unstablemolecule

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silvertons:

You picked the wrong side, agent.
Depends on where you’re standing.

 (silvertons)

I was almost in tears at the sequence where you juxtapose Cap talking about freedom, and the price you pay for it, while the loyal SHIELD agents (most of whom appear to be techs and administrators) try to delay the heavily armed, utterly ruthless STRIKE teams who’ve been coopted by HYDRA.  Watching them give their lives to try to delay the launch, seeing the pilots mown down by the Winter Soldier before they can give Cap and Falcon art support, hearing that one middle aged, overweight guy shout “Don’t launch!  Don’t launch!” as he runs toward a helicarrier despite the STRIKE team shooting him without a moment’s hesitation - it was one of the best moments in the film, and so utterly heartbreaking.

We’ll never know, but how much you want to bet that Steve learned the names of every single one of them and wrote their survivors a condolence letter?  Or attended as many funerals as he could once he was out of the hospital?  THESE were the heroes, the men and women who had nothing but their courage, and their love of freedom.