A lot of times I'm on some derned music board or other and somebody starts in about how such-and-such musician is their Hero and blahblahblah. I just had to say it again the other day. No matter how much I like some dude's music, musicians are not my "heroes" for making cool music. Nor are artists my "heroes" for making neat art. Nor are writers my "heroes" for penning some ironic masterpiece.
You wanna know someone I think is a hero? This guy is a hero. Sadly, he died today (Bandwagon jumper!) but at least he lived long enough to get his point across.
No git slinger will ever beat someone who stands up for what's right. Unless it's some Woody Guthrie-type who stood up in addition to slinging a git.