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May 21, 2006

The Warrior Mentality

"The Warrior is emotionally suited to pitched, Pattonesque battles of moral clarity and simple intent. I don’t mean that he is stupid. Among fighter pilots and in the Special Forces for example it is not uncommon to find men with IQs of 145. Yet emotionally the Warrior has the uncomplicated instincts of a pit bull. Intensely loyal to friends and intensely hostile to the enemy, he doesn’t want any confusion as to which is which. His tolerance for ambiguity is very low. He wants to close with the enemy and destroy him." More

Though federal law forbids using the military in domestic situations, SWAT teams were created as a way of getting around the law. If you have ever watched the TV program "Cops," watch how SWAT teams enter, or more accurately, attack a house. In scattered incidents, surprised homeowners have gotten themselves killed when they were seen even holding a weapon. This is what set off the sieges at WACO and Ruby Ridge. Like you, I don't feel personally threatened by this. I'm more bothered that our government sees us as the enemy. Once in a while one of us gets caught in their net. Spend an evening in a courtroom and you'll see what I mean. Our political class didn't create the most powerful military in the world for nothing.

Posted by Ray Hewitt at May 21, 2006 08:17 AM