Welles Crowther: The Man in the Red Bandanna

If you only watch one video today, make it this one.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.”
-Mr. Rogers-

This is an incredible story that will give you chills. Welles Crowther was a hero on September 11, 2001. I only wish this was the top story on ESPN today instead of Ray Rice.

Posted by bigtex at September 11, 2014 8:25 PM
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The thing that you learn from catastrophes is that most people are good, self sacrificing and that there are more heroes in our midst than we imagine.

It is unfortunate that it takes a catastrophe to reveal that simple truth.

Posted by: Rich at September 11, 2014 8:46 PM
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I don’t think it takes a catastrophe to reveal that, it just requires putting down our clinging to wedge issues and look at people as basically good people.

Unfortunately, both major parties require that we believe that people are basically evil and selfish in order to validate passing all of the laws and programs we do instead of working to give us all the power to make changes in our own communities on our own. So that is the meme that is spread in the everyday discourse.

Maybe if we had a change of heart and started questioning the Republican and Democrat talking points and wedge issues and instead empowered people instead of constantly shackling them, things would change for the better finally?

Posted by: Rhinehold at September 11, 2014 9:48 PM
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Political preferences play no part in tragedies. They take a back seat to the needs of the moment.
thanks for sharing, Tex !

Posted by: jane doe at September 11, 2014 10:02 PM
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Yo, Tex,

“I only wish this was the top story on ESPN today instead of Ray Rice.”

Perhaps if you weren’t watching ESPN, a sports network, for your news instead of, you know, a news network, you wouldn’t be making inane comments like this one.


Posted by: Rocky Marks at September 11, 2014 10:26 PM
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Good comment, Rhinehold.

As you point out, our political system seems to depend upon demonizing the opposing side.

In truth, the vast majority of liberals, conservatives and libertarians are people of good will who share common interests and goals. There may be differences on tactics for achievement of those goals but we should not lose sight of the fact that we, in most instances, share common goals.

Posted by: Rich at September 12, 2014 5:59 PM
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