🍊🍊🍊🀑🀑 Even More Trumpian Events 🀑🀑🍊🍊🍊 (Part 1)

I watched the animated movie. It’s good.

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I should get that too!

It’s a great concept, though… what if Superman landed in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas.

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But what if he was raised in Germany?

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Trump’s Friday flyover…

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Red Son was a great read. I also enjoyed the animated feature.
Obvs, Dean Cain never heard of this one! F that guy!

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Are those the Shadow ships from Babylon 5 :confused:

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It was the first thing that I thought when I saw this:

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IIRC they changed the movie ending so the political message would be palatable to a mass audience

The comic book had not been afraid to just … promote authoritarian communism, basically

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I have not read it yet, so I can’t really comment on the messaging… could it be that they were attempting to flip the perspective to examine American ideology and how it’s problematic to blindly embrace it as well? Because, honestly, that’s sort of what Superman was all about for much of it’s early run, right? Truth, justice, and the American way, embraced uncritically?

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I thought the Shadows were the leftists on that show

Wouldn’t they be all about tearing down statues?

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It’s worth getting them both and comparing them

It reminds me a little of how Animal Farm is always watered down for adaptations

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Yeah, it’s been on my want to get list for a while now…

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In any case he’s not supposed to be using the Air Force as a halftime show at his campaign rallies :unamused:

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Oh, shit.

β€œWhat do you want?”
β€œMake Centauri Prime great again.”

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Surprisingly, animated series and movies are an area where DC does excel.

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12. "Our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but that were villains."

I took a peek at the my kids’ curriculum just to double check this so I can now officially say there is nothing in there about hating America.

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No.

The Shadow/Vorlon conflict doesn’t neatly map onto our left-right political axis. The Shadows loved to control others, and encouraged war, chaos and conflict without care for the death and destruction it caused. As far as they were concerned, the survivors would be stronger as a result, and thus, the universe would be Made Great Again.

That makes a Shadow ship flyover an absolutely perfect image for Trump. Kudos, @RickMycroft! >chef’s kiss<

(And no, the Vorlons weren’t exactly good guys either. If the Shadows represented Chaos, the Vorlons preferred Order-- traditional to the point of stasis, and complete obedience to the Vorlons. They had a tendency to vaporize entire planets they felt were overly influenced by the Shadows.)

(If we talk about this any more, it should be in that Nerd Debates topic. :wink: I’m going to go make sure it’s Open for business.)

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Jesus H Christ

ETA:

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