I, as well, enjoy food for thought of all kinds in stories I read. Political or otherwise. The way it works is that if it is part of the character's make-up or background or interests, it just comes into the story.
And certainly the premise of the Noh in the world of Kabuki (from the very first issue) is founded on political intrigue. Not to mention shadow governments, conspiracy, and media control/propaganda.
And that is quite fine if people read into or connect dots with current events. After all, I had intended that from the very first issue as well. I was commenting on all of those real life aforementioned things in the context of the story from the very first issue of Kabuki in '94.
My point is that while correlations can be drawn by the reader to the outside world, it is part and parcel of the context of the story and even the history and motivation of the characters. You don't NEED to look outside the story for it to make sense.
And if you do look outside the story, I hope you do it with a broad view.
Let the story be a lense that gives you a fresh perspective on those things.
Something where you look beyond just what you hear and see on TV and the news today and consider the ramifications for the future.
After all, that was the point of turning up the dial on those things when I put them in the story in '94.
Turn the dial up on them just a bit, so you don't take them for granted and see what they really are through the exaggeration, or (maybe not even an exageration) just the fresh view of things through the lense of government/media in another country instead of your own. And so you can see where they may lead.
That is usually what any good sci-fi story does. With 1984 being the giant in that respect.