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      I drove by a fast food restaurant yesterday and noticed that they had a sign that said “Heros work here!”. I suppose every employee of that restaurant is a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character. They are all winners. Here’s a Medal for each of you.

      If everyone is a hero, what is so special about being a hero? When you start equating a fry cook to my uncle johny who got shot up overseas, or my uncle Harry who drank himself to death trying to escape what the war had done to him, I find myself quoting Inigo Montoyo “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means”.

      The juvenile sports leagues no longer keep score. Everyone is a winner. Here’s your trophy. Now, everyone who didn’t lose their jobs and livelihood because of the pandemic are heros. Thank you for supporting the government’s authoritarian restrictions, comrade. Here’s your medal.

      Everyone is a winner. Everyone is a hero. What does that sound like? Equality of opportunity, or equality of outcome?

      In order for socialism to work, it is necessary to remove the appearance that one individual can achieve more, accomplish more, earn more or have more than anyone else. Individuals can compete against each other in a socialist environment, as long as there is no individual reward. The winner and loser must have equal outcomes. Individual goals are a distraction.
      Instead, citizens must work together to achieve a common goal, which is established by the government.

      Is it no wonder that we are now witnessing a devious attack on professional sports? Professional sports – even team sports – encourage individual achievement, which is antithetical to the success of a socialist government. What is so devious about this attack on professional sports is the ingenious way in which they have been made distasteful to those of us who have always enjoyed them. Those of us who encouraged individual achievement through sports are now walking away from them, leaving a void that will be filled with participation awards and medals for all of the heros who stuck with it.

      I’m a veteran. I don’t feel like a hero. I never have. But I will go out on a limb and say that all things being equal, a veteran is much closer to being a hero than a fry cook. Not to say a fry cook can’t be a hero, but simply being a fry cook doesn’t make you one. Even if you served fries during a pandemic. I’m sorry if that offends you. Thank you for playing “Who’s my hero”. Here’s your trophy.

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