Your Obedient Serpent (athelind) wrote,
Your Obedient Serpent
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I Can See The Fnords: Dungeons & Anti-Christs

A few days ago, John McCain's Head of Communications made a snarky comment about "the Pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd ...[in]... mom's basement" -- echoing a comment he made earlier in the summer.

Everyone's been treating this as an amusingly stupid gaffe, but remember: this is the same campaign that has paid for ads portraying Barack Obama as the Anti-Christ, or, at the very least, a false prophet.

The Radical Religious Right loves to portray fantasy novels and role-playing games as Tools of Satan. Now, the once-"moderate" G.O.P. candidate's are hinting that the bloggers and columnists who support Obama are those same Scary But Comical Satan-Lovers.

Coincidence? John Brunner defined that as "You weren't paying attention to the other half of what was going on."

Head of Communications, indeed. This guy's got scary semiotic savvy; he knows exactly what buttons to push in his constituency.

Tags: fnord, obama, politics, semiotics
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