I remember watching “V” when I was just a little politically incorrect kid. Back then it was cool because it was about alien lizards trying to take over the world. Now it has an entire new meaning in 2009, after the election of Obama.
“Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.
The news media swoons in admiration — one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: “Why don’t you show some respect?!” The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader’s origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: “Embracing change is never easy.”
So, does that sound like anyone you know? Oh, wait — did I mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who’s come here to eat us?”
Does this sound vaguely familiar to all you Obama-Zombies? A newcomer pops up out of nowhere, with no experience and promise hope and change. The news media worships everything about this newcomer and even attacks private citizens for speaking out. The newcomer promises universal health care (COUGH) and promises great achievement via technology (COUGH…green jobs, digital health records, net neutrality, cap-and-trade).
Of course you are going to have those so-called “nuts” who see the truth and haven’t been fooled by the slick talking newcomer. This is going to be a show I hope everyone will watch. I plan on checking it out, just for entertainment purposes.
I wonder if Obama will send out his thugs, David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel, to claim that ABC is not a real news network? Maybe CNN will have their ace, Wolf Blitzer, fact-check “V” and report about it? The Obama administration will not allow dissent.