Mechanical by Bruno Flexer

Mechanical by Bruno Flexer
Mechanical by Bruno Flexer

Thursday, January 30, 2014

That evil alien monster - Superman!

Well, not what you were expecting, isn't it? But let's look at things the way they really are. Let's take a hard long look at that Kryptonian living inside the pages of DC Comics, Superman.

We all know that he is an alien, don't we? Came to us 33 years ago from the planet Krypton according to the Man Of Steel movie , he has lived in our midst for all his life. But still, he is an alien and not a human being.
Keep this in mind.

Now, is he really evil? Let's come back to this in a moment.

Is he a monster?
"A monster is any creature, usually found in legends or horror fiction, that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by its appearance and/or its actions. The word "monster" derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order." From Wikipedia.

Okay. So Superman is really a monster. Although not hideous, he MAY produce fear AND physical harm by his actions. He really is an aberrant biological occurrence considering his alien origin. And nothing of Earth's natural order applies to him.

Lets consider the most important thing. Is he evil?
On the surface, no. He rescues kittens stuck on trees, fights off super villains and is referred to as the "big blue boy scout."

But consider this. According to the Superman myth, he started discovering his powers in his teens and as a young adult he as come into his full strength. Even since then he has fought the good fight. Now, think about this. If you would have received invulnerability, super strength, x ray vision, heat vision, flight and god only knows how many other less famous powers (super hearing, super speed and the list goes on and on ...) what would you have done?

Peeked into the ladies bathrooms? Threatened a girl who refused to go out with him? Intimidated an evil high school teacher who gave you a low mark? Paid back that obnoxious bank teller who always puts you down? Earned a LITTLE money by using your super strength and flight to haul precious cargo from one end of the country to the other faster than a speeding bullet? Became a TV star? Earned some money by being a celeb bodyguard? Used your heat vision to burn a picture of yourself on the surface of the moon? Take over the world? At least one country? A middle sized town?

Would you have done at least ONE of the above? Probably more. Anyone would. I know I would.

The point is, as far as I know he did none of this. Nothing. Nada.

Are you scared yet? You should be. Superman's not human. You cannot understand how he thinks. You cannot understand why he does the things you do.

Which means you cannot predict what he'll do in the future.

Evil Superman

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