Superman Renounces His American Citizenship

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Wow! This was done all of ten years ago, and somehow I missed it. (

Superman is a figure of transcending unimportance. But there are a lot of us who grew up reading the comic books and watching the TV shows and hearing him pledge himself to “truth, justice, and the American way.”

Now, who sez leftids are practically brain-dead, with no capacity for originality? Well, dig this! Superman is now a citizen of the world. Gee-wow, who would ever have thought of that?

What a load of bull-equity.

I find superheroes boring beyond words, and avoid them as thoroughly as possible. That’s how I missed that Superman story.

Aw, go gargle with kryptonite.

P.S.–Here’s a quote from some blogger that I never heard of: “Superman has always been bigger than the United States.”

We are surrounded by a virtual forest of idiots.

10 comments on “Superman Renounces His American Citizenship

  1. When I was growing up, any kid that paid more than scant attention to Marvel Comics or Action Comics would have been a laughing stock. There were the handful of children that lived in the fantasy world, but I and my friends would have been far more interested in camping, playing football, or learning about muscle cars than in some fictional character that was unrealistic. That’s what I don’t understand; why does a drawing and the imagination of a writer hold so much interest that people fanatically follow their imaginary actions?

    When it comes to all of this, I vote with my feet. Action Comics does not get one thin dime from me.

    1. Well, as someone who writes fantasy novels (and gets paid for it), I can’t object to anyone really liking the characters I invent. And I read a lot of comic books when I was a boy… until I outgrew them. But DC and Marvel have politicized their comics and made them, to me, unwholesome.

    2. … and I have no objection to fiction of fantasy. It’s when these fictional characters become real in the mind of readers that I take exception. I see the entertainment value in Superman, but he is ink on paper and not a force in real life. I enjoy your fictional characters, but I don’t imagine them to be real and I realize that everything that happens in one of your books is a product of your imagination. Fiction can be a way to teach valid points about good versus evil and the thought processes that go into resolving to do the right thing. These are valuable, but if I’m in a real-life fix, I don’t expect Wytt to show up and save the day. And that is the difference.

      For years, I have found it troubling, the extent to which some people are emotionally involved in the Star Wars characters. Star Wars itself, the original movie, was great. I loved it, have watched it several times, and own a copy on DVD. It’s entertaining, but it’s little more than a pirate movie, set in inter galactic space. It’s no more real than a Loony Tunes episode, and while I admire the creativity in Star Wars, I don’t see it as significant in my life. It’s well crafted fiction, but in my opinion, the story arc, the characters and the events revisited in endless sequels have become shopworn, and truly overused. BTW, I don’t see that in your writings. You keep things fresh while maintaining a tasteful degree of familiarity.

    3. I’m glad you added that last bit!
      No character in any of my books could have helped us with our kitchen sink. We needed Mr. Rooter for that.
      Hannity once did a piece on people who don’t know the words of either the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem. Some jidrool called up and said he didn’t need to know silly stuff like that because… wait for it… he knew movies!

    4. It’s unbelievable, but there are plenty of such jidrools out there. I see movies, videos, recorded music, etc. as good things that have been misused. (The same is true of computers, as well.) I have learned to,play many complex songs because of videos, and that demonstrates the power for good that videos can be. But somehow it’s gotten way out of hand, and now we see some serious misuse of these technologies.

      Music changed drastically in the era of videos, and about the same time, the Star Wars sequels had people standing in lines for the opportunity to see one of these movies on the day of release. That is absolutely stupid.

    5. Yeahbut, yeahbut! Seeing the movie on the day of its release, instead of on any other day, makes you… (I don’t know how to finish that sentence).

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