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Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship in 'Action Comics' #900
April 29, 2011
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I am curious... although some may construe this as a "big deal" type of story -- it is disheartening that the comic books, popular with our youth, and a collection I still have from my childhood, is "de-Americanizing" one of the most patriotic figures.

Is this good for our youth? What's next... Captain America hangs up his shield to pick up an AK-47 and become "Captain Jihadii" ?? :thumbdown:

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Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship in 'Action Comics' #900

After recently undertaking a journey to walk -- not fly -- across the United States in the "Grounded" storyline and reconnect with the country and everyday Americans, Superman appears to be taking another step that could have major implications for his national identity: in Action Comics #900...

...Superman announces that he is going to give up his U.S. citizenship. Despite very literally being an alien immigrant, Superman has long been seen as a patriotic symbol of "truth, justice, and the American way," from his embrace of traditional American ideals to the iconic red and blue of his costume. What it means to stand for the "American way" is an increasingly complicated thing, however, both in the real world and in superhero comics, whose storylines have increasingly seemed to mirror current events and deal with moral and political complexities rather than simple black and white morality.

The key scene takes place in "The Incident," a short story in Action Comics #900 written by David S. Goyer with art by Miguel Sepulveda. In it, Superman consults with the President's national security advisor, who is incensed that Superman appeared in Tehran to non-violently support the protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime, no doubt an analogue for the recent real-life protests in the Middle East. However, since Superman is viewed as an American icon in the DC Universe as well as our own, the Iranian government has construed his actions as the will of the American President, and indeed, an act of war.

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April 29, 2011
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yeah..I don't like it either..very..um..anti-American..propoganda like

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
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April 29, 2011
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This is part of that whole globalist agenda, maybe.

"I can conceive of nothing in religion, science, or philosophy, that is anything more than the proper thing to wear, for a while." ~ Charles Fort

April 29, 2011
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It makes me feel uncomfortsably nervous
Of course', it could be old school vs. new school thinking.
still
I am uncomfortable with it
and a worried about where it will lead

Willie Wonka quotes..
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April 30, 2011
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Another sign of the continuing slide toward Socialism and away from the America that was envisioned by the founding fathers, imho.

As for the UN, they can eat my shorts 👿

Let's all put on the mask of global protectors while we ignore what's going on in other remote, forgotten locations of the planet. As long as we get the pipeline through, right guys :thumbdown: . UNITED Na 🙄 P-L-E-A-S-E

💡 Before he gives away his powers to the Muslim Brotherhood, can someone ask Superman to go to NYC and relocate the UN building on down to..say Venezuela? :wave:

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April 30, 2011
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Maybe it's because Obama is prez. Maybe Superman's a closet racist.

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April 30, 2011
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that had not occured to me..but a part of me is like..yeah..play the racism card..that's it..be an apologist..let's not look any deeper..you know better..it's ..complicated..and has nothing to do with Obama..it's about trending..what's trending and where it might lead..in either direction..any direction..too much of anything is just...too much

Willie Wonka quotes..
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Why? Are you having fun?
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We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

April 30, 2011
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IT WAS JUST A JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!!!! Cry

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May 1, 2011
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Very strange.

"a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people."

May 1, 2011
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http://screenrant.com/superman-renounce ... nm-113080/

There's a little more to this than this article lets on.

I agree with what's said in the link I posted. Superman doesn't want his actions to be used by ANY nation as a scapegoat or excuse for countries to do something stupid (both literally in the DC universe and metaphorically in ours).

War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.

Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.

Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.

War = Life

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