During time spent reading in the Alt-Right sphere of the internet, I came across a concept known as “convergence.” It is usually used when describing the efforts of SJWs to make everything adhere to certain expectations in terms of race and sex. But I never understood what convergence meant exactly.
The last article I read about convergence was from Vox Day describing this phenomenon in the newest Star Trek movie. Apparently, the makers of the movie intend to present the character Sulu as gay. The great twist of irony is that George Takei, who played the same character in the 1960s Star Trek series and is openly gay, is displeased that Sulu being portrayed as gay.
I’m delighted that there’s a gay character. Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.
The SJWs pushed the boundaries with the first Stark Trek series by having a gay actor, but when the straight character that the gay actor portrayed is changed to a gay character, the gay actor does not like having his original work altered to fit the demands of Social Justice.
What the SJWs push for to affect others comes back to haunt their own work.
The same is happening again.
In 1975, Tim Curry brought to life the transvestite character of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the musical comedy The Rocky Horror show. It was campy and avant-garde for the time, but it made an impact and remains a cult classic. Tim Curry’s performance of “Sweet Transvestite” was so memorable that had he done it as a straight guy in a three piece suit, it would have still been hilarious.
The movie is being remade for this Halloween and the SJWs have again proved they cannot leave well enough alone. What is already a Social Justice film is still not Social Justice enough and is being altered in a major way.
The actress playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the remake is Laverne Cox. She is a black female playing a role that was originally played by a white male. It does not matter that having a female in the main role completely alters the ebb and flow of the film’s plot and context or that a transvestite is typically a male dressing as a female or that the Dr. being a male transvestite is one of THE major plot points that drives the story. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a type of Dr. Frankenstein tale. No, what matters is that the original Dr. was played by a white male (and played brilliantly I might add) and that makes the original film racist and sexist.
In their obsession to promote Social Justice, the Social Justice Warriors are willing to alter and even destroy their own Social Justice work. Hollywood has spent decades making films that were meant to push social limits, but those works are themselves not enough. What was once their anti-racist efforts have now becomes racist. Their anti-sexism in films is now sexist. It is never enough.
And so comes the convergence, where Social Justice Warriors begin to eat their own.
[Edit: I went back and re-watched The Rocky Horror Picture and though Tim Curry was still pretty good, the movie is still just a gay play and not worth much.]