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>If your interpretation of Watchmen is that Ozymandias DESTROYS the concepts of class struggle, racism and wealth disparity with FACTS and LOGIC, then you either didn't read the comic or you are dangerously stupid.
What the fuck? No, Watchmen isnt at all about class struggle, racism, wealth disparity whatever chism of have and have nots you want to call it, that was kind of my point, Moore subverted these tropes by telling you that they dont matter several times over. See Veidt and talking about his parents being nothing remarkable and starting from scratch after they died, I dont even know where you take that "luxuriously wealthy family" from, I dont remember it like that at all.
Also see the black therapist and that there are basically no mentions of capitalism vs. communism rethoric despite the time period.
Watchmen is fundamentally about the concept free will and how various different characters interact with it.
-Ozy sees free will as something to be done away with, its a deplorable asset to humanity for him that endangers the entire species, thats why he tries to sell everyone a big fat lie with the squid invasion from Planet X, he´s basically the genius chess players who sees the disaster on the board unfolding and wants to move every piece so that it doesnt come about. He thinks himself smarter than everyone else and in a position to make better decisions for the whole, Manhattans sick burn at the end is calling him out on his illusion of grandiosity, humanity simply cant be "solved" to be peaceful, the human spirit, life will prevail being unpredictable and free.
-Manhattan is a character thats even above the chess player, hes the game master basically, being able to alter the rules and create a new game all for himself. Being able to see the past, present and future simultaneously makes him jaded on free will and downright inhumane, free will doesnt really appear for him since everything is written down already, regains his positive outlook on life by seeing that human life is still so uniquely affected by a persons free will, that people and their history, their personality are individualistic and more than just a piece in a predictable game of chess.
-Comedian is an aware chess piece, he believes in free will but thinks that it doesnt really matter in the great scheme of things, so you got free will to basically do as you please but you cant really make a noteworthy change, best to go with the flow and have a good hearty laugh while doing so, hes such a staunch believer in free will that hes almost entirely amoralic. Veidt seemingly getting away with misleading everyone into forsaking their own agency and giving up west vs east conflict of wills makes him break down, subverts his entire style of living.
-Rorschach is another aware chess piece and an extreme believer in free will, he thinks its the only important thing in life, no matter the outcome, you should always follow your own personal creed to the bitter end because thats what makes you humane, complacency, giving up your free will, that makes you into a despicable sorry excuse for a human being. Hed rather die than compromise his agency, and so he does in the end.
Hes a rorschach test for the reader: Do you agree with him? What do you make out of your free will in your own life?
-Nite Owl and Silk Spectre are both unaware chess pieces, they struggle with the roles they´ve been assigned to, they have progenitors that they try to please but they´re not sure if they´re happy with doing that, in the end they conform and find their place, they remain unaware though, basically a spoof of superheroes being the guys making the world altering decisions all the time.
These two dont, they are driven to every action by outside factors: Nixon says you´re done? Ok. Rorschach says theres a conspiracy afoot and we should investigate? Ok. Veidt feeds the entire world a massive lie to ensure piece and you should shut up about it? Ok.
Theyre your average guy and gall having trouble with conflicting free will and assigned future.
There remains absolutely fucking nothing of this in the new series, the original work is completely misread by applying the lense of Current Year poltical thinkings, you dont really seem to have understood what Watchmen is about either, if anything though the OG stuff was something that lends itself to meaningful discussion and various readings, in contrast to this HBO bullshit.