World War II Vet Shares Heartbreaking Thoughts on Current Day America

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It’s always worth celebrating America, but that’s especially true on the 4th of July.

ESPN, of course, thinks the exact opposite, allowing Howard Bryant to post a ridiculous, insulting article that OutKick founder Clay Travis thoroughly dismantled:

The “woke” believe that any policy or social development that does not conform to their progressive desires is yet another reason to hate America.

For many of those that served their country though, especially for veterans who fought in the second World War, the left wing agendas that have dominated government in recent years have been devastating to the country.

One WW2 vet who recently turned 100, Carl Dekel, discussed his feelings on the state of America, saying “this is not the country we fought for:”

“People don’t realize what they have,” Dekel said, showing his emotions. “The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain.”

“We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised, not at all,” he said, being brought to tears. “Nobody will have the fun I had. Nobody will have the opportunity I had. It’s just not the same and that’s not what our boys, that’s not what they died for.”

What’s upsetting is that in many ways, he’s right.

Although there has obviously been significant and much needed progress in many areas of American life, he’s very clearly right that the fun and opportunity and optimism of previous generations has disappeared.

There are many still trying to maintain an America that Dekel would be proud of, but it’s often an uphill battle against progressives like Bryant who hate the United States while profiting and benefiting from life here.

It’s heartbreaking to see that one of America’s heroes is disappointed and discouraged by the current state of the country. But despite ESPN’s best efforts, there’s still plenty out there who realize that US citizens have much to celebrate and restore.

Written by Ian Miller

Ian Miller is a former award watching high school actor, author, and long suffering Dodgers fan. He spends most of his time golfing, traveling, reading about World War I history, and trying to get the remote back from his dog. Follow him on Twitter @ianmSC

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