We've had worse times as a nation, but the times aren't the problem, as I spelled out in the OP. The problem is gutless, entitled citizens who stopped giving a fuck about the republic the day they elected Reagan.
THIS I agree with one hundred percent. The real problem is apathy, which unfortunately is a part of human nature.
Now, i just want to watch humanity burn itself to the ground. The world will keep on turning, same as always. But without people, it will finally start becoming a better place.
I can understand that, believe it or not. Sometimes I want to just watch humanity die out too. But I've always come out with a reason to keep trying. If the species can produce the likes of Gandhi, Patton, Jack Churchill, and similar people, then I've got hope for it. But I'm young yet. We'll see what I think in five years.
Five years makes all the difference. I'm only 21, ya know. Maybe in five years, you will realize that Gandhi is the only person on your list worthy of true admiration, but we will just have to wait and see.
Only if your standard is "perfection".
Why shouldn't it be? You can admire Patton and Churchill for their various characteristics, like them, carouse with them, whatever. But a t the end of the day, are they models of what human beings should aspire to be?
1. Yes, if you're up to your arse in Nazis. This is looking more and more likely.
2. JACK Churchhill, incidentally. Same war, bigger balls.
"Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown... the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony, of the miserable souls, who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty. Let us reward the innocent. My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of grave robbers from outer space?"