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23rd Sep '16 4:13:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** 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.

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

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** 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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* ''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
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** 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.
23rd Aug '16 3:30:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} gets into this quite often, especially with their "Greatest Conservative..." lists of things from popular culture. Some of them make sense, while others are [[PoesLaw so absurd it's just about impossible to interpret their inclusion as anything other than satirical humor]]. To give just one example: their affirmation that ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' is an anti-socialist movie, based on a mostly forgettable line by the protagonist about how he doesn't care about studying socialists in history class, rings hollow because it's pretty clear that Ferris Bueller doesn't care about ''any'' political system and has no grasp of political science anyway (such as when he says that socialists could be [[CommieNazis "fascist anarchists"]] for all he cares).

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* Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Conservapedia gets into this quite often, especially with their "Greatest Conservative..." lists of things from popular culture. Some of them make sense, while others are [[PoesLaw so absurd it's just about impossible to interpret their inclusion as anything other than satirical humor]]. To give just one example: their affirmation that ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' is an anti-socialist movie, based on a mostly forgettable line by the protagonist about how he doesn't care about studying socialists in history class, rings hollow because it's pretty clear that Ferris Bueller doesn't care about ''any'' political system and has no grasp of political science anyway (such as when he says that socialists could be [[CommieNazis "fascist anarchists"]] for all he cares).
22nd Aug '16 6:42:44 PM optimusjamie
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18th Aug '16 9:44:52 AM NubianSatyress
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* Observant viewers noted many things in ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie'' being eeriely similar to RealLife. It has references to ''Amnesty International'' and the "Coexist" logo, the 3 main birds are the colours of the German flag (and in at least one scene even in the same order), the pigs have beards which look strangely Arabian (especially odd considering none of the pigs in the original game have beards), there's a bald eagle that looks similar to a certain presidential candidate, a mime bird shows up (reminiscent of the Paris attacks) and various other such details. Taking all of these together, one could think that the movie is about the European refugee crisis and radical islam invading the so-far peaceful bird island (standing for Europe and North America) to steal all our children and then blow everything up.
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* Observant Some viewers noted many things see an allegory to the European refugee crisis in ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie'' being eeriely similar to RealLife.''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie''. It has references to ''Amnesty International'' and the "Coexist" logo, the 3 main birds are the colours of the German flag (and in at least one scene even in the same order), the pigs have beards which look strangely Arabian (especially odd considering none of the pigs in the original game have beards), there's a bald eagle that looks similar to a certain presidential candidate, a mime bird shows up (reminiscent of the Paris attacks) and various other such details. Taking all of these together, one could think that the movie is about the European refugee crisis and radical islam invading the so-far peaceful bird island (standing for Europe and North America) to steal all our children and then blow everything up.\n[[/folder]]\n
18th Aug '16 9:38:04 AM NubianSatyress
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** The movie is also incredibly egalitarian in general, not just race. The basic message is "don't pity yourself or play the victim to gain sympathy, instead work harder and prove yourself because arbitrary traits like your species, race, gender or looks ultimately do not matter, it only matters ''who'' you are and what you do".
18th Aug '16 6:13:45 AM Wildcard
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** The movie is also incredibly egalitarian in general, not just race. The basic message is "don't pity yourself or play the victim to gain sympathy, instead work harder and prove yourself because arbitrary traits like your species, race, gender or looks ultimately do not matter, it only matters ''who'' you are and what you do". This flies right in the face against racism, sexism and any form of social justice identity politics.

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** The movie is also incredibly egalitarian in general, not just race. The basic message is "don't pity yourself or play the victim to gain sympathy, instead work harder and prove yourself because arbitrary traits like your species, race, gender or looks ultimately do not matter, it only matters ''who'' you are and what you do". This flies right in the face against racism, sexism and any form of social justice identity politics.
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