Video: "Republican Space Rangers"

Believe it or not, this actually comes from Grand Theft Auto IV as some sort of in-game feature viewable on one of the characters’ TVs. I’m supposed to be outraged but all I feel is fatigued: Nine, count ’em nine, minutes in which no stereotype is left unturned, from redneck culture to killing furriners for fun to sublimated homosexuality to the obligatory schwanz-shaped rocket ship. It’s so over the top that it works as a parody of how leftists view conservatives, although of course that’s not the intent. Satire two levels removed is a tricky, subtle business, and whatever else GTA may be, it ain’t subtle. Which reminds me: The language here is exactly as nuanced as the rest of it so please observe this, your official content warning.