Captain America is being deemed a liberal “beating up conservatives,” at least as reported by Fox News. The newest incarnation of the Captain America series was released on Wednesday, October 14 in Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #1. The new story has a new Captain America known as Sam Wilson. Wilson was previously known as Falcon, one of the Avengers. He now is given the job and shield held by the former Captain America, Steve Rogers, to carry on the struggle to protect America in the fight to have liberty and justice for all.
This new Captain America series has certainly been noticed as an all-out attack on right-wing conservatives by Fox News. In a report published October 16, Fox News was disturbed by the comic series stating, “Marvel has decided to take a more liberal and partisan slant in its new Captain America comic book series as it has Captain America beating up conservatives who are trying to stop illegal immigrants from coming into the country.”
Fox News is citing the newest Captain America as a clear reply to Donald Trump’s targeting illegal immigration. The conservative Trump has been making the issues of illegal immigrants in America a major focus in his bid for President of the United States. Trump seems to want to believe he should be Captain America seeking to save the United States. In an August 3, 2015 report, WND noted that Trump’s 5-point plan on immigration reform was written in his 2011 book, Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again. His plan of action, in saving America from immigrants coming in illegally from Mexico, included building a fence specifically as the first of his five points, “Build a fence, deploy 25,000 additional border agents, utilize Predator drones.”
As detailed by a video published on October 15 by the MacIver Institute, the newest Captain America has arrived to aid in protecting the border from an “evil” militia group.
Referencing the series, the video commentator states “Marvel made some strong idealistic statement on some hot political topics,” continuing, “The new villains in this comic are conservatives who are portrayed as a right-wing terrorist group called the Sons of the Serpent based off a group of immigrants trying to cross the border who they accuse of invading a sovereign land to spread disease and crime, take American jobs, and collect welfare.”
The militia terrorist group happens to be patrolling the area between Mexico and America, specifically Arizona. One can read the head of the Sons of the Serpent stating “Attention all trespassers! I am the supreme serpent!” as perhaps an obvious nod to Trump’s demeanor. The character goes on to pronounce “By invading this sovereign land, you defy the laws of God, nature, and the United States constitution” continuing “Therefore I hereby apprehend you by the power vested in me by the aforementioned God, nature, et cetera, et cetera.”
The immigrants in the Captain America story can be seen begging to be left alone. There is another nod to Trumps conservative notion of building a wall to keep illegal immigrants coming across the Mexico to America border. The evil supreme serpent announces, “Until the mighty wall is built, you come here for employment that is rightfully ours! If denied it, you seek welfare paid for by our tax dollars.” Captain America is then said to swoop in to beat up the villains and save the day, making him the liberal fighting against the evil conservative supreme serpents.
Right wing conservatives are calling this latest Captain America un-American, calling for Sam Wilson to hand in his shield. In an answer to the conservative outcry the video shows Captain America calling a press conference in which he notes that all he wants to do is “Bring folks together.”
Raw Story published a video clip from Fox & Friends on October 18 showing the on-air personalities speaking how Captain America’s new enemy are conservatives. They go on to state how the serpent is not an extreme terrorist member, but that “The serpent is an American who has misgivings about unlimited illegal immigration and the costs associated with it” calling it a “PR stunt” for Marvel to get their readership up. Seems like Marvel has stirred up business as well as opened up the flood gates of communications about how America is being perceived by conservatives and liberals. In his efforts to bring folks together, the enemy is now living as a group in America who is against liberty for all and who must be taken down by Captain America.
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