Veterans Aware: What you can’t know about people

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OPINION — If I were tied-down, tortured, and waterboarded to the point to where I had to finally give it up, I would have to say that the good in people exceeds the bad. As Americans, most of us have grown up with, or at least heard, the words, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

With the advent of the term, political correctness, serious warps and black holes have opened in our capability to communicate clearly. Looked at one way, political correctness could be explained as finding a way to obscure what you mean so that, should someone take offense or be hurt by your statement, you can sell them on believing that your meaning was misinterpreted by them.

I see political correctness as just telling it like it ain’t, avoiding being honest so that you don’t have to be accountable for your opinion. Trashing someone or something to a confederate can be nicely camouflaged as not wanting to hurt another’s feelings.

So we lie to them, right? Can we lie by omission as well as commission? Either way, the liars continue to lie, the deceivers continue to deceive, the warmongers continue to profit obscenely, and America continues on the downfall path seeking global domination.

Our politicians continue to lie with big business, outsource the American economy, and borrow from foreign governments to overthrow and control other governments.

I think it’s time for us veterans to remember we promised to protect America from enemies, foreign and domestic. It’s time to find some candidates that will fight for America, who will stop having our young bleed out on foreign soil while the “execs” and “pols” fiddle, while Jefferson and Baltimore burn to the ground, and while American children go hungry in American cities.

What you can’t know about people is what you won’t ask them. What you can’t know about people is anything anyone tells you about them. What you can’t know about people is whether they intend to represent you or handle you – if you won’t examine their results.

What you can’t know about people is if they will be honest if you don’t follow up and hold them to their word.

What you don’t know about people is who has caused Americans to let go of the reins that control the horses that drive this nation. What you don’t know about people is how willing they are to find someone or something to blame rather than do what it takes to fix problems.

What you don’t know about people is that they will never admit to having let their lethargy and lack of fortitude cause America to fail.

What you do know about veterans is that we know what hard is; standing in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles is inconvenient, laying your life on the line to thwart America’s failing is hard. Vets, it’s time for a hard rain to fall.

Lord Edmund Burke said, “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”

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1 Comment

  • CHJ May 31, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Thank you for your excellent comments. Every veteran should remember their oath and help this nation. Our political “leaders” need to be held accountable. Unfortunately, too often we are complaining about “everyone” else’s elected officials while returning ours year after year. Why is everyone else’s Representatives and Senators the problem but not ours? As long as we keep doing things the same way, nothing will change. I recommend the campaign someone initiated several years ago which suggested everyone needs to vote their leaders out of office; that we need totally new people representing us in Washington DC. Again, thank you Mr. Solomon for your editorial.

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