Authors: W.R. Benton
The Fall of America
Book 4 - Winter Ops
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Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
― Mark Twain
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
― Theodore Roosevelt
The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country
― George S. Patton Jr.
Books in this series by W.R. Benton
The Fall of America, Book 4, Winter Ops
The Fall of America, Book 3, Enemy Within
The Fall of America, Book 2, Fatal Encounters
The Fall of America: Book 1, Premonition of Death —
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his book is dedicated to the memory of Edna Marie Benton, August 1931 – May 2015, my mother, who kept me writing when times were rough, because of her guidance when I was a child. Mom taught me to not be a quitter and to work toward my goals. It was through her patient and tender teachings that I am the man I am today.
o Juanita Duryea, who is still fighting a continuous battle for the full recovery of her health. Juanita is true gem, in all senses of the word, a beautiful Southern belle, and wonderful woman. Keep up the fight, we love you.
I've had many comments about this series, with some being down right mean and ugly, but make no doubt about it,
America falls and not
, it will turn mean and ugly, too. Our society will be destroyed as we know it and law, along with order, will disappear, to be replaced by chaos and death. The strong will kill the weak, and our weak will the first ones to perish. It's this author's opinion that over the years, most Americans have become lazy, obese, and soft, so the collapse of our nation will hit most folks hard. Those people who years earlier had strong opinions against gun ownership, will now own guns or die. People will die by guns, knives, and almost any object that
become a weapon
become one. While robbery, rape and murder will be common, handfuls of people will band together for protection. Cells or tribes will form, and mankind will revert back thousands of years. Rest assured, only the strongest and best armed will survive. Society will be made up of those alive and those who will soon be dead.
Then, major countries who we owe money, and lots of it, will come for real estate since our being able to pay them back will be out of the question. Those Americans who can resist will do so and viciously, too. It will be a war with no quarter given and none expected for either side. In this series I have the Russians coming, but it could be almost any major power, including China. We are now hopelessly in debt and eventually, I feel our overspending by those we elect to serve us will bring about the death of our country. I cannot understand why our veterans are not having their needs met, American children go hungry, our elderly are not cared for, and much more, while we give billions of dollars we don't have to countries that hate us. I say, let our enemies hate us for free, and every child knows you can't buy friendship.
2013 information from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, states there are about 300 millions guns in the United States, but I'm sure there are many more weapons on hand that have never been registered. Out of that number of weapons, 23 million to 43.7 million of those guns are owned by hunters; this estimate came from the 2001 National Survey Of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Related Recreation, which was based on the annual data provided by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. According to the VA, there are 19.6 million living veterans in 2013 in the United States, of which 1.6 million are women. So, with roughly 23 (using the lower figure for hunters) million men and women, who know how to safely use a weapon and can shoot, our private sector army is huge. Now, in some cases individuals may be both a hunter and a veteran, but regardless, the figure is large. According to Reuters, The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, and that's a fascinating figure. It is obvious now why the United States has never been invaded before, because we have the largest armed private fighting force in the world.
Of those weapons, data from the 1994 U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives figures, shows approximately 65 million pistols of all types, 70 million rifles of all calibers and types and 49 million shotguns. As you can see, this is not even close to the total count shown above, but there is almost a 20 year gap between the information in 1994 and 2013. Regardless of the actual numbers, we have a lot of weapons in this country, and most would be used to fight off an invader.
The biggest threat to the defenders will be technology, which will be difficult to confront, unless all aspects of an attack favor the attacking partisan force. I suspect helicopters alone will kill many, not to mention tanks, missiles, and other weapons. However, the invaders will find one weapon carried by the Americans that no one can defeat; our patriotic attitude. We're a hard-headed people when it comes to our liberty and I suspect our defenders will fight to capture weapons, just to turn them against our enemies. I also suspect all politics will disappear, along with our political correctness, and there will only be one active political party, the American party.
So, sit back and enjoy book four of my series, “
The Fall of America, Winter Ops
,” and see America as it may be one day. I hope and pray this will never happen, but right now I'm deathly afraid of the direction our government is heading. I feel our political correctness, ISIS, and many other threats, as well as our runaway spending, will one day spell the end to a country I love. I care about this nation so much, I spent over 26 years of my life in uniform to help protect her. May God bless and protect the United States of America.
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
What is the series “The Fall of America” about?
What if it all came crashing down?
It started with the biggest stock market crash in history. Banks closed down under the weight of their bogus investments, and the financial sector failed. People looked to the government to make it all better. However, they couldn't. Hyper-inflation, mass unemployment and infrastructure started to breakdown. The food trucks didn't show up at the stores, and the shelves went empty.
Things turned ugly fast when there was no power for long parts of the day—then forever. Cops, doctors, and trash collectors just stopped showing up for work when the paychecks were delayed too often, or never came. Things started falling apart quickly after that. Whole regions declared a "State of Emergency" in an effort to maintain order and civility, but it wasn't always enough. Starvation, looting and murder became the norm. Then, our American civilization collapsed completely.
The Fall of America, Book 1: Premonition of Death
is the beginning of a new series, about an average man who's life goes downhill fast, once society breaks down. Set in the rural south, a scorched-earth showdown with some local thugs leaves John and his wife homeless, and on the run. He encounters a member of a survivalist group, made up of former military personnel, and joining them may be his only hope. Just basic survival becomes vicious, resistance is at any cost, as the devastated country comes under new siege—invading Russian troops
The Fall of America, Book 2:
is is the
ontinuing the saga of the fall, John and his friends come face to face with
, but unlike the first book, this time they're ready and able
offer much more resistance.
invaders try to pacify the areas of the South under their control. The American resistance groups divide their forces into small cells to better operate effectively behind enemy lines. But as their efforts begin to ga
in ground, the Russia
ns respond with harsh reprisals; mass executions become the norm and prison camps soon spring up in remote small towns. “Fear brings compliance,” is their motto. The battle for control of Mississippi gets hot, and a violent world gets even more ugly.