There is a very old saying, “live by the sword, die by the sword”. The general point is that people that use violence to get their way often end up dying at the hands of someone else willing to use violence. That is quite true but it is also true that violence is often visited upon the unarmed, to an even greater extent in many cases. Look at this chart of World War II casualties….
Nearly 2/3 of the casualties in during World War II were civilians, mostly in Russia, China and especially Poland who lost more than 18% of her pre-war population, or one in six. In modern America that would work out to around 60 million dead. Losing 3,000 people on September 11th left a scar on our nation that only recently began to heal, and 3,000 isn’t even a rounding error in a population of over 300 million.
WW II was a “total war” with both sides attacking non-combatant targets and both sides engaging in what would be considered war crimes, but strangely only the losing side was punished for them. The use of military forces to inflict terror on civilian, non-military targets was blessed by the “good guys” as a legitimate tool to bring about an end to hostilities. Most people know about the dropping of atom bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki but fewer know about places like Dresden in Germany and Tokyo being firebombed. The line between the waging of war and acts of terrorism became quite blurry in the 1940s. War was no longer restricted to battlefields, waged between two opposing armies. It expanded to include civilians not just as “collateral damage” but as intentional targets. Being a non-combatant did mean you could avoid combat.
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote about this in The Lord Of The Rings…
Another quote, likely apocryphal, attributed to Benjamin Franklin.
An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject.
The mantra of many conservatives and even /ourguys/ is that we just wanted to be left alone. That position is understandable and often I wish I could just slink away and be left alone, agreeing to hold my tongue if They would just leave me in peace to live out my days. The constant influx of negativity and my endlessly pessimistic response wears me down. What I have come to grips with is that withdrawal and seeking an uneasy peace is not possible. Every waking moment of our enemies is consumed by Their drive to exterminate us. We won’t be left alone because They will never allow us to live in peace for one simple reason:
It is not what we say or do that makes Them hate us, it is simply our existence that drives their hatred.
Something else I continually harp on:
If your zeal fails to match Theirs, you and all you love will be destroyed.
Imagine to most freakish loser you have ever seen on social media, those blue haired freak with pronouns in their bio constantly screeching about punching Nazis. That freakazoid spends every waking minute salivating over the thought of seeing you dead and your children molested. It drives them and they don’t have any interest in compromise or getting along.
As I have said many times, I know it is exhausting. The endless firehose of bad news pummeling you right in the face 24-7 disheartens even the strongest of us.
So what is the point? Nothing complicated, just a simple fact: you can’t just stay on the sidelines in what is coming. Maybe for a short time you will get away with it but sooner or later the people trying to stay neutral are going to get caught up in it.
You can see the futility of trying to play along, attempting to placate Them with compliance.
With Covid it was an ever expanding list of “must do” and “must not do”. We all remember the mask mandates, the pressure to get one jab, then the second jab, then the boosters. You can still see tape on the floor in many stores where healthy people were supposed to stand six feet apart from other healthy human beings. People would shuffle through Walmart following arrows on the floor like cattle. No matter what people did to comply, They would always demand more.
Worse, the militant faggotry and transvestitism. It was just a short time ago when a guy calling another guy a faggot was a deep insult because it suggested that the guy was less than a man. A man who would stick his dick in another man was revolting, worse than a beast. Trannies were the object of mockery, not only were they mostly faggots but they wore women’s clothing. They allowed themselves to be used like women and even took on the external characteristics of women, characteristics than we find delightful in women but grotesque in men. It started small. After decades of simply ignoring them, decriminalizing sodomy was the first step. Then it was talk of “civil unions” that suddenly escalated into “gay marriage”. Still they were not content and seemingly overnight the “love is love” talk was replaced by an ever-more disgusting parade of degeneracy coming out of the closet and into your face. Globohomo American companies march in lockstep in “celebrating” degeneracy and push faggotry and transvestitism in our faces. It will never stop, pedophilia is next (see: I Really Am A Prophet and Gonna Need Moar Woodchippers. Lots Moar.) and unless They are stopped, they won’t.
The point is, They won’t let you sit on the sidelines. They demand your obedience and groveling but few people will be able to grovel enough to placate Them. Plenty of non-combatants and “just sitting this one out” types have ended up dead in wars they didn’t plan on participating in.
You didn’t choose this war, They did, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a choice between fightin’ and dyin’. I know which I choose.