"The show canonically takes place in a train post-apocalypse where the Island of Sodor is the only safe zone in a totalitarian dystopia in which steam trains are routinely killed and their body parts are sold or cannibalized for repair."
"What moral lesson are kids supposed to learn from this? Do as you're told or you will be entombed forever in the darkness to die?"
A depiction of a premodern corporate-totalitarian dystopia:
Geoff Boeing: "Funny how renderings of the Apple Park campus always showed it in a gorgeous forest, when it's actually just plunked down in suburban sprawl."