On Nov. 17, Netflix will debut The Punisher on its streaming service. Having already been foreshadowed in other Marvel programs, The Punisher is about a vigilante named Frank Castle who goes outside the law to dole out punishment to evil doers using military weapons. Leading actor Jon Bernthal indicated in a recent interview that the show will push a gun control agenda.
“I hope, more than anything else, that people will recognize the gravity of this problem, and I’m just hoping a dialogue will be opened,” Bernthal said during an interview with the USA Today.
Bernthal hopes that The Punisher will propagandize its largely American audience into accepting the need for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution to be obliterated and for gun control to be enacted similar to Europe and other defenseless nations.
“My God, we have to start realizing there’s a serious problem here and we have to start opening dialogue on it and we have to stop being completely rigorous and steadfast in our political positions here,” Bernthal said. “Start addressing the problem and start opening our hearts and minds toward each other and we’ve got to start working on this.”
Bernthal claims that the show explores many different angles of the gun control debate, and hopes that his art opens people’s eyes to the necessity of the leftist anti-Constitutional agenda.
“Art, at its absolute best, can hold a mirror to society and can make society look at and question itself,” he says. “I don’t think it’s our job to answer those questions, but I do think it’s our job to make us ask the questions. If this show does that in some way, I think that’s a really positive thing.”
It may be positive in the eyes of leftists, but time will tell if action-starved viewers of The Punisher really want to be lectured about the need for gun control in the plot of a series that is supposed to be about an orgy of firearm-driven revenge.