Back when Our Beloved and Dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH) Vox Day the Most Malevolent and Terrible decided to wade into the world of comic books, some of his longtime followers and readers wondered if he’d lost his marbles.
After all, Voxemort the Malevolent is an SF/F author, game designer, and colossal literary snob. (His words, not mine.) So why would someone like that, who writes 800-page fantasy doorstoppers as side-projects and reads books about politics and philosophy in the original French and German, be interested in the decidedly mundane and pedestrian world of comic books?
The answer is simple:
If you want to strike a blow in the war to preserve all that is Good, Beautiful, and True, then you need to be able to tell good, beautiful, and true STORIES in order to do it.
One of the most important lessons that I have learned over the past few years is that narrative is EVERYTHING. You can change the minds of some people with dry facts, but not very many. Once you can weave facts into stories, into narratives, that convince and charm and distract and convince, then you have a WEAPON.
Dry dialectic alone cannot stand up against a master of rhetoric. But when you combine the flowery purple prose of rhetoric with the battering ram of dialectic, you then have an unstoppable force that will smash right through all but the most immovable of people.
But… still… why comic books, then?!?
The answer is that those who control stories, control culture.
If you actually read comic books, like I used to, then you might understand that the state of the industry has changed quite considerably over the past decade.
Comic books used to be a form of fun escapism. You could use the comic book and more weighty graphic novel media to write serious stories if you wanted to, but for the most part, the people who wrote the stories for those comics had young kids in mind. They imparted knowledge, joy, humour, fun, and (mostly) harmless fantasy through simple stories that all followed a core pattern.
That core pattern remained the same for decades. The stories were about good against evil, right against wrong. Larger-than-life heroes and characters stood up for what was decent and moral, and against characters whose intelligence, hubris, and foolishness put innocent lives in danger.
These were entirely Good Things. Humans have been telling similar stories, using similar ideas and tropes, since BEFORE Moses gave Mankind the Pentateuch.
Fast forward to the present day, and what do we see?
Our superheroes aren’t heroic at all. They are painfully woke and incredibly stupid. The fundamentals of good writing and good storytelling have been sacrificed in favour of identity politics, forced diversity, and unbelievably stupidly written stories that no self-respecting author would think of as anything other than puerile trash.
You can’t read the stories being produced by DC and Marvel these days. They are APPALLINGLY bad. Every single storyline is just woke wankery. The “stories” that they write in the Big Two are not about character development. They aren’t about good fighting evil – you can’t tell who is good or who is bad in their stories. They aren’t about classic literary ideas, such as the timeless cycle of human behaviour that you find in Greek tragedies – of hubris, nemesis, and catharsis.
Their output is GARBAGE, and we all know it.
They know it too. But they don’t care. Their intention is not, and never was, to write good works of literary art fused with beautiful images that inspire and elevate the art form. They serve the lord of this world, NOT the Lord of Creation. And as such, they don’t know how to create good things. They only know how to destroy.
That doesn’t mean we can’t all have a damned good laugh at their expense, of course. Courtesy of the Dark Herald over at Arkhaven Comics, take a look at what happens when you try to read Gotham High, the puerile SJW-authored trash from one Melissa de la Cruz.
Be warned, though: you will not be able to watch these videos while drinking hot liquids. I take no responsibility whatsoever for ruined computer monitors and keyboards if you choose to disregard this warning. The videos that follow are absolutely HYSTERICAL:
That’s what we’re up against. That’s what we have to beat.
You might be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to SJWs. They have set the bar so low that midgets could hop over it.
And this is also why we fight – because GARBAGE like Gotham High is the kind of crap that disgraces the proud literary traditions that inspired some of the greatest works in the Western Canon.
It’s easy to beat these idiots. We just have to get started. So get up, and get into the fight.
Arktoons is already mounting a powerful and highly effective fightback. If you are not a subscriber and supporter, then sign up right now and get involved. For the price of two cups of overpriced coffee every month, you can join in the war to take back our culture.
It’s not even that difficult to win. From what I’ve already seen out of Arktoons, the idiots who run Marvel and DC are likely laughing in public – and absolutely shitting their pants in private. Arktoons is already outproducing its rivals in terms of both content AND quality. And the cartoons that you get to read are, in fact, really good.
Great stories belong to the world. They are the legacy that we pass on to our children. They are the lessons that we impart to future generations. And they are the treasures that give meaning to our lives and our times.
Shitty stories, on the other hand, belong in dumpster fires.
Gotham High is a shitty story. Every other comic book and graphic novel like it is garbage. Do your part to consign them to the shitheap where belong.
Get in the fight. Support Arktoons and other initiatives like it. Take the war straight to the SJWs – they bleed just like us, and unlike us, they aren’t resilient enough to handle the pain of failure.