As I have posted previously I have benefited a lot from this blog. One of the main benefits was the ability to tell the world my feelings about my experiences in Iraq and what I have endured since. Most of you that read my blogs know that I support the CVA and will do anything for their cause. With that being said it seems of the past few weeks I have been attacked for the things that I have been saying and recently things that I have given advice about. This blog does get posted through Facebook and I have received many attacks through that source about what I have said about the VA. Many of these attacks are directly from employees from the VA.
I have been told that my advice for Veterans should be refrained as I may lead them incorrectly. That the things I am saying about the VA is incorrect and could hurt a Veteran more then hurt them. First and foremost I am here to help Veterans and I only post the things I have experienced and what I know to be true because of my experience. So let me explain to those that would rather attack a Veteran Blogger instead of trying to find a solution to the issue.
I in no way would ever give advice to another Veteran that would hurt them in anyway. Doing nothing is what the VA does that have killed countless Veterans. I am actually trying to help.
The VA will never shut me up. I will continue to push the truth and I will continue to write about the issues that the VA have and many of the issues I have experienced.
Everything I write about it truth. Anything I experience and anything that I have seen will be written exactly how it has happened. I would not lie to create a bigger issue as the VA does.
All of my experience with the VA is through the Regional Office of the Phoenix VA. I don’t know how other VA’s operate, so when you say that’s not how the VA works then you haven’t worked or had to deal with the PHX VA.
I am a Veteran and an American. I will say what needs to be said and when it needs to be said. I will fight for my freedom and those things that were promised to me. And when those things are taken away I will fight even harder. I am a Veteran, not a forgotten child. I have fought for freedoms that no one can ever take away from me.
Ok… I think I have said enough about that. To be serious I can’t be quite about these issues. That is what has put so many Veterans at risk. Employees afraid of losing their jobs because they knew what what going on and knew it wasn’t right. Anyone that knew that records were being changed and extended wait times were happening make me sick and those people should be fired. They should be tried for conspiracy to commit murder and should never be able to serve in a Federal Job again. I know that may sound harsh, but the fact remains, they knew what they were doing was wrong and didn’t do anything about it. Yes I know, you don’t want to lose your job, maybe you have 5 kids at home and your the only one working to make ends meet. Oh well, things happen. Now instead of having a clear conscience you have to live with the fact that you knew and people died. I have been asked, “would you if you knew you would lose your job?” Your damn right I would. In a heart beat. I would have looked at my supervisor and told them they are out of their mind and I will not conduct business that way. I have left many jobs because my employer wanted to conduct business wrong. I would rather quit a job than have to be apart of something like what is going on at the VA.
So…keep bringing the attacks. In the end you only encourage the fire for a reform and change with the VA. And the fact that the attacks are mainly from employees that work for the VA speaks louder than the attacks. All I have to say is that I am trying to make a change and I am trying to protect and save my fellow Veterans. To my attackers – What have and what are you going to do?