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You don't protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes

• Salon

Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as "heroes." The rhetorical sloppiness and intellectual shallowness of affixing such a reverent label to everyone in the military or law enforcement betrays a frightening cultural streak of nationalism, chauvinism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, but it also makes honest and serious conversations necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of a fragile democracy nearly impossible....

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Most are just indoctrinated brain washed dumbed down Amerkins that actually think they are fighting for our freedoms and this country. This has been the propaganda for generations and the sheeple still buy into it hook line and sinker and we wonder why this country and the sheeple are getting flushed down the toilet. Will we ever wake up to some reality of truth?

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