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Leagues of Justice - J

A few posts ago, I had made the comment that the CCA was once a valid authority but not a just one. Now, it may seem as though if you understand the individual words, you understand what that means. Hopefully, you're right. This concerns the idea that leaders have come to their position of leading in a right sort of way, however they aren't good at it (it can mean other things, too, but for today, this is all we need it to mean). In fact, their decisions tend to run counter to the idea of righteousness as it is laid out before them, or at least to the duties they have been assigned. The CCA got the job the right way, but they didn't have a good idea what to do with their power. Confused? Luckily, comics are rife with examples of just that situation. The Justice League. Shoot, they have "Justice" right there in the title. But I guess The Justice Lords did, too, however you count the animated cannon. How do we differentiate a group who uses justice as a guide instead of an ...

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      Crisis in Two Eras: Solid Gold – J

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      The Hippolytic Oath

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      Crisis in Two Eras: Reverse Punch -J

    • *deep, labored breath* Give me *panting* a second. Whew! I gotta sit down. Forgive me. That pun took a lot out of me. I don't think I'll be able to explain it until I've had a chance to recover. Maybe I'll get around to it before the post ...

      By the Boring Boasts of Brogue Art

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      Quick Shot: Social Justice Celebrity vs. Supergirl

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Of Kingpins and Robber Barons

Brought up as I was in a politically astute family, I can't help but pick up on political themes and subtext when engaged in life's diversions. Even when, as an adolescent, I believed the search for symbolism in literature to be tiresome and forced, I always noticed even the most understated commentary on government and its place in society. Now that I've grown into my skepticism and recognized that even the most mindless or juvenile creative work can't help but reflect the artist's ...
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