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by jonah jones / July 6, 2004 8:35 PM PDT

(Please proof read this, I've tried, but as I see the reasons for the slang
to appeal to the "Old Hats, it might be somewhat strange to others. It's an
old soldiers perspective on things now, ****)

I often wonder what has become of the Country I once knew? and then find it
is in a wonderous place in a faraway time, that the maps have been lost to
show the way back.

This Wonderous place is simply a childs understanding from a veiled point
of view, now the Jodies have taken over the world. Nah, Jodie's not a
person, rather an ideal, Jodie is the personification of greed and all the
ills we detest, the factory forman who gets away with nepotism, or the
banker who cheats you through legal means, or the restuarant quick food
joint cook, who messes up your order out of laziness. Jodie is the jerk who
got the girl you wanted, beats her every weekend, in a drunken rage, and she
loves it (She is called a Janie).
Jodie is a name the Drill Sargent used to tell you to grow up, and get
through things, so you could go back home and beat hell out of him, just for
One of the hardest things any soldier can do is put all on the line, and go
home to those who only care about what's the color of the neighbor who is
moving in next door, or whats on TV, or going to the mall to check out the
babe's.(Then they wonder what the big deal is for you, and how much you make
it, in otherwords, what's the angle?)
You not only grow up, you grow away too.
When in the "Field", whether in Combat or just in training, when you look
around at your fellow soldiers, you asses their strengths and abilities , to
understand what you'll have to cover better, it sure is not to decide if
they are the right color or religeon, and best avoid the ones who seem
athiest, as
they'll get you killed when it gets hairy, because at some point, when all
is nuts, they break. Can't have someone around who might run, and
blustering is a dead givaway.
I've found those who really care too much, like moral objectors to
violence, or more likely to sacrafice their lives in an effort to save
someone, and need watching after, but its comforting to know theyll put it
all on the line to pull your fat out of the fire.
We old soldiers need to step up, and make the new guys a place to come home
to, before the Jodies spoil it for them. The Jodies of the world cannot
comprehend what it is, nor even care, the real world is alien to them, but
rest assured the Jodies and Janies are forever attempting to change all the
world to their
point of view.
Can't have noisy airplanes or war games, as it will interfere with their
jams on thier fancy cars with base cannons. Or might slow them down on the
freeway if a Military Convoy is seen, cant have that, besides the strange
color is not matching to their new earth tone homes, cant have that.
Cant speak militarese, as it might insult some old bitty, because they are
hard of hearing, and might hear it wrong, oh, and lets not forget how all
think in the mall, that Military Personell are depraved sex monsters.
In the camp where I trained when first in, they had signs in town,
Dogs and Gi's keep off the grass.
Yup, the Jodies are much stronger now, so we must take more effort to bring
our Heros into at least small enclaves of understanding, or at some near
point, no one will be willing to step up, then saying "I told you so" will
leave a very bitter taste indeed.
One last thing, say a prayer for our protectors in uniform, they need all
the help they can get, both in harms way, and from the Jodies here.

**** *. ******

U.S. Army

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