Leaker: Pssst! Hey, buddy. You a news guy?
News Guy: Yeah. Whatchyugot?
Leaker: Ruskies. All over the place. This town is full of them.
News Guy: That’s not news. It’s a free country. What are they doing? Who are they talking to?
Leaker: They’re infiltrating the government. They’re everywhere.
News Guy: Give me a for instance.
Leaker: For instance, the media stinks with them: reporters, editors, you name it. They are in town halls and state houses. They’re right here in D.C., getting ready to overthrow the very core of our democracy. Heck, they’re even crawling around Hollywood, making movies designed to pollute American minds.
News Guy: Names. I need names.
Leaker: I have so many names you wouldn’t believe. They have spies. I have my own informants. Reliable sources.
News Guy: How do I know you are not simply trying to scare the public?
Leaker: Scare! You want scare? I’ll give you scare. There are many, many commies, today, in all branches of the military. That includes generals as well as privates. Does that scare you?
News Guy: I am finding this entire conversation extremely hard to believe. You haven’t given me a single lead worth following.
Leaker: Hmm. You don’t trust me. You don’t believe me.
News Guy: Not until you give me something substantial.
Senate Page: Paging the honorable Mr. McCarthy. Paging the honorable Mr. McCarthy.
Leaker: Have to go. See ya.
[I write about politics in this blog because of the direct link I see between the words and actions of politicians and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. America’s political class manipulates our military as though they were pawns in a global game of chess. To them, PTSD is merely an unfortunate cost of war.]