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Lincoln Lies Live On ! Editorial by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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The Lincoln Lies

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Bearded Boob

 

This is a public domain photograph of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President Of The United States Of America. He can be considered one of the Most Successful Domestic Terrorists In America for the numbers of Americans butchered by his Administration.

 

Saudi Arabian Global Terrorist Osama bin Laden masterminded the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 that slaughtered at least 2,977 victims – not counting the 18 scumbag terrorists, who were fools who wasted their lives on the orders of a sadistic moron, a half way around the world. The attacks also murdered the citizens of 90 other nations.

 

Abraham Lincoln is still more proficient at the mass murder of his fellow Americans than International Terrorists Osama bin Laden. American Historians credit Abraham Lincoln with a “body bag” death toll count of 450,000 to 600,000 Americans over the course of the American Civil War.

 

Unlike Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Stinkin’ Lincoln didn’t have Sarin, mustard gas or other biological nerve agents to painfully crucify his fellow citizens.

 

But, Lincoln had the time and the real estate to execute his War Of Extermination over numerous battlefields. And, Lincoln didn’t have to worry about human rights advocates because greed had already prostituted common sense with emotion and political fairy tales.

 

Even with crude “grapeshot” and lead, Honest Abe still proved more efficient at “killing” his citizens that Saddam Hussein, who delivered a body count of Kurdish citizens estimated at around 25,000.

 

The Lincoln Lie credits Stinkin’ Lincoln with saving the United States. The reality is his “Save The Union”brouhaha put the United States into a national War of Attrition that destroyed the infrastructure of the United States, placed armed troops in American state legislatures for decades and placed the nation under “Martial Law” just like the dictators: Adolf Hitler, Emperor Hirohito, Benito Mussolini, Mummar Gaddafi, Idi Amin, and Saddam Hussein all did to their nations.

 

Another popular “Lincoln Lie” credits Stinkin’ Lincoln,the lawyer, as being “The Great Emancipator” of the “slaves.” Americans listen to your history professors; not the publicists and network commentators.

 

One of “Honest Abe’s” initial reactions to the “slave” situation was to gather up first, second and even third generation, born in America, slaves and put them on a boat back to Africa, if they wanted to go. His political advisers convinced him to consider other options.

 

Today, February 12 is the Birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Lovers, card carrying American Republican GOP party members might celebrate their hero’s birthday.

 

I, Samuel E. Warren Jr., an American, will simply extend my arm and raise my middle finger to the sky to award this “dumb ole country boy in the ether” the Samuel E. Warren Jr., Middle Finger Salute because terrorists should never be honored, celebrated and certainly not immortalized for their domestic or international “war crimes.”

 

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Today is February 12, 2013.

 

The Birthday Of President Abraham Lincoln is February 12.

 

Lincoln Lovers will celebrate the day.

 

American Republican Party Politicians will celebrate the day because “Stinkin’ Lincoln” was the first lowlife Republican they ever got elected President of the United States of America.

 

Once “The Beanpole” got elected president, the real lie began – The move to make Abraham Lincoln a “Saint” and hide “The War Crimes Of The Lincoln Administration.”

 

American Historians have all kinds of theories about the true reasons behind the American Civil War.

 

The Spice War

 

In college, they tried to teach me it was a “Spice War.” I love my McCormick seasoning in my food as much as any man. My wife, Christy knows when to use the oregano, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, basil and all the rest in the appropriate dish at the appropriate time.

 

I refuse to believe legions of Americans were butchered just because some Damn Yankee wanted paprika in his mustard potato salad.”

 

The popular “Excuse” of the American Civil War was “Slavery.” When Abe came to the White House, he favored a policy of placing the slaves, first, second and third generations of black citizens born in the United States on “A Boat Back To Africa.”

 

The War On Slavery

 

Black Americans who respect Abe Lincoln;don’t get upset with me. Pick up the cell phone, call your nearest American college or university professor and ask them about one of Abe Lincoln’s initial solution or approach to “slavery in the US..”

 

Some of Lincoln’s closets advisers looked at the dumb ole’ Kentucky country boy, who moved to Illinois and said, “Mr. President, that dog won’t hunt.” Of course, the policy changed.

 

National

Real Estate War ?

 

My theory is by the 1830s and 1840s, Americans had snatched up all the great real estate from New York to Florida to the Mississippi River. It was “Locked In” because it was sold and owned.

 

There was no legal way to get at the choice real estate because the landowners paid their taxes.

 

Railroads needed a “right-of-way” to lay track and run trains. Landowners were going to “give away, sign away” or “contribute” acres of their land to commercial entrepreneurs, who intended to “pocket the profits” in their bank accounts.

 

No FREE Land !

 

Landowners worked their land. They plowed the soil and planted the seeds. They grazed their horses, cattle and other livestock on their land. They cut the fence posts and bought the rolls of woven wire and barbed wire to fence in their land.

 

Landowners were about to “sign away” acres of their deeds and abstracts to some idealistic, number crunchin’ business suit in a city, who wanted to lay track from the east to the west.

 

Railroads and steamship companies might have been the technology advances going into the 1860s, but the Republican city businessman did the humanity, compassionate, help your fellow man routine only in December at Christmas.

 

The economics of American business meant “cheap labor” and keep costs low to pocket up the profits.

 

Free The Slaves”; no problem because that cheap work force had started to eat in to the overall profits.

 

Many of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, knew slavery wasn’t right. They told themselves that the institution in the late 1770s was not as popular as in the years before, so it would probably go away in a few years.

 

Slavery didn’t go away.

 

American businessmen in the 1800s weren’t stupid. America offered hope and promise to people who had only dreamed of it. Immigrants always need jobs. Free Labor is always best for the employer, but Cheap Labor can work.

 

If American business and agriculture has to “write off” the slaves; Plan B is already on the table: Immigrants.

 

Chinese and Asian immigrants don’t speak English, which means it would be even easier to work them like livestock and it will take decades before their expectations of a livelihood will impact a businessman’s wallet – “They don’t speak and understand the language.”

 

 

Native American Free Spirit

 

Native American had been too much of a “free spirit” to ever be a reliable, consistent work force. They had been hunters, who packed up and followed the wildlife to survive.

 

Native American farmers had a “Small Picture” mentality of farming a few acres.

 

Native Americans were “A Rock In The Middle Of The Road Of Progress That Had To Be Moved” for the Immigrant American Farmers and Business People to Prosper.

 

The Religion Business

 

Religion is a business too.

 

Preachers, priests, nuns and evangelists all love to close their eyes at night with a full belly.

 

Shower the sheckles of silver in the right direction and the brothers and sisters will be out there “doing God’s work” to “heal” (and steal) from the naive, less fortunate.

 

Native Americans who could be were “Christianized.”

 

Native Americans who didn’t get on board were labeled “Injuns” and those Indians were slaughtered because the real difference between the P words of: Progress and Profits – is another P word: Perspective.

 

Switch the Perspective and the Progress toward Profit means the Native Americans either step aside or get plowed under.

 

As soon as the Immigrant Americans stepped off The Mayflower, they had to have known, “We Have Hit The Powerball.”

 

The only obstacle was the utopian Native Americans.

 

Whether it is 1660 or 1960, if you see someone standing half-naked in the field with hair down their shoulders as long as a woman’s hair – you notice.

 

If the person seems to be “communing with nature” as in “zoned out in the Real World” – you notice.

 

No doubt, the immigrants of the 1660s noticed. In the 1960s, Americans noticed “The Hippies” and their “Free Spirit” approach to Life.

 

The immigrants would of misunderstood the Native Americans lifestyle and culture which was light years apart from their European cultures.

 

Whether it was a conscious “conspiracy” or situations that snowballed into national domestic policy, the Immigrant British, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish all realized that to “Take America” they would have to figure out a way to “steal” or “wheel and deal” her away from the Native Americans.

 

Once the “Christianizing” slowed and the Wars were simply too costly in terms of Immigrant lives and personal fortunes, at least, there was a young government in place to continue to deal with the resistant Native Americans.

 

Zombie Out

The Native Americans

 

The young government like any ship underway stayed the course. Compounds, actually, “Concentration Camps” were the next idea to contain the refugees and undesirables into an area.

 

Farmers and ranchers know you have to “pen up your livestock to keep them from wandering off.”

 

Businessmen and politicians simply had to devise pens big enough to corral the Native Americans without them thinking of themselves as livestock or wildlife.

 

The word, “Reservation” looks impressive to the eyes. The word, “Reservation” waves your tongue in your mouth like a fresh sheet in the sunshine. The word, “Reservation”, tickles your ear. “Reservation”, the perfect word, had been found to sell the national “rip-off” to the remaining Native American citizens.

 

Now, that Native Americans had become contained on “The Reservations”, the Immigrant Americans, who were learning to leave the Immigrant label in their family bibles were now moving forward in their Land Of Milk And Honey.

 

Native Americans by the 1860s were being “Zombied Out” of the equation. They were “The Living Dead Who Did Not Matter Because They Were Locked Away In Their Cemeteries” of bad real estate.

 

Stubborn Slaves

 

The slaves had become a thorn. They had the audacity to believe God Almighty might actually want them to have a decent life and own Land.

 

The self-righteous, sanctimonious, Bible-beating, pulpit poundin’ Christians, who were out there “Lyin For The Lord” to “steal” the Land from the Native Americans, obviously, never imagined that “a slave” would think the Almighty would think them up to Land ownership and citizen responsibilities.

 

Why everyone knew The Lord God Almighty was White, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant. Sometimes He might be Jewish or Catholic – but, He was always. . .light. . .er. . .white.

 

In the 1800s culture, race in the United States was no dominant issue to the dominant race because they had dealt with “The Redman” and “The Colored Man” or “The Black Man” who had been expected to recognize and stay in his place.

 

The White Man” did understand that God gave Man dominion over creatures: wild life, livestock and pets.

 

The White Man did not understand that God expected Man and Woman to be smart enough to live together, regardless of their skin color.

 

Wealthy farmers knew The End Of Slavery meant increased cost in agriculture. The Days Of FREE Labor would be over. They would have to try and find “Cheap Labor.”

 

Businessmen knew The End Of Slavery meant their cost would go up because they would have to actually “pay wages for work.”

 

Yammerin’ Yankees

 

Northerners – “The Yankees” – might have been better at hiding their emotions and true feelings, but you do not consider The Significant Loss Of A Major Work Force”as a minor annoyance.

 

The Yankees didn’t bust out their copies of Old Susannah, Camp Town Races and rosin up their fiddles to dance into the wee hours of the morning in celebration of a Loss Of A Major Work Force.

 

The Yankees just wanted those darn stubborn Rebels to sign off on Yankee “pie in the sky schemes” of steamships and railroads.

 

The Yankees had the ideas; The Southerners had the money.

 

The Southerners had it “Made In The Shade.” The Southerners owned extensive tracts of real estate planted in cotton and Eli Whitney’s cotton gin technology was “A License To Print Money”.

 

Southerners had the largest, cheapest labor force on the planet – slaves.

 

Labor doesn’t get any cheaper than FREE.

 

Granted, there was the initial outlay of money to “buy” a slave, but cold-heated “Capitalistic” economics looked at the initial investment.

 

You calculate the “plow potential” from busting up the earth to plant seeds, harvest and the overall life expectancy of the creature and “The Numbers In Red Went To The Numbers In The Black”, which meant “American Green In Your Pocket.”

 

Livestock Lessons

 

American Black Angus cattle have no history of romance, family, insurrection or retirement plans.

 

A Black Angus bull will stand in the field and chew his cud. A Black Angus cow will stand in the field and chew her cud.

 

As a child, I watched Black Angus cattle in the field. The bull never brought a cow “roses” on Valentine’s Day or any other day.

 

A Black Angus cow would let her calf suck, but, she never had to scrape together “lunch money” to send the heifer or bull to school.

 

Before the American Civil War, slaves were simply considered a higher form of livestock.

 

The Bible-beating Americans were “White Anglo-Saxon Protestant” and while the “WASP” made it obvious they wished to be “color blind”, American Catholics and American Jews were just as “white” when it came to making the “green.”

 

Rob The Bank !

 

My theory states The Damn Yankees In The North had ran out of money.

 

They had big ideas about steamship companies and railroads, but they need “gold” to buy the steel for ships and lay the iron for railroads.

 

When the bank is locked and you don’t have a key, you have to find a way into the bank.

 

All the money in the South in the form of plantations, huge homes and obvious wealth was a Big, Fat Bank In The South that could not be ignored by the Yankees.

 

No bank robber ever wants to get caught. The Yankees needed a way to rob the bank and not get caught.

 

They needed a diversion that would hide the crime for years to come.

 

The reality of War always puts personal survival on the front burner and everything else gets shoved to the back of the kitchen table or stuck in the pantry until later.

 

War is always the major event that brushes off crime like dandruff.

 

Crisis hits and looters sneak in the back doors to steal. Human nature focuses on the in your face War.

 

Normal crimes become war crimes in the shadows that go unnoticed and even unreported for months, years, decades and centuries.

 

War Words

 

The trick with War is : you can’t pull it off overnight.

 

You have to “Lie Your Citizens Into A War.” They have to believe the Villain threatens their lives.

 

In Vietnam The Lie was The Domino Theory that if Vietnam fell to Communism in a few days the Communists would wade ashore in San Francisco and threaten America.

 

In The Gulf War The Lie said poor Little Kuwait was being threatened by the Big Bad Saddam and America and her allies had to champion Freedom in the unstable region.

 

Saddam was a sly old Arab fox, who made his Arab neighbors nervous. If he had got Kuwait’s oil; OPEC would have been nervous about their neighbor next door and they might not hold the monopoly of world oil prices.

 

America and her allies got their “hands dirty” so Saddam’s Arab neighbors would not have to.

 

Saddam Hussein’s Arab neighbors could all continue to pretend to be good Muslims.

 

The business deal meant the Infidel American business mercenaries got to shovel bullets and bombs at Saddam until he cried, “Uncle”. Then, the shaky stability of the Middle East was again returned to it’s Moody Regional Oil Producing Stability.

 

Patriotic Lies are always “The Working War Words” that line citizens up shoulder to shoulder with their leaders to take on an enemy.

 

Of course, as citizens rush forward into combat; the politician might “backstep a retreat” to the rear to be around for the next election.

 

If you believe America’s role in the War In Afghanistan and the War in Iraq had anything to do with global terrorism and freedom, then, you will find it easy to swallow “The Lie” that “The American Civil War” was to “Free The Slaves.”

 

American slaves of the 1860s were an issue of the War. They were not the real issue.

 

People live. People die. People average about 80 years and about 20 to 40 of those years are “work force” and “labor force” years where the average citizen earns their keep.

 

Companies and governments go on for centuries after a generation of citizens is dust in the wind and loam layers of soil.

 

Lose the slaves and America would lose a significant work force.

 

The Prize !

 

Still, “The Prize” had to be greater. “The Prize” had to be a treasure that would last generations and would be worth the body count and the destruction.

 

There is only one prize on planet earth that lives up to that advertising:

 

Land.

 

Land lasts for generations. When the people are dead and gone, you sell the Land.

 

Buildings get too old and unstable, the demolition crews come in and clear away the rubble, so the Land can be used again.

 

Land always lives on !

 

Poor old Yankee Carpetbaggers – they still had to build up or play off of the negative energy. You have to ratchet up all those bad emotions and energy.

 

Yankee Carpetbaggers knew Slavery Economics were the Achilles Heel in Southerners Soul. The Yankee Carpetbaggers of the 1800s just needed a lot more kerosene to sit a “Blistering Blaze” that would scorch the Southern American Earth.

 

Hot Air in 1830s and the 1840s is still Hot Air in America in 2013. A politician opens his mouth and “hot air” still comes out.

 

Southerners had no need to risk their economic livelihood and family fortunes on Northern Yankee “Enron” schemes. Something had to give.

 

Crucify Lincoln

 

The Lincoln Lovers have had a walk in the park for more than one hundred years.

 

The American Republican GOP has preached the “Saint Lincoln” fairy tales, so often, even the Republicans might believe them.

 

In the 1980s, one piece of Library of Congress trivia stated that more books had been written on Abraham Lincoln than on any other subject in the library.

 

Obviously, there are some really bored or naive American writers to keep resurrecting the Old Beanpole and playing up the old meek and mild image.

 

Americans don’t love their president.

 

We are Americans; we don’t trust politicians.

 

General George Washington is one of the most beloved American Presidents in US history. However, during his Administration, he had his critics.

 

Stinkin’ Lincoln sat on his duff in The White House while America came apart at the seams. Families fought within and either killed each other or chose different colored uniforms to die for.

 

You might want to put together your scrap lumber and gather up your nails – The Time Has Come To Crucify Stinkin’ Lincoln !”

 

Meanwhile, a half-wit country boy sits on his keister in The White House and buys into the sensational journalist press releases that he is a great president.

 

Coward? Probably. He did the commander in chief routine in the comfort of the Oval Office. He ventured outside of Washington D.C.,Once during the Civil War – to dedicate the Gettysburg Cemetery.

 

Lincoln’s so called “Military Service” credits him being a “Captain” in the Home Guard.

 

Translation: Find a sale on Halloween Costumes and buy you a US Armed Forces Uniform to wear the next time you work “Neighborhood Watch.” If you want to impress your neighbors, you might want to call yourself, “Captain.”

 

During the American Civil War, Home Guard was sometimes neighborhood watch with firearms. Some Home Guard units might have had some law enforcement, paramilitary or military training, but, they would be the exception and not the rule,

 

In Missouri, Home Guard sometimes meant farmers kept a musket, rifle, shot gun, or pistol in the house or barn to keep Union and Confederate soldiers from trying to steal their livestock.

 

Armies need food. Sometimes patrols from both sides had a “proactive requisition policy” that involved pistols and sabers and not lawyers and paperwork.

 

Lincoln lovers don’t want their hero thought of as a coward, so they play up his meek, mild attitude and suggest that “The Power Brokers” that put him in office had him under “house arrest.”

 

If you have to be under “house arrest”, then, The White House” would be a nice house to be “arrest” in.

 

Plus, in the century plus before facebook, twitter and real time streaming news, Stinkin Lincoln had a Western Union Telegraph Office in The White House. His own private BBC and CNN to deliver “Up To The Day Breaking News Coverage Of The War.”

 

Historians suggest that Lincoln was a micro manager on trying to get the news. I have worked with micro-managers on projects.

 

I bet those Western Union telegraph operators wanted to shove that telegraph key up Lincoln’s nostril.

 

Abraham Lincoln may not have been the “Mastermind” behind the Civil War and the redistribution of economic wealth and real estate, but – “No Country Boy Could Be So Dumb To Allow His Country To Come Apart Before His Eyes And Tell Himself This Is Progress.”

 

Abraham Lincoln may well be “The Dumbest President In US History.”

 

I figure Lincoln to be The Biggest Scapegoat In American History.” Lee Harvey Oswald figured out “too late” that he had been “played” and “set up.”

 

Lincoln never got the math. He believed his own press releases. Like a lamb to the slaughter, Lincoln probably never imagined that someone would actually want to hurt him.

 

Freedom Of The Press

1860

 

Americans love to talk about “The Freedom Of The Press.”

 

Still, in 2013, no American is going to pick up a newspaper with a column by a successful columnist that suggests and outlines colorful ways to bring about the Death Of The President Of The United States Of America.

 

Ain’t Gonna Happen !

 

Before and during Lincoln’s Administration, American newspapers really had “Freedom Of The Press.”

 

Publishers, editors and reporters did not hesitate to write and publish “Poison Pen” editorials. Stinkin’ Lincoln was “killed off” numerous times in editorials in a variety of ways with the particular zeal and zest of publishers, editors and columnists.

 

Alas, when John Wilkes Booth made Lincoln “Lead Head Dead”, Freedom Of The Press suffered a major wound. Now, Americans can only grumble at an American president in print.

 

If Lincoln was “The Clown In The Closet” trotted out for parades, then, logic suggests “The Power Behind The Throne” was his political party people with money who had the domestic and international policies to aggressively push forward.

 

More importantly, the GOP needed a “scape goat”, a “fall guy”, and a “poster boy” to hang the Civil War around the neck of the person if it went in the toilet and some resourceful European country took advantage of the War to step in and conquer the United States.

 

The GOP had their agenda. They also had their “scapegoat in house” if the War went wrong and a sacrifice had to be “offered” to the public.

 

Real Deal

Real Estate

 

 

The Grand Old Party needed to resurrect the American Real Estate Market On A Grand Scale. They needed to Lock Down The Vacant Real Estate From Washington State To California.

 

Fortunately, the Texicans had put a serious “whoopin” on Spain and the Mexicans to take Texas in 1836.

 

The Johnny Come Lately Wink Dink Congress Of The United States showed up in time, of course, to pose for political pictures and try to steal some of the credit for The Lone Star Texicans kickin’ the Spanish backsides all the way back to Madrid.

 

The Texicans !

 

The GOP, of course, knew they could “prostitute” the Texas legend to keep Spain at bay, the Mexicans in Mexico City and the rest of the European capitols on the sidelines and off “The Court Of American Real Estate Play.”

 

However, the GOP really needed to sell some “Season Tickets To The European Monarchs” to pay for War without the European aristocrats becoming “Team Owners” of American Real Estate.

 

Somewhere along the way, Stinkin’ Lincoln’s boys also have to actually come up with an American currency. Plopping a big rock of silver ore or gold ore on the desk isn’t too convenient to buy dresses or art in Paris.

 

The Continental Congress boys of General George Washington’s days had had the general sign IOUs to fight the War. By the 1850s, it was obvious no monarch in Europe was going to take that kind of “Paper.”

 

First, the GOP needed “A Sucker.” The party convention of 1859 had “The Hardliners”, who wanted to crucify The South and steal everything not nailed down for The North.

 

The Onward Christian Soldier Missionary Morons, would after the War forgive those childlike “Southern sinners” of the heinous crimes against their Lord and Savior and steal everything not nailed down for the Lord’s glory and their pockets.

 

Hallelujah, Brother, Sister, Pass Me My Holy Bible And My Samuel Colt Revolver !” On the ninth ballot, the GOP had their “wink dink poster boy: Stinkin’ Lincoln.”

 

Honest Abe” it took him “Nine Times To Finally Pass The Bar” to become a lawyer, which meant he ain’t no Magna or Suma Cum Laude scholar. He was a professional debater, i.e., he was already a well known “Bag Of Political Hot Air”.

 

The Horatio Alger publicists tell the “rail splitter” story of chopping down trees to make rail fence post. Richard DeLong of Stone County, Missouri cut down many trees in his lifetime to make cedar fence post,

 

Uncle Richard never got elected the Stone County Clerk or to the White House.

 

However, to sell the “hard working country boy image” in 2013 is more complicated than in the 1800s when farmers knew the sweat required and businessmen understood the “muscle to mission hard work ethic” meant the person was a industrious, self-starting and a hard worker.

 

Lincoln Lovers love to tell the “studied by candlelight” story of Abe.

 

Hell, yes, Lincoln studied by candlelight !

 

Everyone in America studied by candlelight, gas light or coal oil lanterns until around 1879, when an American named Thomas Edison came up with an affordable “light bulb.”

 

Lincoln Is A Loser; No Matter How You Spin It. He did one smart thing: He married a rich woman – Mary Todd.

 

Her daddy, a Southerner had “money.” Daddy the Southerner had made money off of slaves, so he probably wasn’t fond of his beanpole son-in-law.

 

Lincoln’s Lost Love

 

For the Valentine’s Day Misty-Eyed, Lovesick Puppy Dog, I Need A Romeo And Juliet Shakespearean Tragedy Love Story For Valentine’s Day – Here it is: Old Abe had the “hots” for a babe. He fell for her. Suddenly, Whamo ! An illness puts her in the ground.

 

Abe comes down with the old “sick bull calf” routine. He never gets over the loss, according to historians (who maybe Valentine’s Day lovesick),

 

Pick up the cell phone and call your friendly, neighborhood American History college or university professor and he or she should be able to fill you in on the old Lincoln Hearts And Flowers Saga.

 

After all Lincoln Historians and GOP Historians get paid to remember this kind of Lincoln Lost Love Lament. Probably, makes it easier for the Lincoln Historians to “Beat Up” on Stinkin’ Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd for her weight.

 

Mary Todd

Wife Or Wicked Woman ?

 

The major reason it is so easy to “cover up” Lincoln’s incompetence is historians put the “Villain” in the bed beside him – his wife.

 

Your historian, might know who kept the Lincoln family checkbook.

 

Historians love to play Mary Todd off as a “spendthrift” and an “impulsive” buyer. Daddy’s Little Rich Girl who married the politician.

 

By her actions, it seems obvious Mary Todd truly loved her husband. It also seems obvious that the people close to Lincoln went out of their way on a regular basis to keep Mrs. Lincoln away from her husband.

 

Stinkin’ Lincoln’s father-in-law had made some of his wealth off “slaves”; you might want to remember that the next time you get misty-eyed about “The Beanpole” signing “The Emancipation Proclamation.”

 

The Emancipation Proclamation” – talk about “Words On Paper.”

 

Old “Readin’ ‘Ritin’ And ‘Rithmetic” Lincoln might of actually “writ” the words, but, he never authorized any US Government funding to turn “purty prose” into actual “law”.

 

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation gave slaves the Freedom to wear a Union uniform and probably be homeless after the War since the Union was destroying the South. Lincoln writ the words to make slaves “war refugees.”

 

The American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s truly “targeted” slavery and cleaned up the mess the Lincoln losers left in the 1860s.

 

Commander-in-huh ?

 

Lincoln got elected, of course. He sat on his butt at The White House and “played” commander-in-chief.

 

General George McClellan, the ranking American General, of the day, had a United States Military Academy at West Point education, and knew the “civilian hayseed” didn’t have a clue.

 

For six months, General McClellan ignored “The Beanpole.” Naturally, the general got fired.

 

Old “Save The Union” Stinkin’ Lincoln finally found American military commanders that he could “order to butcher somewhere between 450,000 to 600,000 American men, women and children for good old Republican GOP greed.

 

Then, American Historians have the self-righteous, sanctimonious audacity to pronounce President Of The United States Of America and former Union Army General Ulysses Simpson Grant of Galena, Illinois – “An Alcoholic.”

 

Give Me A Break !

 

Imagine. You are a US Military Academy West Point graduate. You are up against one of the most revered and respected West Point Graduates Robert E. Lee. He has some brilliant West Point graduates on his side. You have at least one rebel commander who understands “special operations” and guerilla warfare and his men are effective.

 

You have some dependable commanders.

 

You really need General Sherman to look at you and say, “I got you, General Grant. I am your man.”

 

You have the maps in front of you, the strategy and tactics in your head. You need more cigars. Then, in walks “The Beanpole.” You have to explain to this dumb ole country boy, who has failed at everything how you plan to proceed,

 

Lincoln is an Aquarian, which means he is an air sign. Air signs have short attention spans as a rule. Aquarians are told they are born “Outside Of Their Time”, which usually makes them think they are in the future and everyone is in the past.

 

A negative view of Aquarius means the air sign is “an airhead.” Lincoln really seems to eat up those positive Yankee newspaper stories.

 

If you were General Grant and you had to deal with Abraham Lincoln on a day to day basis – “Alcoholism” seems almost a requirement for the job.

 

In 1988, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein initiated the Al-Anfal Campaign to exterminate the Kurdish people living in Northern Iraq. The death toll is at least 50,000 to as many as 182,000 men, women and children.

 

American President Abraham Lincoln did a better job of “killing citizens” and he didn’t have Sarin, mustard gas and nerve agents. He had to rely on “grapeshot” from cannon balls and lead from American mines to provide the bullets to butcher his fellow Americans slowly but surely.

 

Of course, Stinkin’ Lincoln’s Administration did “clear the decks”, so that every man, woman and child in America, who wanted a “Saturday Night Special” could get it inexpensive and with no waiting period.

 

American Gun Control Advocates the next time you host one of your “ban gun” rallies you might want to consider the old pompous, presidential pinhead statue smirking down at you from his lofty perch in his temple in the National Mall in Washington D.C.

 

Emperor Hirohito, Idi Amin,Muammar Gaddafi, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Abraham Lincoln all declared “Martial Law.”

 

After all, “Martial Law” is kind of “Dictator 1-0-1”, especially, if you want to keep the lawyers and human rights groups out of your face long enough to “kill enough citizens” to “legally” establish control.

 

I was taught “The Lincoln Lie” in grade school of “Abraham Lincoln A Great American President.” Fortunately, I went to college and learned “Stinkin’ Lincoln” is really “Lincoln The Loser.”

 

The self-empowerment gurus might want to rethink the old “He Failed All His Life And Went On To Become President” Lincoln Lesson.

 

John Wilkes Booth, an American, “fired” the Republican President Of The United States quite literally “Lead Head Dead.”

 

Take away the gray morning suit and the stovepipe hat from Stinkin’ Lincoln and do the computer magic of a white turban and a BDU jacket and Abe looks like the “Long Lost Grandpappy Of Osama bin Laden.

 

The Lincoln Lies Live On !

 

Perhaps, someday, historians will finally jackhammer away the layers of fairy tale concrete and see if they can find a man within the myth.

 

Lay the Lincoln Lies to rest,

 

Rely on the knowledge of people to honor heroes, heroines and condemn the villains to their own purgatory.

 

Lincoln Lovers, GOP card carriers, you go right ahead and celebrate “Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday”.

 

I will think about the Americans legally slaughtered by Stinkin’ Lincoln for GOP greed.

 

I pray that the American people will one day have the Common Sense to phase out such a “blood rich” political party.

 

I hope that in the future, Americans will have the Common Sense not to honor and immortalize any half-wit dictators who destroys American lives and infrastructure simply because no one can come up with “A Better Economic Redistribution Of Wealth Policy.”

 

Anyone, poor man, politician, or president, who murders for Land or Oil is not someone to honor and revere – but, a scumbag to revile.

 

God Bless The United States Of America !

 

God Bless The Republic Of The Philippines !

 

God feel free to have Satan turn up the heat on Lincoln and The GOP !

 

Sam

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I Welcome Readers’ Comments by Samuel E. Warren Jr,

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Ready, Aim, Flash !

My Nikon F3 with motor wind, flash bracket and the Nikon flash gun is the basic photography setup that U.S. Air Force photographers assigned to base photo labs and as “Combat Camera” photographers carried to “shoot” photo assignments in the 1970s and 1980s.  Some of the photographers actually used a Sunpak flash gun.  I used a Canon AE-1 Program camera to shoot the majority of my military photography for base newspaper articles. 

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

I love to write.

 

My Quill Pen ThumbnailI enjoy reading feedback from readers.

 

I know there are those Spam robots out in cyberspace that lock on and generate all kinds of junk.

Human Readers Welcome

 

Humans, real readers are always welcome to send me comments and I do reply.

 

My blog platform is Word Press. My theme is the FREE Word Press Journalist theme.

 

I let Word Press catch the majority of the spam and then check the folder to make sure, real comments aren’t being vaporized into oblivion.

 

If I have answered a particular question numerous times, then, I don’t respond because the answer or one exceedingly similar is already in the reader’s comment section of my blog.

 

I like to get feedback from readers. I like to know I inspired a reader or gave them an idea that they can use in their life.

 

 

 

 

Alien Readers Welcome

 

However, every few days I sit down and read my blog comments from readers.

I glance at the comments and the first ones that get deleted are the ones that look like a warehouse full of adding machines exploded because there are strings of numbers thrown into the message.

 

If an extraterrestrial intelligence is trying to communicate with me: “Dear Alien Life Form of Unknown Origin. My name is Sam. I ain’t a mathematician. Disengage your communications keypad and use the alphabetic one. Thank you.”

 

To all my friends at the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, i.e., SETI, if the Andorians, Klingons, Romulans, Vulcans or little green men email me, then, I’ll forward a copy of the email to you guys and NASA.

 

Relax, Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network, I’ll forward a copy of the same email to you and The Center For UFO Studies In Rockville, Maryland.

 

Back in the world of human readers, I do glance over every email comment that I get on my blog. Some are obvious “Locked On And Trying To Use Your Blog To Be A Spam Spreader,” which means when it is obviously a ploy to use the blog, then, I delete the spam.

 

Advertisers Buy An Ad

 

I watch for the advertisers that try to promote everything from ambulance chasing legal services to spiffy new SEO software to up your statistics to search engines. Those emails get vaporized by the delete key.

 

I’m An English Bad Boy

 

Bad boy that I am; I break English rules. I write English to communicate.

 

I do not write English to teach it.

 

As a child, English teachers engineered “All The Rules Into My DNA”

 

The English teachers hardwired the information by requiring me to “Diagram Sentences.”

 

Then, as a reporter, I had to memorize the “Strunk and White” gospel on grammar and nit-noy English to the extreme.

 

Uncle Sam demanded that I “memorize”, live and breathe, “The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.”

 

I see correct and proper English in my sleep.

 

English To Communicate

 

I am not on Her Majesty’s official staff and I am not writing a book for publication, so I write to communicate.

 

I write for fun.

 

Two – Ton Type

 

One of the major rules of English that I break often is the “Old All The Same Thoughts In One Paragraph Rule.” Back in the days of Shakespeare that silly rule might of made sense.

 

Then again, Will Shakespeare didn’t have a cell phone.

 

Poor Shakespeare, he never got a facebook account or got to type: LOL.

 

Legions of lawyers, doctors, academics and others who love those bureaucratic English paragraphs with their 40 sentences and the jargon bloated sentences don’t realize that all the professional vernacular words are weighing down their eyes.

 

The two tons of type that scholarly documents and legal paperwork rely on to make a point are a format technique that scares off readers. When your eyes scans a page and there are thick blocks of type, your eyes want to jump somewhere else.

 

Two tons of small artistic squiggles on a page tells your brain this is going to take some digging to get through all this type and make sense of it.

 

English Always Fashionable

 

I use the journalism layout technique.

 

Reporters know the eyes dance over words.

 

Important words get uniforms and ball gowns, which translates to big point size type and fancy fonts.

 

Too many sentences in one paragraph is a badly tailored suit. It doesn’t appeal to the eye and suit the mind.

 

English has to be “fashion conscious” to be read and understood. Words have to tempt the eye to get the reader.

 

English In A Bikini

 

I try to put my English in a bikini.

 

I go for short sentences. If the idea is too long and too many sentences start to fill out the paragraph, then, it is breast augmentation time for the paragraph.

 

English In A Bustier

 

If the paragraph starts to look to busty to my eye, then, I step into the literary closet of my mind and look at the wardrobe. I space between the sentences. If the paragraph still seems busty, then, I will add line art or a photo.

 

If I can’t find the appropriate art or photo I step back into the literary closet. I look at the sentences and chose a nice bustier.

 

After all, the right subhead pushes the copy up and out at the reader.

 

The point of any article is to get the words in your face and before your eyes so they will be noticed.

 

Comma Conversion

 

I like commas. They are cute and cuddly in their own way. English teachers do not like comma splices.

 

The cuddly comma outlines a series of words and sets off phrases for the eyes.

 

I worked in a radio station and sometimes we had to splice tape to splice out “Ah,” “Umm,” “Dah,” “Ur,” “Er”, and other unintelligent sounds. I like commas. I like splices.

 

Samuel E. Warren Junior English

 

The English speaking countries of the world have their own take on how to use, communicate, spell and arrange English to make sense in their countries and cultures.

 

Americans spell theater with the er. British spell theatre with the re.

 

Americans spell Manila one way. Filipinos spell there capitol city, Maynila.

 

English is a global language because it is flexible and adapts. English never lets silly rules drown out the language’s natural communications ability.

 

English’s flexibility is the reason why English thrives.

 

English as a language adapts.

 

Even a writer can tweak the Commandments Of English and “Yea, though, thou, might offend scores of English professors; who cares ?

 

If the message gets through to readers and your communication is understood, then, English as a language did what it is designed to do – it communicated !

 

In the 1970s, IMHO scribbled on paper would not mean anything to anyone.

 

Thus, like the BFF teenagers with their text messaging cell phones, I tweak English to suit my communication needs.

 

Warren Wonder Words

 

I like words.

 

Some words like War, Death, Land, Life, Love, and some others are not suppose to be capitalized because they are not “Nouns”, which, a noun is “a proper name of a person, place or thing.”

 

I capitalize War because War kills people, destroys property and lays Land to waste for decades to centuries.

 

I capitalize Death because it comes to us all.

 

I capitalize Land because the bloodiest Wars in history are always fought over Land, whether the War is a domestic Civil War or a foreign War, the bloodshed and Death toll demand that Land not be trivialized as lower case.

 

I capitalize Life because we all live it.

 

I capitalize Love because it is a significant human emotion.

 

From time to time, I will capitalize those English words known as articles and prepositions like The and Of. In a phrase, I want the words to stand out. When I put the word The with a word like car, I want the reader to know I am writing about The Car and not simply a car someone on the planet.

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These two cabins are in Galena, Missouri on the banks of the James River in the Missouri Ozarks.  Galena, Missouri in The Ozarks is the sight of The Last Official Public Hanging In The United States Of America and The Show Me State Of Missouri.  Famous United States 7th District Congressman Dewey Short is a native son of Galena, Missouri.  Galena gained notoriety in the 1930s as The Hometown of George Leonard “Shock” Short one of the most successful bank robbers of The Depression Era because his O’Malley Gang robbed banks throughout the Midwest and is one of the only gangs to successfully pull off two bank robberies at the same time. 

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Ozarks English

 

 

I grew up in the Ozarks. Thus, if I am in my country boy mode: “Reckon I is gona’ go and write them thar little ole’ words any way I darn well please. If’n ya don’t like it. Well, yous don’t have ta’ read my article. I hain’t gona loose none of my shut eye time over it.”

 

cabins in the Ozarks thumbnailAl Capp made a living poking fun at The Ozarks and “The Beverly Hillbillies” made the TV studios money poking fun at The Ozark hillbillies.

 

I grew up in The Ozarks, so if I want to use, talk or write “Ozarks’ English”, I reckon I have a better right than the people who never set foot in The Ozarks.

 

Spelling

 

Spelling, I believe is important. However, I will misspell an English word to make a point.

 

Magick – I always spell the word magick with a k.

 

Aleister Crowley’s spelling idea works. With the k on the end of the word, then, the reader knows that you are writing about supernatural, paranormal, or universal unseen forces in Life, which I call, “magick.”

 

When I write the word, “magic” it means I am writing about entertainment or stage magic.

 

I usually am a good boy when it comes to spelling. I might do the old Photo or Foto word switch every now and then,but usually I do not “purposely” misspell a word.

 

Spiritual English

 

I, God and Satan are “old drinking buddies.”

 

From time to time, I write about my immortal friends.

 

I will capitalize He when I write about Satan. After 21 Centuries, He has earned a captial H and daily headlines, show He isn’t retiring anytime soon.

 

God understands that I am one of those people that believes every object in Life has to have at least two parts. Everything in Life, at some level, is at least, one half of a whole.

 

Genetics reveals, all little boys genetically are first little girls. If the genetic material moves in a certain direction then the little girl is born a little boy – so, much for “The Macho World Concept.”

 

God grins when I capitalize the S and put it in front of he to create She. I sometimes write about Him, The Creator Of The Universe, in a Her sense.

 

Incidentally, when you are a Supreme Being; you don’t have “gender” and “orientation” issues. God asked me to pass that along the next time I did some religious English writing.

 

Now, that I have told readers to feel free to email me there comments, your writng is up to you.

 

English Professors Chill Out

 

I have outlined my use of English, so that the English Professors Of The World canMy Quill Pen Thumbnail relax with a glass of sherry or port and curl up with their favorite leather bound Shakespeare play or Lewis Carroll’s “Alice In Wonderland” tale.

 

English Professors relax and chill out. English is a language that changes. The beauty is English can change and still communicate ideas that are understood.

 

I have outlined my approach to spelling English words, which means I know how to use my “Spell Checker” software and usually I do.

 

However, alas, I am still a mere mortal, so I make mistakes. Sometimes a word sneaks by me.

 

Oops, I’m human.

 

I have outlined my religious and spiritual approach to English, so “The Holy People In The World” can go ahead and bad mouth me.

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I am Sam The Writer. I am Sam The Photographer.

 

If you want to send me comments about the articles and photos in my blog, I am sure I will enjoy reading them. I do reply. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate the readers, who take time to comment.

 

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Sam

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Honor The Friend by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Treasure the Damon and Pythias’

Relationships Of Your Life

 

Honor

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Iremember friends.

In life, you, my reader, will remember friends.

 

Friends are the unique people, who add spice and meaning to your life. The ultimate concept of a “Friend” is the classic story of Damon and Pythias.

 

Phythias stood ready to “give” his life for his friend. Damon returned and the devotion of loyalty, fidelity and friendship, so impressed the king that the issue was settled and the king allowed both men to enjoy the “freedom” of their lives.

 

In Life, there are different levels of friendship.In my life, I have had friends my own age, friends who were younger than I and friends who were older.

 

The older friends were sometimes employers, supervisors or bosses who I respected for their integrity and credibility.

 

A friend is someone that you can rely on and they can rely on you.

 

Fools Fair Weather Friends

 

Fair Weather Friends” are the fools in Life, you meet, who show up to party with you. If you are paying for the food, buying the drinks and are in a position to pay the tab or the bill, then, you will find you have “scores of friends, followers, groupies, and companions ready to be your buddy.”

 

Of course, when your wallet is empty, they will slip into the shadows.

 

The first time Life puts a crisis in your path, the “Fair Weather Friends” will have lost, misplaced their cell phones and changed their cell phone numbers.

 

After all, they are already “too busy” leeching, bumming and being a parasite to another person, who is celebrating a great moment of Life.

 

A Fair Weather Friend is always a “prostitution” of the word, “Friend.”

 

Fools are The Fair Weather Friends that are pathetic people, who are simply the cancerous bacteria of Life. The minor role of any Fair Weather Friend in your Life is to clarify the true meaning of the word, “Friend.”

 

Friends, true friends, do not leave you in time of trouble. They help to the point they can and will still be there once the trouble passes.

 

A friend may not always be able to go shoulder-to-shoulder with you to “combat” the trouble head-on, but, usually they will be in a position to provide advice, guidance and counsel that will help you.

 

A friend always maintains their integrity, credibility and devotion to you. An acquaintance or an associate is a “temporary friend”, who will exit out the side or back door anytime the “heat” of a Life situation starts to rise.

 

The trick in Life, is the ability to look at and think about people and decide where they stand in your Life. Realize, we all have relationships in Life. Everyday our Life changes and the lives of our friends also change.

 

Relatives,spouses, Life events and the natural progression of “Time” can change your relationship with a friend. You loose contact with the friend.

 

Remember A Friend Always

 

The important fact is you never loose the memory of a “Friend.” Years later, when you are faced with a serious life situation you will remember the “Friend” of that event and you will know how to approach the situation for a successful result.

 

Years later, you will be able to reflect and remember a “Friend” or “A Roster Of Friends” who have added meaning, enjoyment, happiness, joy, laughter, and depth that changed the shadow of your Life into the pyramid that will stand the test of the ages in the Real World.

 

The Ancients”

 

The Ancients”, those early, superstitious humans that inhabited planet earth and eeked out an existence in stubborn soil, under moody skies and facing angry seas, where smarter than we, modern humans, give them credit for.

 

The ancients took note of their lives and the world around them and left behind stories, sculptures, paintings, drawings, sketches and other items that would be documented by scholars and uncovered by archaeologists.

 

Their pagan gods and goddesses inspired their simple imaginations and gave their dubious lives meaning in a world that was alive at a level far beyond their simplistic interpretation of life.

 

Their understanding and attempts to solve the curiosity of their lives allows us to pass on those lessons as stories, TV shows and movies to inform and entertain ourselves and future generations.

 

The Story Of Human Nature”

 

The true genius of their daily lives is “The Story Of Human Nature” survives every generation for the next.

 

Emotions The River Of Life

 

The emotions of human nature is still the same basic water that has always flowed in “The River Of Life.” A friend, who stands on the shore, may have worn her Roman tunic and carried her shield and worn her sword. You might have called her, “Isis, Diana, Fortuna, Juno, Athena, or, Hera”

 

In the 21st Century, a friend may stand on the shore of The River Of Life in a bikini,a business skirt, a uniform, a simple dress and, one would hope, the gender appropriate attire, unless of course; it is Halloween, the holiday, which tosses out all rules of dress for a comfortable costume.

 

A friend is a friend, regardless of the time period of history. Emotion is the key that always unlocks the feelings that identifies a “Friend.”

 

Time and the events of Life will age you and your Friend. Fate and distance will demand circumstances that will keep you from a Friend.

 

Your mind will never delete, corrupt or misplace the memory of a Friend. Because in Life, whether it is two weeks later or thirty years later, when you notice a man on the street or a woman in a cafe; your mind will quickly identify your Friend.

 

Associates, affiliates, acquaintances, groupies, fans, and Fair Weather Friends are the respective props and holiday banners of our lives that end up in the dumpster of our daily memories and activities.

 

The Immortality Of Friendship

 

A Friend is a person, who can step through the mists of Time and step back into your Life and the “friendship” resumes as though only a few minutes might have past.

 

Children, spouses, jobs, travel and all the events of Life, will have changed you and your Friend, but, the immortal genetics of Friendship never change.

 

The truth of the Damon and Pythias story is the voyages, crisis and disasters of Life will always challenge you, but, Friendship is a value engineered into your immortal soul and no force on earth can destroy a Friendship.

 

People can decide to end a Friendship;but, no force in the Universe can destroy a Friendship.

 

Usually in The Real World some of the best stories of Friendship are found in the annuals of War. War is the entity that rattles Time and consumes lives. The human struggle for survival creates and solidifies Friendship quickly.

 

Peace time relationships that evolve into Friendship usually require more time and day to day interaction to allow the Friendship to grow into maturity.

 

Fabulous Feast For A Friend

 

A true friend is always a “Friend.” A Friend lasts a lifetime.

 

In The Real World, Viking feasts should be held in great oak halls. Huge torches should burn away the evening hours.

 

Valkyries from Valhalla should descend and slide a chair up to the feast table to celebrate the glorious banquet held in the “Honor Of The Friend.”

 

Waves of music should rush through the caverns of the great hall. Wings of aroma of mutton, pork and sides of beef should tickle the noses and salivate the tongues of guests.

 

Joy and laughter should thunder off the walls under the bright campaign streamers of your Life that decorate the great hall. Platters of vegetables should glow like ripe jewels and the sweetness of fruit should blanket the senses.

 

Your Coat Of Arms and your Friend’s Coat Of Arms should be side-by-side as “The Great Shields” and be the centerpiece of the evening hung in the command position on the great rafter over the head table.

 

You and your friend should sit under The Great Shields, feasting, toasting, and laughing. Your karaoke voices should sweep through the hall to announce your deeds to the assembled guests. Great animal skins, symbols of your great hunts should line the hall for your guest to sit on.

 

On either side of The Great Shields are the other Coats Of Arms, campaign streamers and prestigious sheepskins that document the voyages and battles of your life.

 

Of course, the evening would be devoted to feasting and storytelling. You and your friend while away the hours with the tales of your triumphs, tragedies, successes, failures, and the stories of your lives.

 

Honor Your Friend

 

Of course, in The Real World, no one goes out of their way to find or rent you a Great Hall for a banquet feast for a friendship reunion. However, your mind and your imagination can make the necessary arrangements and host the monumental occasion. After all, a true Friend is always a Friend for Life.

 

Honor yourself; Honor your Friend.

 

Go ahead, pick up the cell phone or log on the Internet and try to find a Friend of your past.

 

A New Year is always a wonderful time to try and “check in” with an important person in your past that you call,”Friend.”

Sam

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Auld Lang Syne Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auld_Lang_Syne

 

Damon and Pythias Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damon_and_Pythias

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The World Is Still Here Doomsday Editorial by Samuel E.Warren Jr.

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The Mayans Got It Wrong

 

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Today is December 21, 2012. Alas, the sun will shine December 22, 2012. Grandparents and parents you will still have to “pay off” those Christmas purchases; “Newsflash” – The World Didn’t End ! All the religious brouhaha could have been avoided and global paranoia settled by the realization that the Mayans had a reputation as serious astrologers like the Babylonians. Using their calendar and almanac system they computed “The End Of Their Astrological Age”, which they may have gotten right. But, global society seems to have an “End Of The World Fetish”, so people hunkered down for another silly “Doomsday Prophecy.” Someone tell the groundhogs they can come out of their holes, now.

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Today is Friday, December 21, 2012. The time is 4:57 p.m.

 

Today is suppose to be, “The Last Day Of Planet Earth.”

 

Today is suppose to be, “The End Of Days.”

 

The Mayans got the end of the world prediction wrong. Obviously.

 

The end of the world for the Mayans came a long time ago.

 

Missing Mayans

 

Scientists,archaeologists and historians are still trying to figure out the day the Mayans vaporized into mist.

 

They may have simply stepped into their space ships and punched up the engines to fly away.

 

They could of activated a talisman or amulet and stepped into a time and space wormhole to travel to another Earth Class planet across the cosmos. They forgot to leave a note saying, “We will be back. Feed the cat.”

 

They may have gotten a really bad case of “food poisoning” and all dropped dead overnight.

 

Of course, the Mayans ingrained ecology consciousness kicked in as they died and their biodegradable enzymes activated and they became “dust in the wind.”

 

The “End Of Days for the Mayans happened a long time before December 21, 2012 – so, “the Mayans got it wrong.”

 

The world is still here.

 

It is now, 6:16 pm and the sky hasn’t burst into flames. Huge chunks of rock aren’t flying up into the sky. The earth ain’t opening up into huge cracks. Raging, roaring rivers of water aren’t emerging out to the sides of coconut trees.

 

The Dumb, Dumb Doomsday Dudes” got it wrong again !

 

Earth’s Favorite Con Game

 

A Doomsday Prophet has to be the best job on the planet:

 

You tell the fairy tale. People throw tons of money at you. Businesses sprang up overnight to cater to the global paranoia.

 

Once the date passes, the prophet shrugs it off and says, “Back to the drawing board.”

 

Smart Old Dudes

 

The ancient doomsday prophets were smarter than their modern counterparts. The ancient guys and gals picked a date far enough out in the future that they would be dead and gone as dust in the wind before anyone ever realized “You’ve Been Had, Dad.”

 

The ancient guys knew a date way out in the future would provide them with a livelihood for their lifetime. The modern doomsday prophets are greedy, they want the “fat paycheck now.”

 

The Dumb Young Dudes

 

The modern doomsday guys and gals are counting on the e commerce revenue streams, product endorsements, book sales, talk shows, and news coverage to generate the capital that they can sock into the bank and live off of.

 

Unfortunately, when “Zero Day” arrives, the sun shines and the day naturally wears on – then, the modern, i.e., “young” dumb dudes have to “back pedal” their stories as “End Of An Era” or at the last moment enough people on earth “changed their wicked ways” and global disaster didn’t happen.

 

Around the mid to late 1980s there was the “fear” that earth’s pole might tip too far back or forward and cataclysmic weather would result. It didn’t happen, of course. Some religious nut job types claimed their all night prayer vigil had “saved the world.”

 

Of course, none of the “Planet Savers” came forward with any actual proof like real-time satellite imagery showing the earth tipping slightly forward or back with a time code clicking away in the corner, with a picture in picture inset of the planet savers streaking through the night sky to change earth’s rotational axis.

 

There were no cinema footage of the planet savers on their knees praying while a biological beam of light shoots out of the top of their little heads into the stratosphere to move the clouds and correct glitches in the Van Allen Radiation Belt.

 

The religious soothsayers didn’t even have any video of their group on their knees praying or dancing around naked out in the moonlight.

 

Once again, humanity had to imagine the Planet Savers disrobed and hanging their Lycra leotards and their spandex super suits back in the closet to await the next planetary peril.

 

Earth Heals

 

Planet Earth is a self-healing, living spaceship rotating through space. It is going to take more than some religious nut job doomsday prophets or a civilization thereof of religious nut job doomsday prophets for Planet Earth to “Cash In Her Chips” for the last time.

 

Every few years, some nut job comes along and plays on a basic human fear of humanity.

 

Death,” is a basic human fear.

 

The Big D” causes people to tremble at the thought of it.

 

Mass Extinction Events

 

Mass Extinction” for humanity seems to provide humankind a weird sort of comfort.

 

People usually “fear” “their own mortal death”.

 

People seem to take a weird comfort in the fact that some “event” is going to happen and “End Massive Amounts Of Human Lives At One Time.”

 

People “worry” about the end of the world. It is a “dumb worry.”

 

If God had stamped an “expiration date on Planet Earth” it would be obvious. Satellites in space would photograph the “Heavenly Bar Code” stamped into a mountain and the world would know.

 

If Spaceship Earth was coming apart at the seams, people would realize it because the structural cracks wouldn’t be limited to small areas of the planet.

 

The faults would all open up and spread out the energy around and through the globe and the planet would crumble like a cake.

 

The Universal Earth Engineer did a great interior design that allows Momma Earth to heal from within as well as from without.

 

Now, if a sun, asteroid, meteor, comet, or another planet is closing in on planet Earth; let us hope, NASA, the European Space Agency and the others who have “An Eye On The Sky” are watching.

 

Back Pedal Time

 

Already in the world news, the “Doomsday Predictors” have started to “back pedal” and come up with a reason, i.e., an “excuse” that the world didn’t “explode”, “crack apart like a dropped egg”, or “shimmy apart like the global stock markets.”

 

God, Allah, Yahweh, Jehovah, He, She, Goddess, Zeus, Hera, Diana, Isis, The Man Upstairs, The Woman Upstairs, The Big Super Dude, The Big Super Dudette – God, is a better universal engineer than man.

 

Humankind builds space ships. The Supreme Intellectual Entity Of The Universe builds suns and planets.

 

Never fear, by tomorrow, the “Doomsday Prophets” will have had time to lick their wounds and sleep off their hangovers.

 

By end of business tomorrow – Saturday, December 22, 2012 – there will be another “Doomsday Date” for generations of humanity to grow up in “fear” over.

 

Wait ! Saturday is the weekend !

 

The world will have to wait until Monday for the next Dumb, Dumb Doomsday Date.

 

Monday,December 24, 2012, while they do their “last minute Christmas shopping” – “The Dumb, Dumb Doomsday Dudes” will have another “End Of The World” date ready to generate global paranoid for future generations.

 

The Real World Armageddon Events

 

Apocalypse, Armageddon and the End Of The World usually happens several times a month and people just don’t notice.

 

Typhoons, tornadoes, tsunamis are natural apocalypses that occur as Momma Earth heals and changes herself. The large loss of human life is an apocalypse event.

 

Bomb explosions, large aircraft accidents, where planes “fall out of the sky”, and huge ships that “go down at sea” are all “Acts Of Armageddon.” Whether accidents or terrorism, there is a huge loss of human life, so this is an Armageddon event.

 

The reason why “The Real World Tragic Events” aren’t recognized for the “Apocalypse” and “Armageddon” events that they are is because the major religions of the world “NEED” their “Mass Extinction Event” to keep people coming back to the churches, synagogues and mosques of the world.

 

Otherwise the “Holy Men Of The Planet” would have to get “real jobs” to “earn a living.”

 

History is full of Apocalypse and Armageddon events: World War I, World War II, The San Francisco Earthquake of 1907, ( The New Madrid Earthquake in the 1800s, “when water flowed backwards”) The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor, The Battle Of The Alamo, The World Trade Centers Towers Terrorists Attack. All these events were “Apocalyptic.”

 

The fact that some religion’s hero didn’t show up to “Save The Day” is irrelevant.

 

All of these events were events that resulted in “Mass Extinction Of Human Lives.”

 

Every nation has a history of natural and man made disasters that are “Apocalypse” and “Armageddon” events, since people starting jotting down information for The Maintenance Record Of Planet Earth.

 

If a street corner holy man or holy woman comes up to you with his or her doomsday prophecy, just smile and give him or her some “small sheckles of silver” out of your pocket. Then, he or she can go get their brown bag of cheap wine.

 

Earth Built To Last

 

Earth ain’t going away. It is here to stay.

 

If the internal mechanics of the planets get seriously out of whack, then, it will be obvious.

 

If an external threat from space is en route, then, hopefully, the professional stargazers will reveal it to people in time to come up with a Plan A and a Plan B.

 

Go ahead, put your DVD of “2012” into the DVD player and lean back to watch the movie.

 

Again, Momma Earth is getting bad publicity from the “Doomsday Soothsayers.”By sunrise, some conman or con woman will have come up with another date for Doomsday.

 

Humanity’s Favorite

Doom And Gloom” Story

 

Without Humanity’s Favorite “Doom and Gloom” Story major sections of the global economy would suffer “The Holy Men And Holy Women Of The World Would Have To Get Real Jobs To Earn A Living.”

 

After centuries of parasitic storytelling, “Don’t expect them all to jump up at once to go out and get real ‘elbow grease’ and ‘sweat of the brow’ jobs. They can continue to rest comfortable on their backsides because the old ‘End Of The World Story’ is just “too good” to ever go away.

 

In the “Fear Of The Unknown Column” there is that microscopic fear that one day – “God The Father” – might just of had enough and starts tossing out “The Number 12 Lightning Bolts” right and left.

 

Zap ! Giant man salt shaker ! Zap ! Giant woman salt shaker !

 

Zap ! Zap ! Zap ! Giant Dead Salt Sea !

 

Wait, God has already done those numbers. After 21 Centuries, no doubt, he still has some Nuclear Number 12 Lightning Bolts to wreak out some havoc that has yet to be documented.

 

Is “The Big Boss Man” or “The Big Boss Woman” going to go “Planetary Postal” ?

 

Not likely. Pick up a newspaper and look at the headlines.

 

Another day of terrorism, rape, murder, crime, corruption,war, pain, suffering, hate and general discontent of humanity on planet Earth.

 

After centuries of controversy, conflict, calamity and catastrophe, God knows what to expect from mankind. Not much.

 

He isn’t going to waste time cleansing the world, when people simply need to “Grow Up” and act like evolved individuals.

 

Why should God destroy one of his best life creations just because the spoiled brats of earth don’t know how to play with their toys in the global living rooms of the planet ?”

 

Too Good A Story To Let Go Of

 

Besides, “The End Of The World” is a great story and movie idea. It is too good an idea for citizens of the world to “sluff off.”

 

End Of The World movies always provides a “Genesis” for a new film maker to make a name for himself or herself as a director.

 

End Of The World is always an “In the beginning” at the box office for a movie studios box office receipts.

 

America’s 1970s Cold War End Of The World Nuclear Annihilation movies were like blades of grass because they were everywhere.

 

While one Nuclear Winter End Of The World movie was on the screen in theaters, others were being shot in Hollywood back lots as soon as scripts could be written, actors could be hired and cameras loaded with film.

 

The population of the world could not seem to get enough of “The Global Suicide Story”

 

Four Horsemen Supreme Mythology

 

The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse is a timeless classic.

 

All a modern writer or storyteller has to do is change something like use four horse women, put the four heroes or heroines on camels,caribou, motorcycles or use four super human people or four angels.

 

Since some places in the Orient have a hangup on the number “Four” you change the number to 3, 5, 6, 10, 12 or some non-four number.

 

The writer or storyteller puts his or her “spin” on the basic story and you have a comedy, a fantasy, a drama or whatever type of script or manuscript that the writer was going for.

 

Do a really “burn the midnight oil job” on the story and don’t be surprised if the “spinoff” becomes a religion.

 

Fear Of The Unknown

 

The End Of The World is too good a story for Citizens Of The World to ever let go of. The story helps people to face their “Fear Of The Unknown.”

 

You take the basic human “Fear” of “Death” and you put it up on “The Big Screen” in Panavision, Technicolor, surround sound and watch “Poor Old Planet Earth Come Apart For The Umpteenth Time.”

 

A big box of buttered popcorn and a huge soda, in hand, you get to watch the world disappear in your lifetime. You do not have to run and scream into the night as burning chunks of meteors blaze down out of the sky on top of your head.

 

Of course, the “Hercules hero” or the “Athena heroine” is usually suppose to show up in the nick of time to scratch Atlas’ shoulder blade and keep the earth in place in space.

 

No need to fear your death. Death comes when Death comes.

 

We all live; we all die. Life is a natural process.

 

The End Of The World comes for us all.

 

Enjoy your life !

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“ Should I Join The Military ? ” Editorial

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The Samuel E. Warren Jr.’s

Should I Enlist In The Military ? “ Editorial

 

Salute Your Military Veteran

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

A young man or woman, who reaches “the age of enlistment” has a decision to make: “Should I join the military ?”

 

Only you can make that decision.

 

I guarantee you “military service” will change your life.

 

Your mother loves you and brought you into this world, so Mom will “Pray” that you don’t enlist because people die in War. It is to be expected that your Mom would prefer you choose another line of work.

 

Everyone forgets “civilians”, the ordinary citizens of the world also happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and also die in War. War is an event that does not “check I. D.s” or decides only “people in uniform” can die in War.

 

Your father loves you and, probably, would prefer you to choose a different job. Unfortunately, for “Dear Ole’ Dad”, centuries of world history have embodied the “Macho Mythology” that a man is suppose to live for War.

 

Horsefeathers !”

 

No one lives for War.

 

War is an event that ends lives in the blink of an eye, leaves land in rubble and contributes to generations of negative emotions, “hard feelings,” suspicion, and in some cases “down right hate.”

 

Your father will find it hard to express his emotions and views on whether he believes you should or should not “join the military.”

 

But, even if your father never finds the words – look in his eyes. Respect is a virtue that shines out through the eyes.

 

Family members will all have an opinion about whether you should “enlist.” Be polite and courteous and listen to their words, which reveals their feelings.

 

Friends will tell you their “fad of the moment reaction.” Throughout world history there are times when the perspective of military service or a military career is popular or unpopular.

 

The Vietnam War was extremely unpopular so the military was called, “The American Military Industrial Complex.”

 

And, “The Draft” made sure enlistment age men did not have to make the decision; the decision was made for them by the politicians of government. You either reported for military service or you went to Canada, Mexico or ran the risk of being sent to jail. No choice.

 

The Gulf War was a popular War. United States Government politicians learned a “War has to be marketed.” The advertising campaign worked. Enthusiasm, adrenaline and patriotism had young Americans lining up to “die for oil”.

 

Global governments can remain dependent on oil – the “Dead Dinosaur Stew.” No one has to think about the War cost of human life, in terms of, “Marines Per Gallon.”

 

Youth to middle age is the “Time Of Life About Passion” and your decisions are made to reflect the “heat of passion” and “to live in the moment.” Youth is about optimism, hope and idealism. Youth is the passion to want and work for a better world.

 

Middle age and older is the reality that Life is about paying bills, buying groceries and raising kids. Middle age means you learn to temper the passion of youth with the reality of daily life and the practical responsibilities that come with it.

 

In the United States Armed Forces the traditional term of enlistment is four years. A lot can happen in your life in four years.

 

You can join the military in “Peace time,” but, War doesn’t use a day planner. War can happen at any time. If you are on active duty or the reserves, when War begins. . .”Here are your orders. Get your gear and report to the flight line.”

 

In making your decision to join the military, forget what your girlfriend or boyfriend has to say. Unless, you are walking down the aisle and, then, into the military recruiter’s office to raise your right hand.

 

A girlfriend or boyfriend’s opinion means “Nothing” because you can change your mind about the person and end the relationship at any time.

 

A “new husband” or a “new wife” is a opinion that you should listen to about your consideration to join the military and the decision to enlist or accept a commission, if it sounds like that person is going to stand beside you and share your life.

 

In the United States Armed Forces, a spouse is as much on active duty as the military member because “Uncle Sam’s” decisions will affect the both of you.

 

Uncle Sam ain’t a family man.

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The mission of the government and the military always comes first.

 

If you want to be the best Little League Coach In United States History and influence generations of little bat swingers and base runners, then, pursue your dream, but: Stay Home. Don’t enlist.

 

The Real World military is not some silly baseball, basketball, football, soccer or golf game; it is a serious,professional calling that saves lives and carries forward a nation’s domestic and foreign policy in no uncertain terms.

 

At the end of the day, it will be you, who signs your signature on the forms and raises your right hand to recite the oath of military service.

 

I joined the United States Air Force because I needed a job.

 

I had been a professional “college student” long enough. I had taken the courses I needed and the “underwater basket weaving” courses that I found interesting. I still didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with “MY” Life.

 

I wanted to make a positive difference in the world.

 

I could never imagine “Mr. Warren” teaching history at Galena High School in Galena, Missouri.

 

Teaching history was never going to put me in the history books alongside General MacArthur or General Patton.

 

Mark Twain had already done the Missouri writer, author and newspaperman routine.

 

Missourian Walter Cronkite was still doing the “CBS Evening News” at the time and as a newsman ranked up there right alongside the president of the United States and all world leaders when it came to being an “international celebrity.”

 

Cronkite’s “credibility” as a newsman and a human being put him shoulder to shoulder with the pope.

 

Like all young men and women, I wanted my shot to help change the world.

 

It is nice to think someday some bored teenager is going to be looking at a photo of you in a history book and scoff, “What did you ever do that was so great ?”

 

All the great jobs and wonderful slots in history had already been taken when I decided to go “eyeball to eyeball with the world.”

 

Missourian General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing had already become the highest ranking American General after General George Washington, so, earning a place in US History or Military History would not be easy.

 

The reality is “Every man or woman, who earns the honor to wear their nation’s military uniform becomes a world leader, even if no one ever publishes their life story or pictures of the person in a history book. Day to day, military service has you carrying out tasks that carry your nation’s policies forward into making a positive change in the world.”

 

Everyone who wears a military uniform and works on behalf of their nation is a world leader.

 

If I were to walk into a room with the Queen of England, the pope, a president, a prime minister and a person in uniform. I would be respectful and polite to the people in the room. I would go to “The G.I.”, the person in uniform to talk and socialize because a military person is a unique person, who has a definite view and understanding of life.

 

The G.I., understands that life is about nobility, honor, credibility, loyalty and hard work. The G.I., understands courage and patriotism are virtues inscribed in your DNA and those virtues have to be lived and not taught or talked about.

 

A G.I., hopes to live long enough to tell “war stories” to his grand kids, but realizes Warribbon_small2 is the event that might require him or her to sacrifice his or her life for their fellow man.

 

Your choice to enlist in the military or accept a commission has to be your choice because it will affect your life from the day you enter “boot camp” until the day they fold and present the flag to your next of kin.

 

AIRMAN FIRST CLASS RANK_resizedA beautiful busty redhead United States Air Force buck sergeant once told an enthusiastic, gungho, flag-waving patriotic, energetic, Airman Warren, “Sam, you were born a civilian. The day will come when you take off the uniform and return to civilian Life.”

 

I grinned, “Not me.”

 

Time has proven we were both right.

 

I did retire from active duty and returned to civilian life – “Officially.”

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I no longer put on the “blue suit” each day. I love to misplace my razor and go for days without shaving. Sometimes, I even take my time strolling into a barber shop for a hair cut.

 

Airman Warren was also right in his youthful arrogance and passion.

 

Staff Sergeant Warren did officially retire. Staff Sergeant Warren returned to “civilian life” and got accustomed to being called, “Mr. Warren,” or “Sam.”

 

But, after a career of military service, you never “truly” return to “civilian life” because you gain an international perspective of Life.

 

You realize Ramon Q. Saldana Jr., of Barangay Baras, Leyte, Republic of the Philippines works hard for his children and wants them to have a good life, while you know that Brenda Martin, of Abesville, Missouri, United States of America is still going to college and working at making her place in the world for a happy and successful life.

 

In the Family Of Humankind we are all related. A national policy of “Isolationism” is unrealistic – Thanks to World War II, which proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that no matter where you are in the world, War can find you.

 

Back in Missouri, I would hear friends remark, “American foreign aid is a dumb policy. We should keep that money here at home.” Money is like water; it has to move. When water stands in a hole, it stagnates and breeds mosquitoes, which carry disease.

 

The Message Of Money

 

When money stays in a bank and doesn’t move, it stagnates and breeds hostility among the citizens, who need the money for their businesses, pay their mortgages, car payments, buy groceries and pay their electric and water bills.

 

Eventually, Citizens get tired of reluctant banks and some citizens decide to carry guns to “liberate” the funds of banks and get the money moving.

 

I read an interview with a famous American bank robber and the interviewer asked, “Why do you rob banks ?”

 

That is where the money is,” replied the robber.

 

American foreign aid recognizes that money has to circulate to keep the world in business at home and abroad.

 

People or banks, who sit on money are only kidding themselves because everyone on the planet affects someone around them and an ocean or a mountain is no longer a permanent barrier,

 

Effective Economics

 

An economic crisis in China will affect Americans in the Ozarks. Before my wife and I sold Warren Land in Missouri, one of those walnut logs from Stone County, Missouri had been selected to be shipped to China to be manufactured into a table.

 

The Occupy Wall Street” and “The Arab Spring” movements are over . . .for now. People are no longer content to be peasants. People, now, expect a decent living wage, and an acceptable standard of living.

 

Thanks to facebook, tumblr,Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Word Press, Blogger, Flickr, Picasa and the Internet – the world is now a neighborhood.

 

Real time communication allows people around the world to check on friends and family wherever they are on the planet, so breaking news is now only seconds or minutes from reaching people.

 

Citizens Of The World

 

No longer is a person just a citizen of their barangay, county, parish,province,state,republic, country or nation. Now, every citizen truly is a Citizen Of The World.

 

Governments are aware that the citizens no longer expect to be treated like children, who are given candy and told to sit in the corner, while the world moves on.

 

International and national change is an element of life. Change is not always welcomed and sometimes, even governments are reluctant to accept change. Change is not always gradual or peaceful, sometimes change becomes violent and War erupts.

 

A person can choose to join and serve in the military or they can just hope that War will not happen in their lifetime and that they will not end up getting “drafted.”

 

Peace Is Unstable

 

For the record, Peace is unstable. Periods of peace on the world stage are few and far between.

 

Until the day comes when Israel’s Arab neighbors are no longer trying to destroy Israel, the idea of world peace will remain a childish fairy tale.

 

When you take the time to read the news and think about Life, you will realize that now you have to have an “international perspective” that goes beyond your city, state or nation.

 

The G.I., can “retire” or get the “honorable discharge”, but, you never truly return to civilian life because you have changed and now realize that you see and understand the world differently than the “civilians” around you.

 

In retirement, you maybe an “ordinary citizen” again, but, your choice to serve in the military changed your life. Whether you realize it or not; you now know what is truly important to you in your life. You know and understand your personal values.

 

The Choice

 

What makes a retired G.I., different that the citizen beside him or her ? The choice.

 

Joining the military is never about “getting a job”, “payment of college tuition”, “free medical or dental care,” or any of the other bogus justifications that we rationalize to our minds.

 

The decision, “to serve”, means that you hear a calling in your heart or mind that tells you: “This Is Who You Are ! ”

 

Heroic Heritage

 

Anyone can put on a uniform or Halloween costume and pretend to be in the military.

 

A veteran or retiree knows what it means to “wear the uniform” and “do what has to be done” to be worthy to wear that uniform and honor the memories of the legions of men and women who have worn a variation of that uniform down through the centuries.

 

A military veteran, a military retiree, a military reservist, and a military man or woman on active duty are simply citizens, who understand the importance of standing up for what you believe and having the courage to wear a uniform that proclaims I will go anywhere, anytime to defend my right and your right to live our lives as we see fit.

 

Citizenship In Action

 

Your decision to join your nation’s military always has to be your decision.

 

Whatever nation you live in and are a citizen of, then, the honor to serve your country is never a responsibility to be taken lightly. You represent your government, but, your heart and soul should always rest shoulder to shoulder with your fellow citizens. The government signs the paycheck, but, the citizens pay the taxes that allow the government to pay the troops on duty.

 

For what it is worth, if you do decide to enlist or accept a commission of military service, then, you have the admiration of one retired American sergeant. I salute you.

 

Welcome To The Immortal Legion !

 

 

Samuel

Word Warrior Warren

 

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WAR ! The Reality Of Life World War I Anniversary Editorial

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Anniversary Of The End Of World War I

War !

The Reality Of Life

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French Soldiers At The Front  The French soldiers are in a trench in the woods of Hirtzbach, France June 16, 1917.

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

November 11, 2012 – Today is the Anniversary of The End of World War I. The important lesson of World War I is “The reality of War is a persistent fact of ALL human lives throughout your life on earth.”

 

World War I ended November 11, 1918 In the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour and at the eleventh minute. The reason why world leaders were so precise in their calculations to sign the formal documents to end this global war is because they really truly wanted this to be the Last War Of Humanity. Unfortunately, they forgot “Human Nature”, which mean people disagree and the major differences of opinion lead to War,” – Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

President Woodrow Wilson of the United States of America made a beautiful quote about, “World War I being the War to End All Wars.” He was wrong. The brilliant American Democrat forgot – human nature.

 

The Lesson Of Life In The Real World is Life. To live your life, you have to learn how to survive. The art of daily survival involves compromise. We learn at an early age how to live with our parents and in our local communities. By the time we are adults, we learn how to “compromise” to put aside our personal beliefs to earn a paycheck and make a living. Throughout life, we learn that “compromise” is a valuable tool to guarantee our daily survival. The major glitch is it only takes one man, one woman or one nation to throw a monkey wrench into “The Global System” and War emerges from the history books and into your Life.

 

All Wars Are Global

 

The Crucial Significance Of World War I is that it proved to every man, woman and child on planet earth, “War Is Global.”

 

War has always been global because the effects of a War in any nation of the world at any time is history is always felt in other nations. In the ancient world it simply took longer because there was not real time communication and efficient transportation systems.

 

What “shocked” the Citizens Of The World about World War I was “how quickly” the events in Europe exploded and involved people who had never even heard the word, “Austria.”

 

Sunday, June 28, 1914 – A completely unknown Serbo Croatian college student had two loaded firearms and shot a completely minor duchess and a completely minor archduke, who might not even ascended to a royal throne because of the issues of royalty and ascension to the throne in question.

 

The reason why the assassination of a relatively unimportant member of royalty by an unimportant college student spiraled quickly out of control came down to one word, “Treaty.”

 

The Hungarian archduke had been assassinated and Hungary turned to Austria to honor a treaty commitment. Austria honored their treaty commitment and invaded Serbia. Germany had a treaty commitment with Serbia. Germany honored her treaty commitment and invaded Belgium.

 

Nations and their empires really had no choices because “their hands were tied” with the treaty commitments, which forced “a military response.” Suddenly, all the nations “honoring” their commitments had grouped themselves into two major forces: “Allies” and “Central Powers.”

 

Weekend War

 

The Weekend War”, that began on a summer Sunday afternoon “wasted” more than 9 million lives with more than 70 million people in military uniform being “slaughtered”, and more than 60 million European military people were “murdered” in a senseless War because one college student, criminal, wannabe political terrorist shot and killed a relatively minor world leader, who was only in line for the throne because a cousin died and his father rejected the Hungarian throne.

 

There were important issues before the world leaders of the day of all the nations and empires, but, it was a “bungled” assassination attempt that “accidentally succeeded” because the archduke’s driver took a “wrong turn” and the college student recognized the royal couple and took advantage of the “accidental opportunity” to quickly “get his guns off.”

 

Insecurity Of National Security

 

The unimaginable death toll of World War I happened because nations for their own security had invested in War technologies that would protect their “National Security”, and the weapons worked so well that a majority of the globe’s infrastructure was destroyed along with millions of citizens.

 

World War I War Weapon

 

The tank made it’s debut during World War I. A global irony of World War I is the many empires had invested in weapons to protect their “National Security” and the fall-out from World War I lead to national revolutions and civil wars to where only the British Empire survived as an empire.

 

Today most global citizens will not observe the Anniversary Of The End Of World War I because “it is an old war” and “it happened so many years ago.” Turn on your TV and watch the evening news, if you see a tank in any of the video coverage, then, remember, that the “tank” was first used in World War I.

 

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical – NBC

 

NBC is an American television network, but, more importantly, NBC on a global scale are the letters that relate to “Nuclear, Biological and Chemical”, which are three major elements of War weapons that destroy human life in the blink of an eye.

 

While you watch the evening news, if there is video coverage of a War somewhere in the world, listen closely to find out if any type of “Poison Gas” was used on the victims.

 

World War I Austrian corporal Adolf Snickelgrubber was exposed to at least one and possibly more “poison gas attacks”, during World War II and by the start of World War II, he had changed his name to: “Adolf Hitler” and had started a War.

 

Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein used a biological or chemical “gas” weapon to “kill off” Kurdish citizens of Iraq.

 

Poison Gas, biological or chemical, is a World War I technology whose real time effect still trumps the Internet and all the real time communication and transportation developments of the world because the gas is breathed in or can enter through the pores of the skin.

 

Killing Kids

 

War requires humans to fight and often die. The longer a War goes on, the more lives are lost. The American Civil War allowed the rules about “enlistment age” to be lowered so that “teenagers” could be “drafted” or “enlisted” to fight in the War in the mid-1800s.

 

By World War I, nations simply “looked the other way.” All armies in World War I, called ironically, “The Great War,” used children soldiers and birth certificates, enlistment age and proof of age requirements were ignored for boys and girls as “manpower” was needed to wage the war.

 

Watch For War

 

Today, ever Citizen Of The World should celebrate The End Of World War I because it ended and the four years of suffering and dying stopped.

 

The Citizens Of The World should realize that World War I’s Daily Legacy is “A War Ends, But The Technology Lives On And Human Nature Will At Times Be Ready For War.”

 

Remember, the sergeant named Warren reminded you War is a reality of all human life. Enjoy your life. Enjoy Peace. But, remember, War is always just a heartbeat away. Rely on your common sense and daily survival skills because you never know, where in the world some twit is going to do something stupid that will ignite events that inflame a global War.

 

 

Happy End Of World War I.”

 

Sam

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Saint Michael On Duty In The P. I.

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Saint Michael On Duty In The P. I.

 

 

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

SAINT MICHAEL ON THE GROUND IN COUNTRY AND ON DUTY IN THE P.I. I

Saint  Michael, On The Ground, In Country and On Duty In The P.I. – Photo by Retired United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Samuel E. Warren Jr. – My wife, Christy Warren purchased this statue of Saint Michael The Archangel as a gift for me from the Holy Rosary Religious Store in Tacloban, City, Republic of the Philippines, March 13,2012.  Saint Michael The Archangel is known as The Patron Saint of all soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of all nation’s armed forces in peace and war.This Saint Michael is on the ground, in country, and on duty at my home in the Philippine Island of Leyte.  The coconut trees stand at attention against the blue skies of Barangay Baras.  Photo by Retired United States Air Force Public Affairs Staff Sergeant Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

I am not a religious man.

I am a spiritual man.

As a child, I always knew “There Is A God.”

There is a supernatural entity beyond humankind’s logical and scientific frame of references.

Everyone knows that “Angels Are The Messengers Of God.”

In paintings, books and movies I have always been attracted to The Military Angels Of God, even as a child.

I believe The Armed Forces Of God, like any professional military unit stands ready to carry out their objectives.

I believe that Saint Michael is the ranking “six-star” Commanding General Of Heaven, who oversees, directs and answers to his Supreme Commander-In-Chief.

As the Patron Saint Of Global Military Forces Saint Michael – I believe, there has never been a man or woman who joined the military or went into combat that Saint Michael did not know about.

The Seraphim, are “The Enlisted Angels” and they are “ on the ground” and “in the action” – they are responsible for being alongside their human counterparts. Seraphim as “Sergeant Angels,” know they are tasked to make sure the mission is completed.

I believe, in human combat, The Sergeant Angels are always alongside their human counterparts fighting “the good fight” to survive and obtain the objective. And, Saint Michael sword in hand is always on the field of battle, land, air and sea.

Since I believe that God Almighty has his standing Heavenly Armed Forces, I believe that Saint Michael and the other Archangels are the “Celestial Pentagon” that serves alongside humans in combat and on active duty in peacetime.

I believe that once a man or woman has donned a uniform of their nation to serve as a soldier, sailor, airmen or Marine, that the members of the Celestial Pentagon are always with them. Once that human veteran or military retiree goes off active duty, I believe, they remain on the Active Duty Roster Of The Celestial Pentagon until the human warrior retires his or her earthly life. “Once a G.I., Always a G.I., In Heaven, or On Earth “ – Samuel E. Warren Jr.

While everyone will not share my beliefs about God’s Armed Forces – that is alright. I have worn and served in my nation’s armed forces, so I have earned the right to my Military Angels Beliefs.

SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL STATUE PURCHASED AT THE HOLY ROSARY RELIGIOUS STORE IN TACLOBAN CITY PHILIPPINES

 

This Saint Michael The Archangel statue was created in Manila and shipped to the Holy Rosary Store in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines.  This statue is about four feet tall and the wing span of the sculpture is also about four feet.  Prices always fluctuate in all businesses, but on the day of purchase this sculpture cost 7,000 pesos.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

In the Philippine Islands, the sunshine, blue skies, coconut trees, and sapphire ocean waves are my Real World version of The Garden Of Eden. But, even in the P.I., you have to go about the daily matters of your life to earn a living and put food on the table. In the course of daily affairs in the barangay or in Tanauan or Tacloban City, my wife, Christy, often makes the time to stop by a church. The statues of Saint Michael always catches my eye.

A couple of weeks ago, when my wife, Christy,was shopping, near The Santo Nino Shrine in Tacloban City, we browsed the religious artifact vendors near the church and strolled along to the religious supply stores nearby. My eyes automatically scanned the religious merchandise and my eyes always “lock on” to the statues of Saint Michael from the smallest to the biggest statue. After all, a G.I. Always Recognizes Another G.I., In Uniform Or Out.

 

 

 

 

Christy had noticed me intently studying the colors, artistic composition,sculpture, and craftsmanship of all the Saint Michael statues and listened as I asked the saleswoman, “Do you have any Saint Michael SMALL SAINT MICHAEL STATUEmedals ?”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – Christy, Marife, Ninoy and I strolled into the Holy Rosary Store in Tacloban City. My eyes widened when the smiling salesman walked past me carrying the large Saint Michael statue and I watched Christy takes the pesos from her wallet to pay for the statue.

This small Saint Michael statue is about 10 inches tall and has an approximate wing span of about 7 inches.  The size of this statue would allow it to ride on an automobile dashboard or to be sat on a dresser.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

In the Real World, when a general or admiral walks into a room, the modern day warrior rises out of protocol and respect. At home, I rearranged things to give Saint Michael, his place of honor. A senior military commander, officer or NCO, should always be treated with honor and respect. Since the statue of Saint Michael represents a Heavenly Host Commander and the Ultimate Armed Forces, it was only appropriate to find the statue the proper “Command Post.”

My Saint Michael statue arrived with “Permanent Change Of Station” orders to go “PCS” to my home. This General Saint Michael is now “On Duty” in my home, which in a military literary sense, makes my home a “Base Of Operations,” for Saint Michael. I trust that the general will watch over this old soldier and his family. I believe, Saint Michael is now “In Position” to watch over any of my nieces and nephews, who may answer their nation’s call to don the uniform and serve their country, on land, in flight in the air, and afloat on the sea.

“Present Arms !”

SALUTE 001A

“Order Arms !”

“Hoo-rah !”

 

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