In Season 1, episode 22, titled "The Ice Melt Cometh" (video clip above), a character named Flat man, portrayed as a monotone idiot, is hosting a "conference on global warming". Flat man has an assistant, Reptil, who is condescendingly introduced by Flat man as not being a "super genius, like me". After showing a ridiculous looking graphic of the sun getting hotter, consequently heating up the earth, Flat man gets interrupted by his assistant Reptil, "Wait, Flat man. Global warming is about greenhouse gasses, you know pollution that comes from our cars and factories." Flat man responds, "your entitled to your opinion, but you're wrong."
Later on in the episode (4:40 into the video clip), Flat man is submerged in water, and says "OK Global warming is bad, but won't get any worse." Finally, at the end of the episode, according to one viewer (I have not been able to find, and view, the FULL episode), Flat Man is dripping wet from the polar ice caps melting and he says, "global warming doesn't exist, did I also mention the earth is flat?"
The overall message of the cartoon seems to be confusing, probably purposefully, but the propaganda is obviously there.
Interesting to note, according to Wikipedia, Flatman is gay.
The reference to the earth being flat, in relation to global warming, is another thought-provoking connection. Last month, President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech at Georgetown University, saying he lacked “patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real.”
“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society,” Obama said. “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”
Ironically, Salon.com has reported that there really is a flat-earth society, and they actually are with the President in his belief in man-made global warming!
Comic Book Propaganda
Marvel comics has a long history of using their brand to push political propaganda. Recently, in issue #583 of The Amazing Spider-Man, released in 2008, Spider-Man teamed up with President Obama to stop the Chameleon.
Also, in 1971, Marvel Comics then editor-in-chief, Stan Lee, wrote a three-part Spider-Man story portraying drug use as dangerous, and unglamorous, after getting approached by the United States government, asking him to do so.
A quick Google search of something like "comic book propaganda", will lead you to some interesting pictures, and give you an insight to just how long propaganda has been pushed through these channels.
This kind of bull-crap is exposed, and discussed, bi-weekly (Sunday and Thursday), on the No Agenda Show, with Adam Curry, and John C. Dvorak. The audio below is their take on the Marvel Super Hero Squad global warming propaganda.
- Government Works With Hollywood To Brainwash You - January 1, 2013 (link)
- TV Doctors Are Paid To Push Drugs and Vaccines - January 16, 2013 (link)
- Federally-Funded Disney Cartoon "Doc McStuffins" Teaching Kids To "Do What The Doctor Says" - February 11, 2013 (link)