The Marvel Universe – VI
Feminism, Mediocrity &
Abandonment of the Fight
Elizabeth A. Lozowski
How a pagan hero became a modern man
From the noble, old-world hero of the previous films, Endgame portrays Thor as a sickeningly fat, lazy drunkard who sits around playing video games all day, wallowing in guilt over his failure to kill Thanos. He rejects his office as king and leader of his people, descending into a deep abyss of self-pity.
The hero Thor fighting; then, Thor wasted & vulgar
At some point in the film, Thor is able to travel back in time and meet his mother, who tells him the most ludicrous, un-idealistic advice I have ever heard promoted in Hollywood: “Everyone fails at who they're supposed to be, Thor. The measure of a person, of a hero, is how well they succeed at being who they are.”
This new jargon is simply an excuse to accept mediocrity. Lowering their standards to be like the average man, the new Hollywood heroes promote the message that a person does not have to fight for an ideal or try to correct his vices and defects. Instead of aspiring to holiness and becoming the person God made him to be, modern man is invited to be his ordinary, immoral, vulgar self.
Thor follows the advice of his mother to the tee by handing over his kingship to Valkyrie, a masculine woman played by the self-proclaimed “bisexual” actress Tessa Thompson.
Feminist warrior Valkyrie steps up
to replace Thor as king
To which Thor replies: “No, they already have one... It's time for me to be who I am rather than who I'm supposed to be. But you, you're a leader. That's who you are.”
The new female king says: “You know I'd make a lot of changes around here.” To which Thor agrees: “I'm counting on it. Your Majesty.”
What will the once mighty Thor do after handing over his power to a woman? He does not know: “For the first time in a thousand years, I... I have no path. I do have a ride, though.”
Saying this, he walks with a bottle of beer onto the spaceship of no other than the obnoxious Star Lord and his sarcastic, vulgar companions. This is “who he is.” No longer the noble, pagan king of old, he is a big boy who abandons all thought of idealism and hands over his authority to a woman who will change his people to suit her feminist agenda. His “conversion” to the modern world is complete.
Indeed, in Marvel Phase 4, as the next series of Marvel movies will be called, a woman will replace Thor as the new “mighty Thor,” and “king” Valkyrie will search for a queen to satisfy her desires.
Pleasure of life over heroism
Something similar happens with Captain America. Although he does not directly hand over his power to a woman, he abandons the fight for the sake of a woman.
Captain America gives up the fight to return in time and be with his old love, below; he returns a pacifist old man
Because he grew up in the early 1900’s, he still has some of the courtesy of a gentleman and does not normally use vulgar language. Additionally, in Captain America: Civil War he fights against the United Nations and Iron Man. I believe that it was for these reasons that Captain America had to be retired: to show that it is silly and old-fashioned to act in a more conservative manner and to oppose the One World Order.
At the conclusion of Endgame, Captain America is chosen to return all of the Infinity Stones to their proper times and places. But when he comes back from his space travel, instead of being the same Captain America who left on his mission, he returns as an old man.
Seeing such a noble hero suddenly become a tranquil and soft old man was shocking to me. Then, I realized what had happened; Captain America chose the 'good life' over heroism.
Captain America abandons the fight, of which he has grown weary, in order to “live life.” Putting aside all heroism and sacrifice, he chooses to go back in time to live with his old love, Peggy Carter, until he becomes old and decrepit, at which point he returns to the present as a pacifist, defeated old man.
The feminist superheroes lining up to take over
The message is quite clear to me: All of the men with conservative values need to retire and let the women take the lead. This is the motif for many modern movies. The only thing that the man wants is a woman to love him. On the contrary, the women are the idealistic ones, performing heroic feats while the men sit around dreaming of marrying them. It is a distortion of the natural order of men and women.
Thus, Endgame encourages people to be content with their mediocre, modern lives, promoting the idea that what is important is to seek the pleasures of the world instead of searching for higher ideals and aiming for perfection. Additionally, with the number of female superheroes ever increasing while the male superheroes are de-masculinized, the perversion of God’s order is almost complete.
The funeral scene: Who is really in control?
One of the last scenes of the film is a funeral scene for Iron Man. All of the Avengers, along with most of the characters in all of the Avengers movies, are present. The camera moves from Iron Man’s wife to Spiderman and so on, focusing a moment on each character until we reach the last few people standing behind and over everyone else.
At the top of the stairs, above female Captain Marvel, one-eyed Nick Fury stands in the shadows overseeing everything
Halfway through Endgame she gets a new haircut that is a common “I’m-here-I’m-queer” haircut for transgender and bisexuals. Indeed, with her new haircut and masculine suit, it is hard to distinguish whether she is male or female. Yet, she stands over the other superheroes as superior to them all, as the one who arises to lead the Avengers in Captain America’s stead.
Then, even more significantly, behind everyone, walking across the porch at the very top of the stairs is Nick Fury, the man behind the Avengers about whom we know little. He is the one who brought the Avengers together, orchestrating everything behind the scenes. Most of the time, the viewer has no idea what Nick Fury is doing, but he is always there, keeping an eye on the superheroes and the Earth.
Nor is this last statement merely figurative, for Nick Fury always wears an eye patch covering one of his eyes. His one eye watches and sees all that goes on in the world. It is hard to escape notice that an “all-seeing eye” is a symbol of Freemasonry. And I do not think that it would be too far from the truth to say that the order of this last scene tells much about the Marvel Universe.
The “all-seeing eye” of Freemasonry and the Secret Forces is behind it all.
The androgynous Captain Marvel fighting Thanos