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We have so much to talk about nowadays when it comes to politics, and you expect that you and your own friends (and even your own family) can have opposite views regarding the pressing issues that have shaken our country. Regardless of what your opinion is, all of us have the right to express our thoughts, especially if we feel that certain rules in place are already impacting us negatively. The freedom of speech gives us protection to speak our minds, even if it means that we have to criticize the actions of our government.

Unfortunately, it appears that political dissent is not very much welcome in many nations. It depends on the country and its government’s tolerance on criticisms, but if you’ve been watching the news lately, you would know that talking against the highest governing body of the land will bring you nowhere. In fact, you will be painted as anti-government or someone who is up for a destabilization plot.

What Is Political Dissent?

We always have our say regarding different matters, like in music, fashion, and business. Also, as a citizen and taxpayer, we can freely give our comments on how the government is handling things in our country.

As a contributing member of the state, political affairs do have big effect on our lives, and it is only normal for us to speak if we find something that we like, or hate, in the system.

If we express disagreement towards the government, that is what we can call a political dissent. This refers to any action that sends a message of dissatisfaction to a governing body, particularly on the set of rules and policies that it has been implementing.

If you are in a democratic country, political dissent can be seen as part of its citizens’ human rights. Groups can stage non-violent demonstrations and any form of action that shows disagreement with some government rulings or policies, and they should not be held accountable or punished for that.

Of course, it is important that we recognize and respect our differences in views and beliefs, and we shouldn’t take that against each other. However, if we are talking about building a high-quality house, we should not settle for less. Contact only the best contractors and fort worth roofing companies in town.


Can Political Dissent Go Too Far? And How Should The Government Treat Opposition?

Political dissent is heavily based on our right to free speech, so speaking against certain policies in the government should never be used against us in any way. Only repressive governments and dictatorships can deem political dissent as anti-government and send people to jail just for expressing their opinion. It can go as ridiculous as putting you behind bars when you are merely asking for clean and safe water to drink.

Countering political dissent does not only mean physically restricting the one who is expressing it. Take the feedback that Captain Marvel is receiving due to its supposed political agenda as an example. There are many ways for a person or a group to be silenced, and one way is to bombard them with degrading remarks so that their message can never be heard.

Although, there is a limitation in expressing our political dissent. If it already verges on harming the lives of others, then we have a problem.

 

There are only a few days left before the next big installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) hits the theaters. Unlike any other feature movies in the MCU, “Captain Marvel” is considered as a game-changer by the Marvel fans, being the first MCU film to showcase a solo female superhero.

While many fans have waited for so long to see Captain Marvel on the big screen, there are some people who seem to be not quite happy with her arrival. The reason for their lack of enthusiasm is the issue that the movie will be all too political. Fanboys are not happy with how “Captain Marvel” has been promoted for the past couple of months due to its underlying political agenda, which is obviously centered on feminism. However, should politics get in the way of people enjoying a quality movie? Is it actually the politics that bother the viewers, or is it their deep-rooted personal beliefs and issues that are challenged?

Why ‘Captain Marvel’ Suddenly Become The Least Anticipated MCU Film?

If you have been following Rotten Tomatoes (RT) for the early reviews of upcoming movies, you might have already seen the “Want-to-See” rating of “Captain Marvel” plummeting from 100% to a tragic 27%. The reason behind this is the huge number of online trolls giving a negative rating on the movie, and fortunately RT saw through these trolls’ agenda and made the rating hidden. To be clear, this is not yet the critics’ score for the actual film, but only the rating given by the viewers if they are interested to watch it.

Even without asking all those RT trolls about their reasoning for giving “Captain Marvel” a thumbs down before watching the film, the reaction of some people is already evident regarding the movie’s theme. Judging by the trailers, you can say that “Captain Marvel” advocates for women empowerment. The fact that it is the first solo female superhero movie in MCU is a message in itself. It is also very well-known that actress Brie Larson, who bagged the titular character, is vocal about her political stand, especially about the lack of female representation in Hollywood.

The fanboys do not appear to be fine with how “Captain Marvel” is shaping up to be. According to some MCU fans, they do not need a preachy protest movie that calls out all the wrong in the world. Although, what appears to be the real reason for them not liking the movie is the central theme itself, which is feminism. It is also worth noting that Larson wants to see a more inclusive press panel for the movie, as she thinks that the previous movie press cons have been all white males. For the MCU fanbase that is predominantly male, this kind of ideas and statements already sounds like an attack to their very existence. Thus, the backlash ensues.


So ‘Captain Marvel’ Is All For Feminism, But Should We Frown On That?

Even without the political correctness that some people are sensitive of, we can expect the same intense action sequences from “Captain Marvel,” as every other films from the MCU had given us. From the trailer itself, we can see Larson’s character soaring high in the sky as she singlehandedly obliterate what appears to be an enemy spacecraft that is inflitrating Earth’s atmosphere. No one knows where that spaceship will crash, but hopefully it won’t end up crashing down a residential area or else we will a good roofing company fort worth to fix the damages.

If the cast and crew of “Captain Marvel” wants to give women a time to shine, why should we be angry about it? For a typical guy who always hears the call for woman finally getting recognition and be seen as equal of a man, the message can be sort of annoying. We can only imagine how the trailers made the fanboys’ blood boil. However, it is not the film’s intention to discredit anybody steal anything from one gender and place them to another.

Lastly, whether we like it or not, everything around us can be political. Not only movies and television series have a history of injecting a dose of politics to their contents, as most video games today also have huge political setting built around them.