“Superman is officially moving on from ‘the American Way.’
Jim Lee, chief creative officer and publisher of DC, announced on Saturday during the virtual fan event DC Fandome that the Man of Steel’s motto will be ‘evolving’ from the well-known mantra that he fights for ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way.’
Superman’s new ‘mission statement’: ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.’”
Superman was born on the planet Krypton and I always found it hard to believe that he would adopt such a provincial mindset and fight for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Superman was the original global citizen and he would never fight under the banner of “American Exceptionalism” “the American Way,” or any other such claptrap.
Superman belongs to the world and it’s a perversion of justice and truth to claim him as a uniquely American ideal.
Most movies, especially superhero movies, make more money overseas than they do in America, and it’s bad marketing to present Superman as fighting for the American Way.
It will be a better tomorrow when we stop thinking that America is better than every other country. Just remember, Trump became president and almost destroyed our democracy in our exceptional nation.