THE ORDER OF BATTLE

Reading this post, “Kill Your Heroes” came to mind. A number by electronic rock band AWOLNATION. The song itself doesn’t explore the topic in length but the title says it all. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard in one version or another.
Hell, the biggest story ever told is the rise of Jesus Christ. A savior, a hero crucified and killed by us, the people.

To apply the phrase “kill your heroes” in today’s society is not about getting yourself arrested for murder. Instead, it’s more about being subjective towards your heroes, being in a state of mind where you’re strong enough not to let the herd decided who the hero of the day is but to understand why the hero is a hero to YOU and how you can achieve or perhaps surpass that heroism.

Citizen Tom

The Water of Life Discourse between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well by Angelika Kauffmann , 17–18th century (from here) The Water of Life Discourse between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well by Angelika Kauffmann , 17–18th century (from here)

We human beings are funny sometimes. Less often we are brilliant. We talk a lot about logic and reason. We supposedly want to be wise, but usually we are just ornery.

Here is a funny example. We all have heroes. That’s why we get articles and polls like the following:

Because of what our choices say about us, we want others to admire the people we admire, but people often don’t. So some people admire Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Graham, Bill Gates,……   Some don’t.

What is the problem? If you are of the Liberal persuasion, Ronald Reagan’s…

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About Ndumiso Mncwabe

When beautiful melodies tell us horrible things and grisly sounds tell us the kind truth. This is where life and music meet. They say music has the power to inspire change, I say music has the power to inspire vibes. Good vibes and bad vibes. It also has the power to inspire thoughts, but most importantly, for it to inspire change, it must inspire conversation. I smell music, I speak music. View all posts by Ndumiso Mncwabe

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