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What We Can Learn From Batman About Immigration

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Bryan Young of the comics blog Big Shiny Robot has a piece up at the Huffington Post about lessons we (though he says Conservatives) can learn from Batman concerning illegal immigration.

Citing a line by the villain Clayface in the Neil Gaiman written Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

He died saving the city. No, that’s not true. He saved the city, he died saving me. I said, ‘I’m not worth it.” And he said, ‘Everyone’s worth it.

Young makes his argument that “as long as you’re a person, you’re worth saving, worth protecting, worth welcoming with open arms.”  The biggest issue with this line of thinking is, that even though Batman may defend the city, he still beats the crap out of the people who break the law.  Sure he protects the weak, but he also jails those that break the rules.

I think the better argument to make is to focus on Superman and taking his example.  The ultimate illegal alien, he defends humanity when he could enslave it.  He steps up and defends the his adopted land no matter what.  And for this he’s loved.  Show the love for your adopted nation like Superman, and it’ll defend you in return, like Batman.

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