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On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs
HumanEvents ^ | 3/2/10 | Lt. Col Dave Grossman

Posted on 03/03/2010 8:20:14 AM PST by Kartographer

Subject: Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs

Miss Edwards, I read of your 'student activity' regarding the proposed memorial to Col Greg Boyington, USMC and a Medal of Honor winner. I suspect you will receive a bellyful of angry e-mails from conservative folks like me. You may be too young to appreciate fully the sacrifices of generations of servicemen and servicewomen on whose shoulders you and your fellow students stand. I forgive you for the untutored ways of youth and your naïveté. It may be that you are, simply, a sheep. There's no dishonor in being a sheep - - as long as you know and accept what you are. Please take a couple of minutes to read the following. And be grateful for the thousands - - millions - - of American sheepdogs who permit you the freedom to express even bad ideas. Brett Dula Sheepdog, retired

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: sheep; sheepdog; warrior; wolf; wolves

U.S. Marines from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5 conduct a security patrol to deter insurgent activity in Anah, Iraq, Feb. 3, 2008. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard) (Released)
1 posted on 03/03/2010 8:20:14 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

I’ve read this several times, and would urge others to take a few minutes to read it as well.

One of the best articles on this topic I’ve ever read.

I also highly recommend Lt. Col. Grossman’s book “On Killing”


2 posted on 03/03/2010 8:24:16 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Kartographer
I've always enjoyed this allegory, but I think it's worth noting that some of our sheepdogs...

...are actually sheepdogs!

3 posted on 03/03/2010 8:30:29 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hiredhand; ExSoldier; Travis McGee

Ping.


4 posted on 03/03/2010 8:31:49 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer
Here's a group of sheepdogs that I've gained inspiration from:

From: American Sheepdogs, The Chester County Victory Movement

The Chester County Victory Movement started with a simple purpose – to support our troops. With the guidance of our leader, retired Navy veteran Rich Davis, we’ve grown into one of the largest grass roots pro-troop, conservative movements in the mid-Atlantic region.

We support conservative values and policies, strict interpretation of the Constitution, and a strong national defense. We are also firm believers that victory is always the answer and peace comes through military strength. God bless America.

WE PROTECT THE SHEEP FROM THE WOLVES!


5 posted on 03/03/2010 8:31:57 AM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: Owl_Eagle

I love this article. I have to look up that book.


6 posted on 03/03/2010 8:33:03 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: Kartographer
Unless of course it is Demon Sheep.
7 posted on 03/03/2010 8:36:10 AM PST by ReagansRaiders (Sarah Palin - Bob McDonnell 2012)
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To: Wildbill22

If you think of it, let me know what you think of the book.


8 posted on 03/03/2010 8:36:21 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts

A ‘Must Read’ Ping.


9 posted on 03/03/2010 8:40:30 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Great letter...outstanding.


10 posted on 03/03/2010 8:55:30 AM PST by Cuttnhorse ("Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading. (Anon))
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To: Owl_Eagle
Actually the sheepdog essay comes from Grossman's book titled "On Combat." But I think his first book which was "On Killing" is a seminal work as well.
11 posted on 03/03/2010 9:10:04 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: ExSoldier

I’m going to have to add that to the reading list. Great stuff, thanks for the heads up!


12 posted on 03/03/2010 9:11:09 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Bloody Sam pinged me on this fantastic “must read”...
I am now pinging you.

G-d Bless our “Sheepdogs!”


13 posted on 03/03/2010 9:41:53 AM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Kartographer
A real sheepdog never retires, he just chases the wolves in a more efficient way.
14 posted on 03/03/2010 10:42:12 AM PST by wbarmy (Hard core, extremist, and right-wing is a little too mild for my tastes.)
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