Although many bloggers right now are following the theme and posting articles about the royal wedding. Instead I’m going to post about something different, as I’m not interested in somebody else’s wedding. When I don’t know them, and I’m not related to them.
Instead will post about something that has me scratching my head a little and that is how, in the latest Superman comic book, Superman says he will renounces his US citizenship.
That’s right Superman may be giving up his citizenship because he sick and tired of his actions being construed “as instruments of US policy.” Don’t get me wrong, I understand this. As an American. Apparently everything I say, do and think is all because of US propaganda. And the problems of everybody else’s around the world is obviously the result of US policies.
So I get the United States is bad and evil. And if anybody wants to do something because they really want to do good, they can’t be an American.
Of course I can see where this comic book is heading if that was the message. But in reality it’s probably because there’s a Canadian artist doing the comic book and he probably wants to also feel like Superman is a little bit for him and his country as well. And ultimately, I really doubt that Superman is going to renounces it. Even though, many sources and supposedly reputable newspapers are falsely reporting that he has already renounced his citizenship. Not surprisingly, these are somewhat more anti-US newspapers, such as the Los Angeles times. Where they say the following,
“It’s then that he realizes he doesn’t represent the U.S.A.; he is on Earth to protect everyone.”
It’s amazing how they get the idea that he has renounced his citizenship when he only says he’s going to. I think even the writers of the comic book, know they would be treading on dangerous waters and they are not stupid enough to do that (although I could be wrong) knowing they could lose a lot of American readers.
Of course it’s not just the anti-US media and bloggers. We also see this on the very pro-American side. Where apparently they think, this is just some anti-American propaganda. As part of some kind of conspiracy. And I don’t doubt we’ll hear about Glenn Beck saying it’s all part of a secret plan to destroy America and install a one world government.
But really, who cares? It’s a comic book character for crying out loud… And America doesn’t get to say how the storylines for Superman will evolve. The owners and writers of the Superman character and comic book other ones who get to deem how the story’s move along.
The way I see it, at least it’s something new. I don’t know how many times we’ve seen the same repeated storyline just a little bit different over the years. I mean, how many different ways can Superman defeat Lex Luther before we finally get bored? If anything, this is an interestingly new twist to the Superman saga.
Besides, I think we have a far better candidate for an American hero the Superman. No, not Capt. America with his oversized shield. If anything, we should probably revoke his US citizen status and call him Capt. United Nations. It’s just utterly humiliating to have him as an American hero. No, I’m talking about a real American hero. That’s far better. And that is, Wonder Woman.
Think about it. What better person to represent America then an absolutely beautiful dominatrix woman wearing a tight skimpy red, white and blue outfit, lassoing men in and tying them up and making them say what she wants to hear from them?