Marvel. I’ve loved Marvel for quite a long time. I’ve been a total ‘nerd’ for Marvel. I never watched DC, the only existing thing was Marvel, as far as superheroes were concerned. Marvel Marvel Marvel- it was amazing, reliable, and strong.
Simply put, Marvel has been a part of my life for a long time. I’m a huge fan. I buy Marvel stuff, I watch the movies- the whole enchilada.
That is, until recently, I have been hearing some news. Let’s start from the top, though.
Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, is a pretty symbolic superhero. I’m speaking from an ‘old-fashioned’, AMERICAN point of view. All of these are my thoughts and opinions. And I think pretty deeply about this subject.
Captain America stands for a lot of things. It’s sorta in his name. Captain America stands for loyalty, for freedom, for fighting for your freedom and your rights and fighting for what is good. He stands for protecting others, for justice, for morals and good values. He doesn’t step out of a fight if it is a fight that must be fought, nor does he plunge into things without thought, if blood shed can be avoided.
Captain America is a superhero. Note the hero part. Sure, he’s super. Super strong, really big, and has some slick moves with his shield. That, no doubt, is the first thing to get kids’ attention. Give a kid some Captain America, they’ll be play fighting themselves and ‘pretending’ to be Captain America. It’s great.
It goes deeper than that, though. Kids aren’t just playing when they see superheroes. See, superheroes are role models. Captain America is a role model. He teaches kids what’s right, what’s wrong. He gives them something to look up to, to try to be like.
This is important for kids. But now let’s move on to what else has been tugging on me.
Captain America has been, in all these 75 years, a sort of beacon of the American way. Work hard, mean what you do, be honest- and just do your best. Don’t try to take the easy way, it isn’t worth it. Captain America is the strong guy.
First, I found out that people wanted to make Captain America gay. I was pretty outraged, and super disappointed. Not just because I believe in Yahweh and in His Word (the Bible), about how homosexuality is wrong. No, I was upset also because this is not Captain America.
Captain America has been one of the very few fictional characters on-screen, that I have heard mention God. I really appreciated this! I liked to see Captain America stand strong in his beliefs! And people want to give him a ‘boyfriend’? Especially since we’ve seen how straight he is- I mean, if you were blind, maybe you missed that he is a straight guy. Maybe. It couldn’t get anymore obvious… (If his down right personality and manhood couldn’t tell you, what about Peggy Carter? Don’t get me started.)
This isn’t what Marvel is about. This isn’t what these superheroes and characters are about. This isn’t what morals and truths and hopes that were stocked and reached for. This is our modern-day agenda and deep, deep running problems seeking to destroy every light that crosses path.
And then today, I was alerted that the new frenzy that is being produced, is that Captain America has been supposedly a Nazi HYDRA member, all along. Here’s the link I saw:
So, this is what an amazing character and story has been demeaned, spat on, destroyed, and burnt out into? He was a bad guy all along? The past 75 years, basically, have been a big lie, a big work up to this ‘unsettling, horrifying’ plot twist?
I’ll tell you all this is, it’s a bunch of Marvel editors trying to get a fan uproar. Get fans ‘sitting on the edge of their seats’. Well, I don’t know what the heck these people thought they’d get, but I see an uproar, alright. Of anger, disgust, and utter disagreement. People are refusing, and are downright furious, of such a concept that Captain be a HYDRA agent.
For good reason.
Captain America isn’t a HYDRA agent. He isn’t a Nazi. He isn’t gay. He was created by Jewish guys, for goodness’ sake.
So why are people trying to change him?
They’re scared of him. He’s actually a good guy, a person who stands for truth in the fictional universe, and is actually encouraging kids/people not to be brainwashed, but to think and do right. That’s dangerous, and so, these ‘editors’ are trying to trash Captain America into some more brainwashing propaganda.
It’s outrageous for this reason alone. I mean, people make it to where gay people have the right to gay characters, but Christians don’t have any right to a God fearing character? We can’t have good people on TV, because that makes us ‘homophobic’? Makes sense, right? Instead of creating their own gay characters, they have to take from us. See the unfairness? I know life isn’t fair, but this is wrong.
It is also outrageous because Captain America is a character that is celebrating 75 years of ‘existence’. And some people think they can take this character, and turn him into something else? It is WRONG. He isn’t THEIR character. They have no right to dump things onto Captain America, because it isn’t their place. He isn’t some new character- the people who originally made Captain America are the only people who have the right to make such warped turns. I’m fairly certain, the Jewish writers and cartoonists would not ever think of their character, Captain America, as being a Nazi or homosexual. From the research and things I’ve learned, this is my conclusion.
Captain America is so much more. He’s a leader, he’s strong, he’s smart- he’s a model that teaches us we can do anything, be anything- if we believe and WORK for it. He isn’t some model to say ‘right is wrong, and wrong is right’. NO.
This isn’t just fiction. This is today’s world, deep problems and dark spirits, slipping into every light and blurring right from wrong. We can’t have anything right- it all must be wrong and we must accept that. I am sick of it.
This is what I have seen happening; not just with Captain America. But the world today. It is all coming to pass.
I had a bad gut feeling about CA:Civil War. I didn’t like the idea of Team Vs. Team. Actually, I rummaged something about this a bit back on Facebook;
CA: CIVIL WAR,
by Angela R. Watts, May 6, 2016