South Park takes a stand on China

The adult TV cartoon show, South Park, once again shows backbone where nearly no one else, and certainly of that stature and audience reach, does.

In an earlier season of South Park they did a two part episode on the Danish Cartoon Crisis called, “Cartoon Wars”. Anyone who hasn’t seen it owes it to themselves to seek them out and watch. They are brilliantly and courageously done.

And in terms of the Hong Kong protests and Chinese government issue, South Park’s stand is as brave as is their stance for freedom of speech. In fact, this is about freedom of speech.

They stand to lose as much as anyone on opposing China’s communist government and in fact they are now banned in China.

This short clip is from the end of Season 23, episode 3 and part of a 2 part episode sting of episodes 2 and 3. Well worth the effort to watch them both.


Joker: The dialectical twist that uses non-Marxist vloggers to sell leftism to the masses

Having seen Joker and the Chappelle Netflix thing I might like to add a few things.

First, the Chappelle Netflix special is pure leftism but done more cleverly than the usual sanctimonious bleating we are used to from Marxists. It is 100% pro abortion with no apology or equivocation, and it adds its own destruction of the family ideas suggesting that as men have no choice in conception, pregnancy and birth and women have all of it, maybe men shouldn’t have to pay for the rest of their lives for women’s choices.

Of course there is truth in that, but his answer to leftist created societal problems is more leftism, in part by more abandonment of personal responsibility. I tried to watch the Netflix special twice but as it was not that funny and a constant secret injection of leftism, I had to stop half way through both times.

On to joker:

Maybe people who plan to see it shouldn’t read the next bit as it may or may not constitute a spoiler. So ill put it below the fold.

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X files makes odd symbolic conflation

As a person with a stunning lack of religious understanding and background, there is a lot that is lost to me when I observe pop-culture or read a lot of classical and even much modern literature. Huge aspects of European history and art are inexorably intertwined with aspects of religious thought and iconography most of which, I miss absolutely, even when its put right in my face.

This is my loss.

But it does help to explain why I missed something rather jaw dropping in the newest episode of the X-Files. The show that never misses an opportunity to show its progressive values and its culturally Marxist agenda, even in the old series, as entertaining as it often was, and even more in the new one.

The episode was about muslim suicide bombers. So far, not very PC. The guys who did the attack at the start did all the right prayers and looked the part of the muslim terrorist although not as much as their coreligionists in the connected cell later in the show.

Many died in the attack but one of the bombers survived. Now I don’t want to spoil this episode for anyone who wishes to see it, so I won’t give away much more than that except to the extent needed to show something which was brought to my attention by someone considerably more scholarly than I am, and much better versed in Christian symbolism.

At one point, the surviving bomber’s mother comes to the hospital to visit her son. She has a head cloth on but not one I had ever seen on a muslim whatsoever. (She also spoke about his act in a decidedly un-islamic way)

mary like head cloth

Is this an islamic head-cloth?

During a sort of dream sequence, Mulder sees the suicide bomber, one who had survived a mass murder and mass destruction of property in order to destroy infidels, in this way:

ead terrrist as Jesus 2

Suicide bomber in his mother’s arms

I found this somewhat uncomfortable imagery but wasn’t sure exactly why. Disturbing though. It was clearly a loving image of a mother with a martyred son.

And then my scholarly friend pointed this out to me. This is Just one example of a powerful part of Christian iconography, The Pieta.

One of many examples of The Pieta

Yep. The X files had found a way to conflate a mass murder for the purpose of killing unbelievers and implementing the sharia on all survivors, with Jesus Christ, the Christian avatar of God and prince of peace. They tried to make people feel like those who believe in “koran 9:5

And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

are the same as those who believe Matthew 5:44-45

44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

And once again, the aggressor becomes the victim. The killer of the innocent is seen in Islamic terms. as a ‘martyr’, (which frankly is the most disgusting possible application of that word) The Islamic world view is spread to an audience of millions with a revival of one of the hippest shows of the 90s. Is this the CVE in action? Or is it the kind of accidental cultural Marxism as Bill Whittle explains, is the new-normal thanks to a generation or two of university inculcation.

Thank you very much SC. and GoV. for your insights on this.

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog



Pop culture anti-American bias? Maybe just a touch.

Someday, if I am ever laid up with a broken leg, I might try and make a video where I grab and contrast every anti Bush joke or anti conservative joke on Family guy and compare them to any critical or mocking of the Obama admin for the 6 years they have been in power so far.

I know where the majority of the work will be.

Granted there are one or two quips about Clinton but I don’t remember too too many about Obama. Or even one actually.

Family guy like every other form of expression is certainly allowed to have its biases though and I have no real problem with that just as I hope they have no problem with anyone pointing out those biases. Fair enough, that is what freedom is after all.

But one I do find especially disturbing was a very quick few frames in a series called, ‘The Following’ on FOX. It is a 1 hour drama series about a psychotic killer who creates a cult of other psychopaths to wreak havoc and murder people in a sort of quasi-artistic fashion.

At one point, a few affiliations are mentioned that some of these killers are said to be affiliated with. I don’t remember who they are offhand, they may have been fictional. But in one episode near the end the FBI manage to seize a compound where this cult tortures and kills people, conditions other people to be merciless killers and hatches plots against the public as well as stores explosives and so on.

On the back wall of this hidden compound, there was a giant banner associated with one modern organization. A group that has no criminal history, in fact is very anti-criminal in a nice way. A group that believes in individual rights and has never killed or threatened to kill anyone.

Click the read more button to see the screen grab and see if it reminds you of the same group. Or am I just being paranoid?

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