Muck Man, the world’s smelliest superhero, has the blues. He sits now in the midst of the trash in the Muck Cave and feels that the world is unfair and the super villains are winning.
It seems that no matter how often Cinnamon Hitler says something disrespectful, racist, unpatriotic, or anti-woman, he still seems to be winning the 2016 Presidential election. The Organization of Evil Governor’s Named Rick (the O.E.G.N.R. includes Rick Perry of Texas, Rick Snyder of Michigan, and Rick “Skeletor” Scott of Florida) has been busy polluting the Atlantic to cause red tides, poisoning the Flint, Michigan water works with lead, and trying to strangle Texas education to death through reduction of State funding. They also, it seems, have been drowning puppies while grinning insanely. Oh, and winning re-elections every time the government says that it is necessary, though, apparently not winning fairly. Future President Stinky Orange Cheese Man keeps insisting that all elections are rigged.
And Muck Man feels powerless to stop any of it. He is as stinky as ever. His super power of making villains pass out from the smell has never been at higher levels. But he is mostly confined to the Muck Cave by poor health. And the Muck Mobile is in the shop again. And he can’t communicate his distress to the outside world effectively because his previous publisher broke his contract, potential future publishers have rejected him, and the only reason he gets traffic on WordPress is that people keep searching for the words “naked” and “nude” on Google and he has at least three posts with those words in the title.
So, it feels like the bad guys are winning. It is hard to go on. But superheroes never give up. And we will make a come-back, he and I, because that’s what superheroes do.