we go again, where we are supposed to feel
sympathy for a vilified villain because he's
been crudely smeared by some vulgar person
in the White House. First it was the
former FBI director who sounded the fake
right wing alarm bells days before the
presidential election suggesting that there
might be something incriminating about the
Democratic candidate in emails found in the
computer of a a pervert and former
Congressman married to her assistant.
When Der Fuhrer fired him for lack of
loyalty we were suddenly to feel sympathy
for this creep. It has something to do
with a warped cliché about 'the enemy of my
enemy is my friend' or something like that.
And Now its for one of the most notorious
right wing millionaire dirtbag Senators whose
impending demise is supposed to evoke
mawkish sentimental sympathy. The
crude vulgar crap emanating in a cloud of
sulfurous stink from the White House daily
is inexcusable as a shame on our nation.
But that doesn't make me suddenly burst in
to tearful love for one of the worst SOBs
that ever walked the Earth. I'm a
Vietnam Era veteran of the USS FORRESTAL.
I'm talking about the guy who killed 135
American sailors aboard the aircraft carrier in
the catastrophic 1967 fire caused by his
intentionally careless joke using a multimillion
dollar jet fighter loaded with a 500 pound bomb
on the flight deck. Decades later, when he
ran for president, he showed a video portraying
himself as a hero of the fire he started.
I know, because I was a young sailor sent to
replace one of the dead. My new crewmates
made sure that I understood what had happened
and who was to blame. A righteous right
wing Senator with a consistent record of wrong.
This was the man who randomly selected the worst
Presidential running mate since Taylor picked
Polk. Sorry, my tears are for my shipmate
predecessor who burned to death in his bunk, the
bunk I inherited when I arrived aboard. My
anger is for the millions of my fellow Americans
denied rights and benefits because of his voting
record. Now, in his final days he's suddenly holding his
head high and noble, too late for my memories to change.
now we come to the White House Chief of Staff
who this past month said that "illegal
immigrants aren't bad people, they just
don't integrate well." ..."they're also not
people that would easily assimilate into the
United States, into our modern society. They're
overwhelmingly rural people; They don't speak
English; obviously that's a big thing.”
What an arrogant imbecile! This entire
nation is based on immigrants. Were his
ancestors English speaking urban urbane
university educated folks when they came over
from Italy and Ireland without papers?
Hardly. His snotty comments should be
insulting to every single American. They
are to me. My mother came here by
steamship at the height of WWII as an illegal
immigrant fleeing Nazi genocide. She had
no papers and didn't speak English. She
was interned on Ellis Island, where she arrived,
for two months while her case was considered.
She was allowed to stay, given a green card and
FIVE CENTS to pay for the ferry boat ride across
New York Harbor, past the Statue of Liberty, to
begin her new life in America. She never
got another cent of welfare. First she
became a cleaning lady. Then, she became
an entrepreneur. Through her 60 years of
life in America, she worked in factories, and retired as
a shopkeeper . She raised me, her
son, to be an American patriot. I
volunteered during Vietnam, served ten years,
and left honorably as a Sgt First Class.
Not a bad payback for letting one non English
speaking young foreign woman without papers into
worse. Der Feld Marshal Chief of Staff, also opined that
its ok to take beloved little children away from
parents the moment they arrive at the border.
After all, he said, "the children will be taken care
of-put into foster care or whatever.
...But the big point
is they elected to come illegally into the
United States, and this is a technique that no
one hopes will be used extensively or for very
long.” Whatever!!? This shit head
thinks that brining along one's children is a
'technique' to gain illegal entry.
Presumably he thinks that people who don't speak
English aren't human beings and don't love their
children. So, the hysterically crying
little children ripped from their parent's arms are
just putting on an act? Right, General?
And this mental monster sits at the pinnacle of
power in America, advising the moron president! And Der president, in late May, fraudulently
claimed that his administration's policy of
taking away children from immigrants was
actually a law enacted by Democrats. This
psychotic lie was on the same day that it was
revealed that some 1500 of those little children
were 'lost track of' after they were either sold or given
away into an unaccountable foster system.
Or, as Der Chief of Staff put it, "Whatever"!
come to the issue of a protest by righteous
athletes who chase weirdly shaped balls back and
forth across grassy fields in order to entertain
rich while folks as they consume millions of
gallons of beer while watching. The
president doesn't like them kneeling during the
National Anthem, mostly because he's a racist.
He says they are disrespecting veterans.
I'm a veteran. I don't feel disrespected
by athletes kneeling during the National Anthem.
I feel honored by their fearless respect for the
freedom that I volunteered to defend.
and his people
are taking a crap on American values.
Flush them down the toilet already! Hitler and his
Nazi henchmen would have been proud to have these folks
on their team.
fmr USN, SFC USAR