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Old 11-01-06, 06:20 PM
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Examples of South Park Politics

Would anyone mind posting examples of Right Wing beliefs/politics on South Park? My co-workers are claiming that Matt and Trey are extremely left wing and I'm unable to come up with examples that show they are wrong.
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It is my impression that they espouse Libertarian principals on South Park.

Definitely not Left Wing, but hardly Right Wing.


I was going to point out that "Big Gay Al" moment from "Cripple Fight." Al's whole problem was that he loved Scouts and felt it was their right as a private club to set guidelines on who could join.

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If you pay attention to the morals of their stories, they almost always tend to be right-leaning or libertarian. I'm reminded of their "gay scouting" episode, where Big Gay Al fights for the right to be a scoutmaster, and wins... only to decide on his own that "forcing the Boy Scouts to accept gays" is the *real* intolerance. Um, yeah.

In Team America they take potshots at everyone, but the moral of the story is basically a defense of current American anti-terrorism politics--America has to "act like a dick" because "the world is full of assholes"...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park_Republicans

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Episode 713 takes aim at Hollywood director Rob Reiner and the anti-smoking movement. The movement – and especially Reiner – is portrayed as, and called, fascist, controlling, and deceitful, while big tobacco is portrayed as honest, hardworking, and well-rooted in American history.

In Episode 614, political correctness is condemned. When the boys (the main characters) refuse to tolerate their intolerable homosexual teacher, their parents take them to the Museum of Tolerance, where tolerance of everyone (except tobacco smokers) is taught. When this fails, the boys are sent to a gulag called "Death Camp of Tolerance," where they are forced at gunpoint to produce arts and crafts that don’t discriminate along the lines of race and sexual orientation.

In Episode 301, the boys travel to the Costa Rican rain forest as members of an environmentalist choir. While there, they learn how dangerous and deadly the natural world can be – as a snake kills their tour guide and aboriginals kidnap them. Upon their return to civilization, the boys put on a musical performance that admonishes smug first-world environmental activists.

Taken from here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/cust1.html
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Nice link adamblast, love this quote:
As the show's co-creator, Matt Stone, sums it up: "I hate conservatives, but I really fucking hate liberals."
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Knew my peeps would come through. Thanks everyone.
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The "hate crime" episode is a great example of their "right wing" politics. Basically they say that all violent crimes are "hate crimes" and if you bring the race of the victims/perpetrators into the equation, that is also racist.

That's just one example. There's tons more.

Oh here's another: they HATE Barbara Streisand and rip into her "high and mighty" attitude on the commentaries and episodes. In Team America, they exposed Michael Moore as being a "giant socialist weasel".

You may want to have your co-workers define "left wing" and "right wing", because I'm thinking 1) they never have seen South Park, or 2) they don't know what those terms mean.
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Here's a google cache link to an NYT opinion piece that says Matt and Trey have turned away from the GOP. I don't think they were ever really in the GOP camp to begin with. Anyway, I'm mainly posting it because of a couple of other good quotes:

Stone and Parker told me they'd previously seen the G.O.P. as a relief from the big-government liberals, particularly the ones preaching to America from Hollywood. "We see these people lying, cheating, whoring," Stone said. "They're our friends, but seriously, they're not people you want to listen to."

The religious right used to be a better alternative, Parker said. "The Republicans didn't want the government to run your life, because Jesus should. That was really part of their thing: less government, more Jesus. Now it's like, how about more government and Jesus?"
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South Park Republicans

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Originally Posted by the big train
It is my impression that they espouse Libertarian principals on South Park.

Absolutely - although it is little-l libertarian.
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What no mention of Al Gore and Manbearpig?
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I think their usage of Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich summed up the President and John Kerry nicely.
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And George Clooney's "Smug Cloud"
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And don't forget the Kindergarden election and Rosie O'Donnell.

I think what they hate more than anything are political celebrities. Their biggest message on the show is that celebrities should stay out of politics.
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Mrs Nesbit: Can you read this thread to your coworkers? I'd be curious as to what they think of South Park after hearing these examples.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
I think their usage of Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich summed up the President and John Kerry nicely.
Wasn't it:

Giant Douche=Kerrry
Turd Sandwich=Bush

?

I think it's difficult to pin down the two of them when it comes to specific polical beliefs. I think a lot of what gets attributed to them in the name of political belief might just be them trying to get a rise out of people for no good reason.
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Originally Posted by TheKing
And don't forget the Kindergarden election and Rosie O'Donnell.

I think what they hate more than anything are political celebrities. Their biggest message on the show is that celebrities should stay out of politics.
So...when do they take their shot at Michael J. Fox?
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Originally Posted by Jimmy James
Wasn't it:

Giant Douche=Kerrry
Turd Sandwich=Bush

?

I think it's difficult to pin down the two of them when it comes to specific polical beliefs. I think a lot of what gets attributed to them in the name of political belief might just be them trying to get a rise out of people for no good reason.
you're right. my bad.
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Originally Posted by Jimmy James
So...when do they take their shot at Michael J. Fox?
You know it's coming, you turn Superman into a fetus eating madman, turning Marty McFly into one is easy.
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
Mrs Nesbit: Can you read this thread to your coworkers? I'd be curious as to what they think of South Park after hearing these examples.
I don't think I'll be talking politics with them for awhile. Eventually things led to Iraq and the guy that sits behind me told me how most of the 9/11 Hijackers went through Iraq and how there were lots of connections. I asked why this hadn't been brought up by the administration and he said that it had but people had brushed it off. I asked for any proof of this and it ended with him cursing me and leaving.

Maybe Matt and Trey are very left wing to him. Good guy but he gets too worked up about things. He called another woman, who was barely out of hearing range, a fucking **** a few days ago for making a dumb comment.
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
He called another woman, who was barely out of hearing range, a fucking **** a few days ago for making a dumb comment.
Sounds like a real class-act all around.

I don't talk politics with my co-workers. Inevitably someone says something stupid like that and I have to walk away.
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So...when do they take their shot at Michael J. Fox?
I don't think they will -- he didn't do anything that they didn't nail Reeve for.
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Last night's was another classic. I guess it depends on where you're coming from, but they kind of ripped on atheists and the theory of evolution (we're descendants of a retarded fish who fucked some sort of squirel bunny up the ass).

Yeah, they rip on everyone and it depends on your perspective, but somehow I don't think a "left wing" show would've explained evolution the way Ms Garrison did last night!
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
Last night's was another classic. I guess it depends on where you're coming from, but they kind of ripped on atheists and the theory of evolution (we're descendants of a retarded fish who fucked some sort of squirel bunny up the ass).

Yeah, they rip on everyone and it depends on your perspective, but somehow I don't think a "left wing" show would've explained evolution the way Ms Garrison did last night!
It seems more likely that were using the retarded fish sodomizing the bunny explanation to mock the anti-evolutionists.

I'm a staunch believer in the theory of evolution and that's something I would probably come up with to make creationists/ID people look silly.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
It seems more likely that were using the retarded fish sodomizing the bunny explanation to mock the anti-evolutionists.

I'm a staunch believer in the theory of evolution and that's something I would probably come up with to make creationists/ID people look silly.
That's funny! I thought it made the evolutionists look silly in the same way that it made the scientologists look silly!

I do believe in evolution though.

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