Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Obama – Veterans Day - Generation Handout – 5:34 A.M. Thursday, November 11th 2010

Ever since Dave entered government service, first joining the State Department in 1981 than on to the C.I.A., he always felt at war. His five years prior in the United States Marine Corp helped solidify his feelings. It wasn't so much that, he was at war, but the  country was at war, and in fact it was. Most Americans, after Vietnam in the early ‘70s, stretching as far as 1991 with the invasion of Kuwait, felt the country was at peace. The superiority of U.S. forces had a way of insulating most Americans in those days from the real threats out there that could take their way of life down very quickly. With a volunteer army and no working draft, kids for decades grew up without the fear of being dragged into the military to fight what was perceived as regional skirmishes around the world by U.S. and NATO forces.

Until nine eleven America had a full generation of adults who had not experienced a direct threat to the country. They grew up without worrying about Soviet subs patrolling off both coasts armed with instant death that was calculated down to twenty minutes. After nine eleven this generation knew of a threat but it wasn’t as threatening as a giant Soviet Union with its bogus economic system. Most within this generation were raised as if in a test tube, insulated from everything, from pedophiles to ICBM’S.

It was now that generation that was doing double duty in Asia fighting a religious war that biblically was foretold so many years ago. They volunteered, they didn’t cry about it, and they served with pride as the country for the most part didn’t even know they were gone. It was the rest of that generation that Dave worried about. It was the ones who couldn’t recognize a socialist doctrine if it hit them between the eyes.

It could be said that at this moment the West had a presence in Asia, and that’s about it. Stalemate could best describe our situation there. Dave knew this, and with the lack of resolve from our current President, it was just a matter of time before the whole region fell to Iran. He knew we were losing real ground on the home front, with this uninvolved generation expecting a handout from a handout government. What was the point of fighting for all these decades when our own kids were embracing a socialist Congress and President? It was capitalism and democracy we were fighting for, right? Dave pondered his embedded beliefs.

Needless to say, Dave knew the President was now in South Korea speaking to our troops for Veterans Day, the troops that represented that portion of a generation worth their weight in gold as the 649th day of the Obama Presidency took daggers from 19 of the G-20 members.

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