Although I liked the campy and often silly movie GI Joe I was really disappointed to see the tagline “the real American heros” replaced with “the real world heroes.” The characters were reimagined to be from a variety of different countries whose militaries were cooperating together to create the ultimate fighting force to keep the world save for democracy… Of course I am wary of world wide black ops groups. I have no love for the idea of a one world government, nor do I like the idea of a universal military force. In real life I could see such alliances being used against the common folk like you and I. After all the big debate going on globally is over a question of what the proper roll of government is, and whoever wins that argument, if won on a global scale, could indeed have powerful military force at their disposal to impose their vision… Imagine if George Soros were to, say, put billions into funding GI Joe, could the real world heroes resist his corruption and his fear and smear of all things Jeffersonian and do the right thing? See my instincts tell me I can trust the real American Heroes to do the right thing because they have loyalty to our Constitution, our country and most important our people. When the heroes are a global team lines start to become blurred. I mean what is the difference between global GI Joe, and Global Cobra Command? It was one group fighting another for control of the world in a manner of speaking…
The Captain America I grew up with was committed to the very ideals that built this country, truth, justice, individual liberty. It’s the cause he sacrificed himself for at the end of the Marvel Civil War. I cried my eyes out for days when Steve Rogers was assassinated in the comics because the symbolic death of Captain America had profound implications. The Civil War story arch pitted Iron Man’s “conservative” view on national security against Captain America’s libertarian view. I say conservative in quotation marks because no one I know would have taken Iron Man’s side. There is a line too far (IE TSA pat downs had to be implemented by a Democratic administration because it would never have flown under a Republican one.)
Steve Rogers tried to enter WWII because of his deep love for the country. When he was turned away for being too scrawny and weak his love for this country was so overwhelming that he signed up for a secret experimental Super Soldier project which caused him to allow the government to inject a risky serum into his body that could have killed him, and had killed others before him. Don’t tell me that he’s not a jingoistic flag waver.
What is worse is that it has come to my attention that the Captain America Movie will not even bare the “Captain America” name over seas where it will be just “The First Avenger,” what a joke.
Hollywood listen up. Like it or not Steve Rogers is our hero, our symbol, and we are proud to count him as one of many of our jingoistic flag waving patriotic heroes who fights for the things which are right and true and like his “Ultimates” rendition wouldn’t recognize the America the left has built on the bones of our soldiers and the ashes of our flag.
-1 Captain America's title change! Suprise the Russians don't like the movie's title. by Jim Vejvoda www.ign.com http://movies.ign.com/articles/114/1145579p1.html accessed 1-27-11