The Big Bang Theory Creator Chuck Lorre Warns of Trump's Creeping Fascism

Thursday night's The Big Bang Theory, "The Allowance Evaporation," was a short (only 17:49), unmemorable episode about Raj (Kunal Nayyar) trying to grow up and stop living off his rich father's (Brian George) money, as well as Sheldon (Jim Parsons) learning a lesson about public vs. private information after he humiliated Amy (Mayim Bialik) by telling everyone about their sex life.

But that wasn't the interesting part. The interesting part came in the closing credits, where creator Chuck Lorre used his vanity card (a little note about whatever's on his mind he sometimes includes at the end of episodes of his shows) to speculate that President Donald Trump will use a tragic or relatively trivial event to justify consolidating power and stripping citizens -- especially women -- of their rights.

Borrowing the style of the fables in Kahlil Gibran's classic book The Prophet, "Chuck Gibran" writes:

And then a man stepped from the group of villagers and asked the Prophet, "In these troubled times, what should we be most wary of?"

The Prophet said, "Beware the opportune tragedy. The Reichstag. The Gulf of Tonkin. The Archduke. For this will surely portend the end of your freedom, as well as the Bill Maher show. Now that I think of it, Oliver and Bee are also toast."

Then a young woman approached the Prophet. She looked up at his not-half-bad-looking-for-a-man-his-age face and asked, "Why do men seek to possess and control my body?"

To this the Prophet said, "Men covet the divine. And what is more transcendent than the power to create life. To have power over a woman's body is their misguided attempt to have power over god. To be god. With this in mind, keep an eye out for the man who builds golden temples so people may worship him. Having a Canadian passport is also not a bad idea."

The Reichstag fire was one of the key events that led to the creation of Nazi Germany. It led to a crackdown on Communists and the suspension of civil liberties. The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a false battle that then-President Lyndon Johnson used to justify escalating the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand kicked off World War I.

Lorre, in his sarcastic way, is warning viewers to be wary of the Trump administration's predilection for misinformation and aggression. Lorre fears that unless we learn from history, we will fall for another Gulf of Tonkin. Lorre seems to have read the "trial balloon" and "head fake" conspiracy posts that went viral last month. He also attempts to explain Republican lawmakers' fixation on legislating women's bodies.

This is not the first time Lorre has used his vanity cards to get political; during the week of the election, Lorre told Trump "%#&@ you."

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Feb 22, 2017
Where's 9/11 on that list? Fucking hypocrites, where was Hollywood's uproar towards George W? So as long as a murderous warlord keeps up the elder statesmen facade everything is fine and good? Ridiculous.
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Feb 21, 2017
Good. Trump proves every day, every time he opens his mouth or posts on Twitter, that he is unequivocally the biggest disgrace of the USA. He got into office on a platform of fear and hate mongering and he deserves every single ounce of criticism he receives. To all the cry baby conservatives belly-aching about "WAHH, he's a liberal cry baby TV producer who shouldn't be making these comments," boohoo. Cry me a river elsewhere. Don't like his opinion? Don't watch him. But realize that FAR MORE PEOPLE care about his opinion than they do about yours.
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Feb 20, 2017
I have no idea why these Hollywood types want to voice their opinion about politics. I would stay out of it you say the wrong thing and you go from a hit to no one is watching anymore. Look at the Dixie Chicks.
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Feb 20, 2017
I find the show's lead character creepy so I do not watch Big Bang Theory.
It is very tiresome to have maladjusted actors and Hollywood types share their values when the Jane Fondas and Roman Polanskis get standing ovations and adulation.

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Feb 19, 2017
Now you know why I call Hollywood Pottywood - sewer pit! Msg to Churck Lorre "%#&@ you."
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Feb 19, 2017
FFS every TV show now is preaching liberal politics.
Shut the F$%k up and stick to providing out entertainment. We're sick of the Cultural Marxist elite and their social engineering of pop culture to gain political control.
I don't support Trump but I'm sick of the social justice morons and their naive, illogical, irrational and wrong view of the world. One could normally ignore them as mentally ill but they're the useful idiots of sinister, powerful central banking interests who've gained control of all spheres of influence. They own Hollywood, hence the constant celebrity liberal propaganda at every opportunity.

If anyone is interested in learning about the agenda, this video provides some insight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VggFao85vTs
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Feb 19, 2017
Who are you to decide and judge whose view of the world is right and whose is wrong???
And what does it mean a "wrong view" a view is an opinion, so now you that he has a wrong thinking? he or they (celebs) should think differently?
How; controlling what others think what whether it is right or wrong, is not NAZI pocily?
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Feb 20, 2017
Huh? You might want to rewrite that so that others can attempt to understand your rant.
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Feb 19, 2017
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Feb 20, 2017
The great thing about online communities is that even losers can pretend they are mature adults... until they open their mouths.
BTW... George Soros, the Far Left agitator was a Nazi Sympathizer... how does that fit into your reality?
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Feb 18, 2017
Wow, what a moron. How's about you just shut up and stick to your show?
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Feb 18, 2017
he has the freedom to say anything he wants. would you not want that freedom also?
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Feb 20, 2017
Tell that to the conservative speaker who was unable to speak at UC Berkeley due to a denial of his freedom of speech.
Or does it only work in one direction?
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Feb 21, 2017
Awe. It looks like someone needs to review what "freedom of speech" means and what the actual law protects. Go on. Google it.
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Feb 19, 2017
It's great that Lorre is exercising his first amendment rights. And I think we should all encourage that. The problem with Lorre, and also many others, is that instead of engaging in respectful, logical, fact based disagreement there is a tendency to spout uneducated incendiary things and shout down those who dare to disagree with them. "The so-called rebellious freedom fighters against fascism" end up being authoritarians and policing everyone. People are so tired of hearing these celebs go batshit and throw around words they don't even understand, such as Nazi and fascist. Hell, a lot of celebrities have views similar views to those historical movements. They just can't pull their heads out of their asses long enough to notice.
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Feb 19, 2017
Yes but the NEW president does the same thing via his twitter account.
At least when celebs say what they think, right or wrong, they don't any actual power to do something on the matter.
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Feb 19, 2017
Just because you CAN say something doesn't mean you SHOULD.
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Feb 19, 2017
That applies to Trump more than to ANYBODY ELSE!!!
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Feb 20, 2017
My My.Lord.. you are not shy in spewing your thoughts.
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Feb 17, 2017
Reichstag, Tonkin, and the Duke's assassination really didn't have anything to do directly (or indirectly) with fascism. Unless you thought LBJ was a fascist.
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Feb 18, 2017
He wasn't saying they do. Those are not examples of fascism; they are examples of opportune tragedies to be mindful of. As the Reichstag fire led to Nazi Germany, as the Gulf led to Vietnam, and as Ferdinand's assassination led to WWII, so to will Trump lead to Fascism (according to him).
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Feb 23, 2017
WWII? IT LED TO WWI, the first one. The staged assault on the Gleiwitz station triggered WW2.
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Feb 20, 2017
Mica, Good grief... so you are the apologist for some intellectually challenged posting by a hater?
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Feb 18, 2017
The headline suggests that the writer thinks they do. Lorre doesn't say anything about fascism, but the writer seems to think he does by mentioning Reichstag, Tonkin, and Ferdinand's assassination.
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