When I was growing up we had heroes on the Television.
They fought for justice.
They fought against corruption.
They fought for the oppressed.
They fought for the PEOPLE.
They fought for what is right.
They were heroes of a bygone era.
They’re all gone now.
When did we go from a society that valued truth and honor to a society that rewards greed and success at any price?
When did we go from a society that was willing to pull together to help one another to a a society full of selfish pigs that shout “SCREW YOU. I GOT MINE. WHY SHOULD I HELP?”
Where are our heroes today?
Although Zorro and The Lone Ranger were fictional characters of my youth, we all wanted to be like them.
So, where did we go wrong? We went, overnight it seems, from fighting for the “Truth, Justice, and The American Way” of Superman, to a media which started to glorify yuppies and greed as the “new” American Way.
And we bought it.
Why has honor taken a back seat to greed?
Why are we so upset about the revelation of secret government information exposing corruption instead of being livid about the corruption exposed by that information when it is finally brought to light?
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