Good Guys

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath
David, with the head of Goliath

Good guys have been around for a while.  I have to stop, from time to time, to remember that there are good guys.   It reminds me that I’m not alone in a messed up world … It reminds me that there many reasons to hope.David met Goliath, hurled a stone through the air, and it connected.   WHACK!  David was a good guy, who didn’t take it lightly, Goliath talking smack … and messing with his people.
It reminds me of a line from a book entitled Flight of the A-1 Intruder, by Steven Koontz: “Son, if there was ever a time to come to know Jesus, it’s right now.”  Jesus was not known, yet, at that time, but it would have been a great line.  Goliath was a bad guy who couldn’t keep his head together.

Eliott Ness (Eliot Ness – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org ) went after Al Capone, and … succeeded.  Crafty?  Oh, yeah.  Tax evasion.  HA!  Eliott Ness was part of the “Untouchables” … and they had a vision, these guys.  They took down Al Capone.

Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science an...
Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science and Society Picture Gallery: Al Capone (1899-1947), American gangster, 17 June 1931. ‘Al Capone sent to prison. This picture shows the Bertillon photographs of Capone made by the US Dept of Justice. His rogue’s gallery number is C 28169’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s good to remember that the “archetypes” … somewhat an appropriate term … are important because they symbolize justice.

Superman and his alter ego, Clark Kent
Superman and his alter ego, Clark Kent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They remind us, as well, of the good guys … going after the bad guys.  Like Clark Kent, a good man, that had to deal with some legitimate tension / ambivalence / frustration of living out two different roles.

A shaken Clark Kent, unconcerned about his sec...
A shaken Clark Kent, unconcerned about his secret,assists Lateesha Johnson; she was attacked by gang members. Art by Dan Jurgens. From Superman v.2 #121 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I could not  live out two roles like Clark Kent.  He was a reporter.  No, a super-hero.  No, a reporter.  No, a super-hero.  Is it a bird?  Is it a plane? Nooooo!  It’s … a … newspaper reporter!!   Another challenge for Clark Kent: he did not have a cellphone, which meant he had to use a phone booth. But at least he got the girl in the end.

 Then, there is another archetype: Aragorn from The Lord Of The Rings, who lost his dad at the age of two … because of a conflict between Aragorn’s dad and a gang of orcs who were, like Goliath, no doubt talking smack.  An elf type named Elrond (who was the toughest elf-type that I have ever seen) raised up Aragorn.  Aragorn eventually met a babe by the name of Arwen, who happened to be Elrond’s daughter. Aragorn walked softly, and carried a sharp sword, and was a full-blown orc terrorizer.  
One good way to wrap this post up is with a picture of a real-life hero … laying it all down to keep us safe, MIT police officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass.,  Sean Collier died Thursday night after two men fired gunshots at Collier, who responded to a disturbance on the campus.    Picture below, courtesy of USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/19/boston-mit-officer-collier/2096329/

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