James Bond drinks martinis, drives fast cars, and is a white male

Caption: It’s not “ma’am”!

Actors are a notoriously group-thinky lot. Most have adopted the third tenet of Homer Simpson?s Code of the Schoolyard as an iron rule: never say anything unless you’re sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do. So when even actors break ranks with the relentless Long March through the Institutions of the ?progressive? left, you know that the ?woke? crowd are trying to cross one cultural bridge too far. Quote:

In the wake of gender rights and inclusivity pushes to cast a woman or a black man to play iconic British Secret Service agent James Bond, two actors from previous films in the series spoke out against calls to change the identity of the series? protagonist, agent 007.

Former Bond girl Eva Green told reporters at a red carpet event last week that while she is supportive of women, 007 ?should be played by a man.?

?I?m for women, but I really think James Bond should remain a man. It doesn?t make sense for him to be a woman,? Green said. ?Women can play different types of characters, be in action movies, and be superheroes, but James Bond should always be a man and not be Jane Bond. There is history with the character that should continue. He should be played by a man.?

Ralph Fiennes, speaking to BBC2?s ?Newsnight? in an interview released Friday, said Bond should not be female or black?I think we could remake the idea of a Bond as a woman or as an actor of any ethnicity in another vehicle,? Fiennes added. End of quote.

The hypocrisy of the left is astonishing. At the same time as they rigorously police so-called ?appropriation? of non-Western culture, they assiduously appropriate the cultural icons of the West. The Founding Fathers of America are portrayed as black and Hispanic. Joan of Arc is depicted as black. A host of white and male comic book characters are recast as non-white and/or female. Quote:

Responding to a question about how political correctness was affecting artistic freedom, Fiennes rejected the idea that ?social political pressures? should cause artists to ?make a piece work to satisfy a certain band of opinion.? Artists shouldn?t feel compelled to make artistic choices that tick ?the box for a certain band of opinion, whether it?s left or right,? he added.

The publisher of fan publication, ?007 Magazine,? concurred with Fiennes? take. ?I agree 100 percent,? Graham Rye told the Daily Mail. ?Nor should Bond be an Oriental or Asian actor ? the same way a Caucasian actor should never be considered to play Shaka Zulu, Jawaharlal Nehru or Genghis Khan.? End of quote.

?Progressives? are simply so unable to come up with compelling cultural icons of their own, so they clumsily steal from better cultures. Writer Bret Easton Ellis has noted how Hollywood panders to left-wing politics by making movies like Black Panther and Wonder Woman, which are just terrible. Everyone knows they?re bad, Ellis says, but everyone is too afraid to say so. When audiences vote with their feet, as they did with Ghostbusters 2016, ?progressive? apparatchiks screech ludicrous conspiracy theories. Quote:

Feminists and liberals argue that it is essential for cultural progress that societal institutions such as the film industry, which have historically been led by influential cisgender white men, include more marginalized minorities in their ranks.Critics argue that such activism is rote, ineffective quota-filling that ignores merit and quality in service to politics. End of quote.


Bring it on: the more mega-studios get woke and go broke, the better.