Nov 302017
 

Seth Macfarlane, creator of “Family Guy” and “The Orville,” is unfortunately a political “progressive” so he bears some responsibility for the sad state of affairs today. However, unlike many, perhaps most, progressives, he can recognize some of the most egregiously insane aspects of progressivism and actually makes fun of them from time to time. It’s been some years since I watched “Family Guy” regularly, but it seems like maybe Macfarlane is, just maybe, starting to become a bit more disenchanted with the leftist nutters.

 

From earlier in the episode, some “Kingsman”-level ultraviolence. That was always something that “Family Guy” did really well.

 Posted by at 10:48 am
  • Polaris1

    I’m not sure you understand “progressive”. It’s not synonymous with “liberal” or “democrat” or even “big government” (whatever that means). A Progressive viewpoint is trying to solve problems in government. They don’t necessarily want higher taxes or spending programs, but if the most efficient way to solve a problem is to get the municipal/state/federal government involved, then they don’t rule it out. Republicans right now want to shrink government involvement in….well, everything really, not because it’s a policy proven to work – its just a blind ideology

    • Scottlowther

      > It’s not synonymous with “liberal” or “democrat” or even “big government”

      Actually, its worse than that. Progressives as they *actually* *are,* not some hypothetical, are well defined by Urban Dictionary:

      https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=progressive

      > A Progressive viewpoint is trying to solve problems in government.

      As actually employed, self-defined progressives always seem to find that all problems require a solution via government power, force and taxation.