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Shooting at Fort Shock’n’Awe

With F Troop “sheltering in place” within.

I have written for years about America’s absurd paramilitarized bureaucracy: the federal Secretary of Education who employs not a single teacher but is the only education minister in the western world with his own SWAT team; Virginia’s beverage regulators with their crack sparkling waterboarding team; USDA’s Bunny Team Six; Wisconsin’s Deer Team Six; the IRS agents ready to take out your W2 with an AR-15

Apparently the only government department without a military force at its disposal is the military. So when a lone shooter opens up at an army base, Fort Shock’n’Awe has to call 911 and “shelter in place” until the county sheriff arrives. For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform.

This seems, to put it politely, perverse – even for bases that don’t sprawl over 340 square miles and have a population of 56,000. Years ago, American comics used to mock the unarmed British constabulary. Was it Robin Williams who did that routine about the copper in pursuit of a ne’er-do-well? “Stop! Or I’ll shout ‘Stop!’ again…” The United States Government has taken it to the next level: everyone’s armed except the army.

So what happens to a nation stupid, gutless, and feckless enough to render its defenders defenseless? We’ll be finding out soon enough, I guess. Looks like we are all Boston “strong” now.

Update! Bang, zoom, to the moon.

This is the third mass shooting on a military base in five years, and it’s because our trained soldiers aren’t allowed to carry defensive weapons. Anti-gun activists have turned our military bases into soft targets for killers.

That statement doesn’t just apply to military bases.

Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers. It’s time to repeal this deadly anti-gun law before it creates another mass killing. This is another tragedy created by anti-gun activists. If members of Congress are protected by loaded automatic weapons in the Capitol they have no right to deny that right to trained soldiers on base.

Absoposilutely. Right in every last detail. Gun-free zones are actually target-rich killing fields for those who aren’t concerned about or even much interested in whatever silly-assed legislation “liberal” nitwits pass to wish away their irrational, childish fears. A goodly portion of the blood is therefore on their hands. All of it, all over the country, and not just at Ft Hood. Period.


2 thoughts on “Shooting at Fort Shock’n’Awe

  1. The military is the wholly owned social laboratory of the government. Eisenhower led the way with racial desegregation (a good thing). Since then the military has felt every panacea to strike the fancy of any bureaucrat big enough to swing his weight. From health food fads to fitness programs to management protocols to the governing of their enclaves. Those with enough time within their grasp will have seen necks measured, inches pinched, bmi’s measured, run a mile times scrutinized, total quality, diet plans and much more.

    Not to mention, if you drive on base you will be randomly pulled over to have your papers checked. If you ride a bike you will wear the requisite safety gear. If you want to rollerblade you will have knee pads, elbow pads, helmet and safety gloves. On a motorcycle you will wear a helmet, safety glasses or a visor, boots, gloves (not the kind with the fingers cut off), a jacket (of proper density) and a high vis vest. If you wear a backpack the backpack will have a reflective belt (the belt on the backpack won’t double for the vest).

    If you work on a base you will complete yearly training about how to deal with the opposite sex and those for whom sexual identity is somewhat of a journey of discovery. Jokes are not allowed but occasionally…well…Once a handy pocket sexual abuse decoder was handed out. It had spinney wheels and pull up and down lists. It was where I first saw “mushroom stamping” referred to and yes, the definition was right there. That didn’t last long. And no, you’ll have to look that one up for your selves.

    All the shopping is controlled. The commissary is run by the military. The BX or PX (AFFES) is run by a “non-profit” and anyone wishing to operate a shop pays AAFES 20%. It’s really just crony capitalism as AFFES is a non profit run by a board of directors. They may not have shareholders but that doesn’t mean the officers don’t get a pretty good salary.

    Guns are not allowed. There is yearly training on how to deal with “active shooters” and according to that training you will hide and if you must confront the shooter you are advised to use whatever you can lay your hands on; well, except for a gun. Hide, communicate and wait for the security forces.

    The military base is where the collectivist dream is lived out. It’s a top down structure, everyone reports to someone, everyone works, the shopping is provided & controlled, housing is provided according to your rank (or paid for, according to your rank). Your position within the hierarchy is determined by your superiors. You are required to be fit. You will obey (that baloney about taking an oath to the Constitution is mostly crap; you also, and primarily, have a responsibility to obey; if you refuse to obey a given order, even an un-Constitutional order, you will be court-martialed)

    It’s the perfect society. If you are meant to have fun, MWR will issue it to you.

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"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." – Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution

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