Monday, November 20, 2006

Little blue guys win Iraq war.

The Green Lantern theory of geopolitics. GL (Hal Jordan is still my fave) was all about fearlessness and willpower used to overcome any obstacle. Hal's power ring could only do cool stuff because he was a cool guy with the right attitude (and a kickin' girlfriend whose daddy made jet planes).

Suffice it to say that I think all this makes an okay premise for a comic book. But a lot of people seem to think that American military might is like one of these power rings. They seem to think that, roughly speaking, we can accomplish absolutely anything in the world through the application of sufficient military force. The only thing limiting us is a lack of willpower.
I hope this Blackest Night will be ending soon.

1 comment:

DavĂ­d said...

In related comic book superhero/real world connection news, I stumbled on this hilarious page detailing the political leanings of most of the major superheroes.