Ronald Brak

Because not everyone can be normal.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Serenity and Politics

A lot of people have been writing about politics and the Serenity movie, and that's fine. But perhaps some people are getting a little carried away. I'd just like to point out that the play's the thing. Ain't nobody's going to make a western in which the hero's a barbed wire salesman.

I think we may rapidly be approaching a situation similar to when the movie Team America came out and a variety of people were proudly proclaiming that their own favourite political flavour was supported by a puppet show.


At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Tully said...

Certainly any 'text' can be interpreted in any way. With evidence. And the ability to use that evidence. (That last one is probably the difficult bit for most (by which I mean for Republicans)). Look at religion. The Bible is probably the best example of a source text that can be interpreted in a multitude of ways (interesting, then, that postmodernism took so long to be "invented" haha) Anyway!

But even Joss said Mal is libertarian if not quite Republican. There are reasons why he doesn't want the government on his doorstep (or at his hatch). Perhaps if the Browncoats had won the war he would feel differently about the government.

And, I'm just ruminating here, would anyone call Orwell right-wing? Winston Smith doesn't want the government's nose in his business, but that doesn't mean he's anti-government in general, only against the current, extreme, administration.


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