April 21, 2013, - 10:42 pm
David Henneberry is not a “hero” for calling 911 and reporting that an intruder was on his property, despite all of the media telling you so. The Watertown, Massachusetts resident is not a hero, regardless of the fact that the intruder was a dangerous Islamic terrorist, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In fact, the boat owner is especially not a hero for reporting his discovery to police, because it was his responsibility to report that the terrorist murderer who caused Boston Marathon carnage was hiding on his property. Unfortunately, while Henneberry did what he was supposed to do–did the responsible thing–he is being hailed as a “hero” for it, as if it was something extra–some great act of valor. It was not. Again, it was expected and his responsibility, not heroic. And this is not his fault (since he seems to be a modest, decent guy). It’s the media’s, which pinned him with this inflated status.
But that’s the problem these days, and it’s a problem I’ve frequently noted on this site over the years. We’ve inflated every minute action to heroism when it isn’t. We’ve equated victim status–such as Gabby Giffords having been shot in the head–as some sort of heroism. It ain’t. Heroism isn’t doing what you should do–doing what you’re supposed to do. It’s doing something super-extra beyond that, something that involves sacrifice on the part of the hero. That just wasn’t the case here. If David Henneberry hadn’t reported the Tsarnaev sighting on his property, he’d be an accomplice, not just a guy doing what he was supposed to do . . . unless “no snitchin'” is now the norm in liberal, gun-controlled, sanctuary citified, “diversity”-obsessive, Buy-the-World-a-Coke, “Boston Strong”-BS shouting, “COEXIST”ive suburban Boston.
And perhaps we’ve reached that point because on Friday Morning, a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, said on CNN that he immediately recognized him from the “suspect” photos the FBI released, but didn’t contact authorities because he “didn’t want to throw jim under the bus,” even upon learning that his friend is the one who murdered three people at the Boston Marathon, and seriously maimed nearly 200 more. And, so in this no-snitchin’, liberal America, saying nothing is the new normal, and doing what is merely your civic responsibility as member of society is now “USA! USA!” heroism. And since that’s the case, it’s nothing to cheer about, USA.
No problem with the people around the world who wanna buy Henneberry a new boat to replace the one damaged because the Islamic terrorist hid in it. That’s nice and is a tribute to the good will and charity of the American people (who are the majority of those driving the new boat funding effort online). But he ain’t a hero for reporting the guy. Responsible citizen, definitely. Anything beyond that. Nope. Sorry.
Even though gold recently made a huge drop in the market, I’m sure you can remember the non-stop commercials about the price of gold being at an all-time high. You’d be better advised to buy hero inflation. That’s what’s really at an all-time high.
And I guarantee it won’t be coming down anytime soon. Just ask David Henneberry.
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