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Finally some true heros!


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    American tend to cheapen heroism by assigning the title to everyone and anyone who joins the military. Unfortunately, being in the military and even fighting in armed conflicts doesn't have anything to do with heroism!

    Yesterday, however, two young US Marines on vacation in France, showed true heroism by their actions in disarming a terrorist on their train who was intent on causing as much carnage as he could. These two guys are true heros - finally, people who truly deserve the title!

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    In our society, heroes are born every day, but very few people bear witness to their acts of heroism.

    We just witnessed the passing of a man who I would consider to be a true hero. His name was Richard Trumka.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/05/afl-cio-trumka-dead-502573

    Trumka, 72, had served as president of the AFL-CIO, which represents more than 12.5 million workers, for more than a decade and was called a “dear friend” by President Joe Biden.

    "Perhaps the most important trait I valued in Rich is that he was never afraid to speak truth to power, even if the power was held by people he helped elect – myself included," Biden said in a statement.

    “He was a relentless champion of workers’ rights, workplace safety, worker-centered trade, democracy and so much more,” AFL-CIO Communications Director Tim Schlittner said in a statement.

    A third-generation coal miner, Trumka spent his career in the labor movement, serving as president of the United Mine Workers of America, and a member of the AFL-CIO’s executive counsel, as well as on various of the federation’s committees before being elected AFL-CIO president in 2009.

    He was not afraid to demand change from within the ranks. As secretary treasurer of the AFL-CIO, he gave a series of speeches to fellow union members during the 2008 campaign, challenging them to look beyond then-candidate Barack Obama’s race. The most memorable of those speeches took place at the national convention of the United Steelworkers.

    "We can't tap dance around the fact that there are a lot of white folks out there," Trumka said, before bluntly declaring that a lot of union members "just can't get past this idea that there's something wrong with voting for a black man."

    There's "only one really, really bad reason to vote against Barack Obama,” he added. “And that's because he's not white."