4 Mar 15
“Self-Reliant” or “Cell-Phone-Reliant?”
Last November, a NY man froze to death while remaining in his stranded car for twelve hours, patiently waiting for help that never arrived.
From his marooned vehicle nearly buried in snow, disabled when struck from the rear by a snowplow, the man repeatedly called 911 and was repeatedly ordered to stay put and repeatedly assured that help was on its way and would be at his location soon.
It was all a lie!
Help was never on the way, and his calls of distress were soon buried in an avalanche of similar calls from around the area. The victim’s car ran out of gas. His cell-phone battery died, and he eventually froze to death, still obediently sitting in his car. His family is now filing suit.
Dead is dead, no matter the cause. In a variety of dramas, there are no “degrees of dead,” and who may be “at fault” promptly becomes a moot point!
Be it a structural fire, snow storm, flood, active shooter, terrorist incident, or any of a hundred other personal emergencies,
Principles of Personal Preparedness remain the same:
1) Immediately recognizing, and audaciously confronting, the truth
2) Willingness to act independently without hesitation, decisively taking personal, unilateral responsibility for self-preservation and individual victory, simultaneously devoting scant concern to other people’s “rules.”
3) Constantly carrying essential gear
4) Always looking for a way to win, never squandering time and energy looking for an excuse to lose
Of course, the foregoing is in direct conflict with our current liberal, nanny-state mantra, which advocates, indeed demands:
1) Absolute personal dependency
2) “Victim” orientation
3) Learned helplessness
4) Continuing denial of the truth
5) Lemming-like obedience to “rules” that are based on lies and make no sense
6 Via creative excuse-making, ever avoiding personal responsibility.
VBCs (Victims, by Choice) are easily identified and selected for their quality of victimhood. On the other side of the ledger, we Operators have audaciously claimed our own image and likeness to our Creator.
As if to confirm the point, liberal denizens of the “social media” world in CA are currently panicked by recent ISIS threats against them personally. The ten-day “waiting-period” to buy a gun, for which they all so piously, self-righteously lobbied, is now preventing them from arming themselves.
How do you do?
I’m sure Islamic jihadi, currently in CONUS, will now respectfully observe a ten-day waiting period after issuing threats, and before capturing, torturing and carefully removing the liberal heads of pre-selected millennial-generation victims living in Silicon Valley.
After all, it’s only fair!
“In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants will forget the Art of War, and the noble zeal which made their ancestors invincible. Every corruption will be employed to loosen the bond of Union which renders our resistance formidable. When the Spirit of Liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us easy victims to tyranny.”