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On Battlestar Galactica
The Gods Suck
Among its many other virtues, Battlestar Galactica is warming up to be the latest evidence that the Christian Right in the United States, for all its political power, is actually too friggin’ dim to pour piss out of a boot.
I mean, haven’t they noticed?
I keep shaking my head and wondering exactly how Ronald D. Moore and his band of pranksters expected to get away with all this….
Apparently the Tubthumper Elite doesn’t watch the Sci-Fi Channel. Good thing, too; in our current political environment, not only would every advertiser on that show find itself targeted for bluenose boycotts, but Sci-Fi Channel execs would be hauled up in front of a Joint Congressional Subcommittee on Un-Righteous Activity and accused of giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy in the Planetary Scrimmage Against Radically Extreme Islamo-Totalitarianism or whatever the hell they’re calling their permanent war this week.
For starters (and just for starters—it gets worse from here), has it struck anyone else that the show’s writers have deliberately cast the Cylons—the bad guys—in a point-for-point allegory of the mythic role of the Israelites in the Old Testament?
All together now:
(Is he KIDDING?)
Oppressed slaves who rose up against their masters and escaped, to wander in the wilderness until they accepted their destiny as the Chosen People of the One True God…and now, under orders of the One True God, have returned to put some pagans to the sword and appropriate their lands—well, planets—of milk and honey….
This doesn’t sound familiar at all.
Now, admittedly, we’re talking God …
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