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RE: The woke capitalism thread [Get woke, go broke]
This is a very small "get woke go broke" story, but it's extraordinarily satisfying to me, so I thought I'd share it. I hope you like it.

I'm building a house and a guest house in a rather remote part of the Caribbean, and I need to spend a hell of a lot of money on a solar system because there's no regular electrical service where I am. I'm building in the rain forest. It's a big job and I was in contact with the only guy around here who can provide such a service. It's a big contract, a very bigly 6 figure contract. We were in contact through email and through the builder who's building my house. I hadn't met this guy in person.

Anyhow, one evening, on the rare occasion I go into town, I'm in the local pub talking to other gringos, and the discussion turns to politics. The other three guys around me start harshing on Trump, as some Americans are wont to do these days. I interjected with a rather mild statement that I quite like what he's done with the economy and that I don't really understand why people have such a negative knee-jerk opinion of him. All three of them look at me like I have two heads and one of them pipes up and tells me That's because you're an idiot. Just like that, the guy doesn't know me from Adam. Never talked to him before. I'm a perfect stranger to him, yet he feels so confident to talk to me so rudely. Who calls a stranger an idiot?

As it turns out, this is the same guy who I'd been emailing and negotiating with to carry out the solar contract. It's the biggest job on the island, nothing like this will come this way for years. Someone pulled me aside after the comment because I was visibly upset at the time. That's when I learned who he was. He was the guy who wanted my contract. I cancelled the deal the very next day and I'm bringing in a company from Texas to do the job. It will cost me a bit more, but that son of a bitch will never get a penny from me. I know other people who need solar around here, I'll make sure to steer them away from him. He found out who I was the next day and wanted to apologise to me (my builder told me this). Sorry pal.

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(05-26-2019 03:38 PM)budoslavic Wrote:  PrisonPlanet: "Despite losing money, Gillette is doubling down on "woke" advertising.
Their latest commercial features a dad teaching his transgender son to shave for the first time.
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Bloody hell...
That is some extra special subversion right there...
05-28-2019 06:02 AM
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< It depends on who you punish. Canceling HBO and Netflix after too much wokeness conveys a message. But ultimately only their underlings may get some punishment, lose their jobs for their overly progressive stance.

However - the ultimate commands to go woke comes from globalists who at the very top are likely worth thousands of billions with minor families worth hundreds. And if you take a good look - many billionaires who are beholden to their masters go woke as well and their bottom line is not hurt because the true big boys make sure that it's worth their time. That is why guys like Bezos and the Google guys can go apeshit with censorship, because they have been told that they have their backs. That is why George Soros made billions while spending billions for globohomo causes. We can at best send a message and that is frankly good enough to me.

True punishment works only on small companies while to punish the real rulers at the top you would need to end usury banking, then find out their possessions, likely confiscate at least anything above 50 bio. $, then initiate a true free market and watch for every influencing propaganda like a hawk, educate the public to be aware of all those things in perpetuity. All of those things will get you killed ASAP as a politician or king.

However we can restrict our spending - if millions and then tens of millions do it, then they know that more years and decades have to be spent for indoctrination.
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Even banks are not safe. How do these people expect to make any money?

And as you might expect, feminist shrikes are not satisfied and want more grovelling and humiliation.
NatWest's beta cuck virtue-signalling "apology" just causes the activists to go on the attack and demand more concessions.

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https://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2019/05/...u-natwest?

In a bold claim last week, all women were issued a sincere apology from the entire finance sector. It was hard to miss this partnership between Natwest and Stylist, as it featured heavily within the publication, as well as on the cover wrap. Leading with a bouquet of flowers, made from £20 notes, and a message that said "sorry!", "we’re changing!" and in case you missed the first two exclamation marks, "honestly!".

Oh boy. To deliver an apology, of course you first need a trusted source. Nothing says trust quite like a poor stereotype, the older white male model in a pinstripe and bowler with a sad bunch of flowers, positioned beside a not so carefully worded message of amends, right?


I am an outmoded stereotype” he claimed (see the full 'apology' below), then went on to talk about patronisation in finance marketing and imbalance in gender representation, finally ending with an “apology from history".

Given the current desire for appropriate voices being given a platform representation, it is a struggle to see how this infantile Mary Poppins-eque choice would answer a brief about inviting women to act and perceive finance as inclusive. Women don’t need to be mansplained to about how men in the financial sector might have failed them in the past, anymore than they need an apology.

Women don’t want an apology, we want financial literacy. “I resent the implication that women lack the sophistry or intellect needed to understand finance,” said one women in the sector when presented with this feature, and she wasn’t alone.

A fast-paced flare shot out on Twitter as people took offence at the tone being used, in a takeover designed to challenge gendered language it was nearly too much for some. We will help to answer your questions and calm your fears," was perceived as women needing to calm down.

Unfortunately digging into the associated site and collateral further didn’t provide much in the way of relief, as NatWest said it was "ready to talk straight about money, minus the jargon," as if women would need it to be dumbed down a bit.

Stylist delved into finance, with a spread titled 'How becoming the breadwinner changed my relationship with my husband', a story peppered with uncomfortable detail from Instagram influencer negotiating a change in relationship dynamics, that read like a marriage analysis, and lacked any practical financial advice.

NatWest has stated that this history of bias is “lazy stereotyping”, however this feels reductive. For too long now we’ve had a male experience as a default in the data that has formed the basis of much of the financial sector’s marketing. Women are more likely to connect with ethical and social information, but traditionally banks put features front and centre in marketing and comms.

It’s not that women can’t understand finance, it’s that the sector isn’t considering how to engage them in the most meaningful ways. Quite baffling when part of this initiative is fuelled by data that can help unpick these challenges.

Natwest have promised to listen, let’s see what’s next.
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Notorious money laundering bank, HSBC, recently stuffed it's account full of pride march materials, which they were sponsoring.


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Got them about 50 retweets and a slew of negative comments.

I rarely buy anything, but my boycot list is: Amazon, Nike and Adidas.

Multi-millionaire rapper, Pharrell Williams, has a line of trainers with Adidas called "Human Race". It includes these "equality" daubed knits:

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Which can be bought for up to $3,500.

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Woke Aladdin will barely break even and isn't much of a hit.
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(05-29-2019 12:43 PM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  ...
Woke Aladdin will barely break even and isn't much of a hit.

I could care less about this film either way. Yet it is doing well for now :

Production Budget: $183 million
Five day worldwide gross: $267,862,689

It does have a fair way to go to break even & then make a profit. The key will be it's staying power in the cinema lineup.
Especially with other big films coming out (X-Men, Toy Story 4, Godzilla, Spiderman 2).
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I think Roosh’s recent article about corporations being about control and not money applies to Hollywood as well. It’s not about money, anymore.
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Better sit down for this one guys...

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Dark Phoenix - got woke.

They even have a line of "You should change the X-Men into X-Wahmen, because the men are always saved by the women>"





It's just too bad that they did not market it as a super-woke movie on top of it, because the shills would have to give it perfect ratings. Instead they kept it too low and the shills had to assess the movie on it's merits - thus 18%.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dark_phoenix

Sophie Turner going woke in her private life did not help either.
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Ouch, is that Jennifer Lawrence? The Wall approacheth...

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(06-05-2019 05:31 PM)LeeEnfield303 Wrote:  Ouch, is that Jennifer Lawrence? The Wall approacheth...

Without her sugar daddy (Harvey Weinstein) to prop up her career, don't really expect to see her in much from here...
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(06-05-2019 04:06 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Sophie Turner going woke in her private life did not help either.

How so? Didn't she get married recently, which is rare for girls her age in the West? Albeit it was a 'celebrity marriage' of sorts.

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(06-05-2019 04:06 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Dark Phoenix - got woke.

They even have a line of "You should change the X-Men into X-Wahmen, because the men are always saved by the women>"





It's just too bad that they did not market it as a super-woke movie on top of it, because the shills would have to give it perfect ratings. Instead they kept it too low and the shills had to assess the movie on it's merits - thus 18%.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dark_phoenix

Sophie Turner going woke in her private life did not help either.

Hah! I honestly thought that was one of those College Humour fake skits at first. The actors are all wrong; Xavier is about 30 years younger than he ought to be; it's got that backyard quality, despite the high production values.

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And did you see those outfits? I'm all for reintroducing yellow but the material looks like burlap sacks.

Can't anyone design a proper superhero outfit in Hollywood? It's like they're TRYING to make crap.
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(06-06-2019 06:54 AM)Teedub Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 04:06 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Sophie Turner going woke in her private life did not help either.

How so? Didn't she get married recently, which is rare for girls her age in the West? Albeit it was a 'celebrity marriage' of sorts.

It was one among many utterences of hers:

Quote:Sophie Turner on ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Disrespectful’ Fan Reactions and Sansa’s End


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/arts/...stark.html

Due to many people not liking the ending of the series, she found this "disrespectful". Peasants are not supposed to dislike the actions of Hollywood nobility. Know your place peasant!

Though the criticism was mostly heaped on the shitty writers - less so the excellent crew, production and actors.
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(06-05-2019 04:06 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Dark Phoenix - got woke.




“It is X-Ma’am!”

(06-06-2019 09:35 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Sophie Turner on ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Disrespectful’ Fan Reactions and Sansa’s End

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/arts/...stark.html

Due to many people not liking the ending of the series, she found this "disrespectful". Peasants are not supposed to dislike the actions of Hollywood nobility. Know your place peasant!

I skimmed over the interview in that link and noticed that in at least 3 different answers to 3 different questions she states "I cried".......... but I thought she was a strong powerful wahmen?? Sounds to me like shes a emotional child

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(06-06-2019 03:36 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I skimmed over the interview in that link and noticed that in at least 3 different answers to 3 different questions she states "I cried".......... but I thought she was a strong powerful wahmen?? Sounds to me like shes a emotional child

Pity her bust isn't inflating along with her rapidly over-sizing ego...
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(06-05-2019 04:06 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Dark Phoenix - got woke.

They even have a line of "You should change the X-Men into X-Wahmen, because the men are always saved by the women>"





It's just too bad that they did not market it as a super-woke movie on top of it, because the shills would have to give it perfect ratings. Instead they kept it too low and the shills had to assess the movie on it's merits - thus 18%.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dark_phoenix

Sophie Turner going woke in her private life did not help either.

It has a 63% audience rating though. Does that mean that it's not so awful after all, or that most of the audience consists of morons?

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(06-07-2019 10:50 AM)Handsome Creepy Eel Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 04:06 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Dark Phoenix - got woke.

They even have a line of "You should change the X-Men into X-Wahmen, because the men are always saved by the women>"





It's just too bad that they did not market it as a super-woke movie on top of it, because the shills would have to give it perfect ratings. Instead they kept it too low and the shills had to assess the movie on it's merits - thus 18%.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dark_phoenix

Sophie Turner going woke in her private life did not help either.

It has a 63% audience rating though. Does that mean that it's not so awful after all, or that most of the audience consists of morons?

Audience scores are always more reliable than critics. Most of the time I can't help but think critics are paid for their reviews
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(06-06-2019 03:36 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 04:06 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Dark Phoenix - got woke.




“It is X-Ma’am!”

(06-06-2019 09:35 AM)Simeon_Strangelight Wrote:  Sophie Turner on ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Disrespectful’ Fan Reactions and Sansa’s End

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/arts/...stark.html

Due to many people not liking the ending of the series, she found this "disrespectful". Peasants are not supposed to dislike the actions of Hollywood nobility. Know your place peasant!

I skimmed over the interview in that link and noticed that in at least 3 different answers to 3 different questions she states "I cried".......... but I thought she was a strong powerful wahmen?? Sounds to me like shes a emotional child
As an aside, Picard would have delivered the line Xavier was doing above a whole lot better. That young actor just lacks the sternness and rigidness and classiness that comes with Xavier that you need.
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(06-07-2019 10:58 AM)Bluebird Wrote:  ...
Audience scores are always more reliable than critics. Most of the time I can't help but think critics are paid for their reviews

Critics are paid in a sense by being kept relevant and therefore employed. You keep them relevant by inviting them to early screenings. The same goes for the video game industry now. If you don't have early access then nobody is paying much attention to your work, and you retain that access by giving glowing reviews even if the content it trash.

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(06-07-2019 10:53 PM)Kingsley Davis Wrote:  https://youtu.be/HUofUy45uJo

I agree with this, more or less. I think woke culture is ultimately generational and it's becoming the new-normal whether we like it or not. Not to say we shouldn't try to push back, but I think expecting a sea-change of public opinion against wokeness is wishful thinking.
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