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Subj: Re: Captain America, Hiroshima and Chuck Austen..
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 at 09:24:26 am EDT (Viewed 347 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Captain America, Hiroshima and Chuck Austen..
Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 at 02:03:51 pm EDT (Viewed 353 times)
Quote:Guess you're right. Although "revealing" the government was responsible for freezing Cap during WW2 to prevent him from interfering with the coming atrocities was interesting nonetheless.
I think Captain America couldn't work as a character if he had been put in the situation of learning about the bombings before they happened.
Either he would leave hundreds of thousands of the enemy to a fiery death and live with that or he would act on his conscience and sabotage or reveal the government's plan thus more or less becoming a traitor.
Captain America works as a character because he never had to make that hard choice. Jumping ahead to the 60's he can pretend (and that's what it is) to be this representation of American values. I don't think he would have been ok with the rationale that the bombs saved more lives than a ground war in Japan.