"Make America Great Again", Captain Atticus Cruspus, Colonel Walter Cunningham, Commander In Chief, Donald Trump, DOTUS, Drain The Swamp, Independence Day, Lincoln Memorial, M1A2 Abrams, MAGA, United States Declaration of Independence, United States of America, US Military-Industrial-Machine, USA
The President’s smile was as plastered as his hair as he alternated between waving, saluting and holding his locked hands together in a champion’s pose of victory. Smiling at the military parade that lumbered by the Lincoln Memorial, the President seemed convinced that all was right in the land of red, white and blue.
As the M1A2 Abrams neared the President’s grandstand his disjointed and slur filled speech gushed effusively for the US Military-Industrial-Machine, a machine, he reminded America that had allowed him to single-handedly make America great again. The President, pleased as a toddler with a new toy, surveyed his parading army, his demeanor declaring with absolute authority that under his watch all was well in the USA; that America was truly great again.
As disjointed and nonlinear as the President’s speech was, M1A2 commanders Captain Atticus Cruspus and Colonel Walter Cunningham listened to every word via their helmet mounted headsets and with every word uttered and every foot traveled Captain Cruspus became more convinced that Colonel Cunningham was correct, that the President, far from being a Commander in Chief, was rather the country’s greatest internal threat and that their covert mission was a necessary condition to ensure the continuing existence of the United States of America.
Captain Cruspus was ready to follow Colonel Cunningham and together they would show the Tyrant in Chief that his vision of America was wrong and that though he’d promised to, “Drain the swamp,” the President’s “leadership” had been a march to anarchy and illegitimacy. Atticus knew the nation was in need of a healing balm and all the President offered was napalm lotion.
Atticus Cruspus sighed before activating his com link with Colonel Cunningham, “Colonel, we’re nearing the target. Are we in Go?”
Colonel Cunningham’s roger, his calm and cool, “We are a go, Captain. ‘Hail No’ is a go,” reassured Abram’s commander Walter Cunningham that today they would strike for America and against tyranny. Today, the two-hundred-forty-third anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence, would be a day that showed the world that America was a nation of law and could still stand as a beacon of hope for the world.
As the tanks rounded the Lincoln Memorial Cruspus and Cunningham veered to the left and accelerated to 60 feet per second as they approached the President’s grandstand. Firing state of the art non-lethal and debilitating ordinance both at the grandstand and those who stood as protectors for the President the President fell easy prey to Cunningham and Cruspus.
Within sixty seconds of reaching the grandstand the President was safely ensconced inside Cunningham’s M1A2. Cruspus and Cunningham had fired a non-shot heard around the world and victory was theirs, but how would they, the people and Constitution fare in the upcoming war?