Skip to comments.I am an angry white male soldier and I don't care what you think
Posted on 02/15/2005 1:29:53 PM PST by freeplancer
No, this is not some generic white-man rant that is passed around on the internet and attributed to Ted Nugent. It is from me, FReeplancer and I doubt it is a piece of work that would be spread anywhere, except with the rest of life's manure. You see, I am now and again a soldier and a Cancer survivor and I don't want your encouragement or kind words about any of it because I don't deserve it, so don't even write to me with any thing nice to say.
You can do a search on me and see pretty much what I have been up to since before the 2000 election. While living in Portland, Oregon, I FReeped Gore and attended Dubya's rally. I have been a good boy in all the ways a "conservative" guy can. After years of service and crazy jobs that took me around the world, I finally got serious about my relationship with God and I got married to a great gal, and I even became proactive in politics and other worthy endeavors. And after 2 years of being good, I get Cancer, and I did not give my Cancer a little pet name and have a Mommy come to my rescue to hold press conferences and make me think the whole world will always help me with my problems like little David Dingman-Grover did that we are reading about today.
Nope, instead, my wife worked even more while I sank into a haze of intensive chemotherapy. Hair today, gone tomorrow, and I could not lift my head off of a pillow one time and I could not remember my middle name either for a day, but guess what? Things got worse. Since we moved away from her family and went to Kansas so I can take a good job with my Dad, my wife's Father died and he was a retired Green Beret (19th Group) Company commander and professor at BYU and the greatest man I ever knew. He was also out rock. Anyway, she was all alone this year and worried that her husband of only 2-3 years was not going to make it. I did, and we declared bankruptcy because of all the medical bills, and then when life seemed to settle down and there was a faint light at the end of the tunnel, Reactivation and Deployment papers.
I already had Reagan, Bush 41 for a CIC, but now I have Bush 43 as one. I am glad he is a good man, but things are different this time. I will keep the secrets of the 160 men I am now going to call my family, but never have I seen such bad attitudes.
I and my new family will serve, but one of the only reasons most of us will this time, is because we would be ashamed to not do so while still in the shadow of WWII and the rest of the wars that some of us have already served in. I have learned that it does not matter what gets American Men to war, because once they are there, they do it all for each other and that is the purest truth I know of.
Now, back to being angry. I am, I really am angry. Sue me.
If you can't make your point without ridiculing a little kid with cancer, then you pretty much suck, regardless of whatever else you may have done.
What do you have?
Um.... what is it you're angry about? Something in particular (cancer, re-activation, F-i-L's death), or life in general? Just asking.
Good to know that you "got serious about my relationship with God". The world needs more like you. Thanks.
You've had some tough things happen to you that were beyond your control. But all in all, life is a reflection of the choices that we make. So stop bitching and God Bless you.
May I ask why a language pack is required to visit your website?
In a couple of days, when you are not quite so angry, you're gonna wonder what your point was in posting this.
I'm wondering that now (and I don't care what you think either).
I'll respect your request that we not respond to your post with any gratitude, encouragement or kindness, as hard as that is for me.
I can't quite understand from your post just what it is you hoped for or wanted from FReepers when you wrote this to us. Are you angry that you're being deployed? Or, angry at the attitudes you're seeing among the 160? Or, angry at the reasons you perceive for those attitudes? Maybe you just wanted to vent? I'm confused.
Whine whine whine.....
Okay. I'll bite. You hava a lot of anger, but I'm not sure what anger/angers you are zeroing in on.
Bush and America aren't testing you amigo... God is.
Now open your narrow mind, Jaysun. :) Hehe!
Denote sarcasm people!
Is the central issue the war in Iraq? I get that impression, but would appreciate clarification.
Also, you mention that the attitudes of those in your unit aren't particularly positive. Do they, also, oppose the war?
I mean no offense with these questions, and it is not my intent to argue with you. I am just asking to learn.
Sorry, but I'm not sure I get your point. Are you angry about the war in Iraq? You (and your 160 family members) don't like Dubya?
Remarkablble self awareness! Kudos!