The Republican party is an abject disgrace in the year 2021. Some of its elected officials have no place in any kind of civilized human endeavor and Paul Gosar fits that description to a tee. Here is Gosar’s latest. It’s racked up 2.2 million views in less than 24 hours.
Any anime fans out there? pic.twitter.com/TxX4qiJhOi
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) November 7, 2021
The tweeted video – which he captioned, “Any anime fans out there?” – opens with Gosar’s name under Japanese text that reads “attack of immigrants,” an apparent reference to the anime show “Attack on the Titan” from which the Republican pulled various clips.
The video then goes on to show footage of immigrants at the southern border, overlaying the footage with anime-style special effects and crosscutting with interstitials that read “drugs, crime, poverty, money, gangs, violence” and “trafficking.”
About midway into the video, “Attack on the Titan main character Eren Yaeger is shown in a mashup of clips with Gosar’s face photoshopped onto the cartoon character. Swords in both hands, the fictionalized Gosar scales a European-esque urban landscape alongside cartoon versions of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Lauren Bobert, R-Colo., until slaying what appears to be a titan with Ocasio-Cortez’s face photoshopped onto it.
There is no work place where this would be tolerated. But anything goes, evidently, in this era of owning the libs. Republican representatives are trolls, not legislators. Appalling but true.
Toward the end, the cartoon Gosar is shown leaping into the air with his blades unsheathed moments before striking the photoshopped head of President Joe Biden.
Attack on Titan,” a best-selling Japanese manga series created by Hajime Isayama, is set in a world in which humanity lives inside a city surrounded by walls guarding its populace from human-eating beasts called “titans”. Though the creator has strayed from addressing the politics of the show, it has been interpreted by white nationalists online to be an allegory for U.S., which they say teaches white people to hate themselves for the sins of their ancestors, according to The New Republic. Liberal commentators have meanwhile critiqued show for its possible allusions of anti-Semitic tropes.
This is mental illness, plain and simple. Gosar needs to be censured at the very least. This is glamorizing violence against colleagues, albeit colleagues of the opposing party. It has no place in the adult world, let alone the halls of Congress. Color me disgusted.