Popular Culture Review 29.1 (Spring 2018) - Page 39

her campaign, had strong connections to the African-American community, voiced support for Black Lives Matter, and generally presented an inclusive and welcoming vision of the United States as a place of racial and gender diversity. In opposition to these inclusive models of leadership, Garrosh Hellscream in Patch 5.4 of World of Warcraft refers to “pitiful” allied races as inferior. His conflicts with allied races lead to a fracturing of the Horde and reformation of a racially pure “true Horde” he describes as “the Orcish Horde, the True Horde” which uses “anger, hatred, and fear” as tools of war; after Garrosh is deposed, the Horde returns to its prior racial diversity. This attitude towards “pitiful” inferior races has parallels to Trump’s descriptions of Mexican immigrants “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” as well as his anti-Islamic policies. One should note, though, that members of both Horde and Alliance have some legitimate reasons to be concerned about the undead. The Forsaken, as is the case with real world marginalized movements such as the Palestine Liberation Organization or the Irish Republican Army, resorted to terrorism. In particular, they are exper