Date: 2017-08-13 01:03 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't call that an example of "right-wing" anything. That post you links to even blatantly expresses the "joke," as it were, with a quote directly from Ennis at the start: the goals are laudable, but the vocabulary is pompous. Jimmy himself underlines the joke, such as it is; social progress is a lovely and desirable thing, but the younger generations in the West have had a little too much therapy and it shows.

Ennis does tend to write about characters who are wrestling with a clash between traditional views and modern sensibilities; that's a major part of Jesse Custer's arc, for example. However, those characters are often proved wrong in the end, or turn out to be the antagonist. I remember way too many people who read the early arcs of The Boys and assumed Butcher was meant to be the audience surrogate/identification figure, when Butcher being an unstable monster is at least hinted at right from the beginning.

I think it's simply a matter of lazy critical analysis, and because Ennis spends so much time deliberately trying to wind people up, he gets the bad end of it. Every so often, I find it frustrating enough to comment.
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