In our pop culture, and particularly reference based online culture wherein people may invoke X person as a humorous example of something (mainly through excessive or egotistical character traits readily apparent) it gets harder and harder to define a quantifiable hero. Who is the hero strongly? The One Who Didn't Get Covered In The Muck. The Great One Who Despised Bret Easton Ellis Novels?
Nowadays, I often find in online conversations that people will gravitate to say, an online list from Cracked detailing all these World War 2 guys. They're a hallmark in my renowned "A Dude Must War" meditations on war, and frankly, kinda part of a generation that is idolized a bit unrealistically with regard to the climate of America during and after the conflict.
Where are the modern heroes, the nutjobs and empathy filled honor beasts? The Anti-Ted Nugents. The selfless, and those not on CNN's Heroes featuring Will.I.Am? Who is a hero, who is your hero?