Skip to comments.‘South Park’ and conspiracy theorists
Posted on 10/19/2006 12:45:54 PM PDT by Panerai
South Park has evolved like most memorable TV shows in American pop culture. Since its 1997 debut, the show known for mocking every topic imaginable has become a beacon of social and political commentary.
The shows creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have critiqued Tom Cruise, the issue of censorship and other topics most shows dare not touch. At the end of each episode, one of the shows main characters, a fourth grader, often offers a moral statement reminiscent of one of Aesops fables.
But Oct. 11s social commentary came without a moral lesson. The Mystery of the Urinal Deuce featured Eric Cartman accusing the government of covering up the Sept. 11 attacks. Unlike the cartoons past critiques, this episode didnt push the debate of the issue in any direction other than one must be insane to not believe fanatical Muslims were the masterminds.
Cartman cites a Scripps-Howard poll from August: 36 percent of U.S. citizens believe people working in our government had prior knowledge of the attacks but did nothing so they could rally the population behind going to war in the Middle East. The South Park episode said 25 percent. Kyle said anyone who believes the government involved in the attacks is retarded. Cartman blamed the attacks on Kyle because of his Jewish descent, a play on the common assumption 9/11 conspiracy theorists blame Jews and are anti-Semitic.
Assuming Parker and Stone agree with the stances taken by the more reasonable characters on the show, about half of New York City residents are retarded, according to a Zogby poll from 2004. A New York Times-CBS poll published this week finds only 16 percent of the nations citizens agree our government leaders tell the truth regarding the intelligence prior to the attacks. Fifty-three percent agreed the government is hiding
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Seems about right.
To tell you the truth I can't really pin down the writer's stance. Maybe that's a good thing.
You're an ass and so is the pollster asking loaded questions to an unrepresentative sample.
I think he's an idiot. Polls don't tell the truth. Just because half of New York believes there was a conspiracy, doesn't mean there was a conspiracy. It just means they're retarded.
There's some fiction.
Someone needs a proofreader.
And this is 'pulp' fiction...
"A New York Times-CBS poll"
5th graders don't speak english very goodly..
I'm getting a raging clue.
If that's the case, it needs quotation marks.
Although recent South Park episodes have been hilarious and the social commentary stirs thought and debate, the episode attacking the 9/11 Truth Movement throws into question the intelligence, maturity and research of Parker and Stone. Viewers might presume that anyone who questions the official story is retarded. If both the shows creators and polls are correct, at least half of the country is retarded.
One other thought. Looks to me like this guy loved South Park as long as the show was attacking things he detested. But as soon as they poke fun at the Bush did 9/11 moonbat crowd, the author is disillusioned.
two words would seem to confirm that:
One more thing. Maturity? Has this guy ever seen the show?
I just want to know who left the big ole mud monkey in the urinal.
You don't have to think, I'm telling you he is. I read his stuff right before turning to the crossword between classes. He is an idiot and a paranoid one at that.
To the author: WAYR????
LOL! Somehow, to me, to even think describing the creators of South Park as "mature" is a hilarious idea.
Given who they elect to public office there, I'd also say half the town is retarded, in a manner of speaking.
Obviously, the author is a retard.
Wow, dude. You seriously need a sense of humor.
It was a joke, IMHO. A pretty good one, too, also only IMHO.
I grew up in New York, just 20 miles outside of the city (you can always tell a New Yorker - there is only one "the city" for them, forever), and I laughed at the comment. Most New Yorkers I know would probably agree with the comment as well. Of course, it wouldn't include THEM!
53% retarded. Would that be close to the exact number of government employees, union workers, teacher's union and welfare folks combined?
"Obviously, the author is a retard."
He's probably some dorky, mush-for-brains college kid who has been told one to many times that he was "smart". Anybody who believes that conspiracy crap does so against all reason and facts. Those people are just stupid, not retarded.
I'm getting a raging clue too - over to the Left.
If you think 25-36% of Americans are retarded, you should go to the middle east and talk to those people. 95-99% of them think Jews bombed the WTC.
Their conspiracy questions???...
Question: "5,000 Jews were supposed to be there but apparently they didn't show up. How you American splain that?"
Answer: "well golly gee, I know 2 Jewish people indirectly and 1 personally who died in the towers. What happened to them? They didn't get the memo or the e-mail telling them not to show up?"
Question: "How you know muslim terrorist or Osama bin Laden responsible?"
Answer: "Well golly gee, we have him on tape confessing"
Question: "How you know this is not a Hollywood production?
Answer: "Yeah right. As if Arnold Schwarzeneger played Bin Laden and Billy Crystal played his Saudi house guest, and it was directed by Steven Spielberg. Has to be a Jew right?"
It's not just one person, it's everyone. Educated Christians there no less!!!
I shouldn't have even bothered arguing. I should have just played along with the gag and asked:
These people are definitely retarded. Then they wonder why their country and the whole region is a mess.