The Brainiac-Luthor crisis was the determinant event in the Justice League Unlimited. It involved a pivotal moment during which the members of the Justice League Unlimited were digitalized by Brainiac and their information was downloaded. It was particularly important for the traumatic experience of the Brainiac mothership a giant monster. I surmise that at the time, people in America were traumatized by the presence of this monster in a cartoon, in a realistic sense. I was.
The show revealed that Brainiac-Luthor had downloaded the information of the Dark Heart, an alien nano-tech species, in order to become God. Their purpose as Brainiac-Luthor was to digitalize the universe: this presents the danger of the Internet in the digital age, as the Internet poses the temptation to omniscience.
The prospects of a digital world is one that represents the hallmarks of an advanced society, a danger that causes great anxiety in the American people.
In ‘Divided We Fall’, Batman reveals that “the real purpose of the Cadmus Project was to give you superpowers”. This raises the claim that America – Lex Luthor – might be experimenting on aliens to develop super-powers for Americans. This is the problem of false identity, of making people believe that they are Superman in order to develop super-powers instead of having them develop super-powers as Superman. This is the claim that, the State is actually a killing the American people, a terrorist state.