Female Superheroes Needed
Mike Meyer ~ Honolulu ~ April 19, 2020
We have reaped the whirlwind, and those winds include disease, ignorance, stupidity, and death. The winds are still picking up and will add famine and war. It is a genuine apocalypse with evil rampant and utterly unchecked in the old countries.
Our mythological heroes have yet to appear, and it is getting late. Xi Jinping keeps auditioning for the part as head of the new lead nation but has critical problems with whose side he is on. Angela Merkle is soldiering on as the lead in the West, but she is old and has historical problems with expanding beyond Germany.
The other post-industrial states with positive leadership are holding on but don’t seem to have the strength to take on the Darkside even as incompetent as it is. We have a severe absence of power in this tale of good versus evil.
That should make it easy as the evil ones are almost wholly jokers, the aging insane, and buffoons in various proportions. That allowed them to take control as the old civilization collapsed as no one was paying attention. I mean, these guys are all clowns, right?
But each great battle for human civilization has its form of evil. That evil is based on the current social universe and is generated by what is needed but absent. In our scene, mindless ignorance, acceptable racism, and befuddlement are no longer harmless in the general population. We are being taught our errors and are failing miserably to meet that challenge.
The Americanists, for lack of a better word, are crippled as the US totters. The hollow shell of that nation’s political system is, not only, hosting the great symbol of incompetent evil, but the best the resistance could do was present Joe Biden as the candidate for the role of hero.
The thought of Joe Biden as a saving hero shows just how large the failing has become. It is not even sure that Joe understands what he is up against as he keeps needing reminders that this is not 1986. Joe, as a distant also-ran to Xi Jinping and the leaders in the EU, has only a glimmer of hope if he can find a powerful female hero. This confusion puts Joe in an odd place as his VP will need to be the lead hero as Joe shuffles off to watch Saturday Night Fever and is never heard from again.
Meanwhile, the Dark Forces of Befuddlement are racking up evil credits by forcing the deaths of millions from the SARS CoV-2 virus. Having destroyed the pandemic tracking programs in Washington DC and failed to understand anything that was happening despite massive and detailed warnings, the lead Befuddled has decided to attack social distancing and isolation to expose their shrinking followers to the virus.
The logic of this is challenging. If there is any at all, it is consistent with the forces of ignorance and stupidity. That the supporters of America’s Dark Forces of Befuddlement are not healthy, tend to be aging, and are proud of their ignorance and opposition to healthcare, makes them excellent candidates for the hospital refrigerator trucks. But Mordor was never concerned with the livelihood of its Orcs.
Stupidity tends to have only short term goals with self-destructive confusion, the only clear objective. The fact that Joe Biden is also bewildered by this suggests evil contamination putting more significant stress on a potential powerful female hero to support old Joe. The Americanists are not looking good in this great moral war of the 21st century.
The younger forces of sanity in Washington DC are desperately whispering in Joe’s ear not to grab any of the female workers and to not surrender to the effects of evil, his old friends before the election. Much like Xi Jinping, Joe has trouble remembering which side he is on.
We need someone getting an atomic spider bite, but this is not going to be anyone in the old school leadership crowd. As we have seen, they are corrupted by befuddlement and confusion about the definitions of good and evil. The new rules seem almost wholly hidden to them.
There is hope beginning to emerge from unexpected places. This kind of is a strong tradition in these new universe moral wars. Atomic spiders, after all, are unforeseen and hide in out of the way places. We need to observe for the sign of the hero who will, in this age, be a woman or at least not a cisgender male.
The nature of our new Moral Universe struggles with ignorance and fear of diversity as a deadly failing in human civilization. That needs to be cleared out and made sacred if we are to succeed in the great climate battles that our next five or six generations will be devoted to winning.
Emerging to the front ranks of hero candidates is Jacinda Ardern as the PM of New Zealand. The new Prime Minister of New Zealand is about as distant as you can get from the old failing West. It is more East than West and South than North. She is handling the pandemic well and has a firm hand on the type of society needed to face the rest of the 21st, and for that matter, the 22nd centuries.
Ardern is gaining international support from the mass of the planet’s population, and that suggests that her superhuman powers may soon appear. She has been mostly invisible to the Dark Forces of Brefuddlement, but they are not trying to find New Zealand so they can begin the usual campaign of lies and wild accusations. With the planet’s focus moving quickly away from the disaster in North America, they may find this hard to pull off. Let’s hope.
There is a bit of hope with old Joe Biden, who has been pointed at the only currently potential VP with growing powers, and that is Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan. The other lead US VP choices, all female, are good but have not been able to tap the magical superhuman powers needed to both succeed and drag Joe along as baggage. He seems to represent the opposite sidekick, and that is another part of the challenge in America.
While Whitmer is being insulted and attacked by Trumpian Orcs, this shows her emerging power. While American is past and slipping from the first rank, it is still vastly wealthy and militarily powerful as the world knows with stomach-churning fear of the Orange Befuddled One.
Just as a thought, a functioning alliance between Ardern and Whitmer to take apart the old order and build a new heroically moral planet is interesting as plot development. Of course, that would take two partnered, superhuman heroes, but that is how these things are supposed to work.