The Last Jedi: An Exercise in Narcissistic Abuse and Psychological Warfare

The Last Jedi:  An Exercise in Narcissistic Abuse and Psychological Warfare

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The Last Jedi – Not So Hot

 Hey. Were you one of the people who saw the Last Jedi and thought it was God awful?   Did you find yourself wondering what in the world they were thinking when they made this? And did you also have kind of a strange feeling about the whole thing, including all the aftermath of the film in the pit of your stomach that you couldn’t quite put your finger on, leading you to, well, youtube?

If so, you’re in good company. And just to let you know, this IS a video about The Last Jedi, but it is not a typical Last Jedi video. I’m not going to be reviewing the movie here or telling you why I think it’s bad.

Instead, I’m going to be taking my love for Star Wars and movies in general, adding that with my personal experience with a little something called narcissistic abuse that I had to endure growing up and consequently learned a lot about, and then mixing all that in with my general interest in the world of the underground and conspiracy theories.

In the immortal words of the late, 2 Unlimited, “y’all ready for this?”

First, my contention about the film. I believe that not only is The Last Jedi one of the absolute worst films I’ve ever seen in my life, but that what it actually is under the surface is a form of emotional and narcissistic abuse, as well as a bit of the old psychological warfare and propaganda.

Let me explain.

Narcissism is defined as A set of behaviors characterized by a pattern of grandiosity, self-centered focus, need for admiration, self-serving attitude and a lack of empathy or consideration for others.

  1.  Psychological warfare is defined as the use of propaganda, threats, and other psychological techniques to mislead, intimidate,demoralize, or otherwise influence the thinking or behavior of an opponent.

Now I’m going to use these two definitions as a pretext to take you through the top 10 characteristics of what are called personality disorders or those who are habitual emotional abusers. We’re going to go through each one and look at how that particular characteristic played out in the movie itself, as well as in the aftermath of the movie with comments, articles, and tweets from Rian Johnson and the social justice warrior brigade.

10 Characteristics of Personality Disordered Individuals

1.  BAITING: A provocative act used to solicit an angry, aggressive or emotional response from another individual.

In all honesty I’d say baiting applies to the entire movie of The Last Jedi itself. I mean, just look at the reactions from fans all across the internet. I’d say the movie provoked angry and emotional responses from quite a number of individuals. I don’t think there’s any need to go into details of the movie point by point, given how utterly horrifying the entire film is.

How Rian and his creative team treated fans, treated iconic timeless characters and jerked us all around in an expectation subverting extravaganza , is definitely a form of baiting because those who didn’t like the film and became vocal about it were then labeled racists, sexists, Nazis, man-babies and all the rest of it.

2.  BELITTLING, CONDESCENDING, PATRONIZING: This kind of speech is a passive-aggressive approach to giving someone a verbal put-down while maintaining a facade of reasonableness or friendliness.

Does this definition not sound exactly like how admiral Holdo treated Poe throughout the entire film?   In fact, I think the relationship between Holdo and poe is a perfect analogy of the relationship between Rian Johnson and the fanbase who he knew was going to have a problem with this movie.

Did Rian Johnson not call many of us man-babies? Did JJ Abrams not say we all just have a problem with women if we didn’t like the film? Even on late night shows like Stephen Colbert they’re putting down the people who love star wars but didn’t like The Last Jedi.

3. BLAMING: The practice of identifying a person or people responsible for creating a problem, rather than identifying ways of dealing with the problem.

Luke blames the jedi order for things getting out of hand with the force which gave rise to darth vader and the empire, and he blames himself for what happened with Kylo, but he’s not taking any proactive steps to solving the current problem which is the first order at this point. It’s like all those people talking about how this wasn’t the real Luke Skywalker actually had a point.

By the way, whose fault is it that star wars sucks now? It’s our fault remember? It’s the fault of the fans. We’ve all been BLAMED for the fact that no one likes the last jedi. Come to think of it, I believe Russia has been blamed too for negative reviews on places like Rotten Tomaotes. It has nothing to do with the fact that the movie itself is a God awful disaster. Of course The only problem with the theory that it’s the fans fault is that THE FANS DIDN’T MAKE THE MOVIE. How bout taking a little responsibility here Rian Kathleen and friends?

4.  INVALIDATION: The creation or promotion of an environment which encourages an individual to believe that their thoughts, beliefs, values or physical presence are inferior, flawed, problematic or worthless.

This definition in relation to what star wars fans have experienced from the movie itself as well as its defenders and creators should speak for itself. Our thoughts and feelings on the Last Jedi are not only something the creators and defenders don’t care about, they are FLAWED and show that there is SOMETHING WRONG WITH US, especially if you’re a guy.

Or more appropriately a white guy. We’re not good enough. If you didn’t like the last jedi There’s something wrong with you, especially if you like things ‘the way they were’, and we should be attacked belittled and shamed because of it. Again, this is another example of how Holdo treated Poe.

5. DENIAL:  Believing or imagining that some painful or traumatic circumstance, event or memory does not exist or did not happen.

Everything people say to critique the last jedi is invalid in the eyes of Rian Johnson and friends and the movie is wonderful. There’s nothing wrong here at all. I’d certainly call that denial.

Not only that, but it’s my opinion that many of the people who claim to like the last jedi are actually themselves in a form of denial. I mean the movie is so unbelievably shockingly bad and if you think about the movie at all, it really does shatter star wars so fundamentally as if to leave it dead. I think a lot of people are just in denial about what actually happened to try to preserve their love for this movie franchise.

Kind of like if you walked in on your guy or gal getting their groove on in your bed with someone else and you were shocked but then tried to deny the fact that the relationship was fundamentally over. But how often does that happen in abusive relationships where bad things happen and then some people try to deny it and hang on anyway? What’s another word for that? Stockholm syndrome?

6. EMOTIONAL ABUSE:  Any pattern of behavior directed at one individual by another which promotes in them a destructive sense of Fear, Obligation or Guilt (FOG).

So the entire film is really one big example of emotional abuse. You see, underneath it all, Star Wars fans LOVED star wars. They loved the original characters, they loved the way it made them feel, they loved the escapism, they loved the mythos. For the most part they loved everything about it. Rian Johnson knew full well how we felt.

He knew full well what we’d like to see. In fact, I believe that’s how he wrote the script. He knew what our hearts would be delighted to see, and then he did the complete opposite of that and crushed every single last hope of enjoyment we had for this movie.

But then, we get even more of this treatment from Rian Johnson and other media outlets who belittle, condescend, and put down those who simply did not like the movie with various tweets articles and segments on talk shows.

Make no mistake about it, what Rian did to fans with the movie itself as well as with comments made to them after the fact is emotional abuse. We’re supposed to feel obligated to like this because it’s Star Wars and there’s a female lead and a racially diverse cast even if the movie itself sucks. And we’re supposed to feel guilty if we don’t.

7.  FALSE ACCUSATIONS:  Patterns of unwarranted or exaggerated criticism directed towards someone else. Again all the times fans who didn’t like the last jedi and voiced their disdain for it and for what it did to them, we were all told there’s something wrong with us. That the movie is perfectly fine, in fact it’s one of the best ever but all these people don’t like it because they don’t like women or people of other races. They really want people to believe that If the entire movie was nothing but white men in the roles everyone would be happy. It’s like, uh, no, this movie not only has legitimate issues but MAJOR LEAGUE issues that everyone’s been screaming about and certain people just choose to ignore it.

8. GASLIGHTING:  The practice of brainwashing or convincing a mentally healthy individual that they are going insane or that their understanding of reality is mistaken or false. The term “Gaslighting” is based on the 1944 MGM movie “Gaslight”.

Ah gaslighting, perhaps the pinnacle of tactics used by abusive people to try to manipulate and torture their victims emotionally and mentally. Of course, again, the last jedi is hemorrhaging with massive issues in plot in the screen play etc and those of us who are pointing them out are all told that we’re crazy, that the movies fine, that it’s just our old views of race and sex inequality that’s really the problem, all the while undermining our critical thinking capacity by trying to convince us that the movie we just saw was NOT the movie we just saw.

We’re even told Russia had something to do with it. When Vladimir Putin was finished helping Donald Trump make America great again, he and his ex KGB homeboys decided to hop on over to rotten tomatoes to really smear this last jedi movie so……what is the reason they would do that again? I mean what are even any hypothetical reasons Russia would want to do that? Of course most people know enough that what they saw is terrible, and that there’s a pretty good chance Russia had nothing to do with the negative scores on rotten tomatoes. Unfortunately it looks like the gaslighting tactics aren’t working.

9.  SHAMING:  The difference between blaming and shaming is that in blaming someone tells you that you did something bad, in shaming someone tells you that you are something bad. Not only were we the fans shamed if we didn’t like this movie, but the original characters save for Leia were shamed. I mean just look at what they did with Han Chewie and Luke.

The underlying message is “old belief systems and points of view are bad, the new social justicy and Marxist views are good”. If you didn’t like the Last Jedi, shame on you. Shame on men, white people, capitalism, hell shame on luke and the jedi while we’re at it. Now that ocean moose scene with Luke and the green milk is starting to make a little more sense……..  shame shame!

10.  SABOTAGE:  The spontaneous disruption of calm or status quo in order to serve a personal interest, provoke a conflict or draw attention. And last but not least: SABOTAGE. Looking at this definition, sabotage is PRECISELY what Rian Johnson did not only to the 8th episode of the Star Wars saga and the Skywalker story, but of the entire Star Wars saga itself. In fact, some are theorizing that what Rian did was SO destructive, that Star Wars as a whole could be completely obliterated forever. And did it not seem like this was done to serve a personal interest of some kind or to provoke a conflict? I mean who did Rian make this movie for if not for himself?

Rian sabotaged the fanbase, he sabotaged the original characters, he sabotaged Luke, he sabotaged a good, hell even a decent story, he didn’t SUBVERT our expectations he SABOTAGED OUR HOPES and our JOY. Subverting expectations is when you’re a little kid and you write a Christmas list for santa and you get some of the stuff you asked for but not all of it and other stuff you did not expect but it was all good.

Rian thought it would be funny to put a bunch of presents under the Christmas tree and when the kids opened all the presents to their shock and soul crushing dismay none of the presents actually had anything in them. It turns out they were all empty boxes. Then Rian thought it’d be funny to light the Christmas tree on fire. Yeah, I guess I wasn’t expecting that. But there’s a difference between a surprise, and being a douche. There’s a difference between subversion and sabotage.

So it’s pretty clear Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy along with a number of other people have a little narcissist thing going on. It’s a little clearer now I hope that this entire movie was used as an assault on star wars fans and old thought patterns deemed unworthy of whatever new society or political and social structure certain people are interested in seeing take place and was a form of emotional and psychological abuse which is why everyone feels so betrayed and hurt and weird. But now let’s discuss this whole psychological warfare thing a little bit. Because one of the final questions on everyone’s minds after watching this movie was: WHY? What were they thinking?

Psychological Warfare?

Well, as a conspiracy kook, here’s my two cents. When it comes to propaganda and what they call social engineering, it’s all about influencing or even brainwashing people in a society to break down old belief patterns and to open their minds to new ones.

Not only are certain people interested in opening certain other people’s minds to new ideas, but particularly people’s subconscious minds. In many cases this is used for political messages or of justifying certain wars for example. Movies on as large of a scale as Star Wars is a particularly effective opportunity to do this because, well, so many people are not only watching it but are EMOTIONALLY invested in and and thus more vulnerable.

It’s an attack on the belief systems of the family unit, of capitalism, of the old power structure of not just white people or white men but men in general, and most importantly it’s an attack on critical thought. I mean if a person with decent common sense and critical thinking skills watches this movie they will think this movie makes absolutely no sense and is the worst movie ever made.

But what about all those other people? You know, those people who not only enjoyed the movie but who think this was a good movie or even some kind of masterpiece? When asked why, logic flies right out the window, denial takes it’s place, and you start getting people who are far more susceptible to not only group think but of not trusting their own gut instincts, their own critical thinking skills, or even the tendency to question authority particularly when the authority is abusive.

And what of all the rest of us who can’t stand this movie and who CAN think critically? Well, we’re all shunned by society, as alt right nazi white supremacist, sexist, dare I say it ‘scum’ and we are to be attacked by all sides.

Don’t you understand? We are the enemy of people like this. And what does this sound like to you btw? Does it not sound like Marxist propaganda maybe? What’s going on with these social justice warriors? Do they make any sense? Are they angry? Are they perfect soldiers for powerful people with a political and social agenda to try to shame ridicule and reject old thinking patterns and to disrupt society in general?

Yeah. This is what psychological warfare is all about. Now you know why you felt so weird watching it and afterward, and why the feeling continued to linger so long. Heck you probably still have it. Now you know why social justice warriors are so interested in what’s going on with Star Wars these days for one. They’re not actually, you know, going to the movies, but they’ll scream at people on twitter and in the streets who didn’t like the movie.

Now you know why certain people would be interested in purchasing a franchise as large as Star Wars. And you also know why China didn’t want anything to do with it. It’s propaganda man. It’s abusive, it’s destructive, and it has an insidious influence.

It’s almost like the sith were actually MAKING star wars movies now.

Wait a minute…….

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