28 February 2010

jews are not quite superheroes

Up up and oy vey is an essay written trying to compare today’s super heroes and Jewish heroes. Weinstein “the author” argues that the super hero boom in the 30s was caused by Jewish culture. And since Hitler was persecuting the Jews the writers made super heroes with characteristics to beat real life terriost. The characters have these traits all in common integrity, justice, patriotism, teamwork, family, value, anger, responsibility, and reconciliation. These characteristics are what makes super heroes great and also they would destroy all the bad things in the world. This article compares super heroes to people like Moses, Joseph, and Elijah.

The super heroes don’t really live up to the Jewish culture like this Weinstein is saying. Maybe in world war two. But superman was made way before world war two was even thought of. So I cant see where he gets his argument for that. And also as I have learned most of the super heroes were made as spin offs of superman to try and make money just like the superman creators did. So as for that they weren’t made for Jewish culture. The only one that even comes close is captain America because he fights for Jewish rights and defeats Hitler in one of his famous comics. But the reason he’s called captain America is because he fights for America his name is not Captain Jew.

8 comments:

  1. Maxx, you're falling into the closest cliché syndrome. And why are you only summarizing the introduction?

    More importantly, however, I found your post to be somewhat offensive. You're title alone demonstrates ignorance considering what European Jews were trying to endure while North American Jews could only sit back and watch because America chose not to get involved for four years. So yes, Superman was created way before America got into World War II, but the Holocaust was already well underway. And why can't Captain America fight for America and Jews?

    In the future, try reading more closely and with an open mind.

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  2. Talk about harsh, almost to the point that it seemed to be a little racist. Next time please extend your summary of the reading, use proper grammar and like Mr. Villarreal said "try reading more closely and with an open mind".

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  3. I'm with you on this Max. This Jewish crap is just some writer trying to make an impact coming from such sensitive topic.

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  4. How 'bout "Jewish faith" or "Jewish system of beliefs" even? But "Jewish crap"?

    As I commented before to Maxx, let's try reading with an open mind and avoid any potentially offensive wording, especially since we're not finished reading about Jewish American contributions to comics, Jewish culture, or even other cultures yet.

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  5. i shouldve reread and noticed that my blog could have been offensive. im sorry for any one that was offended. i guess in simpler terms what i was trying to say is that i didint beleve that all the super heros were meant for Judaism as we discussed in class you could classify these heroes in number of cultures and people.

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  6. Damn maxx... you got drama goin off the title of your work! I understand where you were heading but the title is a bit crazy.. but i agree that superheroes werent meant has representers of judaism or any other religion.

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  7. WHY?! Why do you disagree?! The creators were Jewish! The characters represent Jewish characteristics or ideals! Isn't it more likely that was intentional than coincidental?!

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