Mocking The Symbolic Hero (27-02-2018)

Trump has boldly said that he would’ve run into the school at Parkland, Florida, even unarmed, to apprehend the shooter and defend the children. But has this quote been taken out of context?

What does it symbolically mean for our culture and civilisation, that we spend our time and energy mocking heroic aspiration, even from the person sitting in the seat of highest power – the archetypal hero embodied in our current social order?

James Fox Higgins explores the importance of revering heroic deeds, even if they are hypothetical.

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