Wednesday, December 19, 2018

South Park has Outdone Itself!

י״א לחודש העשירי תשע״ט

I have often called "South Park," an animated television show, one of the greatest commentaries on American society and culture.

Yes, I realize that where I live (Israel) is going through one of its usual sad and difficult periods.

However, my praise of South Park here, is not for the purpose of encouraging everyone to laugh. Rather, it is an opportunity to examine current trends in U. S., society and culture.

If South Park is not you're thing, you can read about prospects for Israel's future by scrolling down to the previous post, or by clicking here.

Top: Kenny McCormick, Bottom: Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski

This finale of South Park's 22nd season has something for everyone.


Social status and class.

The power of the corporations.

Government complicity.

Tracking and spying via the internet.

The preference for online shopping, and the consequences.

The pros and cons (mostly cons?) of the legalization of marijuana, particularly in the State of Colorado.

How everything can be deemed offensive, whether it really is or not.

The numbed out masses.




Did I mention materialism?

The episode, which originally aired in the U. S. last Wednesday, December 12, 2018, can be watched here, and yes, I mean that it can be watched on line, LEGALLY.

WARNING: This program contains profane language.

...albeit the result of the realistic expression of the American society and culture I allude to above.

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