Superheroes exist. I know they exist because I have seen them. I have seen many men do extraordinary things. Superheroes do extraordinary things all the time… People want to believe in superheroes, and they (superheroes) want to exist. Superheroes are truly deserving in merit and in will. Truly, truly superheroes exist with or without powers.
Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, The Flash, Wolverine, Captain America, Punisher, Dare Devil, and more – all of them have one thing in common to serve Justice; that cool toys and / or powers. Comic book companies such as DC and Marvel want to instill hope into their readers: to teach truth, justice and the American Way! All serving the interests of the People and in common alliance with the Public good.
Growing up, an awkward child with birth defects, one couldn’t help but read the awesome adventures of Superman and Batman. They brought a sense of justice to the endless bullying that comes with being different; furthermore, they got little boys interested in being something more than they possibly could be in their imagination. Every kid grew up with a blanket on their back being a superhero, fighting injustice, and making criminals pay. Some of those kids continue on to fight injustice by learning how to fight for themselves in self-defense classes like karate, judo, tae kwon do, hapkido, and more… Learning self-defense was the first stance to stepping up and standing up for yourself. Continuing on more of these kids grew up to do something more selfless than standing up for themselves, they stood up for their beliefs, they stood up for justice, and then they stood up for the American Way.
The American Way, in the wake of everything going on in the world today: Confederate Flag debacle, Ferguson, Baltimore, racism, is all but lost. Truth is no longer being told to our children. Lies are being accepted as truths and truth’s lies. The only truth, that is still vastly outweighing the evil, is Superheroes really exist, even if it is only in Hollywood. Where people can fly and are bullet-resistant, and wear really tight clothes in bodies that are impossibly chiseled. These may not be truth, but it is something to strive for. The American Way is as our Forefathers envisioned has and is still the same: Truth and Justice.
Who are these Superheroes, and how do they exist? Look around your life: your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pintrest, or your “real” world – your feeds are full of Superheroes. Your mother’s that taught you how to be a gentleman or lady. Your father’s that taught you how to be self-reliant. And then look closer, to the counter-culture of your feeds and the news, people that barely get any recognition: the Veterans. These people are heroes. In many cases they are Superheroes. They may not have on a cape or cowl, but they do have something that not everyone has (which makes them super): love for this country. They signed up for you. They signed up to protect the men on their left and their right. They signed up for your rights, to make sure that your rights exist. These men and women that bravely fight the fight and send themselves into harm’s way to make sure that you will never lose your freedoms. This is heroism.
No capes, no cowls, no cool logos on their chest, no super-powers. Just regular men and women. Fighting for the civilian, for their brothers and sisters-in-arms, and fighting for America.