Standing up to idiots
by sitting down
So now, while
the people of Puerto Rico starve to death in the
dark, the 'current occupant' is tweeting his ass
off about kneeling athletes disrespecting the
flag, us veterans, and the nation, while he sits
in luxurious comfort in one of his golf resorts
while being served haute cuisine food by
obsequious servants at taxpayer expense.
Talk about disrespect! The right of
protest is what this nation was founded upon.
But what the hell does a Nazi 'SOB' know about
rights and respect? He had the nerve to
disrespect the minority athletes' mothers by
calling the righteous protestors "SOBs."
No doubt, the subtlety escapes the fan base of
alcoholic drunks who just want their gladiators
to score without confusing them with
'the current occupant' channels 'Katrina-Bush'
in his finest hour, idiotically gushing, "We're
doing a fantastic job!"
If I could
stand up and kneel down, I'd be right up there
with those brave ball tossers, respecting our
American rights, as a human, as an American, as
a veteran. But, I'm an old multiply
disabled veteran; my back was wrecked jumping
out of helicopter gunships during Vietnam.
If I knelt down, I wouldn't be able to get back
up without some kind gladiator giving me a hand.
Believe me, despite being clearly disabled, I
get a lot of shit from stupid people simply for
remaining seated while everyone else stands up.
There's an old poignant photo that's been
bouncing around the internet for years. It
shows a huge crowd of people seated comfortably
in beach chairs watching a big Veterans' Day
Parade march by. In the middle of the
crowd there's an old man in a wheel chair,
wearing a veterans cap, standing with great
difficulty, saluting colors in the parade.
The photo punch line reads: "Why is they guy the
only one standing?"
respect, that's patriotism. The photo and
punch line are supposed to be funny; but it just
makes me cry. It reminds me why I served
for ten years while all my straight upstanding
high school friends ran away to Canada. I
served to preserve our freedom; so that people
have the inalienable American right to protest
against some phony asshole who waves the flag
around pretending to be patriotic while
disrespecting everyone in sight.
I go to a lot
of churches and synagogues, for the organ music
or to salute the coffins of fallen vets,
not for the supplications and incantations.
Well, there's a whole lot of standing up and
sitting down going on, on and on. It is
well understood that disabled people don't have
to stand up, especially disabled veterans.
I sit there with my cane prominently visible,
proudly wearing one of my veterans hats.
Sometimes people even turn around and mumble,
"thank you for serving." I smile and nod,
not wanting to get into a conversation in the
middle of a service or organ concert.
People seem to be oblivious to the fact that the
minute everyone stands up, I can't see anything
except a wall of fat asses! Its annoying
and even stinky; sorry! And inevitably,
there's always some asshole who is glairing at
me because 'I'm sitting,' apparently
oblivious to the fact that I'm a disabled vet.
the President wants all the kneeling gladiators
fired. "FIRED!" He shouted
weirdly cackling, in Alabama of
all places, reverting back to his true
occupation as a cheap reality TV nut case
notorious for firing people. It goes
without saying, who needs to be fired.
Denny Meyer, fmr SFC USAR