I think you can read Dracula as an early invasion story, but I always read it as a class conflict. You have Count Dracula representing decaying (literally) feudal power attempting to reassert aristocratic privilege and being thwarted by a group of british (and one american) bourgeoisie and petty bourgeoisie. Arthur Holmwood is admittedly nobility, but the 19th century british gentry derived its power from its participation in capitalism, not feudal rights and powers.
So my players' group name is "The Hong Kong Cavaliers," and the other day one of them sent me a message begging me to include a rival group called something like the "Shanghai Chevaliers". Little did she know that the literal next encounter I had planned was with a merc team called the "Kowloon Corsairs"
"A year ago in the midst of the coup in Bolivia, Mayor Patricia Arce was captured, beaten, had paint thrown on her and her hair chopped off, and was paraded through the streets by right wing thugs who wanted to intimidate MAS supporters.
Yesterday, she was elected Senator"
I mean I knew they'd win a fair election, I just didn't expect the "transitional government" to hold one.
The trolley problem but the group of five people is labeled "the proletariat" and the one person is labeled "bourgeoisie". The lever is labeled "revolution" and the trolley is labeled "the state". The person by the lever is labeled "also the proletariat". One of the rails is labeled "capital" and the other is labeled "labor". There is also a cloud. It is labeled "Hegelianism"
oh ok, she's being interviewed for a podcast. that's better i think?
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