Comment: Conserving Tradition

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Conserving Tradition

WW II, especially, had the propaganda machine behind it and I imagine returning soldiers kept the worst to themselves. It was considered very patriotic to "help the war effort," and not question government policies.

Both the government and subsequent generations have been trying to recapture and "conserve" that "unity" and feeling of patriotism ever since, in the face of increasing scrutiny (television coverage, and now, the 'net).

It's on its way out, for sure. I believe it is that love of that patriotic tradition that has driven so many people out of the dominant parties, (yes, Democrats, too, have a soft spot for these heroic rescuers of helpless victims overseas).

What do you think?