Now liberals are calling Game of Thrones — the biggest show of the decade, one with a wide-ranging cast — of “white supremacy.” This is why we can’t have anything nice.
Another lunatic so-called “professor” is arguing that Game of Thrones is a white power show filled with fist-pumping whities shouting down the brown man, or… or somet such idiotic thing.
Antioch University professor Timothy Malone has accused the show — that has whites, blacks, midgets, and all manner of other characters — of being a white power flick.
Malone claims that GoT represents white supremacy in a TruthOut editorial and an interview with radical left-wing site Salon.
The professor argued that the show’s highest-profile black male character “must be literally castrated to be ‘good.'”
He also claimed that non-white characters in the show only occupied roles as “cannon fodder” for the white rulers.
In his original essay, he describes Game of Thrones as “a show about our relation to the prison, our obsession to disappear people, who, once on the other side of the wall, are not ‘people’ anymore. The wall represents the boundaries of ‘us’ as a nation, and those who are not ‘us’ and must be excluded: the criminal and the immigrant.”
Malone compares the wildlings beyond the Wall to poor whites and the White Walkers or Others to racial “others.”
“It is whiteness as social capital,” the professor explains in TruthOut. “You may be poor and at the bottom of the hierarchy, but at least you’re not Black, (or in this case, an ice zombie). That’s why [the wildlings] were located beyond the wall (the prison). In the show, they become deputized in the struggle against White Walkers; in reality, the device has been to turn some percentage of them into cops and prison guards with good benefits to ensure their loyalty to white supremacist capital.”
One plot of the show depicts characters afraid of move past the wall. This, Malone claims, is proof that the show hates Hispanics who come from the other side of the wall.
He makes other charges about the characters, but his main point is that America sucks.
“By definition, America is a white supremacist society,” Malone explains to Salon. “Racism is in our culture, it’s in our politics. It’s in our economics, It’s in our law. And if that’s the assumption, then racism — and sexism as well — are going to leave their mark on popular culture.”
“These white saviors are also empowered to contemplate things like genocide,” Malone told Salon. “This, too, is an example of the ultimate logic of white supremacy.”
What a lying piece of garbage.
These are the people who are teaching your children, America. DO NOT send you kids to college.
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