Check out this clip (above) of French sociologist and author Antoine Buéno, who asserts in his new book "Le Petit Livre Bleu," that seemingly innocent cartoon is actually filled with HOriffic racial propaganda, and as he explains, "the embodiment of a totalitarian utopia, steeped in Stalinism and Nazism."
Apparently, Papa Smurf is not only an authoritarian, and the way he runs their collective "economy" with no private property is a metaphor for a socialist society. Meanwhile, the villainous Gargamel is actually just a caricuture of Jewish people, and Smurfette represents aryan perfection!
"The first comic strip, 'The Black Smurfs,' was intimately concerned with what you might classify as a racial threat. Because in that album, the smurfs are sick. And when they're sick, they don't turn purple or red or anything like that, they become black. And when they become black, they lose all trace of intelligence. THey become completely moronic. And further more, they can no longer speak, they just go 'nyap nyap nyap.'"
Well, you can't argue that he's certainly given this a lot of thought!
And he is RIGHT about The Black Smurfs comic, which was banned in the United States for its disgusting racial connotations.
But STILL! If you analyze anything deeply enough, you can draw the patterns that you want to support an argument. This one just happens to make some pretty inneresting ones!