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“My Little Pony,” the toy and TV franchise centered around the magical creatures, including the ponies, living in the mystical land of Ponyland, has reportedly gone “woke.”
Whereas “My Little Pony” used to be about the ponies seeking peace and fun, in addition to pursuing survival against beasts like witches and trolls, its latest iteration — the new Netflix film “My Little Pony: A New Generation” — is apparently now more-so about “woke” ideas like so-called “inclusion.”
In an interview late last month following the film’s release on Netflix, actress Vanessa Hudgens praised the “wokeness” of her character, the Earth pony “Sunny.”
“My character believes in inclusion and friendship,” she said to station WPVI.
“I think that it really reflects the times,” she added.
That it does, indeed.
Watch a trailer for the film below:
“Inclusion” is a popular far-left buzzword that purports to stand for unity, tolerance, and open-mindedness.
The problem is that many of those who bandy it about tend to not live by any of these principles. Take President Joe Biden, who claims he’s all about unifying the country and promoting inclusivity, yet he continually spouts divisive rhetoric and pursues equally divisive policies.
In another interview, this one with station WTVJ, Hudgens added, “One of my favorite messages of the movie is the inclusion aspect of it. We meet these characters and they’ve never met the other breeds. They’ve been told the other breeds are dangerous and will zap your mind. And Sunny doesn’t believe in that.”
This sort of inclusion and tolerance is innately good, but rarely is it practiced in its innate form.
Oftentimes, “inclusion” is practiced via exclusion, the idea being that true “tolerance” calls for being intolerant of the allegedly “intolerant.”
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) March 14, 2021
There’s a reason why data shows that “woke” leftists tend to have fewer Republican friends (if any at all) than Republicans have left-wing friends. There’s also a reason why Democrats are more prone to ending friendships because of politics.
At first glance, “My Little Pony: A New Generation” doesn’t appear to suffer from the problems inherent in real-life “inclusion.”
“In this story, the ponies are no longer friends. They live as separate species. But when Sunny meets Unicorn Izzy (Kimiko Glenn) she realizes they aren’t that different after all and sets out to find the other ponies and bring magic back to Equestria,” according to WTVJ.
This is good, though it’s the exact opposite attitude of many real-world “wokesters.”
“Post-election calls for unity are nothing but toxic positivity that ignores damage Trump’s done,” a piece published by NBC News immediately after the 2020 presidential election reads.
“Calls for ‘unity’ and ‘harmony’ indicate that some want us to forgive and forget. But before sharing that photo of a Donald Trump supporter shaking the hand of a Joe Biden supporter, remember that this isn’t a fight on the playground,” the piece reads.
Neither is it the sort of “fight” you might see in a fictional children’s film where utopias really do exist.
Meanwhile, the far-left Antifa extremists whom Democrats and their media allies had defended ad nauseam declared that they didn’t “want Biden” — they wanted “revenge.”
Against whom? Primarily against the Republicans — the other ponies, if you will — because Republicans’ views and policy preferences upset them.
There’s a reason the late conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh used to warn that the modern Democrat Party is “the largest hate group in America.”
Dovetailing back to “My Little Pony: A New Generation,” not every “woke” idea it broaches is innately good.
“At one point, Sunny leads a charge against a demonstration led by a defensive weapons manufacturer,” according to Fox News.
The underlying idea is that weapons manufacturers are bad. While this idea may work in a fictional utopia, the real world is brimming with evil — some of which can only be tackled with weapons.
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) January 4, 2020
But there’s more.
According to The New York Times, the apparently bad ponies (the Republicans?) have been portrayed as “anti-science,” while the villain has been portrayed as “a crimson demagogue with a bleach-blonde mane.”
Sound familiar? Apparently, even “My Little Pony: A New Generation” can’t resist smearing real-life Republicans versus trying to understand them as would be befitting real inclusion and tolerance …
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