I have recently made friends with a young Navy man. He’s based an hour away from where I’m at, and some mutual friends have been driving to pick him up on weekends so he can go off-base for his few days off. Recently he decided to attend church with us, and wore his uniform to the service. Our church is very military friendly, with several members and relatives and friends of the church family in the various branches. But while I was discussing the topics of going off-base, uniforms, and various and sundry other random topics which were relevant at that time and no longer.
My Navy friend, with a serious look on his face, told me his officers and other members of the military have told him it is unwise to wear ones uniform off-base into public places such as malls. He having personal experience, concurred that he no longer wears his uniform off-base except for special occasions. He says that when he goes to malls or other public areas he gets “looks” which are less than friendly or encouraging. He says that one particular jeweler at a local mall in his home town, while purporting to be friendly to military members due in part to its owner being ex-military, actually charges premiums to members of the military.
This is serious news. Ever since Vietnam, when the military were vilified and ostracized, called “baby killer” and worse. When the name of our boys were besmirtched by communist-sympathyzing elites with microphones and cameras to talk to. When the current generation of teachers and professors and academics of all flavors cut their teeth on lies and grew misshapen and twisted in a continual flood of hateful, vitriolic, and false attacks on the bedrock, the foundations of America and the world. We are in serious trouble. If we cannot put aside our differences and at least support our troops, no matter the cause of battle. If we cannot see a just battle and righteous war when it is looking us in the face. We are in serious trouble.
I genuinely fear for America. And as America reviles its own hope for defence of freedom, justice, and the American way, the real supermen and superwomen, we stand to lose so much more than our freedom. Man cannot take away our soul, but if we’ve already sold it…