First I’ll give you our background. My wife’s family is full of college athletes; soldiers; & engineers. She’s descended from a famous American & a line of lords. Cool. Then there’s my family. I’m directly descended from a long line of nights & lords. That’s the direct male line. I’m also descended from other lines of knights & lords. They tended to intermarry. From my moms side I’m descended from an ancient line of kings & a General. We also are littered with college athletes & a few pros. I could have easily played DI football & baseball. Track & DII basketball. But I was a nerd & quit sports for academics & art. Both our parents remarried. So three grandpas tell their stories. Nam airforce. Korean War officer. Ranger stories. My dad was also in Air Force in Korea. Fuck him. Ass hole threw me away. Ranger came late in my life but helped me. My childhood included endless hunting & fishing with vets from various wars. Plus my Native Americans in my moms family teaching me to track & live off the land. If it walks, crawls, flies, or swims there’s a good chance I’ve killed & eaten it. What’s funny I became a vegetarian for many yrs once grown. I never liked hunting. But I was great at it. I killed a deer with a spear as a boy. That’s not easy. So I tried to steer my kids toward academics & martial arts. My interests. They got into sports & were elite. But all chose to concentrate on academics. Now two want to be in the military. One the Air Force. The other wanted to be a Ranger & cop. I said hell no. They tried to push me into that Ranger shit. I know all about how Clinton dropped them in Somalia & left them without heavy backup. You can’t trust politicians who were too afraid to serve to order you into battle. That may anger some of you so let me explain. Special forces are just very fit dedicated warriors who will risk dangerous missions; & are great with weapons. I had a Ranger instructor training me for yrs. I’ve heard all the stories from all these vets. WWII to current. That was a high risk mission. Almost certain to go sideways. Special forces are the very sharp tip of a sword. Helps the blade get in faster & deeper. They can’t fight a war alone. We had heavy assets waiting to flood in if needed. Clinton gave orders they couldn’t go in without his approval. Political games. He put those troops there. He was the leader of the military. When the mission went south as most special forces missions do; they tried to call him. Fucker never could be reached. Probably off with a whore. So all they had were Hum Vees & Little Birds. That shit looks cool in a movie. But that was our most elite troops thrown out to dry. Made me glad I’d chose Air Force. My new wife stopped that. Three more months & I’d been on my way. If you take the right stuff & test well. I had. So anyhow my youngest listens to all this shit. Glory. Fuck that. It’s killing & trying not to be killed. It used to be heroic. Most modern Americans don’t give a shit if you die for their freedom. So I told him he can be a pilot; but not a Ranger. He said he was going to be a cop too. I said fuck no your not. We have them in the family too. Full disclosure. As I type this I have a loaded 45 by my pillow. An assault rifle by my bed I just touched. Dual swords over my bed on the wall (I’m lethal). A bullet proof vest; night vision goggles, & a combat helmet on my night stand. I’m always ready to jump out of bed & rock and roll. This is not the house to break into if you like breathing. Come thru my door or window you’d better have heavy back up cause I don’t ever miss. I can throw a can in the air & shoot it over & over with a pistol till empty. Then it falls to the ground. I can tap a quarter at 300 yds. I’m even better with swords. Families like mine feed the military. Americans don’t realize we have a small standing Army. Clinton federalized the Guards & downsized. So your guards who are supposed to be the backups left at home; are actually active army for foreign deployment now. See in a sudden large war we hunters were the immediate call ups to hold our borders till you pacifists could be rushed thru basic & handed rifles. Now we are the National Guard instead of backing them up. That’s poor strategy when other nations have giant standing militaries. I hear morons saying ban guns. Do that & you better start the draft back up so as to train the average joes. Otherwise we’d be fucked in a war. I’ve shot a rattle snake with a pistol from horseback. Killed another by throwing a knife thru it. Can you do that? Can you track animals? Make your own ammo; traps; etc. See the enemy has to account for people like me. Disarm us & then they just have to steam roll you. No offense but most of you are marshmallows without a clue. Don’t be offended. I’m no radical. I mostly vote liberal & support gay & women’s rights. But I’m highly trained. My whole family is. They start training us to be soldiers from birth it seems. I remember hunting at 5. So back to my point. My son wanted to be a cop. Are you watching TV. See all those people attacking cops? Cops make same starting salary & have same benefits as garbage men. I told him I’d rather he drive the trash truck. I said a majority of the population disrespects soldiers & hate cops. Yes; I want bad cops held accountable. But most cops get into the job to serve. But it’s a hard job. I don’t want my precious son out there as a target by leftist extremists & criminals for low pay to serve a society that would despise. Fuck that. He’s smart enough to be an engineer. Let the protestors kids be the cops. None of mine will. I tried to stop the military thing too. When they play the anthem that’s for my loved ones who are currently deployed. I grew up with some of them. For my deployed cousins kids. For my family who have fought in every war for this country since the Revolutionary War. If the majority of the population can’t get off their ass & hold hand to heart for a few moments to think them for risking their lives to keep you safe & free; then fuck you. Fuck those athletes that kneel during the anthem. They place themselves above men who are dying for them. Your a bad ass in the NBA or NFL making millions & kneeling huh. Walk up & slap me & I’ll prove your wrong. I’ll show you what a bad ass really is. So I don’t want my kids risking death for most of you. Because if they died you wouldn’t give a shit. So duck you. Spell check. I’m saying fuck. Anyways; grandpas have overwhelmed me. So two will apparently be pilots. Well; that beats being Rangers. At least the rest won’t. I’m trying to steer my youngest to the fire department. They mostly don’t get attacked by the radicals. That may sound rough but every time a war starts my loved ones go there. I get tired of hearing cowards here; & seeing rich athletes posing in knee to sell jerseys. Fuck them. Kneel before & after the anthem & I’ll kneel with you. But during it you can kiss my ass. A giant American flag has hung on a wall in our house for yrs. Frances Scott? was a slave owner. I’m fine with changing the song. But not the disrespect. Soldiers are deployed. Being shot at. Training. Dying. Get off your cowardly knees. LeBron wants to show he’s a tough guy? He’s already rich off shoes peddled to poor black kids. Go serve 3 yrs as a grunt in the Middle East Mr. James. Prove your a tuff guy. Without his body guards he’d run like a girl if a real man stood in front of him. Pretend courage. As a kid a man shot at me. I heard the bullet pass my ear. I pulled out my knife but a man was already shooting him. I watched the fucker die. Five mins later I was asleep. When the shit hits the brave are revealed. After 9/11 a member of the royal family went & fought for America. One NFL player answered the call. Pat was a hero. I heard a dumb ass try to say Colin CrapperDick is just as brave as Pat. Funny; haven’t seen him over in the deserts. Back in the past the athletes stepped up in wars. Today they hide here; bitch; & complain, while they live in mansions & wipe their asses with hundred dollar bills. If they want my respect they need to grow a pair. Sorry. I just get mad that my kids will soon be in uniform to defend fucks like that. I appreciate that my kids love so much they will go risk death to protect others. I don’t appreciate that those they defend are ass hats. In college when Somalia happened there were some classmates looking at pictures of US troops being desecrated & laughing. Socialists. I got up & gave a speech about cowards. About honor & sacrifice. I then asked them if any would like to go spar with me at my dojo. They all passed. Imagine that. Granted I was a 275 lb Adonis. Whew. My youngest was on & on about the Air Force yesterday. Then I watch the news & see the shits in the streets at night yet again. He’s going to risk his life for them?