September 30, 2012, - 6:41 pm
Last week, the Showtime series, “Homeland,” cleaned up at the Emmy Awards. And, tonight, its second season debuts. A few weeks ago, I bought the DVD for the first season and binge-watched the entire thing. While the show is very well done and suspenseful, it’s a show written and produced by liberals who blame America for Islamic terrorism and who tend to root for–and definitely sympathize with–the Islamic terrorists. The people behind the show said as much, last week, in promoting the show’s second season. And it’s no coincidence that this is Barack Obama’s favorite show.
For those not familiar with “Homeland,” it’s based on a TV series by Israeli liberals in which a suspected terrorist is among Israeli soldiers returning home from a stint as prisoners of war in Syria. One or more of them has been turned, according to intelligence. And so it goes with Homeland. CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) gets a tip from an informant in Iraq who is about to be put to death because she cannot save him. The tip is that an American soldier in captivity there has been turned into a terrorist. She forgets about this, until months later, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damien Lewis) is found after being held hostage for eight years. Mathison believes he’s the terrorist, but no one believes her. And she’s secretly hiding that she is bipolar and on medication surreptitiously given to her by her sister, who is a doctor. (Oh, and she’s a desperate, lonely woman who cannot keep her pants on, especially with the people she most shouldn’t sleep with, such as people she suspects are Islamic terrorists.) We learn by the third episode that her suspicion was correct and that Brody has converted to Islam and is secretly praying in his garage, so his family won’t find out.
Given this storyline, you’d think I would like this, right? Well, while the story is entertaining and enjoyable, the back story is not. That’s because thread running through the first season of Homeland is that the sole reason Brody turned to Islam and terrorism against America is that the Vice President–who is running the CIA and the drones operations–is an evil creep who deliberately blew up over 80 “innocent” Islamic kids at a school, including the son of a terrorist, whom Brody was teaching English (and seems to love more than his own son back in America). Yup, it’s the usual “it’s all America’s fault they hate us” crap. They also deliberately made sure that audiences were primed to root for the Marine-turned-secret-terrorist to blow up the Vice President and many other top American officials with a suicide vest and made them angry when he wimped out after the wires accidentally disconnected. (I must mention that CIA agent Mathison’s handler is the real-life anti-Israel, self-hating Jew Mandy Patinkin, who openly supports boycotting Israel and then makes money on the side singing Jewish songs to old Jews who don’t know better, at Jewish community centers across North America. That’s another reason I don’t want to like this show, though his real-life views on Israel accurately mirror the real-life anti-Israel vehemence at the CIA.)
If a good deal of this sounds familiar, that’s because Howard Gordon, the far leftist who co-executive produced “24” is at the helm of “Homeland.” He’s the one who put the pronouncements against torture and other liberal memes into “24,” especially toward the end of the show’s run. And Gordon and star Lewis (who plays Brody) want to make sure you know that. In fact, they want us to know that Brody’s vest would have exploded, but instead, they wanted to explore the “love story” and show us how a CIA agent can still love a man she knows is an Islamic terrorist. And, despite the fact that Brody is a terrorist who tried to detonate a vest and blow up the Vice President of the United States, USA Today asks, “he’s Muslim, but is he a terrorist?” and instructs us that he’s merely “a quiet villain,” which means what . . . kinder, softer Bin Laden soldier?
It gets even more barf-inducing. Israeli executive producer Gideon Raff:
I was very intrigued by the relationship between Carrie and Brody, and I didn’t want that to go away yet. . . . Knowing that he’s a terrorist and still being able to love the character is something that’s weird and bizarre and very interesting to explore as an audience.
Huh? Stupid women and the terrorists who bleep them?
Executive producer Howard Gordon wants us to know that the terrorist is not such a bad guy. He doesn’t “really” want to do it, and he’s not evil.” ‘Cuz, hey, trying to blow up the Veep is not “black and white or good or evil.”
He’s not an acolyte; he does it begrudgingly. It’s not as simple as black and white or good and evil.
See, terrorists aren’t that bad. Hmmm, somewhere near Fort Hood, a defense lawyer is thinking, “Quick! Get Howard Gordon a place on the Nidal Malik Hasan jury.”
And Damien Lewis, the terrorist himself, wants you to know that Muslims are good guys.
My initial instinct was to resist it. I said, ‘If we were just having a U.S. Marine go find Allah and then become a violent jihadist I think it’s irresponsible. Really? All Muslims want to blow us up? And there are enough dumb people out there who believe that already.
Yeah, ‘cuz a member of the American military who’s a Muslim would NEVER EVER do that, right? Quick, book this moron on the Hasan jury, too.
Gee, and you wonder why this is the favorite show of the highest-ranking Islamo-pandering terrorist-lover in America:
Even President Obama has called Homeland his favorite show, describing to Lewis at a White House dinner last spring how he’s watched episodes on Saturday afternoons while the first lady and their daughter played tennis.
“I have a tremendous sense of gratitude,” Patinkin said the morning after the Emmy sweep. “For the show to be so embraced, it’s like raising a child and seeing the world love your loved one.”
By the way, Claire Danes wants to make sure we know that Americans are just paranoid wackos about Islam.
We feel vulnerable for the first time, and that creates an incredible anxiety and sometimes even paranoia.
We see Muslims all over the world attacking our embassies and murdering our officials. They blow up buildings with planes and murder 3,000 Americans. And they shoot up military bases. But we’re making a big deal out of nothing. We’re paranoid! Right?
Gee, Claire Danes and the cast of Homeland, thanks for the tip.
If you want to see a much better Showtime series on Islamic terrorists infiltrating America, rent Sleeper Cell: Season One and Sleeper Cell – American Terror: Season Two (And see my posts on that series, here and here.)
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