Why do I bother arguing with idiots on facebook? It gets me nowhere. In the course of a normal conversation I simply stated that, since the end of WWII, nobody has died protecting my freedom. This isn't a controversial statement, and it's completely true. At no point in my lifetime has my personal freedom been threatened or compromised. None of the wars, conflicts or aggressions in the past 53 years directly affected in any way my ability to speak, vote, write, educate myself, or impacted who I could see or speak to. Nobody, anywhere, nohow has died in defense of what I was never in danger of losing. Yet I got blocked, threatened and scolded for voicing this completely uncontroversial statement. People can't possibly be this fucking stupid, and it can only be some knee-jerk reaction they equate with "disrespecting the troops". If we are that beholden to the notion of the military as sacred that even a simple, truthful statement of fact is cause for outrage, then we are truly fucked as a people.