History Literature / AWorldOfLaughterAWorldOfTears

11th Jun '16 1:51:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* MoralGuardians: Protests by the Mickey Mouse Club strangle ''{{Playboy}}'' magazine in its cradle, kill MarilynMonroe's career, stifle America's counterculture and drive it overseas, and, by stringently supporting segregation, cause the CivilRightsMovement to give up non-violent protest.

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* MoralGuardians: Protests by the Mickey Mouse Club strangle ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine in its cradle, kill MarilynMonroe's career, stifle America's counterculture and drive it overseas, and, by stringently supporting segregation, cause the CivilRightsMovement to give up non-violent protest.
8th Apr '16 8:45:16 PM redandready45
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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and John Stennis election]], according to black activists and college students.

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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and vs John Stennis election]], Stennis]], according to black activists and college students.
22nd Mar '16 3:37:40 PM redandready45
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* GoodParents: Pat Brown to Jerry. [[spoiler: Despite his political career being killed by Jerry's activism, Pat encourages him to fight for justice]].
22nd Mar '16 3:36:08 PM redandready45
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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and John Stennis election]], according to black activists and college students.



* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.

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* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.itself as the country grows more authoritarian.


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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. J. Edgar Hoover is far more vindictive than ever after [[spoiler: being injured in an assassination]], and its implied [[spoiler: the government made deals with drug dealers]].
* ClassTraitor: Lyndon Johnson is viewed as this for his moderate views on race. When he runs for President in 1956, he even loses ''Texas''.


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* PetTheDog: Cohn giving a heartfelt eulogy to [[VillainousBreakdown Joe [=McCarthy=] ]], as well as praising Walt Disney's vision.


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* TokenGoodTeammate: Jimmie Dodd and Everett Dirksen in the Disney cabinet. Nelson Rockefeller becomes the only major political figure that is actively preventing the collapse of civil liberties.
22nd Mar '16 3:26:01 PM redandready45
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* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.


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* NetworkDecay: InUniverse, the Disney Corporation closes down its animation department, with many animators going over to Warner Brothers. Disney devotes itself to making pro-American propaganda.
17th Feb '16 10:21:46 AM Snarf
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Barry Goldwater delivers an ''epic'' one to Rockwell on the floor of the Republican National Convention.
11th Dec '15 5:51:40 PM redandready45
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* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: When the Republican Convention is deadlocked, Rockwell offers to support Goldwater if they join on the same ticket. Goldwater not only refuses, but does so in a way that completely shreds Rockwell's chances]].
12th Nov '15 9:58:18 PM redandready45
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ed Wood and Orson Welles.
12th Nov '15 8:06:00 PM redandready45
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Walt Disney may be an old time racist, [[spoiler: but he attacks Roy Cohn for trying to exploit the murder of one of the Little Rock 9]].
1st Oct '15 7:37:48 AM MechWarrior
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Various narrators and characters include White House [[ManipulativeBastard Chief of Staff]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn Roy Cohn]], [[OnlySaneMan White House]] [[TheWoobie Press Secretary]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dodd James W. Dodd]] [[RebelLeader protest organizer]] and [[AWorldHalfFull future president]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown Jerry Brown]], expatriate film director OrsonWelles, Senator [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lincoln_Rockwell George Rockwell]], government sponsored writer Creator/RobertAHeinlein, a mysterious beatnik known only as "[[CloudCuckooLander Beano]]", a young UsefulNotes/BillClinton, a civil rights leader called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldridge_Cleaver Eldridge Cleaver]], ''Sandstorm'' lead singer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson Brian Wilson]] and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many, many more.]]

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Various narrators and characters include White House [[ManipulativeBastard Chief of Staff]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn Roy Cohn]], [[OnlySaneMan White House]] [[TheWoobie Press Secretary]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dodd James W. Dodd]] [[RebelLeader protest organizer]] and [[AWorldHalfFull future president]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown Jerry Brown]], expatriate film director OrsonWelles, Creator/OrsonWelles, Senator [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lincoln_Rockwell George Rockwell]], government sponsored writer Creator/RobertAHeinlein, a mysterious beatnik known only as "[[CloudCuckooLander Beano]]", a young UsefulNotes/BillClinton, a civil rights leader called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldridge_Cleaver Eldridge Cleaver]], ''Sandstorm'' lead singer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson Brian Wilson]] and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many, many more.]]



* CulturePolice: The Mickey Mouse Club and its eager children and parents use patriotism and accusations of Un-American activity to browbeat (or just beat down) 1950s counterculture. This drives Elvis, the Beatniks, and various Hollywood filmmakers (OrsonWelles among them) to Europe, particularly London, France, and Berlin.

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* CulturePolice: The Mickey Mouse Club and its eager children and parents use patriotism and accusations of Un-American activity to browbeat (or just beat down) 1950s counterculture. This drives Elvis, the Beatniks, and various Hollywood filmmakers (OrsonWelles (Creator/OrsonWelles among them) to Europe, particularly London, France, and Berlin.



* WhatDidIDoLastNight: OrsonWelles wakes up in the morning having declared to Vampira under the influence of a drink too many during the night.

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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles wakes up in the morning having declared to Vampira under the influence of a drink too many during the night.



** There is also the fact that, so far at least, most of the world outside the USA haven't gotten all that much worse than they would be. In fact, several parts seems to be better off. For example, the European culture scene, especially in Berlin, Paris and London profit from the emigration of influential US-American artists like OrsonWelles and Music/ElvisPresley.

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** There is also the fact that, so far at least, most of the world outside the USA haven't gotten all that much worse than they would be. In fact, several parts seems to be better off. For example, the European culture scene, especially in Berlin, Paris and London profit from the emigration of influential US-American artists like OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles and Music/ElvisPresley.



** Also, Creator/EdWood has a job as loyal and appreciated apprentice to OrsonWelles.

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** Also, Creator/EdWood has a job as loyal and appreciated apprentice to OrsonWelles.Creator/OrsonWelles.
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