>>455414>I don't actually know if it's a deliberate attempt to uphold such esoteric beliefs
Yeah maybe they are just copying ideas for the monster exploitation part of the show.
>the ideological implications of Stranger things
It doesn't have much explicit ideological content, they talk about the mall as a bigger capitalist displacing petty bourgeois shops. They ruled out a military solution to the monster problem. One of the side characters (the little sister of one of the main protagonists) is saying that she is a capitalist, but then she wants to trade her ability to crawl through small vents for ice-cream, which would make her a worker that is being payed in commodities. She says she wants to be a capitalist but then she doesn't even try to get any capital. I don't know if that was a deliberate ideological statement or not.
They are also saying that electro magnetic fields propagate through dimensional membranes based on how all the lights react, but they also say that gravity does not propagate through dimensional membranes, based on the scene with the towel-rope. Scientifically speaking we don't really know, but most physicists seem to think it's the other way around. They have science advisors in the show because they explain how electromagnets work, and how magnets can be demagnetized, which makes me wonder if the dimensional field bleed-through theory is intentionally inverted.
The big soviet machine that can open gateways in to the other dimension looks like a big mechanical voltage multiplier that is coupled to a big magnatron. So they are trying to microwave a hole into the fabric of the universe ?