According to The Huffington Post, the plot of Action Comics issue #900 will include Superman renouncing his US citizenship. It is for this reason that I call upon anyone and everyone that purchases comic books to stop buying anything from DC Comics. Now, before anyone starts doubting my grip on reality, let me assure you that my grip on reality is just fine. The reason I am appalled at this latest plot in a comic book is simple; it is propaganda aimed at our children.
Now understand, I read and enjoyed comic books in my youth. Much of my curiosity about the world at large was sparked by something I had read in the latest issue of X-Men or The Avengers. Sgt. Rock inspired me to learn more about WWII, The Holocaust, military weapons and equipment, and geography as it related to that war. For a child who is just becoming aware of the world around him, comic books are a window into the socio-political environment of the day. That is why comic books used to be a useful learning tool; right and wrong were clear cut, good and bad were never in doubt, and it was okay to admire those who were special in some way. And, while the New York City based DC Comics was never what one could call 'conservative', there was an unstated understanding that one did not call those values into question.
Then in 1989 Warner Communications, who owned the rights to DC Comics, merged with Time Inc. creating Time-Warner Inc. This is significant because Time Inc. owned the company that published Time Magazine; a periodical whose "Man of the Year" winners has included such luminaries as Adolf Hitler (11 million), Joseph Stalin (22 million), and Mao Zedong (30 million). The numbers I have included at the end of each name is the estimated number of people killed by their regimes through genocide or policy. The reason that I include this information is to provide you with an idea of just how far back Time Inc.'s leftist leanings go.
So why the outrage about Superman? Because this is just the latest in a series of attacks from the Left on American values. In short, this is propaganda, plain and simple. Worse, this is an evil type of propaganda taken directly out of Hitler's playbook. The Left knows that among Baby Boomers and Gen X, the jig is up. Their collectivist plans have failed time and again to take hold with any real force in these United States. Yes, they have made inroads with things like The Patriot Act and Obamacare, ( and yes, I do know that The Patriot Act was enacted under Baby Bush, but he was no more a conservative than President Zero is), but in the big picture, their collectivist ideals have failed because, in no small part, we have observed the catastrophic failure of collectivism around the globe.
So, when your philosophy has failed so spectacularly where ever it has been tried, and those obstinate Americans refuse to embrace it as a result, who is next on the list to try and convince that the Nanny State is the best hope for the future? Why, you simply indoctrinate those that will still be here in the future, of course! And THAT, my friends, is exactly why issue #900 of Action Comics is evil; it has gone beyond entertainment and has become the tool of that indoctrination. Time-Warner Inc. will claim innocence and make noises about it "just being a comic book" but anyone who has made even a cursory study of history will understand the power of pop culture. More importantly, they will understand the power of molding opinion in young minds. Mao knew it, Stalin knew it, most of all, Hitler knew it;
"When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."--Adolf Hitler Speech November 1933, quoted in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer
Ironically, Superman is the embodiment of all that Hitler was attempting to accomplish; that of the super man, progenitor of a Master Race. And we all know how that turned out.