D&D General Modules with a political message?

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pemerton

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There must be a better (read more suitable) word for this than lumping into politics or describing it as political phenomena. Surely.
Maybe?

So when we use the word "economics" we normally mean the discipline, the method of analysis and explanation. But when we talk about "economic phenomena" we normally mean not an intellectual enterprise, but actual stuff happening in the social world (eg certain sorts of dealings, and the emergent consequences of those).

"Politics" and "political" exhibit similar usage but with even more crossover: politics can refer to both the discipline, and the social phenomena it studies; and political can describe both an attempt to communicate a point of view, belief or opinion, and an event or phenomena that involves social organisation and power and hence is apt to be studied by the discipline of politics.

When someone says that all, or most, art is political I don't normally take them to mean that it is all manifestos. (Which I think would be an implausible claim.) I take them to mean that it is all, or at least mostly, a manifestation of social organisation and power and hence apt to be studied by the discipline of politics.

There are artistic movements that aim at closing the gap - ie that hold that, because all art manifests social organisation and power and hence is political in that sense, it is therefore better to take self-conscious control and make it manifesto and hence political in the communicative/intellectual sense. Socialist realism would be one such movement; futurism and vorticism are also candidates, I think.

But you don't have to adhere to that sort of movement to think that art is political in the sense of apt to be studied by the discipline of politics because part of the way social organisation and power manifest and propagate and generate the effects that they do.
 

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It is not about to add new characters from different sides, but they have wanted to be so inclusive than in the end they have excluded the most part of audience.

They have reached ridiculous extremes. Now there are complains because the books of Harry Potter, written decades ago now, it hadn't got enough female characters. Please, the main goal should be telling a good plot and then the readers will fancy those female characters.

No, I don't want to spend my money to suffer annoying indoctrination about I should feel guilty and ashamed if I I sympathize with this and not other electoral candidate, for example.

I don't want to suffer more "preaching" about to becomen a zealot or a bigot when the others are closer to fall into "the dark side of the force" because they are the first one to forget we have to respect the human dignity.

No more operation mockbird.
 


Alzrius

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I take them to mean that it is all, or at least mostly, a manifestation of social organisation and power and hence apt to be studied by the discipline of politics.
For what it's worth, I think the most important part of this is the "mostly," since it leaves open the recognition that there is art which is inherently apolitical, regardless of how that term is defined. Consider the following exercise:

1) Take up a writing implement. Pen, chalk, paintbrush; any sort will do.

2) Find a surface to write on. A piece of paper, a wall, the sidewalk; again, anything will serve.

3) Draw a circle. The size of the circle, whether it's drawn clockwise or counterclockwise, etc. are all up to you.

And just like that, you've completed an artistic endeavor. Now explain how the social organization and power structures of your society influenced your choices, and how they appear in what you've created.

(And before anyone suggests that simply drawing a circle doesn't rise to the definition of art, there's at least one school of thought that says otherwise.)
 


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