Today, we older generational people, the “Boomers” as some refer to us in an unkindly manner, are the last of the children of “The Greatest Generation”. We came after the end of World War II.
Our parents and Grand Parents saw the fall of the 3rd Reich, the Japanese Empire and the rise of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic – the USSR. My father fought in the Korean War, a marine, who survive a massive battle to take and retake some unknown-today hill against Chinese Communists helping the North Koreans.
My wife’s father stood terrible duty in the Aleutians during World War II. My own family has had military members through out our time in the United States, ranging from the American Revolution, to the War of 1812, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and later events like police incidents in Central America, the Cold War, Afghanistan and Iraq in more recent times.
My family has a storied history in war. Not because we’re war mongers. Quite the contrary. We’re all against war. But, almost every military man and woman knows and understands something that many today don’t grasp.
We understand the requirement to have a strong military to prevent incursion of Communism into our own environs. We hold Military Service in a very high regard and do it of our own, free will almost always each of us joining a service before being drafted for some particular fight for Freedom.
As such, we all understood, before stepping into the boots and hefting a rifle the sacrifice we were making, in some cases, the ultimate sacrifice, giving one’s life for the American Way of Life.
We also understand/understood history. Those stories before us of both war, and how they came into being. How the Revolutionary War began, why it began, who precipitated it and why America came into being.
Today, we have people unaccustomed to war, and many who have been to war recently who understand that sometimes a war must be fought to keep everyone else safe.
Young people today seem to care little about the past, and are more concerned with protesting to give away their God Given, inalienable, natural rights.
Some see the Second Amendment (and indeed, sometimes the entire Constitution) as a worn, tired, out-of-date piece of parchment not worth the ink with which it was written. Calls for changing the Constitution abound. Cries to rescind the Second Amendment are being yelled loudly in the Press and from the Left side of the Political Aisle.
I’m here, not unlike Paul Revere himself, to herald a call to Arms and Warn the Americans that “The Progressives are Coming”. They are already among us, screaming for things like “Common Sense Gun Laws” and “Gun reform”.
Truthfully, guns don’t require “reforming” as they aren’t evil, didn’t do anything wrong and are simply tools of the trade to the military man, police officer and honest, duty-bound Citizen of the United States to defend himself, his family and his community against transgressions against themselves by either criminals or, God Forbid, the Government itself.
We stand on the very precipice of the fall of the United States today.
The aforementioned Boomers and Millennials are locked in a mortal battle at this point in time. Not a bloody battle (no yet anyway) over Gun Control, the Second Amendment and the “tired, worn out Constitution”.
In less than a generation, roughly twenty-five more years, that youngest generation marching today against guns, against the NRA, against the “evil AR15” and against you my friends, will be the next generation in control of Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court.
We, the Boomers, the Cold Warriors, the Afghan and Iraqi Veterans are all that is left to stand up to those children who want to give away the very heart of America to Socialism, and ultimately, Communism.
The Communists warned us, over and over, they would take us over without firing a shot. But, shots have been fired, against innocents in schools, and cities all over America using the “Evil Black Assault AR15” – a simple, semi-automatic rifle that is no different from a bolt action deer rifle, other than it has a smaller caliber.
Those children of today know not what they give away, know not how many men and women died protecting those very rights they intend to hand over to a future government, to remove those rights from their very own hands.
One generation, mark my words, if we do not turn this trend around now, if we do not reign in the wild accusations from Children, taught to them by Progressive and Marxist teachers in a public school, paid by OUR tax monies, given to those same Progressives and Marxists the Communist’s prophecy will have come true.
We are doomed to die in less than three hundred years.
Today, we wander down the path the Romans wandered in their last days. Innocence lost, barbarians at the door and living in our own land, as well as our own apathy and ignorance have wrought what we shall soon reap.
This author implores you all, one last time, step up, be heard, fight the loss of this country and the loss of the Greatest Document written by man. The US Constitution.
I personally swore and oath to protect it, six times in my career. That Oath never expires and it doesn’t lessen as the years go by, it only calls in a stronger voice to me.
But, I’m one man. My children learned their lessons well, and will continue in my stead.
I call upon every would-be, wannabe and existing Militia in the United States to stand up, be heard. Do not back down. Do not let the Constitution die when we die.
Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Good stuff. I’m beginning to think it’s not so much the generations as two different types of folks.
broadly defining the sides is tough.