The following comment was published on my post ‘To the Volunteers who Emailed Me‘:
Max, You’re can probably lay all of this out more eloquently than I. So I won’t be offended if you don’t allow this to post. But I agree with AlleyF that why we fight is a critical question. I’m not sure that many of us can articulate the why in a convincing manner.
That being said, Max you are spot on. My outrage is about innocents being massacred by evil men with an evil agenda. Regardless of what religion the people are genocide and atrocity must be stopped. It is a matter of basic human morals and ethics, the religions of the victim , the defenders or the murderers doesn’t come into play. Neither does race, ethnicity, gender, etc.
After the genocides of WWII the victor nations reviewed what had just happened at the hands of the German, and Japanese (we kind of ignored what the allies did) and made the categorical statement “Never Again”. We punished a sufficient number of war criminals. We felt good about ourselves and went on about our business.
Since our “Never Again” we in the west have sat on our hands and watched Pol Pot murder 1.7 million, Kim Il Sung murder 1.6 million, Menghistu (Ethiopia) murder 1.5 million, Yakubu Gowon (Biafra) murder over 1 million,, Leonid Brezhnev murder about 1 million, and on and on and on. Depending on the researchers over 14,000,000 have been murdered in purges, genocides, dissident executions, etc.
The question has always been when is it going to end. There has never been an answer. We in the west have always kicked the can down the road to deal with later.
We now have an evil group raising up in an area from which we removed an arguably tyrannical despot, but left no protection of the populace. The very government that destroyed what little protection the citizens of the area enjoyed is now not disposed to do anything, it seems now up to individuals organizing together to get it done…or else just accept that it’s OK to massacre women, children, peaceable men, folks who just want to make a living and raise their families.
That is a position that I cannot abide. We have to act.
That being said, I am 110% in agreement with Max’s requirement for legitimacy provided by PMC status, otherwise any volunteers will end up branded as terrorists by our very own government. I am 110% behind his requirement to finance the work adequately, to provide adequate support and supplies, to provide salary and insurance and support to the families that remain at home.
The major disappointment I have is the lack of support I see for stopping this evil wave of genocide. Almost everyone I talk with tells me its a government’s job. I have tried to talk to my representatives and get shoved off onto staffers who mouth a bunch of BS platitudes.
I guess what it boils down to is that until it’s their family (or constituents for the politicians) that whole “Never Again” thing is just another worthless line in the sand for most Americans. One that means nothing and stands for nothing.
I am thoroughly disappointed in the majority of Americans. I’m not sure they are worth fighting for, but I know that when the time comes there will be a small minority that will gear up and fight evil on behalf of the innocents. I only hope that there are enough because with our example to the world, we won’t be able to depend on outside help.
I really couldn’t say it better myself. Since I started up this theme on the site of the potential to go and fight ISIS, I have had a whole bunch of whining. I made it clear from the start that doing something like this is a personal decision. It comes down to rightful liberty. If you want to fight, and there is an option to do so, then do so. If you don’t, stop with the whining about those who want to.
I think my opinions on the radical left, who are otherwise known as libtards, are fairly clear from my writings. However, I also object to the extreme right. Whether that be the extreme religious or political or religious/political types. I personally object to organized religion as a force for evil in the world. History shows it as a force for political control and enrichment. I sympathize with the kind local village versions of Christianity because I was brought up in that manner – more a display of a version of natural morality than an organized religion IMHO. But I’d much rather talk about Valhalla! As for Islam, I don’t consider it a religion. It is a political cult and the civilizational enemy of our culture. There is no appeasement.
Here is an interesting article discussing ISIS and its relationship to Islam, over at the Sultan Knish Blog: ‘What is wrong with ISIS, is what is wrong with Islam.’
The main problem with the ‘right’ in America is that it is always within inches of slipping over the edge into madness. There is sensible chat about rightful liberty, threats of tyranny, problems in the country, and then there is always a website or a commenter waiting in the wings to drag it all down with some madness. It’s the insane type of conspiracy theories. It’s the belief in any rumor thrown up on the net because it makes you feel good. I have followed those links, I have explored it, and therein lies the route to madness.
It is exactly that type of brainwashing on the right that discredits what those who support rightful liberty are fighting for. We are simply Americans, standing up against the madness of the radical left, and the destruction to our country and society that they have wrought. That doesn’t include the madness: the chemtrails, the conspiracies, the Jooos, the shapeshifting reptiles, the alien banksters, or whatever. To list a few. Please just give it up, you are just discrediting yourselves. What work does the radical left have to do when there are those types of mad conspiracies out there. Even if some of them were true, unless you can actually see it or show it, you just look like a nutter! Deal with what is there, real tyranny, SWAT teams flashbanging babies etc.
It’s not just the more insane type of conspiracy theories – there is also a political brainwashing on the right, that equates with that on the left, which gives people these canned opinions. When I hear talk of Jooos, banksters, NWO, the UN etc., I know we are going down that road. Maybe some of you will stop reading my site after reading this, but that is what I think. I see what I consider to be reality – the threat to our society and country from the real actions of the left. Infiltration by radical activists, our school system, political correctness, advancing bureaucratic tyranny and diminishing freedoms, to give a couple of examples. I can reach out and touch that. And you know what? Its the fault of the American people, for standing by and letting it happen. Selfish little worlds.
As to the Ferguson madness: what better example is there of the ills of this country than the circus that is going on there?
This is why I have this guidance at the top of the MVT Forum:
MVT Forum: A Tactical Forum for the Armed Citizen.
Vision: to provide a forum for the constructive discussion of all matters tactical and related, as an alternative to ‘tacticool’ forums propagating unsuitable and non-combat effective tactics. To do this while remaining free from dogma, or falling into narrow thinking. An open minded and constructive approach.
Intent: to educate civilians in the correct ways to conduct tactics, and hence increase the survivability and effectiveness of such civilians when facing tactical threats.
To avoid: narrow thinking, civil disorder against legitimate government, terrorist threats, and radical political agendas. All crazy far out theories, whether true or not! Legitimacy is imperative.
Acceptable: discussions on Liberty and threats to it, societal collapse, and fighting potential enemies foreign or domestic. Resistance to threats of tyranny, foreign invasion or the like.
You must seek legitimacy. 24,000 Spetsnaz hidden in a US Army base in America? Plausible? No. Trust, but verify – no, don’t trust, verify!
The worst part of the dialogue about ISIS in Iraq was the bleating about anyone going somehow betraying America because we are needed here. How? Also, the “please don’t leave us we need training” bleating. Really? Are you training now? Why are some of my class spaces unfilled? Have you taken the advice to do PT seriously?
I get called all sorts of names by isolationist types who do not feel the call to go and fight bad guys in the Middle East. They cite the problems in this country, as if we would somehow deploy here and fight – what exactly? Here in the USA it is simply a matter of standing up in your everyday life and acting like a real American. The BS stops with you, whether it is your kid being suspended for playing army, or the EPA taking control of your pond or wood burning stove. That’s all it takes. What are these types doing against the things they are railing about?
In my opinion the same thought process that goes to being an isolationist is what goes to being a selfish retreat bunker type. It is selfishness, pure and simple. These types will never do anything but try to haul their fat-asses out of an easy chair to shoot at someone who is trying to steal their food stash. And then die, because they never trained. None of these “Americans”, whether they consider themselves preppers or are just sheeple, will ever do anything about anything. Yet they whine at those of us who feel strongly enough to go to another country and fight evil at its source. In the Lord of the Rings, did they fight evil in the Shire, or go to Mordor?
If you are mentally prepared and willing to engage in combat you know that it is a roll of the dice. Through training, preparation and planning you try you mitigate risk as much as possible. Unless you are willing to risk it for your team, you will never do anything in combat but die. Oh yes, the trained guys may also ‘take one for the team’ and they know that. All cover is temporary. If you stay there and do nothing you will die. This is where the bunker prepper type gets it wrong. Because ultimately he is a selfish coward. However many guns he buys, he will die on his stash.
If you engage in combat and wish to win, you need to take calculated risks, sometimes wild ones. You have to put your ass on the line to support your team. If they are pinned down, you need to put your head up to relieve the enemy fire that is incoming onto them. You may take one in the skull as a result. Suck it up.
Yes, you may be killed or wounded. That is a risk that anyone volunteering for combat will take. What makes you so special anyway that you should be the one who doesn’t fight, who lets others do it for you? It’s the same, as I have commented before, with potential future tyranny or foreign invasion in this country. Some will fight, and others will look after themselves and expect to crawl out of their holes at the end, after others have done the heavy lifting and sacrifice. The meek expect to inherit the earth.
That is all.