The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > Captain America > Captain America: The First Avenger

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-14-2013, 04:41 PM   #76
The Question
Objectivism doesn't work.
The Question's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hub City
Posts: 40,519
Default Re: Is Today's Society too Cynical for a movie like Cap?

Originally Posted by Joshua_B View Post
That whole paragraph is hinged on the word "tolerance", which has sadly changed definition in popular culture over the last several decades. Embracing plainly contradicting things as equally true is not tolerant, but foolish. Basic logic dictates that right and wrong are mutually exclusive; if something's true, it applies to everyone regardless of personal belief. If he were real, Steve wouldn't insult someone for pursuing a same-sex relationship, but he wouldn't be dancing at "gay pride" parades either. There's a difference between hating someone as a person, and standing for the truth...even if it means disappointing or angering someone you care about.

By contrast, political correctness is all about attempting to equalize every choice, no matter how opposite from each other they may be. Its the mindset which popularized the phrase, "truth lies in the eye of the beholder".
Except that the notion that there's anything wrong with a same sex relationship is not true. It is, in fact, a disgusting lie.

It's kind of funny that you keep talking about "objective truth" and keep bringing up something you believe that is not objectively true and you simply want it to be true.

Steve would support gay rights because he's a decent human being who recognizes that there is nothing wrong with being gay and any "evidence" that says there is is a bunch of nonsense cooked up by people with a ****ed up bias.

The world does not work the way you think it does:

The Question is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 01:43 AM   #77
Red Mask
Human Killing Machine
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 10,231
Default Re: Is Today's Society too Cynical for a movie like Cap?

The current success of Captain America seems to say it's very welcome to a hero like Cap.

Little scriptwriting note on real people:

Real people don't take action. They either pass the buck or take a very long time making a decision.

That's why society has institutions on law enforcement, emergency services, and the armed forces. It employs people who are trained to take action for us.

We may not have the world threats that make humanity unite in force anymore. But heroes like Captain America remind us to never sit idly as evil rises up, even if that evil changes its face. They remind us that we are not alone doing what's right and what's worth fighting for.

If there's one thing you can learn from Game of Thrones is this important lesson:

All Men Betray
Red Mask is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2018 All Rights Reserved.