You know, many heroes never intended to become or be heroes. But highlighting their actions can still inspire and teach us to be the best us.
My 2020, January 6 hero is the Washington Post anchor Libby Casey who, during the Capitol storming by fascists, briefly burst into tears because she feared for the life of Black Capitol Hill reporter Rhonda Colvin at the location.
Just the spontaneous reaction from an always composed award-winning journalist testified of her love for her Black friend and colleague. When that becomes the unspoken attitude of most Whites, racism will be dead.
When asked her opinion about that, no doubt she’d say: “It was a horrific moment and I was only being human.” That’s exactly what most protectors of persecuted Jews in Nazi-occupied Holland have said after the War. They were ‘no heroes’ and ‘only’ being humane. But, that’s all we need to be.
It is not true that being a hero always demands gigantic acts or losses.
Take a watch at the above raw life clip 3:41:27-3:41:44. It’s brief. Who else noticed it in hours of live coverage? I did, and remember. Thanks, Libby.