Duty, there Ain’t Enough of It

By | May 25, 2023

[May 25, 2023]  Duty is the essence of humanness.  No words written are more pointed to why modern men and women are so unhappy … unhappy because they fail to realize that not doing one’s “duty” is denying our obligation to act responsibly.  For several weeks, I have watched President Biden’s trainwreck of an administration as it continues to fail in every aspect of governance..  Let it be known that I never shy away from a difficult job, even those things that seem impossible from the outset and neither do I dislike it when criticized.  A personal philosophy of mine is there is great merit in doing my duty as a United States citizen, and, besides, I enjoy being at – what the military says – we don’t mind being “the tip of the spear.”  Alas, this article is not about me or those engaged on the front lines of fighting the radical leftists in America; it’s about those who fail and continue to fail to do their duty.

I will begin briefly with the failure of the government of China to do what most believe is necessary to protect its citizens against the terrible impact of financial ruin, shoddy building construction, poor health care, and technology espionage.  Noteworthy is that at its highest levels, they have neither been forthcoming about what they do nor shared critical data and access to the Western specialists who can help them.  We should also remember the Chinese ophthalmologist Dr. Li Wenliang, a real hero in my eyes, who first tried to tell the world that China was hiding something malevolent, only to be imprisoned and silenced by Chinese authorities for “fabricating lies.”  Unfortunately for the people of China, protecting its citizens is not a priority, as that distinction goes to the autocratic Communist Party of China (the CPC).  The CPC is the founding and ruling political party and sole governing entity, and thus the CPC must be protected at all costs.  Ever wonder why actual democratic nations are better places to live?

Just as corrupt various international corporate leadership compliments China on its role in world affairs, we were finding out the truth behind the autocracy’s actions, the implicit concurrence of their military, and the destruction of the economies of many of their cities and provinces.  Did they do their duty?  If you see your duty to the political state and only the state, then yes, they did their duty.  But, no moral parade is necessary to know they failed their duty to their citizens.  They repeatedly lied and distorted the truth about their economy and demographic decline and still do so today.  Can the world believe the Chinese spokesmen who claimed Communism is history’s best form of government?  Are these men, who are the voice piece for their government, doing their duty for the CPC or their citizens?  I think we know the answer to that question.  Remember, duty doesn’t melt away, no matter how much we might wish it to.  Simply put, duty, there ain’t enough of it.


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Author: Sadako Red

Author: Sadako Red Disclaimer: I chose the pen name Sadako Red in order to remove any notoriety reflecting on my other real job as a very senior executive in the Department of Defense. Naturally, my opinion is my opinion only and despite DoD wanting to associate with my fine work, they cannot have it. Trust me, they want it. Trust me, they can’t stand for it.

15 thoughts on “Duty, there Ain’t Enough of It

  1. Ronny Fisher

    Gen. Satterfield, thank you for inviting Sadako Red back to your blog. We missed him, greatly. Your website is the best.

  2. Karl J.

    We need more articles from Sadako Red. He makes lots of sense. This article is similar to one he wrote long ago. Thanks RED for updating it.

    1. Sadako Red

      Any time, Karl J. That’s why I’m here. Too many things on my plate right now but happy I can make you guys and gals happy for a little bit.

  3. Plato

    Excellent article Sadako Red. Been a long long time. Welcome back to Gen. Satterfield’s leadership website and the best ever.
    “A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something.”

    1. Nick Lighthouse

      We are all huge huge fans of Sadako Red. Keep up the great works, sir.

  4. Autistic Techie

    You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. = Marie Curie

    1. Boy Sue

      Just love Marie Curie. Both men and women. those who are good, contribute to their communities and the world. This is the opposite of radical leftists who only want to destroy. Antifa and BLM are two domestic terrorist organizations that now are doing their best to support radical Democrat Party members. None love the law. But will say the do when it is to their advantage.

  5. Willie Strumburger

    Difference Between Duties and Responsibilities
    Duty and Responsibility are wider terms, which are used in a number of contexts, say in the field of law, management, education, ethics and so forth. These are commonly used with one another, but they are two different terms, wherein the duty is imposed on someone, to perform something which is morally, legally or professionally considered right. It is something which we are required to do as per law, conventions, rules and norms.
    see more here

  6. Rowen Tabernackle

    I see that Gen. S. is a bit slow getting his article out today. I hope he is well. Anyone hear?

  7. Silly Man

    RED, great to have you back!!!!!!!


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