Dean Cain Calls Out ‘Woke’ Captain America
By Movieguide® Staff
As Captain America’s shield changes hands both on screen and in the comics, Dean Cain called out the “woke” culture that’s fueling Captain America storylines.
“I love the concept of Captain America, but I am so tired of all of this wokeness and anti-Americanism,” Cain said in an interview with FOX AND FRIENDS.
“I find this wokeness, it’s pervasive,” Cain says. “It goes through everything. It’s in our school system. The cool thing to do today is bash America. The comic books do it. The schools indoctrinate our kids. Our movies or television shows is full of it. Celebrities, actors, athletes, the media, they love to bash America. I don’t get it.”
In the comics, the latest Captain America is a gay teenager named Aaron Fischer. In THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, Sam Wilson picks up the shield, despite a Black super soldier named Elijah Bradley discouraging Wilson to do so because of America’s racist history.
According to the Movieguide® review for THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER‘s first three episodes:
The world being presented in THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER so far is edgy and chaotic. In fact, at one point in the first episode, Sam talks to Iron Man’s friend, Colonel Rhodes, who says they now live in a “broken world.” Sam contends the world needs a “new kind of hero” to meet new challenges. It’s becoming clear from the first three episodes that ideas of good versus evil and right versus wrong are not quite so clearcut as they were in the original Captain America movies. It’s unclear, however, how this will shake out in the second half of this season’s episodes. Hopefully, the series won’t become too politically correct, although there are some light elements that seem pointed in that direction and that seem to contain a possible critique of capitalism. That said, the program has some nice character development, especially in the changing friendship between Sam and Bucky.
There’s plenty of action violence, including gunfights and fisticuffs, in the first three episodes of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. Also, each episode has some foul language in it. Therefore, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.
And in Marvel’s comic, The United States of Captain America, Issue 1 states:
“…The first American dream is the one that isn’t real. It’s one some people expect to just be handed to them… When the truth is, it never really existed in the first place… other cultures. Immigrants… We’re at our best when we keep no one out. A good dream is shared. Shared radically. Shared with everyone. When something isn’t shared, it can become the American lie.”
For Cain, it’s these politically correct storylines that tarnish Captain America’s legacy.
“In my opinion, America is the greatest country in history,” Cain says. “It’s not perfect. We are constantly striving for a more perfect union, as we all know, but I believe she’s the most fair, equitable country ever, with more opportunity than anyone’s ever seen, and that’s why people are clamoring to get here from all over the globe.
“I agree with Senator Tom Cotton … who said that, perhaps, Captain needs to be demoted to Lieutenant. I think that makes good sense,” Cain continues. “America has its founding principles, which I firmly believe in. I believe in individual freedom, I believe in equality of opportunity not outcome, competition, the ability to compete fairly hard work, which brings you success and brings you material wealth, which in turn gives you self-reliance. That’s what everybody wants on the face of this planet. That’s what everybody strives for. That’s why they’re trying to come here.”
Watch Cain’s full interview below.