There was a small scandal a few years back when it became known that costumed staff at Parc Asterix were performing the "quenelle" gesture with visitors for photos, said gesture allegedly being an inverted "nazi salute" invented/popularized by Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, an African/French comedian whose "holocaust denial" and "antisemitism" are the subject of much kvetching by professional Jewry in France.Another day, another episode of white guilt-tripping over fictional characters.
Wonder when the French are gonna cancel Asterix for being white.
Dammit, why does the one modern comedian with a good holocaust denial routine have to be in a language I don't understand!? Shit ain't rightThere was a small scandal a few years back when it became known that costumed staff at Parc Asterix were performing the "quenelle" gesture with visitors for photos, said gesture allegedly being an inverted "nazi salute" invented/popularized by Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, an African/French comedian whose "holocaust denial" and "antisemitism" are the subject of much kvetching by professional Jewry in France.
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Hmm, she does bring up a good point, we've only seen superheroes interact with local police forces, and speaking of those, the only truly heroic law enforcement officers are those of the federal agencies. Local officers might come from, and work in, an actual longstanding, non atomized, non approved community. Wtf, there might be some who are dirty, ignorant plebs, more loyal to the community that they were born into, raised, and lived their whole adult lives in, than these 'Absolute Truths' of ever-changing, evolving and adapting "values" that we Marxist hyper-consumers ascribe to. We need to show Superman being briefed at the UN, giving his pledge to a Karl Marx statue, submitting himself before Greta Thunberg, at her feet, facedown in the Saddling Chamber, before going out under her mounting and command, to surgically, and safely, remove every white man in Metropolis's penis with his laser beam eyes "SAVE THE FORESKINS, YOU DUMB OLD SUPERMAN!! We must recycle"Reflecting on Hollywood's increasing distaste of law enforcement, a staff writer at Time Magazine suggests superheroes may be the industry's next target.wegotthiscovered.com
Eliana Dockterman, who covers all things culture and feminism for Time Magazine, recently wrote an article in which she criticizes the conservative values shared by many of America’s most popular superheroes. Reflecting on how the civil rights movement has inspired the Hollywood system to rethink its representations of cops, she suggests the superhero genre could follow suit.
A reflection of society’s strongest cultural sub-currents, the film industry was quick to ally itself with the protesters. In the month that passed since the death of George Floyd, an African American victim of racially-motivated police brutality, execs have cancelled pro-cop programs like Cops and Live PD while dozens of celebrities used their wealth to either silence BLM critics or donate money to charities. According to Dockterman, however, this might only be the prelude to an even more extensive entertainment overhaul.
Given that most classic superheroes were created by straight, white men, it’s not so surprising that they were designed to be straight, white men as well. But although heroes like Batman and Superman have been typically been portrayed as light-skinned, that trend is already changing rapidly.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, for example, featured an African American main character, while a fairly recent Wonder Woman comic strip writer reinvented Steve Trevor as an interracial, homosexual couple. And that’s not even talking about live-action blockbusters like 2018’s Black Panther or the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
As she points out, superheroes often have a complicated relationship with law enforcement as, while they’re often talked about as standing outside anyone’s jurisdiction, they frequently collaborate with government organizations. The Avengers, for instance, take their orders from S.H.I.E.L.D., while Batman frequently teams up with GCPD Commissioner Gordon.
Superman is perhaps the best illustration of Dockterman’s argument. From the moment he was created, the character has been styled as a personification of western values. Frequently associated with the American nation, he essentially functions as not only a helper of but also a mouthpiece for the U.S. government, a role which is becoming more and more problematic as faith in that government wanes.