Ah, so it’s not enough that we have to argue about Obama’s birth being a fraud, now we got people pissed because Superman, long the epitome of Truth, Justice, and–never forget this part–The American Way, is ditching his U.S. citizenship. Why? Because he pissed off the government of Iran, who viewed his “standing around” during a demonstration in Tehran, as U.S. intervention and a possible act of war. As such, Suppie got pissed that every time he does something it’s viewed as an act by the United States, and said, “Hey, enough of this bullshit,” and said he was revoking his current documented status.
Well, now, most people wouldn’t really give a true rat’s ass about this–after all, Superman ain’t, you know, real. But you know, there is a certain segment of this country that don’t do real very well, so the idea of Our Favorite Alien Son becoming a citizen of the world is kinda driving them batshit.
Oh, sure, the outcry ain’t on the same level of a Trump or Oliy Taint screaming that we gotta now check Obama’s school records to see how he really got into college, ’cause hell, man, we all know those black guys don’t got the same smarts as all the white guys who earned their way in (like, say, the admission to Yale and Harvard by a notoriousness C Student preznit whose fracturing of the English language were among his more endearing qualities), but it’s there. Only looked over a couple of boards to see the gnashing of teeth, but it was still good.
It was the libs who did this. Sure, you know we did. It was the libs that made Suppie turn his back on “his” country and say, “Screw it, I gotta look at the big picture”. We have a way of doing that, you know. Must be something in our genes.
And the rebuttal is amusing, if not down right stupid. Time after time, as noted, people blamed liberals and their PC World for forcing this. One assclown said that, “If there were someone like Superman, the counties of the world would bow down to him (and) the UN would be more ineffectual than it is now,” perhape ignoring the notion that America would be one of those nations bowing to the Man of Steel. But that couldn’t be true, right? I mean, what American wants to see their country weaker? Maybe some born a few thousand light years from here?
There were also a few who didn’t like the Red Son story line from 2003, though one said he didn’t mind it because “it wasn’t real”. Yeah, like the rest of the character? And thinking back to what the one person said about the nations of the world bowing to Superman–wasn’t that pretty much what happened in Red Son?
(There was another wag who commented, “Next thing they’ll saw Wonder Woman is a lesbian.” Hummm . . . maybe she’s not swinging Sappho, but apparently this guy forgot about her making all the other Amazons tie her tight with her magic lasso? How could you forget that?)
Truth be known, if you start looking into Suppie’s past, there’s a bunch of stuff that has been done that doesn’t make him come off in a good light, but few people have commented upon it. In Frank Miller’s Dark Night series Superman came off as the U.S.’s super whore to Ronnie Raygun’s pimp. There’s been the instance where Superman has needed to deal with “illegal aliens”–the kind that come from other planets–and is pretty much put out by the effort–even whining about the fact that, sure, he’s an illegal, but his planet was destroyed, what was he suppose to do? He’s run into crack dealers and shinned them on to someone else to deal with, ’cause, hey, I’m faster than a speeding bullet, ain’t got time for no rock heads. Really, when it comes right down to it, Superman is kind of a dick.
(And we won’t talk about the time Superman and Batman had a sleep-over at the Fortress of Solitude and ended up crying over tentacle sex. We just won’t go there–)
At this point it seems like anyone pissed off about this story line didn’t need much provocation to get pissed in the first place. To them it’s another “water down job” of their past, where superheros refuse to exist in their own little world and are force, by events, to step up and look at the world with a critical eye. And make an intelligent decision about what to do next.
Sort of like what the people doing the bitching refuse to do on their own.