- Mar 16, 2009
Political psychology is an elephant in the room in discussions like this. Yes, an orientation toward a specific kind of equity likely figured in writers choices that go beyond marketability to more varied demographics. There is a kind of progressive evangelical fervor to writing in media in this decade that will likely be seen as such retrospectively. "The Great Awokening" draws an apt parallel between waves of evangelical movements in the past and secular forms of religion. It won't be the first or last time comics and comics related media were swept up in cultural currents - think 50s conformism, anti-communism, and the comics code. Get comfortable with fantasy parallels with what's fashionable in political activism on social media because it's not dying out any time soon when the left are frustrated they've lost political power to a party that panders to racist and xenophobic impulses of the more rural, conservative, ethnocentric white part of the electorate.