Guillermo Del Toro Wants Cthulhu For President

The man who brought us “Pacific Rim” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” has decided to put his two cents into the upcoming American election. And while I normally think people who work in the arts need to stop acting like they are an authority on anything… del Toro really seems to be on to something here.

Now, some of our more innocent minded readers may be unsure who the great Cthulhu is, or even realize those red lines are meant to be tentacles.

The great one was originally developed by prolific horror writer H. P. Lovecraft in his short story The Call of Cthulhu, published in the 1928 edition of the Weird Tales horror magazine.

Cthulhu was established as a malevolent super-natural being trapped in R’lyeh, a fictional underwater city with non-Euclidean architecture. In the mythos, the demi-god is described as, “an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature…. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings.” Although the dead one who yet dreams may not have been born in this country, he does have the excuse of probably predating the living, so he might be grandfathered into the situation. It is unlikely that he was born at all, and just simply exists without beginning or end, so maybe the Supreme Court will treat it like a moot point, especially if we feed the Supreme Court to him.

When you can have the greater evil!

Sr. del Toro’s political aspiration served response to a tweet from Bill Kristol, editor of the conservative “Weekly Standard,” who recently wrote that an independent candidate will likely soon enter the race for the White House, as can be seen below.

As to be expected when a tentacled every-man who will slaughter the living and the dead, who will not escape judgement for even the dead will be judged, tries to join the political circle, Cthulhu has gotten his supporters who hope he will succeed. Support for he of a thousand deaths of which none will be spared has certainly been trending on social media.

I, for one, welcome our new overlord. Rananfta’, tuun aftft ghuftft fta tftaiaghsa’ag. Dun’s xuia ghuth su fta ru’ts, ang tla’ag sha rasa ur ftaa’ung ghusnatt su sha ang?

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