12 Dec 19
The USMC, in response to recent shooting incidents on military bases in FL and HI, just published a Corps-wide “update bulletin” on the subject of personal security.
Marines should “ (1) continuously assess local security posture, (2) promote an increase in vigilance and security awareness, and (3) re-enforce emphasis on reporting suspicious activity.”
Yes, all very benign and non-controversial. What we might have expected, and I’m sure no one’s career will thus be jeopardized.
There is curiously no mention of the painfully obvious issue of individual Marines (the ones they profess to care about) taking-up and bearing personal arms in order to be ready at any time to repel lethal attacks by violent criminals/terrorists!
That is, of course, “subject non-grata,” that current USMC leadership lacks the courage to even acknowledge, much less face honestly.
And, when you dutifully report “suspicious activity,” particularly on the part of Islamics, you’ll without fail be accused of being a “racist,” and then promptly drummed-out of the Corps!
So, those up the USMC food-chain want us all to be “vigilant,” but of course we must be extremely circumspect, because “race politics” always comes first, far ahead of anyone’s personal safety.
And ultimately, in spite of all the flowery, sepulchral boiler-plate slabber, they don’t trust any of us with guns!
There needs to be a belligerent “philosophical turnaround” within our entire military culture, reversing decades of cowardly, gun-phobic dogma, promoted and maintained by generations of anti-2A liberals, in and out of uniform.
Even now, we see courageous pilot/instructors within the Navy, at great personal risk, demanding that they be allowed to be armed. They’ll be harshly rebuffed, of course, by pusillanimous star-wearers, but the movement is determinant and expanding!
Among those up the food-chain, in the USMC and Navy, we need less “political correctness,” and more righteous personal audacity!
Lives of our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines depend on it!
The next military base attack is surely coming!
Will armed terrorists find us all drearily disarmed, untrusted, and unready as they have in the past?
Or, will they be repelled immediately, via righteous gunfire, by proud, dauntless, routinely-armed US servicemen, magnificently armed and trained by their fearless commanders, including DJT, who (finally) really do care about them?
“Victory results from unconditional readiness.
‘Willingness’ is a state of mind.
Readiness is a statement of fact!”