The day DC's latest offering, “Wonder Woman” opened in theaters across the United States, left-leaning website Salon published a brief rant blasting not just that film, but the genre as a whole.
“Superhero Films Are Bad for Democracy,” the headline read — but the subtitle was what gave away the author's complete and total misunderstanding of both the film's genre and the American political system.
The subtitle read:
The movie genre epitomizes the right-wing idea that we need elites to save us.
So let's just recap a few things:
• Elite politicians “save us” from our chosen doctors and insurance plans because they know better than the little people: not right wing.
• Elite politicians “save us” from choosing what to feed our own children because a first lady with an agenda and a food budget greater than most mortgages can make smarter food choices: not right wing.