These days, superheroes are all the rage. If a studio is looking for a sufficient pay day all they need to do is commission a script with some over-arching narrative of pure good fighting against unrelenting evil, hire a few halfway competent actors, throw in some explosions for effect and people will be attracted to it like moths to a flame. “Like flies to shit” might be more fitting in this instance, but the point remains the same: build it and they will come.
It seems like every few weeks or so a studio releases another mindless mega-blockbuster superhero movie that turns over hundreds of millions of dollars in its first few days. Admittedly, I have even seen my fair share this year as they can be entertaining from time to time. Each time, however, I find myself relating to the villain. What filmmakers attempt to demonize, I find some rationality in. Perhaps half of humanity disappearing isn’t that big of a loss, maybe even necessary (if you’ve walked through any Walmart, you get my meaning). Thanos‘ random selection plan isn’t the most strategic method, but hey, not my movie. Or, maybe forcing heroes to engage in violence against civilians, by way of mind control, so those same people stop expecting to be saved isn’t such a bad thing.
Normie audiences are infatuated with these films because it positively reinforces their day-to-day behavior. Each day, millions of individuals walk at the same pace of life through their daily routine; they travel to their mediocre job, set easily attainable goals and, most importantly, they wait for change or progress to happen by someone or something. Maybe too many shepherds and not enough sheep can be tedious, but plunging full speed into nihilism and apathy is detrimental to our people. In all walks of life, we see blatant stagnation from those who pretend to be invested, but retreat to the shadows once called upon. That is why these big budget hero movies will always pay off: They are an accurate reflection of reality. A whole population of people just waiting for something to happen. Not by them, of course. They’re waiting for a superhero to come save them from the drudgery of modernity.
Oscar Wilde once wrote, “life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” but considering the general public’s infatuation with superhero films, I’m not convinced that this statement still holds true. These films are able to capture the attention of the average viewer because the situation is incredibly familiar to them. Instead of waiting for Superman to save the world with unnatural abilities, these people are looking for their real-life superhero – they’re looking for a charismatic leader who will speak all of the right words and provide them with some level of comfort in our crumbling and destructive system.
Obama is a fine example of the “human” superhero, as he was certainly painted as a model of perfection from the Left and media. He literally campaigned on “change,” vowing to make right all the injustices in the political sphere and attempting to reassure a frightened country that peace will come. He made all of these promises while they watched from their television screens, emotional and cheering, but all the while not moved enough to take action themselves. Fast forward to the end of his presidency and the impending transfer of power to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
Donald Trump was a superhero to the Right just as much as Obama was for the Left, but something was different this time. Supporters were willing to take to the streets, facing violence and threats of personal information being leaked to millions on the Internet, risked losing their jobs, being cast out from their families and yet, we still pushed on. We got organized and we campaigned and we sought to make real changes. Not one soul can argue that American politics hasn’t been forever changed as a result of the 2016 election cycle, for better or for worse.
There is still one unyielding problem that we face, however. It seems, at times, many have reverted back to the waiting game. We got the president we wanted, so now we should wait for everything to get better. Well, there’s no fucking cavalry coming; there are no more heroes. We are all that’s left.
We have witnessed, on countless occasions, that even though we spared ourselves a worse fate in the presidential election, we are not out of the woods. Every individual reading this, those who run the website where it is hosted and myself, as an author, are enemies of the ruling class. Since we are all in the same boat, we need to act accordingly. We cannot continue to put some groups or some individuals on a pedestal and expect them to lay all the groundwork, while others carefully tread the path with little to no contribution, yet still find the time to critique each stone put in place.
Every single content creator, speaker, podcast host, or organizer is a regular person with obligations and lives to tend to and should not be looked up to as some superhuman being. They should not be expected to act as a superhero who will take on every enemy of the white race and single-handedly save our country, while others slip back into stagnation. If we hope to advance our interests at all, every single person needs to be contributing whatever their strengths.
Do not sit idly by and watch those around you break their backs and lose sleep for mutually shared beliefs and then celebrate whenever there is a win. There are no “heroes” in this cause and we cannot hope to win if you think that there are.
It’s just us.
Southern Nationalist, frequent contributor to Identitydixie.com