Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Neal Adams/Dick Giordano — Batman & Robin — 1970s

This soapbox philosophy has been voiced a lot recently, but it bears repeating until we get beyond preaching to the choir:

In our real world, there is no Batman patrolling the rooftops of our chaotic life. There are no superheroes ever-vigilant for uprising evil. There are no supervillains creeping out from the sewers.

In our real world, of course there ARE heroes, ever-vigilant and there ARE creeping villains. But the heroes are US, the villains are US. WE must be ever-vigilant to protect the innocent. WE must make the choice to be anything but a villain.

We cannot stop bullets and violence with our Batarangs, our invulnerable skin, our Amazon bracelets, our magic conjuring. We CAN stop bullets & violence with legislation, education and wise foresight.

We must not be complacent and let mayhem occur again and again. We must buckle down and do the right thing, now and always:

Protect the innocent!


Kid said...

Unfortunately, it's a never-ending battle, Thom. And it's still not certain who the eventual victors will be in the struggle. But it's a struggle that needs to go on, lest chaos and anarchy take over.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

The never-ending battle cry needs to be "Protect the Innocent".

Any age, any political or religious belief, any sexual orientation, any economic status — "Protect the Innocent!!!"

That's my mantra, henceforth.

M. D. Jackson said...

The battle ground in this fight is not the streets, but within our own hearts.

D'artagnan said...

does that include the unborn?

D'artagnan said...

It is sad in the U.S. 4,000 innocents a day are placed at the altar of "Choice"

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Better parental education at all levels, including religious guidelines, is essential for the innocent unborn.