Old Jules, what’s your take on the state of democracy today?
Democracy was well on the way to being destroyed in this country before you were born, or I was born. Here’s what I do to be happy with what’s left of democracy:
1] Avoid knowing national news [television, newspapers, magazines, radio ersatz]
2] Avoid knowing which party or professional politician is holding office at any given time.
3] Mentally shake my head and smile inside every time someone soapboxes about how or whether I should vote.
I joined the military at a time I believed the country was going to war with the intention of killing me some Russians to preserve democracy. Instead the only people I ever shot at or got shot at by were a lot of scared GIs just like me mistakenly thinking one another were something we weren’t. Trying hard to kill one another.
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