soldiers sympathy foolish

God dammit. I hope, when I and my generation get old, that we remember how blindly the AARP has done things like preserve the inalienable right of senior citizens to drive without vision or proficiency tests, and maintain Social Security in forms that mean that we get to eat cat food for dinner when we're 70, and act more intelligently and with greater concern for the common good.

Yeah, yeah. They're a special interest group, and really shouldn't be expected to do anything other than look after their members. I can dream.