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.
posted on 10/22/2012 3:28:41 PM PDT
(Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
I never saw liberal platitudes.
In the first season they found a nursing home with all the mexicans taking care of the elderly because all the gringos ran off and left the old people to die. That was pretty bad but it had a few funny parts that made it worthy.
posted on 10/22/2012 3:31:52 PM PDT
(What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
The show has definitely had a liberal bent, as virtually all Hollywood creations do, but it wasn't so much an obvious, in-your-face bent, but more along the lines of the left-wing worldview of the writers affecting the plot, usually badly. For example, most of the regular people I know, their first instinct when facing a situation like this would be to band together, find a relatively secure location to live in, and attend to basic survival needs (food, water, etc.) The MORE GUNS THE BETTER and nobody would go ANYWHERE without a weapon.
However, the writers of this show probably had never done anything in their lives to put them into that mode of thinking - typically, Hollywood left-wingers have never been in the military, never been cops, never really spent any time in brutal third-world conditions. They've been living in sheltered fantasy land their whole lives. So, instead of writing the first two seasons where the characters behave in a believable way (as in they actually make survival a priority), the writers wrote in the same melodramatic As-the-World-Turns fluffy nonsense as they always do and just chucked in a few zombies here and there because they have no idea how a reasonable person would react in a survival situation. A conservative writer with some experience in the real world would have made these characters' behavior far more believable.
For me, the defining liberal stupidity moment in the show was the constant fighting over whether people should have guns or not. And a southern farmer was one of the biggest objectors to the proliferation of guns! In a world literally crawling with flesh-eating zombies, these people are arguing over whether they should have the means to defend themselves or not! Lori has no problem with letting her 10-year-old son run loose over the world, almost getting eaten a couple of times, but God forbid he should carry a gun, because THAT'S where she puts her foot down!
A writer with a conservative world view would have had all of the characters armed to the teeth, would have had them banding together, with any drama merely being the result of jockeying for leadership or different, pragmatic, survival strategies, and the women, such as Lori, would be a LOT MORE compliant and respectful toward the men keeping them alive. That's human nature.
posted on 10/22/2012 3:48:53 PM PDT
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson