The continuous asking of absurd questions
Feb. 5, 2007
Would U.S. soldiers fire on U.S. citizens? Of course they would.
When I was in the Marine reserves in the
80s a reporter came to visit us at our drill unit. His obvious ignorance of
firearms irritated me. I asked him in so many words why he hadn’t already
taken the time to educate himself about weapons and explained my impatience
with reporters who don’t know their jobs, since I was working as one myself
and was a gun owner.
At some point in that conversation or soon after another Marine
asked, with a disgusted look on his face, why a civilian would have any use
for an AR-15 type weapon.
During our deployment to Saudi Arabia I tried to keep up with the
news as best I could by having relatives send me mainstream newspapers from
back home. When another Marine in my platoon saw me reading he asked me why
I was doing that. I asked him, “Don’t you want to know why you’re over
“No, I don’t care,” was essentially his answer. He was a young man
from rural Kentucky, who made his living in the outdoors as a commercial
fisherman, not some citiot who had grown up in the ghetto or some suburban
Not all military people, like not all civilians, can be
stereotyped. They represent a cross section of humanity. But my experiences
in Uncle Sugar’s camping club and conversations I over heard and engaged in
told me some people join up so they can see what it’s like to kill another
human being, legally. They’re a small minority, but they’re there.
Last fall at the machine gun shoot in Bullitt County, Kentucky I
overheard a conversation between an Army sergeant, E-7 or above if memory
serves, and a vendor. To paraphrase from memory, the sergeant shook his head
and told the vendor, “I’m seeing all this stuff that they’ve been telling us
it’s illegal to own.”
“You shouldn’t believe a lot of the stuff they tell you,” was all I
said to him and went my way. There were several soldiers from Fort Knox in
attendance that day, or maybe they were Guardsmen, I honestly didn’t pay
that much attention to their uniforms. They weren’t militiamen, many of whom
are often in attendance at Knob Creek for the spring and fall shoots.
My platoon commander from my days as a combat MP is now running as
a Democrat for a Kentucky Senate Seat. I don’t honestly know his stand on
gun ownership beyond this statement on his website: "I am a firm supporter of the Second Amendment."
which of course proves nothing.
The fact he’s running as a demoncrat shows he may well have little
respect for Liberty, though there are exceptions to that rule. His
'issues' page provides little more than the common campaign quips.
republicrats have done much damage to our republic.
These are all anecdotes and prove nothing, any more than casually
observing human nature proves anything more than common sense may tell you.
Most young people join the military for a way to have a start in
life, an income, maybe a career. A small percentage of them, like a small
percentage of the overall population, will put forth the effort to
understand the world they live in, most will go along to get along.
Blogs and comment sections on the internet show there has been a
large waking up in recent years. Publications like ‘Soldier of Fortune’ have
fairly consistent ‘pro gun’ stances. Many military personnel have a
foundation of a love for Liberty that could be reinforced. But how many
fully comprehend what may come?
Maybe a small percentage will do what they should do when they are
told to go door to door in that possible future after we’ve been told to
‘turn them in’ or ‘get on the trains,’ and immediately shoot the officer who
issued the order. Most will not.
Did any superior officers die in
They should have.
In Commiefornia and a few other locales, the black suited Nazis
will come and kill you in your home if you look their way and say,
“Molon labe.” They should be shot down in the streets. Will they be?
Lincoln had no problem recruiting, enslaving in some cases, 300,000
men to die in the
cause for Yankee domination and taxation of the Southern states. Our
modern tyrants will have no problem recruiting killers from the cities who
will have no qualms about going to the rural areas and putting down the
murderers of the Branch Davidians still have not been brought to justice
and will not be barring a patriot take over of the Federal Government.
So let’s stop asking this absurd question of whether or not the
Police State will have any problems recruiting killers and begin asking how
we are going to deal with them.
And someone needs to
tell the NRA
that should be their primary job.
Those who have any problem understanding this column need to
see their cowardly future. Then they need to ask the NRA why they don’t
post all comments to that thread. They apparently are afraid of