You Mean “Unwise”

Some old codger offers advice to some wannabe mercenaries, and I can’t argue with a single thing he says. Sample:

“You’ve got no idea what road you are starting down. Romance and idealism wears off really fast when you’re lying in a pool of your own blood trying to stuff your intestines back into your torn abdomen.”

It’s the thing which sometimes keeps me awake at night: not that I’m the guy on the ground, but that I might be the cause of it.


  1. I have mixed feelings about the civil war they trying to start. On the one hand it would be terrible, bloody, and there is no guarantee the result would be better than where we are at now.

    On the other hand, may as well get it over now before I get any older and start rebuilding so that it isn’t hanging over my son’s head his whole life.

  2. Hmmmmm.

    One of my favourite bloggers made a casual remark, ‘that street protest should be banned – but of course ya can’t do that because of freedom and stuff…’. It’s a valid comment – these things aren’t demonstrations, they’re riots, mobs, and brawls. They’ve literally become a venue for stupid people – violent, stupid people. I suppose though, that if such events were banned, the perps would just find some other place to fight.

    I don’t see a civil war coming of this. They’ll all run like hares when the first shots are fired and they’ll think twice when they actually see the bodies getting bagged and tagged. It’s all fun and games to bully someone who doesn’t have the time and patience for your chit; it’s quite another to close with a foe and fight him eyeball to eyeball with a gun. I don’t think the kids in this are that motivated.

    1. Note they tend to do the rioting thing in places where the Democratic local leadership holds the same views, and will just let them go to it?

    2. The First Amendment states, in part, the right of the people to peaceably assemble and seek redress of grievances.

      Note that word: ‘peaceably’.

      I know there are politicians and cops who will happily go weasel wordy, but the plain fact is that if you’re setting fires, throwing rocks, hitting people with sticks, etc… it ain’t peaceable.

      I used to think these idiots suffered from ‘Selma envy’; they wanted SO BAD to be part of a movement that would change things for the better. But they can’t even get the nonviolent, civil disobedience part right!

  3. An able marksman, a suppressed .22 boltie rifle, subsonic ammo and a very well thought out “hide”.

    The average “protest” would dissolve with ten rounds or less, delivered to the “leaders” (you know, the ones behind the crowd with the bullhorns, etc.), and to the visibly most violent front-liners.

    Cold and dispassionate action in the face of undisciplined thuggery, seems like a winning recipe to me.

    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

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