To my post-adolescent mind, Janine Turner, along with Gillian Anderson, were the hottest girls to grace the tiny tube in the ’90s. They were also strong female characters; neither of them were sexualized (at least not in the show). That was a shame for me, who probably would have jerked off to a picture of them that showed a hint of cleavage or a leggy pose from them were I the tender age of 14. There I go again, dating and embarrassing myself. But, this blog is part politics, part religion hating and part confessional. I doubt anyone is going to judge me anyway. I tell the truth here, and if you don’t like it, go away.
But let’s flash forward to Janine Turner today. Sadly, she has become a pod person. And boy howdy, does she ever peddle the conservative goods in a manner unseen since Sarah Palin took the stage. Melissa Harris Perry of MSNBC wondered if there was a racial component to the character of Darth Vader in Star Wars. Was he black because he was on the darkside, and when he was revealed to be white, was he on the good side? It’s an interesting question; one that I have no business answering because I’m white and will never see the world through a black person’s lens. Janine scoffed at the question, and this is what dribbled out:
Turner responded to Harris Perry on Monday by warning that “political correctness is going to be responsible for killing more Americans.”
“Regarding Darth Vader, please!” she exclaimed. “The Bible talks darkness and light. This is about evil and good. Darkness and light.”
“This doesn’t have anything to do with anything else, this goes back to biblical times,” she continued. “It’s been discussed in the Bible, Jesus talks about it. It’s about darkness and light, evil and good.”
According to the actress, the discussion of racial issues in Star Wars is the kind of rhetoric that is “ruining our country and putting us in this clear and present danger.”
I can only guess that Janine thinks that a race war is coming, but political correctness cannot kill. It may annoy or make someone reflect, but what the fuck is she going on about? Then she makes some bizarre reference to the Bible and Jesus. What the blazes does that have to do with Star Wars? Good and evil existed before his holiness hit the planet.
To top off this stupid sundae, Janine waves around the Constitution, thinking she understands it:
Turner said that she had found a clause in the Constitution (Article I, Section 10, Clause 3) that would allow “the states to take this back into their own hands.”
Because the states were facing “imminent danger” they could come together and form their own union to deal with immigration and other issues, she advised.
“We’re in clear and present danger, we’re beyond imminent,” Turner opined. “So the states can legally and constitutionally come together to defend the American people.”
I know, right? The sky is falling, the spooks are going to kill us, and decentralization of power is the cure for everything. Because that’s worked so well for us-when you let states decide shit, you get Jim Crow, slave states and free states, segregation and other modern problems that I won’t go into because it isn’t relevant. Again, what is she talking about? A new nation? Isn’t it contradictory to say that states should not be bound to the federal government, but we must come together?
Janine’s had a little too much Fox News. She’s an incoherent mess and an alarmist, like most Republicans. It’s sad, watching one of your earliest crushes become an idiot. Fox is slowly becoming the Love Boat of cable news; chock full of has-beens who toe the conservative line.