Jul 3, 2010

Capt. America as Propaganda Tool

Left-minded staffers at Marvel can't resist the urge to use new issue of Captain America to promote anti-Middle America sentiment.

Ed Brubaker, writer for Marvel working on "Captain America" - Two Americas has denied his involvement in a political jab that was written into the comic book to be released soon. While that small aspect of the insult will be removed before the issue hits stores, the message itself is intact and waiting to be bought and internalized by readers everywhere.

I'm going to have to go on a bit of a rant here because, while I know that both political parties in this country are equally petty and capable of slander and libel, the left has media and entertainment in their back pocket. What does that mean for us? It means we get bombarded w/ anti-military, anti-middle America, anti-anything traditional propaganda on a daily basis even though it reflects the views of less than half of the U.S. population. It's called a bully pulpit and anyone w/ real conviction for their beliefs and a spine doesn't give their opinion from behind a camera or microphone or on the pages of a comic book... they do it face to face with their opponents and challenge them to a real debate.

While this is hardly new at Marvel (we had BHO featured in an edition of Spider-Man after he was elected), picking the Marvel Superhero who was SPECIFICALLY created to embody American Exceptionalism as a tool to criticize those members of our population who still believe in American Exceptionalism is in very poor taste. What's more, the fact that the perpetrators didn't even stop to think about that bit of hypocrisy, shows how out of touch they really are with the American public.

nd so it goes... "In issue No. 602 of Captain America, "Two Americas, Part One," the title hero and The Falcon, a black superhero from New York City, stumble upon a protest rally in Boise, Idaho. They see scores of protesters carrying signs that say "Stop the Socialists!" and "Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!"

Captain America says the protest appears to be an "anti-tax thing," and Falcon jokes that he likely would not be welcomed into the crowd of "angry white folks." (imagine if Capt. America had said something similar at say... an ACLU rally).

There's obviously more to the article beyond what I've already written that can be viewed at the source link but I'm going to go ahead and drop it now and see what you guys/gals think. [comicbookmovie.com]

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