Free Speech (as long as you don’t criticize) (RR)


by OPOVV, ©2020

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(Feb. 13, 2020) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ the place to hear it here and that about does it. As you can see, we’re huddled under the awning due to inclement weather – it’s raining – so rather than just stand out here like a bunch of politicians – fools* – what do you say we take it inside our burger joint where we have permission to bother people who have no wish to be bothered? Indeed, so here we are. Oh, look; the General is waving us over. Sure will, and thank you. So, what’s up, sir?”

“You may sit at ease, Roving, if that’s your real name.”

“It’s my stage name, sir.”

“As in Elvis singing the world’s a stage(3:05)?”

“I believe that was Shakespeare, sir.”

“No, it was Elvis; trust me: Generals are never wrong; maybe occasionally mistaken, but never wrong. Like General Norman Schwarzkopf saying he could be in Baghdad and topple Saddam Hussein in 24 hours. Well, he sure could’ve, but the politicians (who really control the reins of war) thought otherwise; isn’t that so?”

“Everyone agrees with the General.”

“That’s why we’re in such demand: people listen to Generals. Before Trump, the road to riches used to be the Pentagon as the last billet and then some company with a government contract; nowadays it’s the idiot-box as a pundit, as if we’re all-knowing.”

“You mean you’re not?”

“Your Madam Shylock holds that key.”

“So what’s happening these days, General?”

“Wash your hands and don’t touch your face, to start.”

“Good advice at any time.”


“Good advice at any time, Sir.”

“Very well. I heard you say one time that we humans have it bad enough with the volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, meteors and illegal immigrant drunk drivers to ignore that viruses are always out there ready to pounce.”

“Does the General think that the coronavirus is pouncing?”

“Indeed the General does. How it started we don’t know; heck, we don’t even know when it started. It’s all very fishy, if you ask me.”

“I am, Sir.”

“It could even be a biological weapon that got out of hand, who knows? Had the Chinese come clean from the get-go it sure would’ve helped matters, which leads to a discussion of Socialism’s one Achilles’ heel: secrecy.”

“Yes, Socialism has many faults but I don’t know much about the secrecy part.”

“Trust me: it’s there. Why, do you think that a Socialist government would want to wash its dirty linen out in public? No, a Socialistic country has to control freedom of speech in order to maintain control. I mean, how many socialistic countries would advertise how many hours for the bread line today?”


“None, Sir.”

“None, Sir.”

“Well-spoken, Roving; we’ll make a soldier out of you yet.”

“I’d like nothing more, Sir. And if you would excuse me, please, we have to break for a commercial.”

True Love Ways” (2:46)

“The General left and we’re with Dan, who is a county employee. So, let me ask you, Dan: what do you do for the county?”

“Not much; as little as possible, and wouldn’t you be surprised?”

“I bet I would. Now, moving along…Hello, Roving here for ‘Pulse.’”

“A legend in your own mind.”

“And don’t I know it. Did you happen to catch what the General was talking about?”

“Yes, matter of fact I did. You know he’s right and I’ll give you an example: ever notice when Bernie Sanders speaks he always has hijabs and burqas in the background? That’s by design, you know.”

“I figured as much, but why would Muslims back a Socialist candidate?”

“Because the road to Sharia is paved with Socialism, that’s why. The jump from being governed by the Constitution to Sharia Law is a chasm, whereas the jump between Socialism and Sharia Law is but a hop, skip and a jump: piece of cake. You see, once you trash the Bill of Rights, the rest is easy.”

“The Founding Fathers had a great debate about which should be the first; many wanted the Second Amendment, but then they decided that the number wasn’t important, meaning that one wasn’t any more important than any other.”

“So the Second could’ve been the First?”

“And vice-versa. Heck, without the Second there is no Bill of Rights.”

“Which is why, in order for Socialism to succeed, the government must confiscate the guns. It’s the modus operandi of any takeover: get the guns. Hitler did it; Cuba; Venezuela; and now ALL the Democratic candidates want to deny citizens their Second Amendment rights. Rendering the population defenseless is the key to Socialism, Communism, Totalitarianism, any dictatorship and despotism, which is what Sharia Law is.”

“And once the populace is defenseless…”

“Then it’s all over. In our case all those young men who trained so hard and strove to do the right thing, well, those young men who were mowed-down by machine guns as they stormed Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944 will have died in vain; those who froze to death and suffered horribly from frostbite at Valley Forge would have done so for nothing; and those who fought in Korea and Vietnam would have truly been sacrificed for greed, a vote, a dividend check, perfect the M-16, helicopter cavalry tactics; I don’t know, something, I would hope, something besides nothing.”

“I get it.”

“So that’s why C.A.I.R. is backing the lead Socialist candidate, greasing the path to Sharia. Thank you, Bernie, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, among others. I’m sorry, I have to run so I can clock in and take my morning break.”

“And off he goes and so do we. Thank you for watching and so, on behalf of the crew, I’ll be wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.

“Good show. Burger time: my treat.”

[*fools: I say that as many as 10% of government employees and politicians are honest and dedicated public servants.]

Country Roads” (3:19)


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