A thought-provoking post over at BlackFive: The Message I Understand, The Oath I Swore
A lot of what has happened the last 4 or 5 years has been frustrating to me. I was commissioned a month before Ronald Reagan was inaugurated. I lived with radical Islam poking my country in the ankle with a stick my entire adult life. I have seen how there are many (not a few, despite what W, Abu Sinan, liberals and the press say) Muslims who wish us harm. Period, no ifs, ands, or buts. I see our press treat them as special cases, deserving special treatment as if they have been oppressed by America in the way Blacks were oppressed before the Civil War (or as my great aunt used to say, the War of Northern Aggression). I see the press using their unchecked powers to propagandize against anyone who supports war, whether it is for a noble cause, self defense, or even in the name of prevention of genocide. They have turned logic on its head.
Their actions, whether they mean them to or not, damage the credibility of the United States, drain the will of the American people to fight for their own survival, and hinder, obfuscate, and occlude the clear vision required to see the Enemy for who and what he is.
I agree. Our un-elected, un-accountable Large Media has become the enemy in the War on Terror. They want us to lose. You can’t come to any other conclusion. If they wanted us to win, the ratio of good stories to bad out of Iraq would be tipped the other way. They are gatekeepers — they control what you read and see on TV. Our own American Media play right into al-Qaeda’s hands with their propoganda war against the President.
I swore an oath and reaffirmed it several times over my life. “I will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign AND domestic” rings in my head every time I see lies in print. Lies I know to be untrue. And lies I just believe to be untrue. I know how to defend against foreign enemies. We do so with technology, force of arms, and the willpower, training, and professionalism of the United States Armed Forces. Until now, I knew not how to defend the Constitution against domestic enemies because I had always been told it was forbidden for me to use those tools inside America. Only law enforcement agencies have that right. So what good is my oath?
There are surely domestic enemies amongst us. They are found wherever you find words that America is evil. America is wrong. America is out for “oil, power and land”. And their tools are the MSM, the politics of inverted logic and spin, and the determined will to see their power increased despite the fact that America will be defeated because of them. Until now, I had no way to fight them.
At the very least, the President should be able to wiretap the phones of known terrorists, right? Not according to our Large Media.
We can rest when we’re dead. Evil doesn’t take a holiday. And you can’t push a rope — it has to be pulled behind those who lead.
I will not rest.