Officer Eugene Goodman and America's Hunger for Real Life Heroes

Things are so bad you know?  We don't even know who the good guys are anymore, no less where the heroes are at.  So many of our Democratic reps especially of color, did not know which police officers to trust during Donald Trump's insurrection.  

The more details that are revealed the more horrifying this all is.  AOC says she had a close encounter and thought she was going to die.  She didn't know who to trust and was afraid to go into the so-called "safe room" which was also housing white supremacist congressional reps and likely co-conspirators. 

Today, one of the most shocking accusations came from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA): 


And Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill's (D-NJ) statement that she observed Congressional reps leading reconnaissance tours the day before the terrorist attack.  

And some members of the Capital Police were seen directing terrorists to offices and taking selfies with them. 

There was no Ironman in the halls of the Capital that day.  To a culture that has become steeped in Superhero mythos, this can be disorientating.  Why can't we tell the good guys from the bad?  Are there any heroes left?

I specifically chose the header picture to be not just of Office Eugene Goodman, but of the moment he looks to his left, towards the Senate Chamber doors, sees they are still open, and then baits the crowd of white supremacist terrorists into the opposite direction.



Be very clear:  Goodman herded the rioters away from the Senate Chambers at 2:14 p.m. Senators were alerted that protesters had breached the Capitol building just one minute earlier, according to CNN's timeline of events from Wednesday's riot. Vice President Mike Pence wouldn't be evacuated from the Senate until 2:30 p.m.

They were there looking to assassinate Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, thus taking out the line of presidential succession.  I believe that at some point, likely soon, we will discover that Trump is personally implicated in this long-planned terrorist plot to overthrow the government of the United States of America in a violent coup.

They, these white supremacists, who believe themselves the superior race, set themselves as a mob against one lone police officer, a black man.  He first tried to fight them  back but it was one man against an endless MOB, so he called for back up and went up the stairs, the mob in hot pursuit.  At the very top of those stairs, he glances to his left, sees the chamber doors opened, and without a second of hesitation, lures the mob in the other direction.

At great risk to his own life.  He outwits them every step of the way, outthinks them, out acts them. 

And as terrifying as it is to watch, it is also exhilarating.  Because we are seeing a hero.

I have always said that Lizzo asked the question of the Trump years:  Why men great till they gotta be great?

But we have ourselves a great one here.   

I believe there had to be other heroes inside the buiding that day, as we are now finding out some of the police were in hand to hand combat with these terrorists.  We need to tell their stories.  We need to give them medals.  Office Goodman needs to be promoted and receive a medal from President Biden.

Let's know all of their stories, let the stories of them go forth, let there be heroes, because the supervillains of this story have hogged screen time for the past four years.  So much so that some, came to view them as something they are not and will never be.  

Protagonists.  Decent people.  Some think Trump himself, an incredibly evil and sick man, a hero. 

Some have confused terrorists with brave patriots.  Let them see what a brave patriot actually  looks like. 



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