Holding Out For A Hero * Open Thread *


Somehow I don’t think the Avengers are apt to show up to get us out of the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.


We may just have to do that by ourselves. How? I don’t know. Many bloviating pols claim they do.  They have the talking points to prove it.

We certainly shouldn’t give our vote to anyone dishonest enough to claim to be able to solve all our problems. Not even a Superhero can do that. If you’re a fan of Superheroes like I am,  you know they leave a trail of destruction behind. So do the liars that make big promises they know they can’t keep just to get our vote.

If we keep voting for our tribe just because of the magic letter “R” or “D” after their name it will take a Superhero to fix our broken country. Tribal loyalty is foolish. It obviously doesn’t work. Our house is sadly, badly divided. We need someone that will pull us together not mountebanks that further divide us as Obama has done for nearly 8 years.

It is in their nature for some to want a hero to save them. That explains the Trump worshippers who want so desperately for him to be their savior. They want it so much that they refuse to see the signs, the many signs that he is not a savior. He’s a comic not a comic book superhero.

Then there are the Cruz supporters that still think somehow he will rise again and be president. If not now then in 2020. Yet without things changing how will 2020 be any different than 2016? Will the media suddenly report honestly and fairly?

In reality I don’t  believe in Superheroes. I like them in books and movies. I just don’t think they exist in real life. I think there are very good men and women who do all they can do to make the world a better place. They do what they can but they aren’t the Superhero type that people want. Far too many people haven’t left adolescence far enough behind to stop living in fantasyland.

One of the greatest heroines in my life time was Mother Teresa. She had an impact on a small area and didn’t have any nifty super powers. Unless you consider goodness a superpower – then she had it in abundance. You don’t have to have a magic hammer or an iron suit to be her kind of hero.

Mother Teresa’s kind of a hero or heroine will not satisfy most people. They want a hero that smacks the living crap out of whoever they think is the enemy.

One thing that actually might get Trump cult members and #NeverTrump people to stop arguing and start applauding at the same time and at the same thing would be the sight of a Superhero smacking Mitch McConnell around. Hell, I’d pay to see that.

We all want heroes. I am a big fan of Marvel Comic characters and have been since I was a kid. When the Marvel Movies came out I was in hog heaven. I have every one of the movies except the Spiderman movies. Don’t care much for him. Somehow even in fantasy I can’t see a spider as a hero.

With my love for Superheroes you might think  that I would believe we need a hero to come to our rescue. I don’t. I think we need many heroes, in and out of government. Good competent people who can do the job and not just talk about it. We need whistleblowers, and hard working honest people and an incorruptible media if we are ever to get this great nation back on the right path.

No Superhero is going to fly in to save us.  Much as I love my comic book heroes I grew up a long time ago and that means I don’t expect anything from them except entertainment.

No human being is a superhero with magical powers to solve all the woes of the world. It doesn’t take a superhero or heroine to do a competent and honest job. I wonder are they as rare as they seem to be. Or once again is the media not telling us the things we need to know. There is lying by omission too and that’s just as evil.

What I want from those I vote for is honesty, transparency, competency and decency. I.Q. should really have at least triple digits which would eliminate many that sit in congress these days.

Competency should be a requirement for everyone that wishes to work in government. In every job I ever worked you either learned to do the job, and do it adequately if not well, or you got fired. Work for the government and chances are that  if you can’t or won’t do the job you’ll get promoted or re-elected. That’s just stupid.

My point in all this, and I always have one even if I take a while to get to it, is that Superheroes are fine for the movies. Fun and exciting and entertaining.

Real life heroes are all around us and need to be applauded and encouraged and recognized. We have them, the small quiet heroes that do what is right even when it is difficult and dangerous. We need to celebrate them, not some silly fool trying to convince us he’s Superman or a corrupt old bat pretending to be Wonder Woman.


15 Responses to “Holding Out For A Hero * Open Thread *”

  1. helenk3 Says:

  2. helenk3 Says:

    there are many every day heroes that never get recognized. The guy who goes to work everyday even when he feels lousy and keeps his family fed and gives them shelter. Who teaches his kids right from wrong. Who does his best every day without expected a reward. BTW this applies to both genders. I just used he because it was easier.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I agree 100% Helen. These are the kinds of “heroes” in and out of government that can be our salvation as a nation.

      The government worker that goes to work everyday and does the job as best as he/she is allowed to do is seldom/never mentioned. These people earn their pay and yet are judged all too often by the same metric as the scum that collects a paycheck while sitting and watching porn or playing video games all day.

  3. helenk3 Says:


    sportsmanship at it’s best

  4. helenk3 Says:


    good article. What would Woodhull think of Hillary?

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    My bet is that “Donzilla” will be back very soon.

  6. helenk3 Says:


    good question. where are the dems opposing hillary?

  7. helenk3 Says:

    kind of like I feel today

  8. kenoshamarge Says:

    That song is so appropriate to this post Helen! I had forgotten all about it. Shame on me with me being a Tina Turner fan and all. Although I have to admit that I LOVE the Bonnie Tyler song.

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    I listened to this in fascination because quite honestly I wasn’t sure exactly what “populism” meant. Mark Levin has a way of making it easy to understand. The HOA example made it all clear to me.

    Levin explains the crucial difference between nationalist populism and conservatism


  10. helenk3 Says:

    there was the most glorious sunset tonight. the sky was amazing. Sun rays and gray and pink clouds.
    again I wish I could paint

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I know how you feel. So often when I see something in nature so beautiful it nearly takes the breath away I wish I could paint it.

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    It seems to me there were a lot of people warning about this happening. The media was so busy kissing Obama’s … they reported very little about the things that could and probably would go wrong. That’s only one more reason why a sycophantic media is dangerous.

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