The tragedy of Veterans Day, a repeated holiday of truly forgotten promises is only made worse by the memory of valiant soldiers and their selfless sacrifice of life and service so that we may live. I can think of nothing more despicable than the endless parties of raucous laughter, mindless enjoyment that holds nothing in common with the memorial that should be taking place.
We are a forgetful nation, a people calloused to the emotional ties that used to bind us as one. Instead of memory we have lapses, gaps in judgment that propel us, hurling headlong into the abyss of hard insensitivity.
As an occasional substitute teacher, mostly in middle school I’ve learned this tragedy first hand. The selfishness of our youth is profound, a gift of negative proportions supplied most generously from their equally egoistic parents. These young minds are filled with smut, lust and an extreme sense of lasciviousness that shames the most hardened soul. The very mention of selflessness draws blank stares of incomprehensible astonishment. They have no idea how to act in a selfless manner, nor do they care to learn.
From the greatest generation to the worst in 50 years is a national disgrace. We should all be ashamed for allowing these cretans to wallow and demand, their self-induced and government supported entitlements, draining the very life from what was once the greatest union of altruistic minds and efforts ever assembled.
The hope of a few still rings clear as efforts of those stand as a sentinel of what used to be. Can we recover, can we regain what was lost and rebuilt this nation back to what it used to be or are we too far gone to escape the tidal pulls that rip us from the shore of sanity?
Today and in every country for those who feel pride and thanks for those who died for us, take a moment to really think about the sacrifices made, the ultimate gift of life paid by so many so that we could choose to mindlessly party and play, carrying on like there was no tomorrow.