Hey, i just wanted to start a thread about the political views that influence your writing on both a superficial level as well as a more unconscious level. Do you actively try to avoid being political?
if so, then how do your characters make moralic decisions? After all, proving a character right or wrong on a certain decision does send a political message, even if you do not intend for it.
(example, if you have multiple religions and one is more based on catholicism and one is more a pagan worship and it turns out that the pagans are right then this sends an anti-religious message, even if you didn’t mean to do it and only made the pagan gods real, because they where objectively cooler?)
Do I make sense? I guess I will just start with my own experience:
I actually used Marxist ideology as a backbone for my worldbuilding, having the history progress in circles of revolution and counterrevolution, which ultimately gives rise to the civilisation i depict in my book. And although i actively try to show the flaws of my ideology in my book (with the only overtly communist state being a pretty hypocritical dictatorship), my work keeps sending a subtly collectivist and anti-capitalist message, as there are no overtly evil characters, but everyone is just victim to their circumstances, but the antagonists are mostly rich guys in suits who kick down on the protagonists for not conforming.
Your turn now. How does your ideology influence your writing?