“I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy,” [Superman said]. — New York Times — 30 April 2011
• The Man from Krypton Gives Allegiance to Earth •
• SUPPORT REAL PROGRESSIVES •Prosecute Them Now — 1 May 2011 — by Stuart Hutchison
ALONG WITH THE IMMENSE STRENGTH, BEAUTY AND COMPASSION INHERENT IN HUMAN NATURE, SUPERMAN’S EXPERIENCES IN HIS LIFE CERTAINLY TAUGHT HIM THE WEAKNESSES and cruelties, the single-selfishness and compulsive greed also present that stain our human condition. It makes perfect sense that he finally recognizes the need to separate himself from his adopted land, the USA, and to declare his allegiance to all people in all countries, and so be a citizen of our world.
This greater embrace of all people and its implication of favoritism to none, is actually a magnificent gift to the United Nations. Let him pursue truth and justice in service of all people, as a staunch advocate for decency and dignity everywhere.
Comic in which Superman renounces his citizenship in his adopted nation, the USA.
Besides, as Superman acknowledges, today's world is so connected, and with transnational corporations marketing to people everywhere, beyond the lines of parochial nationality, it's good business for him and DC Comics. Everybody wins, right?
We can only hope our current mythologies will hold up the United States and all nations to a higher standard, than when Superman chose not to commit to looking for justice and truth in some of the Americans' darkest, seamiest actions that violate both U.S. and international law.
The same applies to The True North. Will Canada choose transformation with Jack Layton and the NDP, or will she travel the worn American path of conquest, torture and self-destruction? We can only hope.
Saving Our World One Earthling at a Time
Creative Commons 1 May 2011 Prosecute Them Now