Friday, May 28, 2010

Why Is It That We Insist Firefighters Are Heroes?

The story of "an ultimately futile act some have described as courageous and others have called a mere postponing of the inevitable" should have us all questioning some basic assumptions — Existentialist Firefighter Delays 3 Deaths.

"I'm no hero," said the subject of the story. "Like any other man, I am thrown into this world, alone and terrified, to play a meaningless role in an empty life. In my case, that role happens to involve charging through towering blazes to pull helpless individuals from a sea of flames before they suffocate or are burnt alive."

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Blogger Procopius said...

I liked the execution of the White House Fool "for crimes of great arrogance and cheek" due to an ill-aimed jape on the national debt.

11:47 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

That was good; I posted a link here.

12:20 PM  

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