“This isn’t what we fought for”: 100-year-old Marine breaks down over collapse of American society

“I’ve lived a good life,” says 100-year-old World War II veteran Carl Spurlin Dekel. But he doesn’t see that good life ahead for others in America. Not the way things have been going. The country, he says, is going to “hell in a handbasket.”

“Most important thing in my life was serving my country. I don’t think I could take away from that,” Dekel said in an interview this week. “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.”

An honor. That’s what everyone used to believe. Now only some people do. And they are mainly from one side of the political aisle. That’s not imagination or partisanship it’s a fact that the other side proudly displays and brags about, whether it’s every weekend on America-hating programming from MSNBC like racist Tiffany Cross, or with literal cursing of America out loud by official Democrat party social media.

Dekel’s uniform is decked with medals, including the Silver Star, which he says is his “pride and joy.”

He said the world is beautiful. He’s a man who served his country in battle and his church and community at home. But he is distressed about the state of the country now. Distraught.

“People don’t realize what they have. They bitch about it,” said Dekel. “And then nowadays, I am so upset that the things we did and the things we fought for, and them boys that died for it. It’s all going down the drain. Our country is going to hell in a handbasket.”

Yes. It is.

“We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised, not at all,” he said in tears. “Nobody’ll have the fun I had. Nobody’ll have the opportunity I had. It’s just is not the same.”

“And that’s not what our boys, that’s not what they died for,” he said, overcome. “That’s just not it.”

“It’s just not the same,” he added again. “That isn’t what we fought for.”

It’s Fourth of July weekend. Our founding was a time of war. It was a time of great hardship and sacrifice. So many men who fought for independence never saw it. They never got to know if the life they gave up, their days on this earth they traded for this country, would bear fruit. And the families who built lives and businesses, who established churches and schools and made settlements into towns and towns into cities, all worked toward a future they believed in and yearned for. Blood was shed over and over to bring liberty and freedom to more. A civil war abolished an evil. A world war ended a holocaust. A cold war brought down an evil empire.

And now look around. What would all those Americans who made such sacrifices think if they got a glimpse of America today? Of a Democrat party saying “F*** the Fourth”?

We know what they would say. Carl Dekel just said it – in desperate tears.

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