Merf. Thinking is Hard.: tariqk: blocky-sheep reblogged your post: 5 Essential Superhero...
blocky-sheep reblogged your post: 5 Essential Superhero Redesigns!
Superman: Changing the origin story and the costume does not change the fact that he’s basically a shiny happy face on white supremacy. If he were really from a morally advanced civilization, he’d…
Number one: Clark came here as a baby and grew up in ‘American’ culture. Even when he became an adult, he still identified as an American. And that whole ‘protect the American way of life’ was added to the story around WWII.
Number 2 and 3: “If he were really from a morally advanced civilization, he’d be a villain in our society. There’s no way a morally advanced being looks at the prison industrial complex and doesn’t tear it down.” He didn’t even know that he was Kryptonian until he was an adult. Also, that morally advanced civilization destroyed themselves, and they also had penal complexes.
Lastly, according to your logic, Superman should want to tear down penal complexes because he was born in a ‘morally advanced civilization’ even though he did not grow up in that culture? If that’s the case, should we not question why ANY of our beloved comic-book heroes have not done the same thing?
Your logic is flawed.
Good point. Why DON’T any superheroes tackle the prison-industrial complex?
There’s an unintentional lampshading of it considering the rogue gallery members that do go to gaol come out somewhere between ‘the same’ and ‘worse’. Sad emphasis on unintentional.
I’m not sure how serious this question is but I’m gonna go with the aspie urge to assume it’s serious and say it comes under the same heading as ‘why doesn’t Reed Richards cure cancer?’ which is ‘because status quo of reflecting current society wherever possible’.
It was half-serious, but yeah, it really is part of a whole other group of questions that wouldn’t get answered…. except maybe in fanfic.