by OPOVV, ©2018

(Sep. 1, 2018) — “Hey, Boats, what’s the skinny?” asked Marvin, a 20-year-old from the Midwest who wouldn’t know an Admiral’s barge from a pirogue.

“Not much, except to stay on your toes,” came the reply of someone who had it up to here babysitting a bunch of Boots.

“That’s what you said the last time.”

“What was true then is true now; consider it a universal truth.”

“I have and I don’t see the point of it all. I spent a whole year in radar school and here I am, standing watch on the fantail of a destroyer, holding an assault rifle. Next they’ll be having me do brain surgery at Walter Reed.”

“Look, son, you’ve got it all wrong. Once you accept the fact — that they’re in control of your life — the rest is easy, so why fight it? After all: The Navy Knows Best.”

“So, tell me, once more, why we’re sitting here in the middle of this-here estuary, other than to be human sacrifices for every bloodsucking gnat in the Middle East? And don’t be saying, ‘It’s above my pay grade,’ because I’m not buying into that hype anymore.”

“You best do what you’re told to do and keep your mouth shut; that’s my advice.”

“Look, forgive me if I’m out of line, but it appears we’re sitting here like that sacrificial goat in Jurassic Park. The only difference between that goat and us is that the goat was tied up and couldn’t run; at least we can put this Tin Can* in gear and get out of Dodge, and that’s what we should do.”

“Well, now, Marvin, aren’t you the smart one? Only trouble is, don’t be blabbing this all over the ship. To tell the truth, I don’t believe in this ‘hearts and minds**’ make-believe Pentagon hype any more than you do.”

“So who does? Why bother?”

“It’s for the dumb bunnies in Congress, and for some of the mentally-challenged voters.”

“Geez, Boats, why don’t you come right out and say Chuck Schumer and the Democrats? What are you afraid of, your pension?”

“That’s enough. Look, what we’re doing is judging the response of our enemy.”

“I know what we’re doing: we’re sitting here so they can get a bead on us and, when they do, open up with everything they’ve got and then run and hide. One round and then hide. Meanwhile, we’re on the chopping block: literally. I say blow them up. You do know, don’t you, that we’ll have to some day***; you’ve thought that far ahead, haven’t you?”

“Just because the Pentagon and our politicians have sold our country down the river doesn’t mean the rest of us have to go through life with blinders on.”

“Dawn approaching. So we move out aways and do the same exercise tomorrow night, I guess.”

“I’ll give you something to think about: look at the mess our country’s in, with I don’t know how many millions of Muslims, and then think that, eventually, a person reaches the level of their incompetence. And then look at all the Muslims and illegal immigrants and our National Debt and you tell me if we’re on an even keel. See you later.”

“See you, Boats.”

[*Tin Can: US Navy Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer.]

[**’hearts and minds’: a lie concocted by some think tank that has stock in munitions as an excuse to ‘stay the course’; yet another slogan that was made up to give meaning to casualties. So why isn’t the goal against the Muslim enemy Unconditional Surrender, as it was against the Germans and the Japanese in World War II?]

[***We’ll have to some day: the US Constitution and Islam cannot coincide. Islam: women cannot be allowed to have the same rights as men; women are not afforded any Civil Rights. Islam is a political philosophy that is draconian and Totalitarian and rules through sleep deprivation and ignorance. The only escape from Islam is death. It’s either us or them, and the sooner we get on board the survival train the better off everyone in the world will be. Our politicians and many of our fellow citizens are leading us into the gas chambers and we’re acting as good, POLITICALLY-CORRECT ignoramuses who are afraid of “offending” anyone. Muslims cheered while our fellow citizens fell to their deaths on 9-11.]

It’s Over” (2:48)


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