Saturday, November 15, 2008
What the Deuce?
It pains me to put someone that I have long supported and admired into The Tool Box.
On a recent episode of “Family Guy”, Stewie, Brian, and neighbor Mort Goldman were all transported back to September 1st, 1939 Poland via Stewie's bedside time machine. Seeing as how Mort is Jewish, they needed to get out of there quickly, using tactics that reference movies like “Back to the Future”. At one point the gang has to wear Nazi uniforms to sneak into a laboratory. Stewie notices that his uniform also includes the added accessory of a McCain/Palin campaign button.
In the scene where the Nazis are invading Poland, the question is asked, “Why doesn’t America come in and help these people?”. Brian looks at the camera and replies “Because Germany doesn’t have oil!?!?”
Flaming liberal and devout disciple of Messiah-elect Obama, Seth MacFarlane contributed thousands to the Obama campaign and spoke at a rally for Obama in Ohio. I know that this is political satire, and that “Family Guy” often pushes the envelope of good taste by pushing the hot-buttons of pop culture, but this is a bit much. The inference that John McCain’s political policies, positions, and ticket are similar to the Nazi Party is bullshit. What is the basis or foundation for the comparison?
Y’know, if you think about it, Obama wants to nationalize a big chunk of the free market (socialized healthcare), restrict free speech (Fairness Doctrine crap), raise taxes, and confiscate guns. This stuff is all right out of Hitler’s little booklet, “Mein Kampf”. It's ironic, but if anyone is being “Nazi” (a contraction of “national socialist” in German) it's Barack Hussein Obama.
If the show is “an equal opportunity offender” as Fox Network claims should viewers expect, if not demand, that the same jabs be taken at Barack Obama? I wonder how MacFarlane will incorporate the same satire in an episode tossing some of his humor at Obama. Will he show Iranian fruitcake Mahmoud Ahmedinejad wearing an Obama button on his suit? I doubt it.
You’d almost think that MacFarlane would support a conservative administration that’s tough on terrorism, considering that on September 11, 2001 Seth MacFarlane was supposed to be on American Airlines Flight 11 that hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. And if the past eight years of Bush’s economic policies have been so fucking bad, Seth, then why has Fox Studios taken in $385 MILLION dollars from DVD set sales of Family Guy, and Fox just gave you a new deal worth $100 million bucks through 2012. Looks like the Bush years were pretty damned sweet for Seth MacFarlane.
Sorry, dude. You do something Toolish, you get placed in The Tool Box…and it breaks my heart to do it, because I’ve been a big fan and big supporter, like during the dark years when you were cancelled twice and resurrected by fans like me. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Laugh all the way to the bank, but enjoy your Obama tax hikes too.