Monday, May 30, 2016


If you are willing, we will meet again, in heaven's gate. You will be the unlooked for, unasked favor that I will not expect but be delighted to see.

No, I won't expect a throng, just as there are no throngs anymore at the VFW.

We came, we fought, we moved on and so have you. You did it all the rest of your lives, those that survived the war.

Those that did not, today, we remember you. We don't take a gestalt. We try to remember each of you to the best of our ability.  We get some help in this regard. We need help to remember.

1st Lieutenant Donald Bruch

I looked for family but I couldn't find any beyond his parents. He was an Air Force pilot and so he volunteered but so too did many young men that knew that the draft board had them in their sights. He flew as a Wild Weasel that others may live. He was new to the profession of arms and elected to take on anti-air missile defense sites alone and unafraid.

I don't know what the world will be like when we lose the young men who sign up with the idea that they'd like to go there and try that. I suspect we're on the cusp. Young men in droves are refusing college because SJ and the writing is on the wall for the Armed Forces.

I think we shall see what it means when 'Men of the West' decide they've had enough, finally, and elect to sit out the first half of the 21'st century.

If you look at it closely, they have nothing at all to lose. Every single shibboleth of the left will fall when the old men of the West look at the fight and decide that they have nothing to win by fighting the fall of the West and simply let the 'achievements' of the last 80 years of the West, fall into the abyss.


OldAFSarge said...

Dear God, the sadness permeates all in our decline.

Is there no stopping it?

HMS Defiant said...

It will end badly in western Europe. They have gone pretty far down the slope and I think they will do what they have always done when invaded.

The left has successfully neutered America. My daughter is learning spanish in her school in Oregon because, she'll need it.

I kind of wonder what Trump would be like, but to change the Executive Branch bureaucracy he'd need to take a flamethrower to the SES and purge all of them and all the GS-15, 14 and probably, in some departments (Justice) he'll need to purge them all.

I expect the Court will find in favor of the orcs and for once, I'm content to ask the court just how they intend to enforce their edicts given the DOJ's massive refusal to obey the law.

Who has the large battalions John Roberts?

OldAFSarge said...

Sir Edward Grey's quote applies to us as well I fear.

Yeats also seems appropriate:

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

HMS Defiant said...

He didn't really appreciate the tyranny of the left. He was talking of the Queen and a King he detested.

As a member of the Western Civilization Human Observatory, I watch the path of Milo. As he moves through the citadels of the Evil, I am always struck by the simple fact that most of the protesters aren't in the university, they're hagriders, orcs, and invaders.