Interpretations:Helicopters Of Elves

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Wild rumours[edit]

I'm new to this game, but I'd like it very much if this song were about ludicrous conspiracy theories and fake news. It's at least as plausible as some of the things I've heard recently. And the elf invasion rumours will probably be all over the internet by tomorrow... Soup Dragon (talk) 20:06, 1 November 2021 (EDT)

I think you're right on with this one. Spread the word about elfgate. --Never (talk) 13:33, 8 November 2021 (EST)

I personally think it’s about Elves. --Lukehennisch (talk) 16:01, 26 November 2021 (EST)

helicopters of them, even. - fork (talk) 16:07, 26 November 2021 (EST)
true... --Lukehennisch (talk) 17:44, 26 November 2021 (EST)


The wild rumors discussed above come from "a friend of a friend" - on social media, probably Gab. Belief in elves is on the far edge of ridiculousness, but unhinged Americans have been steadily stretching that edge farther.

The song's imagery isn't random. The elves are descending in military vehicles, marching as "legions", and invading every nook of public life. The narrator's message: the nefarious elves will destroy the republic. They're everywhere, even though most people don't see them. The skies are darkening, and the courts and airports are threatened. Even the beloved Fenway is in danger - some fun local color from Flans.

His reference to the "land of Nod" subtly highlights the religious connections these fevered brains can't help making. Nod is the sort of obscure name that has acted over the centuries as a Rorschach blot into which all manner of madness is imagined. In the song, it signifies the way the anon believers have sifted irrelevant proof texts into their medley of political fantasy and pseudoscience. --Nehushtan (talk) 01:43, 21 December 2021 (EST)