World Socialist Web Site Didn’t Like ‘Interstellar’: Social justice is more imporant than space travel–according to them

Most normal Americans probably don’t know that there is a World Socialist Web Site, but there is. In fact, there are a lot of web sites throughout the world dedicated to socialism and they are primarily aimed at the young, the stupid, and the uneducated masses that lack natural aptitude. Socialism is attractive to the infinitely, and incurably lazy because it allows them to gain resources at the expense of somebody else’s work. It is far from fair because those who have natural ambition and drive are constantly plucked throughout their lives and punished for their drive by the collective masses who call themselves socialists. There are a lot more socialists than most people realize—and they are a lot more open about their activity outside of the United States. There is still a stigma in America toward socialism because of the foundations of capitalism that formed the prosperous country. So socialists and would-be communists keep their identification concealed behind “alternative” terminology to perpetrate their ruse against society.

I have identified to readers here what Interstellar was all about in my review, which can be seen by clicking here. The film has made within just three weeks over $500 million dollars, most of it overseas—particularly communist China and somewhat capitalist South Korea. The film underperformed in the United States largely due to the intellectual weight of the subject matter. Thinking is not fashionable in America currently, so given the nature of Interstellar, an almost 3 hour film that does not involve any sex or even romance—is a lot to ask out of American film audiences to sit though. They for the most part are scared of a physics experiment that does not involve someone flashing boobies somewhere within it. Those who love Interstellar in America are those who like to think. In societies already suppressed by communism and collectivism however—they do enjoy thinking because it’s the only freedom that they have—and they LOVE Interstellar. Forget the stereotypes that Asians are good at math, the movie market in the East loves thinking movies—which Interstellar is.

But socialists don’t like thinking movies because they require non-thinking mentality to execute their ridiculous political and economic policies. Communists in China have seen first-hand what a debacle their policies have been and the are moving toward capitalism instead of away from it like Americans have been for so long—and they see the message behind Interstellar as hope for their dire situations. Elsewhere, particularly around Europe, socialists see the message of Interstellar as a threat to their climate change religion of earth worship so they attack the premise of the plot with the same voracity that Bible thumpers profess that evolution is not a scientific factor in plant and animal life development.

For proof of this discriminatory condition against capitalist endeavors such as a non-climate change movie, below are some hilarious excerpts from the World Socialist Web Site as they reviewed Interstellar.  The World Socialist Web Site is essentially The Huffington Post only without the filter of progressivism to mask the hard left slant. The WSWS is written by The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) which is the name of two Trotskyist internationals; one with sections named Socialist Equality Party which publishes the World Socialist Web Site, and another linked to the Workers Revolutionary Party in Britain.   The International Committee originated as a public faction of the Fourth International. It was formed in 1953 by a number of national sections of the FI that disagreed with the course of the International Secretariat of the Fourth International led at that time by Michel Pablo (Raptis) and Ernest Mandel (Germain). The Committee was co-ordinated by the American section, the Socialist Workers Party, and included the British section led by Gerry Healy and Pierre Lambert’s Parti Communiste Internationaliste (PCI) in France. Trotskyist groups in various other countries, notably in Austria, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and Nahuel Moreno‘s group in Argentina, also joined.

Needless to say, they didn’t like the movie, here’s what they said:

Interstellar is part of a trend in contemporary science fiction movies, and cinema in general, that subscribes to the notion that everything in this planet is already lost. Brand’s brilliant scheme is simple: if we cannot save the Earth, let’s leave it. The idea of abandoning the planet for a fresh start in another part of the universe is alarming, irritating. Responsible scientists, artists and others need to address the present social and political challenges, instead of ignoring them or projecting them far away.

Toward the end, when Cooper awakes on board a NASA space station orbiting Saturn, it seems that people are living in harmony. As was the case at the beginning of the film, there is no reference to the social context. Is this a world with a different economic structure, with social justice, free from capitalist exploitation? Does Nolan think the discovery of another planet will automatically make human beings’ relationships better? Or is humankind a species destined to wander through the universe without hope for all eternity?

Nevertheless, the overall plot resolution is ridiculous. Nolan prefers providing easy, indulgent answers to the audience rather than working through thought-provoking questions.

At one point, Amelia says: “Love is the one thing we are capable of perceiving that transcends time and space.” But beyond the vindication of the family institution, the classic setting of the petty bourgeois, the film does not dare to go anywhere. Ultimately, what is so striking about Interstellar is the contradiction between the science and technology (including film technology) and the poverty of the ideas. It is easier for many filmmakers to imagine a fifth dimension and coming out the other end of a black hole than it is for them to study our social organization and construct a critical picture of it.

Incoherent and boring for long stretches, Interstellar is a galactic mess: a sci-fi extravaganza, in which Nolan becomes the prisoner of his own gravity. His work says little about the human condition, our world and its relation with the universe around us. Made for $165 million, it has already grossed more than $130 million in the US, and $225 million in the rest of the planet since its release. If Nolan’s film reveals anything, it would be the mediocre state of American studio filmmaking and the undemocratic global system of distribution and exhibition.

Notice how the key words of socialism were placed in the article from their philosophic vantage point, “capitalist exploitation,” “social justice,” and the illustrious “bourgeois.” Their biggest gripe with the film is that the Nolan brothers decided to take the plot line of earth worship completely out of the factors of consideration and just left earth behind for destinations yet unknown. By doing so all the tenants of progressive and socialist belief are instantly diffused. Socialism and communism only work when there are no other options for a society—and capitalism is destroyed. This is why they tend to mostly be greenie weenie types and old hippie tree huggers with tie die t-shirts hanging in their closets and an occasional aroma of marijuana smoke emitting from their urban dwellings. They have made a religion out of earth worship and attached it directly to political activism—which ultimately attacks capitalist enterprises like coal consumption, carbon emissions, and creates EPA activism through regulation.


The Nolan brothers behind Interstellar come from England and have seen the effects of socialism there first hand—and their movies reflect their dislike of the practice. They have a right to their opinion and many people in the world agree with them, measured by box office take. Consider two movies with equal star power and budgets along with length—such as Cloud Atlas versus Interstellar. Interstellar blows away Cloud Atlas as movie goers voted with their wallets—Interstellar was a pro capitalist message where Cloud Atlas was a very progressive/socialist type of story line. Movie goers rejected Cloud Atlas and have supported Interstellar. (Read my thoughts on Cloud Atlas here) Even Ronald Reagan toyed with communism in his early years but was scared away from it while shooting a movie in England. After that, Reagan became a diehard capitalist who helped destroy communist Russia in a spending war they could not win with their repressive economy.

Socialists require no options to sell their ideals to society, and Interstellar takes movie goers completely out of the earth worship culture of progressives and gives them something else to think about besides social justice. Given that option, socialists throughout the world are watching as years of mind-numbing programming are erased with a simple three-hour Christopher Nolan movie. This is precisely why my own children have been to see Interstellar three times over the last three weeks. When my oldest daughter had any option she wanted for her 25th birthday, she chose to see Interstellar for the third time—and I am proud of her for supporting such a wonderful picture.   I want to see it again just because I know it galls socialists to no end to see such philosophic competition arguing against their policies.


Kip Thorne is hardly a bastion of conservatism along with his openly left-leaning Interstellar producer Lynda Obst. Thorne is an academic whom I admire immensely, so I forgive him for his old hippie ways. It’s alright so long as he stays on campus and keeps his fingers out of the business world where capitalism rules. Lynda was producing Interstellar with Steven Spielberg and if things had stayed the way they were lining up Interstellar would have been a good film like A.I. or something to that effect, but it would not have made nearly as much money. Science geeks would go to the film, but conservatives would stay away because of all the hippie messages that Obst and Spielberg would have sprinkled in—and the $200 million dollar project might have broken even in the world-wide market. But Obst had a problem, after a writer’s guild strike pulled Jonathan Nolan away then Spielberg had to bail, she had no other option but to take the next best thing, Christopher Nolan fresh off his Dark Knight films. The Nolans working together once again rewrote the script, cut out all the hippie sludge, and put together a film that truly took viewers off this planet and all the problems associated with it. The result is an international box office smash that will redefine the film industry—especially in the Asian market.

So the socialists of the world are watching the success of Interstellar with a serious case of the goo. They are miserable to see such a rejection of their social philosophies, and Interstellar is very much a rejection of their assumptions—that’s partly what makes it so wonderful. So if you really want to piss off a socialist—go see Interstellar a few more times and support it with the kind of revolution that the communists in America are calling for in Ferguson. The best way to solve many of the social problems that afflict the world is to put more money in people’s pockets and upgrade their standard of living. Space shows promise in that direction—but more importantly, capitalism offers those solutions. Socialism leads mankind to earth worship and more EPA regulations. Capitalism leads to space, and the many opportunities for the world found there. It is that realization that has the World Socialist Web Site feeling so dejected. And that makes me very, very happy.


“But beyond the vindication of the family institution, the classic setting of the petty bourgeois, the film does not dare to go anywhere.” Now, you know what’s wrong with American public schools—what a terrible, diabolical attitude toward family structure. It should be clear what socialists are out to destroy.

Rich Hoffman

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