Jim Wright describing one of the major reasons I get uncomfortable when folks thank me for my service...
"This is what always comes after the thanks[...]This neck-deep conservative bullshit, pushed by people who never served themselves, this never-ending attempt to co-opt my service into martyrdom for a political ideology built on lies used to diminish other Americans"
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