|Robert H. Goodwin (June 19, 1925 - August 26, 1999), "Pop" Third Class Petty Officer, US Navy, WWII veteran. Heavy Gunner, Naval Boxer and cook.|
Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, History
As a United States Air Force veteran, I along with a roomful of others from the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard were honored at Providence Baptist Church at their annual Veteran's Day breakfast. My fraternity brother, retired Staff Judge Advocate, US Army was the keynote speaker for the event. The southern breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage; grits, fried apples and biscuits was quite good and filling. Later yesterday evening, my fraternity honored the veterans in attendance with a gift: a 50 caliber bullet made into an ink pen. I laughed, thinking what conversations it would generate at school. I as usual thought of my father, a WWII veteran from the then segregated United States Navy. I posted his youthful photo on social media to commemorate him.
|Retired Colonel Paul Jones, US Army Staff Judge Advocate|
As far as our current occupant of the presidency in America: There is no low for this man. He attacks three African American female journalists in a not-too-subtle wink at white nationalists and denigrates the firefighting efforts in Southern California via bombast and tweet, respectively. He could not afford to get his Propecia comb over wet during the 100th observance of Veteran's Day, or Armistice in Europe. It was the "war to end all wars" due to its carnage and horrific loss of life. Little did they know human depravity has an alarming tendency to top itself from its last offense, as the second would conscript my father and many other African American men that saw the danger of a worse racist nation actually winning the war to their own lives and their posterity. Since Orange Julius prides himself in not reading anything without his name in it, he's ignorant of the significance of his gaffs, unless they are purposeful to undermining this republic.
There was a desire, a longing for a "presidential pivot." We now see clearly he's as capable of that as a hog of showering off his own slop/feces: he sees no reason to change as the swine is comforted by the warmth of its own shit. Manure is his element: this is him.
The remarkable observation is the support (though dwindling) he still commands, which brings to question the depravity of our fellow citizens.
Macron rebukes nationalism as Trump observes Armistice Day, Kevin Liptak, CNN
Trump condemned for missing Armistice ceremony at US cemetery because of ‘poor weather’, Emma Snaith, The Independent