I watched an old movie the other day called, The Princess Bride. It stars Cary Elwes, and has some seriously cool sword fighting scenes (a bit comical yes, but still cool).
I saw this movie for the first time in 2003 when it was 16 years old (nope, I ain't HIP!). One thing I paid more attention to this time - the King is White and a Villain. I recalled SHREK the animated tale - and in that too, the King is White and a Villain (voice over by John Lithgow)...
I began thinking of how many movies where the King is White and a Villain...
Then I tried to think of movies where the King is NOT WHITE or NOT A VILLAIN (movies that had a king in them anyway...)
NADA! Except maybe The Ten Commandments - Prince Moses and Prince Ramses are competing for the throne of Egypt - Prince Moses is portrayed as fair and just while Prince Ramses is a douchebag (but in theory neither are White)...
Is this by design - some matriarchal conspiracy to portray men in authority as villains? Or was it done for irony's sake (i.e. so ironic that the White guy in charge is the villain - bum bum bum baaaah)?
Does it even matter?
Constantly portraying White Male's in authority as villains has certainly left its skid mark on our society.
I am still trying to wrap my head around the intense hatred so many people have of Donald Trump. I watched ABC News last night, and I noticed that the first 12 minutes of their program was spent trying to bad-mouth Trump. The other stories they had lined up seemed far more interesting (the Volcano erupting, the woman escaping a kidnapper from her own car trunk, and other stories that they spent maybe a minute on each. Yes, the bulk of time was spent trying to bad-mouth Trump and looking like fools and fake news in the process.
I can understand being disappointed when your candidate doesn't win, but this goes far beyond that - this is an insane rage against Donald Trump - to the point where professional journalists end up looking like complete fools - even to the common folk (see Rachel Maddow).
I cannot wrap my head around it, so I am devising theories as to why all the insane rage against Trump.
My latest; constant portrayal of Kings as White, Male and Villainous has effected much of the public's opinion about Straight White Men in authority.
As more cultures make themselves known as Americans, they are instantly drilled with such negative portrayals of Straight White Men and the result is the Zarna Joshi's and Manju Rajendran's that seem so prevalent today.
Seems to make sense to me. If anybody has any other theories to add, I would very much like to hear them.
No cunt pic this post. Instead, a HAIL TO THE KING!
5 hours ago