Here’s the thing that I don’t get.
Indiana Jones. Great character, hates Nazis. Punches and kills his way through them. Still loved by all.
Everyone loves Batman! Doesn’t like Nazis.
Wonder Woman, showing people how it’s done.
Even the villains don’t tolerate Nazis!
Like, the Joker is seen as one of the most notorious villains in the DC-verse, and he just is about to beat the shit out of the Red Skull.
And just the sheer amount of times Captain America, literally a character to signify the freedom of the US of fucking A, has punched Nazis is bordering the line of excessive.
So all of this media ranging from different decades and companies have all endorsed Nazi punching. However, as soon as this happens:
Everyone loses their shit! “Violence begets violence!” “That isn’t the way to do it” “How dare he attack that man!” “Don’t put out fire with fire!” “You’re just as bad as them if you’re violent!”
But here’s the thing. It interrupts their platform. It shows that they are not invincible. It shows that they are not protected. It shows that they are going to be held accountable for their spouts of hate disguised as freedom of speech. It shows that there are consequences for their words.
I’m not saying that I’m going to seek out Nazis just to punch them, but I’m not going to stop anyone who’s doing it either.
Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Either way, we should be punching more Nazis.