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Diversity Quota Propaganda Anonymous 11/22/2020 (Sun) 00:20:24 No. 1159050
As society has moved forward from the 20th century, the proliferation of postmodern skepticism has made a lot of old propaganda techniques much harder to pull off, and so propaganda often has to be a good deal more subtle and sub-textual to be taken seriously. But, interestingly, this seems to disappear entirely if and when the creators start promoting the supposed diversity in their casting, setting etc. Rather flagrant, chauvinistic propaganda can be fed to liberals directly, and they munch it all down, eagerly, if they've been convinced it's a "progressive" work because of diverse casting. Captain Marvel, which gender flipped the eponymous super hero and couldn't shut up about it, was just straight up an ad for the United States Air Force and didn't even try to hide it. https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/Story/Article/1775393/airmen-fly-higher-further-faster-with-captain-marvel/ https://thegrayzone.com/2019/03/12/hollywood-captain-marvel-movie-us-military-propaganda/ Okay, now consider the following plot for a movie: >A man is chosen by God to destroy Satan, so God whisks him away as a child to a special hidden island where he is trained by none other than the Spartans themselves in the ways of becoming a warrior, but his training is suddenly interrupted by landing soldiers from the outside. Turns out, these are soldiers that accidentally found themselves in the island due to a conflict in WWI, and after the Spartans kill the soldiers except for the American guy who they can tell is good, the American explains the situation of the war to our hero. Realizing this must be Satan's doing, our hero follows the American out and into the broader world, which he is originally repulsed by. The weakness, the decadence... and how do they even fight in these civvy clothes? But, as they get into battle, the normal humans prove their worth as our hero's American buddy sacrifices himself in the fighting to stop the damned krauts. When the hero finally breaks through and confronts the German general, it turns out he's not Satan at all, but a proud soldier who loves his country. So who was Satan? None other than the traitorous, peacenik politician who was trying to put a stop to the war. Our hero kills him and saves the world from his vile machinations. Pretty ridiculous premise, right? Maybe the occasional chud and Kyle would like it, but your average lib would roll their eyes so far back into their heads that they would be looking at their own frontal lobes. BUT WAIT <A man woman is chosen by God Zeus to destroy Satan Aries, so God Zeus whisks him her away as a child to a special hidden island where he she is trained by none other than the Spartans Amazons themselves in the ways of becoming a warrior, but his training is suddenly interrupted by landing soldiers from the outside. Turns out, these are soldiers that accidentally found themselves in the island due to a conflict in WWI, and after the Spartans Amazons kill the soldiers except for the American guy who they can tell is good, the American explains the situation of the war to our heroheroine. Realizing this must be Satan's Ares' doing, our hero heroine follows the American out and into the broader world, which he she is originally repulsed by. The weakness, the decadence... and how do they even fight in these civvy clothes? But, as they get into battle, the normal humans prove their worth as our hero's heroine's American buddy sacrifices himself in the fighting to stop the damned krauts. When the hero heroine finally breaks through and confronts the German general, it turns out he's not Satan Ares at all, but a proud soldier who loves his country. So who was Satan Ares? None other than the traitorous, peacenik politician who was trying to put a stop to the war. Our hero heroine kills him and saves the world from his vile machinations. And you basically have the plot to the latest Wonder Woman movie. WOW PROGRESSIVE MOVIE OF THE YEAR IS SO IMPORTANT FOR EVERY WOMAN AND YOUNG GIRL TO SEE THIS Okay, another >Hidden away on the lost isle of Atlantis, a utopian society has been cultivated. A prince of Atlantis ascends to to the throne, but his reign is short lived. The son of another Atlantean prince who had been exiled has returned home, and challenges him for the throne in ritual combat. The challenger wins and makes his ultimatum: for too long Atlantis has hidden itself away from the world, strive and oppression abound on the outside, and the people suffer under the boots of cruel tyrants. He will send the wonderous technology of Atlantis to the oppressed of the world, so they might overthrow their oppressors and win their freedom. The Atlantean lords are horrified by this, but are largely powerless to do anything against their rightful king. That's when the deposed prince teams up with the CIA to plot a coup against the new king. The coup plotters manage to unite most of the Atlantean nobles against the new king and depose him, putting the former king back into power. But, the king has learned a valuable lesson to not ignore the world, so he sets up some charities in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Okay, pretty heinous, right? You might already know where this is going, but <Hidden away on the lost isle of Atlantis in the African kingdom of Wakanda, a utopian society has been cultivated. A prince of Atlantis Wakanda ascends to to the throne, but his reign is short lived. The son of another Atlantean Wakandan prince who had been exiled has returned home, and challenges him for the throne in ritual combat. The challenger wins and makes his ultimatum: for too long Atlantis has hidden itself away from the world, strive and oppression abound on the outside, and the people suffer under the boots of cruel tyrants. He will send the wonderous technology of Atlantis Wakanda to the oppressed of the world, so they might overthrow their oppressors and win their freedom. The Atlantean Wakandan lords are horrified by this, but are largely powerless to do anything against their rightful king. That's when the deposed prince teams up with the CIA to plot a coup against the new king. The coup plotters manage to unite most of the Atlantean Wakandan nobles against the new king and depose him, putting the former king back into power. But, the king has learned a valuable lesson to not ignore the world, so he sets up some charities in disadvantaged neighborhoods. And, you know, since it's an African kingdom, most of the cast is black. WOW THIS MOVIE IS AMAZING WAKANDA FOREVERRRRRR The examples go on. The original Avatar: The Last Airbender wasn't exactly lacking for diversity, but I distinctly remember the advertising for its sequel series, The Legend of Korra, being way, WAY more up it's own ass about making its main protagonist female and dark skinned. And, naturally, the first group of baddies Korra goes up against are "The Equalists" and are basically what you think. I think it's going to become more common in the future, and why we must pursue an relentless critique of any MORE👏WOMEN👏OF👏COLOR👏PRISON👏GUARDS👏 lib shit, as this at least holds the potential of being THE fascist propaganda of the future if the Republicans keep fucking up.
>>1159056 I've literally never been on reddit
>>1159050 >references to culture production i haven't consumed tldr woke imperialism ?
Good analysis OP, goes to show how easy it is to draw in the liberal consoomers to this mindless entertainment. How no thought at all goes into analyzing what they consume.
>>1159050 That's why I watched anime Strong figure female lead is cute and can be funny No serious gay shit either Plus I can fap to the doujin
>>1159071 You don't need to. I described the plot. In fact, might be better if you hadn't.
Reminder the star of Wonder Woman is a literal rape enabler and served in the IDF.
>>1159135 Rape enabler? What are you referring to?
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>>1159060 Consider yourself lucky friend.
>>1159181 >>1159135 Zizek mentioned something about an Israeli general that said it was okay to rape civilians.
>>1159135 the idf propagandizing their female members is pretty cringe overall
>>1159274 Not even trying, are you?
Wasn’t Captain Marvel always a girl?
>>1159297 Not even white
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>>1159286 >>1159309 Obviously they are transgender
>>1159286 Mar Vell is a guy
>>1159050 >bourgeois fake diversity <yasss finally we can get female drone strikes and queer cops that still kill black people!!! Truly western civilization at its peak! >actually existing support for less fortunate minorities and gender equality in places like Cuba and the Soviet Union <how dare you force black and gay people to become doctors and scientists? How authoritarian! We are living in an age of mass psychosis and cognitive dissonance brought about by neoliberal capitalism.
>>1159309 That's DC Captain Marvel (who already has female variants) not Marvel's Captain Marvel.
>>1159416 “Wokeness” is a liberal bourgeois understanding of secondary contradictions of class such as racism, sexism and heteronormativity that doesn’t allow for communist approaches. It’s not like they didn’t discuss racism and antisemitism in the former russian empire when the soviet union was being established.
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w*Sternoidism is a disease. Then only solution is to nuke you all Whole Foods is keeping an eye on stores at risk of unionizing through an interactive heat map, according to five people with knowledge of the matter and internal documents viewed by Business Insider. The heat map is powered by an elaborate scoring system, which assigns a rating to each of Whole Foods` 510 stores based on the likelihood that their employees might form or join a union. The stores` individual risk scores are calculated from more than two dozen metrics, including employee "loyalty," turnover, and racial diversity; "tipline" calls to human resources; proximity to a union office; and violations recorded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The map also tracks local economic and demographic factors such as the unemployment rate in a store`s location and the percentage of families in the area living below the poverty line. The stores` scores on each metric are fed into the heat map, which is a geographic illustration of the United States peppered with red spots to indicate high-risk Whole Foods stores. The heat map reveals how Whole Foods is using technology and data to help manage its vast workforce of more than 95,000 employees. It also provides a rare look into corporate labor-tracking activities, a common practice among large companies but one rarely discussed publicly. A statement on the map describes its purpose as specific to monitoring unionization among its employees, which the company calls team members. "The [Team Member] Relations Heatmap is designed to identify stores at risk of unionization," the statement reads. "This early identification enables resources to be funneled to the highest need locations, with the goal of mitigating risk by addressing challenges early before they become problematic." Whole Foods did not respond to questions about what sort of resources are funneled to the "highest need" stores. In a statement provided to Business Insider, the company said an "overwhelming majority" of its employees prefer a "direct relationship" with the company over union representation. "Whole Foods Market recognizes the rights of our Team Members to decide whether union representation is right for them," the company said. "We agree with the overwhelming majority of our Team Members that a direct relationship with Whole Foods Market and its leadership, where Team Members have open lines of communication and every individual is empowered to share feedback directly with their team leaders, is best. "Our open-door communication policy allows us to understand and quickly respond to the needs of our workforce, while recognizing, rewarding, and supporting the goals of every member of our team," the statement continued. "At Whole Foods Market, we`re committed to treating all of our Team Members fairly, creating a safe, inclusive, and empowering working environment, and providing our Team Members with career advancement opportunities, great benefits, and competitive compensation, including an industry-leading starting minimum wage of $15/hour." How Whole Foods calculates a store`s risk of unionizing Whole Foods uses the heat map and related scores to determine where stores must take action to address risks, according to the documents and people familiar with the map. Overall, higher scores indicate lower risks of unionization. The map monitors three main areas: "external risks," "store risks," and "team member sentiment." Some of the factors that contribute to external risk scores include local union membership size; distance in miles between the store and the closest union; number of charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board alleging labor-law violations; and a "labor incident tracker," which logs incidents related to organizing and union activity. Other external factors include the percentage of families within the store`s zip code that fall below the poverty line and the local unemployment rate. Whole Foods` heat map says lower rates of racial diversity increase unionization risks The second group of metrics in the scoring system, called store risks, aren`t a direct cause of risk "but can predispose a store to risk," according to documents. Store-risk metrics include average store compensation, average total store sales, and a "diversity index" that represents the racial and ethnic diversity of every store. Stores at higher risk of unionizing have lower diversity and lower employee compensation, as well as higher total store sales and higher rates of workers` compensation claims, according to the documents. The third area of metrics is "team member sentiment." These metrics, which include items like employee loyalty and engagement, are "designed to be the most actionable," the documents show. The "sentiment" data is pulled from internal employee surveys and "is likely to be the first score to improve based on your efforts." These measures assess employees` feedback on the quality and safety of their work environment and whether they feel supported and respected, among other things. Tracking potential unionization is common among large companies With the heat map, Whole Foods appears to be trying to identify and address circumstances ripe for employee unrest that could lead to attempts to form a union. This type of workforce analysis is something large companies have done for decades, albeit without some of the technology available today that can automate parts of that process, according to labor experts. Walmart, for example, hired an intelligence-gathering service from Lockheed Martin and ranked stores by labor activity when it faced protests eight years ago organized by the union-backed activist group OUR Walmart, according to a 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek story citing thousands of court documents. "Employers spend millions of dollars a year to hire union avoidance advisers to see how susceptible they are to their workers organizing," Celine McNicholas, the director of government affairs and labor counsel for the Economic Policy Institute, said. Why some companies closely track union activity "A preponderance of the business community [has] a total allergy to unionization," Wilma Liebman, who served on the National Labor Relations Board under Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton, said. Unions give employees more bargaining power over things such as wages and health benefits, she said. They could also increase the chances of employee strikes, which can disrupt business. Companies "don`t want anything that`s going to interfere with their autonomy and their ability to act unilaterally" and "sometimes they`re convinced [unions] are going to cost them more than they can afford," Liebman said. Research shows unionized workers tend to earn higher wages and are more likely to have access to certain benefits like employer-sponsored healthcare. Critics of unions argue, however, that the organizations can harm companies economically, forcing layoffs or job outsourcing, and that they don`t have workers` best interests in mind. That`s why some companies monitor their workers to try to address any signs that employees might organize head-on. US labor law protects employees` right to unionize. It`s legal, however, for a company to monitor and address labor organizing as long as it doesn`t threaten, coerce, restrain, or interfere with efforts to unionize. Overall, US companies spent at least $100 million on consulting services for anti-union campaigns between 2014 and 2017, according to data from the Economic Policy Institute based on disclosure forms filed with the US Department of Labor. McNicholas said using a data-powered heat map to monitor for unionization risks "is just the next frontier of employer opposition to unions."
>>1159817 Did you get two posts mixed up?
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>>1159419 Marvel's Captain Marvel is all over the place. There's a hundred different characters that have been the Marvel "Captain Marvel". Doesn't change the fact that they were way up their own ass about using a female Captain Marvel for the movie. And that the movie was an all-but-open recruitment ad for the US Navy.
no, I copy-pasted a text file extracted from a business insider article (it's behind a paywall). Formatting is off but it's still readable.
>>1159831 Learn to reply and format your posts properly holy shit.
>>1159854 >caring about formatting on Albanian Marxist literature bulletin board system
>>1159875 No big deal but you only have to edit once while multiple people need to compensate when reading and at point the proportion of readers means an efficiency loss in human time and effort, just saying
>>1159817 >>1159831 I know, but what does it have to do with the topic?

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