Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Simpsons Never Did It

Cowardice in the face of the enemy.


The Simpsons Never Did It
By Aaron Goldstein, on April 27th, 2010
The unwillingness to discuss Islam in a candid manner while criticizing Christianity casually is hardly confined to The Simpsons.

What more can one say about South Park and the prophet whose name Comedy Central dares not speak?

If you are a fan of South Park there is a good chance you are familiar with the episode "Simpsons Already Did It."1 In the episode, Butters (through his evil alter ego Professor Chaos) devises ways to wreak havoc on the people of South Park, Colorado. The only problem is that every plot Butters hatches has already been done on The Simpsons. Butters' sidekick Dougie (a.k.a. General Disarray) keeps telling him, "Simpsons did it!!!" "Simpsons did it!!!"

Well, one thing that has never been done on The Simpsons is an episode with the Prophet Mohammed. It isn't a huge stretch of the imagination when you consider that God (as voiced by Harry Shearer) has been a recurring character.2 But if Simpsons' creator Matt Groening has his way Mohammed will never set foot in Springfield. During the opening credits of their most recent episode Bart Simpson could be seen writing this line on the blackboard:

    "South Park – We'd Stand Beside You If We Weren't So Scared."

It was Groening's way of telling South Park's dynamic duo of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, "You're on your own."

Bart's chalk-drawn confession is also emblematic of the intellectual bankruptcy and cowardice of Western post-modern liberalism. Bart and everyone else in Springfield are afraid to undertake any social commentary where it concerns Islam because they don't want to end up like Theo van Gogh, as was so graphically illustrated by Revolution Muslim on their website. Even if the members of the Brooklyn-based group had no intention of doing any harm to Parker and Stone they know all too well there are those amongst them who would love nothing more than to become the next Mohammed Bouyeri. And everybody else knows it too.