Joseph R. "Joey" Adams (USMC Ret.)
- Intro Video
Oh, uh, hi. Welcome to my profile.
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I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..
Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!
In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!
– Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator (1940)
- Who Am I...
Veteran of the War in Afghanistan, retired Marine, and now a family man.
- Romantic Interests
- Relationship Status
Married to Jalica
- My Story Is...
Joseph Reagan Adams was born on September 24th, 1989 in Hampton, North Carolina. His father was a retired Marine and his mother had recently retired from the Navy. He grew up, had a normal childhood, went to college, and then, after he graduated in the Summer of 2007, at the age of 18, he decided to follow his father’s footsteps and to join the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina on August 9, 2007, and was given the MOS 0331. Machine gunner. He has been on 2 tours of duty to Afghanistan as a 50. HMG gunner, and during his time in Afghanistan, he survived a shot to his upper right chest by an inexperienced Taliban sniper. He retired from the Marine Corps on January 16, 2020, after 12 years of service. Joseph is an avid hunter, and he owns territory in North Carolina, Illinois, and West Virginia. He owns an orange 1969 Dodge Charger and a silver 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
He has a daughter, who is named Annie Reagan Adams.
Note: Joseph has severe PTSD and he takes medication daily.
- My Appearance
Weight: 172.00 lbs
Hair color: Brown
Hair style: Short buzzcut
A few different scars. One that is visible is on the right side of his head that goes from his eyebrow to his ear. He acquired this scar from a piece of shrapnel.
Colt M1911 45. ACP handgun with no modifications
- My Secrets Are...
Only Joseph’s family and friends know this. Joseph is quite skilled with a guitar, his favorite singer is Johnny Cash, and he can make his voice deep like the Man in Black. He also owns a Johnny Cash album and a guitar that were signed by Cash himself when Joseph went to see him at a concert in the 1990’s.
- I Believe...
"If we ever forget we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." — Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America.