How do you honor the rights of all in a society where some people have great powers, and others do not? What responsibility is it fair to put on those with great power, if any? And can Jacob and Matthew record a podcast, and a caraoke song, while zooming down a highway?
We took advantage of another long car trip to bring you a car talk episode, recorded on a phone in a car. We’ll be back in the studio and with an actual outline, soon, but we got into some great questions this time we think you will enjoy. Whether you enjoy, skip or suffer through, the caraoke at the end, is a question between you and your maker.
DoesIs Magneto a villain, or a hero? Can we agree with his goals, even if not his methods? How does the fight for mutant justice echo similar discussions in our own world? Paul and Matthew talk about Magento and the X-men movies, up to and including the recent, Logan.
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What do you think? Should Magneto be the hero, not the villain? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Continue the conversation with us on Twitter or Facebook!
Was Astra right in Supergirl season 1, that some terrible acts can be justified in order to save the world? Is there some value to authoritarism if it leads to solving our problems? Should we just put the scientists in charge?
This is the first in a series that we will from time to time return to over the coming months, in which Paul and I explore what happens when you find yourself agreeing with the ‘villain.’ So often we get villains who have goals we might see as admirable, but our hero tells us the methods are wrong. But are they always?