"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.” ~ C.S. Lewis (The Abolition of Man)
Honoring heroes, affirming American Exceptionalism, and celebrating our history is a constant theme here at OVB. Some time ago, someone commented here that "heroes are for children." How utterly self-absorbed. That comment actually reveals a very insecure and immature attitude. The video below shows some commentary by a 91 year old Pearl Harbor veteran who mentions who his heroes are. He cut off one of his fingers so he could join the Navy. He lived through Pearl Harbor and WWII. He fought to defend our liberties, yet at 91, he still has heroes. A good lesson for the petulant, self-absorbed modern to learn.