In 1997 Dutch director Paul Verhoeven released one of the most baffling and seemingly moronic large scale Hollywood productions of all time. It featured a cast of handsome but totally unknown young actors, the plot was based upon a SciFi classic by Robert A Heinlein featuring a ''Bug'' invasion from outer space with a strong Fascistic element to the human society. The problem most people had with the movie was not knowing if it was parody or actually for real, was it seriously celebrating a Fascist State? aesthetically Fascist symbolism is everywhere though ironic and kitschy, except for the military hardware itself.
The World the humans inhabit in Starship Troopers is under a One World Government, the hero, Johnny Rico, is told by teacher Michael Ironside that long ago Democracy was overthrown by superior men and true order established, based on force. That is pretty much where traditional Fascism ends in this movie, when we get into the society and culture we see something totally different. What we see is more akin to what is known as ''Liberal Fascism'' or ''Cultural Marxism''.
On the DVD commentary Paul Verhoeven explains that during the making of the film in the 90's he was noticing Political Correctness creeping into Western Civilization and thought it a fun idea to add to the film. And indeed, within the film subtle and not so subtle Political Correctness abounds, the military features mixed sex units which also shower together, girls fresh out of High School pilot intergalactic Starships and the President of Earth is an obese Black woman.
Verhoeven also tells us he was an avid reader of the Neo-Conservative literature coming out at the time from think tanks such as ''Prospect for the New American Century'' which was being advocated by powerful Jews such as Paul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, Robert Kagan, Elliot Abrahms and Eliot A Cohen. In 1997, the year Starship Troopers was released ''PNAC'' released this statement:
' As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world's pre-eminent power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge: Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievements of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests?'
Four years before 9/11 Neocons in Washington were gearing up for War, given it was almost an entirely Jewish enterprise it is not surprising the Middle East was targeted.
In Starship Troopers, then, the Bugs launch an attack upon the Earth which then moves the Liberal Fascist One World Government to retaliate. An interesting touch in the movie is the manner in which the media is merely another organ of the State and pumps out a relentless barrage of pro war propaganda, even to the degree of showing children stomping on Bugs and Bugs being tortured. The ''Bug World'' is a desert world, baring a striking resemblance to the Middle East.
The Federal Fox Network.
While on their way to the Bug Home World Rico and his friends are confronted by a rather Liberal News reporter who claims ''Some people say we provoked the Bugs by interfering in their territory'' thereby revealing the truth that it was actually Humans who started the war, just as America's military presence in the Middle East was responsible for 9/11, and that's according to Bin Laden. Whether he or another group did 9/11 it still comes down to interests in the Middle East. Bin Laden is also represented in Starship Troopers, despite the fact he wasn't widely known about in 1997 he is represented by the ''Brain Bug'' which, amazingly, lives in a cave, in the desert. Of course the Brain Bug could also be Saddam Hussein or Gaddafi, just as the Bug planet could be Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or even Serbia, or any other place our own One World Government in the making don't like.
Our Rulers also don't like genuine differences between Humans, which is why Political Correctness is used to stomp out biological differences such as race and sex, so in the end the Humans of Starship Troopers are a mirror image of the Bugs. This is what Universality leads to, not the free individual, but the Swarm, the Hive, the collective.
The Free Liberal.