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Subj: Examples of Peaks and valleys over the years
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Seems to me the hate for mutants in the Marvel U is way out of whack. We've been told so many times how humanity hates mutants and the very likely future is that mutants will be killed or separated from humanity.

Now I can believe the government would feel threatened and some of the public would too. But wouldn't there be a movement among humans that is pro-mutant? We've seen individuals stand up for mutants but never as a group.

Certainly in our world, whites stood with blacks during the Civil Rights Movement and straights have stood with gays during their struggles. One would think there would be those on the mutants side (spearheaded by parents/loved ones of mutants) that would try to tip the scales. The San Francisco move made sense along these lines but that didn't last very long.

Of course, the mutants being friendless and on the verge of a holocaust is more dramatic but we've been on this "the hate against mutants is worse than it's ever been" kick for 30 years now. Let's have some peaks and valleys to it.

We can all think of the valleys, with Operation: Zero Tolerance and Operation: Wide Awake, etc.

Harder to think of the peaks. Here are some off the top of my head:

1. X-Factor Vol.1 #26 - X-Factor, consisting of the original X-Men had just saved New York from Apoclaypse and his Horsemen. New York held a street parade for the mutants, celebrating them as heroes.

2. Uncanny X-Men #228 - the X-Men were fighting the Adversary in Dallas at Forge's tower. Two reporters were swept up in the commotion, and were reporting and filming the entire battle. The X-Men were being seen as the heroes they truly were, and this was being telecast live. The X-Men were seen as heroes as they gave up their lives to stop the Adversary, live on tv, and they were revered as heroes for a short time after that.

3. Uncanny X-Men - whatever number issue #1 of the X-Cutioner's song crossover is - Professor Xavier addresses a crowd of humans at a concert in Central Park, advocating the rights of mutants. He is gunned down by Stryfe posing as Cable, but he was getting his message across. I am sure this was earning him some good will for mutants.

Those are three exampls off the top of my head. I am sure there are more.

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