posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 02:26 PM
Originally posted by Night Watchman
Look, I happen to believe those who are willing to defend one's country are heroic. They didn't make the policy. They don't get to choose the
actions they take. They are simply doing their jobs and because they do, the citizens of their country can feel safe (except the paranoids who hide
under the bed because they see govt conspiracies at every turn.
I'm a little late in this thread but I have to address this quote from you. I DO NOT
and WILL NOT
ever consider someone heroic for
doing THEIR JOB! The job they signed up for and are being PAID, YES PAID
to do. You want a hero, think about the guy who jumped on the subway
tracks to save a child a couple of years back in NY. He wasn't PAID
to do that. Think about the people that risk their lives everyday to do
something nice for someone else even though it's NOT THEIR JOB! That is a hero. Doing what you are getting paid to do is not heroic.
Merriam webster defines it as this:
Main Entry: he·ro
Inflected Form(s): plural heroes
Etymology: Latin heros, from Greek hērōs
Date: 14th century
1 a: a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability b: an illustrious warrior c: a man admired for
his achievements and noble qualities d: one that shows great courage
2 a: the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work b: the central figure in an event, period, or movement
3plural usually heros : submarine 2
4: an object of extreme admiration and devotion : idol
That to me DOES NOT define McCain.
My own definition of hero is "to go above and beyond the call of duty"
to Michael Moore for saying what I would say if my small voice could be heard!