Skip to comments.'Walking Dead' Drops Liberal Platitudes, Goes Conservative
Posted on 10/22/2012 3:00:11 PM PDT by djone
"We are only two episodes into the new season, and it appears that AMC's "The Walking Dead" may have been resurrected after last years mostly craptacular second season, which was preceded by a pretty craptacular first season. And the reason seems to be the conservative outlook that the show has now embraced. Lets pause for a moment to let the fanatic liberal fanboy virgins fulminate and fret over the notion that their favorite zombie show may have been saved by their characters (and the writers) change unconscious almost certainly from a liberal world view to a conservative one.... Lets understand the difference between a liberal world view and a conservative one. Its not necessarily about retail politics, though you got some sense of it with the I dont believe in guns crap early on, as if the world wasnt crawling with cannibal corpses looking to dine on the lesser cast members. And it is not just that the views of the Georgian characters seemed to be the same as the views of the provincial Hollywood screenwriters country folk are racists and sinister, religious folk are abusive and borderline psycho, and the only good cops are the ones who soft pedal the macho......
...my other brother
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But this requires a rejection of the world as it is in favor of a world as it can (they believe) be. This leads to the conservative critique that liberals ignore reality and base their policies on feelings. But that is a natural consequence of an ideology concerned not with how man and the world are, but with what they might be transformed fundamentally transformed, to quote a well-known liberal into.
Now, lets apply this to the first two seasons of "The Walking Dead." Most of the problems (both within the plot and with the show itself) were a result of characters denying the reality of their situation. Characters focused energy arguing over their petty emotional conflicts like they were back in the suburbs and not in an entirely changed world. Their denial of reality manifested in their rank stupidity my favorite example was their deciding to gather around a campfire facing inward with no security, like they were going to toast up some smores...."
Gotta figure, in a societal collapse, survival doesn’t leave much room for peace, love, and understanding.
Dale was the liberal conscience of the show, and he was remarkably wrong in season two when it came to the prisoner they had in captivity. It was Shane that took care of that issue. And Shane was often characterized as being in the wrong, or at least the home of dubious strategies.
Walking Dead isn’t going conservative. The indictment of conservatives will come with the Governor storyline.
“Gotta figure, in a societal collapse, survival doesnt leave much room for peace, love, and understanding.”
No it’s not!
Doomsday Preppers : Doris Day of Doom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91RNXkwTQco (Especially watch at 1:45) ;-)
They also killed off Dale, who I liked, but was quite the tree-hugger.
I think if TSHTF today people would react similarly. Some would be so stunned that their familiar world is no longer in existence; others would become the “zombies” trying to take what others have (supplies, weapons, food, shelter, etc.); some would realize the need to band together for survival; others would totally go power hungry and try to capitalize on the situation.
I’m a devoted fan of the show, and it’s been interesting seeing the characters develop from season to season. Definitely gonna watch every episode! :)
with the demise of Dale and Shane, there is no longer any moral/ethical diametric opposition or any underlying power struggle undermining Rick’s leadership, there is only Rick’s way and the highway. Given his newly acquired unquestionable unity of command, the group has developed into what they should have been all along, the cure to a disease, a killer T cell in a world of infection. I’m gonna watch last night’s episode in about five minutes. I can’t wait. This show is awesome.
I couldn’t stand all the lefty propaganda and quit watching, but if they have come to their senses, I’ll be back.
On that scale, Dale, with his whingy moral diatribes, was the absolute worst. I cheered when he died.
The hillbilly hunter guy is the best, though they gave him some annoying touchy-feely moments last year that almost made me dislike him too. And they need to stop with the almost romance between him and the old lesbian haircut chick.
They can get rid of Lori anytime now. Rick is schitzo - but better when he's dark.
I like the black chick with neutralized zombie sidekicks. She's all action! More her, please.
love that show and I think it captures how one in that sort of life has to be.
The tree hugging, anti gun view would be gone in a heartbeat if the world came to sort of an end.
Dog eats dog and you stay with those you trust.
Oh and I think the redneck, forget his name now is brilliant and by far my best charcater, if TSHTF then he is the kind of guy I want beside me not some pansy, tutu fairy girlie boy/man.
The ultimate Survivor show.
I never saw liberal platitudes. Yes some characters had a liberal bent, but that’s reality, there will be some liberals that survive a crisis, and these characters generally wound up wrong. If they could have negotiated with the zombies that would have been liberal platitudes. In the show though they generally found out being nice didn’t work and the man of God was right.
Doris better cut the hippie neighbor loose. He’s an anchor.
I have never forgiven AMC for cancelling Rubicon, but I have started watching WD again. Norman Reedus Seriously Rocks. And can I say that Rick is saddled with the dumbest most faithless wife in the zombie world. His kid was also an annoyance last season but seems to have found a sense of self this season to the point where I think even he finds his mother faithless and dumb.
The only episode I saw was the one where there was the cliche Conservative White Supremacist and the self righteous angry black man. Of course they left the white guy to die.
I won’t be watching another episode anytime soon.
I couldn’t stand Dale. He epitomized the most selfish type of person — a person who makes other people make the hard choices, while he snipes from the sidelines, feeling good about himself. His misguided ethics put others in danger, but as long as Dale can sleep at night, nothing else matters.
A fairly typical liberal, in other words. Utterly selfish and damaging to others, yet proclaiming themselves sole owners of the ethical high-ground, as others suffer as a result of their idiocy.
The opposition this season is Rick vs The Governor.
It’s Dark Rick vs Darker Rick.
The Governor is what Rick can become if he doesn’t watch himself.
The Governor will be tagged with conservative themes, though that’s unfair. But it will happen.