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This is my latest column in which I attempt to explain why the television and movie image of "super heroes" who will save us in our hour of need actually plays into the hands of those who would have us look to government instead of ourselves for our protection.

Thoughts?

1 posted on 03/23/2009 9:51:28 AM PDT by JohnPierce
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To: JohnPierce

Every super hero I ever saw was opposed by the government.


2 posted on 03/23/2009 9:53:18 AM PDT by edcoil (Spring has sprung, the grass is riz'd, I wonder where the flowers is?)
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To: JohnPierce

Last one I know of has passed on. Ronald Reagan.


3 posted on 03/23/2009 9:55:21 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: JohnPierce
...in the real world, copper-jacketed lead empowers citizens!

Amen, brother, amen.

5 posted on 03/23/2009 10:00:29 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: JohnPierce

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?

SnakeDoc

8 posted on 03/23/2009 10:12:37 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (God Bless Our Troops -- especially our snipers)
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To: JohnPierce

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.


9 posted on 03/23/2009 10:15:27 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was pushed.)
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I drive throug Raritan NJ every day on the way to work. Every year they have a "John Basilone" parade. I was intrigued and wiki'ed him. I was ashamed not to know his history. How many John Basilone's have gone through our history with no recognition.

Partial entry...."Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone (November 4, 1916–February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the first enlisted Marine to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II and the only enlisted man to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.He held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal, after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men."

11 posted on 03/23/2009 10:21:43 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Sanford/Palin in 2012)
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To: JohnPierce

Mine was my dad and my other one is my husband. :)


13 posted on 03/23/2009 10:47:48 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush the greatest voice of CONSERVATISM! God Bless Rush Limbaugh!!!)
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