View Full Version : the trouble with smurfs

Jun. 10, 2011, 09:11 PM
Are the Smurfs Crypto-Fascists? (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2076353,00.html) (Time)

Smurfs accused of anti-semitism and racism (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jun/06/smurfs-accused-antisemitism-racism?INTCMP=SRCH) (The Guardian)

An academic in France conducted in-depth research of smurfs and has concluded that smurf culture contains overtones of Stalinism and Nazism.

The book -- yes, a whole book devoted to this riveting topic -- is called Le Petit Livre Bleu: Analyse critique et politique de la société des Schtroumpfs. I haven't read it myself but would be curious to know if one Capt. Mark Phillips was interviewed as a source or is quoted in the footnotes.

Jun. 10, 2011, 09:33 PM
I always thought they were supposed to be Communists, although my English major roommate in college insisted that Papa Smurf was based on Hemingway.

Jun. 10, 2011, 10:25 PM
And here I thought our problem was just not being nobility. Of course, I vaguely remember CMP wasn't either... or a gentleman, which is harder...

Jun. 10, 2011, 10:49 PM
I always wondered where all the other Smurfettes had gone . . .

Jun. 13, 2011, 07:23 AM
I am rather nouveau smurf but my understanding is that there is a new movement rapidly gaining political strength called the SEA party - Smurfed Enough Already! Beware.