AT Ease! Rest…
I am not a religious man, but I do study religion. I am gonna start out this safety brief sounding a bit like a preacher… because apparently, some people who wear the uniform of this great nation think that it is all a big joke – and that solemnity is passé. So, I will start with Ezekiel 25:17 –
“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”
Well – no, not really. That was QT’s version. The real 25:17 is much shorter.
“And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.”
Either way it applies. The nonsense during solemn ceremonies needs to stop. If you want to reenlist in an unusual place, or have a special person perform the ceremony – its all good. But bringing your fucking dino-puppet, and playing Jeff Dunham is not fucking appropriate.
Another verse, for the congregation – Ecclesiastes 3
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
Now some of you heathen fuckers may only know this from Forrest Gump’s soundtrack and The Byrds tune “Turn! Turn! Turn!” – but it is biblical, and it is appropriate.
There is a time for all of your wiseass bullshit. And during our ceremonial undertakings, is NOT it. If one of you shitbirds get caught trying the crap that Zoomie chick did, I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the FIRST SERGEANT when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
Here is my last reenlistment – simple, in country, and with a fucking tax-free bonus! 😉
Lets see yours!
Oh – By the way – I am aware that it is “420” – you dudes that still hold a CAC stay away, that shit is still off limits for you. The rest of you, follow the local and state laws where you are, and be aware of your employer’s admonitions.
Meanwhile, I am gonna chill with some Pepper, and – well – enjoy life….
Platoon Sergeants, follow up with the usual shit and get them the fuck out of here.