Now that I am pretty much officially thinking like an old man, I will speculate about a particular fear. That fear is that America becomes a military dictatorship. Why? Because only men like John McCain understand and respect the idea of sacrifice for higher purposes.
Two things have to fail of course. One is the moral courage of the elites that run things today, and two is the belief by the military in the sanctity of the Constitution. I think we're a long way from both of these situations, but I may be looking at the wrong indicators. So my fear may or may not be justified and the threat is not clear or present. The problem is that I keep seeing the same things Gerard does, and I get fed up.
I want to hate the lazy slobs of our public and retreat to some corner where sweet reason if not prevailing is at least present in heaping gobs. Why do I feel more and more like Colonel Jessup?