"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday 9 February 2018


When General Kelly was appointed, the media were unanimously positive. I'm not sure why. What credentials does a General in his seventies bring to the job?

 Like ...how many battles did  he win ? 

How many enemy casualties? 

How many of his own men died over the course of his career? 

How many cities destroyed,civilian deaths, children, mothers,fathers,grandparents?

People just like us. 

How many battles lost? What good accomplished?

I know his son was killed in Afghanistan. It's sad ,as is anyone else's loss.
It's not an experience likely to be shared with his boss. 

How long since he had a boss or answered to anyone ?

When John Kelly sought  the job, no-one suggested he might be a kindred spirit with the lying, swindling,lecher in the Oval Office. That he himself might share the profanity . 

And yet....why not? Why wouldn't the obvious make sense ?

Why would anyone with judgement not recognize degradation and futility in the association?

Well now the truth emerges. This week  the General suggested Dreamers might be "too lazy to get
off their asses" . Hardly an empathetic choice of words from a man in his position. 

For the last forty-eight hours, non-stop chatter has been about a wife abuser, without security clearance,in a sensitive position. Kelly's reaction  to evidence of spousal abuse was a dead 

The jargon on CNN is "crisis of character " which " could have been avoided" 

In that nest of invertebrates, how could it be avoided ? 

Why would anyone expect anything different? 

The only question left is how much worse can it get ?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if you looked up his resume you could get answers to your questions.

Kelly was a General in the USMC. If nothing else, he would have the experience of running an organization of thousands of individuals. Similar to that of a senior executive of a corporation.