The White Shadow Dojo is a Martial Arts school run by Gwynne and David in western New York. This blog features information on our book "The Rhythm of One", our class offerings, a calendar of events, an edged weapons forum, articles on knife design, and a community space for the research and dissemination of Martial Arts. "Sometimes irreverant, often opinionated, always brutally honest."

Thursday, August 25, 2016

government vs freedom

 When I was a young lad in 10th grade high school I had a course on comparative governments or some such thing. During the class we discussed Socialism, Communism, Capitalism, Fascism, etc. You get the idea. Back in those days we lived in a state of relative innocence. It was the pre-Vietnam era and life was good. Our studies in “isms” proved that Americans lived under the most benign form of government on the planet (which I am sure was the initial goal). But, I found myself in hot water with the teacher when he saw on the cover on my notebook  a statement that read: “all government is a necessary evil.” I believed it then and I believe it even more today. So what was my problem with governments?

I am a firm believer that actions have consequences and words have meaning. The concepts of Freedom and Government are mutually exclusive! Either you are free, or you are governed. It is a case of “either or,” they are not compatible. People willingly sacrifice some freedoms for some safety or protection. Once you have lifted the lid of Pandora’s box looking for protection many adverse things crawl out. Just as there are no boundaries to freedom, pure freedom, there are no boundaries to government once it has been unleashed. Government is like a flesh-eating virus, once it gets into your system there is virtually no ridding yourself of it. During the Vietnam War over 35,000 American men and women died providing safety to the rest of America. Safety from attack by whom? Most of them were forced into military service, to travel abroad to a foreign country and overthrow the government there. In the process of making Vietnam safe we killed tens of thousands of the Vietnamese people. We were there to set them free from Communism, whether they liked it or not, no matter how many we had to kill.

The vast majority of our service men and women acted honorably and did their duty. Our government lied to us about why we were there and then escalated the war because of a false flag operation known as the Gulf of Tonkin. “On August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing President Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.” It was over 40 years later that we learned the “attack” on our spy boats never happened, we were duped by our own government. What could be more evil than to force young men and women to travel against their will to a foreign country to kill the people of that country, to possibly be maimed or killed themselves, all under false pretenses?

Now that generation is in their 60s and the same government has labeled them potential terrorists and tried to strip them of their rights to own firearms. In many states the same type of guns they carried in Vietnam, to kill or make “safe,” the Vietnamese people, have been made illegal to own. We, who were conscripted to make the world safe for Democracy, are no longer safe in our own nation, in our own corrupted “democracy.” Still wonder why I wrote what I did on my high school notebook cover?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Irony of Ironies!

"An almost day-long outage of the National Security Agency’s website has raised further questions as to whether America's most secretive surveillance agency has itself been compromised, days after a shadowy cybergroup claimed to have obtained some of the NSA's most powerful hacking tools."

OMG this is too good to be true! The great all seeing eye, spying on our nation, like Cyclops, has been blinded!! Is this the ultimate irony of ironies or what? LOL

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Disgusting lunatics

Thanks to the likes of Hillbilly Clinton and Nasty Pelosi we now know what the Democrats think of white male voters. They said that white men vote republican because of guns, gays, and God. I am not sure what "gays" has to do with anything but I am for the guns and God and if she isn't, well I'm sure God will forgive her. Obama seems overly fond of the gays so I won't touch that. Kerry said refrigerators are more dangerous than ISIS. No matter how dangerous they are, using a refrigerator for self-defense just doesn't make sense to me so I am thinking of trading my refrigerator for another rifle. Do you suppose there are any "Assault" refrigerators with high capacity ice cube trays? Am I being silly, a little facetious? Maybe so, but no more than any other nut in the asylum. .