Sailer In TAKIMAG On BLACK PANTHER: “Wakanda Blockbuster Is This?”
From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:
by Steve Sailer
February 21, 2018
Stalin famously had a buzzer installed to let his sweating henchmen know when it was finally safe to stop applauding the Great Leader without fear of being sent to the Gulag.
In this era when it’s nearly mandatory to greet each new black cultural product as effusively as if it were a cross between the Five Year Plan and a Special Olympics gold medalist, it’s difficult to tell the frauds, such as Kehinde Wiley, the self-promoting Photoshopper culpable for Obama’s humiliatingly incompetent official portrait, from the sincere mediocrities, such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, from the competent professionals, such as Ryan Coogler, director of the vastly overhyped but not-bad movie Black Panther.
Still, Black Panther is more interesting than entertaining, being short on humor and star power. …
On the plus side, Black Panther’s blatant conservatism is an intriguing example of how most of this decade’s cultural energies are flowing toward the right, even when disguised by worship of blacks.
Read the whole thing there.