Maybe you saw this:
I will admit I don’t hold in as high a regard as most people do the “Greatest Generation.” For one, although they fought Nazis and Socialists across the Oceans, they accepted it like chocolate in the USA. Two, they raised some of the most self-righteous, arrogant, wobbly people (Baby Boomers) this country has ever seen (Don’t get me started on the couple of generations before my own). Three, our senior citizens and their entitlements are killing younger generations and they know it, but they continue to drain the USA anyway.
Even so, on an individual basis, old people should be respected, especially ones who’ve seen horrors the average citizen will never see.
In my first and third books of the Govicide trilogy, the reader discovers what the OWG (One World Government) does with old people: It kills them. They’re too expensive, too smart, too stubborn, too ill, etc. And the OWG does this with the younger citizens knowing full well what’s going on. In fact, everybody loves it, including the old people themselves who think they’re doing the OWG a favor by allowing themselves to be terminated.
But when I wrote that in my books in 2010, I never thought I’d see a time in this country when war vets were banned from the memorials and the media could get away with making fun of them in the process. It borders on blasphemy.
Once again, though, a theme in my books comes true. I take no solace in that.