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Old January 13 2014, 08:35 PM   #559
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Re: Captain America: The Winter Soldier pre-release thread

I like Cap's Roosevelt-ian New Deal era politics and I like to explain to people who associate Captain America with 'jingoist' policies that he's a much more subtle and liberal character than the name suggests. But I thought Reverend made a fair point, that we shouldn't overlook the problems that prevailed at the time that the character is supposed to have grown up in.

I don't think anyone should take it as an insult; merely a reminder that nostalgia ain't what it use to be! Seriously though, don't forget that Roosevelt (whose presidency I have a lot of respect for) opened detention camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII, long before any War on Terror thought of similar ideas.
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