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The Boston Mindset: Cringe Like Sheep
American Thinker ^ | 5/3/13 | William A Levinson

Posted on 05/03/2013 10:13:39 AM PDT by Winged Hussar

Colonel Jeff Cooper's To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth describes exactly what is wrong with the United States today. Cooper wrote of the society in which he grew up during the 1930s,

"Boys were taught to shoot and use their hands, and girls were taught to expect that in their men. ... In that society, it would have been both futile and ridiculous for two punks to assume control over 159 people."

Cooper's position was that there was no excuse -- none -- for 159 passengers to allow a pair of hijackers to take over an airliner. It is easy to imagine what Cooper would say about more than a million people in Boston and its suburbs allowing one punk to lock them in their homes, and out of their workplaces, at a cost of up to one billion dollars. The message to terrorists could not be clearer: Any deranged individual willing to sacrifice his life or his freedom can bring a major U.S. city to its knees.

Cooper explained exactly why:

"The press, academe, and the law enforcement establishment preach: Do not fight back! On the street, in your home, on the airplane, on the high seas, anywhere, anytime. Do not fight back! You may be hurt."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; boston; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment

1 posted on 05/03/2013 10:13:39 AM PDT by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar

Yes....shelter-in-place and cower in fear of Muslims this country recruited to come here and blow you up. Never fear, we will invade your home and point our automatic weapons at you, scream at you and humiliate you, so we can be sure that you pose no threat of actually owning a weapon in your own home. We are here to help, you fools.


2 posted on 05/03/2013 10:17:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Winged Hussar

Attacks like the Boston Marathon bombings will come to an end when the perpetrators fear the police far less than they fear the potential retribution of vigilantes.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 10:17:58 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Winged Hussar
Cringe like sheep or else...


4 posted on 05/03/2013 10:20:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Winged Hussar

I have a copy of that book. Great stuff!

I bought it cheap when it first was published back in the late 80’s.


5 posted on 05/03/2013 10:24:03 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Winged Hussar
Cooper's position was that there was no excuse -- none -- for 159 passengers to allow a pair of hijackers to take over an airliner.

This part of his essay is wrongheaded. It was doctrinal prior to 9/11 to not fight hijackers as they usually wanted money or passage somewhere - nothing worth dying for to stop. On 9/11, once it was realized that the hijackers were bent on suicide terrorism, the passengers of Flight 93 fought back.

And ever since passengers have walloped attempted hijackers on the spot.

6 posted on 05/03/2013 10:25:24 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Winged Hussar

Has anyone taken credit yet for the order to storm the residences or is the governor still hiding???


7 posted on 05/03/2013 10:26:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Winged Hussar
"The Boston Mindset: Cringe Like Sheep"

Shouldn't that be the Baaaston Mindset...?

8 posted on 05/03/2013 10:31:26 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: dirtboy
I was about to post that, but as I read through the main post on this thread it occurred to me that the guy may not have been referring to one of the 9/11 hijackings with that example.

You're absolutely right. I remember telling people shortly after 9/11 that terrorists all over the world are probably cursing the names of the 9/11 hijackers ... because hijacking an airplane and using the passengers as bargaining chips is no longer a feasible method of carrying out a terrorist attack.

"Fighting back" is only practical when you have a reasonable sense of how lethal the threat may be. No bank, for example, would ever advise its employees or customers to "fight back" in a robbery -- even if the perpetrator isn't clearly armed. In that particular example, there's almost no cost to letting the perp get away and tracking him down later.

9 posted on 05/03/2013 10:31:52 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Gaffer

“Yes....shelter-in-place and cower in fear of Muslims this country recruited to come here and blow you up.”

Anymore people also have to ‘shelter in place’ so they don’t get shot at by the police when they’re rampaging after someone. And even that isn’t a promise of safety as we saw in Watertown where warrantless searches were conducted by SWAT teams from multiple jurisdictions.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Holy crap! He’s aiming a loaded weapon at someone just for taking a picture??????


11 posted on 05/03/2013 10:38:17 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: MeganC
Holy crap! He’s aiming a loaded weapon at someone just for taking a picture??????

That's the "or else" part.

12 posted on 05/03/2013 10:39:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Winged Hussar

13 posted on 05/03/2013 10:47:58 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Winged Hussar

They have voted rabid communist for years and years. They have sissified their men and lesbianized their women right per the manifesto. Vote communist, suffer communism. It’s that simple. Calling them “sheep” is seen as a complement.


14 posted on 05/03/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There’s no excuse for that. He violated every principle of safe handling right there and he absolutely violated the rights of the person he aimed at.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses...”

How is anyone secure in their home when rogue cops are aiming weapons willy-nilly at every shadow? That’s just soooooo wrong!!


15 posted on 05/03/2013 10:50:18 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Reminds me of the bad-guy militia in Jericho.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 10:53:58 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If this picture is accurate, the man in the turret is endangering the person with the camera. You do not, EVER, point a firearm at somebody you do not have a good reason (like self-defense) to shoot.

It is an actual crime, misdemeanor or felony, in some states to point a firearm at another person, except in self-defense.


17 posted on 05/03/2013 10:56:39 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: dirtboy
I think that, while you are correct about passengers fighting back, our eyes first began to open during the hijacking of TWA 847 in 1985 when Navy diver Robert Stethem was killed by the Hezbollah hijackers for being an American military.

-PJ

18 posted on 05/03/2013 11:00:24 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: MeganC

“How is anyone secure in their home when rogue cops are aiming weapons willy-nilly at every shadow? That’s just soooooo wrong!!”

Let me be absolutely clear - the police are NOT your friends.

It is now known that the cops skipped searching the block where bomberboy was hiding in the boat. How did that happen? WHY did that happen? The owner of the boat was the one who found him after the “shelter in place” order was lifted. The lifting of that order is a clear indication that the cops were stumped and decided it would be OK to use citizens as bait to lure bomberboy out.

Cops - especially fedgov cops - are inherently incompetent. The ratlibs want to take away our guns so that only THEIR guys have guns. What could possible go wrong?


19 posted on 05/03/2013 11:02:52 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Winged Hussar
It is an actual crime, misdemeanor or felony, in some states to point a firearm at another person, except in self-defense.

All laws restricting government officials are suspended when a crisis that can't be wasted arises.

You didn't get the memo?

20 posted on 05/03/2013 11:03:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Shelter in Place" = "Cringe in Place". Posted earlier, this is from a Socialist website which never has anything good to say about the U.S., but does point to the truth about the "slippery slope". They got away with renaming Martial Law Shelter in Place, so now they use it for any incident - "because we can".

California community put on police lockdown

21 posted on 05/03/2013 11:26:00 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Disambiguator

Wow. Costs a lot now!


22 posted on 05/03/2013 11:37:46 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (I may be drunk, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. (Churchill))
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To: Winged Hussar
In the 1930s,
“Boys were taught to shoot and use their hands, and girls were taught to expect that in their men”

In the 2010s
Boys are taught to fear guns and only use their hands to fondle themselves and girls are taught to expect no more in men.

23 posted on 05/03/2013 11:51:54 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

bump


24 posted on 05/03/2013 11:59:20 AM PDT by stockpirate (Planned Parenthood, murdering black children one baby at a time.......where is the outrage)
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To: Winged Hussar
They interviewed one guy who told how he stayed under a bed with his wife and kids throughout the manhunt. He was still scared hours after it was all over.

What would he do if someone knocked the door down and came after his family?

25 posted on 05/03/2013 12:40:30 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That’s what my 12 gauge and .38 are for. Kick my door in and you are in a for a load of hurt.


26 posted on 05/03/2013 12:59:39 PM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: MeganC

“..How is anyone secure in their home when rogue cops are aiming weapons willy-nilly at every shadow? That’s just soooooo wrong!!...”

And yet they cheered and clapped for the very jack-booted thugs that had their boots on their necks and their guns in their faces!! Cheering USA! USA! USA! Yep. Liberalism is, in fact, a serious chronic mental disease. Like we needed any more proof. Morons, all of em.


27 posted on 05/03/2013 5:54:25 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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