The social justice left is on a mission to stamp out fun wherever they find it.
They try to tamp down any voices that doesn’t adhere to their politically correct agenda.
Now the progressives could be ruining one popular Marvel series.
The election of Donald Trump threw the left into a frenzy.
They couldn’t believe that a D.C. outsider dashed the hopes of Hillary Clinton, the embodiment of the establishment.
Immediately after the 2016 election, leftists began a campaign to undo the results of Trump’s victory by labeling him illegitimate.
The left also labeled all of his supporters deplorables.
Also, the left has had a stranglehold on culture for decades, but they ramped up their policing of culture significantly.
Every single late-nite host and comic had to be in lockstep with left-wing orthodoxy, or be brought to heel.
Suddenly every single television show was about an evil Republican and his thuggish supporters terrorizing people.
In the television show “Designated Survivor,” the villain turned out to be a far-right extremist who, according to a character on the show, “makes the alt-right look like liberals.”
Politics is even seeping into Marvel, arguably the most popular and lucrative brand in film and television right now.
Several of the major players in the Marvel cinematic universe are rabid leftists.
Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, is a radical leftist who supported communist Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the last French presidential election and spoke glowingly about progressive-era socialist and labor leader Eugene Debs.
While Marvel’s films have mostly remained apolitical, their television shows increasingly fall in line with the left’s cultural revolution.
The latest example is Netflix’s “The Punisher.”
In season two of the show, Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, arguably the most politically incorrect character in all of comics, will be facing off against the left’s favorite boogeyman.
According to Comicbook.com:
“We finally learned more about Frank Castle’s latest foe for The Punisher Season 2, a character named John Pilgrim played by actor Josh Stewart. The villain has been described as Alt-Right, a term that’s associated with white nationalism and extreme conservatives.”
The alt-right has become a catch-all for everything leftists don’t like.
It doesn’t matter if it only describes a minuscule portion of the population, the left pretends as if they’re under every single rock.
Actor Josh Stewart further expounded on the character he will be portraying:
“On the exterior, [John Pilgrim] is a man who is a Christian Fundamentalist who had a rage, a violent side of him…It’s buried deep. I think where this is all headed, that sort of side of him is going to resurface a bit.”
So the show’s villain is an amalgam of the two things leftists can’t stand most: people with right-of-center views, and Christians.
And it sounds like these two characteristics will be heightened to some cartoonish level.
The left has contempt for Christians unless they agree with their progressive policies.
The left also likes to conflate mainstream conservative views with extremism.
If John Pilgrim begins singing the praises of tax cuts and deregulation, it’s probably best to turn off the television.