“TO SQUANDER OR TO SAVE”
by OPOVV, ©2012, Presidential Candidate
(Sep. 24, 2012) — The Russian authors were, without a doubt, the experts at not only defining, but also describing the philosophy of “Fate,”, as, in example, the cat got run over by a car. And, because the horse bolted, knowing not which direction due to the fog and the gun smoke, in the initial direction of the charge, the skirmish (firefight) was won, and therefore the battle; hence, the war .
In the 1960’s, Americans were exposed to the “Flying Fickle Finger of Fate” awards on the popular television show “Laugh-In.” And there are other ways we Americans express a belief in “Fate”: wrong place, wrong time, for example.
In Vietnam, the saying was “Don’t mean nuttin,” amazingly expressing the soldier’s down-to-earth philosophy of “you’re here and you ain’t goin’ nowhere;” no doubt the same philosophic outlook shared by troops since Roman times.
Of course, that’s not to say nothing prevents one from keeping a weather-eye out for an out, an escape, a “ticket home,” “million dollar wound,” winning the lottery, hardship leave, or luck. But, let’s face it, most of the time it’s just the same old grind. Put yourself on a landing craft on D-Day, 1944, and you’ll begin to get the picture of no way out, trapped, “I should’ve” and “If only I’d listened to ____”, resigning oneself to whatever happens, as if there was a choice. Sorry, you’re in it for the duration, however long it takes. “Fate” has taken hold; deal with it.
Sometimes the hand that is dealt is not necessarily the hand that you have to play. Being a civilian has the advantage of folding and walking away from whatever the game is. A civilian can quit. I saw a guy quit in a combat zone, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. I knew the guy was stretched, and I tried to help him as much as I could, but I’ve always thought about how he views, how he remembers that day when he just couldn’t take it anymore.
The particular circumstances that all Americans share today, whether on active duty or a bona-fide civilian, whether an Obot or someone who still retains the ability to reason, is that the hand that we now hold, the hand that has been dealt to us, must be played. You can’t quite if you’ve no place to go, so all of us have to play the hand that “Fate” gave us. The choice, and there’s only one, is between a chance at Freedom or a sure plunge into slavery.
The abolishing of the First Amendment is disguised as “limiting” the exposure of Islam for what it truly is, not the so-called “stated,” but how it is implemented. Welcome to “honor killings,” all of you women who support Obama. And a world that will be “safer,” if only the police and the felons are armed, as Hilary goes about attempting to ban the Second Amendment.
One by one, freedoms are being eroded, disappearing from memory and, eventually, the lexicon. No more books that teach the truth: burn them all! No more free speech: blasphemy! Instead of Obama and Hillary APOLOGIZING, they SHOULD BE CELEBRATING FREE SPEECH!
Yes, in America, anyone at any time can say whatever he wishes (and, yes, we all understand the restraints of yelling “Fire” in a crowded theater). It’s called Freedom. It’s called the United States of America, that “Fate” has put in our hands, to squander or to save.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.