05-24-2021 09:28 AM
Hard to handicap precisely
but a significant portion- the degree of impact that the post 9/11 obsession with Our Troops and everybody else in uniform had in nudging the urge toward authoritarianism forward.
But also goes back to the glorious TV war of ‘91, and even our conflicted narratives over VN.
Curiously, civilian folks in uniforms actually performed with much more universal heroism during the pandemic.