Wednesday Reads: Outdated Cultural DepictionPosted: April 28, 2021
Hello, do you remember the miniseries Centennial?
It aired in 1978-1979 and was a huge hit…at least it was from what I could remember. My dad always quotes a line from that show, “My wife, daughter read books. I trap beaver.” I recently started watching this series again after only seeing it when it aired back in ‘78.
I was 8 years old but some things stuck with me…like how big that rattlesnake was that bit and killed Elly. The difficulty Levi had when his grey horses were sold against his wishes.
Another thing I remember was just how many assholes there was and how disgusting they were to the Indian people…and just about anyone who was different from them. Now that I have rewatched much of the series I realize those asshole are nothing more that Republicans.
All those characters are tRumpers…racist bigoted GOP fuckers who are doing the same shit they have always done. Centennial may come with a new TV advisory: Outdated Cultural Depection… but the treatment of its villains are still on point.
Take the character Frank Skimmerhorn who is loosely based on
In the TV series, he talks about how powerful he is…the people of Denver wave American flags and chant his name. Even after the massacre, he still has overwhelming support. In one of the scenes, he tells an army general of a fort he has overtaken with his “militia” …that he will run for president and win. I thought to myself…yup he sure will in 2016.
My point is that there is nothing new about assholes like Tucker Carlson and tRump. Or the tRump affect/effect on the GOP… the bigoted grifters like Moscow Mitch and Ted Cruz and the rest of the white supremacy menace.
I don’t think they will ever go away, they will remain a solid fixture, the American way of life. And I see them succeeding by using these voter suppression laws and right wing judges and gerrymandering and other overtly crooked ways to keep them powerful and in control. Look everywhere…that 38% is a constant figure. It is always there…refusing to take a vaccine or denying Black Lives Matter…it is there supporting people like Chauvin and Thin Blue Line Flags. And it is there, when you see belligerent asshole who refuses to wear a mask because it violates… “there personal rights of freedom.”
And now this:
So Tucker Carlson was always a dick…got it,
Yes, the GOP are really this stupid.
And in California, a man dies because he is “Chauvined” by police.
And that’s all folks …