Posts Tagged ‘Superman’

Ayn Rand, Nietzsche, Socialists, and Darwin

Posted by Troy on 24th March 2013 in Political

In the Fountainhead, Ayn Rand refers to Howard Rourke as “Superman.”  This is clearly a reference to Nietzsche’s Superman.  What is interesting is that Nietzsche’s philosophy was instrumental to to Nazism etc and Rand hated all collectivism.  Another hero of the Socialist and those who like socialism is Darwin.  So, why is it that socialism/communism champions these two people?  Why is every bloody campus full of morons that spout Nietzsche and Darwin?

First, I would say that anyone that trumpets these two men probably have not read their work nor have any deeper understanding of what they really said.  People who like Nietzsche like him due to him saying “God is dead.”  What they don’t realize is that he also said that, if he was right, the world would plunge into an utter bloodbath.  They probably also didn’t know that he went insane early in his life and ended his life as a madman, scream Bible verses and having religious visions.  They probably also don’t know that Darwin’s theories were merely to prove the superiority of the white race, which is why he was so popular at the time he was writing.

Second, the concept of the Superman and of evolution is both at odds and at mesh with Socialism.  You see, the leaders under socialism use both Nietzsche and Darwin to do what Marx said “My goal is to kill God.”  The reason that they must kill God is that God is the ultimate authority, and under socialism/communism, the State has to be the ultimate authority.  It is interesting because the concept of a superman would put him above all others.  Darwin would claim that only the strong will survive.  Both of these completely counters the philosophy of “we are all equal” of communism and socialism.  However, as the elite in the Party will tell ya “Some are more equal than others.”  (George Orwell, Animal Farm).

Just like everything else under Socialism/Communism, everything is a lie used draw people in.   It is the perversion of all thought.  They will pervert religion to trick you into accepting socialism.  ”The Bible says to share with the less fortunate, so lets tax the rich and give to the poor!”  Of course, Marx did not believe in God and wanted to kill God, but they will use your religion against you.  They’ll tell the young that they are stronger and better and that they can build a better future.  Of course, their future is to kill the spikes.  To snuff out the light of this world.  They don’t intend to.  The rank and file Party Member believe that offering everyone the same opportunities and sharing the fruit of labor equally will let everyone be spikes.  However, without being able to enjoy the fruit of their labor, no one really tries.  Oh, there will always be a few that must succeed just because they must, but most people are self-interested.  Socialism attempts to water down Communism to a sustainable level whereby the masses become a political power source for their elections, but they can still suck the life from the spikes.  Unfortunately, this is just a spiral.  It takes decades to play out, but more and more people will decide not to try and become wards of the state.  They will demand that their elected officials give them more and more free stuff until the country winds up like Greece or Spain or Portugal or Cyprus or Italy.

Long Live the Constitution!

Soon I Will Be Invincible – Austin Grossman

Posted by Troy on 27th May 2011 in Entertainment

This was a very interesting look at the superhero genre from a different point of view.  It applies a scientific approach to it.  Also, the characters are wonderfully, horribly flawed.  There’s no real redeeming value to this book other than for entertainment, but as entertainment goes, it’s very good.  If you have any inclination to superhero movies, etc, give it a try.  It’s a fun read.

Superman recounces his citizenship update

Posted by Troy on 4th May 2011 in Current Events, Entertainment

Now DC is trying to backtrack and not have Superman renounce his citizenship.  The only problem with that is that you can’t put the genie back in the bottle.  Even saying he was going to do it has hurt the brand deeply.  People will assume, correctly, that this is still the view of DC Comics’ administration.  As comicbook artist, Dave Dorman, said:

“I find it very hard to believe that DC Comics has chosen to take Superman–the first and greatest of America’s super heroes and a cultural icon for many generations–and molded him into a piece of political propaganda for this current climate of socialism and world unity. For generations, Superman has stood as a role model for both children and adults, giving them pride in America with his values of ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way.’ Unfortunately, DC Comics has chosen to corrupt that role model, bending it to America‘s current path of failure with ’Mistruth, Social Justice and a One World Order.‘ In this day when Barack Obama calls the United States ’unexceptional,‘ it saddens me that DC Comics and their Superman creative team couldn’t have restored this true American role model and given kids in America the faith that our great country truly is still exceptional. With one comic, they’ve castrated Superman and hastily thrown away more than 80 years of his patriotic legacy.”

I am glad that the company has listened to their readership at large.  However, I can only hope that they will be able to repair the damage they did to themselves and this iconic character.

Superman renounces his citizenship

Posted by Troy on 28th April 2011 in Current Events, Entertainment

DC comics has decided to have Superman renounce his US citizenship stating “Truth Justice and the American Way It’s not enough anymore.” 

Who buys comics?  Mostly Americans I reckon…

How dare they?  Do you know how many people are trying to get citizenship?  How many are going through pure hell in paperwork and legal costs to do this?  The statements are clear that DC (and I must assume that these views are shared by Warner Brothers as well since they own DC Comics) is a fan of the “world view”/world government.

Bleep Superman.  I urge a boycott of Warner Brothers, all DC franchises, and particularly Superman.  They intended this to be a political statement, but it is really a slap in the face of the American identity.  Show me any one country that has done more for the world than America.  We have fought for more people and sacrificed more treasure than any other country in history. 

Superman’s real kryptonite is lack of comic sales.  Hit them where it hurts, and I bet they’ll be doing a special issue where he retakes the citizenship oaths.