Conservative pop culture
Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 15 years ago, in 2008, on the World Wide Web.
Well, we already knew that George W. Bush is Aragorn.
And we already knew that George W. Bush is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
So, really, why the hell not? George W. Bush is Batman, too.
I’ll refrain from commentary at this point. Because, really, what is there to say?
Bob Kaercher /#
It is pretty interesting, though, how different people with completely different sets of values can see completely different or even contradictory things in the same film.
I feel like this guy didn’t even see the same movie as I did.
Laura J. /#
“Left and right, all Americans know that freedom is better than slavery, that love is better than hate, kindness better than cruelty, tolerance better than bigotry. We don’t always know how we know these things, and yet mysteriously we know them nonetheless.”
… they do? We should be so lucky.
Sergio Méndez /#
Bah, I liked it better when the identified with the Empire….sounded more real
Bob Kaercher /#
Sergio: Double wow. In that article you linked, the neocon author at least admits by implication that Darth Vader is pretty much George W. Bush, and I’d say that’s an apt analogy. But for that idiot to try and spin it as though Vader and the Empire are the good guys??? That is some particularly impressive creative interpretation.
My favorite line in that piece: “Make no mistake, as emperor, Palpatine is a dictator–but a relatively benign one, like Pinochet. It’s a dictatorship people can do business with.”
“Benign”??? That moron should go tell that to all the friends and relatives of the thousands of people Pinochet had murdered, and the 30,000 or so that he tortured.
the neocon author at least admits by implication that Darth Vader is pretty much George W. Bush
Unfortunately such blatant honesty is hard to come by these days…