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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

To infinity and beyond.

         Hello readers! its 5 O'clock somewhere and I had to pop out of the shadows sometime just to give everyone a proper introduction as to who "Oathkeeper Locke" really is.  It has been difficult to take time to write about political topics while serving as an active duty service member so I will keep this as a brief post as possible.  My main focus will be the threats that military personnel face and what the government can, yet is incompetent in doing to resolve the issues.

         Let us first examine the type of person you must be in order to serve.  For the majority of the military population, a mindless drone who obeys orders without question is essential.  Now when going through basic training in any branch this logic is instilled into body and mind to promise absolute obedience to all authority -with severe consequences should it be questioned.  We will call this class of service member - for all intensive purposes - "Class A".  The "Class A" soldier is seemingly what a bloated out of control military industrial complex dreams of and thrives upon.  To summarize, an over-indulging government has grown dependent on this mass.

         The second and smaller percentage of soldier is the one who questions authority.  Not because the task at hand is too difficult or too time consuming, but because it makes no logical sense.  I will refer to this class of service member as "Class B".  Usually this breed of soldier is your Special Operations men or a Cryptological Linguist.
        Those who's MOS (military occupational specialty) require a somewhat higher intellect in order to do their job often suffer at the hands of "Class A" type leaders.  It has boggled my mind since the first day of my contract as to why this occurs, and the only conclusion that I have come to is this "secret agenda" that one hears of so often.  In an overbearing and bloated government, order cannot be guaranteed when there is question in the reasoning behind certain motives.  Much of the bulls**t that service members deal with on a daily basis could be avoided if congress was the true voice of the people.  For it has not been for some time now.  Make no mistake - this is not some silly rant complaining about the strains and stress of military life - but a plea for the public to understand on its most basic level the issues faced by your military personnel.  We are your humble servants, but many of us are lost in the chaos of it all.  Obtaining rank and power is no longer based upon merit, but upon backroom "deals" and "favors".

       The United States Military is supposed to be the power of the world but these deficiencies hinder it.  As you live your life today I just urge you to ponder one thing.  Is the mission of the American people the same as the mission of the American Government?

      It is this logic that has called me to go to infinity and beyond to educate the future of the country on the issues at hand.

- Locke

“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

― Douglas AdamsThe Restaurant at the End of the Universe



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