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    Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology - Yahoo! News

    "Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called "the Watchdogs". Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observe an anti-tax protest from a rooftop. The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like "tea bag libs before they tea bag you" and "stop the socialists."

    I don't think Marvel should apologize. The Tea-Baggers are a tough bunch right? They can take it. Oh wait, they can't? Figures.

    I think that if your stupid enough to call yourself a 'Tea-Bagger', you deserve it.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology - Yahoo! News

    "Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called "the Watchdogs". Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observe an anti-tax protest from a rooftop. The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like "tea bag libs before they tea bag you" and "stop the socialists."

    I don't think Marvel should apologize. The Tea-Baggers are a tough bunch right? They can take it. Oh wait, they can't? Figures.

    I think that if your stupid enough to call yourself a 'Tea-Bagger', you deserve it.
    I don't think Marvel should apoligze, either. In fact, I believe they should ramp up the vitriol. That way, they will pump even more water into the hull of the already sinking Liberal agenda, which would be the greatest thing that ever happened to this country and probably the world.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't think Marvel should apoligze, either. In fact, I believe they should ramp up the vitriol. That way, they will pump even more water into the hull of the already sinking Liberal agenda, which would be the greatest thing that ever happened to this country and probably the world.
    Yes, Marvel Comics will sink the Democrat ship. And DC will blow up the Libertarian Zeppelin, leaving only Image and the Republican Submarine!

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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    I knew Jack Kirby. Lived three houses down. I was good friends with his daughters Lisa and Sue when I was a teenager (early 70s).

    Jack was a kind, fair, wise man. A fairly liberal guy, from what I observed. He and Roz opened their home and their hearts to pretty much everyone, without prejudice - I met all sorts of interesting and unusual people at their house. Sue was, by that time, semi-openly gay (she never spoke about it, but she didn't exactly hide it, either). Being out was something of a rarity in the early 70s, but Jack and Roz were proud of her and their love was unconditional.

    I suspect Jack's crowd images might have included a sprinkling of non-WASP faces, but I feel certain he would have been appalled at the kind of things typically seen at Tea Party rallies (conspiracy theories about Obama's heritage, rants about socialism/fascism/Nazism, images of Obama as an African warrior, as Hitler, as The Joker, etc.), and wouldn't have hesitated to produce something quite similar to this Marvel piece.

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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't think Marvel should apoligze, either. In fact, I believe they should ramp up the vitriol. That way, they will pump even more water into the hull of the already sinking Liberal agenda, which would be the greatest thing that ever happened to this country and probably the world.
    Actually, the X-Men had a liberal influence on me, the comic was mainly about battling intolerance and hatred toward people that are different.

    Tolerance is the true price of freedom, a fact that is missed by many when speaking their 'brave words' like "freedom isn't free" in order to justify the deaths and maiming of 18 year old American boys and foreign civilians.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Actually, the X-Men had a liberal influence on me, the comic was mainly about battling intolerance and hatred toward people that are different.

    Tolerance is the true price of freedom, a fact that is missed by many when speaking their 'brave words' like "freedom isn't free" in order to justify the deaths and maiming of 18 year old American boys and foreign civilians.
    I think a 'fatwa' is in order for the publisher.....

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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Actually, the X-Men had a liberal influence on me, the comic was mainly about battling intolerance and hatred toward people that are different.

    Tolerance is the true price of freedom, a fact that is missed by many when speaking their 'brave words' like "freedom isn't free" in order to justify the deaths and maiming of 18 year old American boys and foreign civilians.
    The Punisher had a conservative influence on me.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The Punisher had a conservative influence on me.
    Uh Oh, you mean Marvel is fair and balanced?
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Uh Oh, you mean Marvel is fair and balanced?
    Spidey was also conservative, always talking about personal responsibility and such. The Hulk was a libertarian, and Wolverine was obviously a socialist.
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