Idealism Vs. Realism (Liberalism)
The S.H.I.E.L.D corporation is a good example of a group that has realist ideas.
- They take those with superpowers and take them into their organization before others do
- In Captain America: Winter Soldier, the highest council member Alexander Pierce said, "War is inevitable..."
- In the Avengers movie, S.H.I.E.L.D gathers the Avengers to prepare for the alien attacks before they happen
Key Ideas (Realism)
- Preemptive strikes
- Idea that conflict is inevitable
- Ethnocentricism/Cultural Superiority
The Nova Corps. from Guardians of the Galaxy is a good example of a group that practices Idealism.
- Diplomacy to prevent war
- Attempts for galactic peace (treaties)
- Fighting is their last option
Key points (Idealism)
- Focus on peace and diplomacy
- Idea that everyone is fundamentally good
Martin Luther King Jr. was human rights activist who was a good idealist.
- Focused on peaceful protest
Malcolm X is a good example of a realist.
- He wanted to secure rights for blacks by any means necessary, including violence