The reality is of course is that while the Armed Forces, NHS or whoever are at the top of news for doing good things, the public love ‘em.I think you underestimate the love this nation has for its armed forces, I agree there are those that don’t care much for it, wonder what it actually does. But you ask the people of Liverpool if they valued the Army after the mass testing during this pandemic and I’m certain there would be great fondness and support for our Armed Forces.
Before the pandemic for instance, nobody was banging on about standing on door steps for the NHS. The staff were doing the job they are paid to do, I can’t get an appointment for 500 years blah blah.
The same with the Armed Forces... In quiet times - no significant operations, no Covid testing etc... the public forget. A drain on the taxpayer etc. If Service pensions are cut nobody but servicemen and women will care unless it happens during a 'war' when everybody will care.
The love the nation has for anything depends on what is going on and what the media tells it and I blame the Spencer woman for the the great shows of transient 'love' the nation shows for anything.