HBO's 'True Blood' encourages violence against conservatives
How often do liberals accuse conservatives of fomenting violence with their rhetoric?
HBO took that theme one better. In a recent episode of the hit series "True Blood," some vampires "disguising themselves" as rich Republicans crashed a Ted Cruz fundraiser at the George W. Bush Library. If you know the show - a storyline involving vampires who have "come ouf of the coffin" and allowed themselves to become known to humans - you know what was sure to follow.
True Blood, the HBO series created by Alan Ball that’s full of vampire carnage and aberrant sex, frequently gets political. The whole thing is essentially about LGBT rights and civil rights, enough so that GLAAD declared it the most gay-friendly show on television in 2010. Former Republican presidential contenders Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann actually inspired one of the storylines involving violent, theocratic bloodsuckers. And the show is often critical of the Christian right. (Indeed, the show has maintained quite the liberal streak over its seven seasons.)
And on Sunday night’s episode, former president George W. Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made an appearance.
Well, not really. In one scene, vampires Eric and Pam (played by Alexander Skarsgård and Kristin Bauer van Straten, respectively) go undercover at a Ted Cruz fundraising event thrown at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. They dress as wealthy Texan stereotypes in order to blend in with the conservative crowd.
"Of all the horrible things I've seen in the last hundred years, this could be the most disturbing," Pam says to Eric. The episode may have also coined the derogatory term, “Republicunt."
As you could have probably guessed (this being True Blood, and all), the whole affair degenerates into a massacre. (To watch clips of this scene, click here and here.) Basically, yakuza thugs wielding assault weapons crash the Ted Cruz fundraiser and ruin everyone’s evening in the most fatal ways possible.
Sen. Cruz’s office did not respond to a request for comment regarding the televised vampire/yakuza bloodbath. If it’s any consolation to the Republican lawmaker and tea-party champion, True Blood has also featured anti-vampire death-squad members who roamed Louisiana wearing grinning Obama masks.
You can imagine the writers and producers giggling uncontrollably when they came up with this storyline. How pathetic to hate your political opponents so much that portraying their violent deaths becomes entertainment.
If I were a liberal, I would have the ability to psychoanalyze Mr. Ball and his collaborators and conclude that their pathological hatred of Republicans and Chrstians is a product of authoritarian tendencies that are latent in all liberals and that the buckets of Republican blood spilled was a cathartic moment for all liberals who secretly desire their political opponents to suffer and die.
Good thing I'm not a liberal and am not blessed with that ability.