Of course not. Steven St. Bernard, a bus driver, caught a little girl falling from a third story window in NYC, according to a news story out today.
He saw her on top of an air conditioner and just knew she was going to fall, so he positioned himself under her and when she did fall, he caught her. She wasn’t hurt, but he hurt his shoulder.
He doesn’t consider himself a hero, according to the news caster reading the story. Of course not. He knows better than that. He’s been told his entire life that it is government that is the hero, this man knows that. Or at least somebody else besides him.
Who put the sidewalks down under his feet? Sure, it could have been the property owner, since most city codes have, since the 1910s, required property owners to put in sidewalks. But still. Somebody else did it.
Who put the road in that he was driving on that took him to her place? Who built the apartment and the air conditioner where the little girl was? Who took care of his torn tendons after he caught her?
See. Obama and Warren and McCulloch Jr. are right. This guy is nothing. Other people, collectively, did it all. He just *happened* to be in the right place at the right time.