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Do not give in to Evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Much gnashing of teeth over at KABA, where, in response to Spartacus' "Distant Early Warnings", someone suggested attacking supporters of the apparatchiks once they are sent to kill American gun owners.

Certain folks are deeply offended by even a mention of such things.

More thoughtful students of man's bestial nature might want to read these archival records from the Boer War at Stanford University, which contain the following quote from General Phil Sheridan:

The proper strategy consists in inflicting as telling blows as possible on the enemy's army, and then causing the inhabitants so much suffering that they must long for peace, and force the government to demand it. The people must be left with nothing but their eyes to weep with over the war.

--U.S. Army General Philip Sheridan, advice to Otto Von Bismark, 1870)

Listen also to this BBC Radio program re the Boer War as you consider how empires behave towards those who defy them.

Readers with similar questions will be rewarded by Thomas Pakenham's 'Boer War'.

Those looking for a quick answer can turn to this web entry, which also features a useful bibliography at its end.

Relevance, you ask?

The "concentration camp" mechanism is more than 100 years old, and has been used repeatedly when an occupying army needs to subdue guerrillas.

It is an effective way to demoralize fighting men, knowing that their wives, sweethearts, mothers, sisters, baby brothers, and other dependents are being mistreated and starved to compel surrender by the fighting forces.

Because it is effective, it can be expected to be amongst the tools used by Leviathan in suppressing the Resisters in AmRev3.

If man were a rational and kind creature, we could hope for a formal non-combatants truce as collectivists and individualists sort through their issues re political power in 21st-century North America.

Recent history, however, suggests an altogether different outcome.

Got E&E, anyone?


Blogger W. W Woodward said...

Sheridan and Sherman were war criminals. The only reason they weren't hanged after the War for Southern Independence is because General Lee surrendered and our troops shouldered their rifles and went home.

General Lee forbade his troopers from implementing the tactics of war against civilians. Lee was a gentleman. Sheridan and Sherman were criminals.

November 8, 2008 at 5:46 AM  
Blogger chris horton said...

So many lines,so little time....

November 8, 2008 at 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Vanderboegh said...

This is a comment I left over on KABA:

"We have to raise the price so high they're unwilling to pay it."

I'm with Redneck, et al on this one. You raise that price by killing the enablers, but families are not enablers. Politicians are, newspaper editors are, political operatives of the tyranny are. Women and children whose only crime is being related to a murderer are not. If you wish to become what you purport to fight, go ahead.

I refer you to Michael Collins and the War for Irish Independence. Even when he sent assassins to kill members of the British adminstration he did not target innocents. There was a reason for that. Think, people.

Mike Vanderboegh

And I'll add this. If we get all blurry-eyed and vengeful that we cannot act as sheepdogs instead of wolves, we are not the descendants of the Founders we claim to be.

November 8, 2008 at 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even mob assassins have a creed, no women, no kids. The moral high ground must be held, let the Leviathan cross that line, I fear for my soul if I was to venture there. Let the tyrants pay for their sins, but leave the mothers and children out of it.

November 8, 2008 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

I'll agree with keeping the high ground, both literally and morally. :-)

That said, I still propose that an AP round slipped into the block of the parked family mini-van is fair game. No direct harm to the non-combatants, but more hassle and monkey wrenching for the active Fed breadwinner to deal with. (Do we need a new word for this, maybe FedWinner?)

November 9, 2008 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger GunRights4US said...

There'll be plenty of targets when the time comes WITHOUT including kids. Yes, I know MY kids will be targets...that's why they're trained and well armed. I have no qualms about shooting women who are "in the fight" against me and mine. But I draw the line at kids. The only kid in danger from me is the kid is clearly armed and on the attack.

November 10, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

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