Friday, July 19, 2013

Without A Vision...A People Perish, Part II--The US Military

The introduction and Part I of my series, Without A Vision...A People Perish, address in considerable detail how, during the course of the past fifty years, America has strayed from its original vision as stipulated in both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Part II will address how the American military has succumbed to the same scenario as well. Please read very carefully the following two Soldier's Creeds of the U.S. Army. The first one is the original pre-2003 version of the creed while the second one is the current version used by the Army. The comparisons are most astounding to say the least:

Pre-2003 U.S. Soldier's Creed

* I am an American Soldier.
* I am a member of the United States Army-a protector of the greatest nation on earth.
* Because I am proud of the uniform I wear, I will always act in ways creditable to the military service and the nation it is sworn to guard.
* I am proud of my organization. I will do all I can to make it the finest unit in the Army.
* I will be loyal to those under whom I serve. I will do my full part to carry out orders and instructions given to me or my unit.
* As a soldier, I realize that I am a member of a time-honored profession-that I am doing my share to keep alive the principles of freedom for which my country stands.
* No matter what the situation I am in, I will never do anything for pleasure, profit, or personal safety, which will disgrace my uniform, my unit, or my country.
*I will use every means I have, even beyond the line of duty, to restrain my Army comrades from actions disgraceful to themselves and the uniform.
* I am proud of my country and its flag.
* I will try to make the people of this nation proud of the service I represent, for I am an American Soldier.

Post-2003 U.S. Soldier's Creed

* I am an American Soldier.
* I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
* I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.
* I will always place the mission first.
* I will never accept defeat.
* I will never quit.
* I will  never leave a fallen comrade.
* I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
* I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
* I am an expert and I am a professional.
* I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
* I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
* I am an American Soldier.

The first version is obviously much more profound and patriotic. The creed places an emphasis not only upon the duties and responsibilities of the soldier, but it is embedded with devout love for country, love for traditional values, morals, and the freedoms our Republic was founded upon. The soldier is dedicated to not only protecting the American people, but the Constitutional rights and principles that we are all guaranteed. The soldier places this duty and devotion above himself and everything else. Service to oneself for selfish pleasure, profit, and personal safely is not tolerated. It is abundantly clear in this particular creed that a soldier's sacrifice for country, the American people, and the Constitution reign supreme.

The second version, while still admirable to a degree, is a watered down, sterile, politically correct version with much less emphasis being placed upon love of country, its traditions, its principles, its morality, etc., and this creed reads more like a field manual of a soldier's rules of engagement on the battlefield, albeit more general in nature.

In my book, The Sissification of America: A Fifty-Year Decline in American Exceptionalism, chapter six which is titled, Cinderella Family, states the following: " We all had a good laugh in 2004 when the now retired conservative US Democratic Senator Zell Miller of Georgia questioned the conventioneers attending the Republican Convention in New York City as to whether or not Democrats within his own party would want our armed forces to fight future wars with spit balls. At the time, the line was quite humorous as Miller mocked members of his own political party, especially presidential candidate  John Kerry of Massachusetts. But you know what? With the way events are currently unraveling in America, I am no longer laughing!" Indeed my fellow Americans, Senator Miller had the federal government pegged.

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, there appeared an article written by reporter Annie Z. Yu of The Washington Times. Here are a couple of brief excerpts: "Some conservatives say that the American military is not giving a fair shake to soldiers, sailors and Marines who want to practice their faith and express their beliefs more openly."....."The Family Research Council documented a range of events in the military-such as one in which an Air Force officer was told to remove a Bible from his desk."

We have all read accounts of military chaplains voicing concerns about the hostility the Pentagon is showing toward the men and women in uniform whereby their free speech and freedom of religion rights are under vicious, politically correct assault. Attacks upon Christianity are rampant, not only in society in general, but in the military as well. Under the Obama administration, funding cuts are impacting the Armed Forces to the extent that our nation's very security is at risk. Politically correct decisions are being instituted whereby women are now being given full access to Special Operation Forces such as the Navy Seals, etc. that could undermine the effectiveness of future missions under their direct control.  Sexual assaults upon both men and women in uniform are not only numbering in the thousands each year and causing scandals of epic proportions, but are significantly contributing to the lowering of morale within the ranks. Friends of mine who are currently serving in the Marines and the Army are disheartened as they have confided in me over dinner and a couple of beers that the military forces are not what they used to be, and they are looking forward to the day when they can leave the military because they are becoming fed up. Our veterans are having their benefits cut, and they are not being given the necessary care they desperately need upon return home in order to handle PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other crippling conditions visited upon them while putting life and limb at serious risk on the battlefield. Suicide rates with veterans are on the rise. Recruitment of new personnel is significantly down because of funding cuts as well as the reduction of education programs such as the GI Bill. Retired military officers and generals are openly voicing concerns and disgust with what is currently happening to our Armed Forces. Many members of the VFW are up in arms as to what is currently transpiring in the military and the way both active duty servicemen and veterans are being treated. Need I go on?

But here is the rub. Our military is the last patriotic line of defense for America, yet it too is in serious decline. We are in dire trouble as a country. Americans need to wake the hell up and replace Democrats in Congress, who are directly responsible for all of this mess, with conservative Congressmen and senators in 2014, and we must elect a conservative president in 2016 or the country as we know it is doomed. This is no exaggeration, and I am not being an alarmist. Our original, noble, and sacred vision for our nation has all but disappeared as if that original vision could be described as one that is attempting to herd a bunch of cats who are wandering aimlessly about the country. We are at a defining moment in history. I encourage everyone to view my video book trailer on this website if you haven't seen it already. My book, The Sissification of America, is now on sale in print as well as on Kindle. Buy it, read it, and become proactive citizens before it is too late Patriots. When all is said and done, we need to acknowledge the fact that we are all American Soldiers.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Without A Vision...A People Perish, Part I-The Obsolete American!

During the 1960s, one of my favorite television shows was Rod Serling's, The Twilight Zone. The show was not only entertaining, but it was also a show that could be considered 'cutting edge' and ahead of its time. Case in point: The other day I was watching an episode called "The Obsolete Man," written and produced by Rod Serling himself. The basic premise of the story is how a librarian by the name of Romney Wordsworth, played by Burgess Meredith, is put on trial by a future American totalitarian state for being obsolete as a librarian. The 'state' has effectively eliminated all books, literacy, and the traditional American values including the worship of God and reading the Bible. In addition, there is no freedom of speech and freedom of thought. While on trial, Mr. Wordsworth asks his accusers: "Does history teach you nothing?" The 'state' finally executes Romney Wordsworth while he is reading his Bible in protest. At the very end of the episode, Rod Serling customarily appears and leaves the viewers with this parting thought: "Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete." Fast forward a little over fifty years to American society as it exists today.

The Obama administration and the Democrats are the cast of characters in control of the American government and our educational system who are playing out the aforementioned scenario in 2013 which I prefer to nickname, "The Obsolete American!" Take a close look at the following scandals and situations that are being played out center stage, right before our very eyes:

* The federal government and news media did not protect the lives, much less identity, of the Seal 6 Team members who killed Osama Bin Laden. Most of these men are now dead. They paid a heavy price for their heroic valor.

* The DOJ is embroiled in the Mexican gun running scheme better known as Fast and Furious. Again, lives were lost.

* The State Department and the Obama administration are covering up Benghazi. The death of more Americans including Ambassador Stevens and more Navy Seals are front and center.

* The IRS is targeting conservative Americans because of their 'ideology' such as Tea Party groups, conservative individuals, and even church affiliated groups such as the one led by Franklin Graham, the son of America's pastor, Billy Graham. These traditional Americans are "Obsolete"

* The DOJ is spying on the press. Remember the AP scandal and the targeting of reporter, James Rosen, of Fox News? "Obsolete"

* The NSA is violating the 4th Amendment rights of all Americans by monitoring our phone calls, emails, and social network communications. The 'state' vs "Obsolete Americans."

* Spy drones are flying all over America. Our government snoops on "Obsolete Americans."

* The State Department is interfering with an IG investigation on State Department sexual misconduct.

* HHS employees are bing given insider information on Medicare Advantage.

* Hillary Clinton, the IRS, Clapper, and Holder are all lying to Congress. Average Americans that happen to be in their crossfire are "Obsolete."

* The FBI is failing to investigate criminal activities of the IRS and DOJ. These groups are NOT "Obsolete."

* A significant number of liberals now consider Tea Party groups to be on the same level as 'terrorists' just because they dare to stand up to the power and abuses of the 'state' while defending and fighting for traditional American virtues and values that once made our country great and the envy of the world. These traditional Americans are also "Obsolete."

* Secular-progressives, the main stream media, the entertainment industry, and intolerant atheists are  doing everything in their power, with the complete backing and support of the United States Supreme Court, to destroy our Judaic-Christian heritage and sacred holidays. They are trampling under foot, "Obsolete Americans."

* While visiting San Francisco, Barack Obama mocked traditional Americans who "cling to their guns and religion." On trial, apparently, are millions of "Obsolete Americans."

* The K-12 public school system and the vast majority of colleges and universities in America are under the tight-fisted control of way too many liberal, secular-progressive teachers and professors who are transforming our children into future liberal 'Stepford Kids' by brainwashing them with their vile psychobabble. These paragons of educational expertise no longer want future "Obsolete Adults."

* Low information voters are electing and re-electing low information politicians as if these "Hippie Generation Numbnuts" consisting of the elite, ruling class oligarchs of the 'state' were still on LSD acid trips. I truly wish these ninnies WERE "Obsolete Americans."

Rod Serling had created a horrific thriller for The Twilight Zone in 1961 with his nightmarish "The Obsolete Man." Well ladies and gentlemen, behold the fruition of Serling's episode just a mere fifty years later: "Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete." "You have just entered, The Twilight Zone."