Thursday, February 23, 2006
I just found an article on how Serenity was a conservative movie, just like Passion of the Christ, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Team America: World Police.
Conservative is the new Gay (seriously, don't ask me about the title... the writer's Canadian)
I want to hurt some human beings now. I really don't know the author's political leanings (she's Canadian, again, so even a conservative would sound a little liberal to us). Whatever that is, she completely misinterpreted Serenity, so I have a few things to say:
1. Serenity is Libertarian in its leanings, but it's moreso actually just a great character study. Mal most certainly acts like a Libertarian, but out of the nine crew members, they range from gun nuts to blue-collar workers to scholars to a practically Jesuit shepherd. It condemns political extremism while asking for people's beliefs and rights to be respected. And should I mention that Joss Whedon, the creator, actually leans left?
2. Say what you will about Passion of the Christ (I personally still find some of the jokes about it funny), but it was a movie based on RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, not political. Fun fact: Mel Gibson's belief that Christ SPOILER!!!!!! suffered a hell of a lot for us is possible to find in both leftists and rightists.
3. Lord of the Rings and Narnia? Anything with remotely religious themes nowadays is branded "conservative," right?
4. Team America hates everybody.
Why couldn't I rant like this the other day for my class rant? =*(
I'll yield the floor now to STARSONG from the fireflyfans.net forum:
"Anyhow, as already noted, the characters we love are quite different. Were they all yanked back to 2007 USA and shoved kicking and screaming into te voting booth, Mal would likely pull the lever for the Libertarian (being one for high ideals and lost causes) or *possibly* Republican if he trusted his local reps enough, Inara and Simon both strike me as folks who'd vote Democrat or possibly Libertarian (Simon perhaps much more likely to do the latter after the whole River thing, but that's hard to say), Jayne would vote for whoever the NRA told him to, and River would just make funny crayon drawings on the ballot while nonchalantly spilling off every skeleton in every Washington-dwellers closet. In iambic pentamter."