My Oath; My Country; Your Life (RR)

“SWAMP MENTALITY”

by OPOVV, ©2017

(Jun. 16, 2017) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the news show that’s sure to entertain: ‘The Pulse of the Nation.’ Hello, I’m your Roving Reporter and will be your host for this evening’s show. It’s a beautiful day under the awning across from the railroad station, in a suburb of our fine city. Our city used to be a lot finer until it became a welfare oasis and a sanctuary nightmare, but it still has world-class museums of the finest paintings and artifacts to be found anywhere, and that includes the fine British Museum in London.

“Couple of years ago I had the opportunity to visit the British Museum; actually, my hotel was only a block away, so I went there more than a few times. We’ve all heard about the ‘Rosetta Stone but it was a real shock to see it in person. You say, ‘So what?’ Here’s the shock: it’s about ten inches thick. I mean, like you, I’ve seen photographs of the top of the stone, so it was impossible to determine the depth, as if that was important anyway. But that’s why it survived all these thousands of years: because it weighed a couple of hundred pounds. Who would’ve thought it? What say we go to work? Excuse me, sir, care to be on ‘Pulse?’”

“Sure thing; I’ve got the time since I’m retired. I worked hard all of my life; was never on welfare and took care of my own. Never asked the government for anything, except to be kept safe from terrorists, but even the government is dismally failing on that front, now aren’t they?”

“Sure; just look at San Bernardino. Okay, so you’re retired, but from what?”

“The rat race.”

“What rat race? I mean, we’re all in the rat race; just look around you.”

“But there’s a secret rat race going on: the DEEP STATE RAT RACE. And it’s all coming apart, ever since Trump came on the scene. You see, he’s not a player; not one ‘of-the-boys/gang/‘turf caretaker.’”

“Did you say ‘turf caretaker,’ as in sidewalk?”

“You know how sidewalks are made? They lay some concrete down and then put lines in them – expansion joints – so they’re all the same size no matter where you are. A sidewalk in East St. Louis is the same square footage as in, say, Harlem. So these gangs count how many sidewalk squares they control.”

“Control for what?”

“Anything from playing hopscotch to selling drugs; from playing jump-rope to a drug-dealer. So, in order to determine who is the most powerful (as far as the hierarchy of gangs in America goes) they count sidewalk squares and whoever has the most wins.”

“Wins? Wins what?”

“Nothing, really, except bragging rights, as in, ‘My gang has 10,000 squares and your gang only has 7,000 squares.’ How about that?”

“Tell me what that has to do with the DEEP STATE RAT RACE?”

Everything. What I described is a symptom of ‘Swamp Mentality.’ I mean, it’s just one small facet of old school vs. Trump’s new school. Heck, I could’ve used any number of a thousand defense contractors who, by the way, also count coup by the number of sidewalk squares, but expressed in dollars. Like each square is worth $10,000 a week.”

“Wow: that’s some serious money you’re talking about.”

“And that’s why they want to get rid of Trump. You see, Trump wants a little bit of honesty here and there while the Democrats fear any truth ever seeing the light of day, for if their shenanigans ever go public, there goes the Party. People will see the truth about the Southern Poverty Law Center; yesterday’s ACORN; and the real reasons why the public high schools in our cities have failed – for the past 60 years — to educate our young to the point of inventing Affirmative Action’  (so as to cover up the mistakes and the corruption that has, and still is, running rampant).”

“Yes, I agree: we’ve sacrificed a couple of generations of kids just so a particular mindset can prevail. The one identifying characteristic of Socialism that isn’t spoken much is that a very few rule over the very many. Look, the chances of anyone being one of the ‘very few’ is the exact same percentage of any of us being drafted by the NBA.”

“I don’t think we have much time left. Got any more to say?”

“Here comes my train. Bye.”

“Goodbye. Next; who’s next? You are? Welcome to ‘Pulse.’ So, what are you up to today?”

“Well, I’m on leave from the Army; full month of nothing but R&R. So we’re on television, right? Okay, I’d just like to say a few words, if I may. It’s all right? Go for it? Okay; here goes: I’m in the military, as I said – little nervous – and I took the Oath to defend the Constitution from enemies, both foreign and domestic, right?

“Okay, then. What that means to me is that if anyone disrespects the flag, the Constitution and the president, it is my duty to wipe the slate clean, if you get my drift. I didn’t spend 18 months in Afghanistan to come back home to see our flag trashed. I didn’t risk my life for a bunch of immature crybabies to trash my Commander-in-Chief and expect to get away with it without paying the piper, if you get my drift, okay? And that’s all I wanted to say. You cross my line and I’ll make sure you know it, is all I’ve got to say. And here comes my train. Going to the train layout museum. Bye.”

Now it’s time to sign off and so, on behalf of the crew, I’ll be wishing each and every one of you a goodnight: Goodnight.

“Some people are just long-winded. Hey, burger time: my treat.”

Skip A Rope

OPOVV

 

 

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