The Man of Steel disses the USofA. It’s only a matter of time before MAGA Nation gins up a boycott campaign of DC Comics for its decision to trash Superman’s somewhat jingoistic motto of fighting for “truth, justice and the American way.”
Superman is now an advocate for “truth, justice and a better tomorrow.” He's now a social justice warrior.
DC Comics unveiled the new slogan at DC FanDome on Oct. 16. The new mantra “better reflects the global storytelling lines that we are telling," said DC chief creative officer and publisher Jim Lee.
Clark Kent is now officially a globalist, which is kryptonite to the Trumpist America First crowd.
Some members of the MAGA cult are still struggling with the Oct. 12 news that Jon Kent, the son of Clark and Lois Lane, will come out as bisexual in the new “Superman: Son of Kal-El” series.
He will fall for a male reporter “after he mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can,” teased DC Comics, which promises particulars of the plotline will be revealed next month.
The Superman franchise has come a long way since “The Lost Son of Krypton” landed on Earth in 1938.
Talk about bad timing… As the New York Times debates whether America is locked into a Cold War with China or a generational struggle between “autocracy and democracy,” as president Joe Biden put it, Volvo Cars hopes to raise about $4B via a public offering next week.
China carmaker Zhejiang Geely controls 98 percent of the Swedish company and will own 97 percent of the voting rights after the IPO. Ford Motor unloaded Volvo to Geely for $1.8B in 2010.
Geely squashed a planned IPO in 2018 because of the trade war between the US and China.
Tensions have greatly escalated during the past three years due to China’s detainment of Uighur-Muslims in Xinjiang, crackdown on freedom of expression in Hong Kong and decision to send scores of warplanes into Taiwan’s airspace.
China also caught the US intelligence community flat-footed on Oct. 16 when the Financial Times reported the country tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. "We have no idea how they did this," an intelligence source told the FT.
The Central Intelligence Agency director William Burns announced plans earlier this month to establish a China mission center.
He may want to look under the hoods of those Volvo Cars.
The U.S. is so polarized we can’t even agree on the weather. Two-thirds of Americans told Pew Research that they perceive a rise in extreme weather conditions.
More than half of Democrats (51 percent) said their region of America suffered extreme weather in the past year, while only 39 percent of Republicans felt the same way.
Eighty-five percent of Democrats and Dem-leaning independents say extreme weather across the country is happening more than in the past.
Only 44 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents say the same. More than half (52 percent) of Republicans say there’s been no change in extreme weather events over the past years.
C'mon, anybody in their right mind knows there's been a dramatic upswing in the instances of flooding, wildfires and extreme heat during the past decade.
As Biden prepares for the UN conference on climate change slated for Glasgow from Halloween to Nov. 12, folks back home can’t even agree on the weather conditions in their own neighborhood.
Good luck, Joe.