Hollywood director Joss Whedon has been on a slow-motion political implosion for about six years, but last week it became much more obvious when he wished one of his fellow Americans were raped — by a rhino. Yes, as bizarre as it is for your friendly neighborhood blogger to chronicle this sad turn of events, on some level it is not the surprising. After all, Mr. Whedon also began using coup-like rhetoric after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

If you want more details on Mr. Whedon’s embrace of Ultron-level hate, then check out my latest YouTube video and let me know what you think in the comments section below. And, if you like the format, then be sure to subscribe for regular updates.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

15 comments

    1. “And he used to have such talent, someone whose creativity you could admire.”

      It’s interesting that this sort of creative devolution among writers and directors has taken place since “Hope and Change” occupied the White House. One would think that they would have been happier, which would have allowed them to concentrate on their craft. Instead, they got sucked into a political vortex and spit out on the other end irreparably changed.

    2. “How do we prevent the psychosis from spreading?”

      Every day the research continues. But progress is slow. We keep losing people, lost in the deep places of the internet and what we get back is more animal than human. Some scream names like Pepe and Harambe, while others seem only capable of communicating in 140 symbols or less.

      The best advice to avoid contagion seems to have been found by our top man doctor ir. Humungous :”Just walk away, there has been enough violence, just walk away”

      Sofar we have been able to identify certain behaviors that slow or slightly reverse the degnerative process.
      this includes:
      Using less internet time.
      Spending time with close people around you that doesn’t involve videoscreens.
      Reading books.
      Playing games with your children.

      Studies if playing videogames reverse or increase the proces are still proceeding.
      The research continues.++++++

      Remember, above all else they want your blind rage, screaming against everything.

  1. This has just not been a good past few years for people’s personal real-life heroes. First I find out Slott’s a giant tool, then Whedon. What other writers and creators do I look up to will come forward and reveal themselves to be idiots?

  2. I’ve been learning a bit about early American politics and apparently mud-slinging has always been a constant. Even so, it seems like the last election really descended to a new level of crassness and divided opinions. I can’t recall any other election where people so disliked the candidates that they disagreed with, not to mention so much backlash after the fact. You have to wonder what’s so different about this time around.

    Personally, I think Trump was an awful choice and lacks the basic qualifications for the office, so I don’t think he should’ve even been on the ballet. That said, since he hasn’t actually taken office yet, and therefore hasn’t done anything, I think we need to wait and see how he actually performs at the job before anything else can be said about him. Best case scenario, he does okay at least. If he’s awful at the job, the country will survive it. If he abuses his authority, there’s checks and balances in place to address it.

    (From your choice of video graphics, can I take it you an original theatrical version fan when it comes to “Star Wars?” Personally, I prefer the post-Special Edition updates all the way; I like watching the “Star Wars” movies in chronological marathons and find that the updates improve internal consistency and make the experience more enjoyable. That said, I’m hardly dogmatic about which is better.)

    1. “Personally, I think Trump was an awful choice and lacks the basic qualifications for the office.”

      He fits the qualifications just fine: “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.”

      You’ll have to be more specific, because right now it sounds like you really just want a philosopher king. The founding founder did want that in the least.

      “From your choice of video graphics, can I take it you an original theatrical version fan when it comes to ‘Star Wars?’ Personally, I prefer the post-Special Edition updates all the way”

      I really did not like George Lucas’ weird tinkering with the movies. When the movies were re-released in 1997, I was okay with some of the alterations. I thought making the explosions a little better was fine, but that’s about it. The Jabba The Hutt scene was horrible, and don’t get me started on the Greedo scene. Heh.

  3. Man, I don’t care for Trump, but Whedon’s clearly a freakin’ lunatic at this point. You’d think he and others would be thrilled with a Trump presidency; they’d get to go back to their “dissent is the highest form of patriotism” song and dance after eight years of running defense. I actually saw something like that on “The Five” recently. After condemning those who tried to delegitimize Trump’s win, Beckel talked about how he’ll gladly go on offense whenever he thinks Trump screws up and mocked Bolling for now having to play defense. (And I gotta say, Bolling’s body language suggested he is not looking forward to or fit to play defense.) If anything, the Left should follow Chuck Schumer’s lead: keep a smile in the face of Trump insults and bide their time if/when public mood shifts back in their favor. But people like Whedon are too hot-headed for that.

    1. “Man, I don’t care for Trump, but Whedon’s clearly a freakin’ lunatic at this point.”

      I’d love to see a professional psychiatrist analyze the mutation of his politics over the years from “liberal Hollywood guy who sometimes says liberal stuff” to “nutcase activist who only appeals to other radicals.” He’s on tract to start foaming at the mouth like a rabid dog any time now. It’s so strange that someone doesn’t pull him aside and say, “Dude, seriously. Cool it. You’re weirding normal people out.”

  4. These celebrities have done a great deal of PR damage to their political “brand” this year, but they are too pompous or too enraged to see it. You have white audiences applauding enthusiastically at the end of “Hidden Figures”, a movie about patriotic black professional women overcoming entrenched bigotry to become the first of their kind at NASA during the 1960s. Yet, on the other side, you have these actors wishing dead anyone who disagree with them. The Democratic Party won’t condemn them, so this Hollywood violence and insanity sticks to the party, and the hateful insanity becomes part of the Democratic brand. That spells death for the long-term prospects of the party.

  5. “If (Trump) abuses his authority, there’s checks and balances in place to address it.”

    Correct. And Trump, unlike Obama or Hillary Clinton, can’t play the race card or the gender card. If he goes off the rails, Congress won’t be afraid to oppose him.

    I’ve never been a fan of Joss Whedon. Buffy the Vampire Slayer had Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Amber Benson, Julie Benz, and Eliza Dushku in it, and I still couldn’t bear to watch it. It was a pretentious, self-indulgent, and depressing soap opera.

    Politically, we have entered the Twilight Zone. Liberals are the ones looking for Russian spies behind every bush. And they are calling for “resistance” (i.e., violent revolution). Rosie O’ Donnell calls for “martial law.” (Does she even know what that term means?)

    It will be fun watching the snowflakes (who faint at the sight of an NRA bumper sticker) trying to riot and disrupt the inauguration ceremony. Wait until they come up against the bikers. It will make Altamont look like Sesame Street.

    What’s really weird, though, is that I’m actually starting to like Trump, just because of the reaction he’s getting from the Hollywood hypocrites and limousine liberals. As was said of Grover Cleveland, his supporters “love him best for the enemies that he’s made.”

    1. Rosie O’Donnell is an extraordinarily ignorant person.

      So far, the news reports that a bank office and a McDonalds have been attacked by rioters — which shows you the O’Donnell level IQ of those people. They’ve already been pepper-sprayed by the cops. I think the security presence in DC today is so huge it will intimidate 99% of these fools into ordinary (ie,, legal) protesting.

    2. “So far, the news reports that a bank office and a McDonalds have been attacked by rioters — which shows you the O’Donnell level IQ of those people.”

      I used to live within walking distance of the McDonald’s that was vandalized, if that’s the one that is near DuPont Circle. There is a part of me that wishes I was there. I would have loved to trip some of these guys as they were running away from cops…

    3. “What’s really weird, though, is that I’m actually starting to like Trump, just because of the reaction he’s getting from the Hollywood hypocrites and limousine liberals. As was said of Grover Cleveland, his supporters “love him best for the enemies that he’s made.””

      The media is doing a great job of making people warm up to Trump. I’ve never been a fan of his because he’s a nationalist and not a conservative, but I will defend him all day long from unfair media attacks.

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