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  • "[Gargamel] desired to exploit the 'workers' (i.e., the Smurfs) and get rich for his own selfish reasons, without any regard for their well-being," Mr. Schmidt wrote.

    Sure, they look blue, but are the Smurfs closet Reds? →

  • "The workers own all the capital equally, and there is no upper class of owners/capitalists to oppress them," wrote Mr. Schmidt, author of the book "Secrets of Pop Culture," in an email. "Unlike real-life Marxist countries, the Smurfs managed this feat without resorting to totalitarianism or repressing personal freedom, so it is a utopia."

    Sure, they look blue, but are the Smurfs closet Reds? →

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