Saturday, March 13, 2010
As often stated over these past ten-odd months that I've pursued the modern phenomena of blogging, STORMBRINGER is not a political blog.
In fact, as I have often stated on this blog that generally, I avoid politics; on account that it generates Dark Energy within me. Instead, I embrace military themes, philosophy, and a healthy dose of irreverent humor.
Some Men Fear Wars - Some Wars Fear Men
- unofficial team motto, Operational Detachment Alpha 175, Ft. Lewis Washington
I am not a political shill or activist; I am a soldier, a philosopher, a businessman and a laissez-faire capitalist. Recently however, I have become aware of an extremely disturbing development - a thing so vile, so evil, so insidious that the Obama Administration has embraced and unleashed upon our children.
I have struggled with this thing; it is not my desire to stir up controversy. For the past two weeks I have sought counsel of those I respect and admire, and of YOU - the readers of Blog STORMBRINGER, who communicate with me regularly via email.
I can no longer remain silent.
It is no longer possible to discuss national security and the international geopolitical situation, and keep it separate from the unassailable offensive against all that is good and decent and normal of our society and our great Western Civilization. You know - the same civilization that brought humanity such oppressive concepts as Human Rights, the Social Contract, and Enlightenment.
Often I have stated that I am not a hero, but I have served with heroes. What kind of a hero would I be, what honor would I do to the heroes I have served with, if I stood by and said or did nothing while this horrible, horrible thing advances upon those we serve to protect and defend?
There is a revolution brewing out there.
Not THIS kind of a revolution - this is what we are up against!
O'Riley calls it the Culture War; this is apt. What kind of a philosopher would I be if I stand blithely by as the nihilists and the socialists continue their assault on everything decent, freedom-loving people stand for?
As much as I'd like to avoid becoming a revolutionary, it seems that revolution has sought me. In a previous existence, I was a counter-insurgent. Very well, in this struggle, I will be a counter-revolutionary.
I will post on the issue that I refer to, late tomorrow evening, to catch the Monday morning wave. Oh yes - now it all matters. If I am to climb down from my ivory tower to roll up my sleeves and join the bloody fray, I am going to turn a buck doing it: Laissez-faire Capitalism, Baby! There is nothing dishonorable about making money - STORMBRINGER is going commercial.
Stand by for updates, coming REAL SOON.
- Sean Linanne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
John Donne 1572-1631