Isn’t he something? I just discovered this guy, today, though it seems he’s been around for awhile. I’ve noticed this latest craze about “stolen valor” and the social media is eating it up… namely due to the videos of a former navy SEAL, Don Shipley, who runs a SEAL prep course in the US and has a self-appointed position of exposing navy SEAL “posers”, people that try to profit from fallacious claims about being serving and former special forces operatives.
John Elmo Sheppard, who openly claims to have profited from deceiving “losers”, a.k.a. service members, past and present, by dressing up as a veteran and availing himself of their generosity, usually in the form of congratulatory drinks and meals, openly mocks veterans and servicemen on his videos, drawing a large amount of criticism and hate from viewers and posters.
This has become viral and is beginning to take on a life of it’s own. It’s this writer’s belief that, while Sheppard is definitely right about the military’s role in furthering the breakdown of modern society, he is definitely going about it in a very self-destructive manner, even to the point that it is drawing his family into the fighting. He may have wanted to consult with them before wading into this like he has.
Websites and retaliatory videos have sprung up all over in an all-out attack against Sheppard… such as these…
Inevitably, this kind of activity spawns individuals like this one… opening up a darker side of public media…
This guy looks unhinged to begin with, as do many of Sheppard’s detractors. One can see the drawbacks with taking on the established mode of thinking in our society in such an overt way as what Sheppard has, with individuals like these crawling out of the wood work. This writer, while not agreeing with the manner of Sheppard’s approach to this subject, nevertheless recognizes that he has hit the nail on the head where public apathy and gullibility is concerned, regarding our placid, “sheeple”-like attitude toward the government and so-called patriotism. I’ve ranted on this very thing, myself!
It’s never safe to strike at the established social icons, people get very visceral about their cherished notions. The idea that they are actually serving the needs of society by participating in elitist-initiated and sponsored conflicts is so engrained in the public mind as to never be exorcised. The public, by and large, are behaving like the herd animals Sheppard has described. People just do not use their minds, anymore, they think with their emotions. They will always make themselves available to fight in their masters’ wars and will fight tooth and nail for the privilege of doing just that.
You can see from the comments that this is a visceral thing. Every day there are examples of the futility in trusting in fallible men to run a country in an equitable manner and the wars are endless. Still, though, men and women are lining up to be the cannon fodder they are expected to be. Though there is no visible benefit to anyone, soldiers included, to being an elitist enforcer, this institution marches steadily along. We are beasts of burden, knowing nothing else.
Johnny Bea is somewhat cowed by all of the backlash, his posts are less vehement and perhaps somewhat conciliatory. There is a definite danger involved with what he does. This society is a product of Zionist-controlled Illuminism in preparation for a one-world government run by Satan. This being cannot be defeated by any mortal means. While we may speak out against atrocities perpetrated by this evil system, one can never hope to overcome it on his/her own. People are too programmed to think outside of the box. Conspiracy folk are the subject of ridicule and derision on every forum. The dumbing down of society is well-nigh complete. It is plain from the responses to this trollish character’s video he is a public pariah for daring to speak his mind. It is a warning to us all that freedom is an illusion.