Superman Used against Donald Trump

In this culture war, we find even Superman used as a propaganda device to demonize the enforcement of immigration law.

We shouldn’t be surprised to see Superman used to malign deplorables. After all, the simplistic good v. evil paradigm by which Liberals judge Trump is more or less at the level of a comic book with superheroes and villains. Their morality is of the quality of an after-school special.

But they can’t see how their virtue-signaling and condemnations only make Trump supporters more resolved to never listen to these people.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Superman Protects Undocumented Workers From Armed White Supremacist in Latest Comic.

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In the recent issue of Action Comics #987, “The Oz Effect,” released Wednesday, Superman arrives in the nick of time to protect a group of undocumented immigrants from a white man sporting an American flag bandanna, wielding a machine gun, who is going to shoot them for taking his job.

Superman blocks the bullets before they hit the terrified people.

[…]

Police arrive, and Superman hands over the gunman and tells officers to make sure the victims are “safe and cared for.” An officer responds, “Anything you say, Superman!”

Read the entire Hollywood Reporter story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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