Well, this is just lame:
Of course, these days one wonders whether he’d be able to prove he’s a citizen in the first place – at least to the satisfaction of some people.
I’m quite open about not being the flag-waving type, and even I think this is a bad idea. Superman 2011 may say “truth, justice and the American way… it’s not enough anymore”, but those concepts actually meant something to Siegel and Shuster, the creators of Superman who were both the sons of Jewish immigrants. Superman was the champion of the oppressed, defender of the defenseless, an alien who chose to live with honor among humans.
Now, has America lived up to the ideals of Superman? Of course not. But he remains a symbol of what America can be and has has been in it’s finest moments. Why screw up a symbol that calls us to be better?
This depresses me. Not because I’m a big comic book geek (that’s Mr. Right & he’s pretty much a Marvel man) but because it fuels my belief that we live in an increasingly stupid world.
A pox upon your house, DC.