Sunday, October 29, 2006

"Galactica": the real allegory

The Cylons aren't radical Muslims. They're North Koreans.

America and the Soviets created them.
They started a war.
They live among us.
There are many copies.
And they have a plan.

Yes: the Cylons are an analogue for the North Korean spies who live among us in various guises, posing as seemingly harmless Korean-Americans, infiltrating the highest levels of government, working toward the day when an eroding South Korean democracy will finally collapse and implode, and baby flesh will be on the menu both north and south of the DMZ.

The Cylons are the "children" of humanity-- blood relatives. North and South Korea claim to be united by blood, and the South views the North paternalistically. Like the Cylons and humans, the two Koreas share the same language; they understand each other's culture. And like the Cylons, the North either wants the South dead or assimilated. In addition, the South, like the humans in "Galactica," finds itself forever on the run-- on the run from the consequences of its own actions.

Oh, and it should be noted that in "Galactica," the nukes are an allegory for nukes.


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