He makes the point that because we don't know history, we don't realize that all the ultimate successes we have experienced, have come with great pain, loss of life and sacrifice. In Afghanistan and Iraq, even with the loss of over 2,000 American Soldiers lives, our incredible success is denigrated as virtually an impeachable offense. Some Americans have come to expect that great things can be accomplished without sacrifice.
Over the Christmas holidays, I read the biography of John Adams, by David McCullough. It is a great read if you like history. I was struck by the incredible sacrifice of the American Patriots who founded America. There were many times where nothing was going well and it would appear we would lose.
We must not allow mainstream media (MSM) to convince us that sacrifice for great causes is an unworthy thing. It is, and always has been, a part of what makes Americans great; the willingness to sacrifice for great causes.