“Every nation gets the government it deserves.”
~Joseph de Maistre~
On January 19, 1979 I raised my right hand and swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I did so twice more, serving 3 enlistments before separating honorably in 1991. I then went on to work another decade in the machine that is the military industrial complex; helping build and maintain the generator systems that powered the shelters where the images caught by the U-2 spylane were processed. In total, I spent close to 25 years in the service of my country.
I did not do so in order to watch as my government, and the people who claim to support the troops, fucked me out of the freedom I was supposedly defending. In fact, had I known that they were going to do so, I’d have told that Air Force recruiter to go fuck himself. I may have returned later that evening and firebombed his office…had I known I was going to be fucked out of the very thing that made this country a becaon for the rest of the world – liberty.
My oath to serve this country, and it’s government, expired on Halloween Day, 1991, and I’m here to tell you, that which I once served has become my sworn enemy, and will remain so until they restore EVERY SINGLE right, and all the liberty they’ve taken from me!
I did not swear an oath to defend this country so that I could come home and have:
-My freedom of speech taken away because what I say is deemed offensive
-Images from our past torn down because they offend others; others who don’t understand what those images represent
-My right to defend myself, my property, my rights treated as if it were a crime, and every manner of law enacted to limit how, when, and where I can exercise that right.
-My tax dollars spent on things I find both disagreeable and morally reprehensible; including spending them on aid to countries that would prefer to see the U.S. blown off the map.
-Me be told I cannot travel, enter certain facilities, or obtain medical services unless I cover my face with a diaper or take an experimental vaccine to prevent the spread of a virus that has well over a 99% survival rate.
There are more, but those are a few of the things that anger me; things that make me sad to the bones that I ever chose to serve a country, and it’s people, when this is how I am paid for my service.
I love this country, or at least I used to when it stood for individual liberty. Now I am treated like I’m the enemy, by people younger than I; people who were sitting at home watching cartoons and sucking on their mamma’s tit while I was halfway across the globe defending the freedom these people would grow up to take away from me.
The people of this country deserve what’s coming. When you show people how tyrannical their government has become; show them irrefutable facts, yet they still grovel at the feet of the monster that enslaves them, they deserve the fate that is coming.
Freedom is NOT free; it comes with a price. That price is eternal vigilence, and the willingess to fight anyone who tries to take it from you. In the Bible there is a passage where, after Jesus restores a man’s sight, the man says: I was blind but now I see. That was me for a good portion of my life; I was blind to the truth that my government, and a good number of the people inhabiting this country, had designs upon the rights and liberty our Founders believed were unalienable.
I awokened from that blindness because I was willing to accept the truth when it was presented to me; while most people today still believe that we are the greatest country in the world, with the greatest system of government in the world. The Star Spangled Banner begins with the words, Oh, say can you see… I would ask you that myself, can you not see what is happening?
It’s both ironic and sad that while serving my country I was given a gun to defend myself from attack by my countries enemies, yet as a civilian I am denied the use of that same gun when it is needed most to defend it from the enemies within. You see, that oath I took also said domestic enemies, and our nation’s capital is a cesspool of those enemies; while the people aid them by voting them into office and complying with the tyrannical laws they enact.
It is expected that government will seek more power for itself, at the cost of the rights and liberty of those it governs. What is not expected is to see the people bend over and take it up the ass with nary a whimper of protest.
To steal something from my friend Mike Gaddy: To paraphrase T.S. Eliot: “This is the way Freedom ends, not with a bang but with a whimper.”
Well done America, well-Fucking-Done!