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You will of course have to forgive the horrible choice of pictures in the article, but…
The Czech Republic has flown a giant middle finger at Brussels and the EU regarding personal rights as well as this being a double down on their anti-muslim invasion (er immigrant) stance.
I think the Czech Republic has gone up a few clicks in possible places I might consider as a fall back position. Oh who am I kidding. If the US gets out of control I will be the guy mending the flag or using the spear tip at the end of the flagpole as my last ditch choice. But still good on you Czech’s for showing the world and the islamic invaders there are still ACTUAL men and sane ones at that in your country. Protect your women, protect your country and for those women who are self reliant and sick of the BS, do the same. Never let it be said that a modern woman can’t assume the robe of protector as well.
You would not have wanted to place yourself between my wife and safety of her loved ones. Well, not if you didn’t want to develop some rather smarting holes in your chest.
It goes way deeper than this, but for some context.
Senator Anitere Flores
404 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
I am a Florida resident temporarily residing in Tennessee. Just so you know why if anyone bothers to look at the postal stamp.
I want to bring up a topic that may be painful for you, but it may shed some light on your future. There is a historical reference that you may well want to examine although in truth, it is probably too late for you to not experience the same fate.
Many years ago, there was a political figure, not happy with his lot in life. Things were not progressing the way he wanted. His initiatives were not given the due he felt they should and his base of power was seemingly endlessly eroded by a litany of lessor people who did not last but continuously thwarted him. After much consternation and frustration, a powerful group of politicians met with him and offered to work with him. They were made of sterner stuff than the people who always nipped at his heels. They were indeed movers and shakers, they saw his worth and flatly stated he would be a cherished asset if he would ally with them.
After much consideration, he agreed to join them. Finally, his true worth had been measured and understood. Finally, he would be able to make grand changes and people would feel is strength and power.
That man, Benedict Arnold made his choices. He burned bridges with many who had called him friend. He did it to fulfill his own vain glorious needs. In the end, his cause; vanity and the British retention of the Colonies failed. He died broken, powerless, poor and castigated by society on both sides of the Atlantic. If you can look yourself in the mirror, you may find the beginnings of the same lot.
Actions have consequences. Being on the wrong side of moral righteousness is never a good thing and never prospers in the long term. I should also remind you, those in the conservative and gun communities have long memories, especially for a Mrs. Benedict Arnold.
The liberal swarm: media, “women’s groups”, democrat pundits… are all up in arms about today being a great protest. They are all about a world wide protest to prove how important women are to society. On that premise, my answer is “duh”. Without women the planet would be devoid of humanity within 100 years, not to mention all the other things women do.
But to their actual desires, the desire to hold countries, companies, school districts, people and I can only assume – men hostage. Really, is that the best idea? Is that a good way to portray your message? Is that a good message to convey?
For one, I resent this. I resent it for many reasons and I will share one.
This is personal. EVERY day is a day without MY WOMAN, my wife, my partner for life and beyond, the other half of my soul. EVERY day, I have to wake up without her endearing smile to great me as I nudge her awake with hopeful cuddles. EVERY day, I have to figure out a way to make it through the day without refreshers of her wisdom, without her laughing at my vexation with stupid people, without her slipping her hand into mine and that gentle squeeze telling me I am the most important thing in her life. EVERY day, I have to interact with grey scale, 2D caricatures of my formerly 3D technicolor life.
Some in the conservative movement have created a backlash idea. “We show up”.
I will tell you with no reservations, my wife was a “We show up” woman. Her first husband (effectively) refused to earn a living for the family. So, “She showed up”. She showed up so well, her part time effort to make ends meet led to a management position and more money than they had made combined when she started. So he quit entirely. So, she showed up even more. That was the story of her life. Not that other people refused, they did. But that isn’t the point. She showed up, then she did. She did what needed done, then she went a bit further. Sometimes it was working longer, sometimes it was working smarter, sometimes it was recognizing talent and promoting it. Sometimes it was doing the dirty job no one else wanted to to. But in a world 25 some odd years ago when “women could not succeed”, no one bothered to tell this woman who apparently didn’t know any better and did.
She went from a part time furniture “sales girl” at a local furniture store, to the Leader of Regional Expansion for a huge high end furniture chain. She managed the construction, build out, staffing and opening marketing of 6+ stores as they opened an entire new region of sales. She went from making just over minimum wage (plus slight commission) to a base salary over $100k with a generous bonus and benefits package. She did not do this by holding anyone hostage over having a vagina. She did it by showing up, working hard and smart and doing what it took to keep her children fed, clothed and to provide them an opportunity to succeed later. She did it without the help of a good husband / partner. She would even say she did it to compensate for the lack of …
My wife would have heard of this protest and laughed. If she had still been in furniture management, she would have had a meeting with her staff a week or two ago. In that meeting, she would have directly told everyone. Take the day off if you want. America is a free country. Just be aware, the company has policies on unauthorized days off. I will be documenting this meeting. I will be documenting and prosecuting any unauthorized days off the same way I always do. Remember actions have consequences. I am fair and I am firm. Her intend would have been, I have fairly warned you and I will give your story a fair listen before I send your last check to the address on record.
Have I mentioned recently, I miss that woman like I would miss my right arm?
Because good material at an away game needs to come home, too.
There is really only one other option other than “stand your ground”. I like to call that run and hide. A recipe for well:
“Run and hide just passes the buck and perhaps the bullet to someone else. Also known as the coward’s gambit. I choose to stand. I may die because of my choice, but I will NOT die a coward and endanger others so that I may cower and grovel. Others may live because I stand. I also choose not to enter gun free zones or gun free states. This gives my choice of standing some true bite.”