You’re not a dumb or bad person for having an opinion. You’re a dumb or bad person for not being able to articulate your opinion in a calm, persuasive, and fact-based manner. This, of course, is something we’ve struggled with as a species since the advent of the comment section. Grossly facile statements, Godwinism, and ad hominem harassment has become commonplace in virtual houses of debate.
Whether it’s called “Outraged Facebook Veteran” or “Veteran Outrage Syndrome,” vets have been putting themselves in the limelight a lot lately, and not always in a positive light. Over the past few weeks, social media has shown veterans going high and to the right in anger on a variety of subjects.