The Biggest Problem With the Marines

After 9 years in the Marines, it saddens me as I watch what happens to it. I’m sure that I’m not alone though I have yet to check around.

To be sure, it has gotten soft. If I went a day without getting hit during boot camp, it was a real oddity. OK. I admit it. It caused a little pain. In the end, I knew my drill instructor had my interest in mind. The pain only increased my chances of my survival, which also increased the chances for the marines around me. Being in the air wing, I never saw any real combat, but i was plenty close enough for me. I also met many who did see the combar. I drew the conclusion that, no matter the pain, better to learn in training.

Certainly, the advent of politically correct experiments haven’t helped. Well, they helped the politicians. When staying alive is the object, politics matter less than nothing. And one of the best ways to stay alive is by killing the enemy, as horrible as that may sound. When you keep him on the run, his abilities to kill you are greatly reduced.

Then, I ask, do we really need women in foxholes? Does it really improve our abilities to rain terror on the enemy? I know for sure 2 things about that. I would never willingly share a foxhole with a woman and no woman would ever want to share a foxhole with me.

I could certainly carry on just about forever on the subject, but the question is the biggest problem with the Marines. That’s simple. That’s obvious. The biggest problem with the entire Department of Defense is the commander in chief. No one person has done more damage to our military than Joe has.

My only question, is it stupidity on intentional. Likely, it is both. The problems with the likes of Joe giving the orders is that learning war tactics by experience is horribly expensive and there are no backspace keys. Mistakes are very permanent.

Gun Safety

This is something of a repeat post but I feel it is warranted because of recent events. These three rules should be taught to anyone who might be handling any gun for any reason. It would not hurt to teach them to everyone else, regardless of any beliefs or intentions on guns.

  1. Until proven otherwise, assume that all guns are loaded.
  2. When you have determined that a gun is not loaded, assume it is loaded.
  3. Never, ever point a gun in the direction of someone or something you do not intend to shoot.

If everyone would follow these three rules, gun accidents would greatly be reduced. When people do not follow these rules, people die and those who cause their deaths will live with it the rest of their lives. I might add, gun accidents are very rarely reversible. They cannot be altered with an eraser or a backspace key, so be sure of your target before you point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger.

Some might accuse me of taking advantage of a tragic situation. Think what you want. If I can save one life, it is worth anything you might think of me.

In the recent event where a woman’s life was taken during the filming of a movie, they disobeyed rule one and three. If I were handed a gun that was supposedly loaded with blanks, I would have immediately checked it; certainly before pulling the trigger. Then, even then, I would not have pointed it at anyone. One side note, blanks can injure or even kill people.

I still do not know all of what went happened on that set. We may never know all the motives. I am not accusing anyone. This much, I do know. It was completely avoidable.

Money, Money, Money

Here we go again… authorizing congress to spend more money, which we don’t have.

Okay. If that is really the way you want it. Fine. I likely won’t have to stick around and help pay it off. If I am here another five years, it will surprise me.

However, as you give the authorization away to spend money and tax us, you are also giving them the ability to control us. In a short time, they will. I just hope I don’t live to see that day.

Our forefathers fought to secure the most precious gift they could pass down to us, FREEDOM. Now, without a second thought, we just give it away. Most likely, it will not ever be retrieved. Then, instead of doing what we want, we will do as we are told. Those who have the nerve to question will be imprisoned or killed.

Just remember. This is not one of those mistakes that you can fix with an eraser. There is no way to remove it with a backspace key. It is more permanent than ink. When you see that what I say is true, it will already be too late, if it is not already past the point no return.