i think my saddest moment as an Australian was finding out that the rest of the world doesn’t say “never eat soggy weetbix” to figure out the order of the compass
-Steve Rogers was raised by an Irish-catholic single mom in New York in the Depression era -Steve Rogers grew up with a ton of disabilities -Steve Rogers had an apartment in an incredibly gay section of New York -Steve Rogers was a fine arts student -Steve Rogers completely missed the Red Scare, McCarthyism, the Cold War, Vietnam, Korea, etc. -Steve Rogers was written by two Jewish guys -Steve Rogers had a gay best friend and did not consider his love to be any less valid or less real -Steve Rogers worked with Japanese-American and black soldiers in, again, the Second World War -Steve Rogers was just in a movie about how utterly fucked up the military-industrial complex is Basically if your Steve Rogers is a conservative commie-hating uberChristian who would be at home in a racist southern church, you’re doing something wrong.
See: Ultimates’ Captain America. Ugh.
For real though, I was teaching my father the fun of Meta, and was explaining things Cap would have missed while froze, or things that people would have forgotten were totally things when he was growing up. Dad immediately grabbed on to the poor, single mother, child of immigrants, almost certainly Irish Catholic (canon has chosen Episcopalian at one point, but we are all dismissing that as bullshit), and growing up in Depression Era NYC and promptly went “Well, he’d probably have socialist connections if not one himself.”
I will be working his observation into my “Captain America gives Fox News a fucking heart attack” fic.