Ta-Nehisi Coates Embarrassed Marvel With Attack on Jordan Peterson

Warner Todd Huston at Breitbart pointed to the discovery that far-left Coates wrote up a stealth attack on Canadian conservative writer Dr. Jordan B. Peterson in the pages of the current Capt. America volume Coates is scripting:


Conservative thinker Jordan Peterson was shocked this month to discover that Marvel Comics had assigned his writings to the evil Nazi villain Red Skull in the latest issue of Captain America.

Peterson commented on the absurd situation upon the release of Captain America comics, Volume 9, #28, published by Marvel Comics last week. The current series is being penned by left-wing activist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

On one page of the new issue, Coates parodied Peterson’s famous book 12 Rules for Life by depicting the series’ classic villain Red Skull — a character long associated with Nazi Germany — pushing an Internet video called “The Ten Rules for Life.”

The page also features Captain America criticizing the “weak” young men who glom onto Red Skull’s online videos. “It’s the same for all of them. Young men. Weak. Looking for purpose. I found the flag, you found the badge. They found the Skull,” Cap says in one of the panels.

“He tells them what they’ve always longed to hear. That they are secretly great. That the whole world is against them. That if they’re truly men, they’ll fight back,” the hero adds in a seeming swipe at thinkers including Peterson.


Yet again, Steve Rogers, if he’s the still the star, has an ideologue’s words forced into his mouth, and C.B. Cebulski clearly doesn’t have what it takes to rein in Coates’ poor conduct. As a result, they continue to draw the kind of disapproval you’d think they’d rather avoid. Obviously, that’s not the case at all.

Pajamas Media cites the following reaction from Ben Shapiro:


Ben Shapiro eviscerated the attack and mocked it at the same time.

“The fact that Ta-Nehisi Coates was trying to come up with the most evil supervillain he could and the best he could do is a Canadian psychologist who writes about Jungian analysis and encourages young men to make their beds is pretty telling,” Shapiro tweeted. “In our upside-down world, Captain America goes around telling Americans that their country is irredeemably racist and that systemic discrimination is necessary to rectify past injustices.”

Indeed, Coates pushes far-Left racial politics that seems to trace back to Marxist critical race theory. This ideology inspired much of the destruction of the Black Lives Matter and antifa riots over the summer. While protesters rightly expressed outrage at the treatment of George Floyd, many of the protests devolved into looting, vandalism, and arson in which lawless thugs — acting in the name of fighting racism — destroyed black livesblack livelihoods, and black monuments.

Is it too much to ask Marvel to keep critical race theory and smears against Jordan Peterson out of Captain America comics? Apparently, Marvel has decided it doesn’t want any of those pesky conservatives to be part of its audience.


Exactly. Not even Cap’s co-creator, Joe Simon, who was right-leaning. Yet don’t be shocked if one day, the same crowd that led to the cancellation of 6 Dr. Seuss books will get the Star-Spangled Avenger banned as well.


The Post-Millenial notes:


The final caption says “the feminist trap,” a reference to Peterson’s opposition to feminism. The middle caption, “Karl Lueger’s genius,” references the controversial Austrian political Karl Lueger whose legacy includes the modernization of Vienna and a vicious anti-Semitism which some say inspired Hitler. It is unclear how this may reference Peterson.


It’s probably Coates’ way of drawing offensive comparisons, entirely oblivious to how, when you describe people you don’t agree with as nazis, you run the risk of minimizing the meaning, which many on the left these days don’t seem to realize is acronym for “national socialists” in Germany. Even some European pundits who didn’t like Donald Trump admitted it’s going too far to use such slurs. Also of note:


Coates himself is a left-wing journalist who has written for The Atlantic, Washington Post, and various other media outlets where he primarily discusses racial issues. While it does not appear that Coates has discussed Peterson in significant detail before, Peterson has in the past criticized Coates’s work.

It is unclear to what extent Coates’s character was inspired by Peterson.


I’m guessing this is Coates’ revenge on Peterson for daring to criticize his ideologies. Of course, as I often tend to wonder, what if Peterson were an Israeli thinker? How would ideologues like Coates approach the very brethren of Simon/Kirby, whose co-creations Coates’ exploits now to channel his loathsome politics?

It’s disappointing again Marvel’s allowed this kind of atrocious stuff to be greenlighted, and aside from that, it’s the kind of thing that makes me wonder if villains like the Red Skull have outlived their usefulness, if only because you don’t see new villains being created now who could embody metaphors for more relevant subjects in this modern age, like Islamofascists now plaguing Europe, and even Afghanistan. It reminds me of an interview Joe Quesada once gave 2 decades ago when he became Marvel’s EIC, and made clear he considers villains far more valuable than heroes and their co-stars. Which I believe is a very worrisome viewpoint, and if this whole flap involving Red Skull is any indication, it’s because now, such long established villainous characters are being used as political stand-ins to attack right-wing philosophers the dominating leftists despise. With the Coates-penned Cap story, we’re seeing more of these sad results.



Originally published here.

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Avi Green

Avi Green was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. He enjoyed reading comics when he was young, the first being Fantastic Four. He maintains a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy of facts. He considers himself a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. Follow him on his blog at Four Color Media Monitor or on Twitter at @avigreen1