I know that we are supposed to be all agog and genuflect when someone wearing combat fatigues goes through an airport, but let’s get real for a moment. By the way, there is no reason why military personnel should be flying on civilian flights dressed in battle fatigues and work uniforms. It is as absurd as a doctor flying in scrubs or a fireman traveling with his uniform.
To those that were in the military, because he had to, all left basic training wearing our uniform because we wanted to impress our parents and high school friends. We rarely wore uniforms off base, even in Viet Nam.
The US military of 2015 is a mercenary army. They are hired guns and paid contractors. No one put a gun to their head and said they had to enlist. The US military no longer has the credibility as being representative of American society. That dissipated when selective service ended. The ending was IMHO a huge error, but the politicians and the professional lifers in The Pentagon wanted it that way because it gave them better control and less scrutiny by the public.
To those in the military that do not like the Commander in Chief, too bad. Quit and get another job.
Thank you for your service and don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
All The Best
THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.
My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.
At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.
An elephant never forgets.
Deuce, 21 June 2018