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The Blank Check

Some people, ok many people, accuse me of being to political. Perhaps I am. I almost always respond with the following question, “Name one area of your life that isn’t affected by some government law, rule, regulation or tax.” Here is a hint, you can’t because there isn’t one. But this isn’t about being political. This is about right and wrong. Allow me to elaborate.

It was around ten am when we heard the alarms going off on the ship across the pier from us. Of course we had no idea what was going on but everyone readied themselves to respond if needed. Although it was unspoken by everyone present we all noticed that the comforting words “This is a drill, this is a drill” were no being offered. There are few things in life more terrifying than an unknown danger. After an indeterminate amount of time had passed the alarms were silenced. Some time later we observed four gurneys were pushed up the ships gangway. They returned into view awhile later carrying four, sheet draped bodies. All of us watching, from only yards away, felt our stomach’s knot up with a powerful sense of tragedy. Everyone knew what those four gurneys carried. We knew that four men would never return home, never see their families or loved ones again. We didn’t know them but they were our brothers still. We, each in our own way, grieved.

We learned later just how tragic that story really was. Two sailors had been sent into a refrigerated compartment, nearly 35 years later the reason they were there escapes me. Climbing the ladder down into that space they had no way of knowing a pipe carrying the refrigerant had sprung a leak. The gas that kept the food cold also displaced the air. When the two sailors entered that compartment they quickly passed out, then suffocated.

At some point another sailor happened to walk by the open hatch and saw the two men laying on the floor. Concerned he called out to them. Getting no response he called out for help then climbed down the ladder to help his shipmates. Another sailor had heard his “man down” call for help and sent yet another passing sailor to get the corpsman and some more help, then he too, climbed down into that space to help his shipmates. By this time the commotion was starting to attract a crowd. As another sailor began to climb into the space he was restrained by a shipmate who had reasoned that everyone who entered that space had, at the very least, passed out. Fortunately, the mans reasoning made sense and no one else went into that space until the rescue team arrived.

Many veterans are mercilessly teased when they note the fact that when they enlisted they wrote a blank check to the United States of America for any amount up to and including their very lives. I know, I have been so treated. Yet, it is as true a statement of fact as can be made and, sadly that check has been cashed far to many times. Democrats and their supporters label what happened that day an accident or failure of work place safety rules. Of course it was an accident. No one that day planned to die. No one that day likely even contemplated dying. Yet four men paid the ultimate price for loving their country enough to serve and caring about their shipmates. For what ever reason Democrats can’t seem to acknowledge that. That is wrong, so very wrong.

Today, our veterans need us more than ever. While there are many groups doing their level best to help as many vets as they can, it is inescapable that the government they served, considers them expendable. This is wrong on so many levels. God bless Donald Trump for doing as much as he can. Because of the nature of the executive branches powers and the scope of the problem, he will never be able to solve the many problems facing vets today on his own. He needs congress’s help to effectively address those issues. The sad fact is that nearly all of congress is only interested in securing their reelections, padding their bank accounts and increasing their own power. Time and time again when given the choice to help our vets or reward illegal aliens for making it across the border, congress has chosen the lawbreakers over it’s good and faithful servants. That, my friends, borders on evil.

Democrats, as a general rule, act this way by rote. They have mouthed support for the military while actively undermining it all my adult life. To expect of them anything else is to not understand just how much they have always despised the military. The idea that after some forty years of hating the military they will suddenly change their minds is about as realistic as that Unicorn trap available in three colors for $19.99. Don’t misunderstand where I am going here. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but as a veteran there is no way I could ever support a democrat or a republican that acts like a democrat. The lives and well being of my brothers and sisters is far more important than congressman Skippy’s next PAC contribution or choice committee assignment.

Today, when it comes to the treatment of our veterans vs illegal aliens, tragically, far to many republicans behave like democrats. Again, don’t misunderstand where I’m going here. As a first generation American I totally support legal, merit based, moderate immigration levels. However, I see no need to import millions of welfare recipients or people who proactively hate America. As a veteran I am both deeply offended at the treatment of my brothers and sisters by the country we served, and the demand by that same government that people who have no legal right to be here should be cared for better than those of us who wrote that check.

You can call me to political. You can say I’m being overly melodramatic. You can say anything that makes you feel better. A $255 death benefit and a folded flag is nothing compared to free housing, food stamps, free medical care and education as well as being protected from the consequences of violating the law. As for me, every time I see a story about an illegal alien getting special treatment in a sanctuary city, every time I hear about a rape, robbery or murder committed by an illegal alien, I flash back to those four gurneys being wheeled down the pier.

The government cashed those four brave men’s checks to cater to an ungrateful, America hating group of lawbreakers. Perhaps the biggest tragedy of all is that so many Americans simply don’t care. Because I know this I weep for my brothers. I weep for my sisters. Most of all, I weep for my country.

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The Curse Of The Grand Narrative

Hitlers minister of propaganda said it best when he was quoted instructing today’s democrats that, for a lie to be believed, it needed to be “big” and “repeated often.” Being liars by nature and necessity democrats, liberals and progressives have taken Herr Gobbels ideas and run with them as far and as fast as they could. The damage to individuals and our freedom over the last fifty years has been beyond comprehension.

Perhaps nowhere is this better illustrated than the now mindless acceptance of “narratives”. Narratives are nothing more than wish based fantasies given a forum. They only require public school victims, a compliant media and a healthy dose of cognitive dissonance to flourish.

Being based in fantasy a narrative requires no proof, only belief. Any belief will do so long as it is unquestioned, accepted fully, advances the liberal agenda and damages or destroys the correct parties. For example:

Narrative: The Children Must Die or Abortion is Healthcare.

On 25 February 2019, a day that will live in infamy, democrats, secure in the knowledge that the media would cover for them and knowing that a nation of public school victims probably wouldn’t know the difference anyway, voted to allow fully born children to be killed. These precious infants, who had the uncalled for temerity to survive an abortion attempt must now, democrats said resoundingly, die. The sickening excuse they offer in defense of sacrificing a child at the alter of abortion is “the mothers health.” It would seem self evident that, once born, the precious child now has no physical effect on the “mothers health.” No matter they say, abortion at any time, for any reason, must be maintained. This includes the barbaric practice of partially delivering a child then shoving a pair of scissors or other similar object into the babies brain. Democrats call this “Partial Birth” abortion. Murder would be more accurate. In the eyes of liberals, democrats and progressives (there is really no difference between them) the forty plus million babies aborted to date is a small price to pay to advance an agenda. Let that sink in then ask yourself, if these people are willing to kill babies after they have been born what else are they capable of?

Narrative: Slavery and Reparations or You Owe Me White Guy.

Today’s liberals have a unique definition of slavery. Slavery, as defined by liberals, means old white guys of over a hundred and fifty years ago. The fact that no one alive participated in that period and no one alive suffered as a slave during that period is conveniently ignored. These same self righteous liberals give modern moslems, the largest practitioners of slavery today, a free pass on their devotion to the practice. Kamala Harris’s family owned slaves. If she wants to pay on her own I say more power to her. I am a first generation American and no one in my family ever owned a slave. So I say keep your grubby, greedy hands out of my pocket.

Narrative: The Virtuous “Immigrant” or Walls Don’t Work You Racist.

Democrats want us to believe that we are a nation of immigrants. It is a compelling sound bite that carries the faint and distant echo of truth. In fact, we are a nation of citizens who have chosen to adhere to a certain set of uniquely American values. The fact that some 60% of illegal aliens are allowed receive welfare by democratic policies indicts those democrats as the underminers of America and the values it was founded upon. Liberals believe that anyone who can successfully violate our border must not only be rewarded with your money but must not even be called to account. They must even be given the vote. That explains the violent opposition to building a border wall. Walls work. In Israel, Hungry and a dozen other places walls have been tremendously effective at limiting illegal immigration. Liberals know that illegal aliens vote (illegally I must add) overwhelmingly for democrats. As their union and black power bases fade liberals see illegal aliens as the much needed replacements. It is also convenient that so many of these illegals come from socialist backgrounds making them willing to vote here for the same conditions that destroyed their home countries. For democrats its a two for one deal where only America and the hard working American taxpayer lose.

Narrative: Trump/Russia or Evil White People Stole The Election.

There is an overwhelming lack evidence that Trump ever colluded with anyone to “steal” the election. There is also overwhelming evidence that liberals in the FBI, Justice Department, IRS and dozens of highly placed democrats committed not dozens but hundreds of felonies. For the last two years Trumps opposition has created criminal timeline after criminal timeline only to have each and every one completely destroyed with actual evidence to the contrary. Democrats not only protect moslem slave traders and illegal aliens that murder Americans but criminally liable fellow democratic politicians and so called public servants. You and I are apparently expendable as long as they maintain their power and influence. As uncle Jed would say, “Ponder on that fer a spell.”

Narrative: Public Education or Public Indoctrination Centers.

Can we dispense with the so called public education system? There is little actual education effected in schools anymore. Loved by teachers unions, whole word reading was totally discredited as an effective educational approach to teaching reading skills in the 1920’s yet it remains in effect today. Liberals and teachers unions, but I repeat myself, refuse to allow students to actually learn anything outside the bounds of political correctness. Today’s teachers, themselves victims of pervasive indoctrination, now indoctrinate our children on the “virtues” of every lunatic idea and discredited principle that comes down the pike. Students cannot do basic math by hand, history is revised on a yearly basis to incorporate the latest politically correct nonsense and even something as non political as basic science is twisted and massaged to fit a left wing ideological agenda. The sad fact is that a sixth grader in the year 1900 could, intellectually (and probably physically as well), out perform most of today’s college graduates. We are now, sadly by design, a nation of public school victims. That is beyond tragic, that is an act of war.

Liberals have dozens of narratives and today, far to many people think and believe in narratives. They do so because so because it requires no thought. It takes virtually no effort and they are rewarded for doing so by similarly indoctrinated family and friends, educators, pop culture icons and the media.

Few public school victims know, or even want to know, the actual truth on a great many subjects critical to their well being. Those who want to know are seldom given the capacity to learn the truth by their so called educators. When these truth seekers step outside the bounds of political correctness they are quickly derided and abused by their tolerant liberal friends. The fact is students in school and even college, are trained to think in emotionally driven sound bites. They accept this indoctrination as normal. This is why it is so difficult to simply have a conversation with them.

It is also a convenient method of control.

Being well trained to think under such a limiting process allows you to be easily manipulated. The process is so well practiced that people seldom realize just how “smoothly” they are being manipulated. If you stop and actually process what liberals would have you believe you would soon realize that you were being carefully directed to be offended, upset and or angry as long as possible for as often as possible. They would have you in this state over things that are often manifestly untrue. The unpleasant fact is, Democrats keep their liberal base agitated to keep them from thinking. Thus the true purpose of the “narrative” is finally revealed. When we think, they lose.

Now you know how and why you are being manipulated, question is, what are you going to do about it?

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