Publisher’s Note: I rarely have guest posts but I will make exceptions. I met Sean in Tucson when I moved here through a mutual friend and he is a tremendous intellect and a first-class weapons-man of the highest order. He offers his thoughts here on the tragedy in Orlando.
He hosts Brushfires of Freedom at 1300-1400 local (AZ) on Sundays here locally at KQTH (FM 104.1). -BB
WHO DO WE BLAME.
Well of course in the aftermath of this weekend’s shooting in Orlando, (and the fact that we have way too many news outlets with nothing more to do than incite more fear in this country), there are going to be the usual cries from all corners of the known universe for more gun control, or the other side will call for some type of ban on ‘radical Islam’.
We will have people call this an act of terror, a hate crime, and of course we have the twenty-four hour news cycle with the well placed graphics for the next week,’ Terror in Orlando’, along with the rolling Alert across the bottom of the screen. It’s seems ridiculous to a guy like me that there could be two ways to report this, but I have already seen that there can be a left-right paradigm for reporting a crime.
And then there’s a guy like me who has removed himself from left-right politics and has a different theory.
I call this a particularly evil act perpetrated on innocent people that had been effectively trained to subcontract their safety to their federal, state and local overlords. In the world I live in, I have always known that my personal safety is the responsibility on only one person.
My life, liberty and property are not anyone else’s problem, and I would be stupid to think any other way. I have complete understanding of the scope and sphere of my world, and what I can change within that scope and sphere. Although I have actually tried to expand my sphere of influence through my radio show, I still understand that throughout the day, no matter what anyone thinks or says, my personal safety is my problem, and in fifty years I have been able to take that task seriously enough to have, other than normal scrapes, cuts and abrasions, (and the standard breakdown of the body from years of overuse) kept myself with all my fingers and toes in a pretty dangerous business. There is no one at my job-site every day to keep me and my guys safe on a twenty-four hour basis. I’m supervision and management, so my general theory is I must keep the interest of the company at heart, so as to keep myself employed, and protect the investment and capital of the owner. But along with that I know that I must protect myself from injury at my job, every minute of every day.