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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It’s ironic that the show would have had a liberal leaning to it, since, the “good guys”, meaning, the undead, spent most of the show killing the dead, who, as we all know, tend to be liberal voters. That would make the show very politically incorrect towards that major liberal constituency.
I cackled with glee the night they offed Dale. Thats been nearly my favorite scene in the show so far.
He was SUCH a libtard moron - probably a political science college professor somewhere in a coastal city pre-infection.
“Not right after the zom-poc. Theyll get there eventually. Which is exactly whats going on in the show.”
Was just watching the first episode with my kids again. And how everything still looked normal. Fresh cut and green lawns, plates on the dinner table - like it was just a dream and would come back to normal.
And as the seasons go on it gets darker and darker. Just like it would in real life.
My 15 year old daughter brought up the point about Dale, and his morals, and how that ended in last season. Although there are still morals. IIRC someone said something like “Rick is all for the group. Anything that threatens the group is open season.” (Threatens is the operative word - not just being a “stranger”)
True to form I think.
liberals see man and the world from the ideology in their own minds.
conservatives see man and the world as they actually exist.
there will still be room for that stuff, but not nearly as much as there is now.
I saw the Rick/Shane/Dale relationship as two alpha dogs fighting for control of a pack and one beta dog that didn’t know his place. There’s no room for two alpha dogs in a pack. One of them has to go, one way or the other. I’m glad it worked out the way it did.
I don't always watch TV, but when I do, I watch Dos Deadees.
I thought Dale at least had a conscience, though sometimes wrong.
Shane was a p-whipped jerk! I was glad when he went toes-up for good.
He may have had some good points, but still...
The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.
apparently in extended clips the mexicans were fooling rick, as they come back after a few days and find the gang gone and the old people murdered. it was a total con.
I don’t have a problem with the show focusing on the human conflicts and drama that would arise from a zombie apocalypse; I just think that the conflicts that they portrayed were unrealistic, and would not be the types of conflicts one would see in a survival situation like this. That’s what bugs me. We’re not seeing anything close to realistic human behavior.
It has long been recognized that in “conservative horror”, “the threat is out there”. That is, monsters outside of us are trying to get to us.
“Liberal horror” is the opposite, that “the real monster is inside us.”
Importantly, both of these can be good horror shows, but they do not really overlap much. Usually one or the other predominates with just a smattering of the other.
But knowing this, the overall theme of horror is sometimes clearly oriented to one or the other. Zombies, for example, are “out there trying to get us.”
Is there a walking dead ping list?
It still is - the comics are up to issue 100+ now. there’s no liberal bent to the comics at all - it’s simply survive or die. Rick’s character goes to some really, really dark places as the story progresses, and I find myself asking if I’d do the same things to protect my kids if I were in the same situation.
The show diverges somewhat from the books, and has a much softer tone to it. The comics are very dark in some spots - almost disturbing.
One of the games we play when we are watching is to call out, “Carl—go back in the house/tent/camper....!!!”
It seems no matter what, they were shooing him away.
I have seen every episode and I didn’t see any of them as liberal when it started. Being afraid of a gun is not just a liberal view. What I saw was people stuck in “normal”, as in we don’t normally go around shooting people in the head and many loaded guns in the open is a dangerous situation since no one knows what the next guy will do with his gun. Mentally, they tried to stay in the world they knew that had a fair amount of security and was functioning.
It took experience in this new “nothing is there anymore” world for these people to slowly change and accept reality. I don’t see that as going from being liberal to being conservative.
In today’s world, those of us who have thought ahead, mentally play out what would happen if there was no more power for years. We would have to deal with “modern” zombies who have nothing and who are dying every day.
I don’t know how this series will resolve at the end and I don’t know how a world without power would resolve that problem.
I’m betting that Michonne and Andrea go dyke!!!!
There both pretty butch as is.
Don’t look now, but your juvenile fantasies are showing.
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