Really??? I know the world has been twisted when someone actually tries to make a connection between real world events and a stupid comic "event". Come up for air, man.
1. Art reflects life. The themes being explored here deal with real life issues.
2. We're hanging out together on a comic book message board, many of us for five to ten years now, where day after day, week after week, year after year, we talk and argue about comics with each other, and argue about music and tv and politics and quantum physics, all within the framework of a comic book message board. We react to rules and mawding on the site with the same indignity one reacts to police brutality or the patriot act in real life. People frequently storm off the site in rage and butthurt over petty insults and mockery. They call each other cuntrags and thundercunts and pedophiles and buddy bears. We have trolls that show up at the site hundred of times over the course of years to post slashfic raps about the posters. People pretend to be cats and robots and monkeys and fans of my little pony. We memorize shit that happened eight years ago on forums that don't even exist anymore any make references to it that maybe 50 people get, today, almost a decade later. We buy $200 statues of Jean Gray against the wishes of our wives. Am I really crossing a line here by drawing a metaphor between a comic book story and real life? We're in the asylum, man!