Friday, June 02, 2006

Is Your Will Broken? I Can Help

Have you been reading or hearing lately, that your will is broken -- your will to support the war on terrorism? Did it come as a surprise to you? It came as surprise to me, too.

Are you getting sick of people pronouncing how weak-willed you are? Me, too.

I don't know who these assclowns have been talking to, but they haven't been talking to anyone I know.

I'm sure there are some weak-willed people among us and a few whose will is broken -- always has been, always will be.

Pardon me, while I address them:

Yo! you broken/weak-willed weenies. What is it exactly that has broken/weakened your will?

Is your work place about 6,000 miles from home, give or take a thousand?

Do you rarely, if ever, get a break from work, except when you're sleeping? And even as you sleep, do the occasional mortar rounds or rockets impact in your backyard?

When your work day ends, do you go home to a tent rather than the comfort of your house or apartment?

Are the outside daytime temperatures in your neck of the woods about 120º? (add about 30º if you're in an armored vehicle-- are you in an armored vehicle?).

Do you get chilled at night, chilled enough to make your teeth chatter -- even though it might be 75º?

Do sand and dust get in everything -- your eyes, your nose, your shoes/boots, your clothes?

Do you sleep in a sleeping bag on a small cot? On the ground?

Do you have little to no time for yourself -- even when doing the 3 S's (shit, shower and shave)?

Are you eating MREs?

Anything stopping you from: jumping in your car and going for a drive? A leisurely walk in the park? Going to a ballgame? The lake? The beach? Or just being lazy and lying in bed all morning reading the Sunday papers?

Have you been away from your loved ones -- your children, your wife or husband, your parents, your brothers and sisters, your girlfriend or boyfriend -- for months? Have you been away from them for a year?

Does the media -- ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, etc, etc -- distort what your work is all about? Do they incessantly report the "bad", but rarely, if ever, report the good things?

Do you have half the country doubting your ability to do your job?

Are there people that want to kill you any way that they can? Do you live with that 24 hours a day?

Have you lost buddies at work? Have you seen them die? Held them as they died? Have you seen your buddies wounded? Have you been wounded yourself?

Is home days and days...weeks and weeks...months and months away?

If you answered NO to most or all of those questions, then WHAT IS YOUR FUCKING PROBLEM?

Why do I ask? Because most of our soldiers and marines can answer YES to almost every question that I just asked you and their will is STRONG!

In fact, if you suggested otherwise to them, they'd be inclined to kick your pathetic broken/weak-willed ass!

Got that?

So shape up! Be an American!

Give thanks for your many blessings. And get down on your knees at night and pray that you can live up to the ideals which our brave men and women are fighting and bleeding and dying for.

If you can't shape up, then shut the fuck up ... and stay out of the way. Ya fuckin' weenies!


GM Roper said...

Damn, I've not checked your site for a while... It is so great to see you blogging again.

GM Roper said...

Forgot to say that this was a great post.

And I had to go make sure you were still on my Highly Recommended Reading blogroll... you are!

MerryMadMonk said...

GM -- you are too kind. Thanks. You're an inspiration to a lot of people. I look forward to listening to your show on Wide Awakes Radio (

Alabama said...

Amen Merry Mad Monk!!! Well said. And you can come up here anytime. I met basil already don't ya know?!

MerryMadMonk said...

Alabama -- I read about it at basil's and followed the links. Might be up at NASA/Redstone end of July. If so, I'll hollar.

Alabama said...

Cool. Shoot me an email at and I'll send along my number.