In a way it’s sort of galling to get a lesson in personal and civic responsibility from a nearly 3,000-year old vampire.
But when Russell Edgington — the heartbroken, blood-crazed vampire king of Mississippi — took to the airwaves on last night’s episode of True Blood to berate humans for thinking they are equal with vampires and deconstruct arguments that humans and vampires are alike, that’s exactly what happened.
And I quote:
I suppose, in a few small ways, we are. We’re narcissists. We care only about getting what we want no matter the cost … just like you.
Global warming, perpetual war, toxic waste, child labor, torture, genocide … that’s a small price to pay for your SUVs, and your flat screen TVs. Your designer jeans; Your absurd, garish McMansions! … futile symbols of permanence to quell your quivering spineless souls …
Ok, so let’s forget for a second this admonition was delivered by a being
that eats humans for dinner.
Let’s ignore the fact his diatribe was delivered while
holding a bloody portion of a human’s spine.
Let’s also skip over the really ewwww-y fact that the King spent much of last night’s episode crying over a ridiculously ornate punch bowl filled with the splattered remains of his dead mate.
The man (er … vampire) has a point …