You are male and not SJW. These people live in a very particular bubble and don't know things you think are normal to know. They hear "Captain" and understand it's someone who is in charge of other people. Colonel? That's someone who makes chicken.
Also, as we can tell from what people like this have done to Star Trek, they do not watch Star Trek, and definitely not enough to pay attention to characters ranks and jobs. They probably don't realize that Kirk wasn't a Captain in a bunch of the movies, for example. They just know he's the guy who drives the ship, named the Star Trek Enterprise.
>Honestly they should have just permanently fused her with Rogue decades ago and just made her into Rogue's stand or some shit.
This is actually a good idea. They could do it similarly, or at least compare it with, how Mar-Vell basically merged (not really but it's complicated) with Rick Jones for a while.
Carol Danvers has done such villainous actions for so long that I don't think she could ever be redeemed. She's been an absolute monster far beyond Hal Jordan Parallax, even. Hal was only Parallax for like two years before he sacrificed himself, and even when he was Parallax, he showed remorse for his actions, he showed there was conflict within him and he understood that some of his actions were questionable, but he thought it was for the greater good. But of course he learned his lesson eventually and sacrificed himself because he figured he deserved it. And then was a good guy as The Spectre for a few years, and even then people had a hard time accepting the "he was possessed" excuse, and they spent years of storylines trying to deal with that excuse, justify it, and show that there were still ramifications anyway. They completely retooled Green Lantern with the emotional spectrum stuff, had Parallax become the big bad of the franchise and possess other people, had a bunch of ex-lanterns not forgive Hal, had Batman not forgive Hal, and even then some people didn't buy it.
Meanwhile, Danvers has become a full on fascist that locks up and executes people for thoughtcrime and futurecrime, recruiting a bunch of children to be her Brownshirts, and she killed Iron Man for standing up to her when she was doing this, and then when a clone of him shows up, she continues berating him and acting like he deserved to die. And she's been doing this for like a decade now, with never a shred of remorse. It would take a lot to accept "she was possessed" or something like that. But if Marvel itself ever became un-ruined (yeah right), they could make a good story out of it. They could do a story where people finally have enough, and lead by Iron Man since he'd be the most meaningful, finally realize that Carol needs to be put down like the rabid dog she has become, with the secret weapon being Rogue, who has been given a ton of power by all of the different good guys, and Carol get killed similarly to before. And it's only when she is absorbed completely by Rogue that she feels the thoughts and feelings of all the good guys, mixed with the sorrow they feel at losing the legitimate friend and hero that she used to be, and she finally begins to comprehend what a monster she has become, and understand that it's better this way, that she can't be trusted, she can't even trust herself anymore, but she can at least help make Rogue a better hero.
Afterwards, her brownshirts, represented by the Affirmative Action Champions, can have an extended storyline where they realize they were being used by Danvers the entire time, and while they began with good intentions, they were socially lead into being pompous monsters. They began thinking that whatever they did was good because they were "heroes," instead of realizing that they only become heroes if they actually do good. And now they're mistrusted by the world at large, even if they somehow escape criminal punishment (probably because they're minors and Danvers gets most of the blame for manipulating them), they can feel the way the world feels about them (which is just the way the audience feels about them), and they know they deserve it, for all of the awful things they've done. But maybe they get a pep talk from Captain America or someone like that, who encourages them to try to start fresh and still make something good out of their lives. They can't change what they did, but they can still do good from now on, so they begin a slow path to redemption, in a world that, rightfully, mistrusts and fears them.
I would also throw in that somehow Danvers was using mind-control for like a decade to manipulate the entire world, to make what she was doing more socially acceptable. Since it was spread out over the entire world, though, it wasn't as powerful on any individual person. It was just a subtle influence. It would make more sense to say it was a villain with psychic powers, but frankly, after everything Danvers has done, I don't think anyone would buy that she was being mind controlled this hard for this long. She needs to take the blame. So maybe she was controlling some mind-controlling guy, through regular old threats of beating the shit out of him. Is Professor X alive again? When did he die last? Maybe Danvers took him after everyone thought he died and has kept him locked up ever since.
Anyway, I know it's moot, because Marvel will die before they learn their lesson, but a hundred years from now, ninety-nine years after Marvel goes out of business, when this is all public domain, I'll make these comics, to show that it could have been done. Even this could have been salvaged, if anyone at the company wanted to.