whenever bucky was on screen
I don’t agree with that at all.
I think the mutant fear still makes perfect, though sad, sense in the Marvel Universe, and here’s why.
Bigots don’t need logic. It’s way, WAY down on their list of priorities.
The biggest supposed patriots and military supporters still treated black military men like shit in World War II. People who say they ‘don’t care what someone does in their own home’ still make gay jokes and are tolerant of gay panic. It doesn’t need to make sense, it just needs to make them uncomfortable to be afraid.
And in the MU, the idea is not that people are afraid of mutants because of their powers, I always felt it was because mutants are BORN DIFFERENT. Which is, let’s face it, the root cause of most jackass bigotry in the world today, anyway.
As a second thought, mutants to many represent a threat to their belief that homo sapiens is the dominant life form on Earth and always will be. If babies are being born that can mentally lift a tank, that idea is threatened.
Anyway, that’s my thinking.
This is very well put. Another reason that people would separate mutants from people like Cap is that they were created, not some generic mutation that is out of anyone’s control. Cap and FF don’t represent natural change, whereas mutants represent evolution and the homo sapient risig above itself to become homo superior; to become something capable of protecting itself.