a reply to: JoshuaCox
Yes you have a good point. Identity politics have been all the rage for a while, maybe hopefully stsrting to die down a little now, but the effects
will linger, and, like you said, they want to sell books. They know a certain section of society will spend money, in some way, on a "SJW version of
_____", JUST to support The Cause, JUST because they think by buying That game, comic, movie, t shirt, etc, that they are giving a middle finger to
all the imaginary oppressors out there.
They are wisely playing the field. Emotions = Dollars.
It's not the comic book guys trying to emasculate and "diversitize". They are just victims basically to the market forces which are heavily influenced
by politics. Nobody wants to be the next victim of the SJW Leftist Bullies who will have the media club you over the head if you don't make sure to
include some of their certain special-status groups.
I don't however buy your premise that they create an entire comic book just to see if it will "stick". There is a lot that goes into it before that.
Like the obvious political climate tells you it's not a great moneymaking idea to have a bunch of straight white guys as all the main characters.
They didn't take a black or female character and say "let's remake them as a straight white guy... you know, just to see if it sticks? Just throwing
out random ideas here..."
No, they specifically said to themselves, "oh crap! They are probably gonna accuse us of racism if we don't Do something!"
Don't make this like it was a happy accident or that they enjoyed it. I'm sure they found a way to make it fun but it wasn't an organic idea. These
guys were battered into submission by the Borg Assimilation Crew, others wised up and followed suit. End of story.
There was nothing wrong with comics in the 90s. Black Nick Fury was different. It didn't have a forced feel to it, it just fit. That was what I would
consider an appropriate character modernisation. It just sucks that all this other stuff basically was done at gun point, and all so suddenly, under
this tense politic climate, so it feels like a forced agenda. That kind of spoils the magic for some folks who are still really into it, when it feels
faked. But, like you said, they gotta sell books.
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