Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship


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.”

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h/t: theMan-Bat

Unlike Edward Snowden, Superman won't have to worry about where to land. Long ago he was awarded World Citizenship by the UN. (Limited Collectors Edition #31 Superman (1974) by E. Nelson Bridwell.)

Thinking about "pulling a Snowden / Superman"? Check out Doug Casey's Primer on Internationalization before you fly.