Tanya Gold is back!

Cinema is the least revolutionary of the arts: it happily plugs autocracy and hyper-capitalism with the Avengers franchise, and Ironman the pretend philanthropist and stupid Batman – infantile billionaires who save the world with weapons that you might conceivably buy in the Conran Shop should you fall down a wormhole to Chelsea.

Meanwhile, social democracy looks on, powerless and weak, for it has no superheroes. Real – that is, elected – politicians are the villains in this world, plus aliens. They are corrupt, and lacking in Batmobiles.

Of course, we could all watch Ken Loach films instead. They being a body of work which details the perils of social democracy, how things work out when the State is relied upon to run the details of society.

Horror stories in fact.

34 comments on “Tanya Gold is back!

  1. Meanwhile, social democracy looks on, powerless and weak, for it has no superheroes.

    I am Spartacus!

    What she means is that no one bothered to go and see Miss Sloane or any one of a thousand pieces of Leftist worthless agitprop pumped out by a Hollywood that hates normal, law-abiding sensible Middle Class Whites.

  2. “Meanwhile, social democracy looks on, powerless and weak, for it has no superheroes. Real – that is, elected – politicians are the villains in this world, plus aliens.”
    Spider man and ant man might fit the bill.
    Demanding that politicians should be superheroes is a bit much. Wouldn’t they be suiting up for photo opportunities in a crisis?

  3. The vast majority of politicals are self-serving scum.

    Those on the left are sanctimonious evildoers who want everybody under their thumb to boot.

    There are few political heros and none of them socialists.

    And the stupidity of suggesting superhero films are the reason that freedom and individualism are correctly perceived as better than collectivism and po-faced tyranny tell us that leftists are thick as well as evil.

    Esp when such films are themselves filled with tons of CM garbage, ranging from wicked white villains to scrawny females who can destroy entire rugby teams worth of large male foes. Hell we live in a country where even the Christmas adverts are full of multi-culti propaganda.

  4. I have never understood why the Wizard of Oz became a countercultural obsession, but people can be very strange. Who wouldn’t be happier in Oz?

    Having seen Ms Gold’s new photo, I can well understand why she would be happier in a world with wicked witches and flying monkey slaves.

    Trading Places falls short of pushing Nazi-style eugenics, and that is to its credit.

    The whole point of the damn film is the bet about nature and nurture. Randolph and Mortimer argue about whether or not genes play a role. So they frame Winthorpe so that he loses his privileges and they pick up Valentine to see if he can survive despite his lack of education. The point of the film is that Valentine shines as a commodities trader and Winthorpe fails utterly on the streets. That is, it is the exact opposite of a Nazi-style eugenic screed.

    In other words she clearly has a limited grasp of an obvious medium if she saw it at all.

    For women, the Christmas genre is gruesome. Home Alone (1990) is a warning to bad mothers, and we are all bad mothers. She literally forgot Kevin.

    Actually forgetting Kevin seems to be a pretty much equal opportunity crime with ample blame being sheeted home to the father. In fact equal blame as far as I remember. By the way, I have to mention the film of the year for me – Kevin vs Alien. It just has to be made.

    Bridget Jones’s Diary is nothing without a man attached to a Christmas jumper; her career – journalism apparently, which is depressing – is an afterthought to her real vocation, which is crying in socks.

    So how is this related to capitalism? Cat ladies are insane under socialism as well.

    Die Hard (1988), meanwhile, is a fable about what happens when a woman accepts a promotion: her place of work is blown up by Alan Rickman.

    Indeed.

    Even in Casablanca from 1942 – another spiritual Christmas film – Ilsa Lund didn’t take the man she wanted, but slumped off with Victor, because Rick did the thinking for both of them.

    That, surely, is a victory of socialism?! Ilsa decided to opt for the Greater Good, the Cause of All Mankind, instead of her own selfish desires. Proving she is a good socialist at heart. Personally I would have preferred Ilsa to have ended up with almost anyone else. Even Major Strasser. Renault would have been a better choice but I don’t quite see how it could have worked in that film. I still keep hoping that Laszlo is going to be chewed up by a propeller or something. He must be one of the most instantly dislikeable characters in film.

  5. Incidentally the Guardian is recommending two other articles to me –

    The Handmaid’s Tale held a mirror up to a year of Trump Matthew d’Ancona

    Which is a shame because I used to think he was moderately sensible. For the Guardian. Whereas in reality it is the Left that is preaching sterility on women and forcing them to hire Third World handmaidens to raise their children for them.

    However best of all:

    Unwanted Boxing Day visitors? Here’s how to get rid of them by Andy Dawson

    hhhhhh, Christmas. A time for families to come together and create treasured moments of … whatever it is that most people mistakenly think the Yuletide season is about. The truth is that you’ve got a week off work and all you want to do is watch Netflix in your pants while drinking Baileys at 9.40am.

    This cast-iron plan will invariably be shattered by friends and family members turning up unannounced and trying to impose their jollity on you, so here are 10 ways to overcome them with consummate ease.

    Perhaps that is an attempt at humour – in so far as such a thing exists at the Guardian. But it is worth keeping in mind the next time the Guardian witters on about community and isolation and the cruelty of capitalism.

  6. ” Die Hard (1988), meanwhile, is a fable about what happens when a woman accepts a promotion: her place of work is blown up by Alan Rickman. She survives, due to her husband’s skills with his fists, but she is humbled enough to take her married name again.”

    Spoilers, Tanya, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

  7. Julia–The silly cow seems to have mistaken Die Hard for a boxing movie. “Her husband’s skill with his fists”??? Willis’s character has two empty-handed fights which he barely wins–by luck– in both cases. Mainly he uses guns and C4.

    Clearly we have the “thoughts “of an oh-so-superior Guardian bitch who has likely never seen the film and if she has didn’t deign to actually sit and properly watch such plebeian trash.

  8. “Cinema is the least revolutionary of the arts:”

    I’m guessing that’s because it’s the least subsidised by the State and therefore has to provide people with what they want not what the likes of a Tanya say they should have.

    Not that it’s subsidy free, with all sorts of tax breaks (which the left never claim is aggressive avoidance) and inducements to film on location.

  9. “Cinema is the least revolutionary of the arts”

    Art is about making beautiful things. If art carries a “revolutionary” message, it ceases to be art and becomes propaganda.

  10. SMFS – Actually forgetting Kevin seems to be a pretty much equal opportunity crime with ample blame being sheeted home to the father.

    If anything, the dad comes off worse. Kevin’s mum goes to great lengths to get back home to her boy – even getting in a strange van with John Candy and a bunch of sketchy polka players. The dad just waits for the next available flight.

    And the cops are completely useless. Obvious the true message of HOME ALONE is that NWA were right.

  11. Die Hard (1988), meanwhile, is a fable about what happens when a woman accepts a promotion: her place of work is blown up by Alan Rickman. She survives, due to her husband’s skills with his fists

    I suppose she could’ve tried using her PowerPoint skills on the East German terrorists, but that didn’t work out very well for the smarmy 80’s businessman caricature who tried to negotiate with Hans Gruber.

  12. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots – “I suppose she could’ve tried using her PowerPoint skills on the East German terrorists, but that didn’t work out very well for the smarmy 80’s businessman caricature who tried to negotiate with Hans Gruber.”

    She could have tried to tell those terrorists that No means No. I mean, we all know how well that works with anyone who is not a White middle class Westerner.

  13. ‘Meanwhile, if you aren’t chosen for wealth and good fortune, they preach acceptance and gratitude.’

    Chosen? I don’t think she is being poetic.

    So, Gamecock, after 40 years of intelligent work, was ‘chosen’ for wealth. I wish I had been chosen when I was younger. I guess it’s better than having never been chosen.

    Tanya Tin is just another juvenile Guardian writer.

    ‘Meanwhile, social democracy looks on, powerless and weak, for it has no superheroes.’

    Social democracy: socialists who keep enough capitalism around to pay the bills.

  14. scrawny females who can destroy entire rugby teams worth of large male foes

    Mr Ecks, I hope that you are not including Scarlett Johansson in this, otherwise we might have to take this matter outside…

  15. But Mr Ecks is right. The feminazis pretend that wimmins is physically equal – or even superior – to men. It just ain’t so. But because of the pretend we get female firemen, etc.

  16. BNLIA–I do indeed refer to and include the criminal Johansson.

    Do not simperingly forget that it was she who committed awful crime while slumming on some indie crap in Glasgow.

    Johansson was–while for unknown reasons appearing in some cheap indie crap movie filmed in Glas’ga no less–taking part in an “improv” scene(s). This act of pure evil involved driving a van up to males walking down the Glasgow street in all innocence and asking them for a date. Even tho she was wearing an ill-fitting brunette wig at the time it would be obvious to anyone not an idiot that they had just been asked out by Scarlet Johansson . The plot was that she was some sort of disguised alien who subsequently killed and/or ate these unfortunates or some such nonsense. The consequences in the real world were no less horrific. Having been asked out on a date by SJ you are left to stew in a bath of anticipatory joy for a few moments and then some clown shouts “cut” and you are hustled away while some sheep faced functionary explains to you that it was all “just a bit of improv”.

    Far from bashing a team of rugby-type thugs the woman would need such a team to protect her from the due retaliation deserved for a stunt of such callous and conspicuously cruel disregard of basic human decency.

  17. No,no, no

    I won’t hear of it and will defend Miss Johannson with every breath in Zoe Saldana’s body.

  18. Think she needs to do a film studies degree. She’d learn about what films actually are saying in the story then.
    Rather than making up stuff that agrees with her preconceptions.

  19. I’ve just been watching Minions on Austrian TV.

    Scarlet Overkill – now there’s an empowered female.

  20. Chris, Tony – yes, then she could learn about films. Rather than viewing them through her preconceptions.

    Technically no one needs to do any degree.
    However to get many jobs these days a degree of some sort is required. Doesn’t matter what in – I’ve met support workers with business degree, civil servants in admin roles with law degrees, a solicitor with a history degree and a bank manager with a physics degree.
    My wife loves forensics, however she was advised not to go for a forensics degree unless she was joining the police. The forensics people she met had chemistry or biology degrees.
    She did an animal management degree for 2 years, if she had finished she could have got a job in a pet shop.

  21. Meanwhile, social democracy looks on, powerless and weak, for it has no superheroes.

    For film to work it must be believable on some level. Barack Obama as superhero? Christ, that limp-wristed metrosexual couldn’t best his own wife in a best-of-three arm wrestling contest. And then there’s Europe’s cavalcade of weenies, wimps and mama’s boys. Who are they going to battle? Angela Merkel? The most manly man in all of Wogland?

    Yeah, folks are going to part with their cash to see that.

  22. Meanwhile, social democracy looks on, powerless and weak, for it has no superheroes.

    I thought they hated democracy? Is social democracy different?

    Think she needs to do a film studies degree

    Given the juvenile bollocks in the article I think she already has.

  23. I thought they hated democracy? Is social democracy different?

    Social Democracy means you have the freedom to vote for any type of socialism you choose.

    She could have tried to tell those terrorists that No means No. I mean, we all know how well that works with anyone who is not a White middle class Westerner.

    Die Hard With A Grievance.

  24. “I’ve met support workers with business degree, civil servants in admin roles with law degrees, a solicitor with a history degree and a bank manager with a physics degree.
    My wife loves forensics, however she was advised not to go for a forensics degree unless she was joining the police. The forensics people she met had chemistry or biology degrees.
    She did an animal management degree for 2 years, if she had finished she could have got a job in a pet shop.”

    About sums up how useful a university education is.
    Except for actually gaining employment, of course
    In a credentialised world.

  25. “The truth is that you’ve got a week off work and all you want to do is watch Netflix in your pants while drinking Baileys at 9.40am.”

    For me it was Delirium Noel beer (10%) at 8:30am (followed by a 7.5% Abbey ale shortly thereafter), but only because my brother (in France whilst I’m 9 hours behind on the West Coast) wanted to vent on Skype at what a c**t our sister is due to her complaining that our deal old sick Mom is with her over the holidays – while the two of us decided to “abandon” her (our c**t of a sister, not our Mom) over 25 years ago, by deciding to live elsewhere.

    Ok, watching Netflix is next on the list – The Last Kingdom; but I’ll have proper pants on, if only to answer the door while my dear wife is still in her PJs 🙂

    Cheers

  26. Comrade Gold has not viewed Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, probably because it depicts life gone wrong in a social democratic paradise.

  27. @Southerner

    No, no, no! It is only socialism until it goes wrong. Then it becomes something else. Socialism always works, until it does not work when it becomes something else!

  28. Don’t really understand what she is whining about here. Lefty Hollywood churns out all manner or anti capitalist, anti white, anti west propaganda in massive quantities. That the vast majority of it is far too obvious extreme left dross that is rejected by the public is not evidence of a right wing bias in Hollywood.

  29. SMFS,

    “The Handmaid’s Tale held a mirror up to a year of Trump Matthew d’Ancona

    Which is a shame because I used to think he was moderately sensible.”

    I think there’s a point when people start losing their ‘place’ that they go deranged. They’re always nudging to keep their place in small ways, but as it starts slipping away, they respond by nudging even harder. They retreat into madder and madder groups.

    I mean, FFS. Trump? The Handmaid’s Tale? I don’t think he’s a particularly good president, but this is mental.

    What I don’t buy, having looked at the trailers for it, is the idea of The Handmaid’s Tale society looking like that. Who is going to make those fine tables and chandeliers, if there’s no women to impress and no kids to feed? Who’s going to work the job as riot police defending a leader, when they don’t get a sniff? The real result of 90% of women becoming barren (and where we knew who the 10% were) would be a few years of men murdering each other in huge numbers until something close to equilibrium was restored.

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