Okay by me. I never thought Nietzsche was compatible with the American way.
I have to strongly disagree. I have loved Superman since I was young, probably because of his idealism, and “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”. Of course that is just so much easier when you can leap buildings in a single bound, etc.
It says more to me of modern nihilism and even America losing faith in America. If Superman does not stand for something, then what does he stand for and believe in? Himself?
The Weekly Standard puts it well. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/superman-no-more_558433.html
Zen – helping others regardless of citizenship?
Truth and Justice is not just the American way even though it may have been pioneered (and departed from as convenient) to a lessor extent by the USA.
departed from as convenient
Seems a bit harsh.
“Departed from as convenient” describes my famous question to Lando Calrisian.
Most of the departures from truth and justice in U.S. behavior are better described as the product of wrenching dilemmas rather than as convenience.
This is obviously some kind of tax dodge. Superman is trying to shelter his global income.