Grandpa Franklin: We've got this liberal idea of individual freedom. We should rock this shit. Grandpa Washington: Let's cross the Delaware during Christmas in nothing but wool coats to show the king and his cronies just how done we are. Fast forward: We've got this new liberal idea of collectivism and the government running everything. … Continue reading America- An Incoherent History (A Short Play, of sorts)
I try to wrap my head around living in a world and serving in an Army where I've met some of the most amazing people... a gumbo of diversity and strength. White, non-white, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Jedi, Athiest, Agnostic, Hispanic, Mexican (the not legal sort...yeah, they serve, too) Asian, Puerto Rican, Gay, Straight, Bi, multi-spectrumed … Continue reading State of Domestic Affairs
This isn't my best work. It definitely requires refinement. However, on occasion, the pen starts moving and the raw emotion pours forth. I don't think I've opened the spigot yet, not at full capacity, but you oftentimes have to let the rust and shit spew before the water comes out clean. I'm no world-renowned poet, … Continue reading I No Longer Mattered (First Draft)
Let me start by answering the questions... I have no fucking clue. That's not really an answer, but that's where I'm at with it. 365 days ago I woke up on what was my bedroom floor, still in my vomit stained Dress Blues. I picked myself up, pulled my clothes off, and got in the … Continue reading Am I An Alcoholic?
Gay, transgender, male, female... understand that with a burning fire deep from within my gut, I don't give a flying fuck how you identify or what your preference in salad dressing is. I have had one requirement in my 14 years as a Noncommissioned Officer: that you can do your fucking job. Nothing else matters. … Continue reading A Quick Diatribe on Discrimination in a Military Context
It's time that I conduct a "corporate" restructure. . . A personal reinvention, if you will. So, here are some changes that are to begin immediately. Put maximum effort into my writing endeavors. Writing has always been a hobby for me. Until recently, I treated it as such. I'd scribble some poetry, dab some ink … Continue reading The Personal Restructuring of My Life
In a contemporary world wrought with justification for human indignities in the name of abstractions, it is important that we remember where these actions have led us in the past... the not so distant past. Actions are still justified in the name of abstracts: religion, party, and country. Socialism, communism, nationalism, protectionism.... Make America Great … Continue reading Atrocities in the Name of Abstracts