We Don't Need Any Stinking Heroes
Oh, for chrissakes! Now the New York Times is debunking Sgt. York
?It was easier to create heroic stories in 1918 when the press was more pliable and the public more gullible, and the popular media had a fondness for uplifting tales of uncomplicated bravery. Though newspaper articles at the time refer to members of Sergeant York's platoon who challenged the accounts of that day, the doubters were given only enough attention to dismiss them.
I've talked in the past about how leftists hate heroes, because they rise above the common rabble. Leftism is all about how you can't rise above your station, that we are all helpless without the awesome power of collective effort.
Granddaddy Longlegs remembers a character
from a classic novel who also tried to demolish heroes. I have talked about Toohey myself in the past
Hat Tip: Ranting Profs