I know you've missed me. Who wouldn't? Don't pretend otherwise. It's ok.
Coming at you in the next few days: Spiderman, Batman, and what they have in common with Hamlet. I'm putting quotes around unenlightened (in the title, but not here. You'll notice I'm not even capitalizing it. That's how little I think of it. As Orwell says, the worst thing you can do with words is surrender to them, and words thrive on being capitalized. They get uppity. Keep them in their place is what I say) because I'm being sarcastic. Anything can be discussed in an enlightened manner if you think hard enough, especially comic books.
(I am using my own definition for enlightened discussion here: when you talk about something in such a way that brings resentment out of the people you are speaking to/in front of, but also a begrudging respect of your body of knowledge. I call this the "Curtis White definition")
We'll be talking about the nature of power and who deserves it, filial piety, and Aristotle's doctrine of the mean between extremes ( I just played two truths and a lie there).
Get ready to enjoy it, because you'll have no choice about whether or not it goes up here, and you might as well bring a positive attitude to the experience, you bunch of killjoys.
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