With Memorial Day just around the corner, I have to bring attention to a specific type of game some terrible people are playing. There have been videos in circulation of imposters, guys who are putting on the service uniforms of our brothers and sisters at arms, and attempting to benefit from it.
To an American patriot, a former service member like myself, this is one of the most insulting acts an individual could commit. Especially when that dirt bag’s views represent something that is completely out of line with what those who have died for this nation actually represent. This is the worst kind of insult. This level of disrespect is simply astonishing, not surprising, but astonishing.
Spending time in West Virginia for Armed Forces’ day this past weekend, I met some real patriots. As I stood on the stage, and delivered my speech, I looked out into the audience, and I saw true, honest to God, America loving patriots. As we drove through the small town of Logan, I saw street upon street named after servicemen and women who have lost their lives fighting for this great nation. The town is covered with billboards stating, “We support our veterans.” Seeing all this appreciation makes my heart swell with pride, while the thought of some loser, impersonating what these great men and women have done for the U.S.A makes me sick.
I’m not here to call for violence. However, I won’t tell you not to kick the crap out of these people should you ever cross paths with them. I’m just saying. I mean, people slip, fall and land on fist and kicks all the time. People accidentally get a foot shoved up their ass all the time. It happens; these are common, household, everyday accidents. It’s a dangerous world out there.
No, I’m not calling for an ass whooping, that wouldn’t be very Christian of me, would it? What I am calling for is vigilance.
Keep an eye out for people like this, and should you see one of them, put them on blast. Make sure they pay for their own drinks, make sure they don’t get comped into any establishments, and give them a piece of your mind. However, no violence, remember, violence is bad and can get you put in jail. Just make sure that no one gives them any freebies or respect for their lies.
Most of you have seen the videos, one of the most infamous ones being the disgusting toad that did a selfie like video, probably from his mother’s basement while still in his spider man underwear. That guy appears to enjoy the attention he gets from this. He responds to the posts, all the while hiding behind his spidey panties and the computer. He is a special kind of disgusting, one that actually enjoys the anger directed at him. I find it humorous that he feels so anonymous. Perhaps big boy is in another country?
Maybe he’s surrounded by like minded freaks? I don’t know, but I look forward to the day that I read a post that “the infamous, toad, youtube soldier impersonator caught a well deserved roughing up.”
Forgive my rant, but stay vigilant, and if you see this man, or any other impersonator, please give them my gratitude.
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