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MILITARY SALUTE

Old Salt: Things That Go Bump in the Night

By Douglas McArthur

Ignorance, Stupidity, and Fraud vs. America:

With a Caprock Patriot deadline no later than October 20, 2020, and not having a crystal ball, we all must wonder will stupidity and avarice win out over American patriotism. I know that is a stark question, but it has become the issue of our time. Our country has become so rich and successful, affording citizens the luxury of actual ignorance, and living only for personal greed and idol time, will they sink their own ship? You heard me right! I call anyone who votes against a traditional constitutional candidate an anti-American or just plain ignorant. Read on because, at the end, we will open up the kimono and take a peek in.

Entitlement has become a disease in America. You are thinking that’s cruel, as you picture some unfortunate person being poor through no fault of their own. The entitled class I refer to ranges from young adults who never had to work for anything, to the Hollywood and media class. I also refer to those satisfied to sit on their hands, waiting for free stuff and free money. My friends’, man was not designed by the Creator to wait around for a check. (See: “P.S. What is Cruel and Heartless” at the end of the article)

The avarice is the quest for money/power as displayed by the Democrats in the face of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, et al. The evidence is plain to see! These people will do anything to gain power. A power that allows them to legislate billions of dollars just to skim off a little for themselves, friends, and family, like the Hunter Biden affair or the now ultra-rich Obamas. On the other hand, President Trump gave up a privileged lifestyle to rescue America from the Washington swamp. That swamp has revealed itself by pouring billions out to defeat the antagonist, Donald Trump. The Washington swamp has now shown itself to be the Democrat establishment stretching from the New York to up and down the West Coast. The swamp is basically those Democrat-controlled bastions, including islands of liberalism such as Chicago, Dallas, Austin, etc. You can liken this swamp disease to certain malignant cancers; any effort to cure elicits a violent response devouring everything. When nothing is left, it then devours itself. Venezuela is a perfect example. Are we the next lousy example?

Our Founders Knew:

Our founders, I maintain, were vastly more intelligent than our contemporary body politic. They studied the past to protect America’s future, studying the work of men like Alexander Fraser Tytler. He was a Scottish advocate, judge, writer, and historian who served as Professor of Universal History and Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Edinburgh in the 1700s.   

He further said, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

The above is frequently attributed to men like Thomas Jefferson or other founders. The truth is, our founders stood on the shoulders of many giants of history, such as Tytler and Cicero, to create the Declaration of Independence and Our Constitution, two of the greatest documents ever enacted. Our founders were able to boil down history to a framework assuring individual human freedom.

That Pesky Integrity Thing:

Things that go bump in the night.  If you are prone to freak-out, avoid getting stationed on a U.S. Navy ship. These steel behemoths groan, creak, shudder, and make all kinds of weird noise as they ply rolling seas. I wrote about this in detail in my December 2018 article when I discussed a kind of glue for any ship.

On any ship, watertight integrity is top priority. Maintaining watertight integrity simply means maintaining every aspect of the ship to prevent sinking. This is where I learned integrity means keeping it together, not just the ship but all things for a complete life. Leading up to the USS Forrestal assignment, the Navy thoroughly trained me in air-to-air guided missile technology. In addition, we were trained on shipboard basics aboard the “USS Never-sail”. Navy vets will know all about the USS Never-sail.  The reality is every officer and crew have many duties beyond his primary skill. As you can imagine, a biggie is not sinking the ship. All crew members quickly learn watertight integrity. Keeping it together is everyone’s job. Of the hundreds of life lessons from the Forrestal, integrity ranks at the top few. I believe this is where I realized, in life, we all have an integrity responsibility to ourselves and others.

Just as the lowest crew member can endanger the entire ship, a self-serving electorate can sink the country as a whole.

The Glue Holding America Together:

Do I have to say it? You know “the thing” as un-American Biden said. Biden has such disrespect for our country that he called the U.S. Constitution the thing. That pesky Constitution, coupled with the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, are the framework of ideas that hold us together. Don’t think for one minute these are not Godly documents since a Sovereign God is the very foundation our founders leaned on. Just as the most powerful ships in history sank when watertight integrity failed, we will fail as a free nation if our founding’s integrity is wiped out. The only thing standing between the tyranny of the left and Constitutional freedom is the vote of the people. As I write this, we are well on the way to possible destruction as ruthless politics has trashed an orderly and fair voting system. If our Constitution is rendered useless, only blood and bullets will get it back.

My Peek into the Future:

If Donald Trump Wins

If God has given us one more chance, and I pray he has, Donald Trump will be re-elected as the apparent winner. The road will be perilous as the leftist go stark raving mad. Remember, they did every despicable thing they could to take power, so they will not stop yet. If our Justice Department acts swiftly, many will be arrested, and some surprising malefactors will go to prison. At some point, President Trump will have to declare martial law to maintain order. Freedom-loving Americans will demand the House and Senate clean up its act. These citizens will demand safeguards be put in place to prevent a recurrence of the malfeasance of the years since the election of Obama. It will not matter which party gains the House or Senate as a sleeping giant will have awakened. The every-day American will no longer stand for self-serving lip service and political correctness.

If Joe Biden Wins

If, on the other hand, Joe Biden and his cohorts cheat and connive their way to a win, God help us. Think of who his cohorts include: the immoral entertainment complex, the immoral sports complex, crooks in politics, every leftist organization you can name, illegals, past crooks from the Clintons and Obama years, you name it. All will be placed in charge of the final destruction of Constitutional government. The crooked media is now the State Media. If any of that spell’s peace and prosperity, I’ll eat my hat and yours too! If you can see God’s blessing in that mess, you’re one of them, and your god is not real. If we are not one nation under the one true God, we are no longer indivisible. Evil rain will fall on the just and the unjust.

Initially, the same anarchist that facilitated the death and destruction of the past months will spread across the nation. Trump may try to declare martial law since he is still President until January 2021. Once Biden has it, he will seek to keep power. Don’t be fooled! He is not demented or senile. That is an act he used to cover his past. What will become apparent is he is the most devious crooked, conniving leader since Hitler. He will make Obama look like a Sunday school teacher.

Under Biden, all the miscreants of the past few months will go scot-free. The coverup of the Obama/Biden misdeeds will be complete. Biden will immediately shut out any chance of another Republican or people’s choice, like Donald Trump, ever occupying the Whitehouse again. In short, he will pack the Supreme Court, Destroy the Electoral College system, and make the Constitution a bad joke. Any hapless Republican who remains in the House or Senate, with a very few exceptions, will happily go back to being “Country Club Republicans” just as the likes of Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, and John Cornyn have always been. They will continue to enjoy the ride.

Biden will move to make life miserable for President Trump and his family. As Democrats have done for these past four years, they will bring all kinds of fake allegations to cover their tracks and ingratiate themselves to their lousy followers. You must understand Obama, Biden, Clinton, etc., have no sense of decency. With a willing media, they will bring praises on themselves and seek to destroy all others.

At some point, the Stock Market explodes upward as we become subservient to China, Russia, and Europe. This will be as short-lived as a dying supernova.

Herd stupidity, sort of like herd immunity, takes over. Your new U.S. Government causes inconsistency to rein across the country while you are required to be consistent. That leads to National insanity, or is it tribalism run amuck. It’s all downhill from there until there is no America.

P.S. What is Cruel and Heartless:

You want to know what is truly cruel and heartless? It is for a Nation’s people to have squandered the greatest system for individual freedom in history. It is for a Nation’s people to have enjoyed that freedom yet not care enough to preserve it for future humans. It is for a Nation’s people to deny legal immigrants the opportunity to have hope for their own future.

What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you. If you wish to comment, please contact me at oldsaltCVA59@gmail.com

God Bless You All.

Submitted by Old Salt, Douglas McArthur, USS Forrestal; Ships Company, USS Saratoga; VA 34 Blue Blaster Squadron, and U.S. Army Reserves (Florida National Guard). 

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