Heroes of Unity: America’s Immigration Issues

Although recent developments have revealed that Republican Nominee, Donald Trump, is a clear violator of what America truly stands for, such issues are clearly reflected within the show ‘Supergirl’.


Supergirl Photo from ComingSoon.com

Its recent episode “Welcome to Earth”, continues to tackle on the issue of alien immigration within the Earth, and whilst it does not openly criticize the actions of said nominee, it does strongly reflect upon it. Madame President, portrayed by Lynda Carter, is a clear reflection of the soon to be retired Barack Obama, attempting to unite people of all kinds. In this episode, we watch as Kara Danvers is given a subtext and on-screen dilemma due to her passion for the acceptance of aliens, whilst at the same time tracking down a refugee, whom she constantly has had to have a beat down, physically and verbally, with upon meeting.

Judging a book by it’s cover, and old saying, but applies very well nonetheless. Supposing this may be tackling the issue of contradiction within individuals who believe they are doing good for the world with their xenophobia, it does clearly reflect the now deteriorating America. However, Miss Danvers is the beacon of good, both as her civilian self and heroic persona, thus she gives this refugee a chance. If only real people were as accepting as these fictional characters, we would be closer to so called “World Peace”.

Political topics is no stranger to this show, neither is its on-your-face preaching. However, its method of providing a level of morale into the show does work quite well, definitely much better than last season’s. I could go on about the show, but I think I’ve said all that I needed to as a topic starter.

Growing up, I’ve always had a strong admiration for America’s level of acceptance and its liberty. When the word ‘freedom’ is said, this country comes to mind. However, is it too much? The idea of this liberal country seems to be exacerbated by how much its citizens have abused that right. Indeed, it is a right- something other countries don’t have. Yet, somehow its constantly abused to the point where I’m made to think that perhaps liberty isn’t such a great ideology.

Superman fights for the “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”- but what exactly is the so called “American Way”? It seems as of lately, this has been split between the country’s party of republicans and democrats. Since I have labelled myself a liberal, I cannot say that I can write this article fairly, as I’m sure some of my democratic passion has slipped in here. But what I can assure is that whilst people such as myself want more unity in the world, we simply can’t help but contradict ourselves due to the opposing views others have. Some views can be understood, and agreed with; others are simply far too inexcusable. An example would be is that some still stand for Trump, even though he had some “locker talk” issues. At first, I was alright with Trump, he seemed like a decent candidate, actually rather funny, it would be like Kanye West himself running for President. But I think his blatant disrespect and flat out terrible attitude is what’s lead most voters to the brink, to the point where they would rather vote for the “Crooked Hillary”, than Trump.


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Ask yourself this, are you a hero of unity? What is unity all about, and how exactly can one become a hero of unity? Merely having a sense of political and social morality does not qualify you as one, but rather, being able to make a difference and truly bringing people together, that is what qualifies you to become a hero of unity. I must admit I am not one myself, and I will try to work on that, but there are many inspirational others out there whom we can definitely look up to (Darren Criss for example). I didn’t want to end this on such a note, but I felt that it works well with the theme of Supergirl.


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