Sunday, March 5, 2023

More Shade for Superheroes

Superheroes are very impressive.

Prevention is very important. Vastly more important than anything a superhero does. Equally, unimpressive.

Who is impressed by appearances and not importance? Children. Babies. 

If you do prevention correctly, it looks like nothing happens at all. Not exciting. It would be highly challenging to even write a story about a super-preventer. Naively, it goes like this: Prologue: "Every preventable disaster had already been prevented, by the one, the only..." Chapter 1: "The End." Job's done, everyone can go home now.


Superheroes divert time, attention, and other resources toward rescues, which aren't important, at the expense of prevention, which is. Not coincidentally, this gives the super"hero" more work to do. 

As you should expect from a concept which is inherently irresponsible. If the super"hero" fails to rescue you, "Oh well! At least I tried!" They don't care about you. If something bad happens to you, they don't pay for it. They're not remotely trustworthy.

Ultimately, you end up with crime-sodden Gotham. Great work, Batman. Really secured your own pension there. Nice job. 

Super"heroes," like police, raise crime. They don't lower it. When they're not themselves the prime cause...

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