Yes, I have had a look at the FBI. The Federal Bureau of Investigation. G-Men. Up close and personal.(I have to take a break here and say evening prayers called Compline. I shall return to finish this blog.
When I was about 11 I was in 4-H. Now this was more of an urban 4-H, but they still had the same idea: what kind of a career would you like to follow when you becom an adult. To that end we got the occasional tour of some sort of enterprise, like a sugar plant (they smell bad) or an electrical generating station (coal powered in those days and very hot) We even went to one of the not ubiquitus McDonalds where the manager showed us how the turned a potato-an actual potato that came out of a gunny sack, in french fries, and how the hamburgers were made, individually with a little burger press that gave then a even size, thickness and consistency.
Then there was the really cool stuff! The Denver FBI office!
That was the days of the g-men and J,Edgar Hoover, and Efrem Zimblist Junior on the FBI TV show every Sunday night. I think pretty much everybody watched that.
What was so cool about the FBI? Well they caught the kidnappers and the bad guys who robbed banks and armored cars and stuff like that. And they were all honest and clean cut. They all had buzz cuts, and they went after gangsters andthey had this guy at the very tip top who had taken over this listless useless agerncy back 9n the twenties and turned it into the most respected and the most honest law enforcement agencies in the world, on a par with Scotland Yard and Sherlock Holmes. But that night we went the coolest part was the weapons vaults. They had guns you wouldn’t believe: Thompson submachine guns, a Browning Automatic Rifle, hand guns, rifles, one of this little Derringers, same single shot type used to murder lincoln. Hell they even had a couple of hand grenades and a bazooka. Oh. And they fingerprinted us.
Oh yeah, did I mention all of those spies? Spies everywhere, stealing nuclear secrets and communications stuff and radar and, well no point in going on.
The top dog (In washington, not the Denver field office) was prancing around in a pink frock while the agents were allowing the soviet union (mostly) to steal us blind. Banks were being robbed Missile secrets were flowing out, submarine plans. And when the man in the pink frock passed away everyone breathed a sigh of relief because he had had the dirt on every single politician and political appointee in this country. Oh he ran the Bureau like a military unit and if he didn’t like you he would see you shipped off to Omaha. But now he was dead,m his funeral was over and everyone could breathe a sigh of relief.
(Full Disclosure. I applied for a job at the FBI. Not as an agent. I also applied for a job at the Department of State as a communications and coding clerk. I did not get either job. Getting the earlier job in the Army was fairly non-competitive,
Now the bureau could really get to work. They could spy on John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and are probably still spying on Ringo. They could spy on anyone and, so it now seems, they can spy on political candidates they do not like and even better, they can make up “information” and “leak it” to the press as if it were real.
And while they are doing this their favorite dimwit candidate, who probably can’t tie his own shows and they are feeding him information? real and faked information, trying to throw the election his way. And of course their way. They no longer care about the rule of law ibn America. All they care about is take that guy of the street and throw him in prison. Rendition. Screw the courts just dump him. or her.
Then there was that stage “full” of “generals and Admirals and Medal of Honor Winners ” behind Trump (I only counted ten-I guess the others didn’t return since the last time he put them on display. Probably made them Puke).
I live the smirking and the nods when he said he guessed thed didn’t want to work for “Her”.
Well none of you men have any guts. None of you have any Honor and none of you have any balls and none of you have the right to sit there and smirk like a bunch of jack-asses with a corncob up your butt.
When you took your oath, whether as an enlisted man, a officer or an FBI agent you swore to defend the Constitution and right now you would see it destroyed,l forever because you are to cowardly to work for a woman.
Remember, in this country-and I know this because I took that same oath-we take the oath that culminates at the top of the Chain of Command, and that doesn’t say a damned thing about it being held by a man or a woman. You, we, swear to obey the president of the United States, and nothing in that wording say a name, a gender, and get used to it boys because one day that office will be held by a gay man or woman.
Suck it up. Right now and regain your honor. Otherwise you will die with none and be buried with none.