Modern veteran culture is something I take special interest in, because there's not that many of us out there and I consider it a decent group of people to try and form a network with to share experiences. I also will probably need to borrow money someday. Anyways, it's really tough to nail down that elusive "homecoming" experience of when you come back from a combat zone, especially when there are very few cultural mediums (movies, art) that even come close to expressing the reality. I've always looked for that voice of our generation to tell the world how it is. Old Blue once had a decent post about the malaise that follows a deployment, GI Kate does an excellent job of explaining what it's like for lovelorn female vets, a blogger you all know (who shall not be named) goes for the jugular of Washington elites for dissing vets, and Paul Reickhoff wrote about his desire to become more involved with politics in Chasing Ghosts. There are many more vets that have had excellent narratives about "what it's like", but I think Joe has successfully summarized a broad sentiment possessed in just a few quick sentences.
I was talking with BT and as much as I love to hate the Army, I hate civilian life more. It's very mundane and I can't stand most of the people I interact with in public. People here are just douchebags.Bravo, Joe!