posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 10:04 AM
Before you ask, yes I am a grown man that watches cartoons. Sue me.
And one of my favorites, despite it's target audience, has some mature themes that I believe has some clever allegories.
The show in question is Young Justice: invasion.
For starters, I'll introduce a character by the name of G. Gordon Godfrey. The name sounds familiar, and his characteristics might ring a bell.
Gordon is an outspoken man, with his own opinions on matters, notably in his rants against aliens. He doesn't seem to trust the Justice League, and
relies on eloquence to sow that distrust in his audience.
Hmmm....An outspoken man in the media who rants and distrusts the 'authorities'- now who does that remind you of?
It gets better.
The premise of this show revolves around a subversive infiltration and takeover of Earth by an alien species, and the Justice league must employ it's
young proteges to covertly stop the invasion, and in one particular episode the alien incursion leader learns of these operations and threatens to
expose the justice leagues involvement while denying it's own activities. Does that also sound familiar?
I almost forgot to mention that in the previous series the leader of one nation tried to seize control of it's neighboring nation with words and
force. I think you get the picture by now.
This show was clearly written by adults, and judging by the 'mature' themes hidden behind the seemingly innocent medium, does this mean the writers
are clued on and trying to spread the word through their preferred medium ( you'd be surprised how many adults watch 'cartoons') or are current
affairs a convenient lightbulb moment that sparks a story arc that children can enjoy?
edit on 26-7-2015 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)
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