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.
You need to open your narrow mind too, OF. It's you old cranky FReepers that always whine. :)
Denote even more sarcasm.
I'll put you in my prayers.
Since you don't care what anyone here thinks, let's just see what He has to say about it: "In this world you have tribulation, but be not afraid, for I have overcome the world."
Got money??? How much are you worth?
With all due respect- I don't understand your point. I will also respect the fact that you don't want well wishes or thanks. However it appears to me you are looking for something from Freepers.. I just don't know what that could be.
Other than that, thanks for being a gutsy guy willing to serve his country, like it or not. Good luck to you and yours.
To that, I would add, "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience."
Just so you know, I get sick and tired of those mushy stories about people overcoming hardship too.
But if i may ask, could you expand a bit on the "bad attitudes" comment regarding those 160 men?
Isn't this the truth in all wars?
Praying for you and your family.
is that a real soldier? Because it looks like a fake.
So why the hell did you post this? It sounds like you are crying for it.
You need to talk to God, not to us Freepers.
:) Hehe! I know.
Still in the reserves, I take it.
We aren't promised anything in this life and some do more, and suffer more than others.
It may not seem fair, but do what you said you would do, and do it well.
I salute you.
Yo ho...where are you freeplancer? No comments? |I'm gone. Best of luck to you now and always.
If you don't care what anyone here thinks, then why is it so important for you to make sure we know what you think?