Not a soldier. Uniformed American bearing arms against countrymen is no soldier.
Forward by Melissa Hemingway:
As all stories do, the cover will close on this one.
During an editorial meeting, FPMag staffers waited for the editor who was having some coffee with some soldiers. We waited and deliberated on what we could say and do that would help mend the pain not just in America but all around the world.
- We watched a morning newscast on Australia TV showing a paramilitary type smashing an unarmed Australian cameraman in the head and beat up a female reporter Monday in Lafayette Park just before Donald Trump’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church, a senior DOJ official and senior White House official confirmed to ABC News. The journos had been taking a break in the park.
- We watched Minneapolis cops murder George Floyd again.
FPMag started an essay contest. We wanted to do more. The streets are burning for George Floyd in Toronto, Montreal, Paris and in London as well as in 30 or more American cities. We are all waking up to racism. Hopefully George is going to change the world because the week George died, the whole world cried.
“A cold feeling comes into my spine watching those men kill George Floyd in a mutually consented act of murder among white cops that would only end George’s life. That revulsion is hard to describe. It’s foreign to normal people but to someone like Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo, plus most of Trump’s side kicks, it turns their cranks. They like it. The excitement,” said Rosa Yamamoto,our tiny little perfect art director.
“For unfeeling people with egos swollen by power,” notes nurse Amanda, “it’s all part of a surreal script. They make stuff up and play out roles they invent. Don’t get caught up in that. Oust politicians and cops like that. Did you know psychopaths are drawn to those two careers? Don’t give them those jobs—something I learned in my medical courses, dealing with trauma caused by those people. Wars. They excite other psychopaths and they then become active too. Stop electing people like that or putting them into positions of power and control,” Amanda added.
Sharon Santiago shook her head sadly. “Soldiers smashed their way through a park to a church so Trump could take promo pictures and introduce his new character, ‘your law and order president'”, she said as she had that look on her face that shouts, you don’t want to mess with this woman.
Well, those were the painful thoughts that spilled as the editorial staff tried to grip our own feelings. George is a sweet man who is easy to love. Everyone loves George. Please take care of his family, America.
Our editor came back from learning what the soldiers had to say. His face was grim
A soldier told us he would like to punch Defense Secretary Mark Esper in the face because of the crimes committed in Lafayette Park and the threat of sending soldiers against countrymen. “You don’t do that. I didn’t sign up to fight my own people.”
Update Note: Since publication of this article, to his credit, Mr. Mark Esper has renounced the conduct that offended soldiers FPMag quoted. Mr. Esper is currently a politician in the service of the American people under the Trump Administration and is fair game for any and all criticism or praise that is due. – Editor
There will be no soldiers’ names mentioned here and the photographs are of Guards thousands of miles from the story.
USA President Donald Trump, an odd-looking TV character like Elmer Fudd, says he will send soldiers to American streets in dozens of cities to shoot black American looters.
“Send the police to stop looters. Why the hell do you need a tank for that,” asked one gunner.
First Trump angers African Americans for a week and gets them into the streets amidst a deadly pandemic.
Real looter-professionals, (yes that is criminal career) roam Earth looking for chances to loot at protests, so they come out too.
But Trump may not really want soldiers to kill blacks, he just wants to have people who like the idea (white supremacists) vote for him in the November election.
It’s a TV script. This script is a very dangerous chapter in Trump’s bizarre exacerbated psychosis because the wackos don’t know it is surreal, just a trick to drag out the ultra conservatives who hate non-whites. It’s play acting that it is authenticating and normalizing dangerous malignancies in America.
Trump doesn’t see this as real but a ploy to use at your emotional expense. So stay home & don’t get killed by violence or get sick from COVID-19.
Somehow Trump got the idea that sending out the US Army to slaughter the non-white Americans who are allegedly storming the streets and looting. (It’s only Trump saying protesters are “looting” and he wants to start “shooting”.)
Evidence indicates that a black man speaking out is in big trouble. Meanwhile the number of non-whites doing amazing duty in the American forces is very high. Watch the video. Is this what Trump wants the US Army doing.
Sending soldiers to fight their countrymen is a huge violation of the professional soldiers’ code of conduct.
The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the use of active duty personnel against the American public, but there is more than that.
A soldier told FPMag, “A uniformed person who bears arms against his countrymen is not a soldier.”
Think of Trump as a cartoon character but don’t let him have the real levers of power. The joke is over.
A soldier’s code
The code of a soldier is to defend countrymen. Firing upon your own people is called ‘friendly fire’ and it is considered an egregious error usually an accidental attack by a military force on friendly or neutral troops while attempting to attack the enemy. Examples include misidentifying the target as hostile in a close combat zone. This also happens in urban warfare and to avoid this problems, electronic IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) is used in conjunction with satellites and other technology systems. The point is that enormous efforts are made by combat arms soldiers to prevent harm to their countrymen. Nobody signs up to the American Army to kill Americans.
“‘Old resentment and fresh fears divide America,’ says VP Biden, but one would think that has not grown to the point of turning the US military against the American people,” asked a Sgt. rhetorically.
Trump’s TV Character is playing the role of, “The Law and Order President“, a heavy handed character who orders helicopters to swoop low and knock people down with the rotor downwash. He has paramilitary troops smash Australian journalists in the head with shields to make the “tough-guy” point.
“Wow. Trump has created a racist battlefield in the midst of a pandemic ruled by a ferocious deadly cornavirus that kills mostly non-whites. But it will kill soldiers too, and infect more of the public at large as soldiers infect their families,” speculates one soldier.
“This guy Trump doesn’t give a **** about anyone, does he?” a specialist asked.
The Numbers of CoV Deaths in the USA at June 30, 2022
U.S.A. (pop. 332,803,287)
- CoV19 Reported Cases: 88,626,717
- Current Reported Deaths:(CFR: 1.18%): 1,035,598 CSPaC.net estimated actual: 1,306,663
- Cured: 84,708,599
- Beta experimental: All time reported + unreported asymptomatic people maybe not sick, not immune, but possibly infectious and including the many people who have had several mild or asymptomatic infections: 483,949,290.02
- 145.42% of the USA may have been infected or even reinfected including reported + estimated unreported mild and estimated asymptomatic (483,949,290.02) human infections, some of which may not have been ill in their first course of the disease, but could have spread the disease.
- 1.18% is USA current Case Fatality Rate (CFR) &
- 0.27% is estimated inferred average Infection Fatality Rate (IFR)
- 1,306,663 estimated total COVID-19 deaths including unreported likely-cause excess deaths. According to projections of IHME, IHME calculation of excess deaths is slightly higher than what CSPaC is estimating.
- CoV19 Cases: 461,702,585
- Deaths: 5,337,963 | 1.16%
- Cured: 442,817,813
- Reported + estimated all unreported 3,043,321,040
Note: Total statistics for the United States do not include these offshore territories. The US Military is included as if it is an offshore territory, not reported as continental USA data but as USA overall totals and included in world totals. FPMag evaluates these separately for many reasons.
|Continental US||87,513,434||1,035,598 | 1.18%||83,996,871|
|+US Military||661,831||688 | 0.1%||628,967|
|+Guam||51,588||371 | 0.7%||50,622|
|+Puerto Rico||360,813||4,544 | 1.26%||329,886|
|+US Virgin Islands||20,878||118 | 0.6%||20,550|
|+Northern Mariana Islands||11,759||35 | 0.3%||11,589|
|+American Samoa||6,414||31 | 0.5%||5,958|
The American Epicenter including ALL Territories has 17.51 % of global 'active' cases (2,876,764 USA (incl territories) / 16,429,329 Global), people infected with COVID-19 now.
Abundant proof that vaccines are working, an observation derived from unrelated data analysis.
As the epicenter we look at continental USA together with US territories and without. The significant decline in Case Fatality Rate (CFR) in the continental United States particularly, during 2 0 2 1, since vaccines became available, is believed to be due to vaccination rates and is abundant proof that the vaccines are working.
In order to avoid letting countries that refuse to report the sum of case recoveries, thus skewing global calculations, Burundi, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain, most provinces of Canada, Ecuador, FaeroeIslands, Falklands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Mongolia, Laos, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, South Korea, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Spain and Sweden 'recoveries' are estimated based on the current reported global recoveries as a percentage of all cases. (([reported recoveries]) divide (550,329,302 [Global Reported Sum of All Cases] less 29,905,095 [France Sum of Cases] less 901,739 [Ecuador Sum of Cases] less 12,734,038 [Spain Sum of Cases] less 8,171,396 [Netherlands Sum of Cases] less 2,515,769 [Sweden Sum of Cases] less 3,617,629 [Peru Sum of Cases])) = 96% a coefficient which is then adjusted according to the number of cases in the past 30 days and the new coefficient is applied to the sum of each of these nation's cumulative cases to estimate the missing recoveries data. In the case of France some additional hospital-sourced recovery data is factored.
|All USA||Sum of Cases||Deaths||Recovered||Active|
See The Lancet estimate of excess mortality from COVID-19 (Download PDF) in 191 countries/territories and 252 subnational units of select countries, from 1 January 2 0 2 0, to 31 December 2 0 2 1.
See also IHME Estimates for America.
A uniformed person who bears arms against his countrymen is not a soldier.” — a soldier.
“There cannot be a CDS in charge and looking out for us if this kind of thing is going on. Just a bunch of politicians in uniforms.” The two soldiers turned and walked away.