Anonymous asked: Weighing in on the X-bigotry: That it exists totally makes sense. But the quantity of bigots in the Marvel Universe has never made sense to me. It's 2014 and still, everywhere the X-Men go there's always people, usually crowds, openly shouting slurs at them. New York, Rome, Washington, people calling them "muties" in public. Maybe I'm being naive, but I just don't think that prejudice on that scale makes sense in 2014.
Are you kidding?
You don’t think modern people use slurs?
Do you read the news?
[A]ll government has a tendency to become personal since that is its origin and its essence. Whether the parliament is elected by property-owners or by universal suffrage, even if it is named only by workers and consists only of workers, it will always search for the man on whom it can unload the cares of government and to whom in turn it will submit. As long as we confide to a small group all the economic, political, military, financial and industrial prerogatives with which we arm them today, this small group will necessarily be inclined, like a detachment of soldiers on a campaign, to submit to a single chief.
This happens even in undisturbed times. But let a war blaze on the frontier, let a civil struggle start up in the interior, and then the first ambitious newcomer, the first clever adventurer, seizing control of the machine with a thousand ramifications which we call the administration, will be able to impose himself on the nation. The parliament will no more be capable of preventing him than five hundred men picked by chance in the street; on the contrary, it will paralyze the resistance. Peter Kropotkin, Representative Government