Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs revisited

by Datechguy | October 15th, 2012

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Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs revisited

I found most men aren’t will­ing, they bat an eye, or draw a breath before they shoot. I won’t.

John Wayne, The Shoo­tist 1975

You’ve got no rep­u­ta­tion for tough­ness. Once in your life you had to have hit somebody.

Fonzie Happy Days 1975

I saw the story on the Mus­lim march on Google this week­end and didn’t give it much mind, but when I saw Glenn’s post this morn­ing with this com­ment:

IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, STOP BEING SO GOD­DAMN MOCK­ABLE, SCHMUCKS. Mus­lims protest ‘age of mock­ery’ as thou­sands descend on Google HQ.

After all, you just turned out en masse in response to a YouTube video. Joke’s on you. Again.

Yes we mock these folk march­ing over a video, but I sus­pect Google will not treat this as a joke to be ignored.

When­ever I cover Tea Party events that don’t take place in large cities I always speak to the local police on site. Invari­ably there is one offi­cer or two at the most, to han­dle a crowd of sev­eral hun­dred. This is true even in loca­tions like NH where peo­ple in the crowd may legally pack heat.

The rea­son for so few offi­cers? These police know, media meme not with­stand­ing, there will not be a prob­lem at a tea party event, par­tic­u­larly if there is nobody counter protest­ing from the left.

With our Islamic Friends the oppo­site is true.

Madonna has no prob­lems hit­ting Chris­t­ian and Catholic sym­bols but when it was pointed out that her life would be in dan­ger if she shot her newest video in her ‘Ter­ror Bride’ out­fit she sud­denly decided for the first time EVAH this was one enve­lope she didn’t want to push.

The media can talk about peace­ful Islam till it’s blue in the face but the real­ity is if you chal­lenge Islam you are putting your life at risk. If this was not true why does car­toon­ist Molly Nor­ris remain in hid­ing under an assumed name two years after she apol­o­gized for Every­body Draw Moham­mad Day?

And if you are on the left and won’t believe me, will you believe Bill Maher & Andrew Sullivan?

It is highly nec­es­sary for us to stand up and be counted to defend free speech, even offen­sive speech but lets remem­ber the real­ity here. The peo­ple who are going to stand up and be counted are com­par­a­tively few in num­ber. To quote one the great­est blog posts ever writ­ten.

If you have no capac­ity for vio­lence then you are a healthy pro­duc­tive cit­i­zen: a sheep. If you have a capac­ity for vio­lence and no empa­thy for your fel­low cit­i­zens, then you have defined an aggres­sive sociopath – a wolf. But what if you have a capac­ity for vio­lence, and a deep love for your fel­low cit­i­zens? Then you are a sheep­dog, a war­rior, some­one who is walk­ing the hero’s path. Some­one who can walk into the heart of dark­ness, into the uni­ver­sal human pho­bia, and walk out unscathed.

I expect Google, our media and this admin­is­tra­tion to cave and scat­ter because a few wolves are more pow­er­ful than 1000’s of sheep. I expect them to do this in the name of “tol­er­ance” but the real­ity is they are so afraid of the wolf they won’t even admit the wolf exists, but…

.…if there are a few of us, just a few sheep­dogs who can be seen ready to pro­tect the flock that can make all the difference.

You don’t have to be the equal of the sheep­dogs who carry arms in Afghanistan, You don’t have to the equal of the sheep­dogs who wear blue and patrol our streets. You don’t even have to be the equal of a Pam Geller or Robert Spencer who travel around the coun­try and world speak­ing out.

Even if all you have is a key­board and a name like a Mark Steyn if you are will­ing to say aloud: “I will not sub­mit, nor will I give up my 1st Amend­ment rights and nei­ther should you.” It will be enough.

I found most men aren’t willing, they bat an eye, or draw a breath before they shoot. I won’t.

John Wayne, The Shootist 1975

You’ve got no reputation for toughness. Once in your life you had to have hit somebody.

Fonzie Happy Days 1975

I saw the story on the Muslim march on Google this weekend and didn’t give it much mind, but when I saw Glenn’s post this morning with this comment:

IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, STOP BEING SO GODDAMN MOCKABLE, SCHMUCKS. Muslims protest ‘age of mockery’ as thousands descend on Google HQ.

After all, you just turned out en masse in response to a YouTube video. Joke’s on you. Again.

Yes we mock these folk marching over a video, but I suspect Google will not treat this as a joke to be ignored.

Whenever I cover Tea Party events that don’t take place in large cities I always speak to the local police on site. Invariably there is one officer or two at the most, to handle a crowd of several hundred. This is true even in locations like NH where people in the crowd may legally pack heat.

The reason for so few officers? These police know, media meme not withstanding, there will not be a problem at a tea party event, particularly if there is nobody counter protesting from the left.

With our Islamic Friends the opposite is true.

Madonna has no problems hitting Christian and Catholic symbols but when it was pointed out that her life would be in danger if she shot her newest video in her ‘Terror Bride’ outfit she suddenly decided for the first time EVAH this was one envelope she didn’t want to push.

The media can talk about peaceful Islam till it’s blue in the face but the reality is if you challenge Islam you are putting your life at risk. If this was not true why does cartoonist Molly Norris remain in hiding under an assumed name two years after she apologized for Everybody Draw Mohammad Day?

And if you are on the left and won’t believe me, will you believe Bill Maher & Andrew Sullivan?

It is highly necessary for us to stand up and be counted to defend free speech, even offensive speech but lets remember the reality here. The people who are going to stand up and be counted are comparatively few in number. To quote one the greatest blog posts ever written.

If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath–a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.

I expect Google, our media and this administration to cave and scatter because a few wolves are more powerful than 1000’s of sheep. I expect them to do this in the name of “tolerance” but the reality is they are so afraid of the wolf they won’t even admit the wolf exists, but…

….if there are a few of us, just a few sheepdogs who can be seen ready to protect the flock that can make all the difference.

You don’t have to be the equal of the sheepdogs who carry arms in Afghanistan, You don’t have to the equal of the sheepdogs who wear blue and patrol our streets. You don’t even have to be the equal of a Pam Geller or Robert Spencer who travel around the country and world speaking out.

Even if all you have is a keyboard and a name like a Mark Steyn if you are willing to say aloud: “I will not submit, nor will I give up my 1st Amendment rights and neither should you.” It will be enough.

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