Skip to comments.There are no superheroes
Posted on 03/23/2009 9:51:28 AM PDT by JohnPierce
It pains me to have to do this. It truly does. But you need to know.
There are no super heroes. There never were any.
And while we know that there are no super heroes, we also know that there definitely are monsters. Oh yes. They walk amongst us every day, watching us the way that wolves watch over the flock. And we live in constant fear of the day that their gaze flicks to us.
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Every super hero I ever saw was opposed by the government.
Last one I know of has passed on. Ronald Reagan.
Amen, brother, amen.
What if Superman was born in Germany:
Uberman: Excuse me, Mein Fuhrer! Stand back! There's a bomb in this briefcase!
Hitler: You smothered the bomb with your body, and you're not even bleeding! Who are you?
Uberman: I am.. Uberman! I have superhuman powers, and I fight for untruth, injustice, and the Nazi way! And I have X-ray vision!
Lois Laneoff: X-ray vision? Can you see through my clothes?
Uberman: Ja! And through his, too. He's a Jew!
Jimmy Olstein: No! No, it's not true! My parents were just very advanced in hygeine, that's all..!
Hitler: Silence! Guard, take this Jew away!
Uberman: No need! I'll drop him off at the camp on my vay to the Eastern front!
Honestly, not every image of the superhero encourages dependence on government. In fact, I would say most such images are conservative in nature -- they are generally independent agents of opposition to crime or evil. When is the last time a liberal stood up to either?
Might want to have a gander at “Watchmen”. It observes that most “superheros”, while exceedingly powerful and talented, are seriously messed-up people who are a lot more human than their public image implies ... and the few who really do have super-powers really don’t care that much about anyone else.
Ergo, those who look to the government for protection fail to look past the masks, behind which there are some disturbed minds you would _not_ trust your children to if given the glimpse.
It wasn’t that the image of the super hero isn’t good.
Rather, my point was that the fictional hope for someone to save you is a limiting factor in people exploring their self-defense responsibilities.
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>> Rather, my point was that the fictional hope for someone to save you is a limiting factor in people exploring their self-defense responsibilities.
Eh — I doubt many people are going to let themselves be hurt or killed while pining away for Jack Bauer to swoop in. Fight-or-flight, and thus self-defense, is generally pretty ingrained.
I would say most people don’t think they’ll have the need to defend themselves — but I don’t think it has anything to with waiting on a hero. I think most think the necessity will never present itself — and, most are probably right. I’ve had a concealed carry for years, and never had the necessity to draw my weapon on anyone — and, God willing, I hope I never do.
Mine was my dad and my other one is my husband. :)