Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/11/15

English: Photo to Christopher Reeve being inte...

English: Photo to Christopher Reeve being interviewed at cast party after opening night of Marriage of FIgaro at The Circle in the Square Theatre in NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”   —   Christopher Reeve

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This brings up an interesting point about who the media, and society in general, fairly generously deem a “hero”.  Donald Trump – who I have never particularly liked – outraged a lot of people by saying that John McCain was not a hero.  He was just someone who was “captured”.  How you conduct yourself while in captivity could make you a hero, or it could make you just a victim/survivor, or worse it could make you a traitor.  Opinions of McCain’s captivity vary.  His portrayal as a “hero” might have had a little something to do who his father and grandfather were, both four-star admirals.  I had never really questioned McCain’s captivity until Trump opened his big mouth, and in doing so opened my eyes.  But, just as being captured doesn’t necessarily make you a hero, neither does being killed in some kind of attack, or catastrophe, automatically make you a hero.  If you died while in the course of helping others, sure, you are a hero in my book.  But, if you were killed instantly, or running for your life?  Well, then you’re just a victim.  The death is tragic, like most are, but we have become too quick in applying the word “hero”.  Today might seem a strange day to bring this touchy subject up . . . for some.  But for me, it’s the perfect occasion, because otherwise who’d really be paying that much attention?  Think about it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

3 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/11/15”

  1. 1 ME and the Boss September 12, 2015 at 7:53 am

    My sentiments exactly … sensational press has misused and abused
    many words; hero, love, hate, victim, cops, to grab a headline
    and sensationalize the mundane …
    happy are those who ignore the headlines and live their own lives.
    Love, hugs and it is fun to watch the talking heads … ME

    PS … the sad part is that the media make big bucks while
    they try to peddle their influence.

  2. 2 unclerave September 12, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    The sadder part, ME, is that too many people are taken in by the media nonsense. Both the corporate media and the social media have made just about everything an “outrage”. The corporate media has misused/abused a number of words, but none quite as egregious as “hero”.

    — YUR

  3. 3 michelinewalker September 17, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Christopher Reeve’s definition is the finest. We have lost him, but he remains the gentleman who survive. It was a decision.

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