Star Trek’s Gay Kiss & Hollywood’s Minority Obsession

Hollywood will do anything to force diversity upon our beloved Western pop culture. I was as surprised as any when Watson, in the latest iteration of Sherlock Holmes, was...

Hollywood will do anything to force diversity upon our beloved Western pop culture. I was as surprised as any when Watson, in the latest iteration of Sherlock Holmes, was not a Thai ladyboy. Indeed, how dare they not kiss the ring of political correctness by swapping Benedict Cumberbatch’s pasty face for a full-blown Saudi Muslim. After all, there were contemporary cries for James Bond to be black. One was almost triggered that they didn’t want him (or maybe even her) to be a disabled aborigine. Never mind the character’s half-Scottish, half-Swiss background; never mind any character’s background, nor the will of the people who created those characters. The zealots of diversity believe they are cleansing Western pop culture from the sins of being white and capitalistic wherever they find them, for our own good, our redemption. Right now, they are defiling Star Trek.

Now, I was never the biggest fan of Star Trek.

Of course some of the plots raised some fascinating questions about the nature of man, existence itself etc. But I just couldn’t get past the absurdity of space-Communism building huge ships and spreading peace throughout the universe. No leftist experiment has ever worked on this planet, so I found it more fantasy than sci-fi. Just the fact that the characters don’t spend all day having orgies on the holodeck and smoking weed and eating cheetos from the replicators is enough to highlight the leftist delusions. Nevertheless, Uhura was a good rolemodel for smart, unmarried black women in many ways and the Japanese helmsman, Mr. Sulu, was iconic for much-improved US-Japan relations. However, Simon Pegg, writer of this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, boldly went where he should not.

British comedy actor, Pegg, not only made the decision to rewrite Sulu as gay in honour of the original actor, famous LGBT activist, George Takei, but a gay kiss was to be included in the summer blockbuster. Understandably, the last thing they were expecting was the wrath of Takei. He ‘came out’ against the move, calling it ‘a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought’, to the triggering of his more rabid acolytes. Trekkies may point out that the new series of films is set in an alternate universe to the originals; there are other changes, such as the relationship between Uhura and Spock. However, the straight actor who had to perform the gay kiss also expressed concern that Sulu’s change of sexuality was because of a change in circumstances. Naturally, this implies that sexual orientation is a choice and not mostly genetic which runs contrary to leftist dogma, which plainly declares that all labels are social constructs, forced upon the poor children by evil white patriarchs; everything, except for homosexuality – that alone is genetic. They removed the kiss scene but only out of piety.

I do feel sorry for Takei; he was only trying to protect the legacy of a writer he admired.

But he is not the only one in Hollywood who feels it unnecessary to change the race or sexuality of much-loved characters simply because that race might be white and that sexuality might be straight. Earlier this year, maestro of Marvel comics, Stan Lee, questioned why it was necessary to rewrite Spider-Man as a black-hispanic in the comics, to make one of the Fantastic Four black in the latest movie, and to write the new Iron Man as a black chick. He asked the obvious question: why not just introduce new characters who are gay or of different races or ethnicities? Takei asked the same. The reason is clear: their goal is not an addition to a much-loved culture, it is invasive doctoring of those things which jarr with their ideology.

They call it progressive but I don’t call what they have done to the James Bond I loved as a child progress.

All the arse-spanking and overpowering of women, buttressed with unsubtle sexual innuendo has been replaced with emotional neediness and a licence to be a pussy. No one is asking for any of this! When I see a remake of the famous fight scene between Kirk and Spock, I don’t want one of them to pin the other down and the heavy breathing to turn into a lean-in for a kiss. When they make new Indiana Jones movies, I don’t want him to swing both ways and have to let his muscular Moroccan lover go because life is already difficult with the Nazis interrupting every other archaeological dig. Nor do I want to make black or gay characters white and straight; the Rush Hour movies wouldn’t have worked if it was just two white guys.

I’m glad there was such a negative response to the new feminist Ghostbusters movie, it gives me hope. But we will have to keep that negativity nice and loud if the Hollywood producers are going to listen to the money rather than the leftist propaganda. Otherwise, it won’t be long until we hear, ‘Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Stop using labels, it’s Supertran!’


Richard Storey LL.M is a teacher, blogger and host of the YouTube channel, That Libertarian Chap, aimed at promoting libertarianism and Western ideals in the UK. His work focuses on the socio-biological factors which gave rise to libertarian principles and institutions in the West, considerations for the future of the West and the establishment of a private law society. He has previously contributed to Ocean Drive from the Council of European Canadians and the Libertarian Alliance, and has interviewed prominent academics in the fields of Law, Psychology and Economics.


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