‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ an anti-globalist critique
by Captain Mzungu
2 June 2022
The reviews have all been stellar and everyone raved or will rave about it. Next we’ll probably hear that applications for the Navy and the Air Force have increased exponentially and that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has smashed all profit records.
It may all come true of course but somehow, as much as I wanted to like it, I left the cinema rather underwhelmed, not disappointed per se but kind of blah.
Maybe it’s because of the lengthy Covid-induced waiting time and I’d built it up too much. Maybe it’s because I had a career as a professional pilot and I take Hollywood’s exposés on flying with a grain of salt. Or maybe it’s because the American/Australian cynic in me clearly sees through the U.S neocons’ shenanigans and realise that major American movie studios (read the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party) will only produce films that perpetrate the idea of a unique American world goal. Whatever it is, I wasn’t that impressed with the last ‘Top Gun.’
Mind you, there’s one thing that you won’t be subjected to in this latest installment: whereas Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian President, occupied centre stage during the latest U.N. General assembly and on opening day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he or Ukraine are nowhere to be found in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and honestly that’s a breath of fresh air. In fact, the target of America’s military might in the film isn’t even named.
All intel seems to point to the fact that the movie was completed over a year ago, before the Ukraine obsession started flooding our screens and emojis. The question begs as to whether the latest war on European soil would have been mentioned had this latest Top Gun been made today. We now live in a world where Ukraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest but isn’t even mentioned once in the last Top Gun. What’s this toxic globalist world coming to?
Sure the flying scenes are fun, a lot of fun in fact. Predictably, I couldn’t stop my wife, along with every single other female in the theatre, from cooing, some literally out loud, at how good Tom Cruise looked on screen at the age of sixty. Fine, I admit it, the world’s favorite Scientologist still looks the part. But throughout the film, I couldn’t stop wondering what America’s enemies would think when watching Mav pulling Gs and leading a squadron of F-18s on a seemingly suicide mission to destroy a nuclear power plant, with a couple of flimsy wingtip missiles no less.
I don’t think Top Gun 2 will be much of a deterrent if and when China decides to make a move on Taiwan, or if Iran achieves nuclear threshold capability. And Russia? Well, we all know that America will never face Russia head on militarily, as long as proxies are lining up to fight for them that is.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ paints the image of an America that I am afraid does not exist any longer, at least while Democrats are running the show. Whether it’s a too-large-to-comprehend debt, a runaway inflation, an artificially created energy crisis, a culture having been polluted by wokeism, an F-35 that is apparently a bit of a flying lemon (please read David Archibald’s seminal book: ‘American Grippen: The solution to the F-35 nightmare’), a general fatigue at being the only superpower only to realise it isn’t one anymore or the fact that America’s sovereignty, along with most western so-called democracies, have been relinquished to a toxic brand of globalism, run by the party of Davos, Top Gun 2 tries to perpetrate an idea of the United States that only exists in movies. And that it does very well.
A prominent question among the general audience will surely be what their favourite installment of ‘Top Gun’ is, the 1986 or the 2022 version. I am sure most people will voice a preference and that’s fair enough. There will be a few of us though, the cynics, the students of history and geopolitics, the ones able to observe the global picture, who will shake our heads in disbelief at how completely brainwashed we have become and will conclude that although the original ‘Top Gun’ was backed by a strong and capable U.S military, this latest one is pure fiction, filled with hot air and controlled by a cabal whose sole goal is to weaken America.
BRICS countries will love watching Maverick perform his lofty aerobatics and when the Hollywood superstar utters his famous line “I’m gonna hit the brakes, he’s gonna fly right by,” they’ll take it as a reverse metaphor for their dethroning the king petrodollar, their goal all along.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is pure testosterone, a hormone sorely lacking in U.S. leadership for the past two years. The movie isn’t much more than that. Will the average movie goer care? Probably not. Just like they didn’t care when, during the past two years, a patient-centered medical system was replaced by an unmistakable medical tyranny.
By all means, do go and watch the new ‘Top Gun’ and fill yourselves up with excitement and wonder. You’ll have a good time I guarantee you. But remember that what you’ll be watching is the product of not only an America in decline but one taking the whole world down with her.
“I feel the need, the need for speed” …rather the need for a world population that would wake up from this torpor and realise that the latest war is between a globalist elite addicted to control and a populace longing for sovereignty and freedom but too lethargic to do anything about it.