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The Mandarin

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Subj: Re: The funny thing is, he's basically making a Pro-Registration argument
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 at 01:35:40 pm EDT (Viewed 266 times)
Reply Subj: The funny thing is, he's basically making a Pro-Registration argument
Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 at 04:41:20 pm EDT (Viewed 296 times)

    Allowing vigilantes free-reign is really a grotesque and absurd act. One need only look at the madness going on in the Philippines to see how ugly it really is when a government gives vigilantes total freedom.

    Superheroes are an absurd fantasy in which Duterte thinking is somehow correct, and those who want to bring vigilantes under democratic control and accountability are somehow horrible monsters.

    In reality Duterte's allowing vigilantes to run amok makes him a child, not a glorious champion of the public's freedom to act heroically.

    As Bill Maher points out, superheroes are rooted in something childish in the public; a desire to have someone strong push past all the complexity and just smash the baddies.

    Now all this may make it seem like a hate superheroes. I don't. I enjoy the genre despite knowing that on certain level it is mental cotton-candy. It's only when they flirt with deconstructing this trope, but then rush back and pretend that champions of Duterte-thinking are the good-guys after all, thus demonizing and strawmanning all the characters they had voice the anti-Duterte-thoughts in the first place, that I find myself hating the people in control of the genre.

I have been binge-watching The Agents of SHIELD Season 3 and was enjoying it quite a bit until they brought up again exactly what you were saying. They quote Civil War and then go on to postulate how right Cap was and how wrong Iron Man was for wanting registration.

If you look at the teams members actions...whenever they go off on their own and do whatever they feel is right things go horribly wrong. So it drives me nuts that on the one hand Colson for example tells Talbot all this and refuses and that its a bad idea. Despite being shown how when he acts with no oversight except his own motives...things turn out BAD and you get HIVE and other issues.

Your right leave it all alone....or if you address it, address it fairly showing that in reality some oversight would have to be present to prevent chaos.

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