We are all drawn to acts of bravery. Whether it is of an iconoclast standing on the periphery of the herd or a party forsaking personal security for noble sacrifice. In those rare moments of courage in others we find aspiration for ourselves. Could I have done the same? Would I have? We like to imagine the answer being affirmative.
And so would you like a perfect modern profile in courage? An example of a man’s stoic fortitude and selfless sacrifice for others?
That exemplar would, naturally, manifest in the form of an adult homosexual surreptitiously recording his emotionally-wrought parents asking him to leave their house and then broadcasting the recording for global consumption. That, my friends, is courage. That is selflessness. That is quiet virtue in the face of adversity. That is obnoxious solipsism in parlaying private family strife into fashionable homo celebrity. The sublime parody of an article is here.
I do have to offer some acknowledgement to the extraordinarily homosexual Mr. Daniel Ashley Pierce. By consciously publicizing a very painful and very private family rupture, and thus turning the parents that suffered to raise him into international objects of the liberal rending machine, he has successfully increased my already elevated ambient contempt to something quite invigorating in its intensity.
Though, of course, opinions vary on properly assigned disdain. Readers of the Daily Mail logically allocate to the parents, who believed they were having a private conversation with a son they believed could be trusted with such; and thus were not play acting to elicit sympathy from an audience. As of course this courageous homosexual was doing precisely. Here’s a sample of reader comments:
Hang in there buddy. God loves you more than those judgmental hippocrates (sic-lol)
This is such horrible failure as parents, and so far away from the gospel of Jesus
Omg!!! I cried… Poor baby. His parents claim 2 b religious yet they were cursing
I feel bad for him! From my religious studies, I believe God taught us to love everyone!!!
Those parents should be ashamed of themselves. They’re ugly small minded people. I hope he can heal from the hurt they’ve caused.
Daniel, I’m so glad you got away from this hateful situation. I hope you have a great new life. Keep smiling!
Feel really sorry for this lad, having parents from the Dickensian era – You are, sorry to say better off without them. They are entrenched in their “backward” ways.
This is what actual brave men in Antietam, the Somme, and the Ardennes fought to provide? One wishes to hear their present opinions from the beyond. How many would have instead sided with their adversaries?
It is also interesting to wonder of the inevitable conflict between the black and rainbow flags. Which color do you think will run?