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June 30, 2022

The Morning Report — 6/30/22


Good morning, kids. Thursday and just like that 2022 is half over. I want to start off today with a story that at first glance might not seem relevant to what's going on but IMHO is connected directly and profoundly. Yesterday, a man named Hershel "Woody" Williams passed away at the age of 98. Some of you may recognize his name while, sadly, far too many in this country do not.

The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR to CORPORAL HERSHEL W. WILLIAMS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE for service as set forth in the following CITATION:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Demolition Sergeant serving with the First Battalion, Twenty-First Marines, Third Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Island, 23 February 1945. Quick to volunteer his services when our tanks were maneuvering vainly to open a lane for the infantry through the network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines and black, volcanic sands, Corporal Williams daringly went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machine-gun fire from the unyielding positions. Covered only by four riflemen, he fought desperately for four hours under terrific enemy small-arms fire and repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flame throwers, struggling back, frequently to the rear of hostile emplacements, to wipe out one position after another. On one occasion he daringly mounted a pillbox to insert the nozzle of his flame thrower through the air vent, kill the occupants and silence the gun; on another he grimly charged enemy riflemen who attempted to stop him with bayonets and destroyed them with a burst of flame from his weapon. His unyielding determination and extraordinary heroism in the face of ruthless enemy resistance were directly instrumental in neutralizing one of the most fanatically defended Japanese strong points encountered by his regiment and aided in enabling his company to reach its' [sic] objective. Corporal Williams' aggressive fighting spirit and valiant devotion to duty throughout this fiercely contested action sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service

I can't imagine what he and every other person who survived hell on earth to preserve the future for their kids and grandkids must have felt seeing their sacrifices pissed away to spawn the very same tyranny right here at home that they shed blood to defeat. Woody Williams was the last surviving World War Two era Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and has now passed into history. Along with those of us who either know or don't know his story, there are those who are hell bent on erasing it altogether. Why? Because the tiniest spark of the American spirit that exists in an ocean of totalitarian darkness poses an existential threat to their power. George Orwell said, "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

Replacement theory is more than just importing millions of aliens from other countries and cultures and intentionally not assimilating them. It's lobotomizing our heritage, history and culture — our collective memory — and replacing it with something completely alien, antithetical and completely false. Given the state of academia in this country, when the last World War 2 veteran passes into history, or even when people like me already approaching senior citizen status go, the words Omaha Beach, Peleliu and Einsatzgruppen along with the Gettysburg Address and "shall not be infringed" will be complete gibberish to our children and grandchildren. That is, if the "Disinformation Governance Board," even allows them to be uttered at all under penalty of a fine or imprisonment or both. Worse, our children and our grandchildren acting as the eyes and ears of the regime to report seditious and treasonous "hate speech."

Not having children wasn't a conscious choice on my part but just the way things turned out in my personal life. Given the trajectory of this country and the world since 9/11, I am grateful for that. It's bad enough they would have to suffer in an America turned into a socialist police state, but the thought of them becoming an enthusiastic part of the ruling elite is just too hateful to contemplate.

Hail and farewell to Hershel "Woody" Williams. Here's hoping that his spirit still lives on in the generations that he and so many others sacrificed for. I think it does.

RIP and Semper Fi.

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