American Cowards

Posted on September 5, 2012

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“Say, remember when we had 2 wars going on?”

“Gosh yeah, seems like yesterday don’t it?”

“Yep, wonder how it all worked out…”

Its an imaginary conversation but doesn’t it ring true, remember the rallies, the yellow ribbons, the cries of ‘SUPPORT THE TROOPS’?

Seem pretty hollow today though… Not because Americans aren’t fighting or dying – they are, over 300 Americans have died in Afghanistan this year, no, it sounds hollow because we just don’t pay attention anymore.

There are two reasons why:

1) So few of us serve. 

According to the Pew Research Center a smaller share of Americans serve in the armed forces than at any time since the peacetime years between World Wars I and II.

Or, to put it another way – during the longest period of sustained war in American history – 1/2 of 1% of Americans served in uniform at any given time.

2) Other than that woefully small 0.005% of Americans who serve in the nation’s armed forces, we’re all cowards too consumed with our own lives to remember this –

 

– still happens all the damn time.

Whether we wanna talk about it or not, whether we remember or not, IT’S STILL HAPPENING!

We’re still at war America, until we remember that, until we DEMAND our elected leaders do the same, we’re all American cowards.

 

 

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