He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. — Martin Luther King Jr, 1958

Understanding the Nature of the Conflict

June 6, 2012   ·   By   ·   0 Comments

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II simulates its air to ground capabilities (Photo credit: Bob Sommer)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II simulates its air to ground capabilities (Photo credit: Bob Sommer)

There’s a great comment over at the South Dakota War College today, from someone who obviously understands that we are in a war for everything we hold dear, and that it is no game:

I suspect this blog is named “War College” for a reason. Politics is a war, and we must learn that governing in these times must be no less than negotiating the terms of the surrender of our opponents. The Dems have known and practiced this philosophy for years. All things considered, let me say that I am much more comfortable fighting these GOP battles alongside those with the real fire in their bellies.

Fight on, TP Patriots.

It isn’t about aiming for slightly above the lowest common denominator, nor is it about “getting along” or “compromising” or “close enough” or slapping ourselves and our buddies on the back, nor is it about determining who gets to divide the spoils. It is about preserving our way of life, and winning the fight.

Our military doesn’t send soldiers to war college to learn how to get along with the enemy, or to help him, or convince the enemy to like us, or to impress the enemy with how much we sympathize with him, or sacrificing your values and principles because the enemy doesn’t like them or those principles may sometimes weigh heavily in your pack, or to learn about fighting a few of your enemy’s battles for him as long as you fight most of the battles for your side, or about picking which battle’s you’ll sit out, or about how to make slackers in your unit feel welcome and “part of the team,” or how to spread enemy propaganda in your own camp, or how to compromise with the enemy, or how to accept some of the enemy’s ways that brought us into conflict in the first place. Those are all good ways to lose the war.

Our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines attend war college to learn how to be the best they can be, exemplify the values of their team, and defeat the enemy in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible.

What a shame that so many “Republicans” don’t understand or accept this, for, as the commentor pointed out, our liberal enemy certainly understands it. The GOP would be winning a heck of a lot more battles if more did.


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Bob Ellis has been the owner of Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force, a public writer for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for nearly 20 years, including a Tea Party leader and organizer since 2009. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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