Thanks to the history channel, I learned about Stetson Kennedy take down of the KKK. His story inspired me into wanting Superman back in 2015. A simple man to infiltrate the KOCH, AIPAC, ALEC, etc operations with a simple clear objective of fighting crime through truth, justice, and the American way.
"In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing, so Kennedy went undercover to infiltrate the group. By regularly attending meetings, he became privy to the organization's secrets. But when he took the information to local authorities, they had little interest in using it. The Klan had become so powerful and intimidating that police were hesitant to build a case against them."
Doesn’t that sound like our dilemma today? The Citizen United enterprise have infiltrated and corrupted our politics. Our elected officials have forgotten who pays their salaries. Well let me rephrase that. The elected officials are double dippers and they have chosen to work for the employer paying the most.
Stetson Kennedy, a young writer and activist exposed the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan using the Superman hero for inspiration. Struggling to make use of his findings, Kennedy approached the writers of the Superman radio serial. It was perfect timing. With the war over and the Nazis no longer a threat, the producers were looking for a new villain for Superman to fight. The KKK was a great fit for the role.
In a 16-episode series titled "Clan of the Fiery Cross," the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods.
As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK's most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.
As sophisticated as we are today, why can’t we bring back Superman and let him show up as the lobbyist meeting with our elected officials and scuff some of those ALEC written legislation that continue stifling the middle class? Wouldn’t it be nice to see Superman turn around a private jet filled with lobbyist and congressmen? Or, how about an unannounced visit to the Heritage Foundation and force them to withdraw one of their so called “big ideas.” Best, and not least, how about Superman make Grover Norquist take all of those pledges and burn them and give the American people an apology?
Will Superman save us today? Can we get this idea on Blogtalk, Youtube, Instagram, or some other social media network that can deliver the same results as it did in 1948? Maybe this idea will fall into some creative genius’s hands and he’ll adopt it as a project to take to the next Superhero sequel.