Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Goodbye, Netflix

Posted by M. C. on May 24, 2018

I just dumped Dish. We are on-line only and have started watching Britbox. If you like British mysteries and drama you can’t beat BBC. Just stay away from their government “news”.

I don’t see Netflix in my future. It is too popular with the sheeple.

William Sullivan

After about thirteen years of being a loyal customer of Netflix, the time has come for me to say goodbye…

It wasn’t long after we began watching Bill Nye the Science Guy that the Netflix exclusive Bill Nye Saves the World launched.

As The Independent puts it, Nye’s new “science show aimed at adults” famously “jumps the shark” in its inaugural efforts by having Rachel Bloom join the show for Episode 9, titled “The Sexual Spectrum.”  She performs a song called “My Sex Junk,” in which she utters such thought-provoking scientific lyrics as:

This world of ours is full of choice, but must I choose between only John or Joyce?

Are my options only hard or moist?  My vagina has its own voice.  Not vocal chords, but a metaphorical voice. …

Cause my sex junk is so, oh, oh, oh, much more than either/or, or, or.

Power bottom or top off, versatile love may have some butt stuff.

Now, this is all incredibly stupid and disgusting.  But Netflix has a right to produce stupid and disgusting content just like anyone else, I thought.

The interesting thing is that none of this seemed, to me, to be targeting an adult audience, at least in any coherent way.  As Gizmodo’s review aptly observes, the show “delivers so little information in such a patronizing tone it’s hard to imagine a toddler, let alone a sentient adult, enjoying it.”…

My kids have recently become fond of Netflix’s exclusive new program The Who Was Show.  This is a children’s show that highlights historic figures, with actors singing songs and telling jokes to educate the children-viewers.  It all seems harmless enough.

I was giving the show mild attention as my kids watched in the living room until I caught this passing quip by a narrator, describing how the Roman Republic was an “extremely advanced civilization:”

While most of the world struggled to stay alive, the Romans had running water, air conditioning, shopping malls, and same-sex marriage [sic].

To reference a show I watched as a child, one of these things is not like the others.

What, after all, does same-sex “marriage” have to do with staying alive or quality of life in the ancient world?  The first three are reasonable observations worthy of the suggestion that the Romans were an advanced civilization.  But the observation that the Romans “had same-sex marriage” is clearly forced and incongruent among the other things described, clearly pressing a distinct and ideologically driven social position upon impressionable children, and perhaps worse than any of that, it couldn’t be more of a bald-faced lie.

But it’s a bald-faced lie with purpose…

The thought of subjecting my children to such subversive propaganda troubled me again.  But should I keep Netflix? I wondered.  I tried limiting my children to the shows designed for kids, but such deceitful propaganda even found them there.

Then I heard the news that Barack and Michelle Obama are going to be producing all this new content for Netflix.  Ostensibly, their content will not be geared toward “waging a public campaign” against Trump or to “fight against conservative voices,” reports the New York Times.  Rather, the Obamas will produce “scripted series, unscripted series, docuseries, documentaries, and features” that will “highlight issues and themes the president pursued in his eight years in office.”

As those themes run starkly at odds with the current president and conservative voices, I’m not sure how the two things are different.  But it’s enough to have made my decision for me.

Netflix can continue expanding its role as a propaganda arm for radical leftists if it pleases.  But it’ll be doing it without my money moving forward.

Be seeing you


I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6


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