|What's so tragic about the film is that it's so ignorant. Clearly, the real villain is the Transigen company, and because they are a company, the film makers think this is a cute way to strike an anti-Trump punch; because Transigen uses our food and water to poison people, thereby destroying mutants except those they create in their labs, Transigen bares striking resemblance to real-food modifier giant Monsanto, who happens to be a big-time donor to the Clinton Foundation or there is this article where Hillary accepted $325,000 to "coach" Monsanto employees on how to avoid being honest. There is also this article about how Obamas, Clintons and Bushes have pushed for GMOs in our diet, but always had organic food at the White House. In other words, the very problem Logan wants to vilify and peg at the door of the conservatives, whites and Christians are issues their own candidate championed. They will never admit it though, will they? This isn't something particular to capitalism, this is particular to socialism: when businesses are merely doing something, the government is there to enforce regulations and oversight; when the government is in charge of everything, there is no one to enforce regulations and oversight, because the government isn't going to govern itself or keep up checks and balances, just as we saw during the disastrous eight years of the Obama Administration. politicians give these organizations money when they are in power (like Hillary Clinton and the $600 million missing from the State Department while she was Secretary of State) and then those organizations give a percentage of it back to the politician in the form of a "campaign contribution," like to the Clinton Foundation. That's "cronyism," that's not capitalism. But because they are so quick to blindly follow orders, they don't question anything or do any research, they just open their mouths and swallow whatever is fed them, and they count upon us to do the same.|
On an entirely different note, there is a serious philosophical problem with Laura being Logan's "daughter," and the film makers intentionally want to muddy these waters with ambiguous, emotionally charged language (like "father" and "daughter") to intentionally to get their way. A child is a result of the sexual act between a man and a woman, so there is a degree of free will even when the man and woman employ artificial birth control to prevent a pregnancy, there is the understanding that it's never 100% effective. With a "child" being created merely from the DNA of an unknowing "parent" who did not provide their consent, this is an act of "rape," because the DNA owner was not consulted and so an act (not necessarily "the act" but an act to replace "the act") of procreation takes place without the DNA owner's consent or knowledge. We saw a similar instance in Independence Day: Resurgence when a father gave his life for his daughter as Logan does for Laura, and, again, it's meant to symbolize the replacing of the active figure of a capitalist economy (the white heterosexual male) with the socialism of government rule (the passive female principle). There are two minor details of Logan substantiating this: first, Professor X tells Logan a mutant waits for him at "the statue of Liberty," and, indeed, it's at the Liberty Motel which has a Statue of Liberty logo where Logan picks up Laura. The act of picking up an immigrant (because Laura is from a lab in Mexico, so she's crossed the border) and taking her is meant to invoke Ellis Island and the immigrants who arrived there. The track Logan and Laura make to get to North Dakota invokes the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping to the free North and today, to "free" Canada where socialists believe a true Eden exists and everything is free because of the socialist policies of the country (there are also echoes of Chief Joseph leading his Nez Perce Indian Tribe to Canada for refuge). The second way we know Laura symbolizes a socialist form of existence is the T-shirt Logan gets her she sees a mannequin wear in the shop window with a rainbow on it. Unfortunately, the rainbow today symbolizes homosexuality (originally a sign from God that He would never destroy humanity with a flood again, and so homosexuals mock God's promise by having it affixed to their public perversions) but also utopia, and Laura's guardian, Gabriella, calling the meeting place "Eden," not only aligns socialism to Eden, but replaces God who created the original Eden and the creator of the original Man and Woman, with the State who created Laura and the other mutants. This is an important point of the narrative, once again, deconstructing itself: the "slavery" invoked by the Underground Railroad was because of the Democratic South refusing to free their slaves and slaves trying to escape to the free north where it was predominantly Republicans who didn't own slaves; in other words, the Democrats blame--as usual nowadays--the Republicans for what the Democrats themselves did.
|How does Professor X fare in the film? According to Donald Pierce (Boyd Hollbrook), Professor X's brain is a classified weapon of mass destruction,... why? Professor X is a white man, he's intelligent, and white people who can think can also think for themselves, so Professor X has to die. But there is another reason why Professor X has to die: he requires care. He needs medication--he doesn't like taking, and sometimes doesn't take just so he doesn't have to take it--and he needs someone with him to fix his meals and help him to the bathroom (we see the fight that takes place in the restroom when Logan has to help Professor X get on the toilet) and Professor X has to be loaded and unloaded into the car. This makes him a liability for socialists, they don't like old people because they cost the system without providing anything in return (such as labor in exchange for their medications) and the elderly remember the truth about Democrats, Nazis and socialism and they know what real freedom is and that we all deserve it, so the elderly can't be schooled the way Millennials have been, and brainwashed. Professor X is dangerous because he's smart and loves to teach and care for others (like the little garden he has in his hide-out home). So, like the Mexican nurses caring for the children in the mutant lab, Professor X had to die like them (Laura can "learn to be better" than Logan, but socialists don't want that, they want people to have bad habits and not to "get better" and become better, because then they won't need the State of the System that created them). But there is a third reason: his complaint to Logan when Logan was complaining, Professor X gave him a reality check: stop blaming everyone else for your boring shit. This is what socialists absolutely do NOT want to happen: keep blaming everyone else for EVERYTHING that happens to you, including you being unhappy with the gender you were born with. If you aren't complaining about something, then the State can't find what it is they need to promise you so you will sign your life over to them. Last, but certainly not least, Professor X realizes what real happiness is: your home, your family, the people you love,... the State won't allow any of these things: you don't have a home, IF you have a family, then you have to adhere to the rules laid out by the State (people aren't allowed to hug in China, for example) and because we are just animals, we don't know what love is, we just exist to eat, have sex, work and die once the State is finished with us. So, while the film does a clever little job making it look like it's happy and wants happiness for you and me, too, it's not, it's telling us that if we want those things, we are going to die for them. Remember, it's Professor Charles "X"avier who gives his name to his "children, The X-Men (who were created with his consent) and are examples of excellence in their fields that he helped to nurture to make even better; so X24 is, in a way, as much Professor X's child as Logan's, since the Transigen named X24 after the X-Men. So Professor X dying is also a case of patricide (child killing its own father). What does X24 really symbolize? The film makers would like for us to think it symbolizes ultimate capitalism, a free market without a soul, however, that actually exists, and it's the Hong Kong capitalist economy, ranked as the freest in the world even with the regulations that have been imposed. So, once more, we can say that the fears of the film makers--that a "soul-less" economy will start killing the elderly (Professor X) and kidnap the children (Laura) and be used as a weapon--isn't capitalism, it's socialism, because we know socialist societies do not value their elderly citizens, they believe the State should be in charge of raising children (and they should be viewed as "units" and future citizens, not as individuals) and that resources should be used to reward good citizens and punish bad citizens, so, the picture painted by the film makers is of socialism, not capitalism, as they intended.|
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