— beth (@dicentric) May 24, 2016
Oh, FFS! In the latest iteration of Captain America, it turns out our hero has actually been a deep cover agent for the Nazi-like Hydra all this time:
A Marvel editor explains how Captain America was a Hydra agent all alonghttps://t.co/3LybCp4JUG
— TIME.com (@TIME) May 25, 2016
And just in time for the election!
Stupid, insulting, ridiculous lefty agitprop https://t.co/09sBbOMOdK
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 25, 2016
— Krystal Heath (@TheFriddle) May 25, 2016
According to the interview in Time, Hydra and Cap sound a lot like Donald Trump, and that’s the point:
In the comic the Red Skull of Hydra talks about “criminal trespassers” who “make a mockery” of America’s borders and calls the refugees in Germany an “invading army” bringing “fanatical beliefs and crime” to Europe. Obviously, this hate speech is nothing new for the organization, but it sounds like rhetoric we’ve been hearing this election. Is that purposeful?
We try to write comics in 2016 that are about the world and the zeitgeist of 2016, particularly in Captain America. Nick Spencer, the writer, is very politically active. He’s a Capitol Hill head and following this election very closely. So we can talk about political issues in a metaphoric way. That’s what gives our stories weight and meat to them. Any parallels you have seen to situations real or imagined, living or dead, is probably intentional but metaphorically not literally.
What are we supposed to think about the fact that someone literally named Captain America now supports these beliefs?
Again, I don’t want to say anything too definitively because we’re laying out the story. But we want to push that button. There should be a feeling of horror or unsettledness at the idea that somebody like this can secretly be part of this organization. There are perfectly normal people in the world who you would interact with on a professional level or personal level, and they seem like the salt of the earth but then it turns out they have some horrible secret — whether it’s that they don’t like a certain group of people or have bodies buried in their basement.
You should feel uneasy about the fact that everything you know and love about Steve Rogers can be upended.
What’s worse is that this new Captain America is a slap in the face of his origin story:
Jewish men created captain america as anti nazi propaganda and cap saying "hail hydra" even if it's out of context is a dump on their graves
— Dana (@sambvckys) May 25, 2016
Just yesterday we posted how SJWs were angry that Captain America wasn’t gay…
‘MUST YOU PEOPLE RUIN EVERYTHING’? Do-gooders think it’s high time Captain America got a boyfriend https://t.co/nwlFsiTlMQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 24, 2016
…maybe he’ll be a gay Nazi before it’s all said and done?
fans: give captain america a boyfriend
marvel: nah he's perfect the way he is
also marvel: let's make steve rogers hydra
— jade (@floppycurls) May 24, 2016
As for the whole who’s better — Iron Man or Captain America — inspired by the hit film, “Captain America: Civil War,” it’s not even close any longer:
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) May 24, 2016
Until, of course, Marvel reveals that they’re probably just trolling everyone and Cap will be back on the side of the good guys.