I love History-my favorite time is World War II. That time frame and what led up to it, fascinates me. But recently I read "Killing England" by Bill O'Reilly. It's been awhile since I've read about the Revolutionary War. Of course I studied it in school and in college as most of my generation did and have a basic understanding of the time frame.
But reading this book, reminded me of how brutal the war really was. As I read of the decisions of General Washington and other leaders it made me think. Washington would hang deserters, no appeals... he pushed his soldiers to the limit, and himself also. While in most battles, the losing soldiers were often killed rather than taken prisoner. This war went on for five long years.
Do we have that same kind of strength today to fight against an enemy? Unfortunately I do not think we do. If our generation had to make a choice to either stay with an unjust government or rebel, this generation would not have the courage to stand up and fight. It would cost too much.
When I look around, I can not imagine our younger generation being able to stand up and fight like America did in WWI or WWII. I see young men who are not growing up to be men but rather just older boys. It's sad to me. Oh there are some who are growing up to become men but so many who are not.
This all ties into what I'm seeing in social media following the shooting in Broward County Florida.
For the record, I feel the FBI, the Broward County Sheriff's Office and the Broward County School District are responsible for not stopping this attack. Sheriff Israel is the absolute worse sheriff and I am glad the Governor has the FDLE investigating his office! I believe Sheriff Israel with be relieved of his duties!
After the shooting I wrote this on FB
They were taught respect for adults. When I was growing up we might've been doing a few things we weren't supposed to do but we didn't talk back to authority. We respected teachers and Administrators and we respected law enforcement and other kids' parents as well as our own.
Everything was out in the open other parents looked out for you & would call your parents in a heartbeat and tell them if something was going on. And your parents would deal with it. If you got in trouble at school there was no coddling or blaming the school - you got in trouble at school you got in trouble at home.