A friend of mine had this posted on Facebook wall today and all I could think of is “What the fuck? Prepared for what?”
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I just don’t get it. Maybe there really some Red Threat communist land army out there marching towards ‘merica, stomping to take our freedom away. Or maybe the dead really are rising to consume us, or aliens are about to invade and enslave humanity, or…pick your favorite fictional plot line trope, but I doubt it. This faux-DEFEND LIBERTY, paranoia-state, bullshit that some overwhelming threat is going to suddenly descend upon the nation/world and the government and it’s obscenely overfunded military will, for some reason, be powerless to stop it, that only the incredibly well armed private citizen and his stash of automatic weapons will save the day, is the worst kind of inability to separate fantasy from reality. It’s eclipsed only, maybe, the fact that these people seem to think land wars even happen any more. Barring drone warfare, nuclear weapons, and ICBMs, I’ll just quote Q here.
Well, I’ll hazard I can do more damage on my laptop sitting in my pajamas before my first cup of Earl Grey than you can do in a year in the field.
You don’t live in a Hollywood movie and even if you did, your insane need to go out guns blazing is still going out and unlike Hollywood magic, you won’t be coming back. Maybe that’s a good thing.
Wake up. You’re not solving any problems. You’re not helping anyone. You’re not making the world a better place, just a more dangerous one. That’s the reality and, hilariously, that’s exactly what you’re not prepared for.