I hear that the deeper ideological message on this one is Hey, isn’t it great to watch Nazis get smacked around in a variety of new and exciting ways? – which frankly suits me right down to the ground. Plus, air-conditioning. There might even be an opportunity for a cold beer.
One thousand, three hundred and twenty-four words; that’s how many words it took for Salon’s Bob Calhoun to make the case (including, I expect, to himself) that it’s OK for liberals to be into Captain America*. It’s kind of sad, really: can’t the stone-cold hardcore Lefties just like Cap for what he is? Yup: rhetorical question: if they did, they wouldn’t have tried, I don’t know, shooting him in the back or something.
*The answer to the question “Whose side would he be on?” is, by the way: America’s. That’s sort of the point of Captain America, really: we’re all expected to work out what he’s a symbol of on our own and stop bugging him while he’s out fighting Nazis.