Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Use of the Word Hero
This is a clip from Up/Chris Hayes where they discuss the use of the word "Hero". Of course the Reich-WingNuts went ballistic!!
You shouldn't be called a hero for JUST doing your job!! You should actually do something heroic!!
Rude Pundit has a post about this and pretty much expresses what I've thought for many years now. The word "Hero" is way overused these days.
I did a post called "Patriotism or Platitudes" the other year and I'm still wondering "Are the troops being honored at things like NASCAR races and other sporting events, or are they being used. On one hand I think it's nice that the troops are getting recognition, but on the other hand the cynical me says they are just putting them on display at these events so they can say, "Aren't we so very Patriotic??"
I served during the Vietnam War and I don't consider myself a "Hero" because all I did was my job and put in my time until I could get out!!