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D. Strange

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Subj: Re: Perhaps they will do this:
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 at 09:19:20 am EDT (Viewed 737 times)
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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 at 08:03:18 am EDT (Viewed 778 times)

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But doesn't it come down to the fact that he feels it's his duty and he can't accept the good life? I love the MCU Cap more than any other character, and he does represent the best of that generation. My grandfather was a WWII Marine that fought in the Pacific, lied about his age to join (he was 16) and saw more than his share of combat. For his entire lifetime after that he literally lived to serve. Anyone with any job, problem, situation he was involved and trying to assist.

Steve does that on the level he is at. He sees the wrongs and injustice and he just knows he has a responsibility to address it. Yes, that is a self imposed duty, but in the end there's nothing wrong with him finally getting the peace that is the reward for his sacrifice.

Maybe we'll get both.. Soldier's sacrifice but followed by a tiny piece of heaven. Just as Thor would be best suited to leave with Asgard rebuilt but needing him to bear the weight of the throne and appointing Val to watch over Midgard.

My grandfather was similar. There is a bit more of sifting at the root cause, since his father died when he was 14, making him the man of the house.

However, he was drafted a few months after Pearl Harbor, was offered a chance to finish his education, but turned it down because he wanted to serve his country.

He became a staple in the community, helping people of all sort in all relations. Including his mother-in-law (my Great Grandmother), who was none to fond of him.

Even fixed TVs for them, and his neighbors (along with other broken appliances).

Stayed active in helping raise money for veteran groups, through the American Legion. Sold poppies by the post office here in the lovely Detroit area, the spring/summer before he died... which was in 2017 just shy of 95.

The point is, WII was very unique among wars. In part because of the type of enemy, the sheer numbers needed, and the psychology caused by it and the Depression in the minds of its veterans (remember, many soldiers went from the breadline to the front line).

It is important to remember, that generation is the one who helped the Civil Rights movement occur. The bare bones facts are, if a whole lot of people from the GI generation hadn't backed it, things could have been even less smooth.

Now it is important to remember,, especially following my last point, your grandfather and I are just two of over 16 million people who served in the war. There were bound to be some crappy people.

But, I do think, by in large, if you look around WWII and the Depression created more of a sense of civic responsibility in that generation.

Voting numbers rose sharply for them, and remained high.

Cap... he can do what others can't. How do you walk away, when you are the best?


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