Sunday, April 5, 2020

"Hero" talk

This was an interesting exchange on Twitter:



https://twitter.com/obiwormkenobi/status/1247626452536905732

https://twitter.com/opnmindtexas/status/1247560373709963273

(I posted two links in case one of them disappears in the future.)

One of the replies to the exchange said how calling those workers "heroes" comes as either cynical or condescending--possibly both.  And, you know, I kind of agree with that.  I mean, look at Mike Sington's face.  Does it not scream "cynical" and "condescending", among many other things?  ("Smarmy" would be my first choice.)

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