Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hey Fellow Veterans, How Do You Feel About This?
Or should I say fellow "crazed" veterans?

Not all that long ago, every vet was looked upon as some whacked-out nut job who couldn't adjust to civilian life... so we all became Dirty-Harry-Bad-Guy psychopathic killers or Ramboesque psychotic anti-social drifters.

Then along came Ronald Reagan. The military was again looked upon as an honorable profession, and those who served as honorable men.

But under the Obama Administration, everything old is new.

Here's some of the article from Fox News; (Emphasis mine) Homeland Security Warns of Rise in Right-Wing Extremism

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement agencies that recent news is helping "right-wing extremist groups" recruit new members and could lead to violence, and warns about the possible recruitment and radicalization of returning veterans.

The report also suggests that returning veterans are attractive recruits for right-wing groups looking for "combat skills and experience" so as to boost their "violent capabilities." It adds that new restrictions on gun ownership and the difficulty of veterans to reintegrate into their communities "could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks."
I guess this one of the "benefits" the recruiter never told me about - my own government automatically considers me a suspect. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.


Blogger TCN said...

Vir: In case you hadn't noticed, that isn't YOUR government at all. ;)

9:13 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I blame Hollywood for some of this, at least. For example, Rambo a/k/a Sylvester Stallone was a Vietnam draft dodger (the man, not the character).

10:22 PM  
Blogger byronfrombyron said...

Well, you could always start your own right wing group. Of course, they're watching me, too. You know how Big Brother is.

1:58 AM  
Blogger Saint in the Making said...

Yep, I agree with Adeodatus. Hollywood is part of the problem. I think some folks on "The One's" payroll have been watching too many Rambo reruns on late night TV. Puh-lease!

My commuter bus is about 50% military (guys heading to work at the Pentagon). I sleep soundly, 'cause I know my bus is NEVER getting hijacked...at least not successfully!

6:47 AM  
Blogger TheSeeker said...

I still support soldiers. You boys have nothing but the utmost respect from me.

Man. Our culture sucks. *sigh*

8:28 AM  
Blogger Wendy in VA said...

My great-grandfather, both grandfathers, father, uncle, and husband are all veterans, and they are the finest and most honorable men I've ever known.

I think it's perfectly in character for this administration to want to paint veterans in a negative light. Most of them have more courage and integrity in their little fingers than Obama and Co. do collectively.

Thank you for your service, Vir.

10:28 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

We haven't had an Americaqn government since 1961--Maybe even 1953!

11:08 AM  
Blogger nypd green said...

This young man gets it!


11:39 AM  
Blogger Greta said...

Your on their lists if anyone is. What a farce this team is and how little they believe in the constitution.

So it seems like this entire issue is so far removed from any constitutional law that it should bring up impreachement charges. Now we all can see why BO had such a hard time with the oath of office. It gives him an out on the meaning of the words like so help me God. Wonder if he was thinking, so help me Allah.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Cavey, you knew all along we were going to be singled out at some point.

I don't give a horses petuti. Let em come watch me, track me, whatever they want. Such simpletons.

You cannot enslave someone who does not want to be enslaved, they will either escape or die trying and maybe take the captors out with them. Our country make seek to oppress, however they only accomplish compression leading to explosive reactions.

11:44 PM  
Blogger homeschoolofthree said...

Apparently my family is next on the watch list....we have had 400 crosses in our front yard since October, one for every ten abortions. We got notice today that they must come down or we will be fined or jailed. They were fine until the list came out we might be terrorists!
Greendale,Lawrenceburg, Indiana

10:07 PM  

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