Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Because What's a Hero?

Ever since 9/11 our nation has been obsessed with the term "Hero". There were real examples that day, the best example being New York's police and firefighters who risked and lost their lives to save others. But over time since then it's increasingly gotten to the point of absurdity, where people say things like their parents are their heros because they did what parents do, go to work and raise a family. Please, if that type of thing is the standard, the world has been over-run with "heros" since the dawn of hominids to the point of it being a meaningless term.

One good definition though is a person who accepts risk for themselves to do the right thing for others. Above is a map of shame, states whose "leaders" have gotten red faces when confronted with the prospect of doing the right thing for others who are literally fleeing for their lives! These red faced little people are either chickenshits, fear-mongering @$$ouls, bigots or all three.

So which America will we be? A nation of cowardly, insular @$$ouls, a potrait which ISIS will spread around the globe to great effect through their social media propaganda campaign "Murica don't want no Muslims"? Or will we be the Heroic America that does right thing because we understand that doing the right thing seldom comes without some risk and that doing the wrong thing seldom comes without it's own just "reward"?

5 comments:

Gma Sue said...

I agree and want to thank you.

citizen on kane said...

Sean Cranky you're my hero!

citizen on kane said...

Sean Cranky you're my hero!

Connie Weeks said...

Shamefully, some governors are doing it for the money and/or campaign payback.

Sean Cranley said...

Playing on ignorance and fear will always be the Republicon's strong suit I'm "afraid".