#STEVE ROGERS FOR PRESIDENT
See, I’ve talked about this before.
Steve’s trying, bless his heart, but we have this problem in the US where someone who’s an outsider, not a member of a marginalized group can swoop in and save the ‘little guy’, and it’s totally cool and badass. So Steve can punch Nazis in the face, (EVEN PUNCH HITLER IN THE FACE), because he doesn’t really want to. It isn’t revenge. He’s white, he’s male, he’s Christian, so it’s ‘Justice’
But people who fight for their own people don’t get as approved of, because it’s painted as revenge, usually bad revenge. Like if Magneto, who is Jewish and a Holocaust survivor and who’s wife was Rromani, and who’s children are also Rromani were to go back in time, as a Holocaust survivor and punch Hitler in the face because he wanted to, people, gentiles mainly, wouldn’t be as down for that. Because it’s revenge. Not justice.
And that’s something that frustrates me.
Steve has a lot of good qualities, but praising him for this is kind of a problem.
(If I’m talking out of my ass, please let me know.)