Happy Veteran’s Day to all the vets out there! Freedom remembers you.
I was 17 when I entered the Army, well, the National Guard, actually, with my mommy’s permission. If I had to do it again, eh, I would. It was a character-building time in my life and I learned things about myself – what I can do, stand, prevail through – that I otherwise wouldn’t have.
I was 17. The summer between my junior and senior year of high school, I went to basic training on the Guard’s split option program. Fort Jackson’s sands filled my boots more than one day that summer. My dad tried to tell me, “Son, you ain’t gonna like the military.” I thought then that I should’ve listened to my dad. I still have conflicting feelings, really. (Elle Oh Elle!)
I followed in my dad’s footsteps, sort of. He was drafted during the Viet Nam Conflict to the Marines. He was offered E-5 Warrant Officer if he re-uped for four more years and took an MOS (job) of flying helicopters. He declined. And I don’t blame him! He’d have found himself in the heat of Hanoi before he could lace his jump boots.
At any rate, to my dad and my brother – two of my greatest teachers and heroes – Happy Veteran’s Day and thank you for your service!
I do hope my Mid-east friends and followers aren’t offended by Russ’s latest black-and-white adventure. I basically am trying to depict the power of one man wielding a straw. It is simply a cartoon but one, hopefully, that doesn’t shine a bad light on or propel generalizations of a sect of people. It’s meant for entertainment only.
Now that disclaimer’s out of the way, here’s the latest episode of Russ titled “Hijacked”.
Vote. Vote, vote, vote, vote, and vote! Nothing will change if you do not vote. Whether you’re a blue donkey democrat or a red elephant republican. Whether you preach and shout in public then cower in private from porn stars, or whether you pound your fist for impeachment – vote!
Now, I personally have a tendency to lean toward liberal blue and, given Donald J. Trump’s rhetoric of about how he’s at the helm of everything’s that good about America, I personally disagree with his bullcrap and think he’s in fact the personification of everything that’s wrong with the US and its society.
But, whether you want peace, love, and donkey power, or whether you would like the one percent to win again with the elephant that remembers how to fool you with tax cuts that will “trickle down”, (see which way I lean?) . . . vote!
There he is once more – the legendary superhero who couldn’t care less. His gaze apathetic, his steely fist apparently never raised toward man nor beast. The latest episode of Russ follows titled “Hero”.