Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Matt Stone, Trey Parker y los "South Park Republicans"

Matt Stone y Trey Parker son una pareja de hecho artística que ha producido comedias tan divertidas como “Baseketball” o “Team America”, pero que todo el mundo conoce como los creadores de la famosa serie “South Park”, una irreverente historieta de dibujos animados para adultos que ataca sin cortapisas cualquier pensamiento políticamente correcto y que no deja títere alguno con cabeza. Sin embargo, sorprendentemente para algunos y no tanto para otros, Stone y Parker son personas con preocupaciones políticas que no se sitúan precisamente a la izquierda. Mientras que Parker milita en el Libertarian Party (Partido Liberal) americano y simpatiza con los republicanos, Stone ha afirmado estar registrado en el Partido Republicano, si bien no como conservador, sino desde un perspectiva igualmente liberal. Llegados a este punto debemos llamar la atención sobre un error de traducción constantemente repetido en los medios españoles: la palabra inglesa “liberal”, no significa en castellano “liberal”, sino que debe traducirse mejor como “progresista”. Es la palabra inglesa “libertarian” la que significa en castellano “liberal”. De ahí que, aunque Parker y Stone también repartan a gusto a los conservadores, estén considerados como el gran azote del pensamiento de los “liberals” (memorables son sus ataques a Sean Penn o Michael Moore, luego de que este manipulase una entrevista a Stone en Bowling for Columbine), hasta el punto de crear un nuevo término en la política estadounidense: los “South Park Republicans” para referirse a aquellos votantes del partido republicano que tienen una visión más liberal que tradicional y que no pertenecen a la llamada “derecha cristiana” o conservadora.


(Matt Stone) Is a
libertarian (said so in an interview for GQ), but has equivocated about this, as he previously claimed to be a registered republican.
In 2002, Stone was interviewed for the Michael Moore documentary Bowling for Columbine, where he mostly discusses his experiences growing up in Littleton, and the social alienation that might have driven situations such as the Columbine High School massacre. In the film, there is a short animated segment about the history of guns, presented in a tone and animation style similar to that of South Park.
Stone expressed anger over what he saw as a misleading attempt by Moore to insinuate that he and Trey Parker had produced the animation, when in fact they had actually turned down a request from Moore to contribute a similar short to the film. Subsequently, Stone and Parker portrayed Moore, in their film
Team America: World Police, as a suicide bomber who is revealed to have been made of ham.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stone
The term South Park Republican has been coined to refer to those who claim that South Park reflects a Republican, although non-traditional, viewpoint. Historically, though, Parker has described himself as "middle-ground", and he is a registered member of the United States Libertarian Party.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trey_Parker
Trey Parker, the co-creator of "South Park," declared that he and partner Matt Stone are Republicans, proving once again that liberals choose their friends based more on surface than substance - and this time their lazy habits turned into a most embarrassing moment for them.
Of course, anyone who has watched more than a few episodes of "South Park" knows that Parker loathes liberal "values." He and Stone have blasted casual (and not so casual) divorce, lefty spelunking in the Constitution for special rights for gays and ethnic minorities, and parents who are too busy with other things to teach their children right from wrong.
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/michael/long121801.asp



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