I have some friends on Facebook who are the sort of mushy thinkers that reflexively spout patriotic banalities and I’ve seen the, “If you can read this thank a teacher. If you can read it in English, thank a veteran.” status a couple of Memorial Days now.
How realistic is that? Who in particular had 1. The ability to invade us. and 2. the inclination to actually attempt changing the official language?
I understand that the standing military made invasion by the Russians less likely, but were they actually interested in a full invasion of the continental US? That really seems unlikely.
Am I missing something?
Also, I am thankful for the work veterans do tracking down AQ in Afghanistan / Pakistan and fixing the mistakes of the last administration. But that doesn’t mean we should be hyperbolic in our praise.