Sunday, September 10, 2023

Latest James Bond Novel Mocked As Woke For Having Anti-Trans, Trump-Associated Villain

 Alexander Hall at offers a good piece on the new James Bond continuation “Woke: novel by Charlie Higson. 

Multiple conservative critics condemned a recent James Bond novel for vilifying former President Trump and other conservative politicians in a story about a dastardly international plot against King Charles III.


Author Charlie Higson had been authorized by Ian Fleming Publications, who own the rights to the James Bond franchise, to write a new book to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation. Higson touted that his new book, "On His Majesty’s Secret Service," would feature "sex, violence, cars, a colorful villain with a nasty henchman, and of course, Bond himself, so well-known and yet so unknowable."


But in early September, conservative culture critics from multiple outlets condemned the novel as yet another beloved franchise that has been corrupted by modern "woke" political messaging.

 The New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat scorched the novel in a piece headlined "How America Made James Bond ‘Woke,’" warning that it juxtaposes a progressive version of the globetrotting spy against a caricature of conservatism, "007 is charged with protecting King Charles III from a dastardly plot hatched by a super villain," Aethelstan of Wessex, who can be described as a "Brexiteer, a right-wing populist, apparently the true and natural heir to Goldfinger and Blofeld."


You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:


 Latest James Bond novel mocked as woke for having anti-trans, Trump-associated villain | Fox News

Note: What was the Ian Fleming Foundation thinking when they approved this? Would the late Ian Fleming have approved? I doubt it.

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