Thursday, August 19, 2021

“World of Bizarros”: Ass-Backwards

If you feel you are living in a world where government policy is deliberately ass-backwards, welcome to DC Comics' 'Bizarro', embodied by 'mirror image' characters, appearing in comic books, live-action TV series, trading cards, toys, video games and a whole lot more:

" 'Bizarro', we strive for that mirror-image, that opposite. And out of a machine which would reveal the negative... 

"...came the mirror image – always remembering that in a mirror everything is reversed.

"What was demanded was the full dimensional personality – a figure that carried a shadow...

"...inspired to some degree by C. G. Jung's archetype of  'the shadow'.

"Jung's 'shadow' exists as part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, weaknesses, desires, instincts and shortcomings.

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