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Superman Renounces His American Citizenship

Updated on October 24, 2011

Superman Renounces His American Citizenship

There was a time, as a boy, I would steal from my grandma shillings we couldn't afford for the purchase of Comics. Among the Comics I read, unbeknownst to my grandma, was Superman, “The Man of Steel.” There was an older comic aficionado friend of mine, Hampshire, who would buy a different comic so that we could exchange with each other and have more banged for our comic buck. I would then find a place to enjoy the exploits of Superman, most often underneath a breadfruit tree and get lost into the Comic book. Along with enjoying the comics, I would have dreams of grandeur about the country, America, which was providing such excitement for a boy in the hamlet of St. Paul’s, St. Kitts. Yes, it is true that I am far removed from the boy that I was in St. Kitts, but it was still disheartening to hear and read that the cancerous virus of Political Correctness has made its way into the fictional lives of the Comic book heroes and sheroes.

Imagine all those boys and girls, around the world, who will read the latest issue of Superman, only to come away with “The Man of Steel” giving up of his American Citizenship, to what amounts to the denouncement of his adopted home. These are the times we are living in when even Superman, who was given a second chance on the farm in Kansas, is now too berating America… preferring to work under the authority of the United Nations. Superman opined that he was basically fed up that his ‘heroic’ actions were construed as part and parcel of America’s policy. I supposed, like the rest of the world, America is a cancer to the Man-of-Steel too; I mean our current President has seen fit to apologize to the rest of the world for our actions under the former President Bush. And indeed, we have seen the love-fest for us since the ‘Secular Messiah’ has taken the mantle in the White House: Guantanamo is closed; the wars in the respective theatres of Afghanistan and Iraq are in our rear-view mirror; peace has broken out all over the planet; and the economy is humming and has the Midas touch – of course none of this is true.

Let me school Superman about the United Nations because, perhaps, he has had too much exposure to Kryptonite: The United Nations has nothing to say of worth about the modern day, Black-on-Black, slavery happening in certain areas of Africa; nor the practice of female mutilations that are rampant in many Muslim countries; should I address North Korea and the treatment of its people; and I wonder who is murdering innocents under the banner of religion. I say to “The Man of Steel” that America has done more good than bad in this world: The Marshall Plan that saved a starving Western Europe after WW2; the Pacific's version of that Marshall Plan that rescued Japan; the untold billions given in aid to many of these countries – many of them enemies. To save some of these countries pride, we have even given them succor under the auspices of NGOs, run by, ironically, Superman’s current favorite eye candy, the United Nations.

Years ago, a survey was taken of terrorists… and when they were asked where they would prefer to reside, at least in this life, the vast majority of them chose America-- notwithstanding their Jihadist intent to destroy her. Like many on the far Left in America, Superman is probably suffering from a chronic case of the Stockholm Syndrome - I wonder if he’ll be moving to Switzerland too? Does anyone know if Lex Luthor is privy to Superman’s renouncement of his American Citizenship? And what of the Dark Knight, Batman, is he going to abandon Gotham too – I mean I live in New York… I would have heard, right?


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    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      7 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the comment- but the info you gave me is deep and only you and I would know the subtleties of who the man of steel is. The comment about his birth certificate is classic, especially in these times....

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      Luke Chant 

      7 years ago from Manchester

      Technically speaking Superman (or Kal-El) is not human, and not American - he's Kryptonian!

      Although 'Clark Kent' is presumably an American citizen, I bet no one has asked for his birth certificate recently...

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      7 years ago from New York

      ok - I did comment on the HUb you told me to read.

    • TeaPartyCrasher profile image

      TeaPartyCrasher 

      7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Verily:

      I never left. Just been a bit busy.

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      7 years ago from New York

      Welcome back TPC- I will indeed read your Hub on Wisconsin, but get it right, I do watch Fox News and I love Beck, but again... not Linbaugh because I do not listen to talk radio.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 

      7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      nene:

      I guess it's what he does when he takes a break from listening to Beck, Limbaugh, etc and watching FOX News(?).

      But I don't think renouncing citizenship is necessary yet, especially with what I see in Wisconsin (read my hub 'Wisconsin Wakes Up'). . .

    • nene7884 profile image

      nene7884 

      7 years ago from Savannah,GA

      I love superman cartoons. I can tell you are dedicated comic book fan. Nothing wrong with that because when I was young I use to be into comics in fact all I use to do is hang out in the comic book store.

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