There goes the last one...

by Byron, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 09:50 (309 days ago)
edited by Byron, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 10:11

While our twin daughter enlisted as 68W option 4 (airborne combat medic) directly after highschool, our twin son started at Kansas State on a full ride ROTC scholarship.

The girl is now at Camp Casey 10 miles from the North Korean border and doing great.

The boy did very well in his first semester but complained about the ubiquitous and liberal PC environment.

Two weeks into his semester he came home for the weekend and appeared to be quite anxious. He finally said "I need to talk to you" to which of course I answered "sure baby, what's up"?

He began his negotiation this way. "I hate college. I'm not going back and you can't make me".

He said that as a white hetero Christian conservative male who had the bad luck of growing up in an affluent and functional home with a mother and father who had been married together way before he was borne he was discriminated against daily. He said that he was required to attend classes on "inclusion" where he was told that the psycho men who dressed like women were normal and to be embraced and had to write a paper on how his "white privilege" marginalized others. In a political science class they were told that Marxism was the only real viable form of government and that Venezuela was a great country.

So he quit.

He is now at Ft. Benning in his first week of 11B OSUT. He was able to call us for about 30 seconds Sunday night to tell us that he had the Boot Camp Crud but was not going to Medical and that it was a "nightmare" there.

He will be fine but is in for a challenge. Wish him luck and send some positive waves to Georgia.

He is number four out the door and the house is without children for the first time in 30 years. FYI it has taken a little time to get used to the empty nest... Like about a day!



All the best to him...

by Bri A, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 10:39 (309 days ago) @ Byron

and the girl. I have heard Korea is quite nice, had a Korean roommate in college and have known several people who served there. At least the one's who served after hostilities ceased thought it was nice, once you got away from the DMZ.

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by Cherokee @, Medina, Ohio, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 12:40 (309 days ago) @ Byron

Ahhh...Ft Benning. I remember it well. My best wishes to the twins. If he is ready to go back to college in the future, there are good schools that are not the PC crap.

Two older Brothers graduated from K State in the 60's, a

by ERSisk @, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 12:47 (309 days ago) @ Byron

good school then. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders, obviously from a proper upbringing. Best wishes to you and yours. Tell him B Camp is supposed to be hard, but they have a pretty good survival rate. DD214 Alumni.

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by uncowboy, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 12:55 (309 days ago) @ Byron

Things have gotten worse. My first experience with the modern decline of doing whats right was 23 years ago. I run a retail route in the delivery field, I would go into over 200 stores a week and knew a lot of people from the stores I served. When I got engaged and the younger store people said your getting married? The questions all went the same way were you married before? NO. Was she ? No. How many kids do you have? NONE . How many does she have? None. What's wrong with you ? why are you getting married? I was floored by how many people ask these samequestions and were mortified by the answers. Out of 200 stops I would say 160 of them fell into this category. I couldn't believe what was the norm then. I am sorry that your son had to quit college but I can understand it, I couldn't function in that environment much less accell.

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by Sarge ⌂ @, Central Misery, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 14:36 (309 days ago) @ Byron

.y youngest son Mark did boot camp at Fort Benning and yes he is in for a treat. God bless you folks Byron and thank you for the update.

There goes the last one... Every blessing!

by Mike P, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 15:12 (309 days ago) @ Byron

Every blessing to all of you.

I sure can't argue against leaving an institution where on is expected to PAY to be abused.

There are real institutions of higher learning. He has chosen one ;)

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by bmize, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 15:20 (309 days ago) @ Byron

Congrats on raising 4 fine children.
It is ashamed what the professional educators are teaching our children now.

eleven bravo...hooah...when he finishes,

by former hater of plastic, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 18:26 (309 days ago) @ Byron

he'll have learned misery is simple, and he cannot be broke by misery. And he'll be in the best shape of his life, unless he goes to jump school, and etc, until he likes it when it's miserable. My best regards, and prayers, and it seems a new way to drive whiteness out of power structures, run them off from college.

God bless that boy! What a sad commentary on our schools.

by Caz, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 09:06 (308 days ago) @ Byron


Life lessons sometimes come early

by MS, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 20:46 (308 days ago) @ Byron

It's unfortunate your son had to have that experience, but it will help shape his outlook in the future.
Our thanks for the service your family has given this nation

Good on him. Ask me for gunleather for all you .mil

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 08:31 (307 days ago) @ Byron

children upon graduation from AIT. I will be proud to provide it.

Of the Troops & For the Troops

Good on you and your family Byron!

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 08:55 (307 days ago) @ Byron

There's other options than brainwas...err, I mean 'college'. Thanks to your family for their service,

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by Kings6, Dallas, OR, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 19:42 (307 days ago) @ Byron

See our young ones head out into the world and harms way is both a scary thing and a sense of accomplishment as a parent thing. It doesn't make it any easier when they are off doing their jobs and sleeping with an ear for the phone can be wearing but knowing that yo had a hand in raising such a person makes a parent feel like you did something right in spite of ourselves.

Tell all your duty bound children thanks for doing the jobs they do for all the rest of us.

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by Wildcat, Flint Hills of Kansas, Friday, March 16, 2018, 17:12 (306 days ago) @ Byron

Kind of shocked. K-State wasn't like that in the mid to late '80s. Then again, that's been awhile. My oldest is a high school senior. He decided to go to fire school at Hutchinson Ju. Co. He wants to come home and farm and Emporia Fire has a program where they will pay for quite a bit of his education provided he becomes paramedic certified. Apparently they are the only ones in the State to do it. Hope for the best for your kids as always.

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by Creeker @, Hardwoods, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 04:48 (302 days ago) @ Byron

Thank you for the grit.

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