“I don’t like heroes. I don’t like the concept of heroes. The concept of heroes is never great.” - Donald Trump
No three sentences have ever disgusted me so much as these.
To not like heroes or the concept of heroes is to deny the best of humanity.
To not like the concept of heroes is to deny the concept of empowerment.
To not like heroes, one must be a villain.
I like heroes. I believe in heroes. I try to be heroic.
I think most people are like me. They like heroes. They want to be heroic.
Someone once said that the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
That’s as good a definition of hero worship as any I’ve seen.
Someone also said the greatest trick The Devil ever pulled was making people think he didn’t exist.
I say the greatest trick The Devil ever tried to pull was making people think heroes didn’t exist.
That is what the villains tell us. That anyone who looks like a hero Is either a liar or a fool.
They say there are no heroes. And that is the biggest lie of all.
Heroes exist. They are closer than you think. They’re all around us.
They are there inside you all, waiting to come out.
The villains want you to be silent. Be loud.
The villains want you to be afraid. Be brave.
The villains want you to be hateful. Be loving.
The villains want you to feel helpless. Be hopeful.