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Game of Thrones - Anti-American?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by coastal steelheader, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of the show Game of Thrones, but I have to admit this one scene has always bothered me and got me wondering if there wasn't an Anti American message in the show. Keep in mind this show once had a likeness of George Bush's head on a spike in season one.

    The scene is in season two, episode one, "The North Remembers". Start at 0:45 and look closely at Ser Dontos Holland's breastplate, also note his demeanor and what happens to him.

    Anyone else here see what I'm seeing?

    [video=youtube;_DSqAYXox9E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DSqAYXox9E[/video]
     
  2. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    "This video is currently unavailable".
     
  3. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Being anti-Bush does not mean you're anti-American. Being anti-Obama does not make you anti-American.

    I see nothing in this clip that indicates anti-American.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus that ate your iPhone.
     
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  4. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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  5. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The second link worked. Not convinced, but yeah, I can see how someone could draw the comparison of the breastplate to the American flag.
     
  6. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Many of the coats of arms and whatnot are explained in the books.
    If this was meant to be anti American, it was a bit thin.
     
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  7. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great show. Looking forward to its return in March.
     
  8. Tangent123123

    Tangent123123 Battle Ground Active Member

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    Too many people looking to take offense at stupid little things when we have huge glaring problems in this country. Its like the wife bubbleguming that you left the toilet seat up when the house is on fire.
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
     
  10. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The theatrical english accents are repulsive.. I could barely make it through the first 5 minutes.

    Why? Why??
     
  11. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    ...though being pro-Obama is pretty anti-American :)