“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly;
you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with
all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.
There may even be a worse case.
You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory,
because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
~ Winston Churchill ~
Obama: Days of U.S. ‘meddling with impunity’ in hemisphere are over...
Another fundamental aspect of American national defense falls - the Monroe Doctrine.
Americans are watching the dismantlement of every significant national defensive tool put in place over hundreds of years, since before the Revolution. From control of our national borders to marking our Militias for extermination, to marking the Liberty Auxiliary for death or camps, to allowing the most unstable, Evil entities on the planet access and control of nuclear weapons, to embracing Enemies of Liberty, to strengthening Domestic Enemies who would strip us all of Liberty, to this repudiation of a Doctrine that has helped define a hard line of national defense for centuries. There are those among us who will squeal that my position is "Statism" and support for the "Military-Industrial Complex".
It is simply common sense to warn identified Bad Actors not to come into your neighborhood - whether that neighborhood is a few square blocks where your family lives, or our continent.
Yes, I said "Our Continent" If you don't like that, ESAD.
In six and a half years, one Administration has done more to infringe our Liberty and embolden our foreign enemies than any other in our history. And our foreign enemies are not merely emboldened - they have made generational, tangible strides in acquiring the ways and means of slaughtering Americans at home.
You and I know this has been coming for hundreds of years. It has been a slow creep since Marbury v Madison, moving toward one inevitable moment when we will defend ourselves as a people, or we will slip under the yoke of a hard tyranny, one that will take a thousand years or more to defeat. You and I have also watched and complained as the final major impediments to that hard tyranny have been systematically de-constructed since 2008.
Prepping and training and networking is all good. But none of it will ever stop an enemy who is willing to do Hard Things, and who is doing those Hard Things with zero regard to our preps and training and networking - and doesn't even worry about the "optics" of his actions. This Administration no longer cares that they do these things without even a veneer of legitimacy. They have taken our measure. They are not impressed.
I have spoken of the "Window of Opportunity" for years. I have warned that there will come a time, in our lifetimes, when that window will close. Churchill articulated it best. His quote is at the top of this post. I have counseled every one of my Combatives students: Once a serious fighter has you in a rear naked choke, you have between 3 and 7 seconds before you are done. Your odds of escaping in those seconds are nearly nil. You'd better defeat that choke before it ever begins.
You and I are very close to having that metaphorical choke put in place. We will be done very soon.