Politics for the weak-minded... · 3:40am
So I just saw this brief story about Blueblood standing up for changelings...
It's amazing how much utter tripe and nonsense has been stuffed into barely more than a thousand words. I am actually astounded that something that short can have so much utterly wrong.
Not only does it draw quite a large number of absurd conclusions... including calling the invasion a domestic terrorist attack, Chrysalis is classified as an illegal immigrant... which somehow means the police force can't do anything about it... despite the ridiculousness of it all AND being completely wrong about how that even works in our actual laws... despite there being no changeling citizens since nopony even knew they existed (because if changelings were known to exist they'd have defenses against shape-shifting, love-eating pony bugs already)... it gallingly returns to the tired nonsense of older people not being as clever or flexible as younger people.
Having known a VAST number of today's college-age youth... many of whom can't read at a level I'd achieved before I finished grade school... I think you can tell where I'm going with this.
Anyway, back to this shockingly inane story. Rewatch the second part of "Canterlot Wedding", then read this story and ask yourself what the heck the author was smoking when he injected social justice warrior nonsense into it to come up with such absurdity.
It was abundantly clear that ponies in the episode had never heard of changelings and that Chrysalis and her enormous brood had snuck in from another land entirely. Chrysalis essentially says as much.
This story is a perfect example of why it's completely ridiculous to inject issues from our world into the pony canon. Nothing is ever properly framed and the issues end up rammed into place like so many metaphorical square pegs into round holes, no matter how horrendously ill-fitting or contradictory to obvious stated fact the case may be.