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Subj: Why not just appoint Bin Laden as director of the CIA? (or, maybe Nitz the Bloody was on to something...)
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 07:02:42 pm EST (Viewed 84 times)
Reply Subj: Why is everyone so shocked Norman has taken control because he was a criminal?
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 04:21:21 am EST (Viewed 26 times)
> I really find it odd how people don't think it is realistic that a dangerous criminal like Osborn could acheive such power. I mean, look through history! Hitler in Nazi germany was a complete madman, but due to events previous in germany he was able to take control. I could go on and on with a list of dictators etc but that wouldn't really prove my point. For example, after it was found that George Bush was wrong about WMD's in iraq, alot of people thought the guy was lying but he was still voted into power. I just find it really strange that poeple on these boards find it hard to beleive the public can be swayed so easily when it happens all the time in real life, and probably will continue to.
The thing about Hitler was, no one really knew just how crazy he was when he first attained power. The Germans saw a guy who would rebuild the ruins of their country after the collapse of World War I, and restore their prosperity. How many ordinary Germans were aware of Hitler's ultimate goals is unclear, particularly when his major speeches emphasized the rebuilding of the country over anything else.
And don't forget, anti-Semitism was not frowned on in the 1930s the way it is today.
As for George W. Bush, many people probably elected him based on any number of issues, like agreeing with his security policies, his tax cuts, thinking that the U.S. was bringing freedom to Iraq even if Saddam didn't have any weapons. Even now, many Americans still associate Iraq with the war on terror, even if there were no actual WMDs found.
Norman Osborn is a completely different case. He is a known mass murderer who headed his own crime syndicates, and is a certifiable lunatic, whereas with Hitler most people at the time just saw a passionate, outspoken leader who promised to lead them out of the misery of the Great Depression.
Look at it this way. Would you appoint someone like Al Capone or John Gotti as the director of the FBI? Would you appoint Osama Bin Laden as director of the CIA or the Pentagon? Of course not, an action like that would be so stupid no one would ever seriously consider doing it.
And yet, against all logic and sane reason, the American government sees fit to place serial killers and psychopaths-I'm looking at you, Venom-who are known to have killed multiple people and many of whom have participated in plots threatening America's national security, as a de facto police force and superhuman army.
For some bizarre, unfathomable reason, the public in the Marvel Universe, who have been repeatedly saved as a community by everyone ranging from the Avengers to the Fantastic Four to the X-Men and as individuals by everyone from Spider-Man to Iron Man to Sleepwalker, condemn these people for repeatedly putting their necks on the line and cheer the convicted murderers and terrorists who will save them from the big bad unregistered heroes.
This is why I hate Civil War and the SHRA so much-they make absolutely no logical sense.
Maybe Nitz the Bloody was on to something when he condemned the public in the Marvel Universe as a collection of idiots who make the citizens of Springfield on The Simpsons look intelligent.
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