I dunno. Whenever I find a campaign that I happen to agree with on certain terms but end up disliking the sort of people it ends up attracting, I usually don't bother joining it. Instead, I either try finding some other comparable association whose patrons appeal more to the sort that I wanna associate myself with, or I might try starting a different one myself in hopes of attracting people that share my particular sentiment.
The issue here is that the current pollitical climate is becoming way too soft and are falsely flagging anyone with a dissenting opinion as an aggressor who must be silenced, deplatformed, and ruined financially. It's getting out of control and the mainstream media is trying to force everyone down a homogenized path of white guilt, forced diversity and political correctness. No matter how you look at it, the badguys that everyone are pointing out as being bad, are cultivated and facilitated BY THESE SO CALLED GOOD GUYS. "You" are manufacturing your own outrage by treating people who are fighting back as enemies. And THIS is why Donald Trump is president. Not because some hateful mob rose out of the 4th dimension space between spaces, not because hidden racists showed up from out of nowhere, etc - seriously, a great deal of people who voted for Trump previously voted for Obama, think about that.
And that's why I can't get myself to side with either of them. Both sides are equally guilty of doing horrible things. What one side does in reaction to the other, the other counteracts and it just continues to grow worse from there, amplifying to even more damaging proportions till both sides are shattered.
And yes, Netflix She Ra is getting a bit of undeserved hate. I plan on trashing the series myself, as I'm watching it with friends in our discord server, but I noticed right off the bat that these guys were picking apart at every single thing, rather than JUST the funny, awkward moments. Again though, it's more that they took an existing premise and fuxxed it up, so I can understand that. I'm only on episode 3, and besides a few things (like whimpy white boy on the horde side being the weakest on the team as to send a statement) I'm not seeing why others don't notice they're being a bit unfair to it. My problems are simple - the artstyle is weak, the design choices are pathetic, the dialogue is horrendous, and the insertion of identity politics is 100% unnecessary. I think so far, it's pretty watchable. Considering the show is (or should be) aimed directly at weeb girls, I'm not finding anything too offputting in that regard, but it's making ME roll my eyes to the point where I can see my own brain.
I have no doubt that the new She-Ra series has its flaws (I still haven't seen it myself yet), but it already looks way more interesting than its previous iteration.
That just takes me back to my original statement earlier. Comic pros are using the fact that "normies", that is, people who either don't:
- read comic books normally
- question those in places of authority and call them out on their bullshit
- bother to do any research
- follow their hobbies intently
- aren't adept at finding out the truth of the matter and are using them to combat their 'harassers' by labeling them the enemy. Think of it like this: If the comic book pros were to get their way, they dominate the industry, even if breifly, before their outrage machine runs dry and they either cannibalize the userbase or the userbase gets bored and runs off to their next fleeting point of contention. If comicsgaters get what they want, the comic book companies will be forced to respect their users and continuously put out thoughtful, quality material. The freedom to express oneself means that people will eventually become annoyed with eachother, which is why the comic pro's side of the argument is laughably unstable.
But if writers aren't being honest with the material they're writing and are just writing stuff that panders only to the readers without any conscious thought put into it, isn't that just as bad?