Last week’s premier episode of the new cable horror series 21st Century Golem sparked a fair amount of controversy with its depiction of a Golem wiping out Hamas terrorists who were targeting Israeli children. The show’s way of using Barack Obama as a comic-relief villain blaming the Golem for the violence and siding with the Hamas butchers prompted some outcry as well, mostly from Little Barry’s mindless and unquestioning supporters. But since those people still think Obamacare was a good idea it’s impossible to take them seriously. I applaud the show for having the courage to feature an American president in a villainous light.
Last night’s episode of 21st Century Golem upped the ante and has caused a hundred times the uproar of that debut broadcast. The first act of the episode, titled Halloween for Hamas, featured the heroic Golem thwarting a Hamas plot to blow up a hospital full of Jews and Christians amid some incredibly violent scenes. Some have praised the bit where the clay humanoid rips out the arm of a Hamas murderer and beats him to death with it but that part was far from original – it’s been done in plenty of horror films already.
The main source of the controversy over Halloween for Hamas came in the second act. The rabid Hamas madmen decide to fight fire with fire by summoning their own supernatural ally to destroy the Golem. To that end they make contact with the ghost of Corinne Smith, a fictional American student who naively supported Palestinian terrorism while denouncing Israeli violence and who we’re told died in an incident that is still surrounded in uncertainty.
After a very impressive but overlong CGI battle between the Golem and the ghost of the naive victim of Hamas propaganda Corinne’s ghost realizes the truly evil nature of the Hamas terrorists and turns on them. The ghost has this epiphany when the Palestinian villains butcher the naive American students who helped them summon Corinne’s ghost in the first place. The realization that three of the female students were lesbians and that all nine of them supported abortion rights prompted the terrorists to beat, rape and then murder the hapless women.
This misogynistic and homophobic violence on the part of the Hamas madmen makes the ghost realize the error of its ways and it aids the Golem in stopping the terrorists from unleashing poison gas on thousands of Israeli citizens. Corinne’s ghost also avenges the deaths of the nine female students at the hands of the patriarchal Muslim extremists by inflicting VERY grisly deaths on the terrorists.
In the aftermath of all this horror and violence the ghost apologizes to the Golem for its actions in life and grieves over the misguided actions of student activists like the nine slain women who tended to ignore Israeli victims of violence while lionizing Palestinian victims. The ghost floats away to the afterlife as its tears fall from the sky, bringing the episode to a close.
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