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The Politics of South Park

Yarely
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11/11/2011 9:10:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
What do you think of the politics of South Park
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11/11/2011 9:52:28 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/11/2011 9:10:23 AM, Yarely wrote:
What do you think of the politics of South Park

I've noticed that they seem to try to
present both sides of the issue -
sometimes to such an extent that their
arguments end up looking silly - like in
the Richard Dawkins episode. That's not
to say they always try to present both
sides; it's just something they tend to.

They've done shows on all sorts of
political/social topics, so it's hard to
say anything more concrete than that
about the shows in general.
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11/11/2011 10:27:33 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/11/2011 9:10:23 AM, Yarely wrote:
What do you think of the politics of South Park

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11/11/2011 10:35:14 AM
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Libertarian, but in a broader sense self-admittedly cynical and dismissive of virtually everything. Parker and Stone have commented on how its a lot easier to tear down ideas than to honestly engage in critical discussion - completely agree.
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11/11/2011 10:41:05 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/11/2011 10:35:14 AM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
Libertarian, but in a broader sense self-admittedly cynical and dismissive of virtually everything. Parker and Stone have commented on how its a lot easier to tear down ideas than to honestly engage in critical discussion - completely agree.

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11/11/2011 10:58:43 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/11/2011 9:52:28 AM, vbaculum wrote:
At 11/11/2011 9:10:23 AM, Yarely wrote:
What do you think of the politics of South Park

I've noticed that they seem to try to
present both sides of the issue -
sometimes to such an extent that their
arguments end up looking silly - like in
the Richard Dawkins episode. That's not
to say they always try to present both
sides; it's just something they tend to.

They've done shows on all sorts of
political/social topics, so it's hard to
say anything more concrete than that
about the shows in general.

I know that they did this in an episode about people from the future immigrating into the present. Where Conservatives complained about how the people from the future were taking their jobs because they worked for lower wages and how Liberals said that the immigrants were human beings and that they just wanted a better life.
"Anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion and liberation of the human body from the coercion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. It stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals""
-Emma Goldman
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11/11/2011 1:46:03 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/11/2011 10:58:43 AM, Yarely wrote:
At 11/11/2011 9:52:28 AM, vbaculum wrote:
At 11/11/2011 9:10:23 AM, Yarely wrote:
What do you think of the politics of South Park

I've noticed that they seem to try to
present both sides of the issue -
sometimes to such an extent that their
arguments end up looking silly - like in
the Richard Dawkins episode. That's not
to say they always try to present both
sides; it's just something they tend to.

They've done shows on all sorts of
political/social topics, so it's hard to
say anything more concrete than that
about the shows in general.

I know that they did this in an episode about people from the future immigrating into the present. Where Conservatives complained about how the people from the future were taking their jobs because they worked for lower wages and how Liberals said that the immigrants were human beings and that they just wanted a better life.

I saw that episode.

If you're trying to imply that the South Park creators were being liberal, then I would remind you that they named the pro immigrant liberal "ageing hippy liberal dousche".

South Park creators are self described cynics and libertarians.
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11/11/2011 3:30:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I actually knew someone in college who did a project basically coding the political stances of South Park episodes.

They are overwhelmingly libertarian. No question.
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11/11/2011 8:04:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/11/2011 1:46:03 PM, jimtimmy wrote:
At 11/11/2011 10:58:43 AM, Yarely wrote:
At 11/11/2011 9:52:28 AM, vbaculum wrote:
At 11/11/2011 9:10:23 AM, Yarely wrote:
What do you think of the politics of South Park

I've noticed that they seem to try to
present both sides of the issue -
sometimes to such an extent that their
arguments end up looking silly - like in
the Richard Dawkins episode. That's not
to say they always try to present both
sides; it's just something they tend to.

They've done shows on all sorts of
political/social topics, so it's hard to
say anything more concrete than that
about the shows in general.

I know that they did this in an episode about people from the future immigrating into the present. Where Conservatives complained about how the people from the future were taking their jobs because they worked for lower wages and how Liberals said that the immigrants were human beings and that they just wanted a better life.

I saw that episode.

If you're trying to imply that the South Park creators were being liberal, then I would remind you that they named the pro immigrant liberal "ageing hippy liberal dousche".

South Park creators are self described cynics and libertarians.

I wasn't implying anything. I was just explaining the different views that they shown in the episode
"Anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion and liberation of the human body from the coercion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. It stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals""
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11/11/2011 8:10:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/11/2011 8:04:02 PM, Yarely wrote:
At 11/11/2011 1:46:03 PM, jimtimmy wrote:
At 11/11/2011 10:58:43 AM, Yarely wrote:
At 11/11/2011 9:52:28 AM, vbaculum wrote:
At 11/11/2011 9:10:23 AM, Yarely wrote:
What do you think of the politics of South Park

I've noticed that they seem to try to
present both sides of the issue -
sometimes to such an extent that their
arguments end up looking silly - like in
the Richard Dawkins episode. That's not
to say they always try to present both
sides; it's just something they tend to.

They've done shows on all sorts of
political/social topics, so it's hard to
say anything more concrete than that
about the shows in general.

I know that they did this in an episode about people from the future immigrating into the present. Where Conservatives complained about how the people from the future were taking their jobs because they worked for lower wages and how Liberals said that the immigrants were human beings and that they just wanted a better life.

I saw that episode.

If you're trying to imply that the South Park creators were being liberal, then I would remind you that they named the pro immigrant liberal "ageing hippy liberal dousche".

South Park creators are self described cynics and libertarians.

I wasn't implying anything. I was just explaining the different views that they shown in the episode

Okay, I was just making sure.
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Yarely
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11/11/2011 8:16:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/11/2011 3:30:40 PM, Wnope wrote:
I actually knew someone in college who did a project basically coding the political stances of South Park episodes.

They are overwhelmingly libertarian. No question.

That sounds like an interesting project
"Anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion and liberation of the human body from the coercion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. It stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals""
-Emma Goldman