Sometimes heroism sounds less like "follow me!" and more like, 'wait, WTF?"
There's not a whole lot of press when a riot is stopped before it ever starts. But one in Idaho, where a bunch of Patriot front yahoos were all arrested before they ever got near a Pride event they were looking to disturb, is getting a bit of attention.
What stopped them?
Someone at their hotel noticing a platoon's worth of uniformed, masked, and armored guys loading up into a uhaul and called the cops. The uhaul was stopped within 10 minutes, and everyone there was arrested for conspiracy to riot.
There's a lot of conversation about the state of the world in general and security at Pride in particular that I don't need to be joining.
But I wanted to point out that a good bit of ugly was prevented the other day not from thrilling heroics, but from one working stiff saying, "wait, WTF?"