I am writing to everyone of you, anonymously, yet still individually, to thank you for your efforts to restore our former republic and for being in the fight. Many of you I trained with, supported you in your efforts, and I thank you for supporting mine.
Today was something of an exercise in frustration – I see the war with Iran happening, and that will likely involve China and Pakistan. We can counterbalance that with our long-standing alliance with Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Israel.
We have been courting India for some time, as a counterbalance against Pakistan. India, of course, has no love for Pakistan, nor any other Muslim nation, even though India has more Muslims than Pakistan. India most certainly has no love for China, with whom they had a border war. India remains somewhat aloof towards the USA, especially given that they have a much longer standing relationship with the former USSR, and Russia still. Nonetheless, they have long been in love with the opportunity that the USA represents, so I am confident we will have their support. What ever intellectual deficit the Communists have wrought against our country, I believe we can depend on our Indian allies to provide backfill for. You don’t have to scratch very deep in Silicon Valley before you unearth an Indian.
By the terms of the NATO alliance, any attack on a NATO country is an attack on all NATO countries. Currently, that includes Turkey….by some accounts, the third most powerful military in NATO. In our previous war with China, conducted in Korea, Turkey proved not only a staunch ally, but incredibly fierce. The drill sergeant I had in boot camp who taught bayonet fighting would relate stories of how the Turks loved knife fighting in Korea and would creep into Chinese emplacements to slit the throat of every other sleeping Chinese, so that the remainder would live to tell the tale. Now that’s terrorism done right.
Framed in those terms, I am confident that we will prevail in a war with China. Although the price will be heavy, nevertheless, it just may be the death knell to the dark forces that plague us currently.
So, what turned the tide for me today? I went into Wal Mart to return something and, butter my buns and call me a biscuit, there was no line at Customer Service. I thought about buying a lottery ticket, luck like that may come in waves.
So I then took my refund to go buy a pre-paid card for one of my burner phones. The past couple times I have refilled the card, I have had problems. The most recent time it took 2+ hours on the computer arguing with a telerobot until I could finally put it right. I put it down to the carrier’s desire to upsell one of their smartphone plans.
The phone cards were locked up, so I asked this incredibly cute young woman, gosh maybe in her twenties or possibly still in her teens, to unlock the cabinet for me. There was no sullenness, no eye-rolling on her part…nope, just had to wait a moment while she tended to some
other customer and then sure, right on it, no worries. So I asked her if she has had complaints about this carrier, since I have had a difficult time with them the past two times. She said no, but then volunteered…yes, volunteered….to help me refill the phone. Sure I said. So she gets on the phone, goes through all the dialogue with the robot, and then writes on my pre-paid my new expiration date. I told her I have the phone out in the parking lot and I’ll check it when I get there. She said sure, and if I have any problems to come back.
So I went to get a couple other items and the customer in front of me at the check out had four young children, every one a dead ringer for their Dad, who was wearing a “We The People” hat that had a Betsy Ross flag on the side. The kids were well-behaved, wide-eyed, and curious….especially about the old coot standing behind their Dad. The old coot was grinning like a monkey.
So I goes out to the car and, sure enough, the phone has not been updated. Back into Wal Mart and I explain to the young woman the situation, who is now joined by another young woman. They both explained that, yeah, the carrier is trying to upsell people on their new phones and it might take 24 hours or so for the update to take effect. Then, she volunteers once more to get on the phone with the carrier to solve the problem. Took about 5 minutes, but she succeeded.
I told her that if I had a granddaughter half as kind and helpful as she has been, my life would be to the better, and thanked her.
So that, my friends and compatriots, is the point of it all. So that young people like her, and the young children with their Dad, can enjoy the same freedoms and happiness we (once) did.
Excuse me now while I go clean a rifle or two.
Pro Patria Vigilans