SF Tidbits Part XXXVI

2 thoughts on “SF Tidbits Part XXXVI”

  1. SPOILER ALERT.

    DISCUSSING THE SURPRIZE ENDING OF SERENITY.

    DO NOT READ PAST THIS POINT.

    If Bernie at Pop Politics sees the Reevers in SERENITY as a metaphor for assigning blame for terrorist regimes on US policy, I would have to respectfully and severely disagree with his politics.

    The Reevers are the embodiment of what Libertarians and Conservatives are always on about: the law of Unintended Consequence and the horrors of trusting Big Brother to create a perfect and tranquil society. You cannot change human nature, and when you try, people die.

  2. If it’s a liberal/progressive thing to trust the government to “create a perfect and tranquil society,” someone should tell the Bush administration that and then maybe they’d consider pulling out of Iraq, where their nation-building project seems pretty heavy-handed to me.

    The allegory I see in Serenity is not really a warning to any political party — or from any specific political viewpoint. It’s a warning of the dangers of Western arrogance in a divided world — a world whose chaos has been created by a combination of hasty government intervention and multinational corporate greed.

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