Calling it like I see it…

Two years ago, I was incensed at the murder of a retired Army paratrooper, turn police officer. The suspect was a convicted felon that had just finished a nickel for another murder. After paying his debt to society, he immediately robbed a bank in my area, then went on a cross country crime spree that cost Daniel Webster his life and ended with the suspect being shot in San Diego.  The suspect survived.

My abolitionist spirit was in its infancy, but this sense of outrage at criminals being returned to our communities and exposing them to our youth really grabbed me.  We have a gang problem here. It’s not Chicago or LA., but they still manage to do a lot of killing and violence over turf and rap videos. It’d be nice if we stopped sending these thugs for what equates to criminal summer camp and boarding school.  They come back with better contacts and a little more hair on their chests, ready to teach the kids.  I kinda wish they’d do a convict swap program with places like Utah or Montana…. Panama.

Anyhow. I was upset, as I do. I wrote a lengthy facebook post (original) which received zero likes or comments from my very small friend list. I know facebook hides my posts from feeds because the words I use trigger their algorithm, but it didn’t take the sting out of being the only person I know that was so upset. I’ve had a couple years and found plenty of people to join me. I also expanded my outrage to include sex offenders and traffickers.

If you’ve been paying attention, sex offenders have been gaining ground in California, winning their right to have contact with children on Halloween. They’re also aimed at “reforming” the registries. They say laws limiting commerce and housing for men and women who are convicted of victimizing and brutalizing, are “unfair.” That’s really the tip of the iceberg. California is not the only place. I’ve seen a lot of chatter out East too.

Which brings me back to my original point, “Why are we putting dangerous criminals back into our communities?” I’ve already gotten hate mail and attacks for my unerring conviction that these people cannot be reformed or controlled, unless they are contained… permanently. Shockingly, their strongest defenders are single mothers and middle aged men.

In the age of Weinsteins and Clintons, you all should be asking why our legislators are making life easier for these monsters, while ignoring the very real pandemic of child exploitation? How on Earth do predators have a voice in our government?…. Oh wait…

I do encourage you to click the links for “California”, “tip,” and “Iceberg”. If  you’re not sure what you should be doing right now? 1)Turn off entertainment that is sexually exploitative. 2) Double check the registries where you live, work, and shop. Stay away from their houses. 3) Read the following posts from my work blog to catch up on the missing child and exploitation world. 4) Google the subject and keep learning. Be a mouthpiece for emancipation.

My first speaking tour  post, discussing human trafficking. Has links to other resources.

– Finding Kids Is Hard  The ins and outs of the civilian missing persons racket.
How to Join an Organization How to vet non-profits to avoid drama.
How to Help Without Joining  Things you can do to combat exploitation or ignorance, without joining a club.

If you really just want to have a teary eyed moment… This is basically the moment that catapulted me from pundit and lukewarm advocate to ABOLITIONIST.


Useful Idiots

I am not really a name caller…. maybe I am. I dunno. Anyhow, this term popped in my head and I couldn’t help but feel like, “this needs attention!”

Who are useful idiots today? If you’re a Democrat, it’s a whirlwind tour of campuses. A few bits on MTV, mumble about student loans and bodily autonomy and you’re in like Flint… or not Flint, is that offensive now? If you’re a Republican, you can shake your saber, say “God” a lot, and seal the deal with some borderline illegal threats towards other countries.

If you hate America and want to see it succumb to civil war, you can count on the undereducated and victimhood class to rally to your cause. Blindly and well intentioned, of course. No one here actually wants that. They’re idiots, not monsters.

I find that the more I read/see, the more convinced I am, than ever before, that both major parties and their various socialist, libertarian, green, and independent offshoots are all in cahoots.  As long as we spend all day and night worrying about eachother, we won’t notice that we’re pawns in a long running scam controlled by a multi-billion dollar lobbying industry, impossibly large phamatech, and a trillion dollar media industry.

Yeah, I sound like an Info Wars reject.  You should hear my speil on how Jade Helm was the ground work for a shadow government seeking to enslave half of us and kill the other half…. Another time. If we persist in being these useful idiots, by clicking, sharing, bitching, and boycotting, they will keep getting rich while our children are sold to slavers, our cancers treated with poison, and our futures mortgaged to the hilt.

I propose one alternative: insist on solution based discussion and action. Break free from the herd.

Ron Paul can kiss my ass.


“Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a gun range doesn’t make sense,” former Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul”

To suggest that a war hero who chose to use his title and not inconsiderable knowledge for charity and good deeds somehow deserves to die because that title was earned behind a scope is appalling.  Ignorance of a subject does not give you license to dismiss the loss of an American patriot that, if my own father’s struggles as a Marine Scout Sniper were any indication, likely shut out a good portion of his soul for his duty.

In sniper training they don’t teach you to hate the enemy.  They don’t teach you to relish the adrenaline rush after the shot and returning “thup!” as the round hits the target.  They don’t teach you to kill.  They teach you how to eliminate threats, secure perimeters, read body language, assess hostiles, and save lives.  The washout rate is high.  The repercussions of unsuccessful training are scary.  The success of training is even scarier.  They produce a man that can give and take life on a single exhale and be ready to do it again a breath later.  They produce a man that eats well and sleeps like a baby.  They produce a man that is so compartmentalized and hyper rational, that he may never be capable of functioning like a normal dysfunctional dude, ever again, and yet he can empathize, love, hate, and care. Those traits that were taught to him will be second nature to the children modeled after him.

I may not have agreed 100% with how Chris Kyle chose to use the technicality of his title to sell books, but there is no doubt whatsoever that his actions after leaving the Navy were in service to veterans.  The VA just released numbers stating that in 2010 (damn the government for counting so slow) veterans were committing suicide at a rate of 22 souls a day, or more than 8,000 a year.  That’s a quarter of US suicides if anyone is following.  Last year, the military’s active duty suicide rate outpaced deaths in hostile actions. Then the brain trust at the Pentagon released the findings of a several yearlong study, the summary read something like, “The leading cause of suicide is depression.”

With that kind of genius at the helm, it’s real hard to hold one’s breath and hope that the big February 15th reveal from the Army is something more effective than another week of marches, rallies, power points, and rat on your buddy chats.  I can only imagine how tedious the other services are planning on making their next round of superficial fixes.

With active and veteran suicide climbing, reports of PTSD and depression overwhelming VA centers, and an unstable government this is not a time to bemoan guns or tout rhetoric, this is a time when we should all reflect on why the actions at that gun range happened, what warnings were there, and what could have been done differently.

It’s a blessing to find folks that the vets will listen to.  It’s a blessing to find someone who is willing to do more than the minimum of placating and drugging; instead working towards healing.  If that is on a range, so be it. Rape victims that fear public places aren’t encouraged to be shut-ins, they desensitized slowly  with varying kinds of stimuli.  People with phobias aren’t permanently shut off from their fears, they’re desensitized and introduced.  Certain aspects of PTSD are perfectly reasonable to work through on a gun range; provided the people working on them know everything they need to.  In this instance, that didn’t happen.  And that needs to be answered.

No, Mr. Paul, a man that lived by the sword did not die by the sword.  A man that wielded a sword for his country, died at the hands of a sick man that was let down by his.  It’s not as quippy when you’re part of the problem is it?