Tuesday, January 23, 2007
State of the Union's good point
I have a long list of thoughts about The State of the Union address, but this one was easy, because I actually agree with President Bush – this man is a national hero that deserved recognition for his act of selfless bravery.
I grew up in London and always found Tube Stations rather scary after seeing a woman jump in front of a train – and therein the aftermath.
Three weeks ago, Wesley Autrey was waiting at a Harlem subway station with his two little girls, when he saw a man fall into the path of a train. With seconds to act, Wesley jumped onto the tracks ... pulled the man into a space between the rails ... and held him as the train passed right above their heads. He insists he's not a hero. Wesley says: "We got guys and girls overseas dying for us to have our freedoms. We got to show each other some love." There is something wonderful about a country that produces a brave and humble man like Wesley Autrey
as said by President Bush
What Mr. Autrey did on the behalf of a fellow human is remarkable and is most praiseworthy as I can say without any lack of confidence on being a bad person that I would never have had his courage or his concern for a fellow human. To make that comment sound slightly better, I would have had the compassion, but never the charisma or guts to put my life in jeopardy for that of a stranger. I would like to think I am better than how I present, but honesty prevails.
I suppose one never knows what one will do until presented with the situation, but I still don't think I would have done what Mr. Autrey did excepting my hero fanstasy land that I occasionaly zone into.
Tomorrow I will take apart the address and comment very fully – hope you will give me your thoughts too.