Can Spiderman save the United Nations from collapse???

@ladyluna (7004)
United States
January 3, 2008 10:31am CST
I'd thought I'd heard it all. Boy was I wrong! The United Nations has hired "Marvel Comics" to create a comic book designed to "sensitize" or garner support among our youngest global citizens. The intitial comic books will be distributed to American school-aged children, then be translated for distribution around the globe. Here's the link & title of the story: "U.N. to use Spider-Man to 'sensitize' youth Comics will make the organization 'more acceptable' to young people'" http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59494 So, what do you think? Why is the United Nations targeting kiddies? Thanks, I look forward to your replies.
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@union6 (326)
3 Jan 08
just another peice of political bs and properganda used to brainwash kids. why the hell wont people let kids think for them selvs insted of being told whos 'good' and whos 'bad'.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Hello Union6, First, I'd like to welcome you to MyLot. I hope you enjoy your time here. You have an interesting avatar. What is it, if I may ask? Your point that the UN shouldn't be propogandizing our youth is well taken!
@union6 (326)
4 Jan 08
Hi ladyluna thanks, My avatar is the logo for the KFA which stands for The Korean Friendship Association. The KFA was set up to better relations between The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and the rest of the world. Also it is there so people can get a 'neutral' viewpoint on the DPRK inseted of a 'american' one. Plus they organise trips to the DPRK which give people a chance to see the country first hand. If you have any more questions I will be happy to awnser them. All The Best
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Thanks for the follow up Union6. I always enjoy learning new things, and it's a very dynamic logo!
• United States
3 Jan 08
If the UN does this, I may create a "Waspman" or "Hornetman". These, I believe, kill spiders to leave with their eggs so that their larva might have something to eat. Surely, there is propaganda potential here to counter the do-gooder spiderman.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Interesting idea Red! Though, you might fare a little better with "Hornetman", over "Waspman". "Waspman" may be erroneously linked to bigotry. Oh, and it's not just "Spiderman". Apparently the "Fantastic Four" are also being enlisted to save the UN from its own demise. Behind the scenes will be the cartoonists themselves, who will be creating this project free of charge!
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• Italy
3 Jan 08
Sorry, you don't like UN? Why? I'm just curious ^__^
@drannhh (15234)
• United States
3 Jan 08
A long time ago, when grade schools were scambling to provide better science texts in the race to get people motivated to "beat Sputnik" Radio Shack used to publish a series of comix, I believe, and among them was one commemorating Nikola Tesla. This was before the electronics textbooks were cleansed of any hint of his existence beyond a vague connection to the Tesla Coil, which could not very well be recalled by that time. Under pressure from somewhere, they quite, but the seed was planted. This sort of thing can have a profound influence on people. I kid you not, a fellow student at my once upon a dream university actually got by with doing a doctoral dissertation on Wonder Woman which was used toward qualifying her for a PhD in English Literature. BARF ALERT.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Hello Drannhh, Geeze louise, Wonder Woman as the subject of a dissertation? Ah yes, another example from our fine institutions of higher learning! Of course, the UN folks realize how impactful such comic book reading can be. Which explains their latest efforts. Ugghhhh!!!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
3 Jan 08
For the most part, the UN is a toothless organization. The idea that a comic book character can save the world or anything in it is not very real. I think they are targeting youth because they are the most easily manipulated group. If you are going to spread propaganda, the youth of the world is the place to start. This is similar to the terrorist groups. Indoctrinate them before they have a chance to think for themselves. The problem lies in what kinds of ideas that are being impressed upon young minds. My bet is on Superman saving the world, that is unless Hillary beats him to it. She is quite comical.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Hello Sigma, What a great visual you share with us. OK, who'd look better in tights and a cape? (Chuckle, chuckle).
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Hey Luna. It sure would be nice if the UN worked for the whole world. But, I think it has failed in that mission. I am sure Hillary can borrow a pair of tights from her "super-hero" husband. I think the problem with so many organizations is that they lose their way because the "gods" at the top develope purely selfish motives. I am willing to bet that a detailed study of the "numbers" will expose the true purpose of even the most "well meaning" of organizations.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Hello Sigma, You raise such a fabulous point! The UN will not submit to an independent audit -- never have & currently continue to refuse all such requests. Even after the 10(+) billion dollar "Oil for Food Scandal". Which, independent of all other factors speaks volumes! Oh yeah, that's right; Hillary could borrow the tights & cape from Bill. However, the important question remains: who'd look better in that royal blue w/ "S" emblazoned across the front?
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@Destiny007 (5819)
• United States
3 Jan 08
The UN is targeting children because they are impressionable and easily influenced. They have yet to form any real opinions on issues such as this and are easily manipulated. For lack of a better term at the moment, they are fairly gullible, and tend to believe the things that they are told at school and by adults. Most kids love comic books and superheroes, so when a superhero starts teaching them the importance of the UN in world affairs, ten when they are adults they will be supportive of anything the UN tries to do because they were programed to at a young age by the propaganda in these comic books. They same type of thing is being attempted by certain alternative lifestyle groups in an attempt to program children into accepting lifestyles that the parents and the majority of the American people find objectionable... although I haven't heard anything about these groups using comic books or superheroes to try to get their message across yet. The UN is doing this because they have become more irrelevant over the years and have lost a lot of the popularity and respect that they once enjoyed. More people are beginning to question whether or not we even need a UN anymore, and so this is a desperate attempt at trying to save a failed institution. It is an attempt at mind control and programming, it is aimed at our children, and it must be stopped. The UN should be dissolved and dismantled, and we should retain our sovereignty no matter the cost. Most of all we must protect our children from such attempts as this, no matter who is behind it. It is disgraceful and abominable that someone would ever try such a thing. The UN is worthless,and has been for a very long time. Between the Global Warming Fiasco, and the LOST thing, it has proven to be trying become a World Government to which every country would be subject to. It is trying to be a government entity, instead of being a places where the world's governments could meet and discuss their issues. It has long since ceased to serve it's purpose.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Hello Destiny, Somebody's gotta' get up pretty early in the morning to pull the wool over your eyes! Thanks for your commentary here. You are spot on the reasons why the UN would be working with "Spidey" & the "Fab Four". Invest a little now, for a great return later! Giving credit where credit is due; it is good marketing!
• United States
3 Jan 08
It is brainwashing.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Yupper!
• Italy
3 Jan 08
I don't see what's the problem. Maybe they want to do an educational comic to sensitize youth to UN problems and global problems in general, but I'm curious what they'll put in. What do you think they can put of wrong?
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Hello Rowena, Nice to visit with you again, and thanks for stopping by. I'm sure that during your schooling you've studied the "League of Nations", right? And, you probably have some understanding of why it fell apart, and how it was later replaced with the United Nations? Well, the United Nations of today is a near carbon copy of the "League of Nations" shortly before its demise. The UN is so riddled with corruption and nepetism that many from around the globe, are calling for its demise. The sarcasm that many will express at this propoganda maneuver, designed to 'hook' the young and uninformed, just exemplifies the lengths the UN is willing to sink to to prove that it is still viable, and to seek continued funding so as to remain afloat.
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• Italy
3 Jan 08
I've a different opinion of the UN than you and other people here. Yes, there are problems and corruptions, just like in everything, but we need a global organisation to make states sit around a table and discuss of the problems of the world. Without it, the voice of the stronger would always prevail or the weaker would be not heared. There's a lot of corruption in Italy and in other states but we can't delete our state just for that, just try for it to be better. The real problem is that this organisation has no real power (it's toothless like someone said after me). More a "moral suation" than anything. I think I'll try to read this comic to see if it's only propaganda or is useful. Hoping someone will put it on the net :)
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
4 Jan 08
OH my, when that is needed things are probably in bad shape LOL Actually it's probably a good idea, if it's in the form of a comic book it would probably call the attention to the younger generation. Whatever works, I say LOL
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Hello Arkaf61, Nice to visit with you again. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your perspective.