Manhattan’s S train has been turned into the SS train, and many straphangers are pissed. Train seats on one side of the subway car feature the stylized fascist version of the Reichsadler (Imperial Eagle) with the swastika replaced by an Iron Cross. On the other side, the Rising Sun Flag, often associated with Japanese WWII forces. It’s all for a TV show.
GODDAMMIT AMAZON YOU HAD A GOOD SHOW AND YOU JUST HAD TO GO AND DO SOMETHING SHITTY WITH IT WTF
I really wish there was some other way to have done this, because… like, Man in the High Castle is -supposed- to make our skin crawl with the “what might have been”. Philip K. Dick’s world building is exquisite in its terribleness. Seeing these is a punch to the gut, but for someone like me it’s an intriguing punch in the gut that makes me think about the nature of our world.
The problem is not giving people a choice in whether or not they want to see it. Because this is a punch in the gut that will be far, far more painful for a lot of people in the world than it would be for Amazon’s target audience.