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27th Jul '17 9:26:10 AM bowserbros
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* While initially written as a song promoting racial harmony in the context of the Rodney King beating, "Black or White" by ''Music/MichaelJackon'' easily resonates in the latter half of TheNewTens as a call against identity politics as a whole, with increasing polarization among racial and political groups becoming a serious topic in public discourse and a point of disdain among moderates and centrists. Jackson's message of "why can't we all just get along" is a question that many of these people have been asking, with many agreeing that "Black or White" is especially necessary nowadays.

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* While initially written as a song promoting racial harmony in the context of the Rodney King beating, "Black or White" by ''Music/MichaelJackon'' Music/MichaelJackson easily resonates in the latter half of TheNewTens as a call against identity politics as a whole, with increasing polarization among racial and political groups becoming a serious topic in public discourse and a point of disdain among moderates and centrists. Jackson's message of "why can't we all just get along" is a question that many of these people have been asking, with many agreeing that "Black or White" is especially necessary nowadays.
27th Jul '17 9:24:56 AM bowserbros
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* While initially written as a song promoting racial harmony in the context of the Rodney King beating, "Black or White" by ''Music/MichaelJackon'' easily resonates in the latter half of TheNewTens as a call against identity politics as a whole, with increasing polarization among racial and political groups becoming a serious topic in public discourse and a point of disdain among moderates and centrists. Jackson's message of "why can't we all just get along" is a question that many of these people have been asking, with many agreeing that "Black or White" is especially necessary nowadays.
27th Jul '17 4:29:35 AM Fiendish
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** The ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode "Critical Care" -- in which the Doctor is forced to try to ethically navigate an alien [[CrapsackWorld crapsack hospital]] where treatment is given based on the wealth of the patient, not medical need -- would be an on-the-nose commentary about US healthcare if it aired ''today''.
20th Jul '17 9:03:30 PM BlackPrince1330
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** The Hound straight-up executing suspects, instead of bringing them in for trial, is now an eerie metaphor for how often police kill unarmed individuals - especially people of color, along with the tactics used in the War on Terror.
18th Jul '17 7:23:57 PM LaptopGuy
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* Wrestling/MuhammadHassan was an Arab-American heel who was angry at America for being ostracized in society after 9/11, over the fear that he was a terrorist or al-Qaeda sympathizer. The gimmick was very controversial and was permanently shelved after the July 7, 2005 London suicide bombings, following an angle that made him actually look like a terrorist. At the time, these concerns about Islamophobia were limited to the fringes of American society, namely Muslim rights groups and democratic socialists, and was barely on the minds of most other people. Hassan's gimmick is much more timely nowadays, as the controversial anti-Muslim rhetoric of Donald Trump has brought these issues to the forefront. Despite the fact that ISIS's reign of terror has continued, much of the country has become increasingly sympathetic to Muslim Americans, and more likely to see jihadists as little more than an extremist fringe in the religion rather than the dominant face of Islam. Thus, to many people, Hassan's concerns are still very valid today and even more relevant than they were in 2005.
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18th Jul '17 1:32:47 AM LaptopGuy
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** Thanks to theories on global climate change, the depiction of people going mad and dying from extreme heat in "The Midnight Sun" is far more unsettling today.

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** Thanks to theories on global climate change, change that are increasingly agreed to be true, the depiction of people going mad and dying from extreme heat in "The Midnight Sun" is far more unsettling today.



* "I'm Afraid of Americans" by Music/DavidBowie is one big sardonic callout towards the prevalence of gun violence, poverty, and overall degeneracy in American society. Granted, it's not as harsh towards America as [[Music/BruceSpringsteen "Born in the USA"]], but the message is still pretty powerful today, especially after several deadly mass shootings[[labelnote:*]]such as the murder of twenty children and six teachers at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando (which, at a death toll of 49, was the deadliest shooting in America)[[/labelnote]] brought the issue of gun control back into the public eye, police brutality against blacks became a serious issue, and the 2016 presidential election dividing Democrats and Republicans even further away from each other.

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* "I'm Afraid of Americans" by Music/DavidBowie is one big sardonic callout towards the prevalence of gun violence, poverty, and overall degeneracy in American society. Granted, it's not as harsh towards America as [[Music/BruceSpringsteen "Born in the USA"]], but the message is still pretty powerful today, especially after several deadly mass shootings[[labelnote:*]]such as the murder of twenty children and six teachers at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando (which, at a death toll of 49, was the deadliest shooting in America)[[/labelnote]] American history)[[/labelnote]] brought the issue of gun control back into the public eye, police brutality against blacks became a serious issue, and anti-immigration rhetoric became increasingly common, the rape debate raged on, the 2016 presidential election dividing Democrats and Republicans even further away from each other.other, and nearly half the country living in fear of their newly elected president.
15th Jul '17 11:20:21 PM prettycure12
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* ''Film/DirtyDancing'' contains a subplot where Baby helps raise money for a woman to get an illegal abortion. The heroic characters in the movie don't discuss or question whether or not it is right to do this, only that it is dangerous for them to do something illegal, and the abortion itself is only a difficult process due to the fact that its illegality means the doctor is charging an extreme price and uninterested in providing aftercare. This was unremarkable enough in the 80s that ''Dirty Dancing'' was and is still seen as a fluffy ChickFlick, but since the rise of pro-life activism in the 90s, it comes across as a shocking feminist statement about the right to choose and the need for legal abortion access for women's safety.
4th Jul '17 9:18:37 PM snowydaybro
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* ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'' contains an early transgender character, Roberta Muldoon, who InUniverse makes a highly publicized transition from a professional football player to an activist for women's rights. The character is treated in a surprisingly serious manner, in that she's rarely played for laughs (or at least no more so than the rest of the cast) and is one of the few characters who comes across as consistently kind, generous, and level-headed (she experiences deep regret [[spoiler: that she did not take the bullet that killed Jenny Fields]] and later serves as an affectionate substitute mother for the Garp children [[spoiler: after their own parents die]]). There is a particularly touching scene [[spoiler: after Roberta's death]] in which televised sportscasters make a point of honoring her life's work by not misgendering her.
24th Jun '17 7:16:41 AM Jaabi
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** One factor as to why ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' went from being derided for its poor story to being a CultClassic (at least, [[AmericansHateTingle in the West]]) may be the similarities of its plot, and even some of its writing, to ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', an omnipresent fandom in the early 2010s, when ''V'' was rediscovered. (These similarities were coincidental - when Creator/AndrewHussie was asked about it, he said he had never played ''FFV''.)
20th Jun '17 12:08:20 PM hobbledehoy899
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* "I'm Afraid of Americans" by Music/DavidBowie is one big sardonic callout towards the prevalence of gun violence, poverty, and overall degeneracy in American society. Granted, it's not as harsh towards America as [[Music/BruceSpringsteen "Born in the USA"]], but the message is still pretty powerful today, especially after several deadly mass shootings[[labelnote:*]]such as the murder of twenty children and six teachers at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando (which, at a death toll of 49, was the deadliest shooting in America)[[/labelnote]] brought the issue of gun control back into the public eye, police brutality against blacks became a serious issue, and Donald Trump was elected president.

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* "I'm Afraid of Americans" by Music/DavidBowie is one big sardonic callout towards the prevalence of gun violence, poverty, and overall degeneracy in American society. Granted, it's not as harsh towards America as [[Music/BruceSpringsteen "Born in the USA"]], but the message is still pretty powerful today, especially after several deadly mass shootings[[labelnote:*]]such as the murder of twenty children and six teachers at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando (which, at a death toll of 49, was the deadliest shooting in America)[[/labelnote]] brought the issue of gun control back into the public eye, police brutality against blacks became a serious issue, and Donald Trump was elected president.the 2016 presidential election dividing Democrats and Republicans even further away from each other.
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