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Spider-Verse, Part 2: The Right Side Doesn’t Make You a Good Man

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If you browse the superhero genre casually, you might think that anyone with superpowers qualifies as a superhero.  For that matter, you may not even need powers; all you need is a suit, a name, and something cool that gives you the ability to fight baddies, and then people adore you, right?  Well, it’s not all that simple.  Just because you’re the one fighting bad guys, that doesn’t necessarily make you any better than them.

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Fahrenheit 451

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“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” – Isaiah 5:20

There’s something about our American mindset that makes us expect corruption to come from authority members.  If some evil exists, it must come from the government, federal agents, or executive CEOs.  If it comes from within, it must be the elders of the church or the boss in the office.  We never think to look within.  We never think that it might be us, the individual members of society, who are contributing to and creating the evil.  That it’s those that walk beside us day in and day out who are creating the evils of society.  That’s the difference between 1984 and Fahrenheit 451.

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“It’s Not Porn; It’s a Movie!”

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Warning: This post contains discussion of mature themes.

I’ve been wanting to write about the problem of pornography in our modern day world for a while now.  Why, you ask?  Why here?  Well, true, this is an entertainment blog.  That’s exactly why it needs to be addressed here.  Because pornography isn’t just on dirty websites.  It’s in books.  It’s in graphic novels.  It’s in movies.  It’s in TV shows.  It’s just not called that.

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