Editor’s Log

Welcome to issue 416 of your Military and Happy New Year to all!

I don’t know, though, how good of a year it’s going to be, as the now-empowered demolition party ramps up its flogging of our constitutional republic. They seem to be hell-bent on the destruction of our once-free society and willing to replace it with their version of the failed socialist system, aka communism.

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Just when you think the democrats can’t sink any lower, they surprise us again!

It is utterly appalling to me that the people of New York could be so ignorant as to elect the absolutely brainless Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to represent them in Congress. I don’t even think this foolish young woman has a clue of how our system of government operates, let alone our three branches of government, as evidenced in a tweet, “…make sure that we take back all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate and the House!” Did she not take civics during her years of schooling, or was it just indoctrination over education? I’m leaning towards the former.

There must be a significant number of millennials and immigrants in her district who want the government to take care of them, instead of actually having to work for a living. Her platform was for a single-payer health care system, tuition-free public college and trade schools, and the cancellation of all student debt. She also wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

They must have all bought in to Bernie Sanders’ total lie of socialism, which we have seen throughout history is a failed system because you can’t change human nature of greed and the desire to rule over others, period!

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I read an article from the Conservative Tribune by Benjamin Arie that Google had censored a YouTube video produced by Townhall libertarian commenter John Stossel about how socialism has virtually destroyed Venezuela and left the population in dire poverty; however, not those in leadership! In my opinion, socialism is a societal sickness that appears to have no cure, as it’s tried repeatedly, expecting a different result, yet ends in utter failure.

The useful idiots of today are only shown the supposed bright side of socialism — if there is any — but never its failures, which reminds me of the lyrics to a 1971 song by the band Ten Years After called “I’d Love to Change the World.” In the first stanza, the last two lines are “Tax the rich, feed the poor, ‘til there are no rich no more?”

Sums up socialism!

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I received a phone call from a recent widow of a Viet Nam veteran, who had apparently been a subscriber for several years. She was quite distraught about some things written in my December Editor’s Log and, after grilling me on my education and job qualifications, she asked why I wrote such “mean things about Democrats.”

I turned the tables on her and asked, “What about all the mean and nasty things that are written and said about our President and his supporters?” Well, she didn’t have a response for that and, instead, asked about California’s governor-elect Gavin Newsom and how could I write that he slept with his best friend’s wife?

I attempted to explain that the information was easily found with an online search. She asked what my sources were and then proceeded to talk over me and rail me on why I would write such things. So, without garnering the responses she wanted, she thanked me for my time and ended our call.

The reason for mentioning any of this is to point out just how absolutely blind liberals are to their own hypocrisy. When the truth is presented they just refuse to believe it. Keep that conservative torch burning, though; you never know when the light will come on.

— John D. Shank, Editor