America needs boring good guys and gals ( ” happy warriors ” ) who preach civic duty; good citizenship and other equally boring topics as cultural counter balance to exciting messengers promoting ever-more self indulgent; destructive behavior.
Comic book fiction is replete with creative solid citizen types who advocated this boring message while facing down a mind-numbing array of opponents doing the opposite.
Adam West Batman was my generation’s prime spokesman for creative support of good citizenship.
Long before the grim ” Dark Knight ” depiction became vogue Batman was an exceptional good guy who could have been a Kiwanis club or American Legion member in disguise.
Life is harsh and we shouldn’t sugar coat it to children or ourselves.
But we do need happy warriors to remind us that there is something to be happy about even as headlines and personal challenges argue otherwise.
Happy warriors like the late Jack Kemp come to mind whose famously inclusive vision of conservatism wowed friend and foe alike.
Or Wally ” Famous ” Amos who made a fortune off chocolate chip cookies only to have his brand name and wealth taken from him. Through it, he never
stopped smiling or encouraging others to do the same.
Comedian/philanthropist Bill Cosby occupies a special place as a happy warrior who doesn’t use profanity and whose demand that Black folks do better is said with malice but with the same love which has animated his career.
The final happy warrior is a friend who calls himself the Silver Sentinel. Selfless to a fault even his super hero activist name resulted
from helping someone, in this instance his child by giving her a hero all her own. He’s always on call for others.
Happy warriors like these remind us there are boring but necessary values worth defending even at times when feeling happy anout is the last thing on our minds.
Cap Black Anti Crime Activist
” I’m not always a happy warrior
but I’m working on it LOL “
NADRA ENZI AKA CAP BLACK promotes creative crime prevention. (504) 214-3082.
[email protected] is where Pay Pal donations can be sent to assist my citizen patrol efforts which support civic duty and due process.
” EITHER YOU’RE A GOOD BLACK MAN- OR A MEMBER OF THE CHOCOLATE KLAN! “