>>13869258 It kinda break down under scrutiny. Yes, technically, people shouldn't discrimate toward mutants. TECHNICALLY. The problem is mutants are not only a danger to humans but in many cases dangerous to other mutants. While its nice to assume many mutants just want to live in peace the fact is you always end up with the guy with immense power who can basically kill people with a snap of his fingers or maybe mind rape a whole town while he's eating his morning cereals. Mutants are people and like normal people, assholes and psychopaths WILL exist in their ranks. These assholes are a danger to humans as much as they are to any mutant who refuse to obey them so is it really wrong for society to want to put them 'on watch'? I don't know but if I was a mutant with a really lame-ass power and I was bullied by a sociopath who can reshape reality with his mind I'd be pretty fucking scared. Then you got those mutants with really unstable powers, which are dangerous not only to those around them by also to themselves. These need proper care and handling, just like someone afflicted by a special condition in real life. But no, antagonist in X-Men are just a crude metaphor and strawmen of the extreme right and religious people. Even when their point is entirely valid: how do we keep others safe from people with dangerous powers. Real-life gay people (or jews, or blacks or trannies or whatever the fuck the metaphor is this specific day) can't shoot laser or fry my brain.
Absolutely. But being a police state is a problem here, for us, in a world where people can't annihilate shit with their faces.
Imagine a world where a man could do this. I know this is Superman, because that's basically one of the only western things I have saved and I can't be arsed to take 5 seconds to google something of the X-Men doing spectacular things, but still.
The conditions of the universe necessitate different outlooks.
>>13869310 >Yes, technically, people shouldn't discrimate toward gun owners. TECHNICALLY. The problem is gun owners are not only a danger to humans but in many cases dangerous to other gun owners. While its nice to assume many gun owners just want to live in peace the fact is you always end up with the guy with immense arsenal who can basically shoot up a school on a sunday evening or maybe kill his family while he's eating his morning cereals.
>>13869350 But only in, perhaps. temporarily restraining him. That said this gun metaphor doesn't really work once you account for mutants which powers include traits that make them more like people who suffer a serious health condition.
>>13869342 It's an interesting interpretation, but I don't think it really holds up either. You can search someone down for a concealed firearm or to a larger degree put restrictions on the types of guns people can buy, but the "gun" we're talking about here is built into people's bodies. It's genetic. It can't be regulated or taken away or even scanned with a metal detector. And all this is besides the point that they don't present the premise like this, either.
Of course there's also the larger issue that this narrative doesn't make any fucking sense in a universe where other people have superpowers and get treated just fine. You don't see an angry mob trying to lynch Thor.
>>13869365 Im sure this is the opinion, in-universe, of edgelord young mutants. Then they meet the Omega-level guy who can turn them into carrot juice or a potato and they stop laughing because suddenly their ability to shoot fire isn't all that powerful.
Not until they've demonstrated that they're dangerous by actually /doing/ something dangerous. The condition of being and of itself cannot be seen as dangerous-it is an unacceptable level of restriction on the rights of an individual.
There is simply no way out of it for any sort of modern government. Best treat mutants real nice so they'll want to work for you and help deal with the shitty ones that want to mind-control the President.
>>13869409 No but it illustrate that even mutants can and should live in fear of other mutants. This whole thing of "mutant superiority" break down when you realize the power gap between mutants is incredibly high. They might lord over the normal people but they themselves can and will discriminate based on power.
Has this ever been adressed by a story, maybe an elseworld? Mutants discriminating on other mutants.
>>13869425 >Not until they've demonstrated that they're dangerous by actually /doing/ something dangerous. The condition of being and of itself cannot be seen as dangerous-it is an unacceptable level of restriction on the rights of an individual.
Yes, and? Their powers in of themselves make them a threat
about the gun thing, somewhere I've got a book of about capes and legal issues, in the vein of The Physics of Superheroes, and I'm pretty sure one of the subjects is if Wolverine's claws would be covered under the 2nd amendment. I dunno why they picked a Canadian for the argument but whatevs. I'll try to keep an eye out for it.
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