Sunday, May 13, 2007

Heroes under attack

Cops, journalists, teachers, soldiers, scientists, judges and preachers are all getting bad press these days.

Even moms are the targets of rage and scorn lately.

Everyday heroes who try to do the right thing, make an effort to make the world a better place for the rest of us, are under attack.


It's not uncommon for societies to tear down the old heroes to make way for new ones, or try to make the current ones not look so bad in comparison. But nobody is rising up to replace them this time.

I suppose it could be seen as a tribal thing.

The left attacks soldiers, preachers and cops.

The right attacks journalists, teachers, scientists and judges.

But what happens to a society where there's nobody to look up to?

I guess we'll just have to look for our heroes in the past.


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