Amazon Prime’s new TV series The Wheel of Time is irritatingly woke, Kevin McCarthy is still a loser (unlike John Adams), and BLM stands for “Burn, Loot, Murder.”

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  1. Arahant Member
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    A buddy of mine who is an actor gets worked up over the same woke casting you’re talking about with The Wheel of Time. “Why is half the cast black? This is England in the Middle Ages. One traveler from far away? Maybe. But half the cast? England isn’t even like that now. Neither is the United States.” It makes such works less believable.

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  2. Max Admin
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    A buddy of mine who is an actor gets worked up over the same woke casting you’re talking about with The Wheel of Time. “Why is half the cast black? This is England in the Middle Ages. One traveler from far away? Maybe. But half the cast? England isn’t even like that now. Neither is the United States.” It makes such works less believable.

    Exactly. Thanks for listening!

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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    A buddy of mine who is an actor gets worked up over the same woke casting you’re talking about with The Wheel of Time. “Why is half the cast black? This is England in the Middle Ages. One traveler from far away? Maybe. But half the cast? England isn’t even like that now. Neither is the United States.” It makes such works less believable.

    Didn’t we have a thread on this within the last couple years? I seem to recall specifically a mention of Doctor Who, and how on trips through time, one would see, for example, a very multi-cultural past at a time when those past locations were extremely white. (For example, very multi-cultural 15th-Century England.) “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

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  4. Doug Kimball Thatcher
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    The John Adams HBO miniseries starring Paul Giamatti was wonderful.  I highly recommend it, HBO at its best, along with B of B and the Pacific.

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  5. Max Admin
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    A buddy of mine who is an actor gets worked up over the same woke casting you’re talking about with The Wheel of Time. “Why is half the cast black? This is England in the Middle Ages. One traveler from far away? Maybe. But half the cast? England isn’t even like that now. Neither is the United States.” It makes such works less believable.

    Didn’t we have a thread on this within the last couple years? I seem to recall specifically a mention of Doctor Who, and how on trips through time, one would see, for example, a very multi-cultural past at a time when those past locations were extremely white. (For example, very multi-cultural 15th-Century England.) “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”


    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow time travel show has the same problem. 

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  6. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Max (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    A buddy of mine who is an actor gets worked up over the same woke casting you’re talking about with The Wheel of Time. “Why is half the cast black? This is England in the Middle Ages. One traveler from far away? Maybe. But half the cast? England isn’t even like that now. Neither is the United States.” It makes such works less believable.

    Didn’t we have a thread on this within the last couple years? I seem to recall specifically a mention of Doctor Who, and how on trips through time, one would see, for example, a very multi-cultural past at a time when those past locations were extremely white. (For example, very multi-cultural 15th-Century England.) “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow time travel show has the same problem.

    I don’t know if it’s a problem as much as it is deliberate. It’s an attempt to rewrite history to show a perfectly diverse utopia in the past (including prominently displaying members of the Alphabet Brigade) (in the case of Doctor Who we have Victorian era Madame Vastra and her wife) so that people will believe that “it’s always been like this.” Why can’t you accept the trans non-binary genderqueer? They were absolutely normalized in caveman person times!

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