Superman as a Marxist parable? THAT sounds interesting as an argument, at least .Scots Dragon wrote: ↑Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:46 amI might stick around and try to avoid political discussions then, albeit with the note that when/if I start up my build thread that I probably won't refrain from talking about the Marxist themes inherent in the character of Superman, at least during the Golden Age. Though I'll try to keep it to 'hey, it's interesting how these characters reflect certain values and outlooks'.
I'm fine with political chatter when it's relevant, such as when I post highly political shows (King of the Hill, The Simpsons, Captain Planet, South Park, etc.), but I tire of it pretty quickly when it's not part of what's currently being posted... and even when it IS relevant. People are quite intractable and resolute when it gets brought up, which is why it's usually banned as a matter of politeness at parties .
Now, when I do the "Marvel Gods" set, then get to JaneThor? THAT will be a relevant argument about modern politics in the comic book industry . But only then.
This place has a largely conservative reader-base, oddly enough. There's lefties like Greycrusader, I'm more of a Center-Left type, a handful are a bit liberal, and then it's a bunch of Conservative types. I always found that interesting. But yeah, political chatter on here will have a tendency to lean heavily towards the right in the way that conversation on Ronin Army leaned towards the left. Something to keep in mind.
Political stuff is fine in the "Debates" section of the forum, though it doesn't get used very often, since I think most of us know each other pretty well at this point.