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Wonder Woman Stops Terrorists

Our world needs superheroes. Instead, we’re plagued with villains. If Wonder Woman were here, she would stop terrorists in their tracks.

Since this is an election year, every little thing that happens in America gets used as propaganda. For this campaign or against that one.

And when the big things happen? You know, like a hundred people getting shot in a night club? The politicians are crass enough to use that as a stepping stone for their platform.

Terror and Terrorism

I’ve been in a car accident. I’ve been in several almost accidents. What I felt in those moments that stretched into endlessness? Terror.

And it wasn’t very pleasant.

Maybe some of you get an adrenaline rush from it.

And I understand the rush that accompanies being dropped from a hundred feet above the ground only to be snapped back at seemingly the last moment. I’ve done it. It’s called Geronimo.

You know why that sort of terror is okay? Because I chose to inflict it on myself.

A terrorist on the other hand never asks permission. Or forgiveness for that matter.

Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes (according to dictionary.com)

Wonder Woman stops violence in its tracks. Her bracelets send bullets back at the shooters. Her lasso forces the truth out of them.

In short, there’s no intimidating her. And that’s what we need in this day and age.

Vote Wonder Woman

I avoid all things political. This is something WW and I have in common.

But enough is enough.

We could use someone dedicated to fighting for right in the current political climate. Someone who doesn’t shudder and hide when a violent act of terror is rained on innocent people. Someone whose motives serve others rather than themselves.

She won’t stand up and push to pass new laws that infringe on the rights of citizens. No call to ban guns (although she doesn’t need them to fight crime – lucky her) from WW. It’s not in her nature to look at the victims and make some statement about their guilt or innocence.

We’re all guilty of something. No one deserves to be gunned down in the middle of a night out.

It would be nice to have a leader who stood up and said, “This has to stop.”

If only we could dial up the Justice League or The Avengers.

But then the media would scream about vigilante justice.

But where is the justice for these terrorists? Who will stop them from spreading terror?

I vote Wonder Woman.

If only she weren’t just a fictional character.

What do you think?

You Will Tell the Truth by Wonder Woman

The bad guys are holding out. Torture is messy and deplorable. In waltzes Wonder Woman to save the day.

You know what she’s going to do- whip out the golden rope and lasso the criminal. This is not “truth serum” you might be able to fight off. This thing has magical powers.

Image from wikia.com

Wouldn’t you like to borrow that thing? Just for a day or two? Who would you interview if they had to tell the truth?

Politicians

Is there such a thing as an honest politician? Have you ever noticed how many politicians were lawyers in their pre-election lives?

Somewhere in there is a correlation.

You know, I don’t want to clump all politicians together. Maybe the ones who never make the news or have big election campaigns are Honest Abe clones. There’s an exception to every generalization.

And maybe this habit of saying the opposite of what you said last week is just for election years. Or in the race for president.

I’m afraid that too many of these political forerunners have convinced themselves their lies and half-truths (also a lie) are true.

After all, isn’t truth relative?

*Chokes on that question*

I’m almost afraid to hear what these men and women would say when under the power of WW’s lasso.

Of course, whatever it is, it couldn’t make me want to vote for them any less than all the blunders and misspeaks published daily by the media. Could the truth really be more horrible than their web of deceit?

Maybe I don’t want to know the answer.

Employers

I am my own employer. But it hasn’t always been this way.

And there were times when I wanted a straight answer about the future of my place in the company.

“You’re doing great. Here’s a review that says you “exceed” every expectation.”

The next day, a pink slip waits on the desk.

If I am so amazing at my job, why did I just lose it?

Hiding whether or not there will be pay raises or bonuses is also irritating. If you know the scoop, spill it. What’s the big deal? Are you afraid I might QUIT if you don’t pay me what I’m worth (because you can’t AFFORD it).

Family Members

I’m not saying I have family members who avoid telling the truth. And certainly none of them tell outright lies.

Do I want to know what they really think about me?

Not so much.

In fact, I’m pretty sure I don’t really care. And when I do, I can ask my sister and cousin (both of whom are reading this), and be guaranteed to get a straight-up answer. Even if I wanted them to sugarcoat it.

So sorry. Don’t ask for my opinion unless you’re ready to hear it.

What about you? If you could borrow WW’s magic lasso, who would you want to interview? What if the rope was used on YOU?