Truth? Justice? The American Way?

Vintage Poster Superman Diversity

Are truth and justice still part of the  American Way?

In Donald Trump’s America, these bedrocks of our democracy feel like they are eroding all too quickly

While our serial liar, bully-in-chief  has separated and contained children from their migrant families seeking asylum, banned Muslims from entering our country, zealously  promotes  fear against the browning of America, a real man of steel reminds us what it means to be an American.

Superman, champion of the oppressed, the defender of truth, justice, and the American way, is shown in this 1950 poster speaking to school children about the importance of respecting diversity.

Donald Trump may think he’s omnipotent, but he’s clearly no Superman.

“If YOU hear anybody talk against a schoolmate or anyone because of his religion race and national origin- don’t wait  tell: him that kind of talk is Un American”

vintage school textbookj cover Superman

A cover for school textbooks in 1949 was distributed by the Institute for American Democracy to schools.

This rare vintage poster, digitally restored by DC Comics in 2017, made its original appearance  in 1949 as a brown paper school book cover, the kind that every school child once  used to protect their precious textbooks .

It’s clear that Little Donnie Trump missed Superman’s message entirely. In fact it would seem young Donald was more likely enamored of Lex Luthor the evil wealthy power mad business magnate intent on ridding the world of that alien Superman.

Another unwanted immigrant.

 

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3 comments

  1. Reblogged this on eugenevdebs3 and commented:
    Interesting questions posed concerning the fate of core values in this country as they are being radically altered by President Trump. Originally posted by Sally Edelstein in Envisioning the American Dream.

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  2. While some historians (Meacham and Beschloss) suggest America’s basic values and institutions can survive the Trump administration and its abuses, I confess to wondering. I have fears. I live in a part of the US that extremely supportive of Trump. I look at those friends I know support Trump and ask myself, “How can you be a decent person and support a New York grifter, liar, philanderer, corrupt businessman, who is ignorant of the basic laws of the land, our history?”

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  3. Pierre Lagacé

    I concur…

    “How can you be a decent person and support a New York grifter, liar, philanderer, corrupt businessman, who is ignorant of the basic laws of the land, our history?”

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