POSTMILLENNIAL LEADERS

22 Feb

EARTH CONSCIOUSWATCHING SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS, BLACK CHARACTERS WERE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, SO WHEN CAPTAIN PLANET AIRED ON SATURDAY 15th 1990, IT IMMEDIATELY BECAME OUR FAVORITE SHOW.KWAME (VOICED BY LEVAR BURTON) WAS THE LEADER OF THE PLANETEERS. THE VOICE OF REASON, & COMPASS OF THE TEAMTHE SHOW PROMOTED ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY, MESSAGES THAT STILL RESONATE IN TODAY’S WORLDGENERATION WASPTHE X-MEN‘S SCHOOL FOR GIFTED YOUNGSTERS STARTED OUT AS A STRICTLY WASPY PREP SCHOOL AFFAIR, BUT IN 1975 THE CREATIVE TEAM DEBUTED THE ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT X-MEN, STARRING AN INTERNATIONAL CAST, WHICH CONTINUES TO PROLIFERATE &  GROW.THE NEW XMENTHE 2000 STUDENT BODY WELCOMED THE FIRST MUSLIM STUDENT, (SOORAYA QADIR) JAPANESE (NORIKO ASHIDA) VENEZUELAN (SOFIA MANTEGA) AND AFRICAN AMERICAN (DAVID ALLEYNE).  DAVID DIDN’T HAVE THE TYPICAL “SUPER POWERS”  HIS ABILITY ALLOWED HIM TO TELEPATHICALLY PICK UP ON PEOPLES SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN HIS VICINITY .  PRODIGY QUICKLY BECAME TEAM CO-LEADER WITH SOFIA, & EVEN AFTER HE LOST HIS POWERS, HE CONTINUED TO BE A VITAL COMPONENT OF THE TEAM.  WHEN HE JOINED THE YOUNG AVENGERS IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE THE PRODIGY STARTED TO STEAL THE SHOW.KALDUR'AHMFLASH FORWARD TO 2012,  OUR  SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS EXPOSE WENT DEEPER INTO THE SYMBOLISM BEHIND YOUNG JUSTICE, HERE WE EXPLORE THE ENIGMATIC LEADER ATLANTEAN KALDUR’AHM KALDUR GIFLITERALLY EMBODIES THE ARCHETYPE OF WATER-BEARER IN OUR POST-MILLENNIAL TIMES,  WHICH IS REFLECTED BY THE NEED FOR A BLACK OPS TEAM.  THE SERIES TRULY PUTS HIM THOUGH THE RINGER, HAVING TO BETRAY HIS TEAM, CLOAK & DAGGER STYLE TO GO DEEP UNDERCOVER WITHIN HIS FATHERS ILLUMINATI ORGANIZATION FULLY EMBRACING COUNTERINTELLIGENCE  & NWO TACTICS WEREN’T NECESSARY IN THE CAPTAIN PLANET DAYS. WELCOME TO THE WAREVEN IN FICTITIOUS WORLDS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS, BECAUSE EXCELLENCE COMES IN ALL COLORS, SIZES AND GENDERS.  THIS BLOG IS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF POST-MILLENNIAL LEADERS ACROSS THE PLANET!924COLLECTIVE EARTH

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