Today… as I am awake, technically yesterday as it’s just after midnight as I type this… is the 78th anniversary of D-Day, one of the most significant events in World War 2.
And before we begin to our point regarding how we have changed since then I want to extend a profound gratitude to these people for what they did and fought for. It is because of them and people like them that we are here today at all, even if we have forgotten it. So, thank you! 🙂
Having said that, as I have already alluded, we seem to have forgotten the lessons and forgotten what their sacrifice truly means. My elected House Representative (Ashley Hinson) and both Senators (Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst), all Trump-following Republicans, issued the obligatory reverence and thank you statements on social media and elsewhere. Ok, fair enough. Bah, whatever.
I say “whatever” because I’m not sure I believe their sincerity. Ten years ago I would have, but today? I’m just not convinced. All three are following in the Trump “army”, and are Republicans terrified of losing his base, they have all three capitulated and surrendered their values and backbones in the interest of attaining and keeping power… their own and their party’s.
They all three keep slamming President Biden and his policies, warranted or not. But let’s be honest, in today’s divided hyper-partisan political climate they be slamming any Democrat president, Biden or not. And the worst part is deep down they probably don’t believe what they say, which honestly makes it and them even worse. Party over country. No backbone. Yet they keep saying it, so it’s what we have to go with.
If somehow D-Day and 2022 US politics were to converge would these people slam President Roosevelt for botching the war and spending too much and putting American lives at risk and not thinking of America first and on and on and on? Given that so many Republicans have totally abandoned who they were just a few years ago, I believe it’s quite possible they would, so spare me the faux patriotic babble from today’s Republicans, actions speak louder than words, I ain’t buying it.
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