Stop thanking the troops for me: No, they don’t “protect our freedoms!”

12 Nov

http://www.salon.com/2013/11/11/stop_thanking_the_troops_for_me_no_they_dont_protect_our_freedoms/

MONDAY, NOV 11, 2013 11:34 AM EST

Stop thanking the troops for me: No, they don’t “protect our freedoms!”

Why is pro sports constantly jamming military fervor down our throats? Their claims are wrong in more ways than one

“The combination of unanimous, entirely uncritical appreciation for the military, and the irrational belief that we owe gratitude to the troops for virtually everything we cherish in life, up to and including freedom itself, is very dangerous for our intellectual culture.”

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