Friday, June 13, 2008

Captain America: Jingoistic "Rah-Rah-Boy" For The Illuminati Brotherhood?

Is Captain America the jingoistic "rah-rah-boy" icon for the Illuminati-run United States of America? Interested to discuss this? Keep those comments coming.

For further reading:

(i) The Myth of the American Superhero (by John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett , Eerdmanns 2002). Reviewed by Fred Edwords for Humanist (May-June 2003)

(ii) Captain America and the Crusade against Evil (by John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett , Eerdmanns 2003). Reviewed by Richard Kyle for Direction.

Lawrence and Jewett examined the issues from the perspective of the monomyth. The monomyth as story/meme is very powerful and an intrinsic angle to understand why we believe the things that we do. Critical writers/readers of the Captain America comic have pointed out time and again that Cap is a myth of "what America can and should be". In short, they too realized that the real America is hardly the land of liberty and justice that it claims to be. We are living in times when pop-culture observers and critical thinkers are more needed than people who are forever living with their heads up the asses of Greek-grammarians. Lawrence and Shelton are representative of a rare breed - Christians who pay attention to stuff outside their sanitized library-shrines and who bother to think things through for themselves.

Finally, a quick video from YouTube with images of Cap from the 1990 movie and the song from "Team America: World Police" (America, Fuck Yeah!). Enjoy...

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