Donald Trump: Real Life Supervillain?!

Is Donald Trump a real life supervillain?

Who cares?

I don’t care if people call him a real life supervillain. I don’t care if people call him a fascist. I don’t care if people compare him to Hitler (as wrong and ignorant as that is, there is no comparison to Hitler). If Trump doesn't care, why should I?

I do care when I hear these opinions in YouTube videos about comic book movies!

I like to keep my politics separate from my entertainment as entertainment for me is escapism from the real world, though I readily admit politics can be extremely entertaining in its own right. That means when I’m watching a video review of a TV show or movie trailer I don’t want political comments that have nothing to do with the show. What I want is relevant discussion and analysis.

Too often lately I am seeing personal politics intrude into my entertainment video viewing, and I don’t appreciate it. The video linked to above is just the most recent offender, not the first and only one I have come across. I would link to more but I don't make lists of things that annoy me, so my apologies to anyone who wishes more proof. Trust me, it's out there. And I get the point the reviewer is making about dated popular corporate references, but previous versions of (in this case) Lex Luthor have already used Donald Trump as a reference point, just watch Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, or read Modern Age Post-Crisis Superman comics. Been there, done that, thank you very much!

This has nothing to do with whether I like Trump or not. My liking or disliking Trump is irrelevant, and so is the reviewer's opinion of Trump to the video review of the show or trailer at hand, no matter what the reviewer thinks of him.

The worst part is it’s not even intelligent commentary with regard to Trump, it has simply become fashionable to add some spice to a video, and it makes me sick. I’d feel the same way if people were insulting President Obama in this manner, or Hillary Clinton. These insults are not only beneath the viewers, they are irrelevant to the conversation. That is why I’m writing my thoughts here rather than in the comments sections of the videos where the offenders have offended me with their seemingly matter of fact comments about the man.

And it is that matter of factness that bothers me the most. It’s easy to throw an insult at a person someone disagrees with, but to do so in a nonpolitical forum where people of all sorts of political persuasions and backgrounds gather together for a common purpose is insulting to us, the viewers. It’s the height of arrogance to believe it’s OK to hurl these insults because one thinks it’s the “cool” thing to do, and I have no doubt that is the reason this is happening. Worse, it’s not even clever, it’s groupthink.

Let me be clear: I don’t care about the personal politics of the reviewer. I don’t care if the reviewer is straight, gay, bi, transgendered, etc. I could not care less about any of that! I only care about the quality of the review. The reason I take my time to watch these videos is because the reviewers do make quality reviews.

So to the reviewers I ask this: So what if within your circle of friends you all think Donald Trump is a real life supervillain? So what if everyone else is saying the same thing in their videos? If everyone jumped off a bridge, to cite the old cliché, would you?

Stupid question, you already have!