Former Professional Pilot: "Been involved in Professional Aviation since the ‘60’s... I can Reasonably Predict that Pilots right now are Enraged"
This is written by a friend of the Catholic Monitor who is a former professional pilot:
I can tell you that within a pilot group, rage can build organically
and needs no direction from an organized labor union. When conditions
are bad enough, the word on the street gets around to every pilot within
days, less than a week.
I’ve been out for a while, now permanently, but have been involved in professional aviation since the ‘60’s when my Dad was an airline pilot - my entire conscious life. I can reasonably predict that pilots right now are enraged to the point of being unsafe in the skies. Sick calls are likely less about “wildcat strikes” and more about not being mentally fit to fly their flight that day because of the unbelievable pressure and stress placed upon them by a management that truly doesn’t give a sh*t about its people or about safety. They are without clues. And so … pilots do what we have been trained to do as professionals - we call in sick when we are physically or mentally unfit to safely fly the flight that day.
I think most passengers would appreciate the consideration of a pilot who stayed home rather than inflict a troubled mental state upon a plane full of innocent people.
Gary Kelly … Ben Minicucci … Doug Parker …. Scott Kirby …. Have any of you thought about the extreme mental and spiritual anguish you are inflicting on your aircrews as you send them out in a sealed up tube at 460 kts, every flight of which can end in disaster for the people on board and the Company you lead? You give these ultimatums and expect that … what … we are just machines? Sorry. Get out and meet your people. Have some compassion and understanding. I guarantee you that you and the Company you lead and every flight that takes off is under increasing risk and stress every day as you blithely command your front liners to take the shot or go to you know where.
The weather excuse is a farce. We’ve faced far, far worse than a few isolated thunderstorms here there and everywhere in Florida (just another day). Wildcat strike? Another farce. It is professional pilots keeping their crew, passengers and … yes … their companies safe from the disaster their Oligarch bosses have led them to. As I said - I’m done. But I know my people and they are doing what professional aviators are trained to do: err on the side of safety and never ever put your plane or passengers at risk.
End the vaccine mandates. The most comprehensive crime against humanity ever committed. Don’t participate in it, Gary Kelly (Ben, Doug, Scott). As leaders, end it.
Southwest airlines’ situation in a single Meme.
In my opinion, Southwest’s situation is a microcosm if the rest of America. And so, the Meme, truer than we may think on more than one level. The individual on one side, the power of the collective on the other. Freedom on one side, submission on the other. Bravery on one side, brutality on the other. One lonely man speaks for the multitude in one side, ultimate power speaks for one against the multitude on the other. America and everything our God blessed nation stands for is on one side. China and everything that cursed totalitarian communist nation stands for is on the other.
I really do think the analogy is no stretch. Southwest, like all government allied Oligarch led companies is reaching in to our most intimate decisions and compelling physical and spiritual acts against our will. That is intolerable now as it ever was in communist China when the young man made his brave and lonely stand in Tiananmen Square before the tank and military power of the regime. This is us, now. This is the hill - the hill we are ready to die on. There is no other hill after this one. We must defend this one and then start taking all the other hills back, previously taken from us. No More!
the most important analogy of the meme:
This threat we face is not that of violence and the tank, as the young Chinese student in Tiananmen.
Rather this modern threat is more insidious but thereby more total. It is personal, individual, spiritual economic oppression that enters in and takes from us at the most intimate and personal levels and in that personal space, once free, there it asserts practical control over us and breaks our will and capacity to live and survive.
More dangerous than a tank or any gun, this threat is much more efficient at compelling free people to quit life and do as directed.
We see it also in the Catholic Church, in which once orthodox and Tradition loving Catholics have had their wills broken to such an extent they now advance with missionary fervor the aims of this apostate man sitting on St Peter’s Throne - idolatry, sodomy, indifferentism, modernism, oppression and suppression of the Sacred. These things and more are given by those whose will has been broken by the oppressor who aims at the invisible soul of us all.
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.