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“V” Is For Victory: 10 Brazenly Conservative Themes in ABC’s Alien Invasion Remake

Posted on October 17 2010 2:00 pm
Walter Hudson is a political commentator and co-founder of Minnesota's North Star Tea Party Patriots, a statewide educational organization. He runs a blog entitled Fightin Words. He also contributes to True North, a hub of Minnesotan conservative commentary. Follow his work via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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It’s not the kind of entertainment you’ve come to expect from Hollywood. ABC’s remake of the 1983 television miniseries V tackles plainly modern issues from a decisively conservative perspective.

Though the science fiction and fantasy genres are often utilized to comment on controversial political issues, the messages conveyed are typically left of center. Star Trek is perhaps the consummate example of a science fiction show which impressed upon its audience a leftist view of culture, religion, and politics. Its back-story presented an Earth which had progressed beyond divisions of race, nationality, religion, and politics. The United Federation of Planets was a stand in for the United Nations, portrayed as a wholly benevolent entity unburdened by corruption. The message was explict. This can be our future. We can cast off sin through sheer force of will and craft a post-modern utopia.

In a way, V is the opposite of Star Trek. Its message is to beware strangers bearing gifts and promises of peace. While it includes idealistic sentiments, they are juxtaposed against the practical necessity to fight for survival and liberty.

V is a show about evil. It is a Luciferian character study. It showcases how methodical deception can be used against an emotionally vulnerable populace to coax an embrace of destructive policy. It’s hard to miss the often direct parallels between the plainly malicious Visitors (as the aliens in V are called) and the real world Leftists among us.

While the 1983 miniseries’ villains were modeled largely upon the Nazis, complete with concentration camps and a swastika-like insignia, the aliens in the modern remake better resemble Fabian socialists. There are also similarities to the Biblical account of Lucifer.

NRB presents a selection of hand-picked clips demonstrating 10 ways in which the new V preaches the conservative gospel and takes direct aim at the rhetoric and tactics of the Left. The shows second season is set to run in November.

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