And, to be fair, the world is a far more complex place these days. We're all feeling overwhelmed, aren't we? Once upon a time I could “fix” almost anything. Technology was mechanical and I could keep my world running with a few basic tools. Now we must depend on others. There's no getting around it. Whereas I could once disassemble any part of my car's drive-train, repair and reassemble it, I don't even bother or dare to lift the hood anymore.
I know this may seem strange to some. Disturbing even. However, I believe that most who serve/served are Americans. Yes, there are Amerikans among us. They block me even on RallyPoint (a blog for those who serve/served) or troll me to jump on every error or omission that I make. However, the popularity of my comments and postings there lead me to believe that most military service members are Americans.