A World War Two veteran sat down for an interview and lamented the mismatch between the values he fought for some eighty years ago and the situation of the nation in what can only be described as a genuinely heartbreaking film. The soldier is disheartened to see both the country’s enormous shift and the apparent lack of courage in most people nowadays.
A 100-year-old veteran sobs inconsolably over what America has become. “The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain.”
The veteran who is 100 years old chats with a reporter named Emily and starts out by thinking about the wonderful life he has led and his capacity to enjoy the little things in life.
100 year old veteran breaks down in tears at what America has become— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 11, 2022
“The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain.”
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“I don’t know. I’ve lived a good life. I’ve had a lot, a lot of happiness. Happiness, smiling, telling everybody that everything was beautiful every day.If I went into my church and didn’t say everything was beautiful they’d think I was sick and I and I’m not that way. I sincerely believe in this whole world that everything is beautiful.”
The talk then shifts focus. The speaker makes the all too obvious argument that those whining nowadays don’t realize how fortunate they are.
“And people don’t realize what they have; they bitch about it. And then, nowadays, I am so upset that the things we did and the things we fought for and the boys just died for and it’s going down the drain. Our country is going to hell in a handbasket. We haven’t got the country we had when I was brave, not at all, nobody’ll have the fun I had, but the opportunities I had. It’s just not the same. That’s not what they died for.”
It must be awful to battle for freedom and the American way just to see it burn to the ground.