Why secret IDs? WAS Re: dr suess on the loose...
Raymond G. Van De Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 14:31:19 PDT
>On something of a tangent, does anyone has any idea what the mythic
>justification for all the secret identities is? Why is it so
>that nobody know that Clark Kent is Superman? Why is this such a
>universal feature of superhero myths?
- You can't be prosecuted for wrongful arrest, or any other
- So you can be loved for yourself, instead of what you can do.
- So you can have a private life.
- So that your loved-ones are not kidnapped to coerce you.
- So that the bad guys can't surveil you.
- So you can't be sued if you accidentally drop that train on the
- You can't charge for your service!
- You can't get insurance!
- They can't page you!
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