Friday, August 8, 2014

"Heroes" Is Not A Compliment

If you've ever met a recipient of the Medal of Honor (don't you dare call them "winners"; it's not the fucking lottery), you know that they forcefully reject the label "hero."

When they say, "I'm not a hero, anybody in the same situation would have done the same thing," they're not being disingenuous.  They mean it.

So stop saying it.

From Firedoglake:

- Calling soldiers as “heroes” dehumanizes them. It ignores what they faced and will continue to face.

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