- Oct 26, 2017
This is a good point too. Just today I had encountered someone on youtube who attacked Patrick Stewart for wanting his new Picard show to handle the problems of today (Trump, nationalism, etc) which he thought of as left-wing virtue signalling (and stewart himself being perceived negatively as a socialist). Of course Star Trek is built upon idealistic socialist concepts such as a future socialist utopia in which diversity is cherished and the majority want for nothing in a post-money civilisation. Everything he saw as a recent trend.I think these follow-up tweets should be equally noted:
To be clear, this is isn't to absolve Matt & Trey either. I think often times when certain pieces of media get criticized for their cultural impact people get the impression that those pieces are sole party of blame when in reality the audience that became impacted shares the responsibility of not being able to properly parse the show, as well.
These people see what they want to see and refuse to process anything that doesn't align with their narrative. Perhaps the same could be said of the people attacking South Park for the negativity inherent within it.