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I thought this column was going to lampoon the wussified idea that its title implied. Lo and behold, our "precious journalists" are apparently serious about this awful threat to their mental & emotional stability. Let me guess, these precious youth have graduated from college & are thus 22 or older. I served 24 years in the Army, and most privates are about 18, and for the past 13+ years they've been on the battlefields dealing with these horrors in real life. (Not to mention every other war in our history, too.) But we're supposed to worry about the...journalists? God, what a bass-ackwards view of things.
We have become the most comprehensive "Surveillance State" in world history. So why can't we take the list of people who are reading every Islamic extremist website, screen it for those buying tickets overseas, and then meet them at the airport? Upon establishment of jihadist intent, a quick firing squad for the spy/traitor/illegal combatant, and be done with it. Oh, right...as stated below, the Tegime of Obama the Great and Merciful is interested only in keeping a close eye on white, Christian, conservatives.
Libs and their irrational hypocrisy, chapter 10,000,001: "Women are soooooooo equal to men." "Don't get a gun, honey, because a bad man will just take it from you [you incompetent fool] and kill you with it." "Watch out! It's the nasty conservatives waging a war on women." "You brainless, emotional dolts will swallow any BS line we put out, so just keep voting for Uncle Sugar Daddy."
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Treading Water

LouisianaMan225 Wrote: Jan 13, 2015 8:58 PM
I agree with every point in the column, but simply must comment on a topic that I'd rather ignore: GRAMMAR & SYNTAX. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it. Incomplete sentences everywhere. One after the other. An unending stream. Completely disregarding our language's rules. Perhaps appearing edgy and contemporary to some. But simply maddening to me. And probably to others. Many of whom have begged TH for years to focus some attention on editing. And other similar things. If you know what I mean. Not the world's greatest myself. Nonetheless better than this column.
conservative, CAPITALIST peasants, that is
Precisely. Our Progs see themselves as Lenin's "revolutionary vanguard," leading us proletarians to a communist Utopia. After all, Lenin saw this vanguard as the ones who could mobilize the normally conservative, reactionary peasantry in favor of revolution. In our case, the Progs just have to get us conservative peasants to get with the program.
Ferguson and its ilk resemble the attack on the USS Cole, the bombing of the World Trade. center, the bombing of Khobar Towers. They're already waging war. We're trying to appease or ignore them, or even actively or implicitly supporting them.
War is the second-worst thing that can happen in certain situations. The absolute worst? Surrender, defeat, the triumph of evil. Al-Quaeda was at war with us long before we recognized that we might need to wage war in defense of ourselves and our civilization. In Ferguson, we watched large elements of our citizenry openly plan, threaten, justify, publicize, and incite riots, looting and arson. The forces of law and order were leashed, partly from fear of offending the rioters and certainly "causing" the spread of disorder; and partially because our President and Attorney General made clear that societal self-protection would not be supported by the Executive branch of government. We're at low-level war right now, but we pretend we're not, or are too ignorant to notice.
More substantively, I'll note that it is absolutely right and proper that we tried this raid. I know that I would rather die hearing the screams of dying jihadis and shouts of onrushing American troops, rather than to be ritually butchered by smiling ghouls who relish slaughtering the helpless in front of a videocamera. At least this raid sent 7 or so of these disgusting fanatics to Hell without further delay. The Fortunes of War still obtain, however much our chattering classes have convinced themselves that warfare is something conducted dispassionately by techs in white lab coats, sitting in air-conditioned rooms in front of high-tech video monitors. These suits are the lineal descendants of McNamara's Whiz Kids, and we know where they got us.
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