Random idea about removing demi-human level limits Mar 21, 2021 12:30:18 GMT -6
Post by tombowings on Mar 21, 2021 12:30:18 GMT -6
Piper 's post personally. It's a basic fact that nationalism, peppered with racial stereo typing, pervaded the pulp fiction and closely tied comic industry during the war and post war period. Comics were used richly as a medium of propaganda. It could be argued that this generation reached it's zenith when man literally reached the moon- something the pulp sf produced as pure fantasy prior. What couldn't humanity accomplish? From there the pendulum of public opinion started to swing in the other direction starting with the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, and the Vietnam war.
Some things are just a part of the time period.
My son, whose in his first year of college, has been discussing communication theory with me. One such theory is known as the "Inoculation Theory". He associated the concept with smoking for the benefit of clarity with me. Which was helpful. My children are a product of this theory in practice. So much so that none of them can appreciate the reality that during my childhood everyone, or nearly so, smoked. It was pervasive, permitted, and accepted everywhere- work space, public transportation, doctors offices, barber shops, family gatherings, etc. Ashtrays were found everywhere, a token to our culture. It was just a fact of the period that had no real moral attributes at the time. I don't want to overstate this though. People did recognize it as being less than healthy and eventually it's association with lung cancer would lead to the valid criticism of the tobacco industry.
...which is a wonderful discussion for the right context. Unfortunately, discussions related to the real-world politics tend only towards animosity. I'd prefer if these forums remained friendly and free of politics. Otherwise, I'll probably take my (O)D&D-related discussion elsewhere.