Sunday, October 18, 2009
Mr Leg Iron nails it yet again.
I present to you the wise words of the brilliant Leg Iron.
If you get into a fight with someone, there are two things you have to realise before the fight gets under way.
First, you might not win. If things don't go your way, how much damage are you willing to take before you concede defeat? Personally, if it looks like I'm certain to lose I'd back down at once. There's no point taking extra damage if the fight is lost. My preference is not to fight at all. If that means the other guy thinking me a coward, well so be it. I'm an unbruised coward and that's fine with me. Of course, if I'm winning, I'm not going to let the other guy off unless he concedes defeat.
Second, and much more important, is the realisation that win or lose, you're going to get hit. Gym punchbags hang there and take it. Few people are willing to do that. Even those that win fights end up with black eyes and missing teeth.
These two aspects of fighting are lost on most of today's youth. Brought up in a cotton-wool world where they are not allowed to do anything remotely risky and nobody is allowed to lay a finger on them, they believe themseves invincible. So they think they can storm a police line with dogs, commit what amounts to an act of war by attempting to shut down a power station, and that nobody has any right to hurt them.
I have no sympathy at all for the protestors who were bitten by police dogs. The dogs were on their leashes throughout which means that the protestors could have avoided them with ease. They didn't because in their bubble-wrap world, dogs aren't allowed to bite them. Unfortunately, dogs don't do political correctness and they don't avoid fights with reasoned arguments. Dogs are a lump of muscle with teeth on the end and that's the only tool of argument they know. Consider from the animal's point of view - no matter how well trained, that dog is still a dog. The dog sees a howling mob threatening himself and his handler. He is going to react like a dog under pressure because that is exactly what he is. It's not the dog's fault. He didn't start the fight.
In the past I have railed against police idiocy, against the arrest of the victim and of those who have committed no real offence at all, and all of that stands. In this case, I am one hundred percent on the side of the police. Taking down a power station at this time of year is something terrorists do. It's an act of war. This is not some power outage caused by a surge that trips a transformer and can be fixed in a couple of hours. This is the whole power station, and if these ragged terrorists succeed, a whole swathe of the country can look forward to a few days, at least, with no power at all. How many pensioners are the Green God's acolytes willing to see freeze to death for their cause? How many businesses are they happy to see close? How many families with no heat, hospitals lit by candlelight, operations cancelled, broken bones unset and cancers undiagnosed because the scanners are off...how much death is enough for them?
And yet we are supposed to be upset that a few of them have dog bites. They can count themselves damn lucky I'm not running the country. They'd be facing the army. Attacks on infrastructure are terrorist actions and should be treated as such. They are not civilians. They are the ones doing the attacking. I'd shoot them as soon as they breached the fence. Protesting outside the power station - fair enough. Stupid and pointless but fair enough. Attacking the power station with the stated aim of closing it down is not a protest. It's a terrorist attack. It's an act of war.
In war, people get hurt. Just because the Green God's minions started this fight, does not mean they will win. It does not give them the right to attack the country's power supplies and walk away unscathed. A few dog bites don't count when they have escalated the conflict to this scale. What did they expect? That the police would stand aside and say 'You want to trash a power station? Sure, off you go and have fun.'
No, Greenies, you have done far more than protest this time. You have initiated a terrorist action that, if it were allowed to succeed, would affect millions and result in innocent deaths. You started this fight. Without, I suspect, considering either of the two aspects of fighting I mentioned at the start. You cannot start a war and expect your opponent to sit there and take it. Those police are not defending a 'company'. They are not defending 'capitalism'. They are defending the heating systems in pensioner's homes and all those life-saving devices in hospitals and the powered doors on the fire station and the street lights that keep the looters quiet and the security lights that deter burglars and all the other things you halfwitted eco-warriors have not given a moment's consideration while prostrating yourselves at the altar of your 'global warming' false religion. You do know it's all based on lies, don't you? Of course you do. That's why you are not making your case with argument, but with violence. You have no valid argument and this action proves it. You are terrorists.
I say, let the dogs loose.