The USA Network show The Purge, based off the horror movie franchise of the same title, can never be accused of subtlety. It continues to push a liberal agenda in the second episode, this time blaming small government for the Purge.
Tuesday's episode started with a monologue narrated by Albert Stanton (Reed Diamond), one of the leaders of the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) which we've already established is meant to echo Donald Trump, explaining the reasoning behind the Purge.
He believes that the Purge is "American" because we are the "land of the free," and we should be "free to do whatever you want" with "no governing body dictating your behavior." The liberals love big government and don't hesitate to bash self-governing as violent anarchy.
Stanton: What is America? America is, we’ve been told; the land of the free. So tell me then, what is more American than the Purge? Nothing. The Purge is the ultimate night of freedom. On Purge night you’re free to do whatever you want...with no law, no person, no governing body dictating your behavior. On Purge night, America lives up to its promise. So how will you use this freedom? Will you right some wrongs? Will you heal? Will your hurt? Will you give life? Will you take life? Just don’t let yourself or your country down. The Purge is America. So be an American and purge.
These views are concerning when you consider the intended message of the show, "that America has a very perverted relationship to firearms." Jason Blum, creator of The Purge, told The Hollywood Reporter that it is “a cautionary tale” of what happens when "we keep going with the idea of arming ourselves more every time there's a shooting." The obvious answer to liberals is disarming Americans because if everyone is instead given more freedom then the Purge might become reality. At least, that what Blum wants you to believe after watching the show.
Of course, calling Purge Night the “ultimate night of freedom" proves Blum, et al, have a very perverted understanding of the word. Freedom, as conservatives see it, does not include wanton killing. The old adage, “The right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins” comes to mind.
The show also introduced the idea that “you don’t even have to leave the house to Purge,” because if you have enough money you can pay someone else to do the dirty work for you. The rich get a better deal on Purge night; they can go to fancy parties and be guarded while they pay others to commit their crimes.
A cautionary tale indeed.