Excellent article, I hope this gets picked up by a major publication, as your insight and opinion is what people need to hear more of. America has indeed become an oligarchy and depends entirely on some form of propaganda fueled mind control to preserve itself. It’s not easy to accept, but the truth often hurts. Being a decorated soldier, you are in a unique position to speak and have people actually listen to you. Even if they don’t agree with you, they likely won’t say so publically, and so their detraction will not immediately contaminate the more impressionable.