Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Let's talk about Zeks, baby...
Remember this little chestnut?
"I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration."
— Hillary Clinton
I consider myself to be an exceptionally proud American. My family hasn’t really been here all that long (my father’s mother was born in Wales, and his father was conceived in Poland but born in the States. He married my grandmother while a bomber crewman in WW2. My mom was born in Toronto, Canada, and her family came to the States in 1960.)
I proudly served this country for four years as an Army Military Policeman. Most of my friends are former & current military folks who took an oath to uphold, protect, and defend this nation against all enemies, foreign AND domestic.
Needless to say, I’m more than just a little disturbed at the recent events transpiring in this country.
Firstly, we have people who are being beaten up by uniformed, union thugs for trying to voice their opinions and displeasure at the crap being fed to us by the government. That reminds me an awful lot of Hitler’s brownshirts.
The Sturmabteilung, abbreviated SA (German for "storm detachment" or "assault detachment", generally meaning "storm troopers"), functioned as the paramilitary arm of the Nazi Party. It played a key role in Hitler’s rise to power. The SA were called "brownshirts" for the color of their uniforms; this distinguished them from the Schutzstaffel (SS), who wore those really snazzy black uniforms that scared the shit outta everyone.
Secondly, these little town hall meetings full of hand-picked, hallelujah-shouting supporters, just like the early Hitler rallies. I mean, they already know what the questions are gonna be, because they selected them beforehand to lob softballs at Uber-Man. I used to live across the river from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and I'm embarassed at how hard they kissed his ass.
Third, we have a government (and its leader) who has inserted itself into the banking and automotive sectors, and thusly taken control of private industries. They have appointed their own hand-picked minions to do their bidding and try to pass it off as “the people” having an ownership in this disaster, just like the Nazis did.
Next, we have a government filling us full of crap with a so-called stimulus that was fed to us under the auspices of “shovel-ready” projects to get people working again, mostly on infrastructure projects like building roads and bridges. Hey…that’s like…the unemployed people of a post-WW1 Weimar Republic in Germany, and Hitler put thousands of them to work. The Nazis introduced public work schemes for men who worked in the National Labor Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst or RAD). Their work included digging ditches on farms to assist irrigation, building the new autobahns, planting trees, and other fun shovel-ready projects. The economy was so stimulated that the people soon found themselves ruled by a totalitarian dictatorship.
And lest we forget that Herr President Uber-Man has asked us to politely inform him through the Interwebz of people spreading anti-Reich propaganda, um, I mean, misinformation about the healthcare socialization program. Please, inform on your neighbors. Now we’ll have people who dislike conservative bloggers ratting us out to the new Gestapo at email@example.com . The Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei or “Secret State Police” will soon be rounding us up.
NOTE: I absolutely and categorically resent, and am nauseated by, the possibility and implication that people are being encouraged to rat out their friends, neighbors, or family members, or just people they don't agree with. This is bullshittery of the highest magnitudinal order.
We have Frau Pelosi, Anführer des Amerikanischen Representantenhaus, accusing protesters of carrying swastikas. Lady, those signs had that big circular “NO” symbol superimposed over those swastikas. The people are trying to tell you and this Amerikanische Reich that they think that you guys are the Nazis. The anger is NOT manufactured. It’s quite real.
You’re trying your damnedest to turn us into your little socialist worker’s paradise. Lest we forget that “Nazi” is itself yet another German contraction. It was the National Socialist German Workers' Party, the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP, and is best known in English as the Nazi Party.
The above poster translates into "National Socialism: The Organization of the Will of the Nation"
By trying to silence us and our dissent, the President, or at least his administration, is guilty of committing a crime, according to United States Code.
According to 5 U.S.C. 552a, United States agencies, including the Executive Office of the President shall, “maintain no record describing how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual about whom the record is maintained or unless pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity.”
I finally got my wish! I’ve become enough of a pain in the ass as a writer that I’m on a government watch list! I sorta figured that I’d end up having radical Islam issue a Fatwa against me and declare Jihad upon my ass, but this is just as funny. But now some poor schlub at the National Security Agency, deep underground across the street from Fort Meade, Maryland, is stuck reading my blog.
Also, a lot of talk has been made this week also of this new recruiting ad for the National Guard, seeking folks to fill Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 31E, Internment/Resettlement Specialist. I really want to think that this is just much ado about nothing, but I do kinda wonder…
You see, as I said before, I am a former Military Police soldier. My MOS was 95B. For two years I worked in close conjunction with 95C’s, which were Correctional Specialists, and I had also received additional training in EPW operations to set up camps for Enemy Prisoners of War. Nowadays the 95’s have been replaced by 31’s; the standard MP MOS is 31B. Seems they’ve done away with 31C’s in favor of this new 31E specialty since there are fewer dedicated military prison facilities, but the Army is finding no shortage of refugees to help in camps and there looms the specter of setting up Gitmo-type internment camps here in America to house the prisoners we take in the Global Contingency Against Man-Caused Disasters (ObamaSpeak for the War on Terrorism). The National Guard & Reserve MP units with 31E soldiers would ostensibly be geared towards resettling folks in temporary shelter after natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
In my heart of hearts, I really hate to think that my beloved MP Corps would be used as SS camp guards to incarcerate dissidents against the Obama government. I somehow feel that if they try to set up these camps, they’d have open mutiny on their hands, and with good reason. Soldiers do have the right to refuse illegal orders. It’s a really scary thing to think that we’ll be rounded up and sent to Gulags like “zeks” in the old days of the Stalin regime in the Soviet Union.
I’ll no longer be Mojo Steve, or The Lightning Man…just Zek #052869.
"Workers with the mind and with the hands choose the frontline soldier..."