Skip to comments.Department of Homeland Stupidity: Huddle like Sheep and Die
Posted on 02/04/2013 9:56:49 AM PST by Winged Hussar
The Department of Homeland Security just posted a video called "Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video." Its grossly incompetent guidance on how to survive a workplace shooting underscores the Obama administration's total lack of fitness to tell citizens what kind of firearms they can own for self-protection. We should also make sure that as many police as possible see this DHS video, which portrays law enforcement professionals as incompetent buffoons who recklessly endanger their partners and innocent bystanders.
Duck and Cover versus Huddle like Sheep
The DHS video takes a cue from the much-maligned "Duck and Cover" film of the Cold War era by advising people to hide under desks, which would actually be the right thing to do upon seeing the flash of a nuclear bomb. The desk would block the bomb's heat, along with shards of imploded glass. If you were far enough from Ground Zero that the entire building did not collapse on you, you could easily walk away with minor or no injuries while everybody who did not "duck and cover" was ripped apart by flying glass and/or burned to death by the thermal effects. A nuclear bomb will not, however, walk into your school or workplace and look under desks for individual people to kill.
At 1:44 in the video, a woman hides under a desk and pulls a chair after her to conceal her. Note that for every person who agreed with this video, more than ten disapproved, and with good reason. All the shooter has to do is look under the desks to find the people who have followed DHS's advice to huddle there like sheep, and then slaughter them accordingly.
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I just took the mandatory “active shooter” course. I skimmed the material and then picked the answers I figured “they” would tell me were correct, no matter how stupid they were, and passed with flying colors.
I confess it did make me think about stuff I hadn’t thought about before.
A CD snapped in half leaves two sharp edges on either end that would slice a throat with minimal effort, and with a banned pistol grip holder to boot. They come 50 rounds to a magazine. Only good for up close and personal bleed-outs though.
This made me think of the training we received as shool aged children.
Teacher: “Students, if a nuclear bomb goes off, get under your desks and close your eyes. Ok, now lets practice that...”
You might be surprised to know that there are FReepers who believe that its our Godly duty to died like sheep and that defending ones self and family will send you to Hell. I just got an FReep-mail from one.
These would be tyrants do not know the heart and soul of Americans. We are not going to be lined up and sent to the camps and gas chambers. This aint Nazi Germany. We are not going to let a minority of Liberal jerks pull their games. We will not be lead like sheep to the slaughter—we could crash the system first. Want to see real Terror? Americans invented it! From the Swamp Fox to the Sheeted KKK, we know more about Terror than any Arab has ever thought about. You don’t want to unleash the dark side of America.
>>You might be surprised to know that there are FReepers who believe that its our Godly duty to died like sheep and that defending ones self and family will send you to Hell. I just got an FReep-mail from one.
I wish you were kidding, but stupidity is so common in our comfortable consumer society, that I believe you.
But I have known quite a few liberal Christians who think that way. They point to ancient martyrs who died rather than fight the power of Rome or renounce their faith and compare that to dying at the hands of one criminal. They seem to think that dying for Christ is equivalent to dying because some psycho thinks he’s a god.
>>These would be tyrants do not know the heart and soul of Americans. We are not going to be lined up and sent to the camps and gas chambers. This aint Nazi Germany. We are not going to let a minority of Liberal jerks pull their games. We will not be lead like sheep to the slaughterwe could crash the system first. Want to see real Terror? Americans invented it! From the Swamp Fox to the Sheeted KKK, we know more about Terror than any Arab has ever thought about. You dont want to unleash the dark side of America.
I said almost the same thing to some friends a few weeks ago. They are types I call “foolish right wing” because they believe that winning a presidential election will somehow reverse the destruction caused by 30 years of the RepubliCrat party.
They were shocked to hear it and one of them said that I scared them. When the S really HTF, there aren’t that many of us who get it enough to be ready to fight on Day One. The rest will be herded towards the death camps as they wait for the cavalry to ride to their rescue—not realizing that THEY were supposed to be the cavalry.
I suppose a would be shooter would never watch this video as a training film?
You sure? These days it seems to me that all you need do is dangle an Obamaphone or a pack of Yaz in front of most of us and we'll follow you into the maw of Hell itself.
“My mama always told me your best tools were your hands.”
She wasn’t into making chicken soup Eh?
>>I suppose a would be shooter would never watch this video as a training film?
Why would they want to? Looking under desks for cowering victims is common sense. This video is designed for complacent idiots who have never considered taking responsibility for their own safety, and its just a placebo to make them think that they can defend themselves with a letter opener so they don’t start demanding to arm themselves at work with a real weapon.
You should share it with us.
It is my deeply held belief that the only thing that will pull our beloved country back from the brink is the sight of a few elected officials hanging from lamp posts. Sad to say, but spewing rhetoric about “from my cold dead hands” is just so much hot air. Were a few of the most egregious offenders against the U S Constitution to be lynched during their town hall meetings in their districts, the renewed “fear of the Lord God Jehovah and the Continental Congress” might have a salutary effect on their surviving colleagues voting patterns.
Darn, now I’m back on that list for speaking my mind.
“If you are a warrior who is legally authorized to carry a weapon and you step outside without that weapon, then you become a sheep, pretending that the bad man will not come today. No one can be on 24/7 for a lifetime. Everyone needs down time. But if you are authorized to carry a weapon, and you walk outside without it, just take a deep breath, and say this to yourself... ‘Baa.’ “
- LTC David A. Grossman
Watch the unedited surveillance tape of the Columbine massacre. Klebold and Harris were giggling and taunting the terrified kids trying to huddle under desks in the library before they murdered them.
Yes, by all means let’s try hiding under our desks. Better to paint lamb’s blood on the door.
This country truly has gone mad.
The problem the tyrants have - and it is a major one - is that if they are attempting what many fear they are attempting, they tried it a generation too soon. Too many that are steeped in how this country was formed and who we are are still alive.
BUT, ACCORDING TO DIANE FINESWINE, BABS BOXER, CHUCKY SCHUMER, ET AL OOOOO GUNS ARE SOOOO DANGEROUS!! In what may be a perverse form of population control, these MORONS many of whom are themselves armed or have armed people around them -- would prefer us to have to call 911 and DIE while the cops are en-route.
These murderous muzzies are HERE and the more of us who CARRY CONCEALED, the more of them we can off BEFORE they kill on the scale of their recent activities in Mumbai.
Truth to tell, I'm as afraid of the threat posed by domestic politicians and a FOREIGN-BORN president as I am by the muzzies.
WHY THEY WANT OUR GUNS!!
You underestimate them. They have been indoctrinating your children through their entire school years. Most of them are proper little brown shirts now. They will get all of the information they need through school and medical records. They routinely ask kids about guns in the home and all of these data are recorded. Guaranteed they will use these data to target and take out the threats (you) before you know what is happening.
You remind me of the HL Mencken essay “The Malevolent Jobholder,” wherein he advises a system whereby citizen be allowed to kill government officials so long as they can show cause before a jury afterwards. It was well dramatized in the libertarian sci-fi classic “Lone Star Planet.” I see it as a useful suggestion.
The elitist slobs in our government want us to cower in fear hoping the killer runs out of bullets or kills himself before killing us. They push this agenda while they are protected by armed security. I want to see them give up their armed security and see how it works out for them.
>>You might be surprised to know that there are FReepers who believe that its our Godly duty to died like sheep and that defending ones self and family will send you to Hell. I just got an FReep-mail from one.<<
Please share! It’s important for the rest of us to know who the Useful Idiots and Surrender Monkeys are. Not to mention the folks from the Federal Department of Internet Forum Infiltration.
Exactly. Watch video, find soft target and look where the DHS told sheep to hide.
If you want some hilarous reading, go to the Twitter hashtag #DHStips.
The victims in Pompeii were by and large on the run when killed by superheated gases and then covered by a rain of ash and small pumice stones or lapilli. The ash also formed hollow molds of the victims after the bodies rotted away, which an enterprising archaeologist filled with plaster to make the famous casts. The victims were mostly found in the streets (and the personal recollections of Pliny the Younger indicate that a good number did manage to escape, although his uncle did not).
On the other hand, the victims in nearby Herculaneum were incinerated by a pyroclastic flow while trying to "duck and cover" in the warehouses at the docks, since ships could not get out against the prevailing wind. But there was nothing left but bones, which were discovered for the first time fairly recently.
There are at least two issues going on here. There is some truth in saying that a civilian responder should be competent in the use of their weapon and informed as to the laws. This is easily done. The main focus of the government seems to be on denying the civilian responder the power to control his or her own destiny. The very idea of a civilian having the power to stop a shooter is terrifying to the government. We must be told that we are not trained, not competent, and we must hide with our hands above our heads so that the “trained professionals” will not shoot us.
I agree. I’m saying they needed to let more of the “great generation” and early boomers die off first. There are still to many of us/them. And they are running out of time anyway.
I very much see us as similar to ancient Rome, only our (all of western civilization) fall will be much greater. We have much farthe from which to fall. It truly will be global this time.
I recommend to anyone that will listen to bone up on Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation and, frankly, the whole bible. What is going on has never been more obvious.
Go to an office..close the door, lock it..and seek a hiding spot.
If you can resist a criminal, you can resist a criminal government.
That’s what they don’t want.
It is the progressives’ nanny state end game for ONLY established authority figures to be empowered to protect the dumb masses. (Say thost last two words very fast to understand how our elite wouldbe masters view us.)
Couple that with the elites’ fear that many of their intended subjects will use force to resist their utopian plans for our enslavement and you understand why they MUST attempt to disarm us.
And why we MUST NEVER ALLOW THEM TO DO SO!!
And if anyone reading this fails to grasp the outcome of civilian disarmament, watch “Schindler’s List” again. (And while watching it, contemplate the irony that Steven Spielberg supports Feinstein’s efforts to set us on the same course Hitler took as he undertook the murder of 12 million or so humans.)
I think it is good to compare this to an early South Park episode, where the town was threatened by a volcano, and the stupid people were given a “duck & cover” movie to watch, as what they should do when lava was flowing towards them.
I’d have more confidence in the survival of our republic if, like the founding fathers, our current leaders had spent some time bound with a cable tow and half shod.
Wow. Talk about misunderstanding scripture! This has nothing to do with us. This was just Jesus fulfilling prophecy.
And if scripture does require me to be murdered by a psychopath, then I would rather sin and repent than go to heaven and be asked, “Why did you let your life and others be cut short when you had the means to stop him? I put you there for a reason.”
One of the reasons things are so messed up now is that too many people sat on the sidelines saying all the corruption was God's will.
>>No way will I sit by while my family is slaughtered.
Or even a complete stranger! I agree with you. We have too many people on the sidelines waiting for their “team” to score. Life is a participation sport and most Americans are spectators. This is why we lose elections. We just mail a check and expect our guy to win, while the Leftists are getting out the vote and lighting a fire under their people’s butts.
a hand full of Liberal blacks from the inner cities will go to their deaths—but only a small %. Most are streetwise enough to know that “the Man” isn’t speaking the truth. One thing to vote racist—another to become sheep for the slaughter.
I think that comment is right on target.
Right on the money. Anyone who might dare to resist is considered the enemy of the corrupt/criminals.
"If you can resist a criminal, you can resist a criminal government.
Thats what they dont want."
The UN is full of countries that hate us. The only reason we haven’t been invaded is because of the American Citizens who excercise their right to keep and bear arms.
If the politicians and gun grabbers ever succeed in disarming Americans, they will be attacking us and hoping to occupy our land. They may discover that it is best to let “sleeping giants” sleep.