So... I guess it's change if you are filling your cabinet with a bunch of people from the last Democratic Presidency. I mean, you know it's a change from the people who are there now right?
I first learned this back in the summer/fall of 1990 as a young Private. I remember the power of saying these words then, when we thundered them across the GA swamps in unison at our Drill Sergeant's direction. We felt indestructible, and that we would gladly die defending every word of the creed. 18 years later I am sitting at Camp Ripley going through the motions of being a Sergeant because I have "Been there, done that" and getting a bit tired of the Monotony. Then my 20 soldiers spontaneously erupt into the creed and I find myself joining them. When we were finished, well I won't say we were crying , we don't do that, but there were definetly tightened throats and swollen hearts. Even our 1st Sergeant, meanest, toughest, roughest, son-of a-bitch in the company could only nod and walk away.I am the infantry.
powerful stuff.....powerful stuff.
I am my country's strength in war,her deterent in peace.
I am the heart of the fight--wherever,whenever.
I carry America's faith and honor against her enemies.
I am the Queen of Battle.
I am what my country expects me to be--the best trained soldier in the world.
In the race for victory,I am swift,determined,and courageous,armed with a fierce will to win.
Never will I fail my country's trust.
Always I fight on--through the foe,to the objective,to triumph over all.
If necessary,I fight to my death.
By my steadfast courage,I have won 200 years of freedom.
I yield not--
to superior odds,
for I am mentally tough,physically strong,and morally straight.
I forsake not--
my sacred duty.
I am relentless,
I am always there,
now and forever.
I AM THE INFANTRY!
As in, be accountable for your own God Damn actions for a change people! I am so sick and tired of this mindset that we are falling in to. THOSE rules don't apply to me, I am special, it's not my fault I can't... etc.
I was called to today by a man from Primerica Financial Services, apparently affiliated with Citi. He called because he found my resume on-line and was interested in my experience as a leader in the Military. He went on to tell me that the company is looking to expand her in the area and looking to open up 60 more offices, etc... When I asked what they did he said they provide financial services to consumers from "the side of the consumers" rather than the larger institutions and what not. It didn't matter to him that I know nothing of finance things as he stated the company would train us and that they find they get a "better quality" of people when they go outside mainstream financial areas. He wants to meet with me at the office in Maplewood and talk more about it on Monday night.
It seems very odd to me that a company that deal with money/finances would recruit like this.
What do you all think? Esp Mistress Hypoxia.
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want -- good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you. Or, if you don't want to post it, but want a memory from me, say so at the end of your comment and I'll reply with one. But consider posting. It's fun to see what comes up. Yeah that's right. I ripped this off from Roy batty's log.