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20th Jul '16 1:51:39 AM Random888
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* Creator/WarrenBeatty[='s=] ''{{Film/Reds}}'' is, of course, all about communism. The movie more-or-less supports communist ideology, but it's also rather critical of how said ideology was pursued by the Bolsheviks. It's exact position on the Bolsheviks is a bit hard to divine, actually. At times, it hints at the Bolshevik Revolution being a FullCircleRevolution which betrayed the communist dream. At best, it sees the Bolsheviks as {{Unscrupulous Hero}}es who, for all their ruthlessness and brutality, were still better than the monarchists and capitalists they were fighting against.

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* Creator/WarrenBeatty[='s=] ''{{Film/Reds}}'' is, of course, all about communism. The movie more-or-less supports communist ideology, but it's also rather critical of how said ideology was pursued by the Bolsheviks. It's exact position on the Bolsheviks is a bit hard to divine, actually. At times, it hints at the Bolshevik Revolution being a FullCircleRevolution which betrayed the communist dream. At best, it sees the Bolsheviks as {{Unscrupulous Hero}}es who, for all their ruthlessness and brutality, were [[BlackAndGrayMorality still better than the monarchists and capitalists they were fighting against.
against]].
20th Jul '16 1:48:48 AM Random888
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* Creator/WarrenBeatty[='s=] ''{{Film/Reds}}'' is, of course, all about communism. The movie more-or-less supports communist ideology, but it's also rather critical of how said ideology was pursued by the Bolsheviks. It's exact position on the Bolsheviks is a bit hard to divine, actually. At times, it hints at the Bolshevik Revolution being a FullCircleRevolution which betrayed the communist dream. At best, it sees the Bolsheviks as {{Unscrupulous Hero}}es who, for all their ruthlessness and brutality, ultimately made some real progress for humanity.

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* Creator/WarrenBeatty[='s=] ''{{Film/Reds}}'' is, of course, all about communism. The movie more-or-less supports communist ideology, but it's also rather critical of how said ideology was pursued by the Bolsheviks. It's exact position on the Bolsheviks is a bit hard to divine, actually. At times, it hints at the Bolshevik Revolution being a FullCircleRevolution which betrayed the communist dream. At best, it sees the Bolsheviks as {{Unscrupulous Hero}}es who, for all their ruthlessness and brutality, ultimately made some real progress for humanity.
were still better than the monarchists and capitalists they were fighting against.
20th Jul '16 1:41:36 AM Random888
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* Creator/WarrenBeatty[='s=] ''{{Film/Reds}}'' is, of course, all about communism. The movie more-or-less supports communist ideology, but it's also rather critical of how said ideology was pursued by the Bolsheviks. It's exact position on the Bolsheviks is a bit hard to divine, actually. At times, it hints at the Bolshevik Revolution being a FullCircleRevolution. At best, it sees the Bolsheviks as {{Unscrupulous Hero}}es who, for all their ruthlessness and brutality, ultimately made some real progress for humanity.

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* Creator/WarrenBeatty[='s=] ''{{Film/Reds}}'' is, of course, all about communism. The movie more-or-less supports communist ideology, but it's also rather critical of how said ideology was pursued by the Bolsheviks. It's exact position on the Bolsheviks is a bit hard to divine, actually. At times, it hints at the Bolshevik Revolution being a FullCircleRevolution.FullCircleRevolution which betrayed the communist dream. At best, it sees the Bolsheviks as {{Unscrupulous Hero}}es who, for all their ruthlessness and brutality, ultimately made some real progress for humanity.
20th Jul '16 1:36:56 AM Random888
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* Creator/WarrenBeatty[='s=] ''{{Film/Reds}}'' is, of course, all about communism. The movie more-or-less supports communist ideology, but it's also rather critical of how said ideology was pursued by the Bolsheviks. It's exact position on the Bolsheviks is a bit hard to divine, actually. At times, it hints at the Bolshevik Revolution being a FullCircleRevolution. At best, it sees the Bolsheviks as {{Unscrupulous Hero}}es who, for all their ruthlessness and brutality, ultimately made some real progress for humanity.
17th Jul '16 6:18:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Prince of Sparta'' and pretty much the whole CoDominium/Empire of Man/Warworld ''œuvre'' of Jerry Pournelle (and, sometimes, Larry Niven)

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* ''Prince of Sparta'' and pretty much the whole CoDominium/Empire Literature/CoDominium[=/=]Empire of Man/Warworld ''œuvre'' of Jerry Pournelle (and, sometimes, Larry Niven)
10th Jul '16 4:23:56 PM thatmadork
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* The Freedom faction of ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' is a brilliant depiction of an anarchist organisation. There's no real designated leader or hierarchy within Freedom, and members casually refer to each other as "bro" and generally just operate however they want. They are united by a wish to preserve [[EldritchLocation the Zone]] as a scientific marvel which can be freely accessed by the public, which puts them at odds with Duty and the Ukrainian government. Freedom may be partially inspired by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Territory "Free Territory"]], an attempt by anarchist militias to form a free stateless society during the Ukrainian Revolution of the early 20th century.
25th Jun '16 5:42:47 AM mrnickname
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Philosophically, it arises from a Continental Counter-Enlightenment philosophical context, influenced by such thinkers as J.G. Fichte, Martin Heidegger, and Georg Hegel. Its origins have some overlap with that of socialism, with Benito Mussolini (the proverbial father of fascism politically) being a former Marxist. Historically, its roots can be searched for in the ethos of stormtrooper formations of late UsefulNotes/WorldWarI; many ex-soldiers carried on this spirit of aggression and elitism as they went on to dabble in extreme politics, among them Mussolini himself. Whereas Marx replaced Hegel’s “Zeitgeist” (or “spirit of the age”) with the ''prevailing economic system'', fascists replace the zeitgeist with the ''spirit of the nation''. Fascism argues for an organic conception of a nation with the State seen as the embodiment of the national spirit: as such, fascist regimes feature strong central governments which are authoritarian in nature. Individuals are seen, fundamentally, as products of the nation (similar to how Marxian “methodological collectivism” views individuals as products of their economic class) — hence, fascism requires a strong identification with nationality and national identity on the part of the people, rejecting all individualism or identification with economic class. Fascism often claims to represent the entire nation, subservient to the State and unified behind the Leader, undivided e.g. by class struggles; in the eyes of a fascist, a popular autocrat is a better representation of the people’s interests and desires than an elected parliament, which is viewed contemptuously as a den of [[SleazyPolitician immorality]] and ineffectual bickering. Given this stance, fascism is inherently undemocratic and autocratic.

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Philosophically, it arises from a Continental Counter-Enlightenment philosophical context, influenced by such thinkers as J.G. Fichte, Martin Heidegger, and Georg Hegel. Its origins have some overlap with that of socialism, with Benito Mussolini (the proverbial father of fascism politically) being a former Marxist. Historically, its roots can be searched for in the ethos of stormtrooper formations of late UsefulNotes/WorldWarI; many ex-soldiers carried on this spirit of aggression and elitism as they went on to dabble in extreme politics, among them Mussolini himself. Whereas Marx replaced Hegel’s “Zeitgeist” (or “spirit of the age”) with the ''prevailing economic system'', fascists replace the zeitgeist with the ''spirit of the nation''. Fascism argues for an organic conception of a nation with the State seen as the embodiment of the national spirit: as such, fascist regimes feature strong central governments which are authoritarian in nature. Individuals are seen, fundamentally, as products of the nation (similar to how Marxian “methodological collectivism” collectivism” views individuals as products of their economic class) — hence, fascism requires a strong identification with nationality and national identity on the part of the people, rejecting all individualism or identification with economic class. Fascism often claims to represent the entire nation, subservient to the State and unified behind the Leader, undivided e.g. by class struggles; in the eyes of a fascist, a popular autocrat is a better representation of the people’s interests and desires than an elected parliament, which is viewed contemptuously as a den of [[SleazyPolitician immorality]] and ineffectual bickering. Given this stance, fascism is inherently undemocratic and autocratic.



* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd''

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* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd''''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'': Not always sympathetically. Overlaps with Fascism and to a certain extent Socialism.
25th Jun '16 5:13:06 AM mrnickname
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* ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'': The hero is portrayed as being more of a "true" Samurai than the real deal, even though he's an outlaw on the run. He iis also steadfastly refusing to compromise his beliefs. However, the manga also makes it clear that many of the practices of feudal Japan were [[DeliberateValuesDissonace horrific]], and highlights the contradiction of Itto [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter reinforcing the values of a ssociety that only pays lip service to them.]]

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* ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'': The hero is portrayed as being more of a "true" Samurai than the real deal, even though he's an outlaw on the run. He iis is also steadfastly refusing to compromise his beliefs. However, the manga also makes it clear that many of the practices of feudal Japan were [[DeliberateValuesDissonace [[DeliberateValuesDissonance horrific]], and highlights the contradiction of Itto [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter reinforcing the values of a ssociety society that only pays lip service to them.]]
25th Jun '16 5:11:13 AM mrnickname
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* ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'': The hero is portrayed as being more of a "true" Samurai than the real deal, even though he's an outlaw on the run. He iis also steadfastly refusing to compromise his beliefs. However, the manga also makes it clear that many of the practices of feudal Japan were [[DeliberateValuesDissonace horrific]], and highlights the contradiction of Itto [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter reinforcing the values of a ssociety that only pays lip service to them.]]
19th Jun '16 2:02:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''Against the Day'' by ThomasPynchon

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* ''Against the Day'' ''Literature/AgainstTheDay'' by ThomasPynchonCreator/ThomasPynchon
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