That is rich, literally! I mean, mostly it was the rich who got out of heading over to Vietnam to get killed or sprayed with Agent Orange while using ‘liquid fire'(napalm) on the innocent Vietnamese.
Now enters Donald Trump, a screaming and a wailing for a massive military parade to honor the U.S. military. So, now that he can no longer get drafted, this draft dodging coward wants to honor the very military that he refused to be drafted into since he claimed four college deferments and one ‘heel spur’ deferment. My! My! My! Yep, mostly it is the idle rich who could get away with avoiding any kind of ‘unpleasantness’ that might get in the way of their living a lavish lifestyle at the expense of the poor.
How it even makes sense that this draft dodger actually became the Commander-In-Chief of the very military he fought, tooth and nail, to never have to serve in, should just be beyond the realm of understanding on any level. The claim is that Draft-Dodger-In-Chief, Donald Trump, witnessed a French military parade and suddenly developed this nostalgic idea. It had to be nostalgia right? I mean, since he almost served, but thanks to four college deferments and a heel spur, he didn’t have to? Right?
The Draft-Dodger-In-Chief did not get hit with a ton of deep, unrelenting shame over the fact that his non-existent heel spur got him out of going to fight in a war for love of country. Oh, no, never that! France was hosting a military parade while Trump looked on and voila! The idea just suddenly popped into Tweet Brain Trump, better known on Twitter as Dim Tweet Trump who, despite the logistics and cost of hosting this type of parade, is remaining insistent that this military parade should come to pass. The rest of the world should get a clue of how bad ass America’s military is. Newsflash! The rest of the world is very much aware of the U.S. military especially seeing as how there are over 700 military bases stationed all across this planet and Americans are most definitely aware of the U.S. military since we pay ‘mightily’ for that military through our tax dollars to the detriment of our roads and bridges, environment, food and water and safety net programs.
Here’s an idea! Since billionaire, Draft-Dodger-In-Chief, Donald Trump, wants a military parade so bad, present him with an estimated bill for this military parade and tell him that he will be responsible for this extravaganza and see how fast his enthusiasm dries up. It will dry up almost as fast as his enthusiasm for love of country dried up upon expecting to receive his draft papers. College was just too good to be true at a time when it was most needed and then when that no longer served its purpose, enter ‘heel spur’. I am quite sure that many poor men who were drafted wished they had known just how easy it would be to get their names erased off the draft list if they had just ‘developed’ a heel spur and so could lie back and enjoy the good life of having some other poor schmuck fill in for them.
What a difference in the treatment Muhammad Ali received when he refused to be drafted. Muhammad Ali was stripped of his world heavyweight title for refusing to join the army in 1967, his boxing license was suspended during his peak years for boxing, he was arrested, convicted by ‘no jury of his peers’, but by an ‘all-white’ jury and jailed for refusing to get drafted based on religious reasons. Muhammad Ali stated that, “The draft is about white people sending Black people to fight yellow people to protect a country they stole from the red people,” and “The real enemy of my people is here (in America). I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people, they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for four hundred years.”
I have much respect for Muhammad Ali for standing up for his beliefs while Donald Trump’s only belief was that he was just too rich and white and important to have his worthless hide sent over to Vietnam to die and for what? Certainly not for love of country by ‘virtue’ of military service because if he ‘loved his country’, no heel spur or college education could have kept him from insisting that he be sent to fight in Vietnam. And yet, this draft dodger, with the most dangerous and deadly disease ever to exist, ‘heel spur’ disease, would go on to eventually become the Commander-In-Chief of the very military that he was scared too shitless to be drafted into. This Draft-Dodger-In-Chief, Donald Trump, goes beyond hypocritical when espousing on how much reverence he has for the very military of which he insisted that a heel spur must keep him out of. How in the world can that draft dodger look himself in the mirror if he had one ounce of shame, guilt or embarrassment and yet, he exudes nothing but bravado when speaking of the U.S. military as if it it actually has personal meaning to him.
We should ALL have died from the sheer shame of it, the shame of having a draft-dodger as Commander-In-Chief of the most murdering and depraved military on the face of this planet! And yet, we have no shame because not one word has been said about how much of an atrocity it is that this coward, who was so hellbent on never seeing a day of military service, actually feigned a piddling little medical diagnosis just to get out of doing so after having exhausted all college deferments, IS the Commander-In-Chief of that very same military.
Donald Trump’s ‘dedicated NON service’ to his country reads as follows:
Back in 1968, at the age of 22, Donald J. Trump seemed the picture of health.
He stood 6 feet 2 inches with an athletic build; had played football, tennis and squash; and was taking up golf. His medical history was unblemished, aside from a routine appendectomy when he was 10.
But after he graduated from college in the spring of 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that would change his path: bone spurs in his heels.
The [heel spur] diagnosis resulted in a coveted 1-Y medical deferment that fall, exempting him from military service as the United States was undertaking huge troop deployments to Southeast Asia, inducting about 300,000 men into the military that year.
The deferment was one of five Mr. Trump received during Vietnam. The others were for education.
That was then!
Today, well now, that’s another story!
[Draft Dodger-In-Chief], Donald Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
Of course, Donald Trump is supportive of the military NOW! Yes indeed, all the rich white hypocrites, along with the biggest rich white hypocrite of all, the Draft Dodger-In-Chief, Donald J. Trump, can now press for the urgency of a military parade so that they can all express smug satisfaction over the fact that they, like Donald Trump, received deferments instead of draft notifications and so did not put their life on the line for a country built on the premise that “All men are created equal.” What a load of bullshit! Those who have don’t have to fight. Those who have not, have to fight! And you can be a draft dodger and still get to enjoy the status of Commander-In-Chief of the U.S. military, if you’re white, that is.
Ain’t life grand for the rich white man?!