CDR Salamander: Paris to San Bernardino; the Pettiness of Our Politics

Though uncomfortable to address, there is this simple truth – this Long War is global, international, and is not going anywhere. If you think bringing in hundreds of thousands of immigrants from already radicalized nations will decrease these attacks, you are wrong.If you think talking about climate change will decrease this slaughter, you are delusional.

If you think the response to an attack by a hostile and foreign socio-political-religious movement is to attack the rights of your own citizens to speak, move, communicate, and defend themselves – then you are worse than wrong – you are providing aid and comfort to the enemy.

Source: CDR Salamander: Paris to San Bernardino; the Pettiness of Our Politics

Emphasis mine. And I think that really is the heart of the matter. As the world grows ever more interconnected, via air travel and technology, we will increasingly see this sort of attack. And frankly, there is very little the security services of the state can do to stop them, without becoming a nightmare police state straight out of a bad dystopian novel.

And in keeping with the traditional American spirit of independence and self determination, I would suggest two things:

  1. Arm yourself, legally.
  2. Increase your situational awareness. Don’t go heads down on your smart phone and tune out the world. That’s not to say be paranoid, but rather simply pay attention to what is happening in your immediate vicinity. And profile people. Yes, you should profile people. You know pretty well walking down a city street which people pose no threat, and which one is the crazy guy that you want to cross the street to avoid. Trust your instincts.

3 thoughts on “CDR Salamander: Paris to San Bernardino; the Pettiness of Our Politics”

  1. Teach your children well. Take them out of the government brain-washing institutions if you can.

    1. Yeah, homeschooling is not really a particularly good option. Lots of parents really really really suck as teachers, and believing in God isn’t going to change that and make them into a brilliant educator when they’re just flat out NOT.

      If you’re that interested, let them go to public school and then deprogram them when they get home at the end of the day. Give them your side of the story. If you’ve got the skills to be a teacher, then you’ll easily be able to overcome the propaganda, and your kids will have a good sense of how to recognize the propaganda.

      If you think *that* is too much effort, then you *really* have no idea how much *more* effort it takes to homeschool.

      Source: I was homeschooled for a couple years.

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