As real-life elected officials in New York have fumbled their attempt to pass comprehensive cannabis legalization this year, the writers and illustrators at Marvel quite literally drew up their own blueprint for how it could be done and it is sort of scary in how accurate it appears to be. Reports Disorderly Conduction.
The Kingpin is a super villain in the Marvel Universe, created by the great Stan Lee, and made his first appearance in Spiderman #50 back in July of 1967. The Kingpin has traditionally been the overseer of all crime in New York City – the Boss of all Bosses – hence his name. But since it is all the rage these days to commit crimes in broad daylight and call it politics, Fisk has allegedly switched sides and now has his sights set on occupying the Mayor’s Office in the Big Apple.
As the actual, real-life elected officials in New York pathetically fumbled their attempt to pass comprehensive cannabis legalization this year, the talented writers and illustrators at Marvel quite literally drew up their own blueprint for how it could be done and it is sort of scary in how accurate it appears to be.
In his new role as the fictional mayor of NYC, we find The Kingpin struggling to gain the acceptance of the upper class elite that he spent so many years exploiting. Astute enough to stick his stubby finger into the political winds, Fisk felt the groundswell support for marijuana legalization and used the issue to rally support from the city’s powerbrokers.
Fisk’s motivation for introducing cannabis legalization does not represent some progressive thinking epiphany on the part of the mastermind – good luck finding social equity programs or criminal justice reform in his plan. No, like most politicians these days, Fisk has an alternate agenda that directly benefits him and that happens to be a perfect example of art imitating life, Mr. Wilde.
“I have the land for growing. I have the world’s best people to cultivate it. The biggest hurdle has been to ensure that the licensing department’s rules for selling approval fall in my favor and no one else’s,” rants The Kingpin in his latest appearance, adding, “but it’s gone smoothly so far.”
Rumor has it that MedMen executives spent a week and a half trying to hire Wilson Fisk after hearing that quote before they realized he’s just a comic book character.
Much like South Park has successfully done in their recent roasts of the corporate cannabis cucks at MedMen, the Marvel Universe has a unique ability to really focus on the various layers that make a controversial issue controversial.