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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Game of Thrones is anti-immigrant?

Kyle Munzenrieder of W fashion magazine is upset because the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" has wiped out the Dothraki people, nomads from the east who came to fight for one side or another in this melodrama.



Munzenrieder had a clever take on the most popular TV show of the time.

He wrote, "Where once it seemed like Game of Thrones had something to say about the topic of immigration and the introduction of new populations to the staid old continent of Westeros, I'm no longer sure it's interested in such heady ideas anymore. It continues to burn up entire ethnicities like kindling in the fire of expensive battle scenes, revealing that it only introduced them in the first place to populate its numerous bloodbaths. Entire peoples with proud, interesting histories have been given the send off of a random red shirt cadet in Star Trek."

That the Dothraki are akin to the Mongols under Genghis Khan does not seem to bother him.

But Munzenrieder missed a great opportunity to make a statement about the environment.

What about the imminent extinction of two species? Dragons and direwolves!

I know, it is a silly post but it was another Top Down Day. What happens on TDD stays on TDD.

14 comments:

  1. It's mostly from the North. Dead people who want to vote need to come through the wall legally!

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  2. There was a wall to keep people out, but it was melted. When the dead reach Winterfell, The white woman in charge sends the brown people out first, and when they are wiped out she sends the black guys next. Meanwhile, most of the white people stayed inside the castle.

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    1. To be fair, the brown people she sent out were
      castrated and didn't have that much to live for anyway! Certainly no help in repopulating the kingdom!

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  3. How’s the pollen down there on the Kanawha? Stuff is thicker than tear gas up here...

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    1. Cleaning it off here only lets a new layer land within moments. Yellow-green is not a favorite color here in Memphis, TN.

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    2. Putnam is doing OK. Kanawha is whining about it. They whine about everything.

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  4. It's something we could try. Take all the asylum seekers and send them to fight against ISIS.

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    1. My thought.

      You come back alive, you're a citizen.

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  5. The Dothraki needed to be wiped out. The White Queen knew that for her to sit on the Iron Throne she needed support of the indigenous people. The Dothraki were a threat to take over and copulate with the native women folk, the castrated lot give them no fear. Once they die off then no more black people. Problem solved.

    Spin

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  6. In Kyle's world, Mad Max 2 is a parable about immigrants.
    Max and the refinery crew should have let Humungus and his nomad freaks through the gate to take what they wanted. Instead, cold heartless bastards that they were, they put themselves and their hopes for the future ahead of ravening bandits who couldn't see past their next tank of juice.

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  7. I read the article earlier. I kept reading it like it was a diary entry (apologies to Jim Acosta): "Dear Diary *sniff*, Khaleesi and her white privilege sent the brown folks to die at the hands of the wights today, she's such a bitch! Opps, sorry, I know I can't call women who are bitches bitchy because it just reinforces the notion that women can't be strong and authoritarian and highlights my place in the hierarchy..."*sniff*

    I am so effing sick of their whining.

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    1. Ther Dear Diary meme is the most wicked take on Acosta.

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