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Re: #SPOILERS# BBC War of the Worlds…
« Reply #30 on: 12 December, 2019, 12:30:50 PM »


Some of the media complaining about how 'woke' it is ....

Explain 'woke' please?

It's from that bit in the Matrix where Keanu "wakes up" and sees the world for what it really is rather than the MIND PRISON created to hold us, maaaaan.

It's a term conservatives use to mock the casting/presence of non-whites, LGBTQ or women in media roles that would have traditionally been occupied by a straight white male.  Basically if they see a black person in a period drama, they shit their nappy and start screaming about "SJWs" (Social Justice Warriors) taking over and ruining everything.
It's also worth mentioning that it's actually an antisemitic conspiracy theory about intellectuals (Jews) using political correctness to eliminate white Western culture piece by piece and gradually replace it with their own elitist (Jewish) culture.  Arguably conservatives aren't even trying to code it particularly well when they identify their enemy as "the SJWs".

Cheers, thats handy  :thumbsup:, I'm thankfully so out of touch with this mindset that the terminology is as baffling as their thought process.
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Re: #SPOILERS# BBC War of the Worlds…
« Reply #31 on: 17 December, 2019, 07:02:18 PM »
Yeah, missed opportunity. The best visual adaptation remains Spielberg’s, the best audio Jeff Wayne’s, and the best graphic novel Edginton and D’Israeli’s.