I’ve written a couple of editorials about the state of the comic book industry over the last year. In the last 4 years, far left comic book writers and artists have hijacked the industry and used it as an outlet to push their progressive ideology. This has led to the civil war in the comic book industry known as ‘Comicsgate’. Well, if you were one of those people who thought that Marvel, the biggest offender of far-left writers were going to get better, you were wrong.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, for those of you who didn’t know, is going to be writing the newest CAPTAIN AMERICA comic (more on that later). Coates wrote a piece for The Atlantic titled “I’m not black, I’m Kanye” slamming Kanye West who has recently come out in support of President Trump. Coates said in an explosive piece”
West calls his struggle the right to be a “free thinker,” and he is, indeed, championing a kind of freedom—a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant; freedom to profit off a people in one moment and abandon them in the next; a Stand Your Ground freedom, freedom without responsibility, without hard memory; a Monticello without slavery, a Confederate freedom, the freedom of John C. Calhoun, not the freedom of Harriet Tubman, which calls you to risk your own; not the freedom of Nat Turner, which calls you to give even more, but a conqueror’s freedom, freedom of the strong built on antipathy or indifference to the weak, the freedom of rape buttons, pussy grabbers, and fuck you anyway, bitch; freedom of oil and invisible wars, the freedom of suburbs drawn with red lines, the white freedom of Calabasas.
So much to unpack here, where to begin? Only in the black community does a fellow black person get viciously attacked for not thinking the same way every other black person does. Apparently, only one mindset is to be accepted and that one is a hate for all things American because of its colonial past. What’s amazing here is that Coates slams the idea of ‘freedom’ as ‘white thing’. This is very common with progressives who hate the idea of American Freedom as Thomas Smith once said: “Freedom allows White Men to control everything.” So if you are a black person, you are not allowed to like Freedom…the same thing your ancestors fought and died for…great logic.
Another thing I despise is people who claim to want equality, but are very quick to decide what is “black” and what is “white”. This way of thinking does nothing but divide on racial grounds and it’s just as toxic as the rhetoric coming from the evil ‘alt-right’ even more so because it is coming from a larger number of people. There is nothing wrong with black people or people of any race wanting freedom, liberty, and the American way…this is America at the end of the day.
The biggest takeaway here is that the next writer of Marvel’s Captain America will be a guy who fundamentally hates America…because that will put butts in seats. Youtuber Yellow Flash has already stated that he will boycott this comic given Coates past comments in which he called 9/11 first responders “Not human” for their playing a part in the oppressive system and referred to “White America” as a “syndicate” designed to “dominate and control our bodies.”
This is the guy Marvel has hired to write the most patriotic character in the history of Comic books. Marvel’s sells are in the trash, comic book stores nationwide are shutting down, fans are fed up, and stuff like this isn’t helping anyone. While most in the media are currently praising Ta-Nehisi Coates for his words against Kanye West, they may want to do some research because going all in supporting Coates toxic worldview. As far as comic book fans go, it’s time to accept that the Captain America you all know and love is dead, and Ta-Nehisi Coates will deliver the death blow.