The appallingly scripted TV program, True Blood, is apparently a huge hit! It would also seem to be an affirmative action vehicle for clueless actors who mastered their trade at the Botox School of Acting. The premise is: that vampires live openly in society, offering little threat to their human counterparts because they are being fed a diet of artificial blood. But there are those among the vampires who want more! They want to walk in the daylight. And, this is to be accomplished with the aid of ‘Fairies’, for crying out loud.
Perhaps it’s just me, but I see in this extravaganza of gratuitous violence, replete with leather clad dominatrices – who crumple like tissues when the chips are down – an allegory for the modern world where Central Bankers and Wall Street Crooks feed off the population, promising to leave them alone provided they keep paying them their ‘protection’ money. Paulson’s warning to the U.S. Government, ‘Bail out the banks or the economy will be toast!’ is nothing less than True Blood rendered real life.
So, is True Blood really entertainment, or just one more example of the people being conditioned to accept such obvious blackmail? All is not lost! Like vampires, Bankers perish when their machinations are subjected to the harsh sunlight of truth.