? 245 years ago today, leaders representing 13 British colonies signed a document to declare independence.— NPR (@NPR) July 4, 2021
It says “that all men are created equal” — but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time. https://t.co/dtE0z2Uabc
The document also includes a racist slur against Indigenous Americans.— NPR (@NPR) July 4, 2021
Author David Treuer, who is Ojibwe, says there is a lot of diversity of opinion and thought among Native Americans — a community of more than 5 million people — about the document’s words. pic.twitter.com/K64UXhMKDA
In this thread of the Declaration of Independence, you can see a document with flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies.— NPR (@NPR) July 4, 2021
It also laid the foundation for this country’s collective aspirations — the hopes for what America could be. pic.twitter.com/znLSGKWLaj
Captain America also came out as a homosexual earlier this year.
“A new Captain America is in town.
This year, Marvel is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the first Avenger with a new limited series. Writer Christopher Catwell and artist Dale Eaglesham are teaming for The United States of Captain America, a new limited series where Captain America’s shield has been stolen. Steve Rogers teams up with Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, and John Walker (who have each been Captain America at some point) to go on a cross-country road trip to find it. As they make their way around the country, they meet several heroes who were inspired to become local Captains America for their own communities.
The first issue of The United States of Captain America has them meeting the Captain America of the Railways, Aaron Fischer, who is gay. He’s introduced in a bonus story written by writer Josh Trujillo and illustrated by Jan Bazaldua.
“Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” Trujillo said in a release. “He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers, and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.” …”
“A teenager who “stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten” is to become the first LGBTQ+ character to take on the mantle of Captain America.
Marvel Comics is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the US hero with the launch of a new series, The United States of Captain America, in which the incumbent Steve Rogers will team up with former Captain Americas when his shield goes missing. The heroes will take a road trip across the US to find the shield, and will meet people from “all walks of life” who have taken on the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. Aaron Fischer, a gay teenager, will be the first, in the new limited series, released in June.
Marvel described Fischer, who will be the “Captain America of the Railways”, as “a fearless teen who stepped up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused”, with his debut timed to coincide with Pride Month in the US. …”
I’m not sure whether he was the giver or the taker. Probably the latter though. After all, we are living in a new progressive era which means turning the world upside down and inside out.
Note: The new Captain America has more than a passing resemblance to NPR’s tweet storm yesterday.