Anonymous asked: There's a meme now called "Appeaser Professor X", would you consider Professor X an "appeaser"?
It’s disgusting and horribly simplifies the idea that minorities can differ on ways to liberate themselves.
Not to mention it ridicules and mocks one of the most visible and mainstream disabled characters in media (i would argue).
AT NO POINT IS CHARLES XAVIER AN APPEASER, YOU SIMPLE FUCKS.
Tell me how educating mutant children and ensuring an entire generation doesn’t end up on the street is appeasing your oppressors? Tell me how making certain they not only receive housing and food and clothing, but education provided and taught to them by mutants for mutants specifically is appeasing their oppressors?
Charles Xavier’s school should not exist. Charles is the perfect example of privilege used for the sole purpose of knocking down the entire system that allows such privilege’s to exist. He is a rich, “human” appearing white man. He utilizes all of this to make sure the school is kept out of the media spotlight and HARDWIRED WITH THE BEST DEFENSE SYSTEMS MONEY CAN BY.
YOU FUCKING MESS WITH XAVIER’S STUDENTS AND IT’S NOT GOING TO BE FUN AND GAMES ANYMORE, YOU MOTHERFUCKERS.
Xavier believes in the power of education. He differs with Magneto because he does not believe violent force is necessary to change attitudes and minds. If you think this is appeasement, I have news for you, you’re an idiot who barely has a grasp on how social change is brought about.
You need both ideals.
Charles Xavier AND Magneto are both revolutionaries. You demean them BOTH to assume one isn’t working just as hard to ensure a future where their people aren’t fully liberated.
Charles is an educator and a teacher, naturally he believes in the power of words and dialogue and education. And guess what, you basic bastards, you need education. Some people respond better to open dialogue and controversial debates in order to bring about change in their own communities.
Others are maliciously bigoted and are past that point and are a clear and present danger to thousands.
You need Magneto to sweep up that trash.
Yeah, Charles is such an appeaser going around and teaching all these mutants kids that they are worth something and can be heroes and valued by their own people.
What an appeaser he is teaching them how to utilize their powers to defend themselves and to protect others.
He’s saved hundreds of kids’ lives.
His methods towards mutant liberation differ from Magneto’s because surprise, surprise motherfucker, not everyone in a minority group has a hive mind and individuals are entitled to have different ideals and rationales.
Nonviolent resistance is still resistance.
The person who is running that meme is an idiot who is probably not interested in fucking pulling apart the complex nature of resistance movements or liberation politics and is much more interested in demeaning a disabled character for funsies.
And as an FYI, the majority of people who side with Magneto love Charles. We just don’t fully agree with all of his methods. That sure as fuck does not mean we think he is bowing down to his own oppressors. God fucking damn that’s pretty sick and insulting to any real life minorities who utilize nonviolence and education as their own methods for liberating themselves.
SERIOUSLY?! JUST BECAUSE A GUY DOESN’T WANT TO END ALL HUMANITY, THAT MAKES HIM AN APPEASER? THAT INVALIDATES ALL THE GOOD THAT HE’S DONE, PROVIDING SANCTUARY FOR AT-RISK MUTANT YOUTH, HELPING THEM BECOME PROUD OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR ABILITIES? DO THOSE DIPSHITS EVEN REMEMBER THAT THEY’RE HUMAN? ARE THEY REALLY COOL WITH THE HYPOTHETICAL EXTINCTION/ENSLAVEMENT OF THEIR KIND? THE ONLY TIME THEY’LL EVER GET THE MORAL HIGH GROUND TO CALL CHARLES XAVIER AN APPEASER IS WHEN THEY CAN HONESTLY SAY THEY’VE DONE MORE TO HELP OPPRESSED MINORITIES IN REAL LIFE. GOOD LUCK TRYING TO DO SO. “still seething with rage.”