ABC’s Visitors

November 28th, 2009

By Brianna Aubin

VA few weeks ago, ABC started airing a new show, V.  The theme is age-old — aliens appearing with open hands and ulterior motives.  But the devil, as they say, is in the details…and oh, what a devil it is:

  • They co-opt the press, picking a reporter who looks amenable to coercion (“Show some respect!” he shouts at the first V press conference) to do an exclusive interview with the V leader, then asking him right before the cameras start rolling to “please don’t ask any questions that may portray us in a negative light.”  The PR war only becomes more apparent as the series progresses.

  • FBI agent and main character Erica catches her son Tyler tagging in support of the V’s.  When she confronts him about it, he claims that the V’s call it “spreading hope” and “change.”
  • They recruit the young with a “Peace Ambassador” program, getting high school and college students to spread the word about how great the V’s are (later in the series it’s revealed that the spiffy V jackets the kids get when they join up each contain a little spycam in the lapel).
  • They offer “universal health care,” opening massive “healing centers” that seem to perform miracles
  • They have been here for decades, infiltrating every level of our government and our society with their sleeper agents.
  • They are arming themselves with the most powerful weapon of all…devotion.

Two words: sound familiar?

I don’t normally watch TV, but I’m watching this (thank you internet) and I suggest you do the same.  Don’t have a TV?  Online episodes can be found here.  ABC’s V may be a work of science fiction, but there are some new guys on the real-life political scene who aren’t, and, as they say, forewarned is forearmed.


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6 Responses to “ABC’s Visitors”



  1. Cristla |

    Brianna
    I have been watching V myself and pretty much thinking as you do the similarities are uncanny. Thanks for the read


  2. Harvey |

    LMAO! What a clever idea! I probably won’t watch it live but I might catch clips on You Tube.


  3. larry |

    Somethings happening here but among us are those that still insist on giving Obama and his gang the benefit of the dougbt


  4. Cristla |

    Larry It is very easy to fall under Obama’s spell because he is a smooth guy that makes a person want to believe especially those that are in need of help. Our young people are looking for someone to save us from ourselves they are easily influenced and he has a lot the them convinced. I am a bit older and wiser, not so eager to jump on the bandwagon.


  5. Harvey |

    Yes, Obama is definitely the elephant in the room on the show “V” — I didn’t want to mention that before for fear of the obvious: ‘there goes Harvey again — making “the anointed one” out to be a bad guy.’ reaction. LOL!


  6. Tom |

    I’ve read about V, but I haven’t seen it. Based on your recommendation, Brianna, I’ll watch at least some of it on the internet.

    It’s interesting that it’s a remake of a 1984-85 series also called V. I don’t remember it at all and probably never saw it. I’ll bet that Democrats 25 years ago were watching it and saying (to themselves because there was no internet to speak of), “Reagan is definitely the elephant in the room on the show V.”

    Ecclesiastes 1:9 — “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.”


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