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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 08:38:05 AM »
I read that earlier - strange.

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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 08:45:57 AM »
Not really from China. That's a cover.  Can anyone say Invasion....body-snatchers?
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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 11:26:37 AM »
Since that was a parable about communist infiltration and subversion... still works!  :coolsmiley:
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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 03:14:41 PM »
Since that was a parable about communist infiltration and subversion... still works!  :coolsmiley:


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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2020, 03:23:40 PM »
Since that was a parable about communist infiltration and subversion... still works!  :coolsmiley:


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Jason Pratt is correct.

The Puppet Masters by Heinlein and one of his other books were also discussed as parables of communist infiltration.

From Wikipedia:
Some reviewers saw in the story a commentary on the dangers facing America for turning a blind eye to McCarthyism. Leonard Maltin wrote of a McCarthy-era subtext,[21] or of bland conformity in postwar Eisenhower-era America. Others viewed it as an allegory for the loss of personal autonomy in the Soviet Union or communist systems in general.[22]

For the BBC, David Wood summarized the circulating popular interpretations of the film as follows: "The sense of post-war, anti-communist paranoia is acute, as is the temptation to view the film as a metaphor for the tyranny of the McCarthy era."[23] Danny Peary in Cult Movies pointed out that the addition of the framing story had changed the film's stance from anti-McCarthyite to anti-communist.[19] Michael Dodd of The Missing Slate has called the movie "one of the most multifaceted horror films ever made", arguing that by "simultaneously exploiting the contemporary fear of infiltration by undesirable elements as well as a burgeoning concern over homeland totalitarianism in the wake of Senator Joseph McCarthy's notorious communist witch hunt, it may be the clearest window into the American psyche that horror cinema has ever provided".[24]

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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 04:41:16 PM »
I wasn't disagreeing, I just thought it was a funny comment. 
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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 07:42:10 PM »
^ OK - you realize that Jason has a different take on things than many.

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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 09:04:54 PM »
Different take you say? Has he become indifferent, less emotional, or perhaps detached from friends or family? Has he been seen running down a highway checking the backs of large trucks perhaps? Has he fallen asleep lately?   :coolsmiley:
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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 10:14:25 AM »
This may be a "brushing" scam.  I have not heard of this type of scam.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/china-plant-seeds-mystery-us-homes

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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2020, 06:18:14 PM »
In today's WSJ it was reported that the seed packages are arriving in many Western countries and Australia/New Zealand.  All have Chinese postmarks.

The Chinese Commies are, of course, claiming that the post marks are all forgeries.

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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2020, 08:35:08 PM »
Sounds suspiciously like that time I traded my cow for some magic beans. Didn't end well.  :coolsmiley:
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Re: Mystery Seeds From China?
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2020, 10:32:02 AM »
^ OK - you realize that Jason has a different take on things than many.

It was meant to be funny, so no problem.  :coolsmiley: (I knew the story acts rather like a Rorshack test... dang, I can't spell that word... but not to the extent you reported on, so thanks for the extra details!)
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