Thoughts On Vetting the Military from a Former Military Officer - Politicrossing
Connect with us

News

Thoughts On Vetting the Military from a Former Military Officer

Published

on

“When Willing To Die For Your Country Is No Longer Enough.”

 

I do not like the word “offended.”  I don’t believe in it because it gives too much power to the person trying to degrade you, and as a former Military Officer who served in combat, I find it impossible to be offended.  So when people say that they are offended that the new regime is vetting National Guard troops, I shake my head, because I believe the word they are looking for is disgusted.

To vet National Guard Troops for inauguration detail is to admit that the new regime doesn’t trust in the tradition of the military, nor does it have any idea what the Military or its personnel are about. Everyone who joins the military is different;  they come from different backgrounds, have different life experiences, different fears, and different political beliefs.  The one thing they all share is a willingness to get their head blown off to serve their country that they love.

The men and women who are being vetted for the inauguration detail are essentially being told that their willingness to sacrifice their lives for their country is no longer enough; they also need to give up the one piece of individuality they are allowed to keep when they put on the uniform; their private opinion.

Throughout our history, proud American soldiers fought side by side against our nation’s foes, and never once was it required that they thought a certain way in order to fulfill their duty.  Soldiers of all political stripes crossed the Delaware on Christmas, stormed Normandy, liberated Dachau… they endured the harshest conditions in the name of defending their country, from the very beginning until this very day, and they never asked for anything in return.

They felt the sadness and isolation that comes with being thousands of miles away from everything they have ever known, wondering if people are thinking of them or just going on with their lives like normal. They have been shot at and blown up; some have been killed or seriously injured.  Some lost limbs, some lost sight, some watched as their best friend was consumed by an enemy explosion.

I can guarantee you that every person who has ever put on the uniform has found themselves in situations they didn’t want to be in, following orders from someone they didn’t care for or agree with, but they did it anyway. That’s the difference between them and the left;  the left operates 100% on emotion.  The idea of protecting a leader that they don’t agree with is unreasonable and vile in their minds.  There’s no greater good, there’s no concept of duty, there’s no concept of respect for our country; it’s all about their feelings.  If said leader said something to hurt their feelings, they see no reason to protect them.  The opposite is true for our men and women in uniform, and that’s what makes them special. That is why they are willing to lose their lives and subject themselves to misery and loneliness and danger. They don’t give a damn about whether or not they share the same political opinions with their leaders, all they care about is the mission at hand.

So while the leftists these days will find themselves overwhelmed by the idea of protecting a leader with differing opinions, retreating to a safe space where they can stew in their hate and be appalled that another human being has the audacity to think differently, the American soldier will put any and all personal feelings aside, and accomplish their mission to the best of their ability.

The American soldier knows that their feelings are insignificant when put up against the importance of the mission.  So if you want to yank American heroes away from a mission because they don’t think a certain way, you are revealing a sad ignorance of the Military and its soldiers.  The National Guardsman relieved of inauguration duty won’t retreat to a safe space; they won’t run to social media and cry about how unfair it is, and they probably won’t give it a second thought;  They will go home with their heads held high, and prepare for the next mission.

We'd love to hear your thoughts about this article. Please take a minute to share them in the comment section by clicking here. Or carry the conversation over on your favorite social network by clicking one of the share buttons below.



  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
 
 
 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.



News

The 90-year Shame of the New York Times

Despite its constant lies, propaganda, and censorship, the New York Times is regarded by many as the ‘newspaper of record,’ offering ‘all the news that’s fit to print’

Published

on

The New York Times deliberately buried the story known as the Terror-Famine, in 1932 and 1933, which astoundingly killed 3.9 to 7.0 million Ukrainians, at least one out of every eight people, perhaps one out of every four people.

The editors at the Times were well aware that the famine was orchestrated by Joseph Stalin who forbade outside food and aid shipments, confiscated household food items, and restricted the mobility of Ukrainian citizens.

What made Stalin do this to a region known as “the world’s breadbasket”? He sought to punish independence-minded Ukrainians, quash anyone who represented a threat to his totalitarian government, and vanquish Ukraine’s small farms in favor of Soviet state-run collectives. Stalin lost no sleep over the legions of emaciated bodies, near death, scratching for any morsel of food they could find.

Maniacal and Mendacious

Why did The New York Times bury this heart-wrenching, world-shaking story? Then, as now, their leftist bent was so intense and so all-encompassing that they couldn’t help themselves. The blunt truth is that they do not care who is hurt as long as socialist/Marxist/communist ideology prevails on earth.

In another 10 years, it will be at least 100 years since the Times and other heavily left-leaning organizations, which today comprise the highly biased ‘mainstream media,’ have been dominant.

In 2121, one hundred years from now, is it realistic to believe that the facade which the mainstream media has foisted on Americans and on free people around the globe will not continue to dominate?

Will their maniacal ideology, somehow, finally be exposed by some new form of information dissemination or some fundamental shift in media coverage?

Sheeple at the Trough

Just how biased and detrimental their slanted news coverage has been to humanity, globally, is difficult to fathom. For decades on end, when you prop up socialist, Marxist, or communist regimes, are you helping anyone?

The mainstream media has held a news and information monopoly for so long, so skillfully, that the facade is not remotely understood by those in its spell, and bitterly denounced by those who see the mainstream press for what it really is. In the long run, truth generally prevails.

Even today, after five years of attempting to prove it, not a shred of evidence indicates that Donald Trump, his administration, or his campaign colluded with Russia.

Still, you have Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and all the other dolts in Congress who will readily appear on TV and spew lies. They play the ‘talking head’ game with sympathetic hosts and continue the guise, holding sway over those who don’t know how to find out the truth.

A Stranglehold for the Ages

The stranglehold that the Left and the mainstream media has on humanity leads to some intriguing philosophical questions. Even before the mass media came into being, has there always been some entity that enforced its will upon the unwitting masses?

Throughout history, dictators and other rulers imposed their version of the truth on the unwitting masses. Even in societies where news and information was somewhat freely exchanged, has there always been a faction that sought to slant reality and the will of others? It seems likely.

In the 21st century, roughly half of the U.S. and roughly half of the globe are still subject to Leftist manipulation. Despite all the information sources that exist today, why does so much of the world still fall for obviously manufactured and manipulated news?

How can people keep tuning in to CNN or MSNBC, or for that matter the nightly news on ABC, NBC, or CBS? How many times does CBS have to be caught red-handed doctoring the news, slanting stories on 60 Minutes, and laying traps for people like Governor Ron DeSantis, only to be exposed?

And then, within a matter of days, having learned nothing, CBS reverts right back to more of their insidious ways of presenting information.

Living with Perpetual Lies

How often can The New York Times offer a story the latter proves to be completely untrue, and its editors knew was untrue at the time, and yet its readership is unfazed?

How can the Times continue to be regarded by many as the ‘newspaper of record,’ offering ‘all the news that’s fit to print’? What tidal wave of human understanding, once and for all, needs to occur before we universally recognize highly biased reporting sources for what they are?

In the U.K., news publications openly advocate a position, left or right, and don’t play pretend. Consumers understand the bias that each media outlet or newspaper maintains, can read articles, and judge them accordingly.

In the U.S., the mainstream press continues to push lie that they offer an objective, balanced view of what’s happening in the world. How can they continue to do this? Sadly, enough fools buy what they say… lock, stock, and barrel.

– – – – –

 

 

Continue Reading

Business

Hey Liz Cheney, And Other RINOs, Here’s the Truth!

Liz Cheney and RINOs are out of their minds to believe that Trump hurt the party!

Published

on

RINOs like Liz Cheney and others constantly make the argument that Donald Trump has broken the Republican Party and driven people out of the party. But that is so far from the truth it’s incomprehensible that they even say it. PolitiCrossing founder, Chris Widener, one of the world’s top motivational speakers, makes the case against them in his brand new video. Check it out below and then let us know what you think!

Trending on PolitiCrossing.com: The Treasonous Duo: Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Continue Reading

Our Newsletter

Become a Politicrossing insider: Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Sites We Like

Our Newsletter

Become a PolitiCrossing insider: Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Trending

Politicrossing
 
Send this to a friend