Tea Party Activists Beware . . . Captain America is Onto You!
Many here on RedState participated in Tea Party protests, much to the chagrin of the mainstream media, the Obama administration, and the usual cadre of leftist blowhards. Tea Party participants have been maligned with gross sexual innuendos (e.g. “tea baggers”) and have been labeled with the typical (yawn!) leftist straw man attacks . . . tea party activists are racist; they’re dumb (as in, “you guys just don’t understand that the government only has your best interests in mind!”); they’re knuckle dragging, separatist militia types; etc.
Well now, we can add comic book hero Captain America to the list of those who are casting a suspicious eye toward Tea Party activists; yes, the same Captain America who fought Nazis and the uber-villainous Red Skull. In a recent issue of Marvel Comics’ Captain America series, the ultimate red, white, and blue hero is busy investigating (obviously at great peril) the latest threat to national security . . . you. Forget about Islamic terrorists and all that 9-11 stuff. The real danger to the Obama, hopey-changey socialistic utopia is none other than you. And, Captain America is going to do something about it! By the way, Captain America also thinks you’re a racist.
This is yet another example of the culture war being waged in all avenues of life: politics, religion, media, entertainment, food, fashion, public schools, colleges, etc. Politics is certainly where the buck stops. Those in office have the power to do much good and to do much damage. However, there’s a lot that precedes the election of someone to office. People . . . voters . . . live in a culture, not a vacuum. Who they end up loving and supporting can be nothing else but a function of the waters they swim in. Currently, those waters are a fever swamp of leftist ideologies.
This seemingly innocuous Captain America comic is, in reality, a grossly effective weapon of the leftists, for it captures the hearts and minds of children. It injects them with their message in the most insidious of ways, by associating those ideas with what children love: heroes and the fight between good and evil.
Also note that the concept of good in an age of moral relativism can be molded into whatever suits a given agenda, and the leftists have a great and dangerous appreciation of this. Quite simply, moral relativism is an M-16 in the hands of a leftist, utilitarian foot soldier hell bent on transforming the body politic by first remaking the culture.
Don’t shrug off the damage done when young, impressionable eyes, just yearning for acceptance and a feeling of belonging, read a modern Captain America comic book.