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.