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The last Superman

Article Summary   by:zivik3     Original Author: kabala to the people
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This abstract was translated from סופרמן האחרון
 
The chasing after the first comics edition of superman now issued in the u.s is more than just a chase. Since his first lift of 70 years ago, became superman to a clear symbol of the American dream, the ultimate cowboy, the guarding angel of the new age. Therefore No wonder that mega stars such Jerry Seinfeld, Nicolas Cage and even Shakil Onnil are willing to pay a fortune to win a few minutes with the blew gown knight.

However, if there any person who sees him self as superman''s successor is, with no doubt, Barak Obama. His convincing speech in the congress in February has given the final proof to that, for the speech was a classic typical superman speech, reminding us that he is coming out stronger from crises – always at his prime when all seems lost, and eventually always winning and saving the world from a total catastrophy.
The problem is that Obama is trying to be superman in a post-superman era. An era which gives no room to mythological heroes raped in heroic loneliness.
Obama can spread promises from here to the krypton planet but promises alone wont save our planet. Obama must realize, as well as all the leaders of the world that the old methods wont help the current crises – the reality has changed, the rules have changed and it’s a whole different game now.

Up until now we have lived in individual world, a world of financial shiny devious ego - full giants. But no more. The wild greed which took down bunch of real estate traders managed to get the world in a financial trouble. It seems like a giant fishing man have trapped humanity with a giant net and left it hanging in the air embarrassed and helpless. Now we realized, we all tied – from the greatest shark in wall street to the smallest fish I Istanbul quivering at the sane ball.
So now the only question asked is who will save the world from it self?

We need new super heroes, no doubt. Rules of the global life force us to find them, to reorganize the social values order and break the prosperity equation: succsses=exploiting and change it to success=caring to our society. The new superhero is the one who will act to make the social connection stronger. The new superhero will be the one who will conquer his ego and sees the men around him as hero as well. He will educate and establish new rules of coexisting to the next generations. He will teach all of us to live and prosper in changing times, and will help them see themselves as a part of larger thing – we need a superman, a universal one!

Published: January 17, 2011   
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