U.S. - In the latest issue of Captain America from Marvel Comics, Steve Rogers goes down the rabbit hole after binging Red Skull's popular new YouTube channel. Red Skull is known for sharing dangerous and counter-cultural messages to young men-- telling them to take responsibility, order their lives properly, and clean up their rooms.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has penned the gripping new storyline where America's spandex-clad champion, who has historically stood for justice and democracy, is converted into the polar opposite of all that: an alt-right sympathizer who works on himself and refuses to use a person's preferred pronouns. Captain America is basically a Nazi now.
In the story, the villainous Red Skull is depicted as ensnaring the disaffected youths of a postmodern culture with evil alt-right messages like "tell the truth", and "pet a cat when you encounter one on the street."
In one horrific scene, Steve follows the Red Skull's nefarious and bigoted advice to "make something beautiful" and to "set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world." We see him whisper "Hail Hydra" as he organizes his closet. He then hangs a beautiful Monet painting on the wall of his recently redecorated home office.
Experts say Captain America is only the latest to be sucked in by Red Skull's evil call to self-improvement and straddling the line between order and chaos.
Marvel has hinted that in the next issue, Captain America will undergo diversity and anti-racist training at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, and be rescued from the dark path he's on.