Is Green Arrow a "Liberal Marxist Communist"?

#1 Posted by Invincible Iron Man (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I was googling Green Arrow when I discovered a website called It says Green Arrow is a "Liberal Marxist Communist". It's obvious he's liberal but I don't see how he's a "marxist communist". What is your opinion?

#2 Posted by johnny_spam (2182 posts) - - Show Bio

He is a passionate guy who believes no one should get away with doing something wrong. I am not sure he cares for labels allot if someone called him something he would shrug it off.

#3 Posted by Eet Mor Puppee (111 posts) - - Show Bio

The defining attribute of Green Arrow's 'politics' is that he's anti-establishment, whatever the establishment happens to be. If you read Marx's writings you'll find that there is nothing inherently 'evil' about them. Communism, like Capitalism, sounds great in theory, but the practical reality of both is less than ideal. Any political or idealogical system has flaws that can be exploited by those who aren't very scrupulous. Green Arrow is against anyone who profits at the expense of others, this doesn't make him a Marxist anymore than it makes him a Klingon.
#4 Posted by .Longshot. (5303 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe Fox News lingered on how Wonder Woman's new costume was un-American when they had never read a comic in their lives. People will go without caring about something until it changes in a way that they can exploit to make them seem right. I'm not just hating on the conservatives. Everyone's an idiot. Or a bastard. 'Cause in the end, we all have a Lex Luthor in us. Right here. Touches heart and smiles warmly. My place in hell is assured. 

#5 Posted by PowerHerc (86127 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Arrow is a no-superpowered hero who wants to look out for the interests of the common/ordinary man.  Whether against super-villains, big business or big government.   
He's is a liberal, but he only comes off as a Marxist communist when written poorly or when a person reading his character injects his own pre-conceived ideas into  the story or character. 
#6 Posted by DarthShap (880 posts) - - Show Bio

It is literally impossible to be both a liberal (even if what you mean is social liberal) and a communist.

Those two are completely opposite ideologies.

Green Arrow is a social liberal.

#7 Posted by Billy Batson (59146 posts) - - Show Bio

Old ass bump.

#8 Posted by cattlebattle (14173 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Arrow sticks up for the everyman....and fights the system

#9 Edited by Hatutzeraze (266 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a vocal segment within the American conservative population that will label anyone who is liberal a socialist, communist, and/or Marxist. To them, if you don't fall lockstep into their own view of the world or if your politics even suggest the slightest leftward stance, there is no difference between a liberal and a communist. That segment also shares the conservative glee in painting media, mainstream or otherwise, as liberal propagandists. It sure sounds as if the people behind this story fit into that segment.

The people behind are likely of a similar mind to Allen West...

#10 Posted by akommin (1 posts) - - Show Bio

OK so..capitalism sounds "great" in much as frank miller writes "poorly".

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