Posted by Karol at 02:13 PM
Technorati Tags: South+Park Team+America
The whole martyrdom for virgins thing begs to be mocked.
I can just picture an ugly teenage boy caught playing with himself in the bathroom. He is then sent to a Madrassa where he is told about the 70 virgin thing.
He then blows himself up in the middle of some girls who rejected him. Next scene he is in hell.
While I like South Park and Team America, I have to say I’m a bit disturbed that the Woolsey family watches “the most scatological marionette sex scene in the history of film” together as a family and that National Review is carrying on the proud traditions of American conservatism by publishing this. Sheesh.
Von Bek, is there any topic that you can’t use to attack “neo-conservatives”?
Ah, you cry wolf very well. My objections are more of taste than politics.
If I was trashing the Weekly Standard for publishing this, I’d say you have a point. But here’s the rub. The Weekly Standard would not publish this.
I don’t think NR can be called neocon though a number of neocons write for it. Like a lot of American conservatism these days, National Review is fairly torn. You have middle of the road conservatives (Lowery comes to mind), neocons (Frum), Republicans are always right conservatives (Kate O’B), libertarians (Brookheiser), pop culture mavens (Jonah) and paleocons (namely Derbyshire) all writing for it. It often seems to be pulling in a number of opposing directions but then so is conservatism today.
While I have no problems taking on neocons when they embrace big government and a Trotskite/Wilsonian view of international affairs, I generally happen to agree with them on a number of social issues. I suspect neocons would probably join me in being somewhat disturbed by libertine families who watch puppet sex together.
Woolsey IS a Democrat, after all…