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Old January 11 2014, 06:01 PM   #535
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Re: Captain America: The Winter Soldier pre-release thread

^Yeah, his falling out with Shield was fairly explicit in the trailer. And I don't think his using that old uniform instead of the new *darker* Shield outfit is only about not having access to the old one, but more a symbolic statement of the ethical and moral contrast of what Cap stands for and what Shield has come to stand for.

The obvious allegory being the old fashioned American ideals of freedom and liberty vs. the post-9/11 fear induced hysterical obsession with security an any and all costs.

Of course those "old fashioned" ideals actually came with an unfortunate degree of racism, gender discrimination and social inequality...but that's a whole other discussion!
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