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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Seeing The Light

Warning, spoilers for season one of "Young Justice."



The more I think about it, the more I realize Vandal Savage is right, and the goals of The Light are noble, in a tough love kind of way. If you don't believe me, watch this...

http://www.cracked.com/video_18398_why-star-trek-universe-secretly-horrifying.html

Keep in mind, this is what Vandal Savage is trying to avoid. And this is why Superman is the greatest threat humanity has ever known and needs to have his head cut off with a Kryptonite blade and thrown into the nearest red sun.

13 comments:

  1. Does that make "poor, disgraced Ocean Master" a tragically fallen hero? ;)

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    1. Or probably someone who was looking out only for his own ass, rather than all of humanity like the rest of the Light.

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  2. The thing about the Light's plan is that it's Social Darwinism, and Social Darwinism leads to lots of people dying, which is generally considered to be bad. Not even Darwin liked the idea of Social Darwinism. And really, are actions like killing Beast Boy's mom anything resembling a noble act?

    And go read The Boys, Irredeemable, or something if you want to filter that anti-Superman fetish of yours.

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    1. Okay... how about this?

      Picture "Jersey Shore." Picture "The Kardashians." Picture a lot of things in that ilk. Picture the masses of stupid people who make these things successful pop culture juggernauts...

      ... wouldn't humanity be better off with all of these people dead?

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    2. Yeah, I always thought big titted, amazon women was my fetish.

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    3. That "wouldn't we be better of with all those stupid people dead who like stupid things being dead?" comment reeks of elitism of the worse kind.

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    4. Have you seen "Jersey Shore," dude?

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  3. Still no triple Korra review, I see...

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  4. Except that Vandal isn't proposing killing people because they're "stupid" or because they enjoy insipid crap like "Jersey Shore."

    He's forcibly removing the safety net that protects millions of individuals from natural disasters and horrifically violent crimes, amplified by the proliferation of incredible powers and technology in the hands of vast criminal empires.

    The people hurt by such events aren't singled out for their intelligence; more commonly, if the numbers skew any particular way at all, the ones suffering the most in a world of supercrime are the poor and disadvantaged.

    One doesn't need to be intelligent to be "fit" in the eyes of Social Darwinism. A rich person in a good neighborhood who watches "Jersey Shore" is a lot less likely to die in Vandal's vision of the world than an impoverished person who reads Shakespeare.

    Vandal Savage is a monster with a point, which is the worst kind. But he's a monster nonetheless, and the world he represents is far, far worse than the one Kal-El does.

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  5. @Bloody Marquis and Masterdramon:


    You do know GregX wrote that all as satire, right?

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  6. In retrospect The Justice League has only been around for less than a decade according to Earth 16 continuity (correct me if I'm wrong) before The Light formed.
    I think Vandal Savage sees the League more as a problem if they are allowed to exist in the future from their pov. IMO if the Justice League actually DID exist in real life; I would think THEY would be the least of society's problems in mankind evolving. Of course if they did exist, hindsight is 20/20 and all.

    Think about it, how cool would it be seeing something like The Light loosen the strangle hold the oil industries have on nearly all things automobiles? Or if they manipulated things in America to the point where politics weren't based around a two party system of Republicans and Democrats? ;)

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  7. @Peanut So simply calling an article a satire automatically renders any reaction towards it as worthless? Well then, what stops me from saying my own post is satire?

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