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dave

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Jon Y.

Subj: Re: The message being sent with Civil War is...
Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 at 02:19:39 am EDT
Reply Subj: The message being sent with Civil War is...
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 at 08:31:08 pm EDT

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> Being responsible isn't about obeying the law. It's about doing
> the right thing.

And who decides what the right thing is? If Dr Doom feels that running the world - by force if need be - for humanity's own good is the right thing to do, is he being responsible?

Red lights, income taxes, jury duty, putting your garbage out on the right days... in your everyday living, do you only obey the laws you agree with? Or do you also obey the ones you don't necessarily see a point to, but agree to follow because you trust they exist for a reason (usually, the good of society)

The message Marvel is trying to send via Civil War is that you shouldn't have to obey laws if you don't want to. And I don't know about anyone else, but that's a pretty dangerous message to be sending kids.

Thank God kids no longer read these things. \=\)

> > Being responsible isn't about obeying the law. It's about doing
> > the right thing.
>
> And who decides what the right thing is? If Dr Doom feels that running the world - by force if need be - for humanity's own good is the right thing to do, is he being responsible?
>
> Red lights, income taxes, jury duty, putting your garbage out on the right days... in your everyday living, do you only obey the laws you agree with? Or do you also obey the ones you don't necessarily see a point to, but agree to follow because you trust they exist for a reason (usually, the good of society)
>

So Jim Crow was for the good of society? Our country was founded on disobeying the law because it was unjustice. Otherwise, we'd still be a colony. I think his point was just that right and wrong aren't always the same thing as popular opinion.

> The message Marvel is trying to send via Civil War is that you shouldn't have to obey laws if you don't want to. And I don't know about anyone else, but that's a pretty dangerous message to be sending kids.
>

Being locked up without a trial? Having a selective, involuntary military draft? Creating murderous cyborg clones? How many laws did SHIELD break that week? It works both ways. That was the problem with the SHRA and Civil War. Neither side made sense.

Interestingly, I don't think anyone has brought up the point that perhaps the anti-SHRA guys weren't breaking the law. It has yet to be brought up in court, but having an international police force control American citizens and kick in their doors has to cross some kind of federal protections. People act like Cap's group was just fighting for vigilantism, but super people were being arrested in their homes before they could ever committ that crime. Why should I have to register with the gov't and be forced into the military just because I ended up with powers against my will?