In a weird bit of political news, it appears that the folks over at Fox News are having some issues with the new run of Captain America. This seems a bit weird, even for them, as initiating some kind of political culture war against one of America’s best known ideological icons would seem to be counter to their agenda.
Be that as it may, it would appear that the Captain’s white supremacist enemies are starting to hit a little close to home when it comes to their political motivations. According to the people at Fox News’ Fox & Friends show, Captain America’s new rivals, “Instead of going against Hydra and the typical Captain America villains, he’s going up against conservatives. That’s his new enemy.”
The ‘real’ villain in question is the Supreme Serpent, leader of the Sons of the Serpent, who were originally introduced back in 1966 as group dedicated to the opposition of all racial, religious, or otherwise ethnic minorities. The group has confronted the Avengers on numerous occasions, but for some reason, Fox has picked up on some anti-immigration rhetoric and decided to run with it, because apparently their views are somehow inline with that of the Sons of the Serpent.
According to Fox & Friends resident bow-tie enthusiast, Tucker Carlson, “The [Supreme Serpent] is an American who has misgivings about unlimited illegal immigration and the costs associated with it, and that, according to the comic book, is evil.”
Following that up, his compatriot, Clayton Morris, further explained that, “Right, so these serpents are stopping people from coming over the border and Captain America is saying, ‘That’s not going to happen on my watch, I’m Captain America.’ An interesting discussion around the idea of [immigrants bringing] disease and rapists and everything else.”
Carlson furthered his idea stating that radical Islamist extremists or ISIS would make more appropriate Cap villains.
It’s pretty clear that Fox & Friends doesn’t understand that Cap has been putting the hurt on white supremacy since his inception, but hey, I guess not everybody can be down with the Captain.
The folks at Raw Story posted the video clip which shows the whole ridiculous segment which you can watch below if you feel like tugging your hair out a bit.