Too many people in America act like sheep.
Did this title strike a nerve? I hope so! Too much is at stake here to be worried about political correctness. If a few people are so insecure that a few words trigger a total psychological meltdown on their part … too bad. We are reaping that which the “no individual responsibility, everyone gets a trophy, you can’t play tag on the schoolyard at recess, helicopter parenting” mentality has sown in our country. There are just not enough blankies, puppies, and cups of warm cocoa to go around. It is too bad, and I hope the pendulum begins to swing back the other way soon … before it is too late.
We desperately need a few more sheepdogs!
Why do I say this? Well, step back, clear your eyes, and take a good look around. America, the greatest nation on this planet, is being attacked by a coordinated and well-funded radical left movement, and we are in real danger of losing our country.
This post has been stewing in my brain since the first presidential debate. Yes, the event was a complete catastrophe. I think both candidates performed like two spoiled 70-year-old toddlers. President Trump came on way too hard and aggressively. The endless whoppers Joe Biden told were utterly unbelievable. And Chris Wallace? Well, Wallace should probably move over to MSNBC or CNN. The most fabulous “moderator” in modern history quickly lost complete control of the debate, and his bias was blatantly evident.
Here are just three examples:
Chris Wallace asked President Trump to go on the record [again], and denounce White Supremacy. President Trump answered that he had already done so numerous times.
In fact, President Trump had just recently announced a plan to prosecute both Antifa and the KKK as terrorist groups. The last time I checked, the KKK was a white supremacy group.
Of course, that was not the answer Chris Wallace wanted, so he pressed harder. President Trump asked exactly which group Biden and Wallace wanted him to denounce (which was a tactical blunder on his part). Biden replied, “Proud Boys.” Trump answered by telling the Proud Boys “stand back and stand by.” I don’t know, maybe Trump should have said, “stand down.” You know how we love to parse words these days.
Here is my problem. Did Chris Wallace then turn to Joe Biden and ask him to denounce Antifa or BLM? No, he did not.
Yes, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU consider Proud Boys a violent right-wing hate group. However, they believe that almost all conservative organizations are violent hate groups. They are both incredibly left-leaning, after all.
Side Note: Did you know the ACLU was initially a communist organization? It was. I read the memo where they announced the decision to change their name because too many Americans really disliked communists. A copy of the memo was available on the internet at one time. It may have disappeared by now.
After President Trump’s “stand down'” request, Enrique Tarrio (hardly a WASP name), leader of Proud Boys, is reported to have stated, “That’s my president.”
FYI: This is Enrique Tarrio. He is Afro-Cuban. Enrique is the national leader of the Proud Boys, which includes a large number of Black and Hispanic members. The media reports that Proud Boys is a white supremacy hate group. However, the truth is the group is anti-Antifa, anti-rioters, anti-communism, anti-socialism, and anti-looters. They are pro-law enforcement and pro-USA.
Aside from Enrique, could some white supremacists be lurking among the ranks of Proud Boys members? Of course, there could.
Now, here’s a hard question for you. Can you be honest with me! Could there be black supremacists included in the ranks of BLM? Hmmm.
Biden laughed, saying that Antifa doesn’t exist – that Antifa is just an idea. Ok, Joe! If Antifa is just an idea – it is one that uses real bricks, clubs, Molotov cocktails, fireworks, and other ideas to threaten, intimidate, and destroy Americans and American businesses. You should get out of your basement more often, Joe.
I mean, we could say that the Waffen-SS was just an idea as well. Of course, they murdered millions. But here’s the rub. Did Chris Wallace press good old Uncle Joe on this comment? Nope!
So, Antifa attacks Americans, burns American businesses, beats up American journalists, and yes, sometimes accidentally set themselves on fire with Molotov cocktails.
Who do the Proud Boys clash with? Antifa! Maybe if law enforcement was allowed to do its job, other Americans wouldn’t have to step in to help.
I have a real problem with this one. I will tell you upfront, I am not a racist. You certainly don’t have to belive me, but it’s true. My family is one of incredible diversity. I just believe all lives matter. In my opinion, if you have to put a color in front of “lives matter,” you’re a racist.
But BLM is not about race at all. If they were, they would care about all the black communities being destroyed by BLM’s “white” useful idiots. They would care about the Black on Black crime in our big cities, the shooting of innocent children in drive-by attacks, , the fatherless children, the drugs, the poverty, and the millions of Black lives and families being ruined every day. But they don’t. That is because BLM is a Marxist movement. They just use race to achieve their goals.
You don’t believe me? Have you read their mission statement, their charter, or any of their handouts? Incidentally, you can’t find any of this on their website anymore. It was there, I saw it! But, they recently scrubbed it all clean. I guess some people were beginning to take notice, after all.
Here, let me help!
Read these quotes carefully. They look innocuous at first glance. But what do the words actually mean?
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.Handout 1 – Black Lives Matter Document Set
We cultivate an intergenerational and communal network free from ageism. We believe that all people, regardless of age, show up with the capacity to lead and learn.
We see ourselves as part of the global Black family, and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted or privileged as Black people who exist in different parts of the world.
You won’t find these statements on their website anymore. I wonder why? And I am sorry, but there is a massive difference in the knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and leadership abilities of 16-year-olds and 50-year-olds. Wisdom is accumulated through experience, which requires time.
BLM leaders have even admitted in several interviews that they are a Marxist organization. This isn’t new news, but it may indeed be news to you. This guy really sums it up very well in his video, which also includes a historically accurate portrayal of Fascism.
Yes. The lunatics are now running the asylum. “Protected groups,” long separated, isolated, protected, and coddled by the Democrat Party because they were “useful” as voting blocks, have escaped the plantation, and joining together in “collective” entitlement thinking, are burning down the house.
In short, some groups of really unpleasant people with an incredibly dangerous left-wing agenda are running around this country doing bad things to good people. The Dems don’t want to stop it! Why? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that both the DNC and BLM raise money through ActBlue. Antifa doesn’t need ActBlue because they have George Soros, who seems to have bottomless pockets.
So, who are you going to call?
When a group of BLM protesters decides to drag you out of your car and beat you to a pulp, or an Antifa mob decides to burn down your small family-owned business because you have an American flag hanging out front, who are you going to call?
Well, the way things are going, you might as well call the Ghost Busters! Combine the radical left’s push to defund or eliminate the police with the backstabbing and “stand down” orders from radical left politicians like Bill de Blasio and Ted Wheeler, and you have a severe problem. The cops won’t be there. Or, even if they are, good cops will be reluctant to act out of fear of being falsely charged with a crime for doing their job.
You may find yourself completely on your own!
There is a reason gun sales have surged since March. And a large percentage of these sales are to first-time buyers. People are scared and want to be able to protect themselves and their families. And I do not blame them one bit.
We all think – it won’t happen to me. However, I was accosted not too long ago in a grocery store by a twenty-something punk who looked like prime Antifa material. He didn’t like my patriotic t-shirt. Fortunately for him, he did not push things too far. I am pretty confident he would have had a terrible day. He simply saw an older man … and did not know he was picking a fight with a veteran who served with the 101st Air Assault Division, and who is also a trained bodyguard, a 5th-degree blackbelt, and who carries. Of course, I am glad he decided to stomp off muttering curses rather than escalate things. The fact is … you just don’t know.
Become a Sheepdog
Are you buying a gun?
Don’t just buy a gun. Learn to use it proficiently. Go to the range regularly. Take classes. I train regularly to stay proficient at certain skills.
- Can you get your weapon out of its holster quickly … and without having it taken from you in the process (weapon retention)?
- Can you shoot accurately from any position?
- Can you shoot well one-handed … right and left (what if your “shooting hand” is injured)?
- Can you reload or rack your pistol one-handed?
- Can you shoot when breathing hard?
- Do you know when not to shoot!!
- What do you do if you are involved in a shooting incident (I recommend joining USCCA)?
Get in shape
Join a gym, run, bicycle, dance, hike, do yoga, lift weights, but do something. You don’t have to be a super athlete. After all, you are not training to fight eighteen rounds. Most serious self-defense situations are actually over pretty quickly.
Study a serious martial art
We are not talking sport karate here. When your life or the life of those you care about is on the line, there are no rules. The driving need is simply not to lose. A back fist to the forehead or a jump spinning roundhouse kick to the head just isn’t going to work. There are dojos out there that train martial arts as they were initially intended – a system of personal combat, and not as a sport or a pathway to some kind of omnipresent supergalactic oneness. Find one, join, and train seriously.
OMG! You’re advocating violence!
No, I am not advocating violence here. But I do believe that you, as a free and law-abiding American, have the God-given right to protect yourself, your family, and your livelihood from injury or the wanton and idiotic destruction of radical left-wing rioters that are determined to destroy America. That right, clearly enunciated in the Declaration of Independence, is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. That is why the left wants these documents gone and forgotten.
Also, this is not about being paranoid; it is about being prepared
Of course, you may choose not to protect yourself. That is certainly your right as an American citizen. However, you do not have the right to deprive me of the means to protect my family and those I love.
I would also add that when you are sitting in your car, and Antifa thugs are smashing in the windows with sledgehammers and threatening your family with Molotov cocktails, it is a little too late to make that decision to be prepared.
So you decide … it’s your choice; sheep or sheepdog?
We can always be a bit more prepared than we were yesterday. No matter your age or condition, you can do something to improve your ability to protect yourself and those you love. Make that first step in your decision to be a sheepdog and not a sheep. America needs you to step up.
11 thoughts on “Be A Sheepdog”
Great stuff DC! Thank you for your service.
Thanks, Reid! Hope all is well in the Windy City!
The reason why actually saying “Black” lives matter (as much as anyone’s) is because that is a new concept to many in this country. Hopefully saying it will help the message finally sink in.
Why are some white people so fearful of Black violence? When was the last time a Black person was invited into a white bible study group and pulled out a pistol and shot all nine of them dead because of their race? For centuries, widespread violence by white terrorists (against Blacks and whites) has been tolerated, overlooked and minimized by many. It remains the number one domestic terrorist threat.
Sorry, I reject that completely.
I am not responsible for centuries of other people’s violence.
And there have been terrorists of all colors, races, and creeds for centuries. No one group holds a monopoly on violence and I will stand against the violent acts of anyone regardless of their race or color.
I did not single out fear of “black violence.” This was not about “black violence.” Most of Antifa and a great number of BLM’s thugs are white. I also pointed out that many Proud Boy members are not white, but Black and Hispanic. This was about radical left-wing violence.
BLM is a self-admitted Marxist group that does nothing to improve the lives of Black Americans. They just chose a slogan they knew many Americans with no critical thinking skills would accept and mindlessly repeat.
Your eyes read what you wanted to read, not what I wrote.
However, On that note, I still remember “Pigs in a blanket, Fry them like bacon” BLM is directly responsible for the deaths of several Black law enforcement officers.
There is so much here that it is difficult to weigh in on with any brevity. I will choose just one recommendation to echo. If you own a gun, learn how to use it in every situation and condition. If you are confident in using your weapon appropriately, get a permit to carry concealed. I also recommend joining USCCA or a similar organization devoted to protecting you should you ever have to discharge your weapon. If you cannot commit to the work involved in responsibly carrying a firearm, don’t bother!
Sorry! I guess I was a little wound up, Brad. This was not one of my more succinct posts. This had been brewing for several days and I guess I needed to let off some steam. 🙄
Your echoing recommendations are right on target!
Sometimes you just got to say what you got to say, Mr. G. What you lacked in brevity you made up for with clear and superb writing!
Great article. Anyone who wants to learn self-defense; I recommend Tim Larkin. You can look him up on line. About getting a right-to-carry. I took the class and went on line with our county to get the process started. I have to wait 2 1/2 months (that will be after the election) for an appointment with the county to get things going. (I live in a democrat controlled county) Who knows what obstacles they’ll throw in my way after that. We’re being taken over from the inside by communists that call themselves Democrats and Republicans, and so many people refuse to see it because they believe whatever they hear on the fake news. Okay. I just blew off some steam too. But it needs to be said because people need to wake up. It’s getting scary out there.
Indeed it is! This is a turning point election for our country. Even though Trump can be crass and refuses to play the swamp’s games, and sometimes says things that make me wince, he stands strong for personal freedom and individual responsibility. A vote for Biden is a vote to end freedom in America and bring in the socialist big-government statists. I’d give us 12 to 20 years, and we’ll be just another collapsed banana republic.
If Trump doesn’t win, we’re all in big trouble.