History Main / WhatDoYouMeanitsNotPolitical

20th Nov '16 12:00:12 PM Chabal2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Literature/{{Discworld}} gets a bit of this from time to time. For example: The claims that ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' or ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' are directly about the Iraq war (even though ''Jingo'' was written years before it).

to:

* Literature/{{Discworld}} gets a bit of this from time to time. For example: The claims that ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' or ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' are directly about the Iraq war (even though ''Jingo'' was written years before it).it), while ''Discworld/SmallGods'' has been described as a critique of Christianity by some people and a ''defense'' thereof by others.
7th Nov '16 10:58:26 AM Malady
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* An in-universe example in ''Literature/It'' by {{Creator/StephenKing}}: when Bill Denbrough is in college in the early 1970s, he takes a writing class with a left-leaning professor who only likes stories that make a political point. For this reason, he dislikes most of Bill's apolitical sci-fi and horror stories. The only story he gives a good grade to is one about an alien conflict that he interprets as having an anti-war message.

to:

* An in-universe example in ''Literature/It'' ''Literature/{{It}}'' by {{Creator/StephenKing}}: when Bill Denbrough is in college in the early 1970s, he takes a writing class with a left-leaning professor who only likes stories that make a political point. For this reason, he dislikes most of Bill's apolitical sci-fi and horror stories. The only story he gives a good grade to is one about an alien conflict that he interprets as having an anti-war message.
3rd Nov '16 10:01:35 AM chopshop
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Internet critics went wild claiming ''Series/LukeCage'', the story of a superpowered bulletproof black man, just ''had'' to be commentary on police brutality towards black men, which was a hot button issue at the time. Some went as far as to claim Luke Cage was created entirely in response to said issue ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer he wasn't]]; [[OlderThanTheyThink the character was created decades beforehand]]). Some of the show's creators even encouraged this sort of thinking, doing things like having Luke [[FauxSymbolism wear a black hoodie in reference to the Trayvon Martin shooting]]. The actual show doesn't really say much about the matter; it focuses more on internal problems in the black community such as gang violence and Luke only comes into conflict with police after being framed for a crime (and even then they don't try to kill him). Ironically, this exact sort of "everything is political/racial" mindset is exploited by a villain in the show to turn the public against Luke and score easy points by getting people panicked.
31st Oct '16 6:54:25 PM Jinren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Richard Adams has always claimed that ''Literature/WatershipDown'' is simply a children's book. However, many fans disagree with him and see the book as a rabbit version of ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' with the allegory taking aim at fascism and appeasement. Others see it as an attempt to fashion an English version of ''Literature/TheAeneid.'' This would make it a children's book that includes infanticide, main characters ripping each other to shreds, a character that sees fields full of blood, mass poisoning, and several characters being shot or torn to bits by larger animals.

to:

* Richard Adams has always claimed that ''Literature/WatershipDown'' is simply a children's book. However, many fans disagree with him and see the book as a rabbit version of ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' with the allegory taking aim at fascism and appeasement. Others see it as an attempt to fashion an English version of ''Literature/TheAeneid.'' This would make it a children's book that includes infanticide, main characters ripping each other to shreds, a character that sees fields full of blood, mass poisoning, and several characters being shot or torn to bits by larger animals.''
25th Oct '16 6:58:09 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/StarWars'' features a complex example. WordOfGod says the plot to the series was thought up in the 1970s and based on [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon contemporary]] [[VietnamWar events]], but many suspect GeorgeLucas' storywriting to be somewhat of an IndyPloy, the prequels storyline not crystalizing until later. Furthermore, there is Anakin's "If you are not with me, then you're my enemy" quote, which is an OlderThanTheyThink quote, one from Literature/TheBible.
** The process by which Darth Sidious takes control of the Galactic Republic in the ''Film/StarWars'' prequel trilogy has been interpreted by some as a metaphor for the perceived centralization of power in the [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush administration]] -- a claim GeorgeLucas denies, and which is pretty blatantly not the case, seeing as the principal details of the story were sketched out in the mid-'70s, and summarized in the foreword to the {{novelization}} of ''Film/ANewHope''.

to:

* ''Franchise/StarWars'' features a complex example. WordOfGod says the plot to the series was thought up in the 1970s and based on [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon contemporary]] [[VietnamWar events]], but many suspect GeorgeLucas' Creator/GeorgeLucas' storywriting to be somewhat of an IndyPloy, the prequels storyline not crystalizing until later. Furthermore, there is Anakin's "If you are not with me, then you're my enemy" quote, which is an OlderThanTheyThink quote, one from Literature/TheBible.
** The process by which Darth Sidious takes control of the Galactic Republic in the ''Film/StarWars'' prequel trilogy has been interpreted by some as a metaphor for the perceived centralization of power in the [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush administration]] -- a claim GeorgeLucas George Lucas denies, and which is pretty blatantly not the case, seeing as the principal details of the story were sketched out in the mid-'70s, and summarized in the foreword to the {{novelization}} of ''Film/ANewHope''.
23rd Sep '16 4:13:26 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Some have interpreted the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' as an allegory for WorldWarII, despite Tolkien's [[WordOfGod explicit denial]] that he was into allegory, stated dislike of the concept, irritation at speculation over the one Ring's "symbolism" and the fact the storyline was conceived, in part, from WorldWarI.

to:

** Some have interpreted the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' as an allegory for WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, despite Tolkien's [[WordOfGod explicit denial]] that he was into allegory, stated dislike of the concept, irritation at speculation over the one Ring's "symbolism" and the fact the storyline was conceived, in part, from WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
9th Sep '16 10:17:38 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** And both situations mirror the founding of TheRomanEmpire, and other historical situations too numerous to mention. RealLife is using a RecycledScript.

to:

** And both situations mirror the founding of TheRomanEmpire, UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire, and other historical situations too numerous to mention. RealLife is using a RecycledScript.
26th Aug '16 1:20:31 PM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/DeuxExMankindDivided'' takes it in the opposite direction, where those with augmentations are treated as second-class citizens after "The Incident", which was straight-up called "mechanical apartheid" in promotional materials.

to:

* ''VideoGame/DeuxExMankindDivided'' ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided'' takes it in the opposite direction, where those with augmentations are treated as second-class citizens after "The Incident", which was straight-up called "mechanical apartheid" in promotional materials.
26th Aug '16 1:14:00 PM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/DeuxExMankindDivided'' takes it in the opposite direction, where those with augmentations are treated as second-class citizens after "The Incident", which was straight-up called "mechanical apartheid" in promotional materials.
26th Aug '16 1:11:45 PM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** On top of that, the augmentation debate has a case of EnemyMine, where those that object to it based on religious grounds are paired with those that object to it on economic grounds. The former see it as an affront to God by interfering with His design, while the latter see it as causing the gap between wealthy and poor to become even wider, as those that have augments will get preferential treatment because they're physically more capable.
This list shows the last 10 events of 431. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WhatDoYouMeanitsNotPolitical