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Fight the man!

It is interesting how these past few classes and readings has shed a lot of light on what life was like for people our parents age. I always have known that the 60s was a period of rebellion, but I never considered why. As best as I understand it, the people who came back from WWII had tons of babies. When those babies grew up they rebelled (to an unprecedented scale) against the generation their parents had lived through. It may seem like common knowledge, but I also did not know the saying "If it feels good, do it!" was a product of the 60s.

As far as comic books are concerned, I am thrilled to see Spiderman succeed as a superhero. In a time of anti-war demonstrations and race riots it makes me feel good that our friendly neighborhood Spiperman was able to web-sling his way into the American psyche. I guess heroes like Spiderman, the X-Men, and the Hulk do reflect people in the 60s than they do more today. In my humble opinion the people from the 60s were lost individuals. They needed guidance and vision. That why leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King are so crucial during this time because he was one of the few true leaders blessed with the right vision for the world. I actually think Dr. King would make an awesome comic book superhero. His enemies were not terribly different from the Fantastic Four's Hate-Monger. It's just an idea anyway.

Well, enough rambling from me. I look forward to our upcoming classes.


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