Looking Back on Government: by Army Vet

By | February 6, 2019

[February 6, 2019]  Army Vet looks back on his recent experience with some American politicians in Washington D.C. and discusses his observations, surprises, and expectations … and a little secret.

The Government owes you Nothing:  I consider myself a fortunate person because I’m not just free to do as I wish but I’m also a FREE THINKER.  Here’s my life’s philosophy; don’t mess with me, my family and friends, or my country … or you will regret that decision.  My job?  Kill the enemies of America and of the frightened free world.  That’s it, period, end of conversation about me.  But I’m no hero just because I put my life on the line for others and make our enemies fear us.  That is what is expected of someone like me; a tough, old, mean motherfucker.  I hear that some marginally-informed, socialist types in the U.S. have said that government owes its citizens a basic level of dignity, access to free education, free medical care, and social wellness (whatever that means).  Let me be blunt, the government owes you nothing.  And when the day comes they do, expect to be enslaved, your rights taken away, and your dignity crushed like the cockroach you deserve it to be.   I expect nothing and receive nothing from my government; exactly as it should be in a free nation.

Giving money and power to government is like giving beer and car keys to teenage boys:  Living in America is like living a dream.  Yeah, that’s right knuckleheads.  I’ve lived in over 20 countries during my lifetime, fought in seven of them against Communist regimes and on the high seas twice.  Combat is where I come alive and my enemies know it.  Venezuela, I’m proud to say, has just put a bounty of my head for $1 million U.S. dollars.  Ain’t I proud?  My experience and informal education on governments tells me that giving money to the government is a mistake. The more you give it, the more it wants and is more likely to take from you.  The U.S. Communist party, wannabe Socialists, and their tools of the media would have you believe that only compassion motivates government politicians.  We’re told they are only there to look out for us, protect us, and ensure we don’t get into trouble.  The problem?  Someone I hate and do not trust is telling me what is right and wrong.  Giving them more resources to rob me of my freedom and hard-earned cash is a failing strategy.  Even the best government is a necessary EVIL; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

People will save their government, if the government itself will allow them:  Scary thinking, right?!  Abraham Lincoln said these words over 150 years ago and it is as true then, as now.  The problem is our government leaders, here in America think; they are our moral, ethical, and intellectual superiors.  No surprise that they exempt themselves from many of the laws they pass.  If you want to see an example of what a government out of control can have TODAY, just look at Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, or any of the purist Communist nations and their history.  If you really don’t agree with me – no problem – just give me an ethical explanation of why the Communists killed about 100 million people in the 20th Century (not counting war dead).  Know what, it can’t be done.  Those who claim moral superiority are not only not superior they might even be just normal people like you and me with no special abilities or insight.   And that, my friend, is the secret of government.

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Author: Army Vet

“Army Vet” is, of course, a pseudonym. He is real. The only way he would agree to write for theLeaderMaker.com was anonymously. As you will see, he’s not afraid to name names and tell it like it is but he does fear for his family, thus the fake name. His experience in with militaries around the world is extensive but more poignantly, he originally served in the Israeli Army and then the U.S. Army; fighting in wars of both armies. He will write on military leadership but I think you will find him to be somewhat unconventional and certainly controversial.

31 thoughts on “Looking Back on Government: by Army Vet

  1. Wesley Brown

    Great article “Bucko” hahahah. Again, another great article from Army Vet. I wish only that there were many more stories and leader lessons of this type.

  2. Dennis Mathes

    My favorite quote … “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” by Alexis de Tocqueville

    1. Bryan Lee

      For the experienced and educated in the real ways of the world, we know that socialism is not good for freedom-loving peoples.

  3. Jerome Smith

    “The goal of socialism is communism.” – Vladmir Lenin
    Enought said on that subject.

  4. Lynn Pitts

    I agree with the sentiment that if wanted to see Socialism in action to resist a movement of freedom, then watch places like Venezuela, Iran, or Iraq. The people see freedom and want it. Their socialist govts want nothing of it becuase the thugs lose power of everyone else.

  5. Willie Shrumburger

    Army Vet, you’ve done it again. You’ve entertained us and educated us at the same time.

  6. Mr. T.J. Asper

    With a better, indepth knowledge of history, I think this would be less of a problem. But our kids now are educated beginning in primary school that America and the West are bad and that socialism and communism are good. Why? Because freedom has not been taught nor defended. Being a High School teacher, this is my take on the PC problem and gets at the hear of what Army Vet is writing about.

    1. Tracey Brockman

      Great way to look at it. Thanks for taking this from the view of an educator.

  7. Max Foster

    There has been a slow but important realization (reminiscent of our founding fathers from the 1700s) that government can be a bad thing when it gets too powerful. That is why, in the US, that there are 3 branches of government, each with the inherent duty to provide checks and balances on the others. That is changing where the Congress is upsurping more power and also giving it to unelected, non-responsible entities. That is see as a not good for freedom and a clear move toward socialism. We had all better watch this carefully and not support the socialism it produces.

    1. Martin Shiell

      Great point, Max. We see an awareness that is centered outside academia and outside our youth. Normally that is where we would expect it to begin. But, unfortunately, they are the ones bringing the ideology of big government and power over every aspect of each person.

    2. Eric Coda

      Well said, Max. We appreciate you clear analysis of what is happening.

    3. Shawn C. Stolarz

      Good one Max and thank you for your consistent thoughtful responses.

  8. Big Al

    Warning to new readers. Don’t drink coffee while reading Army Vet. You might drop your cup or, like me, spit it up thru your nose. Army Vet is a great writer.

    1. Albert Ayer

      I agree with you. We need more articles by Army Vet, Sadako Red, and Mr. Kennedy!

  9. Gil Johnson

    If you watched US PRes Trump giving the State of the Union address last night, you get a glimpse of a person who is attacking the red-tape bureaucracy and making progress against the enemies of freedom. Here is an article from the fake news New York Times that does get a few things right about the speech.
    “Takeaways From Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/us/politics/state-of-the-union-2019.html

    1. Kenny Foster

      Yes, I think the hyper-Anti American, ultra liberal paper should be used more for bird cage droppings than for an unbiased look at what the President said. I heard the speech and read the NYT story. You wouldn’t hardly know the two were about the same subject.

  10. Janna Faulkner

    This is a great Guest Blogger. You are the best, Army Vet for throwing off the political correctness shackles. PC is slavery and you know how to be a real man and shine a light on the path of goodness. That means being tough skinned, physically and mentally strong, and a no-nonsense person. The sissification of America is bringing us down.

  11. José Luis Rodriguez

    I believe more folks are starting to get the picture that most Western govt’s are not worth the price paid in money or in freedom. Nuff said.

  12. Sadako Red

    Hey Army Vet, it’s always wonderful in the early morning to read your notes. I look forward to it. When are we getting together again anyway? All the best …
    Sadako Red !

    1. Nick Lighthouse

      I’m one of many fans of yours Sadako Red. Please publish more here at Gen. Satterfield’s blog.

    2. Yusaf from Texas

      I too am a big fan of “Red” so please, sir, give us another of your articles.

    3. Roger Yellowmule

      Good to hear from you Sadako Red. I’m your best fan.

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