Superman to renounce U.S. citizenship before the U.N.?

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Since the 1930’s, DC comics were oozing with American patriotism in the Cold War era, where it was vital to rally young minds to the American cause. Well, the times have changed and the elite’s agenda too. Today, it is about the elimination of national boundaries and a world government. It is about a New World Order.

Despite being an alien, Superman has long been seen as a symbol of “truth, justice, and the American way”. But in the latest issue of Action Comics which hit newsstands on April 27, 2011, said he intends to renounce his U.S. citizenship in a speech before the United Nations. The symbolic implications of this gesture truly define at the direction where the “Agenda” is heading.

Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship in ‘Action Comics’ #900

After recently undertaking a journey to walk — not fly — across the United States in the “Grounded” storyline and reconnect with the country and everyday Americans, Superman appears to be taking another step that could have major implications for his national identity: in Action Comics #900…

…Superman announces that he is going to give up his U.S. citizenship. Despite very literally being an alien immigrant, Superman has long been seen as a patriotic symbol of “truth, justice, and the American way,” from his embrace of traditional American ideals to the iconic red and blue of his costume. What it means to stand for the “American way” is an increasingly complicated thing, however, both in the real world and in superhero comics, whose storylines have increasingly seemed to mirror current events and deal with moral and political complexities rather than simple black and white morality.

The key scene takes place in “The Incident,” a short story in Action Comics #900 written by David S. Goyer with art by Miguel Sepulveda. In it, Superman consults with the President’s national security advisor, who is incensed that Superman appeared in Tehran to non-violently support the protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime, no doubt an analogue for the recent real-life protests in the Middle East. However, since Superman is viewed as an American icon in the DC Universe as well as our own, the Iranian government has construed his actions as the will of the American President, and indeed, an act of war.

Superman replies that it was foolish to think that his actions would not reflect politically on the American government, and that he therefore plans to renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day — and to continue working as a superhero from a more global than national perspective. From a “realistic” standpoint it makes sense; it would indeed be impossible for a nigh-omnipotent being ideologically aligned with America to intercede against injustice beyond American borders without creating enormous political fallout for the U.S. government. While this wouldn’t be this first time a profoundly American comic book icon disassociated himself from his national identity — remember when Captain America became Nomad? — this could be a very significant turning point for Superman if its implications carry over into other storylines. Indeed, simply saying that “truth, justice and the American way [is]not enough anymore” is a pretty startling statement from the one man who has always represented those values the most. It doesn’t seem that he’s abandoning those values, however, only trying to implement them on a larger scale and divorce himself from the political complexities of nationalism. Superman also says that he believes he has been thinking “too small,” that the world is “too connected” for him to limit himself with a purely national identity. As an alien born on another planet, after all, he “can’t help but see the bigger picture.” Do you think the shift to a more global role makes sense for Superman? If he really is going to renounce his U.S. citizenship in order to function as a more international figure, how do you think it will affect the character?

 

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maverick
4 years 7 months ago

Don't be so quick to rule out a more unified world. Like a lot of you I've heard of the New World Order and read many, many articles, books and watched documentaries on the whole thing. I think a more unified world is good, but can people everywhere really celebrate, or at least tolerate, people's differing beliefs, religions, politics and ways of living? A lot of people can't even get along in their own countries, families or social groups. A unified world would be good but not one ruled by the few sitting above in a dictatorial One World Government.… Read more »

Gee
4 years 8 months ago

The fact that They know that people are getting very suspicious. They can and would do anything, in every way that they can to control the people. Things arent always what they seem. Be careful.

Natacha
4 years 8 months ago

Did anyone see the series finally to smallville? it was filled with pyramids… when lois lane was on plane at the end and was talking the to some from the white house the lighting flashed behind him and a pyramid with an eye flash on the wall

charisse
4 years 9 months ago

i've just noticed, that superman only did help those people in america. weird. besides all the propaganda, superman deciding to help all people really is a good thing, in my eyes. lol

Superman is the man
4 years 9 months ago

Superman is the main man, the man, he is sexy, hot and the world´s finest I will always follo him, no matters if he help to the NWO or the satanic illiminati

rainy
4 years 9 months ago

DEPORT HIS ASS!!!

4 years 9 months ago

Pffffft! I don't know why people are so freaked out. I mean Superman is the ultimate illegal alien. Hardly surprising at all.

Now if Captain America renounces his US citizenship before the U.N. Or G.I Joe says he's quitting the army and going to Saudi Arabia "to find himself" I would start to get concerned.

KT
4 years 9 months ago

This runs counter to Superman's character. You must remember that although he is an alien, as an infant he was raised in America by Americans. By the way, he loves those American's very much. And it was those Americans that had a lot to do with the shaping and forming of his character.

Wow.
4 years 9 months ago

Actually, he's doing it because *SPOILER ALERT* he winds up partaking in a protest in the Middle East and because he's there, there's backlash against America, saying that America is moving against that country (I think it's Pakistan, funnily enough, though I could be wrong). Because of that, Superman gets fed up and renounces his citizenship.

True story.

darjq
4 years 9 months ago

The time is very appropriate for them to a announce the killing of Bin Laden. The illuminati wants to keep Obama in power and to boost his image they had to give him something 'HUGH'. What could be bigger that this. It will be played on all the major media channels and run for days to come so that it gets cemented in the minds of the gullible american people.

How stupid do they think we are…talking about them burying the body in the sea……really!!!!!

Faithful
4 years 9 months ago

O/T

I am the only one BEYOND disturbed by the "killing" of bin Laden?? This stinks to high heaven to me..

Faithful
4 years 9 months ago

It just feels like a set-up for something huge..even WW3 perhaps :/

sal_frm_htown
4 years 9 months ago

Batman would never do such a thing…

Super R.I.C.O.
4 years 9 months ago

1) If superman were real he would have done this ages ago. Why would you think that has a superhero in this modern age, would Superman want to be viewed as a puppet for the US Government. People around the world would not welcome his help and would be concerned that he would not have their best interest at heart. 3) I love the VC site it's very informative, but I can't say the same for most of his fans/supporters. A lot of you seem to quick to jump the gun with everything some how being an Illuminati conspiracy. It… Read more »

Super R.I.C.O.
4 years 9 months ago

3) should be labeled 2) I took out my of my points to merge it with another.

zuul
4 years 9 months ago

@ Super R.I.C.O. I think if you read my comment on line 14- You'll see what this Superman conspiracy is really about- From my point of view, I am the only one who gets it :-) Anyway, I totally get what your saying with "reading too much into things" that may or not be there. It's a form of intellectual tunnel vision- that everyone has at one time or another. But I like reading most of the posts, you get to see what other people are thinking and it sparks a discussion. In my humble opinion, I still think this… Read more »

Yomael
4 years 9 months ago

I see your point! Superman escapes US felony charges on tax evasion by surrendering citizenship while promoting an international agenda much like the public relations of international corporations who have successfully gotten away with the crime of tax evasion. Which brings to mind – Wesley Snipes who starred in the Blade films is currently doing three years on a misdemeanor of willful failure to file income taxes. Snipe's, who didn't file on time although he paid his taxes late, is the first US citizen to be sentenced to three years on this type of misdemeanor offense. Ironic, last year in… Read more »

Yomael
4 years 9 months ago

Thanks Zuul for opening my eyes – I’m going to research international tax codes and tax shelters because Superman’s announcement heralds the coming demise of the world’s nation-states which will revolutionize existing tax codes. Naw, I’m just reading too much into things, but then just maybe, stranger things have been known to happen, “and known dare call it a conspiracy”.

zuul
4 years 9 months ago
zuul
4 years 9 months ago

I forgot to mention- this Superman Comic series is going to tie into the next "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" movie 2nd part of the trilogy to be released 2012. The 3rd part of the trilogy John depp has the difficult role of playing Capt. Jack Sparrow, Edward scissorhands, and Raoul Duke all in the same movie, it gets interesting how Superman gets involved with all of these characters!!! True Masterpeice Theatre

Comic reader here.
4 years 9 months ago

1. Where the hell are you guys getting a new world order/illuminati/yada yada with comic books? 2. He is a worldwide superhero, or tries to be. He doesn't support what America has been doing lately. He's not swearing his allegiance to one country/organization, nor is he swearing allegiance with any other "world order". He is on his own, protecting good wherever he can, if he can. 3. HELLO? HE'S A GODDAMN ALIEN. Clark Kent is his fake American identity, but he is a Kryptonian from OUTER SPACE. 4. Seed in society? No, he escaped an exploding planet -_- 5. Obama… Read more »

superninja
4 years 9 months ago

This will probably not last, by the way. This storyline (like most of the storylines in comics these days) is a shock-value tactic meant to create a short amount of interest to boost sales. Wonder Woman is already this kind of globalist superhero, and everyone moans about how boring she is every five minutes. Because it makes her bland. Superman's character is fixed in his Americana roots, his whole personality revolves around nostalgia for this. The character will continue to be unsuccessful the more they continue to contrive and avoid it. They are avoiding the very reason people are attached… Read more »

4 years 9 months ago

But will Superman support the NWO (UN, NATO, EU) in bombing innocent children in Libya?

http://lvb-research.blogspot.com/2011/04/nato-pre

He lies beneath
4 years 9 months ago

Maybe Superman going Global is actually promoting "globalism"

S
4 years 9 months ago

Superman was created by a Canadian. Wouldn't that make him Canadian??

Food for thought.

Vindicated
4 years 9 months ago

I am the artist for a sci-fi psychedelic comic book that is being, and it's kind of a mind frak type comic, but in it, the villains that writer has, and the way the comic is set up, kind of reflects the Illuminati and their new world order. They protagonist is trying desperately to stop them, and make the world whole again. And as the artist, I feel like this should be made known. It isn't fair what they are doing (maybe we are wrong, but I doubt it), and they should be stopped. It is an independent comic (most… Read more »

Whodat
4 years 9 months ago

This Superman comic dropped the same day Obama dropped his fake 3rd grade made Birth Certificate. The funniest part of it all is that on several occasions, over the last few years, Obama has been referred to as Superman. Not being a U.S. Citizen is just one more thing Superman and Obama have in common. Yay America.

clarity
4 years 9 months ago

It's all in the bloodlines.

Amazed
4 years 9 months ago

Superman's story has many similarities to Jesus. Both "came" to earth, were raised by earthly parents and had superhuman abilities. Superman even died and was resurrected. He is portraid as the saviour of this world (messiah). These elements are blatant in the TV Series Smallville as well. With where the storyline is going I suspect that Clark must embrace his darkside and control it in order to fully fulfill his destiny. There are constant referrences to dualities; good vs. evil, light vs. darkness. Not to mention that he gets his powers from the sun! Superman is in essence the new… Read more »

Super R.I.C.O.
4 years 9 months ago

Superman's creators were both Jewish so any similarities to Jesus Christ were never intended to be part of the characters mythos by his creators. Other writers and artist added those JC layers in much later. Superman's origin is more of a rip on the Moses's story not Lucifer's. Please do some research before you post nonsense. Also in regards to Superman getting his powers from the sun, please remember that Superman is a science fiction character not a religious one straight out of any holy book. So the sun gives Superman a pseudo-scientific reason behind his power. Even has human… Read more »

Everyman
4 years 9 months ago

I think it makes perfect sense, everyone deserves justice and justice isn't always the american way. Superman represents the fairness and you can't really be fair if you're the poster boy for one government, he needed to do it a long time ago the way i see it. I 100% support the move!

Anonymouss
4 years 9 months ago

This is somewhat surprising given Superman's patriotic 'boy-scout' image. I didn't expect such a blunt shift from one image to an (opposite) other. Yet, I remember a few hints at such a future. Please recall (the Batman 3 part ensemble where Bruce Wayne speaks for Gotham's power to survive and rebuild after the earthquake that destroyed it and defends its cause in a beautifull speech in front of the US government) – it a great story which is patriotic without being cheesy and cliche, but genuine and strong (plus you get a hint of how people who opose the system… Read more »

superninja
4 years 9 months ago

I like how Justice League writers were honest in depicting that even people with the best intentions cannot avoid the corruption that comes with power. That is human nature. It's why we need God and his son Jesus Christ.

Costanza
4 years 9 months ago

I wonder how Jerry Seinfeld would handle this news? Every single show had a superman references in it somewhere in the background and or in the dialogue of the show. I wonder if superman is supposed to be a significant cue of some kind?

Yomael
4 years 9 months ago

Superman is an alien seed idea planted in the mind of the human masses, a concept beautifully depicted in the film "Inception" with Leonardo Dicaprio. "The techniques of the Christian priesthood are the same mind control techniques used by the Illuminati. The invading seed thought becomes the possession of the possessed and destroys the originating thoughts of the individual to leave a mind controlled reactionary. The creation of the devil/Satan was a work requiring propaganda on a massive scale and the Bible with its New Testament would be the perfect vehicle to achieve this purpose. In creating the devil/Satan the… Read more »

Fleurdamour
4 years 9 months ago

When I think "Illuminati," this is the vision I get – the aliens from The Simpsons.

http://www.google.com/search?q=simpsons+aliens&am

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