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Impotent Rage: The Liberal Superhero

Not safe for work, Grand Theft Auto V's biting satire makes many legitimate points.

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Walter Hudson

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September 20, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Warning: Mature content. This video and its audio track are NOT safe for work, and most certainly not suitable for children.

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Grand Theft Auto V came out for video game consoles earlier this week and pushes boundaries in every conceivable way – creatively, technically, and satirically. The franchise has always served as a send up of American culture, leaving few memes unexploited in its expanding and increasingly complex world.

The last iteration, Grand Theft Auto IV, introduced television watching as an in-game activity. As your character, you could sit in a home within the game and watch original programming which fleshed out the game world. That feature is back in GTAV, and one of its shows can be viewed above.

Impotent Rage: The Liberal Superhero pulls no punches in its evisceration of the modern pop culture leftist. While delivered in crass and intentionally offensive packaging, it nonetheless serves as a daring example of how the tools of Hollywood (or Vinewood, as its GTA counterpart is known) can be used as effectively against the Left as they are so frequently used by them.

Walter Hudson advocates for individual rights, serving on the boards of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, Minnesota Majority and the Minority Liberty Alliance. He maintains a blog and daily podcast entitled Fightin Words and co-hosts the weekly podcast Liberty Tree Radio. He also contributes to True North, a hub of conservative Minnesotan commentary, and regularly appears on the Twin Cities News Talk Weekend Roundtable on KTCN AM 1130. Follow his work via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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PJTV, here is a file that works for the above video: http://www.mrctv.org/videos/impotent-ragethe-liberal-superhero
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They hit the right plenty in GTA 4, which came out towards the end of the Bush administration. Good to see a little equal opportunity satire when the shoe's on the other foot.
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Impotent rage is hilarious because it is impotent. Yosemite Sam was funny. Josef Stalin was not.
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This is really part of the game? Wow, there is hope for the future.
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Ouch. I wonder if they hit the right harder than that or if it's equal opportunity satirizing.
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The way the game glamorizes prostitution, torture, and criminality is probably the way it hits the Right. Check out Walter Hudson's piece on the game later today.
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Does the idea of watching "The Godfather" make you wet your bed?
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