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“In Mutants and Mystics, Kripal offers a brilliantly insightful account of how comic book heroes have helped their creators and fans alike explore and express a wealth of paranormal experiences ignored by mainstream science. Delving deeply into the work of major figures in the field—from Jack Kirby’s cosmic superhero sagas and Philip K. Dick’s futuristic head-trips to Alan Moore’s sex magic and Whitley Strieber’s communion with visitors—Kripal shows how creators turned to science fiction to convey the reality of the inexplicable and the paranormal they experienced in their lives. Expanded consciousness found its language in the metaphors of sci-fi—incredible powers, unprecedented mutations, time-loops and vast intergalactic intelligences—and the deeper influences of mythology and religion that these in turn drew from; the wildly creative work that followed caught the imaginations of millions. Moving deftly from Cold War science and Fredric Wertham’s anticomics crusade to gnostic revelation and alien abduction, Kripal spins out a hidden history of American culture, rich with mythical themes and shot through with an awareness that there are other realities far beyond our everyday understanding.”
Originally posted by meaguire
Batman only seeks to help the 1% , police and orphan children,
he initially keeps his no guns policy but catwomen soon changes his mind and heads are shot.
She is a fellon with a long list of murder and theft charges but comforts her in saying that he doesnt believe that is really her and she wouldn’t need to do that if she could start again rich, which she does as Batmans wife.
Without the 1% and police in absolute control the 99% of society will instantly degrade into total anarchy and violence. This is emphasised by only one busload of orphan children and their catholic carers trying to flee the city with Robin. No others have attempted or are trying to cross the only bridge out of Gotham.
The 99% enjoy, rioting and the lust of kangaroo courts handing down death to the 1% , in preferance over fleeing an imminent attomic bomb.
The 1% are our intelectual and moral superiors.
It is their money which gives value to the money in your mattress.
The 99% are only a whisp away from total anarchy.
The only bad rich, the ones that would turn a new energy into a weapon, are not really rich at all, they are the “new rich" previously one of the 99%.