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Sunday, July 31, 2011 

Mark Waid mires himself in leftist politics again

It appears that Mark Waid's let his leftist side get the better of him again, as, according to this review of the first Daredevil issue's he's written this year, he's taken up the pathetic role of depicting Muslims as "poor, misunderstood". I want to note though that the review has something bothersome about it that may make it necessary to take it with a grain of salt (also, there's at least 2 misspellings):
Then a review often has issues or complaints. Mine is a minor quibble as I know Waid’s politics are few left and his immediately using a poor Muslim person as being slurred and having racial epithets thrown at him by the police being Matt’s client. I personally have grown tired of this incessant need by many of the far left crowd to constantly never portray a Muslim as a bad guy. Radical Muslims were bad guys, are bad guys, just as home grown terrorists and other groups are bad guys. It is not the actually story line itself or even the idea of portraying that Muslims are like everyone else, most decent, some not; it is the fact I can read where the story is going from the jump. I’m against our involvement in the Middle East and fear we have created half of our own problems; I defend the right to the far left and the left to the far right, so it is not the politics it is the “typical” non-inventive nature of that plot point. A minor quibble but if Waid gets to be a little preachy my complaint is making the book predictable for certain plot points.
Now I'm not sure what the blogger means by his opposition to involvement in the mideast, or whether it's positive or negative, but the point is well made and taken that even now, there's still a problem prevalent with major companies wallowing in dhimmitude and depicting Muslims solely as "misunderstood" or even "victims".

If Waid wants to write something that would better suit Matt Murdock as a lawyer, he could take some inspiration from this case lawyer John Stemberger went through, or even what Pamela Geller is dealing with, or even what a lawyer like David Yerushalmi's researching. But Waid must be so far gone by now, he'll never do it.

If X-Men: Schism's premise is any suggestion, the mainstream publishers may finally be starting to conceive and allow storylines that do deal with Islamofascism properly. But if Waid's current storyline tells something, it's that we're still going to have to cope with quite a few more apologist storylines for some time.

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Politics in comics alternates between subtle and showy every so often, sometimes with one or the other lasting for many years before switching positions.

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