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Subj: Re: Captain America - Sam Wilson #18...
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 at 09:16:15 pm EST (Viewed 482 times)
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Frankly I'm sick of Spencers sermons and he continues to treat extremely complicated issues, like the way our communities and police interact with each other, with utter simplicity and no form of nuance whatsoever.

Sam says it himself: 'what I see is something we ALL know happens every day'

Except we DONT - because it DOESNT happen everyday, and there has never been a shred of evidence to suggest it does.

He's clearly trying to reflect the BLM movement and the events that lead to its creation, yet those events are complicated and far from one sided, with the irony being that when Spencer first introduced the Americops it was in a week when both sides of that conflict suffered casualties, including a dozen cops and members of the public being gunned down by a militant member of the black community during a peaceful protest that was enabled by the very police being protested against!

Instead what Spencer - who I doubt has ever been a victim of racism in his life- gives us is a 100% racist police force - from the weasily looking desk officer who says that Sam's "not my Captain America" (and we know he's only saying that because he's a RACIST), to the literally faceless Americops who clearly metaphorically represent the idea of the 'blue code of silence' (and you know theyre all white under those masks), to the white, middle-aged, racist, Texan, Republican analogue who funds them - all going up against a black community that is 100% innocent and 100% being unjustifiably victimised.

I'm fully expecting that having released the footage that the city will now explode into civil disobedience, but I'm also expecting that the people responsible for that anarchy to be portrayed by Spencer as the good guys, where as the people who's job it is to stop it will be clearly portyrayed as bad guys, and will no doubt use some heavy-handed tactics to do so.

Its not politics I'm sick of seeing in comics, its bias - and Nick Spencer is literally oozing with it.

I can understand your frustration... so can I ask why you're still reading the series?

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