The Cultists in charge of our entertainment are laboring under a form of self-induced schizophrenia. They really believe that casting cape flicks with disabled lesbian Eskimo Wiccans will usher in an earthly paradise free of straight, white, Christian men.
Herein lies another danger, but a danger with opportunity. As folks on our side keep repeating, reality doesn't go away when you stop believing in it. Having billions of dollars to run damage control helps delay the inevitable, but in the end reality always wins.
New York publishing was probably the first entertainment sector to fall under the Death Cult's sway. They've been pushing agitprop disguised as literature since at least 1937. Oldpub has been limping along, mortally wounded for years. Now Corona-chan has administered the coup de grace.
The Pop Cult is about to meet its long-overdue reckoning with reality. That means most of the corrupted IPs that members of Gens X and Y and the Millennials are addicted to will soon implode. That's a crisis, but it's also another opportunity for independent creators. Amazon sped up Oldpub's demise through creative destruction. Indies should be getting ready to leave the sidelines and rush in to fill the cultural vacuum the Pop Cult is about to leave.
For a more in-depth treatment of the coming indie Renaissance, check out the latest episode of Geek Gab where I join Daddy Warpig and Dorrinal to discuss what comes next.
And for practical advice on how to escape the Pop Cult and have fun in the process, read my new best selling book!