What would the brave troops who landed on the shores of Normandy, Italy, or the specks of land in a vast sea that are the Pacific islands stormed during World War II think of modern America? If one veteran’s recent interview is any guide, they’d be pretty depressed and might just hop back on the boats.
That veteran was U.S. Marine Carl Spurlin Dekel, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week and gave an interview with a TV news station, Fox 13, giving a depressing take on modern America. While the veteran and Silver Star holder says he wouldn’t hesitate to put his life on the line again, he regrets that the U.S. has slipped away from what he remembers.
Speaking on that, he said:
“People don’t realize what they have. The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain.”
And that wasn’t all. Continuing and lamenting America’s present difficulties, tragedies, and culture, Dekel then said:
“We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised, not at all. Nobody will have the fun I had. Nobody will have the opportunity I had. It’s just not the same and that’s not what our boys, that’s not what they died for.”
Adding to that and speaking on a more positive note, he then said:
“You just remember everything’s beautiful and live every day to the fullest. Just enjoy everything you possibly can. And here I sit at 100. They tell me I’m 100. I don’t believe it sometimes. Because I don’t need to worry about age. I’m not going to, I just keep on keeping on.”
Watch the interview here:
Heart-wrenching: 100 year old veteran breaks down, cries for America
“The things we did, the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain. Our Country’s gone to hell” pic.twitter.com/0TGrxVBq2N
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America used to be an industrial powerhouse where people could live free. A man could get a good, safe, steady job working for a factory and provide a good life for a large family. Kids could run around and play with each other free of fear or regulation. People could start businesses, go shooting, or modify a car (or whatever else) without onerous regulations, jackbooted federal cops, or ridiculous government policies get in their way. Jobs were available, America was on top of the world, and things were good.
Not any more. Immigrants are imported to fill up the job slots with cheap laborers. Regulations have crushed industry and stifled innovation. University-educated managers shipped America’s industry abroad to boost profit margins by a few basis points.
And that’s before wokeness is considered. Between the gender nonsense, race insanity, and everything else that the blue hairs and crazies are pushing, America is a very, very different place than it was when Mr. Deker was a kid. And not in a good way.
Deker, also went on to describe his war service, saying:
“They shipped me straight out to Guantánamo, which was a Navy base, and put me in a machine gun company.
“We were scared all the time. I don’t care what anybody says. We were vulnerable all the time, since Pearl Harbor, particularly.
“It was an honor for me to serve my country and if I had to do it again and I was the same age. I would do it. I guarantee you.”