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Veteran’s Day 2017

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[Note: please read the comment at the end of the article. Thanks!]

 

If you value a ‘Veteran’ then value also the flag the Vet follows, act in a unifying manner and fashion… and let’s work ‘Together’ to end the insipid aimlessness of protests in the USA going on all over. We cannot live in the past and expect to alter the future but we can live today as if it will impact the future. If something needs to change then we have the rule of law (still) and while we do- don’t take a knee to using your voice and be careful who you consider worthy of associating with… they might not share the same values you are attempting to express or would represent as being something beneficial when it is not! Sorry Colin, you lost me when you hooked up with BLM- a positive and a negative cancel each other out! You don’t see Mickey taking a knee (just saying) and Hillary should have been sued for using Donald Duck’s image during the election!

 

 

As to why an ex-President, Bill Clinton, would call (by suggestion) Trump part of the “dictators’ club” and turn around to say,“We need to tell all these people that just make up stuff on the internet to knock it off.” See it for yourself here. Isn’t that what he and Hillary wanted: no borders, one world order and a coming UN directed world? Can you say John Lennon (Imagine)… I know you can! One parting salvo at the Democratic Party and what was done to America under their watch, look first here and then here.

 

[My standard ’two’ for Veteran’s Day, 2017.]

 

Standing at the tomb of the Unknown soldier

I stand here to honor you,
and yet they say you are unknown
but I knew you well,
you’ve never been unfamiliar,
you were the American that
would stop to help a stranger,
the hand to feed the hungry,
the one to offer aid to the widow,
sharing your time with an orphan
and visiting the sick or the dying.
I stand now because of you…
that you should care for me,
I am the unknown…
the one you never saw
but knew I’d be here…
thanking you all the same,
and I can only give you the
respect I can offer by:
caring for my country,
not trying to be better than
the next but showing the next
to be better than I am,
sharing the reason you died
was to ensure I would live
and live freely and
for us all to know without
the party across the aisle
there is only a one party system
no different than China.

(Written on Veterans day, Nov. 11th, 2010)

 

 

When the door opens the bag is on fire

From within the vacuum… the empty,
the nothing, where nothing else exists
but the yawning wait and the torturing
hell of destruction that descends on all
those tasting war… the suck, the space
and time between the implosion and the
explosion lasting seconds to years… as it
is all subjective and relative at the
same time, the faceless enemy of the
mind at wait… to wander the wasteland
of moment, either moments before or
moments after… the where dragged to
here years later like a fresh kill
in the teeth of a war-dog wagging his
tail expecting a pat on the head from a
job well done… the one that wakes up                                                                                                                                       in cold sweats during the middle of the
night… in the middle of December from
the middle of the war, standing
amidst the ruin of another human’s
wasted society… where civilization took
a back seat to humanity and dropped a
bag on fire before ringing the door bell.

 

[ I saw the movie “Jarhead” for the first time the other night… and this
is attributable to the sentiment and reaction to the movie, the war and
the whole damn thing. ]

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When does it become vinegar… the wine we’d drink (or is it punch)?

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The Democratic Party, and I belong there too, has a lot to answer for: to themselves, of their own actions (look at all the planned protests… still) and those of a corruptible nature through the DNC itself, and backers of the political drumbeats they would follow- so blindly… like backer George Soros (and his support of antifa… just look at what is being done in Europe by these thugs).

 

Check on a few of these links and see if there is or is not some credibility… and questionable validity to what it really means to be a ‘progressive’ in the political climate we live in today! https://pastebin.com/Z4TXhyQS

 

 

 

 

As to the left (those who swallowed the pill) pointing to ‘fascism’… and then cowering behind tactics that look like brown-shirts, really! Soros is tilting the world stage and still seeks to impact the whole affair with more chaos than we have already seen. Do you really support this or him? http://barenakedislam.com/2017/08/24/antifa-thugs-chant-george-soros-where-is-our-money/ https://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/20/europe-on-the-verge-of-collapse-soros.html

 

 

Can we not see the futility of pointing at one (as if to point to anyone one might be in opposition to as being a fascist/bigot/sexist/pick-your-choice) and then to do worse than they have done to you (in actuality)… the tree of liberty made fruitless by these actions. Still think antifa is the way to go… then you’d have a long way to go to understand the difference between dying for a cause and killing for a cause- two distinctly different natures but currently portrayed as being one and the same… thanks to ‘political correctness’ and the cadre of insipidly mordant followers.

 

 

So when it comes to George Soros and the Democratic Party… it is not just a casual connection but an outright war against what it means to be ‘American’ and America itself! To deny this is to stick your head in the sand of indifference and decide the ‘hatred of the past’ is better for us in our future.

 

One video I’d like to share with you is to see and understand another parallel exists, stemming from Russia, and it is the other extremist (compare the two) to see also. See below…

 

 

Then one last tidbit to chew on… see below. http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/26/germany-shuts-down-antifa-related-website-responsible-for-g-20-summit-violence

“Can you hear the words of Chevy Chase ringing in your ears?”

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When Jane Fonda did the BBC interview, last week, she put back on the same old ‘Hanoi Jane’ hat she has always worn- leftist and Communist (anti-American through-and-through)! She claims to be proud of ‘the resistance’ and we should be proud of her, right? I don’t think so, neither to her actions nor of those by Linda Sarsour, one of the ‘Woman’s March’ organizers- against Trump! Since the resistance is coming from the left (I’m one too but I’m also a Vet), I will not follow in the flow of it by: taking a knee (knowing the history of Ft. McHenry [See below] and Ft. Pillow), kneel to hypocrisy by complacency (thinking as social media would have us all to think, act or say) or forfeit what it means to be an American that truly values this country, people (all of us) or those whom might oppose us (the so-called resistance). What Jane forgot was to place God first… and to honor the providence of His decisions being supreme, among the affairs of mankind, and what it means to encourage the sense of duty to what liberty avails to us with such freedom! Ironic she should spout her dislike in Great Britain (the UK) through the BBC… don’t you think?

 

 

 

Her Father, a Veteran also, would roll in the grave if ‘he only knew.’ Little wonder they didn’t talk for so long a time… after ‘her jaunt’ to Vietnam! Being mad at Trump but to support the woman that enabled Bill so many years… just another Weinstein Hollywood experience- this is bare naked hypocrisy! This is the crossroad of complacency and mediocrity, and they’d call it the resistance! I call it comforting the enemy… and think she might have tucked in the Taliban like Bergdahl did!

 

 

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“If form follows function… this is the other side of the coin toss!”©

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[This is a follow-up to this article, found here.]

 

If one was to consider form and function first, of the actions we have seen by Colin Kaepernick, does he truly deserve to be honored- if it was done from ignorance? What I mean here is not a racist statement… not an endorsement to disrespecting our National Anthem… not a viewpoint without concern for America as a whole- or even ‘a game’ many Americans watch on Thursday, Monday or Sunday.

 

When one considers historical the request to stand… during the National Anthem, the very suggestion for it becomes an expected tradition. When this expectation is not honored is when it appears there is a slight to our traditions, the things we gain value from or the values we see as being honorable in and of themselves. This actually begs the question, is it then an expected formality, having form and appearance, or a gesture in accordance with conventional norms of etiquette? Variation to what is currently under such scrutiny (today) is due to the uproar or approval of the action taken by Colin Kaepernick. To see ’taking a knee’ as racist is stupidity; whereas it becomes a racist statement if a raised fist is used (no different than a raised open hand) and not before. I say it is done in ignorance though if… if we remain ignorant to what history has shown us, and that would be to deny the veracity of the strength of reason for what we do.

 

We get the term ‘uncouth’ from England, this comes from being ‘unknown’ to either present company or to the appearance of things done by someone not from the area- being unexperienced with the customs. This is also called ignorance… or of being ignorant1️⃣ to local traditions, actions taken when people encounter one another in a province, district or locale. This same ignorance to history can apply to social gestures, speech or actions we might consider couth (known and commonplace), take the thumb’s up for example- a sign we take to mean we agree or it’s OK with how we perceive it to be.

 

1… Ignorant: lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uninformed or unaware. Latin ignorant-’not knowing.’

 

In Rome when the Emperor displayed his thumb (in the arena) it meant anything but OK… it meant death, or a death sentence for one of the participants. Life was given a signal when the thumb was concealed within the hand, meaning… don’t pull the weapon to use it- keep it in the sheath. From Discover magazine… a brief abstract is found below, an article regarding the thumb and the meaning of its use, called,”Thumb and Thumber”.

 

But according to Morris, the thumb gesture indicating that a gladiator should be offered mercy or a lucrative deal endorsing Roman Meal Bread was pollice compresso, compressed thumb–that is, covered up, or tucked out of sight. What spectators in fact did was extend their thumbs for a kill and hide their thumbs for an acquittal, writes Morris. This made sense in an arena as vast as the Colosseum, where the kill and no-kill signals would have to be strongly contrasting to be visible at all.

 

 

Here is the phrase in Latin: pollice compresso favor ludicabatur [meaning: goodwill decided by compressed thumb]… Life was spared by a tucked thumb inside the fist, making it look like a weapon inside the sheath. A thumb up meant make your weapon look like the thumb, unsheathed. A turned thumb up… sideways, pollice verso, probably meant to use the weapon judiciously- take the life of the Gladiator.

 

At first Colin Kaepernick sat down to protest, reported by Steve Wyche, NFL Media reporter, Aug. 27, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. According to Steve Wyche, Kaepernick was showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement. See the article here. What followed was The 49er Statement, seen below…

 

“The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

 

The NFL also released a Statement, one obtained by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport:

 

“Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem.”

 

To fully understand this is to peel back the layers to its beginning, taking a knee, an article on it by Eric Reid, one posted in The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2017. See two brief abstracts below…

 

That’s when my faith moved me to take action. I looked to James 2:17, which states, “Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” I knew I needed to stand up for what is right.

 

But to quote the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” And I choose not to betray those who are being oppressed.

 

To fully decide for yourselves if actions taken were done from ignorance, as it comes to kneeling, we must learn what is meant by kneeling in the first place.

 

Knee; Kneel

 

Can it be, there was a reason for kneeling… or taking the knee, and it is not disrespectful but a form of supplication to what the Anthem, flag and song embody. Look below to what has been foretold all of us (alive) will do when Jesus returns.

 

Romans 14:11 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/romans/14-11.html
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

 

So I ask you, my fellow Americans, was this done in ignorance… I’d think not! Let us not be so rash to decide so quickly, provoking a knee-jerk reaction or so swift in the judgement we ourselves may be in store for in the days ahead. Now is the time we will need the support of each and everyone that calls themselves American… and we need to kneel to God in prayer for the strength to endure sure prophecy that comes upon us all.

 

Inkedvocabulary/Russell D. Holder

 

P.S. This is where I lost my sight, on the Black Lives Matter movement, but it does not: remove or lessen the importance to wrongs by some in our society, call for anything being sound reason for its destruction (to remove statues perceived as something being racist) if it would diminish the reason for the strength we’ve gain by overcoming it, or to mean we should not look to find we (truly) have more in common than we do not!

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“To stand or not to stand… during the National Anthem!”©

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Is he a hero or an embarrassment? When MLK Jr. took a knee it was to pray!

 

The protests started by the Quarterback, under President Obama, continue but ‘slavery itself‘ is being overlooked or not discussed-WHY?

 

Do people pay to go the ballet… when politics come into play on the stage? Do you go to Disneyland on the Fourth of July… expecting to see a Russian flag? Most people go to sporting events to see sports but if it continues as it is… when even Jerry Jones goes back on the words he said in the past, the NFL will be,”Not Frickin’ Looking”, and I won’t be the only American thinking this!

 

 

Here is what John Elway came out and said, below an abstract…

 

“Fans just want to watch and enjoy the sport without it being politicized.”

 

 

Can it be any plainer than this?

 

#NotFrickin’Looking

 

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“What now Linda?”©

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Someone please tell me that Linda Sarsour did not try to exploit victims of hurricane Harvey? Please tell me why the silence from the left… over Antifa as well? Here is but my view, one view, to a show-and-tell to turn your stomach! See below…

 

 

Then she tried to divert money to PAC groups… instead of victims.

 

Madonna performs on stage during the Women’s March rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington. Madonna, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Amy Schumer, Jake Gyllenhaal and feminist leader Gloria Steinem were just some of those Hollywood A-list celebrities in attendance at the march in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Some may not have had a change of heart in their positional stance because of the exploitation… so how about you?

 

 

 

Linda got caught in the lies, just like Hillary did, and now… we can wonder why she isn’t either deported or behind bars! Someone like her… that doesn’t hate at all.

 

“Charlottesville mayhem was allowed… just to cause dissension”©

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Race, the only race Americans should see in the US
is the race to bring her down, divide and conquer!
Being divided makes it so much easier to throw fuel
on the fires of indignation, of rage, then… no succor
or sympathy would be felt by those allowing us to do
their work for them, since we would have done it for
the wrong reasons: the past (unchanged unless it is
remembered), difference (aren’t we all different?), lore
(A myth… the mythos of ethnocentric unresolved rage)
or intolerance (an unwillingness to accept another’s view).
Isn’t intolerance the same as being bigoted? So what do
we seek to gain by grasping it… do we even have a clue?
If the reason for hating something has past… let sleeping
Dogs lie still! Why feel the need to open old wounds by call…
If we have learned nothing from our past, why the outrage?
I know one thing to be certain… without you I will surely fall!

 

 

Lupus est homo homini, non homo, quom qualis sit non novit (“a man to a man is a wolf, not a man, when the other doesn’t know of what character he is.).

 

Lupus in fabula… the wolf in the story, With the meaning “speak of the wolf, and he will come“; from Terence’s play Adelphoe.

 

[Mayor… and any higher ups contributing to this… need to be up on charges.]

 

https://www.sportingnations.com/2017/08/18/charlottesville-police-come-forward-told-stand-ignite-race-war-video/

 

[Police given ‘a stand down’ order, from whom?]

 

http://www.cgsmonitor.com/2017/08/19/confirmed-police-told-to-stand-down-in-charlottesville-did-nothing-as-war-broke-out-global-research/

 

[Obama eulogizes a KKK Grand Dragon]

 

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0702/Obama-eulogizes-Sen.-Robert-Byrd-under-West-Virginia-skies

 

 

[William Shatner and a history lesson… and of statues]

 

 

… and now Antifa [from all appearances] and BlackLivesMatter would influence some to desecrate/vandalize the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall, in Washington. See below…

 

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/military-honor/2017/08/17/vietnam-veterans-memorial-wall-vandalized/

 

If there is but one ‘red flag’ to come from this it would be the use of the words to ‘Stand Down’.

 

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