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15th May '18 6:18:12 PM WillBGood
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* [[http://www.motherjones.com/files/imagecache/top-of-content-image/kids-cook-master.jpg This illustration by Ben Dreyfuss]] turned up in an article in ''Mother Jones'': for now, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment never mind what the article was about]], just let that picture sink in.

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* %%* [[http://www.motherjones.com/files/imagecache/top-of-content-image/kids-cook-master.jpg This illustration by Ben Dreyfuss]] turned up in an article in ''Mother Jones'': for now, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment never mind what the article was about]], just let that picture sink in.
8th May '18 5:16:48 PM Malady
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* ''Manga/KotouraSan''... ''[[ExaggeratedTrope Good grief]]''. The people are [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal literally living in lies]] and [[IgnoranceIsBliss ignorant bliss]]. Practically everyone has NoSympathy, and Haruka is among the rare few who realizes what's wrong with this society thanks to her {{Telepathy}} and [[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently exposing everyone's true feelings]] [[CassandraTruth to their denial, disbelief]], and [[MindOverManners chargin]] even though [[PowerIncontinence she can't help it]]. [[FromBadToWorse Worse]], her once "ChildhoodFriends" [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer then outcast]] "[[YouMonster the monster]]" (Haruka) so disgracefully, [[TraumaButton the insult haunts her for much of her life afterwards]].

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* ''Manga/KotouraSan''... ''[[ExaggeratedTrope Good grief]]''. The people are [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal literally living in lies]] lies and [[IgnoranceIsBliss ignorant bliss]]. Practically everyone has NoSympathy, and Haruka is among the rare few who realizes what's wrong with this society thanks to her {{Telepathy}} and [[InnocentlyInsensitive innocently exposing everyone's true feelings]] [[CassandraTruth to their denial, disbelief]], and [[MindOverManners chargin]] even though [[PowerIncontinence she can't help it]]. [[FromBadToWorse Worse]], her once "ChildhoodFriends" [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer then outcast]] "[[YouMonster the monster]]" (Haruka) so disgracefully, [[TraumaButton the insult haunts her for much of her life afterwards]].
30th Apr '18 9:27:45 PM infernape612
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-->-- '''''Disney/WreckItRalph'''''

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-->-- '''''Disney/WreckItRalph''''' ''Disney/WreckItRalph''
29th Apr '18 8:50:12 AM ACW
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Contrast with SugarBowl, the (usually) non-ironic version of this trope. Compare and contrast VileVillainSaccharineShow and the similar UncannyVillage wherein a world becomes a perfectly ordinary SugarBowl if its horrifying villain were removed, whereas a Crapsaccharine World is fundamentally rotten to the core. The two can overlap, however, if the villain is enough of a CompleteMonster to make their world look good in comparison. Contrast PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny, FauxtivationalPoster, and AWorldHalfFull, where it looks like a CrapsackWorld, but it ''can'' get better. HappinessIsMandatory can be this, but often fails to create even a pleasant veneer over things.

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Contrast with SugarBowl, the (usually) non-ironic version of this trope. Compare and contrast VileVillainSaccharineShow and the similar UncannyVillage wherein a world becomes a perfectly ordinary SugarBowl if its horrifying villain were removed, whereas a Crapsaccharine World is fundamentally rotten to the core. The two can overlap, however, if the villain is bad enough of a CompleteMonster to make their world look good in comparison. Contrast PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny, FauxtivationalPoster, and AWorldHalfFull, where it looks like a CrapsackWorld, but it ''can'' get better. HappinessIsMandatory can be this, but often fails to create even a pleasant veneer over things.
25th Apr '18 1:12:05 AM stopaskingme2signin
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Contrast with SugarBowl, the (usually) non-ironic version of this trope. Compare and contrast VileVillainSaccharineShow and the similar UncannyVillage wherein a world becomes a perfectly ordinary SugarBowl if its horrifying villain were removed, whereas a Crapsaccharine World is fundamentally rotten to the core. Contrast PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny, FauxtivationalPoster, and AWorldHalfFull, where it looks like a CrapsackWorld, but it ''can'' get better. HappinessIsMandatory can be this, but often fails to create even a pleasant veneer over things.

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Contrast with SugarBowl, the (usually) non-ironic version of this trope. Compare and contrast VileVillainSaccharineShow and the similar UncannyVillage wherein a world becomes a perfectly ordinary SugarBowl if its horrifying villain were removed, whereas a Crapsaccharine World is fundamentally rotten to the core. The two can overlap, however, if the villain is enough of a CompleteMonster to make their world look good in comparison. Contrast PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny, FauxtivationalPoster, and AWorldHalfFull, where it looks like a CrapsackWorld, but it ''can'' get better. HappinessIsMandatory can be this, but often fails to create even a pleasant veneer over things.
20th Apr '18 6:58:49 PM nombretomado
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** The ''Treehouse Of Horror'' segment "The Bart Zone" a parody of the aforementioned ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode.

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** The ''Treehouse Of Horror'' segment "The Bart Zone" a parody of the aforementioned ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' episode.
20th Apr '18 6:56:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "It's a Good Life", from the Jerome Bixby story of the same name. Small town USA with everyone bright and happy about to celebrate the birthday of a 6-year-old boy with lots of presents and love. Until we find out that the 6-year-old boy (played by Billy Mumy of ''Series/LostInSpace'' and ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' fame) is a telepath who requires everyone to be bright and happy all the time, otherwise he kills them in rather horrible ways. Everyone constantly mumbles to themselves about how happy they are, otherwise they die. Or worse -- if they are people he loves, he might try to ''help'' them. He still tries to "help" them in the 2002 revival because he was never taught that this was wrong; everybody, including his own mother, hates and fears him because for this.
** The [[Series/TheTwilightZone2002 2002 version of the show]] had its own example in the titular gated community in "Evergreen", where children considered "unsalvageable", as in not fitting their definition of a happy household member, are sent to "Arcadia Military School", [[spoiler: really a fertilizer plant, where they are killed and turned into fertilizer, so they can "help the world in someway for a change".]] The cold indifference of the people, [[MoraleEventHorizon who allowed this to "bring peace to their household"]], makes this one of the most unsettling episodes of the reboot.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'':
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episode "It's a Good Life", Life" in [[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 the original series]], from the Jerome Bixby story of the same name. Small town USA with everyone bright and happy about to celebrate the birthday of a 6-year-old boy with lots of presents and love. Until we find out that the 6-year-old boy (played by Billy Mumy of ''Series/LostInSpace'' and ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' ''Series/BabylonFive'' fame) is a telepath who requires everyone to be bright and happy all the time, otherwise he kills them in rather horrible ways. Everyone constantly mumbles to themselves about how happy they are, otherwise they die. Or worse -- if they are people he loves, he might try to ''help'' them. He still tries to "help" them in the 2002 revival because he was never taught that this was wrong; everybody, including his own mother, hates and fears him because for this.
** The [[Series/TheTwilightZone2002 2002 version of the show]] had its own show]]'s example in is the titular gated community in "Evergreen", where children considered "unsalvageable", as in not fitting their definition of a happy household member, are sent to "Arcadia Military School", [[spoiler: really a fertilizer plant, where they are killed and turned into fertilizer, so they can "help the world in someway for a change".]] The cold indifference of the people, [[MoraleEventHorizon who allowed this to "bring peace to their household"]], makes this one of the most unsettling episodes of the reboot.
17th Apr '18 9:22:05 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'': The Islands look wonderful compared to how grimy much of Miami is, with greenery and sea and sand everywhere, and then you realise criminals are equally omnipresent. Here, Tony can't even wipe them out for good, whereas in most of Miami he can permanently put down gangs.
11th Apr '18 4:46:29 AM nighttrainfm
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** Later seasons expand upon how bad things are, revealing that not only are Mewmen blatantly [[FantasticRacism racist]] toward the aforementioned monsters, said racism is a ''heavy'' case of DoubleStandard-- several inhabitants or allies of the kingdom, such as [[OurDemonsAreDifferent the Demons from Lucitor]], the Pigeon Kingdom, the Poney Head or the Magical High Commission are very blatantly as non-human and scary-looking as the monsters, but still get classified separately (and as such spared from most of the racism) on the sole basis they are either [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney rich]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections have been allies for generations]] or happen to have an important rank in the hierarchy. Eclipsa, the "Queen of Darkness" hailed as the BlackSheep of the royal family, turns out to have been a rather nice (if a bit selfish) woman whose sole crime was to leave a husband she hated for a monster she fell in love with- and said husband then [[spoiler:had her half-monster daughter [[{{Unperson}} erased from the records]] before handing her over to be raised by an abusive robot mother while he replaced her with a peasant girl, just because he refused to have someone half-monster inherit the throne]].

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** Later seasons expand upon how bad things are, revealing that not only are Mewmen blatantly [[FantasticRacism racist]] toward the aforementioned monsters, said racism is a ''heavy'' case of DoubleStandard-- several inhabitants or allies of the kingdom, such as [[OurDemonsAreDifferent the Demons from Lucitor]], the Pigeon Kingdom, the Poney Head or the Magical High Commission are very blatantly as non-human and scary-looking as the monsters, but still get classified separately (and as such spared from most of the racism) on the sole basis they are either [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney rich]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections have been allies for generations]] or happen to have an important rank in the hierarchy. Eclipsa, the "Queen of Darkness" hailed as the BlackSheep of the royal family, turns out to have been a rather nice (if a bit selfish) woman whose sole crime was to leave a husband she hated for a monster she fell in love with- and said husband then [[spoiler:had her half-monster daughter [[{{Unperson}} erased from the records]] before handing her over to be raised by an abusive robot mother while he replaced her with a peasant girl, just because he refused to have someone half-monster inherit the throne]]. throne.]]
11th Apr '18 4:46:13 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Part of the show's DeconstructiveParody of the MagicalGirl genre is that Star's homeworld of Mewni is not the shining kingdom it appears to be. Star is a MagicalGirl Princess who's been given too much power and freedom at too young an age and more than once terrorized her own people by accident. Her family rules over a beautiful, pastel-color-schemed CrapsackWorld styled after Medieval Europe, in that all of the people outside of nobility and the Royal family [[TheDungAges live in total squalor]] and the political structure is based heavily on MightMakesRight. To top it off, her family's history [[WrittenByTheWinners isn't exactly clean either]]--the hordes of monsters they keep out of the kingdom [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters have very legitimate reasons to resent them]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'':
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Part of the show's DeconstructiveParody of the MagicalGirl genre is that Star's homeworld of Mewni is not the shining kingdom it appears to be. Star is a MagicalGirl Princess who's been given too much power and freedom at too young an age and more than once terrorized her own people by accident. Her family rules over a beautiful, pastel-color-schemed CrapsackWorld styled after Medieval Europe, in that all of the people outside of nobility and the Royal family [[TheDungAges live in total squalor]] and the political structure is based heavily on MightMakesRight. To top it off, her family's history [[WrittenByTheWinners isn't exactly clean either]]--the hordes of monsters they keep out of the kingdom [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters have very legitimate reasons to resent them]].
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