Yesterday, I posted this article on my Facebook page. For those of you who don't want to click through, it's about a Star Wars boycott. Why are people boycotting? Because the protagonist is black. Because there are kick-arse Latina X-Wing pilots. Because it's not all white dudes all the damned time. Excuse me a moment....
Come on, Humanity!
Congrats on all the supporters of this utter ridiculousness for showing yourselves to be complete idiots who learnt absolutely nothing from the Star Wars movies. Nothing at all.
People supporting this hashtag, YOU ARE THE EMPIRE.
You are the clone army, trying to eradicate those who are different from you, claiming "order" is homogeneity, trying to use fear and control as tactics to maintain that homogeneity.
You're the guys Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Yoda, Obi Wan, and Hans Solo fought against.
Now please ignore that your boss, Darth Vader, was voiced by a black man, and continue about your idiocy. May you never breed.
Seriously. I am disappointed in you today, Humanity.
We are better than this. I know we are.
We have to be.
Now to make myself feel better, here (linked because the site's embed function is all screwed up at present) is fantastic music from on of my favourite modern composing teams: