We love everyone that stands up against injustice and does what they think is right.
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America’s Heroes

America loves the underdog. We love everyone that stands up against injustice and does what they think is right. We love it more when the little guy stands against the injustices of big business or the government. The bigger the opponent, the harder the possible fall, the more America loves the one who made the stand.

Remember “The MIghty Ducks”, “Glory Road” and “Happy Gilmore”? These movies all had one thing in common. Losers set their resolve and decided to be all they could be. Through heart-ache, hard work and perseverance they achieved their goals. Against all odds they won! The list of these sports movies goes on and on…Rocky, Major League, Invincible…too many to list.

Harry Potter striving to overcome Lord Voldemort and revenge his parents; Erin Brockovich the unemployed single mom who takes down a multi-national company; or Josey Wales who takes on a portion of the Union Army after they kill his family.

Outlaws & Gunslingers-The Growth of American Heroes In Times of Deflation

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America’s Heroes

America loves the underdog. We love everyone that stands up against injustice and does what they think is right. We love it more when the little guy stands against the injustices of big business or the government. The bigger the opponent, the harder the possible fall, the more America loves the one who made the stand.

Remember “The MIghty Ducks”, “Glory Road” and “Happy Gilmore”? These movies all had one thing in common. Losers set their resolve and decided to be all they could be. Through heart-ache, hard work and perseverance they achieved their goals. Against all odds they won! The list of these sports movies goes on and on…Rocky, Major League, Invincible…too many to list.

Harry Potter striving to overcome Lord Voldemort and revenge his parents; Erin Brockovich the unemployed single mom who takes down a multi-national company; or Josey Wales who takes on a portion of the Union Army after they kill his family.

Why Do We Love The Underdog?

Why do we equate virtue and honor to the little guy, while the big are the bad?  You never see a movie about the wonderful giant business striving to take down that little annoying person.  And you never will because we relate to the little guy.  We are the little guy.  It’s all about equity of power.  We all have something in our lives that we feel powerless against.  And we all want affirmation that we can beat it…we can win…we can overcome!

In every stage of our lives something bigger is pushing us around and making us do things we don’t want to.  Parents, school, bosses and government are all powerful entities that are difficult, if not impossible, to go against.  We want to know that we can overcome these, if and when overcoming becomes necessary.

Outlaws or Heroes?

Most outlaws who became symbols of freedom to America lived in the late 1800′s. Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Bill Doolin and Bill Dalton were all from this period of time. The west was still wild, many states we have today were Indian land, while others were territories, not real states.

The late 1800′s was a time of great financial difficulty in the United States. The years after the Civil War are known as “The Great Deflation”. Money was hard to come by. Jobs were even harder. Families were having a hard time. Life was much as it is today. We cannot know if these times will bring the heroes of the next century. As we live through another deflation we can look to these people and try to decide what went wrong or right.  Try to decide if they were heroes or psychos.

 

 

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