I can take a deep breath now and let out a huge sigh of relief. I have been informally informed that I am no longer “dangerous”. It appears that tactic has failed, and since I am still here, and still typing I guess they have to try a new tactic.
I am going bald and at times fall behind on my haircut schedule. This may give me a “bozo the clown” hairstyle, but do not let that interfere with serious nature of the subjects that are discussed here.
I am concerned about the future stability of my Country. I am concerned about the future stability of my pension, my pay, and my health insurance. I do not consider discussions on these matters, laughable, funny or anywhere approaching the realm of a joke.
Now that it has been determined that I am no longer dangerous, I am trying to figure out which part of this is now “laughable”. Is it laughable that certain Union Leaders are conducting our business in a dishonorable fashion? Is that the funny part? How about the demise and downfall of the US dollar, you know the little green backs we use to buy EVERYTHING we need to survive, is that the funny part? Wait, I got it, it must be the part where our own members have to make motions, to FORCE our Union Leaders to give us access to the rules that govern our meetings, that must be the hilarious part. Maybe it is the part where the AFL CIO and our union leaders are standing with the enemies of a free America, you know the socialist, communist, and anarchist. The very people many of us joined the military to oppose. It must be hilarious now that guys who have actually been in combat in the service of their country are now being told by their union leadership to stand with the very people trying to destroy our Country. Excuse me for not thinking that’s funny. I must have lost my sense of humor over on the horn of Africa when I was serving my Country. Wait a minute, no I didn’t because there are some things I think are funny.
What I find laughable is my leadership’s inability to refute what I am saying in these posts. Maybe if they did that, then we could all laugh together. What I find laughable is the predictable and petty tactics used against me by my own leadership.
I find it laughable when my union leaders take the time to concern themselves with what stickers I have on my turnout locker. I find it laughable when my union leaders say “brotherhood”.
You see, I used to be on the executive board of my union, I led our Union Honor Guard for 10 years, I stood shoulder to shoulder with these men for 14 years, I supported them, they supported me, until I had the audacity to disagree. Once I did that, we found out exactly how “cheaply” that “brotherhood” was disregarded.
When this newest tactic runs it course, I will still be standing here, I will still be speaking, can we then talk openly and honestly about these things?