The Nerd world was never right-wing, if you disagree with that, it means you never understood anything

The text by Rogério Ramos posted on social networks details how contradictory the use of superheroes from the nerd world in defending far right politicians in Brazil who assimilate to German Nazism is. The truth is a gigantic ignorance and lack of notion, mainly because we know that superheroes are ideological defenders of human rights.

• X-Men is about civil rights. If you didn't realize this, you didn't understand X-Men.

• Black Panther is about civil rights. If you didn't realize that, you didn't understand Black Panther.

• Captain America literally faced Nazis. He is the personification of the struggle against the far right. If you haven't noticed this, you haven't understood Captain America.

• The Empire in Star Wars is fascist. The Rebel Alliance is anti-fascist. If you didn't realize this, you didn't understand Star Wars.

• The Punisher is not meant to be a role model for the police or armed forces. His screenwriters made him speak out against it in his magazines. If you didn't realize this, you didn't understand the Punisher.

• Deadpool is queer. He's pansexual. Fact. If you didn't realize this, you didn't understand Deadpool.

• Star Trek is about equality between all genders, races and sexualities. As early as the mid-1960s, the series adopted a pro-choice stance and defended women's right to choose. One of their clearest themes is accepting different cultures and appearances and working together for peace. (It is also anti-capitalist and pro-vegan). If you didn't realize this, you didn't understand Star Trek.

The Nerd world was never right-wing, if you disagree with that, it means you never understood anything
Star Trek is one of the greatest symbols of nerd culture of all time and in the midst of the troubled 1960s it preached equality and tolerance between peoples, remembering that the US was still living in racial segregation

• Superman and Supergirl (and several other superheroes) are about immigrants. The position of these comics is pro-immigration and pro-equality and acceptance. If you didn't realize this, you didn't understand Superman or Supergirl.

• Stan Lee said, "Racism and bigotry are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today." If you're a fanatic or a racist, you don't understand any of the characters Stan Lee created.

• The stories we grew up with taught us to value other people and cultures and to value the differences between us. Only the villains were xenophobic, sexist, racist or totalitarian. I can't understand how anyone could have missed this.

• If you're upset that there's a black Spider-Man, or a black Captain America, or a Thor, or that Miss Marvel is Muslim, or that Captain Marvel is pro-feminism or whatever the "fans" of right say, like "they're stealing my childhood" - you never understood that in the first place. The things you claim are now “handed over to the lefts” were never on your side to begin with.

If you consider yourself a fan of these things, but still feel that the LGBTQI+ community is too "in your face", or has a problem with Black Lives Matter, or wants to "take the country back from the immigrants", then you are not really a fan.

Nerd culture didn't suddenly become left-wing... it was always about equality. You were taught to be intolerant. You became the villain in the stories you used to love.