Thursday, September 01, 2005

Natural Disasters and Superheros

As I sat in my living room this morning watching the latest news stories pouring out of the Hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast I realized that this is the perfect scenario for a superhero to come in and save the day.

If Superman were here he probably could have prevented the entire catastrophe by flying out to sea and using his super-breath to blow the hurricane onto another course. Or perhaps destabilize the center of the storm. Superman would definitely be able to help ease the sufferings of millions of Americans.

Actually Storm from the X-men would also be able to stop this tragedy from happening, the rest of the X-men would be extremely useful in search and rescue missions. I imagine Batman would also be a useful guy to have on hand in the event of a natural disaster. He could probably deployed the Bat-shelter and eased the strain placed on the facilities at the Superdome.

But today as I watched reports roll in about people shooting at Navy/Coastguard choppers trying to rescue stranded people; or looters hijacking a truck full of medical supplies bound for one of the only functioning hospitals in the region I know that there is one Superhero who could make a real difference in this situation. That man is Judge Dredd!

Surely Judge Dredd would be able to help the refugees while at the same time dealing with the more criminal element taking shelter within the unwashed masses. The wolves among the sheep. But until the Judge can be located lets hope that people will calm down and let the real heros of the Red Cross and various Federal and State agencies do their jobs.


Blogger Pienthesky said...

Perhaps Archie, Jughead, Veronica and Betty could ask Mr. Weatherbee to make a shelter in the gym at Riverdale High

10:32 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

colleen, i always knew you were just pretending not to be a dork. you have foolishly revealed your true identity. i hope you are not thrown out of the justice league.

2:11 PM  

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