I’m a Star Wars geek…
Yes, I’m old enough to remember going to the movie theater and watching the cultural phenomenon and being AMAZED. Now, it’s not hard to astonish a four-year-old, but I became a fan that night in 1977 and nothing has changed since then.
I did, however, have my faith tested…
In the late 90s and then again in the 2010s, George Lucas and company truly tried to destroy my childhood with subpar stories that had the adult me shaking my head whenever I left the theater.
I began to think that the original trilogy of Star Wars—”A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Return of the Jedi”—were flukes, that it was a magic that could never be recaptured.
Sure, some great efforts would be put out with “Rogue One” and “Solo” (I love this movie, much to popular disdain), but everything else just seemed to fall flat…
That is until Disney released their episodic masterpiece “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ in 2019.
Everything about this show captured the magic of the original trilogy – and then kicked it up a notch. It was EVERYTHING Star Wars fans like myself have been waiting for.
The story was incredible…
The effects were spectacular…
The acting was great…
Save for one example: actress Gina Carano.
Fired For Politics, Not Her Ability
Now, this pains me to say because I’ve had an absolute crush on her for over a decade, but Gina Carano will never be confused with Meryl Streep.
While the characters she’s played in films and TV have been memorable, the fact remains that her acting comes off a little stale but still passable.
Her character on “The Mandalorian,” former Rebel Shock Trooper Cara Dune, was integral to the story, and she did a fine job—but compared to the rest of the cast, she was just missing something.
To be honest, if Disney would have let her go in favor of a different or more experienced actor, I would have been disappointed (because, as I said, I’ve had a crush on the woman for over a decade) but I would have understood their position.
Well, it seems that Disney and Lucasfilm have gotten around to firing this warrior goddess of a woman not because of her acting skills but because of her politics.
Carano has never hidden the fact that she’s a Conservative, and she has openly liked and retweeted many Conservative posts on her personal social media.
But it was a recent post in which she CORRECTLY compared the rise of Nazism to what is currently happening to Conservatives in America that got the Left mobilized to get the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trending…
And Disney and Lucasfilm listened.
Here’s what she posted:
Note that it’s not even her original words, but rather a repost of someone else.
After the post started garnering negative attention, Disney and Lucasfilm put out a statement: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
“Denigrating people based on cultural and religious identities”?
How does this post “denigrate” anybody, let alone do so on “cultural or religious” grounds?
It does, however, point out a harsh truth: there is an eerie similarity between the rise of Nazism and the treatment of Conservatives in modern-day America.
Liberals don’t want to swallow this truth pill.
They want to say it’s unbelievable and far-fetched, but it doesn’t take a degree in history to see how what became “excusable” escalated to the vilification of the perceived enemy.
But here’s the kicker: Disney firing her over this post basically PROVES her point.
It’s just further proof that Conservatives are being villainized, canceled, and harshly treated simply because of their beliefs and support of conservatism.
I’ll say it: This is utter and complete bulls**t.
That’s why the Right is fighting back and getting #canceldisneyplus trending.
If they’re going to cancel an actress over her Conservative views, then we should show the company that we won’t stand for that by taking money out of their pockets.
“This is the way…” (for those that know, you know).
“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” – John F. Kennedy