The far-right conspiracy theorists can’t seem to agree on the meaning of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Stephen Molyneux thinks it’s a story about the oppression of white men, but Alex Jones says it’s really “state-sponsored” (huh?) “lesbian propaganda” involving people with purple hair. Or something.
Jones led into a segment of his show today by telling listeners that his wife had purchased opening night tickets for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”He said he told his wife that he couldn’t look at the character Princess Leah, played by actress Carrie Fisher, who died last year and that he was hesitant to watch it because “the others [movies] are so chock-full of political propaganda.”
“I was talking to some of the crew and Daria went and saw it and she said it was total SJW, that Princess Leah has a girlfriend with purple hair, and again I don’t care if there’s people with purple hair, but every movie the women are the bosses, the women are the heroes, they’re all lesbians. It’s the same story over and over again and it’s a formula. It’s state-sponsored. It’s brainwashing. It’s like all these shows where the Russians are our enemies and then the bad guy—because they’re the resistance—fighting like an Eric Trump-like character.”
Is he comparing Kylo Ren to Eric Trump? Or perhaps General Hux? Who knows. It’s just incoherent babbling, the kind his audience eats up like a meal from a 3-star Michelin restaurant.