Betrayal of a Patriot.

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Betrayal of a Patriot

Years ago, a young White man was born to a United States that his parents and grandparents believed was blessed by God. He was raised to love the United States. He was raised to stand with his hand over his heart while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. He was raised to take his ballcap off when the Star Spangled Banner played at a stadium. His great-grandpa, grandpa, and father served in the US military. He grew up listening to Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, and Lee Greenwood in his daddy’s truck. He watched “The Patriot” and “Saving Private Ryan.” He was raised as an American Patriot.

When he saw the towers attacked, that young man knew it was his time to serve. In his late teens, he enlisted. He ran the miles. His hands bled. The sweat of the Southern heat in summer reminded him that he was in Basic Training. His High School friends were at the beach, getting ready for college. His destiny was a different kind of sand, with new friends, who took an oath with him.

After training he found himself in the Muslim world. He fought. He watched his new friends leave wounded. He watched his new friends die. He struggled with sleeping. The sweat of the Middle Eastern sun reminded him he was in war. After years of service, he returned home. His enlistment was done. It was time to do that which his father and grandfather had done: get a job, get married, buy a home, and build a family.

Instead, our young patriot returned to jobs that had been outsourced overseas, to Chinese manufacturing sites by the very politicians that sent him to war. His friends graduated college and had little to show for their debt. The girls he thought he knew were nothing like the women he thought they would be. They were radicalized by feminist rhetoric and pornography. The churches were empty. The jobs were minimum wage. The only employment waiting for him were deadbeat positions at the local Walmart, where the manager greeted him with platitudes, “Thank you for your service.” His picture hung near a bathroom entrance, with the rest of the veterans in the store earning minimum wage.

Every day he leaves his dead-end job, incapable of affording a home… incapable of affording a family… incapable of affording the life his father and grandfather had. He goes home at night to a home all alone, and watches sports – whereby millionaire athletes protest his very existence. The news tells him he is privileged for being White. He watches footage of a country in which the flag he loved is burned by cheering crowds. He has trouble sleeping. The war fresh in his mind. The privilege does not protect him from the nightmares.

That young White man ironically still flies the American flag. That White man still stands for the anthem. That White man still covers his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance. That White man still watches the same television filled with politicians telling him empty promises of a better time to come and an athlete telling him he is the problem with society.

Betrayed, he grabs his gun and decides to end it all – like other veterans, roughly every hour, every day in an America that betrayed them.

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  • Posted by Lucky 1 year, 2 months ago

    ... ongoing concern in Australia by Australian public and service staff about suicide in ex-serving ADF personnel / veterans. Ex-serving ADF personnel have a higher suicide rate than the general population . ..

    Vague data, no one knows why .. ..

    Woke military policies, superficial press, politicians indifferent, orders given without preparation or commitment ...
    All this is on current news.

    Try for a change the word Betrayal.
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  • Posted by jimslag 1 year, 2 months ago
    22 a day, not just a slogan but it is a tragedy. I know, I am a veteran but I retired before the forever wars started. I was in Desert Shield and Desert Storm which was the start of the Forever Wars. I watched the Shock and Awe videos and everything and it brought back memories but I never sunk so low to even think about ending it. I went to go see American Sniper with my daughter, her ex-husband was AF and never went overseas. She thought it was cool but I cringed at some of the scenes and sunk down in my seat. All in all though, I was lucky to get out right before 9/11 and since my training was in Electric/Electronics it was easy to find jobs in various fields. Has issues though with longevity in jobs due to lack of advancement or sometimes low wages or lack of diversity in the work to keep my interest in the job. Partially retired now but still working to pay off bills but then I probably have to move to somewhere where it is cheaper to live than the metro area I live in. I understand the feeling of the man in the story, mostly because of the pandemic (biological warfare?) and coming out of it with the failure of companies to hire or pay good wages/benefits. I am one of those who love my country but hate my government and the political games of the Big Government Party, both wings. This is not what the Forefathers envisioned for our country.
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    • Posted by 1 year, 2 months ago
      Thanks for sharing. When Kissmyassinger set China up to be the manufacturer of products our economy has not reached its potential. Flooding our borders with cheap labor , these policies by design to ruin America under the Globalism and New World Order.
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      • Posted by jimslag 1 year, 2 months ago
        Wow, what a sad update. One is to many though and we need the VA and other Medical Professionals to get their heads out of dark places and start helping people, not just veterans but everybody who feels that they need to end it all.
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        • Posted by 1 year, 2 months ago
          Blessings and hope for the families. My family survived the suicide of our son. It is a heart wrenching loss for anyone to endure.
          I found my boy and the shocking trauma caused PTSD is very much under control now . I was very proactive in learning the techniques to cope with the worst of it(visions).
          I sought out a Therapist with training in The disorder and worked for a few years untill I started teaching my therapist about how to deal with it.
          Since I was paying her the value for value was gone.
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  • Posted by tutor-turtle 1 year, 2 months ago
    This is the Great Reset. It's all being done on purpose.
    You know exactly to whom the people I refer.
    They want one world government, money and control.
    For years they have denied what they were doing.
    For years people Myron Fagan, Friedrich Hayek, Alex Huxley and of course Ayn Rand warned us what was happening before our lying eyes. Is it just Cognitive Dissonance?
    When some creep like Schwab tells you they are going to take everything you worked all your life for, including your personal liberty and freedoms (and you'll like it), why do we not believe them?
    Cowboy-Up. There are far more of us, than them. And they know it.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 year, 2 months ago
    It's tough these days, reminding one's self to Never give up and never give in. Can't help feeling that no matter what one does, you are a "dead man walking".
    But still, one continues to pray, (metaphorically) "Please Deliver Us from this Evil".
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    • Posted by bobsprinkle 1 year, 2 months ago
      Carl....from the moment we draw our first breath on this planet we are "dead men/women walking". It is what we do/don't do in between that matters. I would think that actually pulling the trigger on oneself does require a lot of courage.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 year, 2 months ago
    This is really sad. Why, may I ask is it that the Police Dept in my city is now understaffed. The Chief left and again we have a new one. When I am able to navigate without falling down I am going to attend a city council meeting and start demanding some answers. N
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    • Posted by $ blarman 1 year, 2 months ago
      Sounds like my city. Progressive mayor in a conservative state. Brought in her own Chief of Police from Portland and now he's under investigation for breaking another officer's neck while demonstrating an illegal ju-jitsu move. My hope is that this get him canned and that the voters this fall get rid of the Mayor as well. There was actually a recall on two members of the City Council last year because they were bigots and racists. Funny coming from a "hispanic" woman.
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