Mumbai on the Potomac
by Hellesponte & Kerodin
October 4, 2010
I have little use for
Liberalism, Socialism, Communism, and any of their
various flavors. One day some Socialist member
of his ilk will be responsible for writing a law
that a Patriot will ignore. Said law will be
enforced by armed agents of Government, and it all
ends in a firefight or knife fight, press coverage,
lawyers, prison, Psych Evaluations...
Consider the option:
No Socialistic ethos of any flavor, no laws that
offend the Patriot, no dead LEO. Mo Bettah!
In 2002 I wrote a
security industry White Paper forecasting
Mumbai-style attacks on CONUS, once our Terrorist
enemies shifted their focus from spectacular attacks
to the more mundane and tactically practical.
Honestly, it took longer than I anticipated.
Today, Europe is trembling and here in the States it
is considered just a matter of time.
While it is
disgusting that people will target my Countrymen in
such an assault, what truly offends me, my senses of
Patriotism and Americanism, is the official position
taken by my Government and the spineless disposition
of a very large number of my fellow Americans.
When did this nation
become overwhelmingly populated by cowards?
Surely we have not always been so wretchedly
craven...please say it ain't so!
In a recent glitch at
Conde Nast, their security center mistakenly sent
out an Active Shooter warning to employees in New
York. As reported by Gawker.com, the email
have received reports that a firearm
has been discharged on the 10th
floor of 750 building, 3rd Avenue in
New York. If you are in a safe
location, remain where you are. Get
behind a locked door, or hide behind
some type of obstruction. Lay down
on the floor, and remain as quite as
possible. Evacuate the facility only
if you deem this safe or necessary.
Our Department of
Homeland Security advises that if you find yourself
confronted with an Active Shooter, your first
response is to find an exit and flee. Only in
the final, worst circumstances, when you become
convinced that you will be killed and you have no
means of escape, should you take any action against
The only thing
missing from the advice listed above, disseminated
to our Citizens, is the true essence of their
counsel: Bend over, Citizen, place your head
firmly between your legs, and kiss your arse
Codrea wrote a typically excellent article on the
topic more than a year ago.
Of course Patriots
understand that the answer is to be armed, and to be
away with stupid laws that disarm Americans.
How many people were able to aim cameras at the
Mumbai Shooter, or even eyes? One set of fixed
three-dot sights on a 1911 would have saved how many
lives, while Mumbai's
Only Ones were cowering behind cover?
Armed or not, taking
this piece of genetic garbage out of play is simple.
If the people are armed, shoot him. If not
armed, choose a tactically prudent angle of attack
using common sense cover and concealment, be patient
and wait for his attention to be drawn away from
your line of attack. When it happens and he is
focused elsewhere - Close the Gap along your best
line of attack and go to work!
You are now in a
You will win, or Die.
A bit of philosophy:
If you kill each other the Japanese term is ai
uchi: Mutual Killing. Even in death you have
won, because you killed your enemy. If he dies
and you live,
mo bettah! Start hunting
his buddies. If you die and he lives, you will
have died a Warrior's death, honorable.
But Patriots are not
the focus of this column, today.
Perhaps my vision of
America's past is romantically skewed from reality.
I envision the America of Mister Jefferson's
generation moving about their daily lives with arms
at hand. I don't think there was ever a
Columbine in Mister Jefferson's era. It is
also my belief that most Americans during the time
Jedediah Smith went about their business,
whether in the mountains or the finer salons of New
York and Philadelphia, armed in polite company.
No one ever insisted that the women of the time be
disarmed. Rape was not a common occurrence.
We can quibble as to the why of it all.
Most Americans in the
time of Roy Bean were armed, and I must admit I'd
pay serious money to watch a YouTube of the Sarah
Brady crowd as they try to disarm the Judge.
I've walked in the Jersey Lily down in
Langtry, and I loved the place and the energy that
resonated there. As my 120 pound Akita (Shoki)
was being taught a lesson by a beautiful chestnut
Quarter Horse about why fresh horse meat was not on
the menu in Langtry, I read the sign in Bean's
No Shooting, Cutting, Fighting or Loud Cussing
Allowed, and Absolutely No Spitting on the Floor
- Judge Roy Bean
While some of us
would have been comfortable in the Jersey Lily, most
Americans today would be horrifically offended.
That's too bad. Testosterone seems to be out
of favor in modern America.
Our Fathers Weep: It's the Constitution, Stupid!
we pointed out that the forces of Progressivism
began to make headway in the 1870's and have grown to
the modern abomination that we find today and has
captured Academia, public education, the judiciary,
the practice of Law and the development of
and even the Entertainment industry.
One could conclude,
as I have done to the point of exhaustion, that
bi-peds of the genus Stupidus Liberalis and
their allies in Socialism, Communism and all of
their like-minded spin-off groups, are primarily at
fault for the decline of the republic.
The republic is
rotting from within. Our economy is
collapsing. Our Foreign Enemies consider
taking a decision to move against the nation.
They know that our current Leftist Administration
will not properly defend American interests, for
they agree with our Leftist Foreign Enemies.
They make lists about
members of the Right. They denigrate most of
the Founding Principles of the republic and ridicule
and attack Americans who find value in such
Principles. So, when will they shoot? If
I had to guess, I'd say the economy will be the
final straw. Currently the final bubble is
being inflated in the stock market as the remainder of the economy
remains depressed. When this bubble bursts,
there will not be a fall-back position.
Gear up, go to
ground, stay out of the way as the herd is culled
through hunger, disease and violence.
But, in the meantime,
the Left makes Lists of Patriots. We all know
from history what happens to men and women who end
up on an enemies list. You'll end up facing
LEO at an inopportune moment. You'll likely
end up on a truck that takes you to a bus or train,
finally to a camp that will one day be the place
from which you take that first step into your
We know what the Left
does with Lists.
At left (fitting,
yes?) is a starter
list for Patriots. These folks advocate
policies to which Patriots are generally opposed.
Check a few out, know what they are saying, watch
These groups and
others like them share the philosophies that lead to
Active Shooters in the first place, while spewing
the pabulum that one should flee or seek refuge in a
hiding spot, hoping that you are not selected for
Such people are
intellectually under-equipped to be at the controls
of society. Such people are not qualified to
raise American children. Such people should
stop using the force of Government to impose their
diktats upon their Countrymen.
Such people are
Physical and Moral cowards.
Such people can not
comprehend men and women, Patriots, who would rather
die on their feet in an effort to close the gap
kill a Terrorist rather than hide while others are
I will never die
while cowering, hoping a shooter chooses to
let me live...whether a Zombie, a Muslim, or an
I first met Thomas
Baker sometime around 1975. I was about 8
years old, and Thomas had been dead for about 30
years. My Grandfather introduced me to Thomas
at the VFW in Potomac, MD. I met many heroes
I think about Thomas
often. He was a Sergeant in the US Army.
It's time you met
him. I'll let the Army tell you about him.
Thomas A. Baker
(June 25, 1916 – July 7, 1944) was a Sergeant in the
United States Army during World War II. He served
with Alpha Company,
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry
division in the Philippines. He received a Medal of
Honor posthumously for his actions in combat on the
island of Saipan.
For conspicuous gallantry and
intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond
the call of duty at Saipan,
Mariana Islands, June 19 to July 7 1944. When
his entire company was held up by fire from
automatic weapons and small-arms fire from strongly
fortified enemy positions that commanded the view of
the company, Sgt. (then Pvt.) Baker voluntarily took
a bazooka and dashed alone to within 100 yards of
the enemy. Through heavy rifle and machinegun fire
that was directed at him by the enemy, he knocked
out the strong point, enabling his company to
assault the ridge. Some days later while his company
advanced across the open field flanked with
obstructions and places of concealment for the
enemy, Sgt. Baker again voluntarily took up a
position in the rear to protect the company against
surprise attack and came upon 2 heavily fortified
enemy pockets manned by 2 officers and 10 enlisted
men which had been bypassed. Without regard for such
superior numbers, he unhesitatingly attacked and
killed all of them. Five hundred yards farther, he
discovered 6 men of the enemy who had concealed
themselves behind our lines and destroyed all of
them. On 7 July 1944, the perimeter of which Sgt.
Baker was a part was attacked from 3 sides by from
3,000 to 5,000 Japanese. During the early stages of
this attack, Sgt. Baker was seriously wounded but he
insisted on remaining in the line and fired at the
enemy at ranges sometimes as close as 5 yards until
his ammunition ran out. Without ammunition and with
his own weapon battered to uselessness from
hand-to-hand combat, he was carried about 50 yards
to the rear by a comrade, who was then himself
wounded. At this point Sgt. Baker refused to be
moved any farther stating that he preferred to be
left to die rather than risk the lives of any more
of his friends. A short time later, at his request,
he was placed in a sitting position against a small
tree . Another comrade, withdrawing, offered
assistance. Sgt. Baker refused, insisting that he be
left alone and be given a soldier's pistol with its
remaining 8 rounds of ammunition. When last seen
alive, Sgt. Baker was propped against a tree, pistol
in hand, calmly facing the foe. Later Sgt. Baker's
body was found in the same position, gun empty, with
8 Japanese lying dead before him. His deeds were in
keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S.
When I think of the
III Community, I think of Thomas Baker.
Every American should
strive to live each day in the same Spirit as that
shown by sergeant Baker in his service to the
republic, and to raise our children to
respect the values Thomas Baker demonstrated.
Real Americans do not
flee in the face of tyrants, armed lunatics or