Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

While watching The O'Reilly Factor and the Glenn Beck Show last night I saw something very disturbing. Both programs aired video of a 20 something thug beating a 91-year-old WWII veteran to a pulp and then stealing his car. And what was even worse was that there were several people, apparently all men, just standing around watching the crime take place. Not one of them tried to help the defenseless vet.

I was sickened when I saw this. How could those people just mill around while an elderly person was being carjacked and beaten in broad daylight? Sure, they might have feared for their own safety, but the definition of a hero is someone who helps someone else regardless of his own safety. Obviously, there are no heroes left in America anymore. The victim of this brutal crime is among the last of a nearly dead breed: the Greatest Generation that had grit and character and saved this country from fascism only to see, in their waning years, the complete moral collapse of the society they fought so bravely to defend. What a sad way to end their days.

Where have all the heroes gone? Like the old soldiers, they've faded away...or they've been beaten into oblivion by Gen X thugs too lazy and greedy to work for a living. And I fear for the future of America.

1 comment:

Trevor said...

I don't think it's as bad as all that. There are nearly 300 million people in this country, and the only reason we hear about isolated incidents like this is because of mass media. I'm sure this sort of thing has been going on for some time. Does it make me mad? Yep. Would I have jumped in? Yep! There are still plenty of good people around, they just didn't happen to be around during this incident.

Are we in a state of moral decline? I think so. Does that mean the end of our society? I'd like to hope not.