But that's a failing in her realizing how absurdly race focused the left has become, not any failing in the analogy itself.
If only there weren't a history of racially calling black people apes, then you might have a point.
You do realize that both sides can be wrong? Just because the left overly attach race to everything, doesn't mean the right doesn't often say or do, at a minimum, racially ignorant things.
I do realize this. I said so in this thread, about Roseanne's comments. She should have been aware, in this PC obsessed society, that her words would automatically and entirely be interpreted in a racial context, and thus not said what she said.
This does not change the fact, however, that conservatives do see parallels between distopian films like Brave New World, 1984, Animal Farm, Gattica, and yes... Planet of the Apes, and the sorts of social ideology that the far left espouses. We do view those sorts of stories as cautionary tales of the sorts of dangers which can result with too much social engineering, even when done with the best of intentions. And when we compare someone to one of these films, we are actually making that social ideology comparison and expressing that caution.
Obviously, I can't discount the possibility that Roseanne is just a horrible racist (seems like this is a theme here), and views black people as subhuman primates, and can't help but call them monkey, ape, whatever. It's possible. I can't read the woman's mind (and wouldn't want to if I could). And yes, I said that right at the freaking beginning of all of this.
Can you realize the same thing? That there can be multiple interpretations of something? And that they're not always 100% true or false? I'm not insisting that my interpretation is the one and only valid one for what Roseanne meant. I am, however, responding to a whole bunch of other people who are doing exactly that, and pointing out that this isn't the only interpretation and maybe it's wrong to just assume that one must be the 100% truth.
See how that works?