I really think that Peter Suderman is on to something here with his article on Serenity versus Star Trek. I am a life-long Trekker and newly minted “browncoat” who buys the multi-ethnic message of the Trek franchise whilst rejecting it’s big government/post-money economics. Yet I had not seriously considered the political message of Serenity (and Firefly).
Serenity resonates with me on several levels — I don’t suppose that Suderman has ever read any of Jerry Pournelle’s “CoDominium” stories, has he? And oddly enough, the best-selling geostrategic book The Pentagon’s New Map talks about a rich and prosperous “Core” and a cruder outside world that the author calls “The Gap.” And in Joss Whedon’s “verse,” the Alliance dominates from The Core against the Rim. Hmmmm.p>Well done. br> — D. Grant Greffey br> Springfield, Virginia /p> p> GAS GONZOS
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online