Rest in Peace Stan Lee
Stan Lee, legendary Co-creator of such ICONIC Comic Book characters as Spiderman & Co-Founder of Marvel Comics, died in Los Angeles at the age of 95.
I will always regret not attending "ComicCon" several years ago when Stan Lee was here in person.
Honestly, I'd like to give a fitting tribute, but I think his volume of work speaks for itself. I would actually like to talk about NAMES.
His NAME is Stan Lee.
My NAME is Stanley.
Is this the same?
Of course not. But this is the way our Society communicates - with NAMES & innuendo.
This is wrong.
Much of the recent ugliness of Harris County politics for me personally being attacked on Facebook was with respect to the NAME of a Republican incumbent who lost re-election - a man whose NAME is similar to mine. (FYI - I don't retaliate & damn it's hard to bite my tongue sometimes, but I do.)
For example, the Dan Crenshaw schtick on Saturday Night Live.
While working the Polls during the DEMOCRATIC Primary, I met Dan Crenshaw & campaigned hard against him - FOR THE RIGHT REASONS: not because of a NAME.
I had a friend of 20 years who was MURDERED by her husband - a US Navy Seal & I specifically asked the candidate about his opinions of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans.
I was EXTREMELY underwhelmed by his response.
His response on SNL has completely changed my opinion of him as a person - even if I don't agree with his politics. His stance on the 2nd Amendment is frightening to me, but his call for Bi-Partisan cooperation is impressive.
What does this have to do with Stan Lee?
THIS is what Hollywood is doing to PEOPLE.
PEOPLE ARE INDIVIDUALS.
And as much as I would like to stake a claim as to having anything to do with Stan Lee, he is not me & I am not him.
THIS is how the #ApprenticePresident managed to steal the election from Hillary Clinton: BECAUSE OF A NAME.
We cannot SCAPEGOAT people because of a NAME.