The Veidt Method wrote:
I'd have to say I'd choose our world. Humans are all of equal genetic power, more or less, and tipping the scales away from that could cause an unpleasant collapse.
The problem with doping in the sports world is enough evidence of that.
Sport organizers have had problems for some time!
Thomas J. Hicks, an American born in England on 7 January 1875 won the Olympic marathon in 1904. He crossed the line behind a fellow American, Fred Lorz, whose concept of marathon-running extended to riding half the way in a car. But nor did Hicks compete without outside help. His trainer, Charles Lucas, pulled out a hypodermic and came to his aid as his runner began to struggle.
We have "supermen" today. Heroes that last the test of time. There aren't many of them, though. It isn't uncommon for the press to turn on the very icons they help mount on pedestals. Famous people from all sections of the community get a right bollocking if they step out of line.
Even in the comic world, the press is antagonistic towards some of its hero-characters. Spiderman, Batman, Hulk — to name a few — often have a really bad rep. Often working hard trying to clear their name. Invariably though, something or someone always comes along who's even worse than the maligned hero, and all is resolved when the bad guy is sent packing.
That leaves Watchmen. Where is the bad guy here? They are all pretty messed up but each of them is doing their thing for what they think is best for everybody. The right-wing US government even went as far as employing a couple of them, while the rest either went public, underground or fat. (BTW, I wonder if this right-wing regime would let Veidt rule the roost without keeping very
close tabs — seems a bit fishy to me).
I can't choose worlds. There isn't a choice here. We are dealt with this one, and can only sway the situation on a personal level with the choices we make. There are lots of us, so those choices could make an effect if we all start pulling in the same direction. Much as I would love to be able to see a "super hero" beat the crap out of some of the bad guys we have in our real-life world, I know that it's a dream. A quick 48 page shortcut to peace, justice and normalcy.
But the world doesn't work like that. And I actually prefer it that way.
It's up to us.We
are the heroes.