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Although published in the early '70s, this "not meant to be ha-ha funny" piece (of the kind Mad has done on occasion) is unfortunately all too relevant today.

Warning, obviously, for bigotry of various kinds, including but not limited to racism, sexism/misogyny and anti-Semitism.

There's even a tie-in of sorts to the U.S. Election Day )
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"[P]olitically I'm an anarchist; at the same time I didn't want to stick to just moral blacks and whites. I wanted a number of the fascists I portrayed to be real rounded characters. They've got reasons for what they do. They're not necessarily cartoon Nazis. Some of them believe in what they do, some don't believe in it but are doing it anyway for practical reasons. As for [...] V himself, he is for the first two or three episodes cheerfully going around murdering people, and the audience is loving it [...] At which point I decided that that wasn't what I wanted to say. I actually don't think it's right to kill people. So I made it very, very morally ambiguous. And the central question is, is this guy right? Or is he mad? What do you, the reader, think about this? Which struck me as a properly anarchist solution. I didn't want to tell people what to think, I just wanted to tell people to think."
--Alan Moore, The Beat interview, March 15, 2006

Warning for racism, homophobia and graphic descriptions of crimes against humanity.

'We deserve to be culled. We deserve it...' )
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'When I wrote "V," politics were taking a serious turn for the worse over here. We'd had Margaret Thatcher in for two or three years, we'd had anti-Thatcher riots, we'd got the National Front and the right wing making serious advances. "V for Vendetta" was specifically about things like fascism and anarchy. Those words, "fascism" and "anarchy," occur nowhere in the film. It's been turned into a Bush-era parable by people too timid to set a political satire in their own country [...] It's a thwarted and frustrated and perhaps largely impotent American liberal fantasy of someone with American liberal values [standing up] against a state run by neo-conservatives — which is not what "V for Vendetta" was about. It was about fascism, it was about anarchy, it was about [England] [...] So perhaps it would have been better for everybody if [the Wachowskis] had done something set in America, and instead of a hero who dresses up as Guy Fawkes, they could have had him dressed as Paul Revere.'
--Alan Moore, MTV.com interview, 2006

Warning for racism, homophobia and sexual assault.

'Everybody is special. EVERYBODY.' )

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