I Am A Cancer Survivor, Which Does NOT Make Me A Hero.
While Enduring Cancer Treatment, for my own Sanity, I made the very CLEAR Decision to wake up early in the morning to start my day, no matter how tired and sick I felt.
If I Was Strong Enough To Force Myself Out Of Bed . . . That’s What I Did.
The First thing I did after getting out of bed, was throw on some grungy clothing, and head-out with Anne to Care for the Horses. I then went back into the House, took my Medications, had whatever I could digest for Breakfast, drank down my Coffee, then hit the shower, shaved, brushed my teeth, AND THEN PUT ON BUSINESS CLOTHING.
I WAS ABSOLUTELY DETERMINED . . . That no matter how badly I felt, I was NOT going to allow this Cancer and Treatment to Take Over My Life anymore than absolutely necessary. I knew that if I wanted to feel as good as I could, I should look as Presentable as I could.
I Remember One Late Morning . . . because I was feeling a bit woozy, I Walked from the Barn to the House, which was just a 75-Foot Distance, when after perhaps 35-Feet, I started to go down.
I CRAWLED the rest of the distance on my Hands and Knees, made my way into the House, Literally Crawled-Up to the Refrigerator, took a HIGH PROTEIN DRINK (Ensure), and made it to the bed before I Passed-Out.
As soon as I regained my strength . . . I WALKED Back to the Barn and Finished my Chores. THIS DIDN’T MAKE ME A HERO . . . It made me HUMAN, no less than so many other People whom I met while dealing with Cancer, who were also dealing with Cancer and Cancer Treatment in the Most Positive Ways They Could.
COMING TO WASHINGTON TO VOTE DIDN’T MAKE MCCAIN A HERO EITHER:
I feel NO SORRIER for John McCain’s Battle with Cancer, than I do for everyone who has to Battle this Horrid Disease, but John McCain is different than most Cancer Sufferers.
McCain is a VERY WEALTHY MAN, with the Full Force of the United States Government Standing with him, who has Forever lived a Charmed Life, with the exception of his Vietnam Days, which ALSO didn’t make him any MORE A HERO than the other 2.7-MILLION Americans who also served in Active Duty in Vietnam.
Being a POW in Vietnam, and surviving to tell the Tale, does NOT MAKE John McCain any more of a HERO than the 58,148-Americans who didn’t SURVIVE the war, who were killed in Vietnam . . . or the MORE than 300,000-Americans who were Physically Wounded in Vietnam, or the MILLIONS of American Service Men and Women who suffered Non Physical Wounds, also from being on Active Duty in Vietnam.
AND THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE:
PLEASE GIVE IT A REST & SAVE THE PITY PARTY . . .
John McCain was a War Hero, NO MORE AND NO LESS than all the other Millions Of American Vietnam War Heroes – EXCEPT . . . John McCain has been TRADING on his War Hero Status ever since he returned from Vietnam . . . which to me, being the SON OF A CANADIAN WWII WAR HERO, who came back home after 5-Years of Hell in Europe, MY DAD NEVER TRADED . . . NOT ONCE ON WHAT HE DID & WHAT HE SACRIFICED WHILE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM AGAINST THE NAZIS.
WHAT DID MCCAIN DO . . . THAT WAS SO GREAT FOR AMERICA AS A SENATOR?
If you can REALLY & HONESTLY ANSWER THAT QUESTION . . . You’ll be the Only One. John McCain went straight from the Navy in 1981 to the House in Congress in 1982. And in 1986, McCain went to the Senate . . .
SO THINK ABOUT THIS:
For The Past 36-Years Of John McCain’s Life . . . he enjoyed all the Benefits, Prestige, and Special Privileges one could ever imagine receiving while “serving” in the US Government . . . AND WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HANDING THE PRESIDENCY TO BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN 2008, what the Hell can John McCain point to, as him doing something extraordinary for his country, beyond his Service in Vietnam, which was no different than the other 2.7-Million Americans who served nonetheless?
SO . . . FOR MCCAIN TO BE RECEIVED AS SOME FORM OF CONQUERING HERO:
I listened to the ROARING, CHEERING & STANDING CROWD in the Senate, as McCain Arrived to Cast his Vote, as if America’s GREATEST EVER . . . FAVORITE-SON had stepped into the room to SAVE America . . . which ONLY Reinforced my Belief . . . THAT THE SWAMP IS AS PERVASIVE AS CANCER ITSELF.
AND THEN MCCAIN LET THE “FIRST AMENDMENT” HAVE IT WITH SCORN APLENTY:
“TO HELL WITH THEM!” . . . McCain Shouted with Disdain about People like me, Demeaning the things People like me say, write and do . . .
“Stop listening to the Bombastic Loudmouths on the Radio and Television and the Internet. TO HELL WITH THEM! They Don’t want Anything Done for the Public Good. OUR INCAPACITY IS THEIR LIVELIHOOD”.
AND THEN MCCAIN WENT ON TO SAY . . . About his own Government:
“THAT WE’RE GETTING NOTHING DONE”.
AND IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW HOW STUPID THE SENATORS ARE . . .
After Speaking of the Senate, TO THE SENATE, as if it were a USELESS GOVERNMENT PARIAH (which it is), the very people McCain was CRAPPING-ON, gave McCain YET Another Standing Ovation after his Speech was Done . . . You Can’t Even Begin To Explain Or Define This Level Of STUPID.
AND AS FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME . . .
By John McCain’s Own Definition . . . “THAT THE GOVERNMENT GETS NOTING DONE”, not that I need the approval of men like John McCain, it Nonetheless gives ABSOLUTE Approbation for People like me, WHO PUT THE FEET OF THE GOVERNMENT TO THE FIRE, as perhaps the Last Sharp-End Of The First Amendment Spear.
THE PEOPLE HAVE NO NEED OF MEN & WOMEN LIKE JOHN MCCAIN . . .
BUT IF THE PEOPLE . . . Really want to PRESERVE their Rights and Freedoms, all of us NEED those who are in the Words of John McCain . . . “The Bombastic Loudmouths On The Radio And Television And The Internet”.
LET ME JUST REMIND YOU OF ANOTHER SO-CALLED “GREAT” SENATOR:
Ted Kennedy, who was a Drunk, Philanderer, Womanizer, and MURDERER, who ABANDONED a Young Woman while she was Drowning in the Senator’s Car after a Night of God Only Knows What, because Kennedy DID NOTHING TO HELP SAVE Mary Jo Kopechne, so he could preserve his PUBLIC RELATIONS REPUTATION AS A KENNEDY & SENATOR HEADING FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.
THIS PIECE OF WALKING & BREATHING LEFTIST EXCREMENT . . . known to his Senate Ass-Kisser Buddies as . . . “The Lion Of The Senate”, was also Given A Standing Ovation When He Too Was Confirmed As A Victim Of Cancer Before He Finally Succumbed, when in July of 2008, Kennedy . . . Weakened by Brain Cancer, just like McCain, came to the Senate to Deliver a Crucial Vote on Senior Healthcare.
Afterwards . . . None Other Than Harry Reid Said Of Kennedy – “Senator Kennedy Showed again Today why he is so Beloved in our Senate Family, Why he is the Model of Public Service and an American Icon”.
Not Bad About A Drunk, Philandering, Womanizing, Murderer . . .
Make No Mistake About It . . . Think Government – Think Swamp.
Best Regards . . . The Bombastic Loudmouth – Howard Galganov