Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in a TV series several decades ago, appeared on a recent episode of the CW’s “Supergirl” as a Hillary Clinton clone president of the United States to push for the Alien Amnesty Act of 2016, according to the Washington Times.

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The proposed bill is not designed to bring Hispanics who cross the Rio Grande late at night out of the shadows, but rather space aliens, including Supergirl and her cousin Superman.

Examining the issue of illegal immigration by recasting Hispanics as space aliens would have been an interesting exercise, especially since some of the aliens depicted on “Supergirl” are the sorts of beings that Donald Trump warned people about. However, as usual with Hollywood, the issue was handled with the subtlety of a Kryptonian doing battle with a super villain.

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At one point Kara, the name Supergirl takes on as her secret identity actually calls an opponent of space alien amnesty as a “right-wing xenophobe.” One might wonder if the opponent has a point considering the tendency of aliens on the show to trash entire cities and threaten to destroy the Earth.

Thus far the show had confined its politicking to denigrating old white guys as a means of furthering female empowerment. Of course, a show that depicts a woman who is faster than a speeding bullet and can leap a tall building in single bound shouldn’t need a lot of bucking up.

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But in the modern age, equal rights means trashing other people and not judging by the content of one’s character and not the arrangement of one’s plumbing.

Thus far Melissa Benoist, who plays Supergirl, has shown a disarming perkiness that was a great counterpoint to Calista Flockhart’s bitchiness. But Flockhart, who played Cat Grant, a sort of female Perry White, is now only to be an occasional character thanks to budget cuts imposed by the powers that be.

The lack of Cat Grant cannot but hurt the show, especially if it is going to go full bore social justice warrior on its viewers. That is too bad. The show was not as dire and depressing as some other superhero TV series that could be named.

 

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