Apparently a 20 year old young man died protecting his girlfriend.
Gee, how heroic, how manly, how selfless of him to do such a thing.
This kind of false glamorizing makes me want to fucking puke. Above all, because it attempts to box heroism and masculinity into this absurd notion that they rest primarily on how selfless one acts and how much one is willing to sacrifice.
Think about how low the morality of a culture has sunk to drool over his death.
If he had lived there would be little discussion of this incident.
And what if he had been carrying a concealed weapon and shot the asshole before a single person was hurt?
There would be no fuss. No discussion. And if the laws in the State where this took place did not protect the right of an individual to carry a concealed firearm on college campuses, he would potentially be facing a decade or more in prison, in spite of defending himself and saving lives.
He would be subject to getting anally raped in over crowded jail cells for the entire duration of his 20s, and few would give a shit otherwise.
This is how psychologically fucked our society is. Praise the fact that he died protecting his girlfriend. Ignore or damn the hero that survives unharmed. Call the man who refuses to sacrifice himself for his ~20 year old girlfriend of a few months a coward.
Base all heroism on how fast one is willing to risk his life for another. Base all masculinity on how much you are willing to sacrifice. Base romantic love on the ethics of an emergency that bears little relevance to daily life in a civilized society.
Damn the hero who achieves and who survives. Glamorize the men who die.
And now that you know what it takes to be a man and to be a hero, sacrifice for the state. It’s the next logical step. Don’t be a coward.