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Canada needs a hero — voting is the greatest super power

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Sunny South News

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows…,” or what federal politician will do less harm to the country, after a fall election?
If negative political ads, already running rampant, are any indication — Canadians must yell “for shame,” to those running said negative political ads.
It’s only summer but Canadians are already facing a barrage of villainous villainy on behalf of our elected or soon to be elected officials. So, as a fall federal election is looming, politicians begin to lurk in the shadows, while luring potential voters with promises of a bigger, better and brighter Canada.
You’re welcome Canada — an innovative and Spidey-senses inspiring idea is upon thee.
What Canada needs is the Super Friends to save Canadians from a rogue gallery of villainy. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and even Aqua Man could prevail in a country spiraling down the toilet.
Many federal politicians are like Lex Luthor, Joker and Riddler — leaving Canadians to scratch their heads, while trying to guess what the heck happened to the home of the maple leaf.
If The Avengers stepped up to the plate — perhaps Iron Man, Thor, Spiderman or Hulk — could whip Canada’s politicians or wannabe politicians into shape before an election. Captain American would have to sit this one out, as he’s not very Canadian, maybe Captain Canuck could fill in. Hulk could smash the national debt, poverty, homelessness and whatever else ails us.
If not the Super Friends or The Avengers perhaps Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers or My Little Ponies could fly or gallop to the rescue. Canada needs heroes in a half-shell, a robot more than meets the eye or whatever it is the My Little Ponies do.
Maybe a few federal politicians need to sit in front of a brick wall to ponder life with Linus and Charlie Brown. It could be some federal politicians just need to learn a thing or two from the Grinch, while letting their hearts grow a little bit larger.
Tina Turner exclaimed in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome — “We need a hero.” ‘Tis true in Canada and across the globe, it seems.
Many pop cultural scenarios could be considered similar to Canadian politics. Darth Vader and the Empire continuously tried to squash the Rebels consisting of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, C3PO and R2. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise defeated Khan and his wrath. Religiously, David kicked Goliath’s butt with a slingshot. Pac Man ate some colourful ghosts. Retro-gamers defeated space invaders. Minecrafters today try to stay away from Creepers.
Back in the day, there was Freddie, Jason, Leatherface, and Chucky against teenage virgins and their so-called non-virgin friends. Silly beach dwellers took on the sinister Sharknadoes. Zoolander took on Hansel in a Walk Off. Indy stood his ground at the Temple of Doom and Chris Pratt conquered the Jurassic World dinosaurs, villainous Lego bricks and was a guardian of some galaxy, maybe not that far away.
What is the premise of the aforementioned rant?
Well, to guys and gals acting like bad guys from time to time in elected office or seeking a seat at the deciding table — good guys and gals and informed voters can put bad people in their place, no matter how big or small or powerful.
The right to vote is indeed the ultimate super power. This federal election learn about the candidates and what good they can do for the country and head to the polls in October. There’s the federal Conservatives, Liberals, NDP, Green Party and the Bloc.
As Stan Lee and others have exclaimed, “With great power there must also come… great responsibility.”
Or something super like that.

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