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12th Jun '16 6:33:19 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' includes a scene modeled on ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' where Scar and his hyena henchmen are [[PuttingOnTheReich equated with Nazis]]. This didn't go over well with [[https://books.google.com/books?id=IY575wkO03kC&pg=PA315&lpg=PA315&dq=%22die+zeit%22+%22the+lion+king%22&source=bl&ots=42LLZug-yr&sig=99x2GFy_ewlJK91SHIujLlTf39Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwA2oVChMIqKSO28bhyAIVSXI-Ch27zAAB#v=onepage&q=%22die%20zeit%22%20%22the%20lion%20king%22&f=false some German critics]], with ''Die Zeit'' actually accusing the film of endorsing fascism.

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' includes a scene modeled on ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' where Scar and his hyena henchmen are [[PuttingOnTheReich equated with Nazis]]. This didn't go over well with [[https://books.google.com/books?id=IY575wkO03kC&pg=PA315&lpg=PA315&dq=%22die+zeit%22+%22the+lion+king%22&source=bl&ots=42LLZug-yr&sig=99x2GFy_ewlJK91SHIujLlTf39Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwA2oVChMIqKSO28bhyAIVSXI-Ch27zAAB#v=onepage&q=%22die%20zeit%22%20%22the%20lion%20king%22&f=false some German critics]], with ''Die Zeit'' actually accusing the film of endorsing fascism.fascism (which is CompletelyMissingThePoint since Scar and his hyenas are the ''villains'', so them being compared to ThoseWackyNazis is clearly not a pro-fascism statement).
12th Jun '16 6:10:44 AM TheKaizerreich
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** It was also (more than once) accused of promoting communism, conformity, lack of critical thinking and a "the state takes care of everything" mentality (or a "everything should be free" mentality). Proponents of this tend to point fingers at Social Justice Warriors, which fit the bill more often than not, but there's definitely more responsible under the surface than a TV show made for babies.
12th Jun '16 6:03:33 AM TheKaizerreich
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** This claim may be inspired by the fact that the ''only'' religion of old (and by extension its "gods", i.e. the aliens standing in as these gods, or who inspired it) that is portrayed as good is Myth/NorseMythology. Said "gods" are a race of [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Sufficiently Advanced]][[TheGreys Grey Aliens]] called Asgard, who regularly help Earth (and the teams of the Stargate Command in particular, who earned their trust), while otherwise posing as benevolent gods to less advanced societies in the few times they show up on their planets. Basicly any other religion that shows up is staffed by Goa'uld, who are always evil and incredibly selfish (there is one exception in Lord Yu, who never claimed to be a God, and who was the first Chinese Emperor).

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** This claim may be inspired by the fact that the ''only'' religion of old (and by extension its "gods", i.e. the aliens standing in as these gods, or who inspired it) that is portrayed as good is Myth/NorseMythology. Said "gods" are a race of [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Sufficiently Advanced]][[TheGreys Advanced]] [[TheGreys Grey Aliens]] called Asgard, who regularly help Earth (and the teams of the Stargate Command in particular, who earned their trust), while otherwise posing as benevolent gods to less advanced societies in the few times they show up on their planets. Basicly any other religion that shows up is staffed by Goa'uld, who are always evil and incredibly selfish (there is one exception in Lord Yu, who never claimed to be a God, and who was the first Chinese Emperor).
12th Jun '16 6:02:15 AM TheKaizerreich
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** This claim may be inspired by the fact that the ''only'' religion of old (and by extension its "gods", i.e. the aliens standing in as these gods, or who inspired it) that is portrayed as good is Myth/NorseMythology. Said "gods" are a race of [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Sufficiently Advanced]][[TheGreys Grey Aliens]] called Asgard, who regularly help Earth (and the teams of the Stargate Command in particular, who earned their trust), while otherwise posing as benevolent gods to less advanced societies in the few times they show up on their planets. Basicly any other religion that shows up is staffed by Goa'uld, who are always evil and incredibly selfish (there is one exception in Lord Yu, who never claimed to be a God, and who was the first Chinese Emperor).
** There is also an exception for the Abrahamic religions. Christianity gets directly mentioned exactly once in the series, and then in a (more or less) positive light. The TrueCompanions travel to a world where the people were culled from MiddleAges England. Daniel posits a theory (which turns out to be wrong) that the Goa'uld who controls this world may be posing as the {{God}} of the Abrahamic faiths. Teal'c dismisses this idea, stating that he's read Literature/TheBible and finds it impossible to imagine that any Goa'uld could be as benevolent as the deity from that book. Meanwhile the other two, Islam and Judaism, are never adressed at all. There ''is'' however a Goa'uld who poses as {{Satan}} and turned a planet/moon into hell just because he could.



*** Christianity gets directly mentioned exactly once in the series, and then in a positive light. The TrueCompanions travel to a world where the people were culled from MiddleAges England. Daniel posits a theory (which turns out to be wrong) that the Goa'uld who controls this world may be posing as the {{God}} of the Abrahamic faiths. Teal'c dismisses this idea, stating that he's read Literature/TheBible and finds it impossible to imagine that any Goa'uld could be as benevolent as the deity from that book.
*** It's important to note that, while this is mostly in the background and not heavily discussed, the main characters themselves are shown as being on different wavelengths when it comes to religion. Jack O'Neill is snarkily irreverent and cynical towards religion in pretty much all its forms. Cam Mitchell tends to be positive about it, mostly through anecdotes about his very religious grandmother, but it's unclear whether or how much he himself believes the same things. Samantha Carter, in the face of her possible death, expressed the hope that after all of her work convincing enslaved people that they were following false gods, "somewhere one of those gods" was real. Her father, Jacob/Sel'mak, is openly a believer. The series supports religious tolerance (and the additional aesop that pretending to be a god in order to exploit people is bad), but it's hard to find a strong stance for or against religion per se. The series doesn't even condemn paganism, as it's never clear whether the Goa'uld created the ancient religions or simply decided to impersonate its deities.

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*** Christianity gets directly mentioned exactly once in the series, and then in a positive light. The TrueCompanions travel to a world where the people were culled from MiddleAges England. Daniel posits a theory (which turns out to be wrong) that the Goa'uld who controls this world may be posing as the {{God}} of the Abrahamic faiths. Teal'c dismisses this idea, stating that he's read Literature/TheBible and finds it impossible to imagine that any Goa'uld could be as benevolent as the deity from that book.
*** It's important to note that, while this is mostly in the background and not heavily discussed, the main characters themselves are shown as being on different wavelengths when it comes to religion. Jack O'Neill is snarkily irreverent and cynical towards religion in pretty much all its forms. Cam Mitchell tends to be positive about it, mostly through anecdotes about his very religious grandmother, but it's unclear whether or how much he himself believes the same things. Samantha Carter, in the face of her possible death, expressed the hope that after all of her work convincing enslaved people that they were following false gods, "somewhere one of those gods" was real. Her father, Jacob/Sel'mak, is openly a believer. The series supports religious tolerance (and the additional aesop that pretending to be a god in order to exploit people is bad), but it's hard to find a strong stance for or against religion per se. The series doesn't even condemn paganism, as it's never clear whether the Goa'uld created created/inspired the ancient religions or simply decided to impersonate its deities.deities (most clues given point at the former, though).
31st May '16 12:56:48 PM NubianSatyress
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** It should be noted, moreover, that the Fox television network (founded in 1987) and the Fox News Channel (founded in 1996) are two separate entities with differing agendas, even though they're owned by the same man (a man who, remember, was originally an Australian newspaper publisher with no ties to the Twentieth Century Fox film studio, which is wholly American). A lot of Fox's entertainment programming (most notably ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'') [[BitingTheHandHumor regularly ridicules Rupert Murdoch and the political beliefs he represents]] - and Murdoch himself, a social conservative, has vehemently butted heads with his own entertainment division in the past.
31st May '16 12:37:32 PM Viper16
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*** It's important to note that, while this is mostly in the background and not heavily discussed, the main characters themselves are shown as being on different wavelengths when it comes to religion. Jack O'Neill is snarkily irreverent and cynical towards religion in pretty much all its forms. Cam Mitchell tends to be positive about it, mostly through anecdotes about his very religious grandmother, but it's unclear whether or how much he himself believes the same things. Samantha Carter, in the face of her possible death, expressed the hope that after all of her work convincing enslaved people that they were following false gods, "somewhere one of those gods" was real. Her father, Jacob/Sel'mak, is openly a believer. The series supports religious tolerance (and the additional aesop that pretending to be a god in order to exploit people is bad), but it's hard to find a strong stance for or against religion per se. The series doesn't even condemn paganism, as it's never clear whether the Goa'uld created the ancient religions or simply decided to impersonate its deities.
30th May '16 10:44:12 PM jormis29
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* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'': One of the most prominent examples would be Souichiro Takagi (father of Saya), whose a right wing ultra-nationalist who comes into conflict with some of the Straw Liberals who still consider "them" to be human. The protagonists themselves are emphasized to be more individualistic based on the ensuing conflicts.

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* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'': One of the most prominent examples would be Souichiro Takagi (father of Saya), whose a right wing ultra-nationalist who comes into conflict with some of the Straw Liberals [[ZombieAdvocate who still consider "them" to be human.human]]. The protagonists themselves are emphasized to be more individualistic based on the ensuing conflicts.
30th May '16 10:41:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* Comparisons between the Ishvalans from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' and the War On Terror are a dime a dozen. WordOfGod is that they're based on the Ainu people of Japan, not Muslims. The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] rolls with the similarities.



* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' includes a scene modeled on ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' where Scar and his hyena henchmen are [[PuttingOnTheReich equated with Nazis]]. This didn't go over well with [[https://books.google.com/books?id=IY575wkO03kC&pg=PA315&lpg=PA315&dq=%22die+zeit%22+%22the+lion+king%22&source=bl&ots=42LLZug-yr&sig=99x2GFy_ewlJK91SHIujLlTf39Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwA2oVChMIqKSO28bhyAIVSXI-Ch27zAAB#v=onepage&q=%22die%20zeit%22%20%22the%20lion%20king%22&f=false some German critics]], with ''Die Zeit'' actually accusing the film of endorsing fascism.
* 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.



* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' (the book, not the musical) has been seen by critics as a metaphor not only for Nazism/Fascism but also for Nixonian politics. Then again, it may have been intentional...

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* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' (the book, not the musical) [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]]) has been seen by critics as a metaphor not only for Nazism/Fascism but also for Nixonian politics. Then again, it may have been intentional...



** It should be noted, moreover, that the Fox television network (founded in 1987) and the Fox News Channel (founded in 1996) are two separate entities with differing agendas, even though they're owned by the same man (a man who, remember, was originally an Australian newspaper publisher with no ties to the Twentieth Century Fox film studio, which is wholly American). A lot of Fox's entertainment programming (most notably ''TheSimpsons'') [[BitingTheHandHumor regularly ridicules Rupert Murdoch and the political beliefs he represents]] - and Murdoch himself, a social conservative, has vehemently butted heads with his own entertainment division in the past.

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** It should be noted, moreover, that the Fox television network (founded in 1987) and the Fox News Channel (founded in 1996) are two separate entities with differing agendas, even though they're owned by the same man (a man who, remember, was originally an Australian newspaper publisher with no ties to the Twentieth Century Fox film studio, which is wholly American). A lot of Fox's entertainment programming (most notably ''TheSimpsons'') ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'') [[BitingTheHandHumor regularly ridicules Rupert Murdoch and the political beliefs he represents]] - and Murdoch himself, a social conservative, has vehemently butted heads with his own entertainment division in the past.



* Parodied in this satirical article named [[https://medium.com/think-tube/my-little-pony-friendship-is-marxism-d8dcaac974eb#.bs7mcvjvf "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Marxism?"]]. It is about an in-story author named Cliven Irving who makes ridiculous claims that the tv show WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic is a tool by the "Six Pointer Commission", [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which is not at all an antisemitic slur]], to promote "Cultural Marxism" and LGBT activism.

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* Parodied in this satirical article named [[https://medium.com/think-tube/my-little-pony-friendship-is-marxism-d8dcaac974eb#.bs7mcvjvf "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Marxism?"]]. It is about an in-story author named Cliven Irving who makes ridiculous claims that the tv show WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is a tool by the "Six Pointer Commission", [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which is not at all an antisemitic slur]], to promote "Cultural Marxism" and LGBT activism.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' [[RedScare have been interpreted as a metaphor for Communism.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'':
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[[RedScare have been interpreted as a metaphor for Communism.]]



* Kathleen Richter of ''Ms. Magazine'' [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/09/my-little-homophobic-racist-smarts-shaming-pony/ caused quite a stir]] when she accused ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' of promoting an anti-feminist, anti-intellectual, homophobic, white-power viewpoint, largely due to a complete lack of fact checking. The ensuing backlash quickly prompted ''Ms. Magazine'' to follow her article with [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/24/my-little-non-homophobic-non-racist-non-smart-shaming-pony-a-rebuttal/ a rebuttal]] by the show's creator, Creator/LaurenFaust.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Kathleen Richter of ''Ms. Magazine'' [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/09/my-little-homophobic-racist-smarts-shaming-pony/ caused quite a stir]] when she accused ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' of promoting an anti-feminist, anti-intellectual, homophobic, white-power viewpoint, largely due to a complete lack of fact checking. The ensuing backlash quickly prompted ''Ms. Magazine'' to follow her article with [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/24/my-little-non-homophobic-non-racist-non-smart-shaming-pony-a-rebuttal/ a rebuttal]] by the show's creator, Creator/LaurenFaust.



* There's at least a few ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' fans that compare the Equalists' uprising to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiping_Rebellion Taiping Rebellion]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'':
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There's at least a few ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' fans that compare the Equalists' uprising to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiping_Rebellion Taiping Rebellion]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing'' includes a scene modeled on ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' where Scar and his hyena henchmen are [[PuttingOnTheReich equated with Nazis]]. This didn't go over well with [[https://books.google.com/books?id=IY575wkO03kC&pg=PA315&lpg=PA315&dq=%22die+zeit%22+%22the+lion+king%22&source=bl&ots=42LLZug-yr&sig=99x2GFy_ewlJK91SHIujLlTf39Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwA2oVChMIqKSO28bhyAIVSXI-Ch27zAAB#v=onepage&q=%22die%20zeit%22%20%22the%20lion%20king%22&f=false some German critics]], with ''Die Zeit'' actually accusing the film of endorsing fascism.
* 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.
30th May '16 10:10:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''HighSchoolOfTheDead'': One of the most prominent examples would be Souichiro Takagi(father of Saya), whose a right wing ultra-nationalist who comes into conflict with some of the Straw Liberals who still consider "them" to be human. The protagonists themselves are emphasized to be more individualistic based on the ensuing conflicts.

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* ''HighSchoolOfTheDead'': ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'': One of the most prominent examples would be Souichiro Takagi(father Takagi (father of Saya), whose a right wing ultra-nationalist who comes into conflict with some of the Straw Liberals who still consider "them" to be human. The protagonists themselves are emphasized to be more individualistic based on the ensuing conflicts.



* ''[[ComicBook/TheSmurfs Smurf versus Smurf]]'', where the Smurf village is divided in a mutually hostile Northern and Southern part because of language differences, gets a whole new perspective when you remember that it is originally a ''Belgian'' comic book.
** For the record, the northeastern part of Belgium (Flanders) is Dutch, and the southwestern part (Wallonia) is French. But this seems pretty superfluous when one realizes that the original Belgian name for "The Smurfs" (''Les Schtroumpfs'') combines both Latin and Germanic linguistic elements.

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* ''[[ComicBook/TheSmurfs Smurf versus Smurf]]'', where the Smurf village is divided in a mutually hostile Northern and Southern part because of language differences, gets a whole new perspective when you remember that it is originally a ''Belgian'' comic book.
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book. For the record, the northeastern part of Belgium (Flanders) is Dutch, and the southwestern part (Wallonia) is French. But this seems pretty superfluous when one realizes that the original Belgian name for "The Smurfs" (''Les Schtroumpfs'') combines both Latin and Germanic linguistic elements.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' has a scene where Remy's dad tells him how they have to hate and fear humans because humans will never stop trying to kill them, and there's nothing that can be done about it, so stop hoping for peace and just fight the war, or sentiments to that effect. While it's written well enough that you could put his words in the mouth of any leader in the midst of a bitter and apparently endless conflict, it's almost impossible to watch the scene without thinking "terrorists".
** It doesn't help at all that Remy has a mild ShutUpHannibal moment?

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' has a scene where Remy's dad tells him how they have to hate and fear humans because humans will never stop trying to kill them, and there's nothing that can be done about it, so stop hoping for peace and just fight the war, or sentiments to that effect. While it's written well enough that you could put his words in the mouth of any leader in the midst of a bitter and apparently endless conflict, it's almost impossible to watch the scene without thinking "terrorists".
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"terrorists". It doesn't help at all that Remy has a mild ShutUpHannibal moment?



* After watching ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', one can't help but wonder if some writers at Disney were tired about the racism in present day society and decided to make a ''very'' {{Anvilicious}} point about how bad it is. Given that it's not just one side doing the racist stereotyping, one wonders if they frequent social justice spheres, too.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
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After watching ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', one can't help but wonder if some writers at Disney were tired about the racism in present day society and decided to make a ''very'' {{Anvilicious}} point about how bad it is. Given that it's not just one side doing the racist stereotyping, one wonders if they frequent social justice spheres, too.



** "The sketch appears to be at least partly ironic commentary on attempts by the Japanese government and others to maintain optimism in the face of Japan's severe economic troubles, depicting men impoverished to the degree of having no clothing but the figurative fig leaf (though in this case the leaves are attached to the men's briefs) yet maintaining an irrational, irrepressible belief in their own potential for success."

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** "The -->"The sketch appears to be at least partly ironic commentary on attempts by the Japanese government and others to maintain optimism in the face of Japan's severe economic troubles, depicting men impoverished to the degree of having no clothing but the figurative fig leaf (though in this case the leaves are attached to the men's briefs) yet maintaining an irrational, irrepressible belief in their own potential for success."



* Dave Gilmour's "Blue Light", a song about a generic FemmeFatale, was thought by many to be about UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher (blue being the color of Thatcher's Conservative Party).

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"Blue Light", a song about a generic FemmeFatale, was thought by many to be about UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher (blue being the color of Thatcher's Conservative Party).



* Music/{{Rammstein}} is occasionally accused of promoting fascism largely because their lyrics are angry and in German...[[HitlerAteSugar Just like Hitler!]]
** To refute such allegations, they wrote "Links 2-3-4", "Links" being the German for "left". The song declares that politically, the band are to the left, one repeated line being roughly "my heart beats to the left". Just to troll, though, they made the song sound like a military march, and "Links 2-3-4" is an actual German marching cadence, so ''the album containing the song'' was referred to by a reviewer as "MusicToInvadePolandTo."

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* Music/{{Rammstein}} is occasionally accused of promoting fascism largely because their lyrics are angry and in German...[[HitlerAteSugar Just like Hitler!]]
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Hitler!]] To refute such allegations, they wrote "Links 2-3-4", "Links" being the German for "left". The song declares that politically, the band are to the left, one repeated line being roughly "my heart beats to the left". Just to troll, though, they made the song sound like a military march, and "Links 2-3-4" is an actual German marching cadence, so ''the album containing the song'' was referred to by a reviewer as "MusicToInvadePolandTo."



* Oddworld: Abe's Oddesee and its sequel Abe's Exoddus show us how putting Capitalism and Profits over Morality and Humility destroy society. The Mudokons have been compared to communism (Abe is Blue, Mudokons live with each other and share the same possesions) and the Glukkons are obviously a play on Gluttons as they are money hungry and have no problems torturing and even trying to kill and sell the Mudokons as food. All for profit sake.

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* Oddworld: ''Oddworld: Abe's Oddesee Oddesee'' and its sequel Abe's Exoddus ''Abe's Exoddus'' show us how putting Capitalism and Profits over Morality and Humility destroy society. The Mudokons have been compared to communism (Abe is Blue, Mudokons live with each other and share the same possesions) and the Glukkons are obviously a play on Gluttons as they are money hungry and have no problems torturing and even trying to kill and sell the Mudokons as food. All for profit sake.


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* The Octarian vs Inkling war in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' has been compared to imperialism and other political issues. It doesn't help that one of the [[CollectionSidequest Sunken Scrolls]] shows Octarians in more traditional Japanese attire than the Inklings.
25th May '16 9:29:23 AM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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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, 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 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, 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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