FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER

In this installment of Redmond's Review, he imparts his views of the series, 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier'.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier and its article image are presented courtesy of Marvel.

FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER

Did you watch the “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”? The show on Disney+ from the wonderful creative minds at Marvel was a wonderful follow up to “Wandavision”. Both shows seemed to help keep us all entertained at a time when many of us really needed to be. I was asked not too long ago, by a college teammate of mine who is also a friend, “What did I think of the words of Captain America toward the end of the final episode?” Upon reflection, I could sum up my thoughts in one word, BRAVO!

THE ‘SAILBOAT’ CONCEPT

I do not enter into the world of name calling and identifying politics. Rather I vacillate like a tacking sail depending upon the variables I find myself in. Meaning, I look at all the variables (metaphorically speaking using the example of the weather and the sail) to let me know the best course to take or if I should even sail at all. While, at the same time, understand that as a ‘sailboat’ I am built for water transportation and not expect the ‘sailboat’ to fly in the air.

I believe a fictional character can and should, if the screen writer, author, or poet decides to express views that are important to the person who is ‘breathing life into the fictional character’. As followers of the world of Marvel or DC comics, we accept the multiverse concept, if this is so, how can we say if whatever is spoken from Captain America (remember ‘Hail Hydra’) is anything but the “dramatic license” of the creators of the show?

CAPTAIN AMERICA – NEXT GENERATION

Now I know what you may be thinking, Darren, you answered the question but you did not go to the heart of the question. This is true but it really is a different question. Maybe, it is do I agree with some, part of all of the comments made by Captain America? I find it ironic in a way because during my college years my nickname was ‘Cap’ or Captain America. Blond hair and blue eyes tend to make that nickname come to life (along with others I won’t mention they were funny and salty and best left to the imagination). So, to answer the question I would respond in this way, BRAVO. Yes, there’s that word again. To me, Anthony Mackie plays the character Captain America! Not the Black Captain America, Not the Black Falcon who is now Captain America. He is Captain America plain and simple.

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Courtesy of Marvel, Darren Redmond reviews Season One of ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’.

As for his soliloquy at the end of the season finale, I believe the points he raised not only have merit and substance but allow the viewer, if they want to, the opportunity to look up aspects of the points he raised. There was nothing “Woke” about his words, rather I saw them as ‘we can do better’.

THIS COUNTRY WAS CREATED FROM SKIN SHADES OF EVERY HUE

This country was created by skin shades of every hue. It has been fought for and protected by skin shades of every hue. And it survives today because of skin shades of every hue. Hate, evil and oppression come in every hue as well. So does love, charity and grace.

Captain America pointed out to me, my interpretation, that women and men of his skin hue helped create this country. It belongs to him and people with similar skin hues, and to people with the hue of the first peoples in North America and the Pacific Rim and everywhere else in the world. If you feel slighted I did not mention your skin hue, respectfully I ask you to please understand I include your skin hue as well.

As for Captain America and the Winter Soldier, I look forward to season two.

Written By: Darren Redmond


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ELECTION DAY WITH KINDNESS

Darren Redmond reviews his latest article about the election process. He advocates kindness and caring while the US primaries are underway. Those Americans who aspire to political service should approach it with such an understanding. Happy birthday to 'Dr. Seuss' on the same day!

ELECTION DAY WITH KINDNESS

This article is one for the books. Look at the kindness, caring, and honesty from the writer of this article.

THE POEM:

Over in the land of you know where, stood a place of marvel, with just a touch of despair.

Now this little place has had many problems. From time to time it would need to work hard to solve them.

In this place named, ”What it is and what it was”, rules were placed from high above .

From how high the rules came its citizens would debate..

Like are we one big community or a systems of states?

The answer to this will you will not find here, I am just pointing things out …lets make that clear.

How much to give, to who and to why, if so given, what gets purchased and why?

Check mark here and a check up there.. who makes the decision , when you are seen and where?

This belongs to you..or does it still, for once you are gone is it part of a bill??

What is a privilege and what is right… Do we not bother with others, or do we show our might?

I ask this politely in the words of a poem, The articles of the constitution hey ..do you even know them?

Does a person have the right to say how you live? For how did you get that right, whose was it to give?

But I will tell you this, for of this I am certain, This country is great, because of the lack of a curtain..

What I mean about that, is we can argue whats true, and do it in a way that respects both me and you.

You are right, and I am wrong , can get discussed in detail while still getting along.

THE SOLUTION

Problems remain we know that’s true ..and they will be solved because of a balance of what is old and whats new..

You see the secret to the success of the land we call home, is the basic fact that we know we are not alone.

Who you call on, to lend a hand, or for you to help..we are all part of a band.

A band that plays great music but some times off key, a band that understands the balance of I and of we…

Written By: Darren Redmond

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On the birthday of Dr. Seuss, who wrote the most memorable books, so is the US election day primaries.

Happy Birthday
Dr. Seuss
Today is Election Day
Be Kind

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