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Sexual abuse, racism, violence — our heroes
are sometimes also bad

Seattle Times, by Jerry Large

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Posted By:Maggie2u, 11/24/2017 5:50:41 AM

Putting people on a pedestal is risky. It’s too easy for them to fall off. Even so, I don’t think we can, or should, stop ourselves from looking for people to admire. We’re always finding out that someone who seemed wonderful wasn’t really all that we imagined. And lately there’s been a hailstorm of revelations about well-known and well-liked people, mostly men, who have behaved badly toward women and in some cases other men.

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Jerry Large, The only reason he wrote this article is to try to give cover to a fellow African American, John Conyers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 11/24/2017 6:25:41 AM     (No. 11460508)

Jerry, a hero throws himself on a live grenade. Your “heroes” throw themselves on a live woman. You need to starting hanging with a better crowd of people.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 11/24/2017 6:38:41 AM     (No. 11460514)

In other words, it´s really OK when democrats do it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 11/24/2017 6:45:43 AM     (No. 11460520)

Jerry, I don´t know about you, but that "everybody else" excuse quite working for me when I was about 6 years old.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 11/24/2017 6:48:57 AM     (No. 11460524)

Muddled thinking to deflect responsibility. Everyone screws up so we need to cut them some slack. That´s why BJ Clintoon still haunts us, he was "too important to the dems to fail".

Yes, Washington and Jefferson owned slaves. By TODAY´s standards that is unacceptable. But few in their lifetime would judge them poorly for it. A lot of behavior from the past might be crude, immoral, or illegal today. Judging historical people by today´s standards is absurd.

Note also the judgmental bias. Moore, who is deemed a "bad person" because he holds positions in opposition to the author seems to be condemned without due process. He must be guilty because he is "bad". How long before a "good person", as judged by the author, behave badly before they have proved themselves a BAD person? BJ has a record of abusing women for DECADES, apparently continuing through the present. Is he still a "good person"?

The right way to deal with these issues is to judge guilt by the standards of the times. Declare guilt without reservation when proven. A good person who steals money is STILL guilty of theft.

JUSTICE then determines the appropriate punishment. A truly good (someone is NOT good simply because they are useful to the liberals) who commits one faulty act MAY be given mercy.

It is not "setting someone on a pedestal" to expect moral and legal behavior. This is expected from all citizens. The Left often makes "heroes" out of their leaders simply for showing up. People that serve in government are not heroes and do not deserve praise or worship. Those that do a good job deserve respect and appreciation, nothing more. Unfortunately, few in government are doing a good job today. Much we are left with is corrupt people behaving badly.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo, 11/24/2017 7:33:03 AM     (No. 11460568)

When I was a kid, if a hero turned bad, you mourned, but arrested him.

(Apparently, except when he was a democrat - then the victim was threatened into silence and the press was silent on the CRIME as a matter of course.)

Democrats are APPALLED that we the people are demanding justice for their due.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/24/2017 7:44:36 AM     (No. 11460575)

The rest of you have said it. Especially #1. These people are not “heroes”… Jerry has either an agenda or a rather kinky turn of mind himself.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 11/24/2017 8:31:02 AM     (No. 11460617)

Sports figures are not heroes. Neither are politicians and movie stars. All of the people caught with their pants down are simply sleazebags.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/24/2017 9:11:32 AM     (No. 11460656)

Large applies contemporary political correctness on Washington and Jefferson. He says he has no respect for Jefferson, and I certainly have no respect for Large.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: happy conservative, 11/24/2017 10:21:37 AM     (No. 11460718)

Heroes are people who put their lives on the line. These are people who think they deserved to be worshipped (only God deserves worship).

So, "bad" negates heroism, there Jer. These are sinful human beings being sinful, some to the Nth degree.

I don´t feel sorry for them if their sin is abusing others in any way. Their sins found (or are finding) them out. There will always be consequences. Even for you, Jer, as you try to justify their actions.

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