Just yesterday, I saw “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” with my ever diverse group of friends. The film took great liberties with the book, but seeing as how the film industry values profit above all else, I couldn’t say I was too surprised. However, In addition to various other butcheries of the book, the film featured a badass female elvish warrior named Tauriel, created solely for the film series. Seeing as how feminists and leftists have long bitched about the dearth of female characters in Tolkien’s world, the character was introduced to add another female character to an otherwise overwhelmingly male world. As expected, she kicks ass and equals or bests the various male warriors in the film. This female addition was mirrored by temporary diversity additions, as the film featured a scene involving brief screenshots of black Africans in the human lake town near the great dwarvish mountain of Erebor. The blatant highlighting of the black faces in a sea of white was almost comical. I’ve never understood the point of token diversity. If a world is based on a homogenous, quasi-medieval European world, then inserting random non-white people only serves to confuse or alienate both sides. White people and major fans will be annoyed with the tampering of their favorite world, and non-whites and leftists will feel patronized by shallow attempts at tokenism. But Tolkien isn’t the only target of the diversity police.
My observations regarding “The Hobbit” feel especially relevant in light of a recent Santa Claus race controversy I read about. This controversy was provoked by Fox News host Megyn Kelly asserting that Santa and Jesus were white. She was responding to a fatuous article on Slate by a black woman who believed that Santa should be transformed from a white man to a penguin. Yes, you read that right. Now, I’m no fan of Fox News and despise them for leading the white conservative masses further astray. Also, seeing as how Jesus lived in ancient Palestine, while he wasn’t necessarily the black man claimed by so many afrocentrists, he probably didn’t look like Jim Caviezel either.
However, this furor over Santa’s racial background is obscene. Santa was loosely based on Greek bishop Saint Nicholas, so at best leftists could revise Santa and have him look more Southern European and olive skinned. However, he would still be white and European, in spite of certain moronic America conceptions of racial identity that thinks anyone with a Spanish name or Mediterranean look is non-white. Since Santa mainly has roots in Northern European paganism and folklore, him being a white man only makes sense. But fine, for the sake of argument, I’ll grant her point that perhaps maybe we do need a new Santa to appeal to the increasingly diverse United States. But if Santa can be changed into a penguin here, then what’s going to stop Santa from being transformed in various European nations, as well as other countries that are whiter than the U.S? Given their growing and increasingly petulant minority populations, what’s going to stop minorities in European countries from demanding that Europe rewrite all of its mythological folklore just to placate a few malcontents? How long until the great Scandinavian mythological figure of Odin becomes Odeh?
I’m sure some might think I’m engaging in specious slippery slope reasoning, fueled by a certain paranoia. While I admittedly exaggerated a bit with regards to Odin, it’s not that radical of a stretch. Given the left’s relentless desire to diversify everything from Santa to video games (and that’s just the racial angle. We all know how much leftists bemoan sexism and the lack of strong female characters in video games), I can’t help but think that the left won’t be satisfied until all white and male spaces are completely abolished.
Therefore, I caution my fellow whites and fellow men to be on guard. Whatever predominantly white or male pursuits and passions you enjoy, know that the forces of diversity will come for you. They can’t be bargained with, they can’t be reasoned with, they don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until all vestiges of white male influence have gone the way of the Dodo. It’s time for our own equivalent of Kyle Reese to take the battle to these left wing cultural terminators.