Yes, fanatics are always ready to make cannon fodder of themselves because they have nothing to live for.

Indeed, dying for an external cause is only possible when one has no internal cause worth living for — look at me I’m so noble — how Trumpian. So they jump in with the first quack that tells them they’re the salt of the earth.

We can go on doing this kabuki dance all day long. You’re up.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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