Of cats and heroes


AMERICANS – AND many others around the world – are suffering an extreme case of the warm fuzzies in the wake of the news that three Americans, two of them service members, had joined others in subduing a terrorist as he prepared to kill as many people as he could on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris.

Rightly so.

A potentially deadly situation that ended up with the good guys doing the right thing at the right time to ensure that little blood would be shed is something to celebrate, and the three Americans and others greatly deserve to be seen as heroes.

The problem is that after decades of our hanging the “hero” tag on anybody and everybody we admire, that tribute seems to have lost a good deal of its value. Everybody is a hero these days.

Anyone who puts on a military uniform is a hero.

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Former Texas reporter, columnist and editorial writer.
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