So you want to punch a Nazi in the face?

Some people are actually talking about whether it’s ethical to punch a Nazi in the face.

It started when a protester punched white separatist Richard Spencer in the face. Some described it as punching a Nazi in the face.

People on the control-left got a kick out of this video. Many of them began defending the violent act, justifying it because Richard Spenser is a Nazi. That’s it’s okay to punch someone in the face if they’re a Nazi.

Richard Spenser is not a Nazi. He is not a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. That organization was pulverized and cast into the trash heap of history long before he was ever born. He’s an attention whore with a bad haircut. He enjoys expressing outrageous, racist opinions to get attention.

Nazis were real people. They waged war in Europe from 1939 to 1945. They exterminated over six million Jews. Nazis were responsible for the death and misery of real people. When you compare asshats like Richard Spenser to the Nazis, you’re dishonoring Nazi victims. You should never compare anyone to a Nazi other than an actual Nazi.

Just because you don’t like someone for their political views, doesn’t mean you get to label them a Nazi. Pick another word because that one is already taken, probably long before you were born.

If you want to punch a Nazi in the face, You’re too late. They’re gone. If you want to be a puncher of Nazis, you should have been born in the 1920s. You then would have been able to join the U.S. Army, hop in a Higgens boat, and hit the beaches of Normandy, France. If you could get past all the artillery fire, the machine gun nests, and the bodies of your friends, you could then punch all the Nazis you want.

You’d want to shoot them because they would be trying to shoot you. After all, it’s World War Two and they’re Nazis.

Unless you’re able to change time and space, you can’t punch a Nazi in the face. You could punch someone like Richard Spenser in the face, but that’s not the same thing as punching a Nazi. Don’t pretend for a second that he’s a real Nazi and that you’re a Nazi puncher. At most, he’s a cosplay Nazi, albeit not a very good one.

Richard Spenser is not a Nazi and this man is not Wonder Woman.
Richard Spenser is no more a real Nazi than that middle-aged guy at Comic-Con wearing a Wonder Woman costume is an Amazon princess with superhuman strength. He’s not Wonder Woman. He’s just a guy dressed up like Wonder Woman.

A person can espouse racist views and call for a separation of people based on the color of their skin. That doesn’t make them a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

‘Wonder Woman’ official trailer #2

The second trailer for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie dropped, and like the first trailer, it doesn’t disappoint.

Although I enjoyed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice more than most people, I believe that best part of the movie was Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. When I first learned she landed the part of the Amazonian Princess, I thought it was a dumb choice. I thought she was too skinny to be the badass that I know Wonder Women to be. Could Gal Gadot play a princess? Sure. How about an Amazonian? Not so much.

Or so I thought. Gal Gadot can radiate a sense of strength and power that is surprising for someone of her slight stature. Although she looks to be too skinny to be a threat to men, one only has to watch her slow walk towards the German trench, to know that a bunch of Huns are about to meet up with their dead relatives in Hell courtesy of a skinny girl and her sword.

If anything, Gal Gadot’s thin physique makes Wonder Woman even scarier when you bear witness to the absolute carnage she can unleash with her sword, shield, and lasso.

I’m looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman. It hits theaters June 2, 2017.

Comic books are a dead, decaying medium

Comic books are as dead as cave drawings. If a superhero story is worth telling, it will be told in a movie or a TV show.

The San Diego Comic-Con is taking place and movie studios premiered special trailers for their upcoming movies. The following four movies are based on comic book characters.

The trailers:

Suicide Squad

Wonder Woman

Justice League

Doctor Strange

I watched these trailers and felt excited about watching the movies they represented. Never in my life, not even when I was a kid, have I experienced that same level of excitement over an upcoming comic book event. These trailers show just how dead the comic book medium is. The prime medium for telling and consuming superhero stories is not in print but in movies and television.

For a while now, I think I’ve preferred my superhero stories to be presented in movies and TV, not monthly comic books. These trailers just drove that point home. Comic books are as dead as cave drawings. If a superhero story is worth telling, it will be told in a movie or a TV show. If it’s only worth being told in the pages of the $4 monthly floppy, then I don’t want to experience it. I’ll wait for the movie or TV Show. If that leap never happens, if it languishes in the dead medium of flopping comic books, then I’ll take a pass.