Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Patton: Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men...
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. - George S. Patton
Folks, I hope you let this quote really reach you.
In an ugly battlespace your survival will depend on doing things that most men have never done. I am not worried about men who have never really been fighters, or soldiers or martial artists. This veneer of civilization, this facade that separates us from our true nature as Hunter-Gatherers is whisper-thin.
It will not take much exposure to real danger for the average man to unleash the inner animal. You'll be better prepared if you take the time and invest the mental energy now to work through the emotional aspects of behaving in a truly ugly fashion.
Self Defense is the moral high ground in any conflict. If another man intends to harm you or kill you, or anyone in your Tribe, you have the natural law right to defend yourself and kill him, and in my world, you do not need to wait until he makes the first move.
If you have decided that violence is imminent, act. If you remain in the moral safe-zone of self defense, your conscience should not haunt you for being ugly. And in the Ruckus many folks see coming our way, there will be brutal, horrific violence for a long time, months at least, perhaps years.
Reconcile now, if you are able, that when you must grab a man by his belt and pull him toward you because his 1911 is pointed at you, center mass, and he intends to kill you and have your women, it is self defense. When you make your move and risk everything by doing the unexpected and pulling him close so you can sink your KA-BAR to the hilt in his belly, then rip upward as the stink of his blood and guts wash over you, it is self defense. When his body begins to convulse and he tries to process what is happening, and you push the muzzle aside, and you draw the blade again, opening a new wound, it is self defense as he dies, shuddering on your blade.
Or, when LEO crushes resistance and everyone goes to the bread line on Tuesdays, and LEO has a routine of coming and disappearing people on Thursday nights, and you know your neighbor helps the government machine do its work by processing the arrest orders at City Hall - when you ambush him one day on his way to work and use a claw hammer to end his paper processing career, it is self defense.
Weapons and gear can help. But as General Patton was quoted, wars are won by men who take the decision to fight and win.
Our Constitution, Declaration and Bill of Rights were written in the hope that moral men would hold the seats of power, taking violence out of politics. But they specifically wrote into our documents their understanding that if amoral or immoral men take power and use that power to steal your Liberty, there is usually only one way to take it back.
You will have to take your 2A tools, whether a slick black rifle, or a basic 1911, or an old, second-hand KA-BAR, or a claw hammer from the shed, and go to work. The work is ugly and it can be hard on the Soul, even if you remain in the safe moral territory of self defense.
You are the man who is responsible for ensuring that you live and die at Liberty.
Wars are won by men...
Posted by K at 7:04 PM