THE MAKING OF A COMMUNIST COUNTRY
Back in the seventies, I volunteered to join the army. Just like today, the economy was bad, and any way we were fighting the evil communists, so even a meager paycheck of three hundred sixty was good. Of course there were some other real good reasons too, but surely you don't want to be bothered.And if you wish to assume that I was somehow dysfunctional let me assure you I was not the only one. And besides, I knew something about communism besides the mere name, I had read about the purges and the gulags. I knew about the proletariat and the privileged classes.
I remember my days of ARTEPS, and WINTEX, of SQT testing and dealing with dope heads and junkies in our ranks at that time, but we were all patriots. Even when we had no money in the budget for fuel, we were ready to take on the communist.
There were times I was on guard duty, in three layers of pants and five layers of under shirt, shirt , field jacket parka and liner, carrying a PRC-77 radio on my back walking on ice in my mickey mouse boots and carrying empty M-16 and a base ball bat, guarding and ammo dump that I knew was empty, I was on the front line of the defense the United States, the freedom and capitalism.
We knew that the communism will fail, they paid people for jobs that involved no real work, they were lazy, and drunkards, and they had no morals, there countries were broke and surviving on money they kept printing. We were told that.
I LEARNED TO RECOGNIZE THE COMMUNISM
Then Mr. Reagan ran for president, I voted for him, he was going to balance the budget, and give us money for fuel for our vehicles, we could buy new equipment and parts, and ammo and fuel, we had more money now for defense. He busted the unions, starting with PATCO, I was an air traffic controller in the army by then and received a bonus for reenlisting. He instituted tax cuts, and the stock markets boomed, every American was going to be a millionaire.
LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE