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Author Topic: Review: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff is a Good Jaffe  (Read 771 times)

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Review: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff is a Good Jaffe
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2020, 12:11:41 PM »
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Plenty of Lovecraft's stories, like "The Dunwich Horror" and "Beyond the Wall of Sleep," depict white hillbillies as subhuman vermin too.

In The Dunwich Horror, he also makes it a point to mention the "uncorrupted" Whateleys. He doesn't seem to have a problem with country people but he does seem to touch on themes of inbreeding.
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2020, 12:53:10 AM »
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In The Dunwich Horror, he also makes it a point to mention the "uncorrupted" Whateleys. He doesn't seem to have a problem with country people but he does seem to touch on themes of inbreeding.

He touches on it quite a bit. He also liked to show that old beliefs might have some basis in truth or actually be needed to ward off things from beyond. Time and again its the writings and rituals of ancient non-white people that end up somehow saving the day while 9 times out of 10 its the writings of whites that cause the current impending disaster.

But all people see is "hes Wacist!"

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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2020, 12:32:53 PM »
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He touches on it quite a bit. He also liked to show that old beliefs might have some basis in truth or actually be needed to ward off things from beyond. Time and again its the writings and rituals of ancient non-white people that end up somehow saving the day while 9 times out of 10 its the writings of whites that cause the current impending disaster.

But all people see is "hes Wacist!"

Amazing considering he postulated that white people are descendants of White apes...

https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/faj.aspx
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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2020, 03:58:52 AM »
Lovecraft Country will be the first Lovecraft inspired media that I won't watch.
It's insanely revisionist to the point of being bizarre. But hey, 2020.

As for the black victim narrative, I wonder how much of its being pushed for the masturbation of white liberals with their virtue signalling white knight fantasies vs. trying to convince black Americans they somehow live in the most racist place that's ever existed.

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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2020, 12:47:40 PM »
What did you expect from Jordan "I don't see my self doing a movie with a white man as the lead" Peele?

Dude is a massive racist, therefore all white characters are gonna be Evil and all black characters are gonna be Perfectly Good and have armor plot.
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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2020, 02:14:29 PM »
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What did you expect from Jordan "I don't see my self doing a movie with a white man as the lead" Peele?

Dude is a massive racist, therefore all white characters are gonna be Evil and all black characters are gonna be Perfectly Good and have armor plot.

I find him a great meauring tool for wokeness in others. If they don't find him racist then they are a useful idiot tier of woke.

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