Ok - I know I'm becoming a bore on this subject, but I just can't help myself. Subject in question being the practice of money-grubbing whores to pass up cash by being PC. Latest manifestation is the recreation of Spiderman as a half-black, half-Hispanic hero. Who looks, quelle surprise, like a cross between Mein Obama and Tiger Woods.
Apart from the obvious one, this move is problematical on a number of counts. What struck me immediately was the transitioning of Spiderman's objective: “The theme is the same: With great power comes great responsibility” according to Marvel/Disney. Mmmm... given that 99% of the crime in New York derives from blacks or Hispanics, doesn't seem the most obvious ethnic group for such a saviour, does it?
Will his famous utility belt be equipped with burglary tools and a crack pipe? And how did he get his super-human powers, from a nuclear-charged welfare cheque?
Will they enhance verisimilitude by endowing him with the body odours we normally associate with his ethnicity? And by having him depending on welfare and mugging whites for his income?
It's going to be a costly failure. Reminds me what they say about the National Inquirer - the newspaper for people who can't read. Few blacks or Hispanics can, or want to, read. Those that do will undoubtedy acquire a copy that attracts the Detroit Discount - i.e. shoplifted. So Disney will thankfully lose a shedload of money before they can the project within a couple of years.
But going back to my main question: Why money-grubbing slimeballs like Disney (Michael Eisner anyone? he'd disembowel his own mother for a buck) why would they enter into such a guaranteed commercial disaster as this? Do they really want to destroy the white gentile male that badly?