Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I just watched your show and despite the Governments attempt to confuse the issue at hand and clog the courts with more witch hunts, so as to avoid their OWN prosecution, I would like to volunteer to start reporting the child abusers and violators.
Please pay careful attention because this is a FACTUAL list.(With a LONG line of witnesses and victims that would be more than willing to come forward...if they HONESTLY had someone to come forward to)
FIRST AND FOREMOST:
1. Children's Aid - (especially dealing with Native children)
2. The POLICE of EVERY city across Canada.
3. A great many JUDGES that currently sit in power.
4. A HUGE number of politicians BOTH Foreign and Domestic.
5. Calvin Kline.
6. The GAP.
7. ALL those SPAM emails I get to look at "hot young girls"...(I'll stop emptying that folder and start forwarding it instead).
8. Etc.Etc. Etc.
Now, could you please ask the authorities (they don't LISTEN to me) to REALLY put a dent in CHILD ABUSE by tracing the CREDIT CARDS to the people GETTING the money for MAKING the porn, instead of JUST tracing the credit card of the people who merely BOUGHT it, and are really only harming themselves. At internet cafes, I'll do searches to find whatever KIDS can find(I don't have a credit card, nor I.D. that PROVES how old I AM...which makes me a child as far as the computer is concerned and you should SEE what's online FREE for any eyes).
Personally, I've witnessed Victoria's cops threatening much too young girls (most are homeless) with being arrested, if they don't agree to a "Pat Down" - I think they call it; "Copping a feel."
I pretended to take their picture (batteries were dead...But they didn't know that), and the cops left them alone. The girls came up to thank me for saving them (on that day at least), and told me what was happening.
I've already tried to report it, but was unable to find an "honest cop" to take the report. Then I couldn't find an "honest NEWS source" that would report it. So now, against all odds, I'll report it to you..and then I'll report to the people, that I reported it to you if nothing is done.
If you would like to do some ACTUAL in depth research on this issue yourself, and not take my word for it, you can start with what's already been SOMEWHAT reported (check youtube for starters). There are offending officers that are already going BACK to duty...instead of JAIL.
Thank you for your consideration and helping ALL my children.
your humble servant,
ancient clown -- Honourary King of the PoorVoice of the Children...Leader of the MeekCommander and Chief : The Armies of Light.
This is also a list of people to whom I sent this letter. As I've not had any responses, nor acknowledgment from any of these same people...perhaps YOU could send them your own message, or to whomever you feel NEEDS to get it, requesting a FULL, OPENLY DETAILED investigation:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, AlGore@algore.com, Dion.S@parl.gc.ca
Thursday, November 29, 2007
where their lack of understanding the spiritual world, never once gets in their way of exposing the TRUTH that "makes up" the material world.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Remembering Remembrance Day
We waged a war to not live that way
A war we won or so they say
But looking around all I see is dismay.
They killed alot of people but what did they win
They still live their lives in corruption and sin
Telling their lies to let evil back in
Refusing to rise and so let it begin.
They still kill the martyrs that witness to GOD
They still ignore prophets dismissed with a nod
They still war on the poor and onward they trod
Justifying all in the name of God.
Yet Cain still kills Abel
With all the cards on the table
Though this way is unstable
They still lay the cable.
With this thinking my mind starts to sway
I think the point missed on living that way
"The war to end all wars"; I've heard them say
But is that what's remembered this Remembrance Day.
Seemingly not as wars continue still
And all of life's problems can be fixed with a pill
And even the children have learned how to kill
But all of this is just run of the mill.
Then deep inside I start to grin
As I recognize the journey's within
With nothing to stop me once I begin
And all of life's puzzles start to fit in.
With hope I speak out that they hear what I say
And Listen closely to change their way
That they may avoid the 'End of Days'
And Remember that this Remembrance Day.
Friday, November 09, 2007
I'd hate to think that these rights have been removed as well. Afterall, I find it strange that this message below can be considered "Abusive Language" in light of the article itself, not to mention the already published comments of others.
Blessings Everyone: Strange that George Bush can bring about the murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children with his RACIST words like "Terrorists" which he continually utters in PUBLIC, and he STILL gets to be on TV...but DOG says a now popularized (by rap culture) word in PRIVATE and loses his show. Personally, I've been walking down the street and had a black gentleman, who was on the phone to his friend as I walked by say; "Yo Bro, that nigger looked just like Jesus."
We are ONE.
I can only guess that TRUTH is now officially considered 'ABUSIVE LANGUAGE' in Canada as well as the United States.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Until we abolish slavery, not just on paper,
but in our hearts...none shall be FREE.
Until we abolish slavery, JUSTICE will never reign,
nor show it's face in our COURTS.
Until we abolish slavery, we are not ONE,
with LOVE and Creation.
Until we abolish slavery, EQUALITY shall be tipped,
by the most funds on the scale.
Until we abolish slavery, the rich shall continue,
to buy the rights to pollute the poor.
Until we abolish slavery...there's nothing worth saving the Earth for.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." ~ jimi Hendrix
Saturday, October 13, 2007
In TRUTH...it's just a tiny piece of PROOF of the 'massive amount' of police corruption, but let's laugh at it instead of doing anything about stopping it. Friends of mine, including myself, have been threatened, robbed, assaulted with deadly intent...David Arthur Johnson has more than enough PROOF of police torture, yet his Charter Challenge has been put off AGAIN, after already two years,(they keep hoping he'll die to avoid dealing with it)...the best part of this is NONE of the cops will EVER be charged with ANYTHING...EVEN if David wins.
This is what the homeless are REALLY saying
Friday, October 12, 2007
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007
The story of man going down the wrong path, with one day the possibility of finding the path of peace and love. What we are seeing around the world with wars, genocide, diseases, climate change such as global warming, and potential earth changes that have been foretold by many seers and indigenous peoples.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
I was hoping that, (in honour of my birthday), anyone and everyone that visits today & henceforth...shall PLEASE share the following post called; "Delayed Justice is Denied Justice" with 2 friends, and ask them to do the same...that we may end this 'Conspiracy of Silence' in Canada and the world, to destroy the propaganda that lures others to this corruption and slavery.
(below is a copy of a letter I sent to the United Nations today)
To ALL Whom This Concerns:
Violations abound by officials with little regard of consequences, for the people have nowhere but GOD to turn. You should ALL be ashamed at the extent that you have let things slide. Time and again, I have reached out on behalf of myself and others, only to be apathetically ignored by those who hold themselves in your position.
I have personally survived police death squad tactics in Canada, despite a clean record and prior 'awarded' military service in the Princess of Wales Own Regiment, as soon as I spoke out against the treatment of the poor in the cities of Canada, I became targeted by ALL policing agencies.
I have been kidnapped, held for 7 days without a phone call,(only after BOTH, a failed attempt on my life, and failure to have me committed), was also told I wouldn't be released until I plead guilty to either 'Resisting Arrest' or 'Obstruction of Justice'.
I did neither.
That was WAAAAAAY back in 2002-2003.
It's is STILL happening.
Perhaps you need a reminder of what the Declaration says;(I'll highlight in Indigo the ones violated DAILY)
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories." PREAMBLE
Article 8.(you are in violation of this one as well)
Friday, September 14, 2007
The courts are trying to prevent David Arthur Johnson's Charter Challenge from proceeding. Seems like a "no-brainer" to say you can't stop people from sleeping, but that's how corrupt things are...not only has it had to go to court in the first place, but now it's actually being prevented from being heard.
We need you to do something about this...
We need you to care about it.
Share this information...share this story.
Share the light.
"When we look at modern man we have to face a fact, that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to its scientific and technological abundance. We've learned to fly the air like birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk through earth as brothers and sisters."
-Martin Luther King Jr
Monday, September 10, 2007
History teaches that Columbus discovered America in 1492, even though there where already people there that had been trading with the Norse for a great many years prior to Columbus ever coming to those shores.
With this in mind, I thought I would teach History and Historians, that I discovered the Earth on Sept.17th 1966, when from the East, I was conceived unto a virgin, and even as the lightning flashes through the sky to the West, so was I born of Prophecy, and in secrecy, the 'Son of Man'.
Furthermore, as my journey through CHRIST for TRUTH led me to GOD, and with the name 'DANIEL' hidden within mine own, after I was annointed by GOD, I was given the inheritance of the EARTH to prepare it for the SON's return.
While I recognize that there are those who are not Children of GOD, but by their actions are the devil's children, they do not recognize the 'Sign of Jonah' and will not accept these FACTS as the TRUTHS they are, even in their retelling, but that does not stop it from being. I would point out the further phrases hidden within my name that spell it out clearly, so that maybe that may help and even they will understand...just a few examples would be; "ANNOINTED", "DANIEL", "VINE", "NOT AN EVIL CALL", "A LOVE CALL", "OWN ALL NATIVE LAND", "ALL CROWN LAND", "I OWN ALL LAND", "I OWN ALL WATER", "LAND OWNER", "VATICAN LANDOWNER", "ANCIENT WARD". "ANCIENT WORLD", "ANCIENT LORD".
And this is what you've allowed and done to it:
I think if you take a moment of Empathy, you can FEEL for yourself how wrong this is and why it might upset not just me...But GOD. I would have the liars who claim ownership of GOD'S creation understand that their time is at an end and STOP all they are doing, surrender, abandon man's rule and return to GOD's LAW.
You have until your last breath to change your FATE and live for your DESTINY, but I would not advise waiting until your next breath to do it, as it may not be coming...Otherwise, you will be headed here...
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Thank you for keeping me poor
Otherwise I might be just like you
Thank you for keeping me poor
Otherwise I might lose my Kingdom too.
Thank you for keeping me poor
Otherwise I might be just like you
Thank you for keeping me poor
Otherwise I might lose my Kingdom too.
Otherwise I might be just like you
Thank you for keeping me poor
Otherwise I might lose my Kingdom too.
Thank you for keeping me poor
Otherwise I might be just like you.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
However you will not find a single dictionary that says; "See 'Witness'", to get an accurate definition of the word.
Instead they will define it as; "A person who has been tortured or killed rather than deny their religious beliefs." Some dictionaries even go so far as to say "Christian", instead of just "Religious" beliefs. Most will not even give you the root of the word, but only the definition of what society does to the witness, which is FACTUALLY another word altogether.
We have often heard the phrase; "Don't be a martyr." which really just means; "Don't be a witness to the TRUTH."
If we were being honest in what we say, we would have the "Martyr Protection Program", or the "Martyr Relocation Program", but society doesn't want people to witness the TRUTH because society itself is built upon lies. So it defines the "witnesses" as going through unspeakable horrors of torture and even death should they speak the TRUTH to scare people into thinking that being a MARTYR is a BAD THING...after all...nobody wants to be a MARTYR.
Yet GOD is...as I AM.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
...please keep in mind, this is a 'no-budget production'.
And now on with the show...got your popcorn?
Saturday, July 07, 2007
The Children of Abraham
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
"I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word. I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you do what you have heard from your father."
"If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do the things Abraham did. As it is, you are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. You are doing the things your own father does."
The Children of the Devil
"If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
Though today is the 7th day of the 7th month in a year ending in 7. I tell you now that the day to be aware of is the 8th day of the 8th month this year. This is the day when the trial of forgiveness ends and the sword shall begin to cut the other way. Those who have already been warned will not be able to say they did not hear...only that they did not listen. As for the above writings, are they not the same coming from me today as they where 2000 yrs ago?
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Visit these links and see the TRUE state your country is in.
This Time Last Year.
What's Wrong here
your humble servant,
Monday, June 18, 2007
Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.
Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.
The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
They are as follows:
1 Cor. 14:6
1 Sam. 16:7
(King James Version listed above, but you can look up whatever version you need.) Share it with your priests, ministers, rabbi's of whatever name you use for the religeous leaders of the ONE GOD, The MIGHTY ONE, Father of Abraham & Mother of all creation. Tell them 'The Reminder' sent you.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?"
And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
I'm advising that people like Rev. Al Tysick pay special attention to this one
These words are not MINE OWN.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
more on this coming...I would have had it up by now except the local community library here won't let me...it's all FREE to do, but they have denied access to do it. Just another small example of how the POOR are being denied freedom of information and expression.
Hopefully this will end soon.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
As I attempted to inform a SGT. of the abuses committed against the poor here in Victoria and across Canada, he scoffed at me.
A few minutes later, as I sat under a tree playing my guitar for smiles...it began to rain and continued to do so until shortly after the parade ended and then it stopped...Of course, being under a tree while playing music, I was kept dry.
I even asked some of these soldiers later, as they walked by me, if they understood the irony of GOD raining on their parade...NO!
They did not!!!
P.W.O.R. stands for "Princess of Wales Own Regiment", of which I was once a member and even received an AWARD for "Best Section". (Me so vain).
It would be a lie to say I was on the front lines of any battlefield, but it would be safe to say I was in the trenches in the war of Pride & Prejudice.
It would also be a lie to say I was ever in combat against another nation or race of men, but it would be safe to say I was in continual combat with those who would strip you of your 'free will' and 'thinking for yourself'.
In the spirit of all this worldwide war-mongering, and the constant bombardment of "War Stories", I felt inspired to share one of mine own.
This story has no fancy title as it is just a faint re-collection of a past life, (Based on true events).
It was 05:30,(5:30 am) and we were preparing for P.T.(physical training). Everyone was geared up to go because today we had a day off. The last few days of training had been grueling, but today, after breakfast, we were free to go.
Everything seemed to be going accordingly. Even the guys who usually lag behind, and you hope you don't get paired with because you know you'll end up carrying and trust me, they don't lag behind because they're light & skinny or in shape...But you don't leave a man behind, period.
Yes, even they had an extra bounce to their step that kept them off our shoulders far beyond where they usually rested. Even still, things are not always as they seem, for unbeknownst to me, a far greater burden would soon befall me. A test of 'self', valor and virtue.
The surprise came after breakfast, we were informed another unit would be joining us for the next few days, and volunteers would be needed to help put up extra bunks in the barracks. Now being the helpful kinda guy I AM, I join the first few meagre volunteers, which would be an apt description of the quantity, if not the quality. That is until the Sarge(SGT) reminded everyone that more will make it quicker and 3/4 of the unit now stood with us...Plus a few "EXTRA" volunteers who first laughed at the thought.
Then the shoe dropped.
"Clown, since you were so quick to volunteer, you are now in command of these men. Is that clear?", he barked.
"Yes SGT" I barked back.
"Good, now get over here.", he ordered.
It was a good number for the space and work required, more would have made it clumsy and crowded. Most of the guys, even the ones who didn't like me, didn't mind me being in charge because I didn't play favorites or spare myself from the task at hand. I rebuked those who deserved it and rewarded those likewise, so any loyalties I'd earned were never taken advantage of...So I double-timed it (ran very fast) over to him as he walked away. After a few paces he stopped to face me and in a quieter voice, gave me my orders.
"Now Clown, listen up. All the bunks have already been off-loaded at the barracks. The mattresses have been piled in the open corner inside and the frames are stacked outside."
Then the other shoe drops.
"The first thing that gets done is a complete dismantling of the Rec. area you have in the back corner. Is that clear?" He asked.
"Yes SGT" I begrudgingly replied. I knew this wasn't going to go over well.
"I mean it Redford", he continued with his stern look.
He called me 'Redford' because every one of us 'grunts' had been given nicknames until we earned our place. Most, like the short guy with a seemingly long neck who was tagged "E.T.", or "B.J." the guy with big lips, were not so complimentary. However, I'd made it known that the only reason I was joining the military was so I could get money and training, so I could then afford to get out of my little village and go to collage to study being an actor/stuntman. So when they tagged me 'Redford', I was very aware it wasn't meant as a compliment, but rather a stab at my dreams. Standing beside "Pottsy Webor" however, I accepted it with honor and a shot of determination.
"I want to make sure we are clear about this", the Sarge's voice taking on a more serious tone. "There will be no creative ways out. From this point on, that Rec. area is completely dismantled, FIRST & FOREMOST. Now are we clear about this Redford?"
The reason he kept asking, was not because I'd shown a tendency to not follow orders as they were given. Quite the opposite. In fact, I would break down those orders, so that they were followed to the 'WORD'. This caused them great pains in wording those orders so that I would not be able to bend them to my will.
"Crystal Clear SGT." I replied, letting him know the job would be done.
"Excellent Redford. That's what I like to hear." A bounce returning to his speech.
"Now get those men in there and outta there, so they can enjoy their day off...no screwing around, they've earned it." He turned and walked away.
I had a mission before me I was none to happy about, but this was the military, not "Mission Impossible". There was no choice here, just do it. So I rallied the men around me, which also consisted of a few women, but in this man's ARMY, we are all called men. Any comparisons to ladies is completely derogatory. Not that I'm trying to give the impression they are a bunch of macho, sexist, bullying conformists. That's just the way it is...or was anyway.
All that aside, I gave the men the 'Bad News' about the Rec. area first & foremost. Hoping that after being dis-heartened, because we scavenged and built it ourselves, I could still use our 'Day Off' to re-inspire and motivate them.
It worked. The 'Day Off' was so highly anticipated it over-shadowed the loss of our make-shift recreational area at the back of the barracks. Though to be honest, I think they were also surprised we'd been able to get away with it this long, so it was also to be expected. I had no idea me real test was yet to come. Again, they would try to break me.
Regardless, everyone was still pumped and things again seemed to be working smoothly. The Rec area had been dismantled, first and foremost, giving us the needed space. There was no grumbling nor in-fighting, no bickering nor cheap shots...Because just like in hockey when cowards attack, the ref doesn't see the action and judges the re-action as the aggression.
Today, all that had been put aside and everyone was working as a single, harmonious unit. We back filled the now open area. Pushed the existing bunks closer together creating more room at the front, where our dwindling mattress supply lay as a disappearing barrier to freedom.
Things were progressing in a most expeditious manner, when someone from the outside decided they wanted to throw a wrench into our plans of escape. A Master Corporal (MCPL) comes into our barracks all full of vigor and demands to know;
"Who's in charge here."
As I AM, I say; "I AM."
He notices I'm a private (pte), and questions me;
"There are corporals in this unit private, why are you in charge?"
"Because I AM." I respond simply.
He then informs me, that although we are over 3/4 of the way done, the orders have been changed and these bunks are now to come back down. He then looks me straight in the eye and asks me;
"Do you understand these new orders?"
To which I replied; "Yes Master Corporal."
"Good" he says with a certain smugness.
"Then get these men to work and get it done."
This is when I did something you just don't do, I said;
"No, Master Corporal."
Everybody froze. Nobody moved, spoke or even breathed it seemed, for the silence was deafening. Everybody heard me, except the MCPL I guess, because he asked me to repeat myself.
"What did you just say?" he asked incredulously .
Now that I had his FULL attention, and to make sure I was clear, this time I looked him straight in the eye and a little slower said;
"No! Master Corporal!"
This set him off.
"Now you listen to me PRIVATE," emphasizing my lower rank. "I have been sent here from H.Q.(headquarters) and I'm a MASTER CORPORAL, giving you, a private, and your men, a direct order and I expect it carried out, or are you having some problem understanding me?"
At the end of this, he cocks his head to the side bringing his face up real close to mine, eyes glaring, nostrils flaring.
So I slowly cock my head to the same angle and again speak slowly;
"I think it is you who is having a problem understanding, Master Corporal."
With that he straightened up and pulled back in disbelief, (as I mentioned earlier, this kinda thing just isn't done), and I continued;
"So I'm going to explain it to help you." At this, I started moving and gesturing points home.
"This is the men's Day Off and they are here on a volunteer basis to get a job done, and I have been put in command to see that it gets done. You are a messenger from H.Q. and I don't care what your rank is, you are supposed to deliver that message to me...not my men. I have received that order, and I have said 'NO'."
"Now you can take a return message to H.Q. - If they have changed the orders of the day, they can change the men carrying them out, because my men didn't volunteer to be jerked around on their Day Off."
This put the MCPL in a stasis of shocked silence, so I continued.
"We can either finish the job, or I will dismiss the men." I told him, "Since there's some confusion about what's happening here, I AM, ordering the men on break until you get back. You want it done quick, you'd best BE quick."
At this, he tried to go around me and order the men directly, but I cut him off by saying;
"You do not have command of my men, I do. You have delivered your message and I have told you what to do with it, now get it done."
A last ditch, "I said, MOVE IT" came out of him.
I don't know if everybody was still in shock, or the ones that liked me, stood with me and the ones that didn't figured this would just get me deeper into...trouble, shall we say...Whatever it was, nobody moved.
The MCPL's eyes grew wide as his face flushed, his mouth became all screwed up and puckered, he then turned sharply on his heels and slammed the door behind him.
The sound of the door slamming echoed and hung in the air. Everybody was just looking around at each other, nobody was sure what to say or do, or what was going to happen next. Finally, one of the guys put voice to the question that was on everyone's mind, and with it, all eyes turned to me.
"What do we now?" he asked.
At first I wasn't sure what to say, until an amusing idea jumped up in front of me, so I shared it.
"Well I don't know about you guys, but I've ordered a break." I began walking to the front corner. " And I notice this pile of remaining mattresses are only about 6 feet away from those bunks." I begin pointing as I speak. "Which are now all closer together, and with enough head clearance to allow for some fun while we wait."
The men started to again look at each other, eyes widening, smiles spreading, as they caught on to where I was going with this...and they liked where I was going.
"Since I AM, in command, I will go first to test this theory."
I walked back about 5 bunks, climbed up top, and proceeded to run across them to the end, where I dove out into the air and landed with a loud 'FLUMP' in the pile of mattresses.
I barely got clear before the next 'FLUMP' was heard, and then the next.
As I got clear I could see the entire group was lined up for a 'GO'...and 'GO' we did...over & over again.
Until many 'GO's later, the door to the barracks opened again. This time it was followed by a loud "Ten HUT"(attention), given by the first one who noticed our new guest. Everybody quickly snapped to attention because this one didn't have stripes on his sleeves, he had bars on his collars...Two of them, both solidly the same size.
Again the demand for the person in charge was put forth and again I answered the call.
"Yes Captain, what can I do for you?", as I stepped out of line and to the front of the pack.
"What can you do for me?" he repeated, as though he couldn't believe my casual attitude.
"How about following the orders you were given?" he asked.
Since he asked, I answered.
"No offense sir, but NO sir."
Again with the "NO". As I mentioned, this was unprecedented in our unit. I may have bent a few orders in the past to fit my will, but nobody, not even I, had ever FLAT OUT REFUSED an order, especially coming from an officer. Here was a 'grunt', not even through basic training, telling a Captain; "NO".
This Captain, did not appreciate it one little bit. He tore a verbal strip off me and then continued up one side and down the other. I simply stood there at attention, staring straight ahead taking it, while the others were glad they weren't me.
He too finished off with; "Have I made myself CLEAR?"
"Perfectly sir", I replied. "Now I shall attempt to do the same."
At this point I physically move into an "at ease" position and make eye contact. A move I did not ask permission to make, but did anyway. He noticed my assertion and frowardness, causing him to take a step back. The men also noticed.
"These men are under my command." I stated as a matter of fact. Then over my shoulder, in a loud commanding voice I did give an order.
"At ease men." Again, without first asking permission.
I didn't know for sure if anyone would listen. I was hoping that with what we had already been through together, that if I stood by them, they would stand by me. If they didn't, it would be all over right then and there...But they did.
In the same unity we had worked with all morning, they simultaneously moved into a position that gave justification to my assertion.
"No disrespect meant to you sir." I continued. "But these men volunteered to help on their well earned day off and I refuse to abuse my men when they deserve to be rewarded...all because of a military SNAFU, or someone feels like power-tripping."
"Now if you ask any of my men, they will tell you I don't like to repeat myself, but as I'm not trying to be disrespectful and you haven't heard it from me yet...for you, I will." Then I did.
"I will give one of two orders to my men...Either to finish the orders they volunteered to do...Or, I shall dismiss them for the day, thank them for a great job and apologize to them for having the better part of their morning wasted on a lack of military intelligence. Then you can deal with me when I return from my leave."
A look of shock and disbelief covered the Captain's face. He was struck silent, so I continued.
"Now, you can take those options back to H.Q. and share them with whomever you deem necessary. I only hope you make it equally clear, those are the ONLY two options available. Until then, my men shall remain on break."
"Oh, and Captain" I added, "I have sought to be frugal with the men's time...I would appreciate if you observe the same courtesy."
The Captain was now taking on the expression of the MCPL just before he left. Eyes bulging, nostrils flaring, he too turned on his heels, but paused at the door, turning back to say;
"I'll be back in fifteen minutes and I better see some work being done and those bunks coming down...or else!!!" Then he too, slammed the door as he left.
Leaving as well an ominous feeling behind him, one of the guys pipes up a little sheepishly; "Now what do we do?"
"Deal with him when he gets back", I say this time. "We're on break remember?"
Then I peel through the crowd toward the launch bunks crying out; "I'm first."
Quickly followed by the others, the continual sound of "FLUMPS" shattered any ominous feelings remaining, being replaced by the sound of 'JOY'.
Sure enough, about 10-15 minutes later, who can tell how long exactly, with all that "FLUMPING" going on, another guest arrived...But it wasn't the Captain returning. It was a Corporal.
He said he'd been sent to inform us we were free to go.
With that bit of news, I gave a loud; "DISMISSED" and you have never seen a building emptied so fast as that day.
When I did get back from leave, my SGT. pulled me aside and told me I had been officially written up on my permanent record as having a "Bad Attitude" and "Not Respecting Authority" by the Captain, and that this would follow me for the rest of my life.
He also told me; "Officially, I'm supposed to reprimand you, but unofficially I've also spoken to some of the men and I thought you should know, today you gained the respect of your men, even the ones who didn't like you...That's not always easy to do."
Then he leaned in and said seriously; "Now listen close Redford."
"Yes SGT." I acknowledged.
"You were a 'BAD BOY'." and a smile broke across his face, "Now consider yourself reprimanded."
"Yes SGT." I said smiling back.
"Now get your butt back to the unit." he ordered.
"Yes SGT." I said as I double timed it out of there.
I chose this story for many reasons, most are self-evident...One being, that since I had this permanent mark on my record, some people might be interested in the story of how and why it got there. Please, keep in mind as well;
"Do not follow my example, merely the inspiration to follow the example as set by 'CHRIST'."
to follow my orders and
"Refuse to Abuse"
Saturday, May 05, 2007
What a wondrous GIFT this turned out to be. From this Bottomless Bag freely comes another 'Think' just when I think i know. Which i'm able to freely share with others...Thus i'm freed of ever thinking i know, cause truly, i only know i'm thinking.
In sharing with others, I AM, as a 'Reminder'...to help them understand...to think for themselves...to rise from their FATE and unfold their DESTINY.
For those who think they can stop them...for them too, i have another think coming.
For those who think, I AM, not able to help people understand, or that what has been shared with me has no 'net WORTH' in sharing...They too, shall have another think coming.
For those who think GOD would never pick one so lowly as me, who is but the humble son of a carpenter/wielder, a 'Lion from JUDAH', to cause them to look at their 'Self', to SEE who I AM...here is another think coming.
For those who think GOD does not LOVE them, nor have a purpose for them...there is another think coming.
For those who think that because they do not have the will to do it, there is no way to get it done...They get another think coming.
For those who think GOD is not aware of their true suffering...When they awaken, they will find another think coming.
For those who think there is no GOD, or think GOD's mercy in letting them BE is really an inability to STOP them...For them we must pray, for that might be their LAST think coming as the 'Sword of GOD' swings the 'other way', and JUSTICE is established on Earth, as it is in Heaven.
Even with our 'Last Breath' we are able to effect change and save ourselves, though it would not be wise to wait until our 'Next Breath' to do it...as it might not be coming.