Question: What happens when a man plays with political gamma radiation for far too long?

Answer: Just like Hollywood director Joss Whedon, he turns into a rage monster who will destroy anyone in his path to achieve ideological ends.

I covered Mr. Whedon’s slow-motion descent into partisan madness on this blog for years, but a new segment on my YouTube channel has officially launched with the name Whedon Watch.

If you’re interested in seeing how talented men often go from artistically inspired to hulking partisan hacks, then check out my latest YouTube video. Given that Mr. Whedon shows no signs of pulling back from a poisonous void, I fully expect there to be many episodes of Whedon Watch in the years to come.

Advertisements

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.

10 comments

  1. It is always fascinating to see people whose ideologies and social circles become so encompassing and take over their lives and thoughts to the point that they can’t realize they have turned into a monster. It’s as if Whedon has dedicated himself so fully to his causes and ideology that he has nothing else, he is consumed by it. Whedon now must scream to the internet his impotent rage.

    He denies himself enjoyment of life because he did not get his way. He’s like child who is pouting in the corner while everyone tells him to get up and have fun; he shouts back: “No, I won’t have fun!” People see this and will remember it, and all the while he can’t see how very sad and pitiful he looks to them.

    People will remember Whedon showing his true colors. They will remember this self-proclaimed champion of women’s rights call a successful woman like Ivanka Trump a yappy dog. In his mind it is justified though. Through the twisted mental gymnastics he employs, Ivanka Trump doesn’t count as a woman because of her relationships and family, so she is fair game to be subject to the kind of things he would decry others for doing to other women. They will also remember him crying about the things Trump is doing while keeping silent or outright supporting the horrible things he and others who believe as he does are doing and have done.

    He seems to have an inability to see the world from any other point of view, to admit he might be wrong, or that those he disagrees with might be right. He cannot seem to be able to accept that opinions other than his own are valid, and that he cannot control everything and will not always get his way.

    I think he just doesn’t know what to do, he tried everything he could do within his power to stop Trump from becoming President, and he failed. His failure seems to have broken him, and he’s lashing out and flailing around in a way that is shameful and pathetic. He and others like him will only ensure a second term for Trump, as their behavior encourages dismissal of their opinions and ideas.

    1. “I think he just doesn’t know what to do, he tried everything he could do within his power to stop Trump from becoming President, and he failed. His failure seems to have broken him, and he’s lashing out and flailing around in a way that is shameful and pathetic. He and others like him will only ensure a second term for Trump, as their behavior encourages dismissal of their opinions and ideas.”

      You always have a way of exposing the heart of the matter in a way that anyone can understand. I’m really impressed, dude. I’m not sure what you do for a living, but someone should pay you to write. You have all the tools necessary to really make a difference.

  2. Personally, I was always weary of executive orders regardless of who does them, but Obama set the precedent here. I’m not gonna hold back criticism if Trump does an executive order I disagree with, but I’m not gonna forget who gave him the political cover/legal precedent/whatever. Lord knows Whedon won’t be complaining when the next Democrat in the White House does this kind of stuff (assuming, y’know, Whedon doesn’t have a heart-attack before then; all that rage can’t be healthy).

    At the risk of psycho-analyzing someone I’ve never met, everything out of Whedon these days sounds like a guy who knows he’s on the way out career-wise. He’s pretty much out of the Marvel movies. “Agents of SHIELD” has never been a hit, it got its legs ripped out from under it when Marvel Studios pulled the plug on the Inhumans movie, and the rumor mill says the show will only be renewed just to get to 100 episodes for a better syndication deal. Whedon comes across as a guy who knows whatever influence he had is drying up, so he sets out to keep his name out there, grease like-minded palms, and generally take his anger out on a convenient target. This is like a more extreme version of when he denounced”Jurassic World” as sexist; he did that when “Jurassic World” had nothing but good buzz, while “Age of Ultron” most definitely did not.

    I was never a fan of the guy, but it seems kind of sad to me to see a guy self-destruct so completely. I can’t imagine how disappointed a lot of his fans are right now. No rational person would want to defend this kind of behavior. Whedon’s becoming as cartoonish as Homer Simpson, but not as funny.

    1. “Personally, I was always weary of executive orders regardless of who does them, but Obama set the precedent here. I’m not gonna hold back criticism if Trump does an executive order I disagree with, but I’m not gonna forget who gave him the political cover/legal precedent/whatever. Lord knows Whedon won’t be complaining when the next Democrat in the White House does this kind of stuff (assuming, y’know, Whedon doesn’t have a heart-attack before then; all that rage can’t be healthy).”

      Well said. It’s rather annoying to look at my Facebook feed and see people complaining about President Trump’s executive orders when they haven’t said one word for the past eight years. Some of them expect me to get worked up over Trump and it’s like, a.) I told anyone who would listen prior to the election that he was just going to be “the Republican’s Obama,” and now he’s president. They can deal with it. And b.) if he negates one of Obama’s executive orders, I honestly don’t care. Live by executive order, die by executive order.

    1. “Sorry, lately I’ve been commenting on the videos in YouTube instead of here! But still love it!!”

      No problem, man. I haven’t done any political blog posts, so I understand why you might just comment directly on YouTube. The one thing I will say is that there are starting to get to be so many YouTube comments that I may not respond to all of them. I think the blog will become the place where regular readers will know for sure that I’ll respond.

      Also, YouTube has some more … “radical” individuals, to put it nicely. I really like the core group of people who comment here because they’re just really nice, smart and tactful men and women.

  3. Yeah. It sucks.

    It really…really sucks. To watch people you care about descend into a mad rage and lash out at you for not being sufficiently on their side.

    Joss’s Disease seems to have infected everyone, for me it’s gotten pretty personal. I didn’t even vote for Trump. When you truly believe you are confronting evil, everything becomes inbounds I guess. It hurts too much to really think about for me.

  4. “You always have a way of exposing the heart of the matter in a way that anyone can understand. I’m really impressed, dude. I’m not sure what you do for a living, but someone should pay you to write. You have all the tools necessary to really make a difference.”

    Thank you. That really means a lot, especially coming from you.

    I am not a writer, I’m just a guy on the internet who likes to type. Although I’ve been told in the past as well that I should write professionally, so maybe i’ll look into it.

  5. It IS like Hollywood people have gone berserk. But it seems to be almost all the performers. I don’t see a lot of madness spewing out of the money people or administrators. Maybe the nature of their jobs require them to think empirically and linearly.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s