Superman No Longer An American

Discussion in 'Politics' started by cstfx, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. cstfx


    Superman is no longer an American.

    In Action Comics’ new record-breaking 900th issue, the iconic super hero renounces his U.S citizenship following a clash with the federal government.

    The Man of Steel, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938, has always been recognized as a devoted American warrior who constantly fought evil, but as of Thursday, he is no longer the country's own to claim.

    No word yet if Superman will change his red and blue suit, or his longtime motto "truth, justice and the American way" -- but the landmark issue is certainly sparking controversy.

    "Besides being riddled with a blatant lack of patriotism, and respect for our country, Superman's current creators are belittling the United States as a whole. By denouncing his citizenship, Superman becomes an eerie metaphor for the current economic and power status the country holds worldwide," Hollywood publicist and GOP activist Angie Meyer told FOX411's Pop Tarts column.

    But not everyone is outraged by Superman's citizenship surrender.

    "Superman has always been bigger than the United States. In an age rife with immigration paranoia, it’s refreshing to see an alien refugee tell the United States that it’s as important to him as any other country on Earth -- which, in turn, is as important to Superman as any other planet in the multiverse," wrote Wired blogger Scott Thill.

    "The genius of Superman is that he belongs to everyone, for the dual purposes of peace and protection," Thill added. "He’s above ephemeral geopolitics and nationalist concerns, a universal agent unlike any other found in pop culture."

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  2. pspr


    Well, after all, Superman was born on Krypton. Same as Obama. :D
  3. olias


    does he still pay taxes?
  4. olias


    I have no problem with him renouncing his citizenship. I don't view that as 'belittling the USA' on the face of it. Nationalism as a whole sucks. It blinds us to the fact that we are all family. I've come to speculate that human beings have a need for an 'us vs them' mentality, and when we set up this paradigm the people fall right for it.