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Shooting You with My Smile ([personal profile] box_in_the_box) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-11-23 02:19 am

Comics wank colliding with political wank: Like matter and anti-matter ...

I look forward to seeing the perfect storm of wank calm and rational debate that will ensue in the comments, between competing factions of both superhero comics fans and public policy ideologues.

Superman supports health care and welfare!

From back in the day when Superman used his moral force to say we should do this because it's the right thing to do for our neighbors, never mind if it cost us some tax dollars.

Of course, today he'd be attacked for his position because, after all, he's an illegal immigrant.

And like so many other illegals, we just want him to clean up our messes and do the jobs we can't do for ourselves for non-existent pay, but that doesn't mean we have to acknowledge when he might have a point.

But I could be mistaken. Is there someone out there who can explain why Superman is wrong?

(Hat tip to Kevin H and Wesley Osam.)
This was originally posted online near the end of August, but I don't recall seeing it on this comm, so I thought I'd share it with you all.
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[personal profile] johnzdrake 2009-11-23 03:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, the Joker in the UN... And that wasn't even the Silver Age...

Not to mention the fact that this is a world where Lex Luthor gets elected president. When everyone knows in the real world he could only be vice president.
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[personal profile] halialkers 2009-11-23 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
True, nobody would elect a bald guy President.
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[personal profile] thokstar 2009-11-23 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Given that Marvel/Real World seems to have elected G.W. Bush when DC elected Luthor, I consider that decision a positive for DC's citizenry.