I see precious little evidence of it in those who piss on the corpses of enemy dead. And in those who condone it.
I directed my post against the young people I see around me who waste their lives away playing video games and watching TV soft porn while living in their parents houses well in to their thirties.
The very young men chronicled in this book bare no resemblance to the young men I see around be on a daily bases. I do know young men who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and I respect them greatly. One I know will never be the same because of repeated head injuries he received in Afghanistan. I grieve for his family and him for their lives can never be what they should have been.
But the youths that I speak of see these men and remark that they were stupid to go and that these heroes have wasted their lives. What I find most damning of all is that they consider themselves patriots.