No, don't look away. Meet the thousand-yard stare of 23-year old Marine Sergeant Tyler Vargas Andrews. He was hit in the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport on 8/26 and lost an arm and a leg. Twenty-nine surgeries later, his GoFundMe is still $30k dollars short of their goal. Please help if you're able: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-sergeant-tyler-family-fund
You're supposed to forget all about Afghanistan. Forget the 13 Brave soldiers who died. Forget the wounded, especially double amputee Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Well, Americans have dug in their heels. We refuse to forget. We refuse to say, "Shucks. How unfortunate. Well, better luck next time."
And the Marines who served in Afghanistan during those last few months of chaos are speaking out. Brutally, viciously, profanely, honestly, anonymously.
These are their stories in their words.
You thought you knew how bad it was? Oh, Honey, you ain't heard nothin' yet.
Ever since the hamfisted and blunderingly obvious theft of the 2020 Presidential Election, some of the more bombastic and hyperbolic patriots have been blowing off steam, shooting off their mouths and talking stupid $hit on social media about "altering and abolishing," in the spirit of the American Revolution.
While Patriots' reverence for God-given life has, of course, prevented any actual violence (except by BLM and Antifa), c'mon, folks. Really!?! Your hyperbole set it up on a tee and Nancy Pelosi and Antifa knocked it outta the park...committing actual violence on January 6th they then projected onto Peaceful Patriots (who tried to stop them from behaving violently!).
Both big-mouthed Patriots and Pelosi erred by assuming that violence is the whole kit-and-kaboodle of our Founding Fathers' legacy. Perhaps that's because all we really know about them is the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.
Oh! We couldn't be more wrong!
Recently, my research into the pre-Declaration of Independence era of American history has impressed upon me the incredible peacefulness, patience, diplomacy, long-suffering and arms-only-as-a-last-resort ethics of our Founding Fathers.
By not taking up arms anywhere against anyone, Patriots and President Trump are following in the Founding Fathers' footsteps. Just like them, we are restoring these United States of America from the ground up just as our Founding Fathers built her in the 1700s: person by person, heart by heart, soul by soul, legislature by legislature, state by state. From dog-catcher to Senator, America is being slowly and steadily re-instilled with the MAGA spirit of our Founding Fathers.
If this is The Plan, and I believe it is, then our Founding Fathers are looking down from Heaven and smiling.
On Election Day, it was our dearest wish, our fondest dream, our fervent prayer to see our beloved and duly re-elected President Trump remain in the White House. It's where he belongs. He looks good in the Oval Office and the Oval Office looks good on him. It's just...right!
What if our dream had come true?
What if the deluge of legitimate Trump votes had again overwhelmed the Democrat's cheating as they did in 2016 and President Trump had remained in the White House? What then?
Would we have realized Camelot as we expected or could Trump's oddly cheerful and gracious decamp from the White House to Mar-a-Lago on January 20th actually be a blessing in disguise?
The answer may surprise you!
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