Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Lest we forget, there's a lot of stuff in there about who makes the world. Between Dr. Manhattan and Rorschach, though, I don't think the book offers any concrete answers as to that.
Aside from that, the book is really a meditation on power. More specifically, it's about what a person can become when he gets too much power, and what atrocities can come as a direct result.
WATCHMEN comes from the same place as V For Vendetta
(started before, finished after).
On the question of Who makes the world?
, though, the creators are hoping that the reader will realise the answer for him/herself: that they
do... that the decisions that affect us all and shape our destinies shouldn't be blindly entrusted to the agendas pursued by costumed vigilantes, or quantum powered superbeings... or politicians and Presidents and military advisors and big business...
It is, after all, intentionally left entirely in our
hands - and not just Seymour's - to take the initiative, make the decisions that need to be made and moreover live with the consequences.ANARCHY RULES!
... right, Alan?