Waiting ‘for Star Lord and a fucking raccoon to sweep in and save our sorry asses’

2017-05-21_2047 Bill Maher Orange SphincterI don’t personally think superhero movies are to blame for Trump’s ascendancy, but this is a wretched entertainment trend that needs to end. Sure, I may hang onto some mildly-childish things, such as my love of Bugs Bunny, or Snoopy. And Adam West’s Batman of the ‘60s will always be great camp, tongue-in-cheek fun. But superheroes are for kids, come on. And Bill Maher makes some great points

“If you’re asking, what’s the problem? The problem is that superhero movies imprint this mindset that we are not masters of our own destiny, and the best thing we can do is sit back and wait for Star Lord and a fucking raccoon to sweep in and save our sorry asses. Forget hard work, government institutions, diplomacy, investment. We just need a hero to rise. And so we put out the bat signal for one man who could step in and solve all of our problems very quickly,” offered Maher.

“And that’s how we got our latest superhero: Orange Sphincter,” he added, throwing to a photo of President Trump.

Sure, Hollywood may donate millions and millions to liberal causes—attracting the unending ire of the right—and its superhero movies may promote diversity (X-Men), immigration (the recent Logan), and even criticize the U.S. drone program (Captain America: Winter Soldier), but Maher posits that it’s also tricked many Americans into believing that it takes a lone hero, like the aforementioned Orange Sphincter, protected by his “power smirk and golden helmet [of hair],” to save us from the world’s ills.

Maher pointed out how, like Batman, Orange Sphincter “is a billionaire socialite from Gotham,” and like Superman, “he has a red cape but wears it in the front,” mocking his too-long ties.

“[It] all would be funnier if so many people in this country didn’t really believe in Orange Sphincter, didn’t really believe that he possesses super deal-making powers and a superior brain that can solve in minutes issues that have plagued the country for decades,” said Maher.

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