. Also, people reading this site aren’t going to get taken in by that. So as a dissident reviewer, I think it’s worth a look if a person thinks they may like it. I respect your standards on this matter so avoid if you want.
I have to ask. With standards as high as yours are. Are there any modern media (games, shows, movies) that you can tolerate? Or do you only watch past stuff?
Not really.I have written off (((western))) entertainment as something vile and evil.I also used to think that japanese entertainment is a good alternative but I have come to the conclusion that it is rife with subversive elements as well.
At this point,in order to find some good fiction I look to the past.More presicely the 20s and the 30s which was the golden age for pulp fiction.They were alot of pulp writers but men like Robert E Howard,H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Rice Burroughs stand out as masters of fiction.I definitely recommend their works.
I recently watched ‘The Tomorrow War’ 2021… Chris Pratt. Great start…and then we have ALL the protagonists…except for Chris Pratt…black. All the tropes..badass black woman (in charge of course), nerdy black kid who gives the answer, black university professor who analyses the ‘specimen’ brought back to our time, and the solid black soldier.
And…of course…the ending really sucked…you know, where the characters do totally illogical things.
What a waste of a potentially great movie.
In ‘this current year’, I’m definitely preferring animated films. More intelligent, nuanced stories….and little DIEversity.
Ps: no way I’m even considering watching Dune with all the parachuted in black characters. (I loved the book…and the David Lynch version was super)
I’m avoiding dune for similar reasons. I’ve heard good things about it but I have the original film and the books. There’s enough entertainment already out there to last a lifetime so. Nope.
Anything loaded with blacks is a no. I’m just sick of looking at them and I find them to be ugly. Each race preferring their own is natural and what we have today is deeply unnatural.
I, too, am tired of NegroVision.
That must be the channels shown at my gym. I cringe at the constant revolving imagery of blacks doing all measures of things that real blacks on the street claim are white supremacy embodied. It’s impossible for me to remember all the businesses I don’t want to patronize due to their black ads. I wonder when they will start to realize how much it turns off over 50% of the populace when you use blacks to promote? I watch movies and tv occasionally for free and never want to give any dollars to pro sports either. I enjoy reading my teams scores but refuse to support the leagues. Any dollars I can keep from the producers of this dreck makes me feel a little better.
Watching negroes is bad enough, but when they are presented as doctors with White patients I want to vomit.
They cannot pump the brakes today, when the norm is to be more extreme than yesterday. It would be seen as conservatory, and no libtard could ever bear to live with such a shame. The times of smooth poz are over, and the only hope the libtards have is to accelerate the dumbing down of the plebs so that they wouldn’t notice the ever dumber propaganda.
Or, in the wise words of ole papa Stalin, with time the struggle only sharpens.
I’d say that perhaps such accelerationism is good, in order to “wake people up”. However, I don’t understand why people still guzzle the garbage mainstream news at the rate they do. We are an extreme minority and people seem to love their swill. Maybe I’m wrong that the left needs to be more subtle. Maybe the ham-fisted approach is working just fine for them. My opinion of humanity being what it is now, I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case.
I often think about how was it possible that the blatantly coarse commie propaganda could work.
I think that it worked not because it was good, but because it was the only thing available. Everything else was thoroughly censored. The people did not believe everything that the party would say, but it didn’t matter, because they did not have any other reference. It worked just like the price anchoring in marketing. The commie propaganda relies on the principle that it should be thick enough so that if people only believe 20%, it should cover all the goals.
Of course, they have a significant problem now with the internet being a censorship breach, and I expect that in the future quite a lot of effort will be directed towards regaining total control over it.
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