David Bowie’s mid-1970s song “Heroes” was about two people personally fighting back against a monumental communist evil. The Berlin wall namechecked in the song is happily gone now (I have a tiny piece of it on a shelf in my study), but the freedom-crushing spirit behind it lives on, in smaller but still sadly pervasive forms, from people who should know better. And so does the spirit of rebellion, because, after all, dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
As Tim Blair writes, “Remember these examples when next confronted by epic stupidity in your own world. We can be heroes, too.”