Monday, September 27, 2010

Then and Now

The world has changed, there's no doubt about that. War has changed, our reality has changed, even our dreams have changed. As time passes it is inevitable that all things will change, for better or worse, and it is our actions (or inaction) that facilitates these changes. To me, it seems as if with every generation we lose more and more of the values that our elders held dear in order to become more tolerant and accepting towards everyone.

As a society, we seem to place more emphasis and interest in the dark rather than the light. No more are comics about saving the day and changing lives for the better, but dealing with the devil both within and without. Now, sometimes this can be used to great effect, but more often than not it ends up like this. Perhaps it is the way I personally see the world, but I just find it hard to believe that this is more questionable and wrong in this day and age than this.

One of the killers of modern heroism is the movement for more politically correct speech, stories and actions that's it's gotten ridiculous. We try so hard to pad and cushion and censor our world so that no one will get hurt, physically or emotionally, that it is killing the world beneath it as a tarp kills the grass under it after several days. We have the obsessive need to tag everything and go to extreme lengths to be as correct as possible... for nothing. People are going to whine and complain no matter what you do, so why bend over backwards to meet their demands? Personally, I think it's high time we all got a large dose of common sense.

In the end, I think I identify most with Captain America's assessment of the change in times.

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