Skip to comments.Obama’s Socialist Ideology Imbedded in TV Ads and Comic Books
Posted on 02/08/2010 6:16:20 PM PST by OK Right
A recent episode of Law & Order bashed the Tea Party movement. Now we have Marvel Comics hero Captain America afraid of the Tea Party movement the same Captain that took on the Nazis and communists during our childhood. And his pal The Amazing Spider-Man pretty much told kids to "Vote Obama" in 2008. Sarah Palin called the Tea Party movement a ground up call to action this weekend at her speech in Nashville. She believes the Tea Party movement, is about the people . . . that believe that a government that governs least, governs best. Her speech was greeted with cheers from the audience and received praise from radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity as they played sound bites of her pro-American words. Yet, we have the White House, Hollywood and the mainstream media bashing, demeaning and underreporting the Tea Party movement. They call Tea Party goers sexually derogatory terms. And Nancy Pelosi called the Tea Party phenomenon an AstroTurf movement and Tea Party attendees neo-Nazis last April.
Tea Party bashing is a prime example of the socialism agenda and denigration of American patriotism imbedded in todays American pop culture. President Obama must be delighted. These bashings advance his socialist ideology.
Two stark examples are the Green Police Audi commercial that ran during the Super Bowl and Marvel Comics Captain America scoffing at Tea Party goers in a recent issue. Unfortunately, neither message is new and is only the latest in a long trend that commenced shortly after 9/11. Thanks to Barack Obama, a man who seems embarrassed by American patriotism, that trend will likely continue.
Something else thats very disturbing here: socialist liberals are playing fast and loose with racial politics to advance their agenda. In so doing, theyre guilty of racism. Andrew Brietbart calls the left a collective gang of bullies (Tea Party, Nashville, TN, 2/5/10). True, and some are racist bullies.
The Audi commercial showcases a socialist dictatorial nightmare world that many will dismiss because of the ads eco-message. As sellout rockers Cheap Trick prostitute their fine song Dream Police and turn it into Green Police for the ads background music, a gaggle of green storm troopers riding Segways arrest anyone who dares ask for plastic bags at the grocery store, or fails to recycle plastic water bottles or dares to run a hot tub. Those arrested on the home front are affluent or middle class Americans. One man is arrested for not using the right light bulbs. The Green cops play rough and act menacing. Perpetrators of the environment are handcuffed, chased and stopped in traffic.
Of course we see the satire behind the ad: the guy driving the Audi is let through the roadblock because hes driving an eco-friendly vehicle. And yes, the Green Police are over-the-top in their zealousness and played for fools. At the same time, the message implicit in the ads is that you better conform to green standards and Al Gores passion project or else. Its creepy stuff, and the fact that the ad ran during the Super Bowl when a bunch of kids were watching is creepier still.
One other troubling element in the ad: the Green Police are not shown arresting any black man or woman. One black Green Policeman is in the mix, but those they arrest in the ad are all Caucasian men and women. Is this reality? Hardly, but it isnt accurate satire, either.
Whats more un-American than failure to conform to the will of the Green Police? Why, attending Tea Parties, of course. Warner Todd Huston reports that in Captain America #602, the title hero and his sidekick check out a protest rally. The comic pages Huston provides with his article show the disgruntled holding up such signs as STOP THE SOCIALISTS and Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!
It gets worse:
After this we find that the Captains plan is to send the black man into a redneck bar to pretend to be a black man working for the IRS and to get everyone all mad because well, you know that every white person is a racist that hates black civil servants, right?
So, there you have it, America. Tea Party protesters just hate the government, they are racists, they are all white folks, they are angry, and they associate with secretive white supremacist groups that want to over throw the U.S. government. (Marvel Comics: Captain America Says Tea Parties Are Dangerous and Racist, Publius Forum, http://www.publiusforum.com/2010/02/08/marvel-comics-captain-america-says-tea-parties-are-dangerous-and-racist/)
The move toward diluting American patriotism and principles has been around for a long time, but to reiterate, its grown stronger since the brief flash of patriotic spirit that unified the country in the aftermath of 9/11.
Consider that during other times of war, patriotism burned brighter, not dimmer. During World War II, Superman radio shows announced that the hero from Krypton fought for truth, justice and the American way. That slogan was used in the famous 1950s Superman TV show too. Not surprisingly, New York Times guest columnist and MSNBC.com contributor Erik Lundegaard points out that the American way phrase vanished from the radio opening after 1944 and that It took the paranoia and patriotism of The Cold War era to bring back the American way on the TV show. Lundegaard also notes that the phrase was missing from 2006s Superman Returns but Theres no reason to be upset, he reassures us. Superman is right back where he began: fighting for truth and justice. That should be enough to occupy any man (Truth, Justice and (Fill in the Blank), The New York Times, June 30, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/30/opinion/30lundegaard.html).
Well, apparently not. Superman Returns tanked at the box office. It was a travesty of a picture that lacked, among other things, a solid story, a strong hero and any kind of conviction in truth, justice and the American way.
One half of OK was a silver age comic buff. He preferred Marvel Comics to the rest. He had a Make Mine Marvel! poster on his bedroom door. There was a time he read (and owned) almost every issue of Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America. Now hes glad he stopped reading comics years ago. Captain America co-creator Jack Kirby must be spinning in his grave over the way his hero is being used. Its truly ironic, really, given Captain Americas name, origin (a superhero created to fight the Nazi menace during WWII) and previous exploits to keep America safe. O remembers with great fondness Cap's battles with archetypical anti-American villain, the Red Skull. He remembers Cap's bid to stop the USA from falling under Red Skull's terrorist traps in a long multi-issue story leading up to the Bicentennial. He remembers Cap's oversized Marvel Treasury Edition, Captain America's Bicentennial Battles that touted a true conservative America-loving spirit. (He sees the poster-sized issue's spine on his bookshelf, even as he types.)
Now some have traded in patriotism for socialism in the comics and beyond. This is more alarming than Dr. Fredric Werthams Seduction of the Innocent comic book fears because its real. Its stark. Its traceable.
Well, what should we expect from Marvel Comics, a company that touted Obama propaganda in its Spider-Man issues during the last prez election? If you want to turn your kids onto some great comic book reading, share the golden and silver age issues or reprints with them, not the current liberal sludge that's being churned out. And no longer Make Mine Marvel!
Sadly, its also come to this: we even have to be aware of the commercials that run on the tube and be ready to explain their subtext to kids. Thats how aggressively the liberal socialist agenda is being pushed.
Are these people carrying Obama’s water on their own or are they taking orders?
Hold it. Hold it. I can hear Wagner as I look at comic books. He’s right.
Look, let’s not get batty like the Dimocrats. Keep it sane. We’ll beat them.
I’m convinced that Americans, especially conservatives, are going to need to suffer a lot more (and they surely will) before they will choose to open their eyes.
Whent the pain of living under a hard-left government becomes greater than the pain of the thought of facing evil eye-to-eye they will awaken.
Unfortunately, that will likely be very late in the game.
“It can’t happen here—not in America. Communism is certainly no threat.” Then they will express total shock at how much things have changed in the very next sentence—arrogant, spoiled, blind fools, the lot.
The setup is happening now. The deal will be sealed before they even know what happened to them.
“It’s just a commercial.” Yeah, and it’s just little ‘ol “political correctness”, which never hurt anyone, right?
Just sit and wait and the left will take care of everything, pawns.
Great is the Captain America Movie now going to the be the plot of him fighting tea party conventions?
I used to like Law & Order, until the propaganda became clear to me - the show is a Gobbel’s order Leftist Commie f**k fest.
Whats needed is to have Capt. America show up at Tea Party rallies. Any one have the costume that can attend or even make one for a future attendee?
Oh yeah! We need Capt. America to show up at Palin rallies! Would that be cool or what? Make sure he gets great face time standing next to the Palinator shaking her hand! Go Cappy!
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