As I take a break from the stories of chaos and confusion streaming in, I think back to how I escaped stress as a child. I grew up with comics. I enjoyed Superman and especially his dealings with Bizarro World. This was a planet introduced in the early 1960s, home to Bizarro versions of Superman, Lois Lane and their friends. There was this crazy Bizarro philosophy which was exemplified by Bizarro Superman (with bloodless pale white skin covered in cracks) who said in a stilted broken English, “Us do opposite of Earth things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Perfect is big crime on Bizarro World!”
These days, as I read how our leaders are reacting to the pandemic and economic free fall, I wonder if I was somehow transported to Bizarro World. News headlines make me think that reporters are interviewing Bizarro Superman. Us no need mask. No plan good plan. Chaos is caring.
If this isn’t Bizarro World, then we are truly in trouble. I realize that there is no Superman to save the day, but is it wrong to think that maybe Krypto the superdog and Supergirl’s superpowered cat Streaky can fix the mess we humans have gotten ourselves into?
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