- why is hero MYTHology so POWERful to huebeins?
- is it because such IDEAs are supposed to INSPIRE?
CREATE + CHANGE
CREATE + CHANGE
Vixen aka Mari McCabe
(REVAMPED POST) VixenMari McCabe was born in Africa (though the actual country is often changed depending on the story.) She is the daughter of Reverend Jiwe who later possessed the magical Tantu Totem. This is a magical artifact, supposedly created by Anansi the Spider which bestowed the wearer the same powers as Anansi. Soon, Mari found herself as an orphan after her mother was killed by poachers and her father was killed by Maksai, his half-brother. She then moves to New York City where she began a career as a model. She later returns to Africa to reclaim the totem.
Vixen carries a magical Tantu totem that augments her animal mimicking abilities. She has been a JLA and Suicide Squad member, a model and successful business woman. Vixen was a relatively common member on the television show Justice League Unlimited, appearing for a time as the girlfriend of John Stewart. She appeared in the episodes “Initiation”, “Hunter’s Moon”, “Wake the Dead”, “Shadow of the Hawk”, “Grudge Match” and “Ancient History”. She also appeared in the television show, Batman: Brave and the Bold. An evil version called Vamp also appears in the movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. She also appears in Dc Universe Online, a computer game based in the DC universe.
Originally Mari required the Tantu Totem for her powers. This allowed her to channel the abilities of various animals giving her carious abilities. The totem will only work when being used for the benefit of mankind. She has been shown to channel this power for various purposes and from various animals, though the most common applications are for speed, flight, enhanced senses and strength. It is later revealed that she does not need the totem itself, rather that it focuses her own innate power, which she later learns to control. She has been shown to channel the power of the animal abilities into pure power and create a force field, though this ability may be non-canonical. She can also occasionally use the healing abilities of certain animals and she has even been seen to transform into animals.
For a period she was able to mimic the powers of superhumans though this was due to Anansi’s influence, and she can no longer do this.
She possesses razor sharp claws which she is skilled in using in combat. She also possesses some abilities in animal control.
I,e., She is insanely rich, has density Control, stealth, Tracking, Intellect, can become chameleon, uses a force Field, power Mimicry, can sense danger Sense, super Strength, siphon Abilities, agility, adaptive, berserker Strength, healing powers, Animal control, skills in unarmed Combat.
She also has Super speed, smell, sight. Can become poisonous, is a Shape Shifter, she can fly, cling to walls, controls Elcetricity and is a Telepath!
Vixen was originally slated to become the first African American female superhero to lead her own series, yet the series was canceled before its publication (though these issues were later printed in a collection.) This was during an event known as the DC Implosion. Although her series had been canceled, the character was not and eventually made her first appearance in the DC universe in Action Comics #521 in 1981.
Despite nearly being the first female African character to be featured in her own comic book series, she was subsequently characterized somewhat stereotypically as a stock African-American character for the period after her eventual introduction into the DC Universe. Undoubtedly, one of the most important moments for the character was her induction into the Justice League of America. At the time in the early 1980s, the comic book industry was dominated by youth oriented series. The main source of this was at Marvel where the X-Men were leading sales across the entire industry, but at DC the Teen Titans were equally one of the best sellers. With this formula in mind it was decided to relaunch the Justice League of America with a younger and less mainstream cast. While most of these new characters were entirely new creations, Vixen was one of the more experienced of the new members, and one with a publication history (albeit limited) prior to her joining. Despite the attempt to give the title new life, this version of the League (dubbed by many as Justice League Detroit as it was based in Detroit) was not popular as fans did not take to the disappearance of the traditional League members very well. Soon after the series was canceled, but Vixen did not stay in the background for long as John Ostrander chose her as a member of his new Suicide Squad. This version of the character was a bit grittier as she wrestled with the fact that despite being a hero that she had killed for revenge against some drug dealers that had killed some of her modeling colleagues. Despite this she eventually found peace with her past and became a valued member of the team, and during this time developed one of her most enduring relationships, Ben Turner. After the dissolution of this version of the Squad she would stay mostly in the background, appearing only during company wide crossovers, until she rejoined the post Infinite Crisis version of the team in 2006.During her first appearance in the League, the team battled many threats, among the most daunting the Overmaster’s Cadre and Despero. During her time with the Suicide Squad she partook in a majority of the missions, being a major player in such storylines as the hunt for Rick Flag and Senator Cray and the Janus Directive. After her departure from the Squad she would occasionally work with Animal Man. She would return shortly to the Justice League during the events of Infinite Crisis. During the events of One Year Later the Justice League is reformed once again behind the direction of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. She was not initially considered as a member but everyone who partook in the story arc The Tornado’s Path was offered membership as the spontaneous nature by which the team came together was considered a sign. Her role in the story arc was small but key. Amazo had been using her totem to channel his energy, and as she regressed to a more animalistic nature, she sought only its return, the end state of which was her defeating Amazo almost single handedly. During her time with the team though she did take part in numerous story arcs, the most relevant one being between her and Animal Man after she had started to steal the powers of other superheroes. This was revealed to be the work of Anansi. She was soon after featured in her own miniseries, Vixen: Return of the Lion. In this series she returns to Africa to hunt for her mother’s murderers, but discovers new focus when using her powers. It is also revealed that Intergang is interested in her. She later plays a small part in Final Crisis. Following Final Crisis the team is forced to go on without many of its key members and a smaller and less powerful team is maintained with Mari as its leader. During Blackest Night the League takes part in the action, but she is injured and takes a leave of absence. With the reboot of the DC Universe into the new 52, Vixen was a founding member of the new Justice League International.
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Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday voted to cut a government subsidy programme known as “food stamps” that allows many low income Americans to eat. They also approved cuts to federal worker benefits and help for the elderly. Why? To avoid cuts to defence spending scheduled to take effect in 2013.
Unemployment levels are hovering around 8 per cent, forcing many to rely on government assistance.
The legislation was passed after hours of passionate debate by Democrats and Republicans, and the fight is far from over. Democrats have vowed to halt the cuts in the Senate.
I listened to the arguments, made by politicians whose salaries start at roughly $175,000. Then my photographer Rob Michaud and I drove about six blocks to the other side of Capitol Hill, where incomes are significantly lower.
In fact, a large number of Capitol Hill residents rely on government assistance and live below the poverty line. It’s a stark contrast.
We met up with Chat Allen, who has been trying to support her three kids on a part-time job. It’s the only job she’s been able to find with unemployment still hovering at about 8 per cent.
Allen says she relies on food stamps to pay for her children’s groceries. She can’t understand why Congress would even consider taking them from her family. She believes Republicans voted to cut food stamps so wealthier Americans can keep paying low taxes.
“They have so much money that maybe they can tighten their belts and not live as luxuriously as they live,” she said. “They’ve earned it, but there are people who are hungry and who dig in the trash every day just to get something to eat.”
Republican representatives claim cutting food stamps and other social programmes will save $261bn. Representative Rob Woodall says government spending has forced Congress to make the cuts.
“When you’ve increased the public debt in this country by 50 per cent in the last four years, you’re all out of giveaway decisions, all we have now are tough decisions,” he said.
Republicans argue those tough decisions will prevent roughly $50bn in military spending cuts due to take effect in January.
How so? Well, this latest political showdown is a result of last summer’s debt ceiling crisis. Congress agreed to raise the US debt limit, a usually standard procedure supported by President Barack Obama, only if spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over ten years came with it.
But no one could agree on what to cut.
That indecision triggered an automatic clause mandating more than $1 trillion cuts to military and domestic programmes which the US defence secretary says would reduce US troops to levels not seen since the 1940s.
No one in Congress, Democrat or Republican, wants that to happen, so they’re trying to stop it by coming up with a plan to reduce spending.
Democrats want to raise taxes to pay for America’s costly entitlement programmes and slash tax breaks for the wealthy. Republicans refuse to even consider new taxes.
That frustrates Democratic Representative Chris Van Hollen, who on Thursday scolded Republicans.
“You won’t ask one penny more for people making more than a million dollars a year to help reduce our deficit? Not one penny more?” he asked.
Allen told me she still finds it shocking. Now she says she’s hoping her Senate Democrats will block the Republicans from making their legislation law. She admits she’s nervous and wonders just how far Congress will continue cutting the subsidies she and so many Americans rely on to survive and get through another day.
The Republicans are repeating what they did in the 1990s in the name of a “balanced budget”: cut social programs. In this Second Great Depression where 150 million people are at or near poverty (according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure), cutting food programs will hurt the public, not help it. People are suffering and the government must step in and help. Otherwise, the government takes the role it has had since its founding in 1787: to help the rich, the 1%, consolidate their power.
those who have this magical idea that the government has the general public’s best interest in mind need to wake the fuck up & get more involved in the process that is global socio-econmics. there are way too many people who actually believe they can trust a politrickan to make it all better. it reminds me of the people who hang out in buildings saying words to mythological entities & expect that to create + change in the world they live in…
like them, any huebein who DOES NOT GET INVOLVED in the process of shaping public policy HAS NO PRAYER!
WHITEWASHING IN WRATH OF THE TITANS (2012): - “Andromeda is the Ethiopian princess, whom Perseus rescued and married. She became queen of Mycenae and, after her death, a constellation and galaxy. Andromeda’s mother Cassiopea was extremely proud of her own beauty (and this is practically all we know about her). And so strong was the pride of this Ethiopian queen, that she could not help comparing her beauty with that of the immortal NEREIDS, boasting of being better than they all. For this reason the NEREIDS were angry, and Poseidon, sharing their wrath, sent a flood and a sea-monster to ravage the land [x].”
As stated in a post before, Andromeda has been whitewashed throughout the history of Greek Mythology/History. Its so entrenched in the minds of readers and scholars everywhere that the fact that she comes from and was born in Ethiopia (and is a woman of color) flies right over their heads. It doesn’t register. So it comes to no surprise that in WRATH OF THE TITANS, Andromeda is portrayed as a blonde, blue-eyed white woman, portrayed by British actress Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, 2005).
mythology & lies often go quite well together IMHO(bservation). this is 1 of the primary reasons 3y3 am highly spiritual but NOT the least bit religious.
mythology is a powerful tool to use for communicating ideas to humans on a wide scale. when these ideas do not serve to prepetuate truth &/or healthy ways of being, they are no longer productive &/or desirable.
when a myth is presented as fact it is likely to produce far more damage than it is to reveal constructive paths to + change…
STOP THE LIES!