Are You Tired of the Government Screwing Over Veterans?
By Kerry Patton
First, the government started to play around with Military and Veteran medical insurance premiums through an insurance program known as TriCare. Then, they decided paying the families of the deceased was just impossible during the temporary government shutdown…you remember the tragedy involving a Ranger unit not so long ago. Now, Uncle Sugar is playing around with military retirees pensions.
I am tired of continued broken promises on behalf of the Federal Monster. We veterans fought and bled for our benefits. Hearing the issues and continued broken promises infuriates me. If I didn’t have PTSD before, I sure as hell could argue that I have it now just based off Congress’s inability to keep a promise—or shall I say…several promises.
I, just like you, have options though. I can sit back and bitch and complain or I can take action. But what kind of action can I really take? Do I storm DC like a WWII Japanese Kamikaze pilot or some Jihadist suicide bomber? Of course not.
I need to take positive action, but how?
There is no better time than now to go out embrace, support, and take a veteran or currently serving service member by the hand and say, “I cannot any longer just thank you…I need to do more.”
Of course, the majority of us veterans do not want some free handout and that is not what I am referring to here. What I am referring to is actually supporting pre-existing programs that you believe in–programs that will truly assist our nation’s veterans.
Pick any you feel to be the best but let me explain the one I feel will do a lot for a very long time.
What you would do if you found an organization–one where the founder served over 20 years heroically in Special Forces—in Vietnam—the list goes on. You realize that in this organization, everyone is a volunteer meaning NO ONE receives a pay check. And, no money is spent on advertising. Literally, all money brought into the program is put back into the program.
That my friends sound like a bloody winner! That my friend is the Valhalla Project!
You now have the chance in helping not one but many current and future veterans through supporting a great initiative called Plato Was Wrong: A Valhalla Project Initiative.
This initiative will bring representatives from SOFREP, RangerUp, and Zulu 7 Productions to the Valhalla Project. Representatives will assist with chores on the Valhalla Farm, engage in fully optimizing veterans in need, and all the while we will create a documentary which will showcase the journey.
The documentary will be used for free marketing for the Valhalla Project. Hopefully distribution sales will go out to television networks and or Netflix which would inevitably bring in more money to the Valhalla Project. And lastly, the documentary will hopefully be used at transition programs within the Department of Defense and other institutions showcasing that us veterans are not victims but have great success stories, exceptional potential, and a “failure is not an option” attitude when we enter the civilian world.
Now is the time where Uncle Sugar has decided once again to betray those who fight to defend and preserve this great nation. I will not, nor should you, allow Uncle Sugar’s initiatives interfere with our capabilities, our successes, nor our livelihoods. We can still make a difference.
Many of you will be providing a donation this Christmas Season to an organization of your liking. I encourage you to please, think about giving a donation to our Kickstarter Campaign and help us get out to Valhalla so we can hopefully save the life of one of our own and assist in fully optimizing many.
Please go to our Kickstarter Campaign to send a donation then help by spreading this post far and wide to all your contacts so that they too can do the same: