Politicians are not Superheroes
By Rod Eccles
There is a lot of cinematography lately that has Americans eagerly dishing out their hard earned cash just to be entertained for 120 minutes.
It’s a particular genre of film that has Americans flocking to their local Cineplex as well as having them glued to their big screen televisions almost nightly. This genre is so pervasive that even specialty networks have their own versions.
What Americans seem to want and seem to search for on a constant basis is a superhero. We look for them everywhere. We freely give the label, HERO, to just about anyone who performs above the call of duty. To anyone whom we believe performs some feat of amazement that is beyond the average and everyday human.
The funny thing about those we call a hero is that none of them truly believe they are. They believe they are simply a caring human doing what caring humans do when they are trained at doing what they do. They view it as a job.
Funny thing is, when we look at the make-believe heroes on the screen or in the pages of comic books, those heroes view themselves as nothing more than humans with abilities and training to do a job.
So Americans keep looking. They keep searching. They keep longing.
This search often leads to many dead ends. Even though we think we found a real hero, we later find out that those particular humans are fillable, flawed, and in many cases fake.
It is because we place the label hero on too many people who do not truly deserve the title. And when we are let down by these false heroes, we don’t mourn. We don’t look inside ourselves and ask how it is that we could be fooled so easily.
Instead, we search for a replacement and we quickly find the new hero that is then catapulted to the stratosphere as the savior of our society, our nation, and our very way of life.
We rally behind this new found hero and we give them praise. We bow down to their perceived greatness and put them on pedestals. Some would say mighty pedestals.
When this so called hero fails us again as they usually do, we do not mourn and we do not look inside for answers. We simply place the label of hero on another person.
Often we do this without even realizing it. Often the hero is not seen as a hero by many at first. Then their fable grows and more and more people come to see them as a hero and before long we start using specific language that identifies them as the new hero. We say “they are the ONLY one” or “only this new hero can save us” or “he is the only qualified person to do…”
Sometimes, the hero comes to believe the hype and they think of themselves as the hero or the savior. We call them politicians.
ROD ECCLES OF THE The Rod Eccles Show The Coolest, Most Politically Incorrect, Conservative Black Man on the Planet Rod has lived or visited the nations of Greece, Spain, Italy and Turkey. His father is a 21 year veteran of the United States Air Force and saw active duty in Vietnam and Thailand. Rod is a strong Constitutional Conservative. Rod believes in God, Family, Country, and the right to the pursuit of happiness. Rod believes in the Constitution of the United States of America and that the Founding Fathers were on the right track when they created and established our nation. When people meet Rod they describe him as being logical, factual, truthful, and historical. Rod is an entrepreneur having started a successful landscaping business while living in NY State. That experience helped him launch a successful Dry Cleaning Service called Cleaner Solutions which was a door to door dry cleaning service. Now Rod owns three businesses titled Zinc Media, Zinc Marketing, and Zinc Agency. Rod uses his social marketing and advertising skills in order to help small businesses put together a great marketing plan, and Rod also reaches out to businesses in the commmunity in order to help soldiers find gainful employment upon returning home from there tour of duty. You can listen to Rod LIVE on Constitutional Patriot Radio, Tuesday’s from 9-11 PM EST, and Fridays from 8-10 PM EST. You can also hear a replay of his show on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s at Midnight, SHR Media Daily, once in the morning and once at night, Red State Radio, Monday through Friday at 7AM, and then on Saturdays at 1PM, and WAARadio with Wayne Dupree, Tuesday through Saturday, 1-3PM. You can also hear him on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Player FM, Sound Cloud, and soon on ZDRN. Its two hours of fun and facts. So join the fast growing fan base and tune in as Rod delivers the truth behind the news about Politics, Current Events, Pop Culture, and anything else that catches his fancy. Connect with Rod on Social Media: