I started writing a reply about everything wrong with the article (or should that be listicle?), but then I realised that I didn't really care if I was secretly a sick closet fascist who has no regard for hard work, civilian life or the legal process and yearns for a billionaire industrialist white guy to swoop in and solve all my problems. So meh.
Maybe a more healthy and more "American" fantasy would be about how you become awesome by being willing to work hard to make yourself something greater than you are?
to distrust institutions, consensus policy processes, the rule of law, and other dull and tedious chores of democracy
See, because without Cap to tell them, these professional law enforcement officers would have had no concept of "evacuating civilians away from where violence is occurring." These people have had no training at all for what to do in the case of, say, a terrorist attack. Why would they? They're just cops working in post-9/11 New York, while Captain America is an unfrozen science experiment from 1942.
Because you know who could have stopped that alien invasion? One division of U.S. Marines. Seriously, it's a few hundred shirtless aliens riding fragile skycycles. Like one AC-130 gunship and a couple of anti-aircraft batteries would have taken them down.
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