Saturday, March 10, 2007

R.I.P. Captain America

Captain America is dead.

Assassinated by a terrorist sniper, just as he is finally submitting to the Rule Of Law.

"In the comic series, Rogers (Captain America - xo) was to stand trial for defying a superhero registration law passed after a hero's tragic mistake causes a 9/11-like event.

Steve Rogers eventually surrenders to police. He is later mortally wounded as he climbs the courthouse steps.

Marvel says the comic story line was intentionally written as an allegory to current real-life issues like the Patriot Act, the War on Terror and the September 11 attacks."

OK, there isn't anything subtle about this so it doesn't really require a nuanced interpretation from yours truly.

A drunk chimpanzee in a cheap suit could unravel this little allegory.

All I want to know is, how long till Cap's shield shows up for sale on Ebay and is it the right size for me to use as a spare wheel cover on my Jeep Wrangler?

Bet it will do a better job of protecting my spare than those cheap vinyl and elastic pieces of crap with the dealer's name on 'em.

And before you start flaming me for being "anti-American"...he's a fucking cartoon character...he lived a fictional life and died a fictional death.

You want to get upset about the death's of American Heros?

Watch the news, read the papers.

Bring our troops home.

They never should have been there, they don't want to be there, and they aren't dying to protect American lives, but to justify our president's lies.

If Captain America was real, he wouldn't be fighting "terrorists" in Iraq.

He'd be fighting hypocritical, lying politicians in Washington, D.C. whose personal agenda are getting our soldiers slaughtered every single day.

Guess who Enemy Number One would be?

R.I.P. Cap. Too bad you aren't real. We could use you.


Joe said...

This entire "war" is revenge for Saddam trying to whack Bush the Elder. Bush the Younger is extracting Mafia style payback on the backs of our brave troops. We've got no business there. Even Bush the Elder wrote that it would be a mistake to invade Iraq, and his own son goes ahead and does it.
Our leaders don't even understand our own history, how a rag tag group of citizens drove out (with help) the greatest military force of the time.

Spyder said...

XO- I think I love you.(Don't tell my husband) Well, Hell, I bet he would love you too.

We've had 4 friends in this war. Thank God they are back safe & sound.

Xavier Onassis said...

Joe - you are exactly right. They have no understanding of history at all. They even brag about being stupid and decry "intellectualism" as being a bad thing.

Young dumb dubya was persuaded by the his daddy's leftover neocon zealots (Cheney Rumsfeld Wolfowitz)that avenging the assasination plot on his father and establishing some sort of self sustaining democratic seedling in the heart of the Muslim oil country was a "good idea".

Yeah. By all means. Let's embrace stupidity and denounce intelligence. Is it any wonder reality TV and Somon Crowell get the highest ratings?

Xavier Onassis said...

spyder - I'm flattered. Don't worry, it's just between you and me. No one else reads this.

Spyder said...

XO-"No one else reads this." Yea, right. I know I have to share you with the rest of the blog world.

crse said...

Ive been thinking that the bush twins and other offspring of our "fearless leaders" should be embedded in the troops in Iraq. It would show a true understanding and belief of the sacrifice they are asking Americans to make with our own children. Im still pissed that they killed captain america though. And er...some people in our house may or may not have slight blog crushes on you too...but nobody is admitting anything...

Xavier Onassis said...

crse - "...some people in our house may or may not have slight blog crushes on you..."


Well, then, I may or may not be slightly flattered! ;}

BTW, I thought I was able to view a profile for you and an associated blog before but now I can't.


As far as "...bush twins and other offspring of our "fearless leaders" should be embedded in the troops in Iraq...", yeah, that would be sweet.

But I would settle for this.

Either the President, The Vice President, The Secretary of Defense or The Secretary of State have to be PERSONALLY and PHYSICALLY PRESENT to greet every fucking single U.S. dead or wounded Hero Soldier when they come back home.

The Hero Soldier's congressional representatives (Senate and House) also have to be there.

If the Hero Soldier is dead, they have to attend their funeral and face their family and loved ones. Personally. No proxies or stand-ins.

If the Hero Soldier is wounded, their congressional representatives can work out a visitation rotation schedule to make sure they are visited in the hospital every single fucking day and any thing they need is provided with no red tape bullshit, free of charge with the thanks and gratitude of the American taxpayer.

I know what you're saying. The government would grind to a halt if our elected lawmakers had to spend all of their time attending funerals and visiting soldiers!

Two points.

One, you say "our government would grind to a halt" like that's a "bad thing". I don't think so.

Two, in other words, the casualties of this war would have at least some of the same impacts on the politicians who voted for it as it does on the families of those who sacrificed their brave sons and daughters to go fight.

Again, how is that a bad thing?

If the politicians who posture and pontificate about the war had that much skin in the game, I think we'd see some changes in policy pretty fucking quick.

But that's just me.

What the hell do I know?

Spyder said...

Stephen Colbert has Captain America's shield. Check out: