I, for one, am proof of that. On average, I spent about $500 a year on Archie Comics and their digests. I have loved comic books since a child of 8 when I got a box full of Archie, Little Dot etc., for $5 at a yard sale. Of course, I forgot about them in my 20s but was re-introduced in my early thirties and continued to buy them until…….Archie decided it was time for a gay character. To take something as wholesome and free of the taint and onslaught of liberalism, even though they also did the whole global warming scam for a period, was one step too far. I would just skip over those stupid stories, knowing full well it was a scam created by people who saw how to extract precious dollars from billions of people worldwide to fatten their own personal bank accounts – think, Al Gore. The Liberals introducing a gay character in the same way the global warming hucksters attempted to sway a generation of children to their cause, is the next move on the culture. I have said, and will continue to say, I don’t care what you do in your bedroom, I do damn well care that you are attempting to subvert a generation of children to your cause.
I believe it was Stalin or some other deranged leftist who said that propagandizing children was the way to win the battle, and when you see it being done you know its true. I am disgusted by the leftists who continue to turn moral into immoral, and immoral into moral, all in an attempt to undermine the greatness of America. So my money has stopped flowing to the areas of the economy that are working hard to To Destroy America.
Seen at Instapundit comes word of the site Bleeding Cool whose Darin Wagner asks this obvious question (no offense to Darin). The intro:
You pick up a superhero comic book featuring a childhood favorite of yours, hoping to reignite some of that magic you felt way back when and you see that the opening sequence in the comic deals with an oil rig disaster. You immediately and disappointingly know what’s going to be said, either by your childhood favorite or by some other character given credibility within the story. You turn the page, and sure enough, your childhood favorite grumbles about his/her country’s dependency on oil or how inherently dangerous oil drilling is to the environment and how it’s not worth it or simply mutters to him-or-herself briefly about the evils of corporate America. That’s when you put the comic back on the shelf and your local retailer loses a sale. (Sound familiar? Brightest Day #5 contained a similar scenario featuring Aquaman.)
Alas, I know this all too well. As a big comicbook geek from waaaaay back (I have a section of my blog, The Colossus of Rhodey, dedicated to comics), and as one who continued to purchase comics up until the mid-2000s, I find this modern “progressive” trend not only disburbing, but disgusting. It’s what led me to stop purchasing contemporary comics outright, and lose some, if not friendships, associations, as a result. Much of Colossus’ comics section deals with the ridiculous liberalism that has crept into comics over the last decade or so. The very first post in this category dealt mainly with a group called The Authority, whose members’ actions supposedly on behalf of the “greater good” were a progressives wet dream come true. They at one point took over the United States government and proceeded to make demands that your typical environmentalist, climate Chicken Little, and socialist would begin crying in delight over.
It is always sad to watch the few destroy America for the majority, but when 18% call themselves liberals, but they have the whole of the entertainment industry, they are indeed “deciding” for the rest of us.