In an attempt to distance himself from US policy after many long years fighting for truth, justice, and the American way, Superman is renouncing his US citizenship.
His statement below:
I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy.
After a tense meeting with the US's national security adviser, who is incensed by Superman's appearance in Tehran in an attempt to diffuse an international situation over Ahmadinejad's politicization of his actions, Superman has decided that his abilities are better put to use from an international perspective.
The world's too small, too connected... Truth, justice and the American way... It's not enough anymore.
In a show of support for international diplomacy, Superman will likely outrage Republicans by announcing his decision at the UN. As a former "illegal" alien from another planet, Superman claims, that he "can't help but see the bigger picture."
Kudos to Superman for recognizing the new global realities and embracing the world as his new home. Hopefully this will inspire other Americans to begin thinking more globally and behaving with more empathy towards other people and other cultures.
The timing of Superman's announcement coincides with the controversy in the media concerning conservative paranoia about President Barack Obama's citizenship. While Superman's representatives claim he won't be commenting on this silly issue in his public statement, analysts can't help but wonder if this is a signal to some in the US that they need to begin to embrace multiculturalism and internationalism in a more responsible and humane way.