That's the conclusion of The Intrepid Reporter in a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred article about the current violence in our streets. He uses a lot of profanity (like many veterans), so unless you can live with that, you won't want to read the original post. This being a family-friendly blog, I've taken the liberty of redacting the profanity to publish these excerpts from his article.
Seems that it's now apparent in the Hallowed Halls our Lords and Betters are completely unhinged. ****ing Full Stop, Strong Message(s) Follows.
First, Over the weekend, the National Guard came under fire from a drive by. No serious hits, BUT:
... what the hell was going on when the gangbangers did their ****? These kids in the NG... must not be one combat vet among 'em. No one shot back, no one caught them, and they got away clean, which means there's going to be a lot more instances of this ****, except if the Gangbangers decide they want to snatch some DotMil firepower... It's obvious that the Rules of Engagement are ****ed to the max.
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If I were a Guardsman, I'd be quitting right here, right now. Hell, if I was the CO, I'd be telling the State Adjutant General, "Change the R.O.E. or find another sucker to patrol you fat ****. Do it your damned self." **** that shit. No boolits? No ability to return fire? Jail if you do? **** that. Bag that and go home.
And then, in The District of Criminals, where we still have 5000 ****ing troops garrisoning the town, seems that Blac Block went ape this weekend. BLM and BB went after a gorgeous fountain in Dupont Circle was attacked and defaced. ****ing assholes. They threw molotovs and defaced it with their usual ****ing commie slogans.
Not one. single. cop. or. guardsman. even tried to stop them.
How in the **** does that work?
It was on orders from on High
I keep telling myself that "things can't be that ****ed up"
My own personal cognitive dissonance Aye?
But apparently they are
I mean just how in the hell does Queen Maxine ... Waters get away with z.e.r.o. consequences for literally going to Minneapolis, riling up the crowd (incite many riots you ****?) and then our National Guard folks get shot at on American Soil????
We are rapidly devolving into Iraq, the Sudan, Rwanda... you name it, we're sliding down that route. Until one of these Court Jesters and/or, preferably "and" gets their noggin blown open, and what little cranial matter gets thrown on a wall in a Jackson Pollack-esque decorative manner, then this **** will keep happening.
It's a zero-sum game
As long as We the People allow these spoiled brats to get away with this ****, with no consequences, and no jail time, nevermind the ultimate punishment then they'll keep on keepin' on as Joe Dirt would say.
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People are ****ing sick and tired. The more you push, the harder you push, it's going to be very sudden and very violent and there's no stopping it once it does go all "Wild Wild West"... No idea what that trigger will be, but man, It's Coming Soon
There's more at the link.
Friends, I don't want to agree with his assessment . . . but I'm a combat veteran too, albeit one who wore a different uniform and fought my wars on a different continent. I have to agree with him. I'm not blind; neither am I deaf or dumb. I listen to the voices I hear around me, I talk to friends who are themselves veterans, and I share views with many who are not veterans, but who are patriotic Americans faithful to the vision of the Founding Fathers. I hear many of them echoing his sentiments.
I think the extremist progressive left has no idea of the immense enmity they're storing up for themselves in the hearts and souls of normal Americans. They appear to believe that they can have it all their own way: that they can intimidate the populace into letting them get away with (literally) murder, and many lesser crimes. They may even be right, in the "blue cities" dominated by their pet politicians. However, that doesn't apply to many other localities, both urban and rural. If the urban terrorists currently plaguing Minneapolis and scaring the locals were to try their antics here in northern Texas, I think many of them would be going home in body bags - and it wouldn't be the police who put them there. It would be local citizens of all races, who'd take one look at their shenanigans and reach for their rifles with a snort of "Not here, you don't!" (Their language would be a lot more like The Intrepid Reporter's than mine!) I have friends in the local black community, and believe me, their reactions to BLM, Antifa and the so-called Black Bloc are, shall we say, anything but supportive.
When I heard Maxine Waters whipping up racial hatred, resentment and violence in Minneapolis last week, I was outraged. Why she hasn't already been charged with misconduct by its Ethics Committee is a stain on the honor of the House of Representatives - to add to the many self-inflicted stains that body and its members have already inflicted on themselves. She probably won't be charged, of course. The left looks after its own. Nevertheless, her antics are a disgrace, and there needs to be an appropriate response to them - and to her. I suspect there will be, if not now, then in due course.
Nor is she alone in her mendacity. The same lies are evident in many left-wing progressive organizations. To name just one current example, Miguel points out the falsehoods and errors in an ACLU fisking of that state's Combating Public Disorder Bill. They're openly lying to the people of Florida, and they're utterly shameless about it. How can anyone in his right mind support an organization like that?
I've said on several previous occasions - most recently just last week - that we're sliding down the slippery slope that leads to a fourth-generation-conflict civil war. It seems The Intrepid Reporter sees things the same way; and I know we're far from alone in recognizing the signs of the times. The gaping divide between the progressive left and racial extremists on the one hand, and "normal Americans" on the other, is yawning wider than ever. I don't know that it's feasible to bridge it any longer.
Be warned, friends, and be prepared.