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Monday, October 11, 2004

THE DEATH OF A SUPERMAN


It's A Bird. It's A Plane. It's A Liberal Cultural Icon!


Well, he hung in there till the very last minute, plugging away for stem-cell research and help for victims of spinal-chord injuries, but the actor formerly known as Kal-El of the planet Krypton, Clark Kent of Smallville, and Superman of Metropolis, Christopher Reeve, has died.

Paralysed from the neck down nine years ago by a spinal-chord injury suffered in a fall from his horse while show-jumping, Reeve overcame urges to suicide and came back to fight for a cause. He managed to put a super-human face on an issue the Bushies would rather have demonized, Fundamentalist-style.

Many of us might not have made it as far, and as long as he did, in or out of a wheelchair. But the man who put the mensch in the red yellow and blue suit with the big red "S" turned out to be a real man of steel, fighting for "truth, justice, and the American way," in spite of Bush and his so-called Christian backers. Up, up and away, superdude!



"'Superman' Actor Christopher Reeve Dead at 52"


"Stem cell debate continues in the wake of Reeve's death"


"Reeve Helped Make Stem Cells a Campaign Issue"


"DNA pioneer defends stem cell research"






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2 Comments:

Blogger Cat said...

Hi great commentary on Christopher Reeves, Thank You.

3:54 PM, October 12, 2004  
Blogger Cosa Nostradamus said...

Hi. You're welcome. Thank you.
Nice blog you've got there. Honk if you want a link here. From my island to yours, aloha.

6:28 PM, October 12, 2004  

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