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Subj: Re: The message being sent with Civil War is...
Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 at 03:12:02 am EDT
Reply Subj: The message being sent with Civil War is...
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 at 08:31:08 pm EDT
> > 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?
Such a scenario couldn't possibly exist, so no.
> 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)
Only the laws I agree with, which just so happens to be the vast majority of them. Red lights? I obey them, but not if the signal is broken or someone's life is on the line. Income taxes? Tentatively, but sure. Jury duty? Yes, unless, of course, I couldn't afford it, then I would flip them off. There are a great many crimes--both felonies and misdemeanors--that I'm proud as a heck to commit on a constant basis, and many more that I'd be glad to commit if the circumstances warrant it.
> 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.
I disagree. And please, kids are already getting from TV, movies, video games, and classic literature everything they've ever gotten from comics, and probably more.
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