Strangers In A Strange Land

There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk “his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor” on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.’ — Robert A. Heinlein

Strange times, they are, in which we live.  What once was good is now deemed bad; what once was wrong, we’re told is right.  Our Executive teems with administrators who, sixty years ago, would have been positioned high on the FBI’s internal security watch list. Our military kills for, we are told, humanitarian reasons sanctioned by foreign diplomats, while our impotent representatives ignore the Constitution and their own War Powers Act. Our once proud Republic has become “the Homeland”, its safety delegated to a political appointee of the President.  The nation has become the United State.  And, as is always the case when liberty decays, sooner or later it will declare its own citizens to be its worst enemies.

A Day In The Life Of A Homegrown Terrorist (Neithercorp Press)

There was a time when having one’s name listed in the despised ranks of those villains that governments often categorize as “terrorists” involved quite a bit of leg work, as well as an ominous running resume of death, destruction, and general mean spiritedness. Of course, if one examines the history of every modern country which eventually disintegrated into despotism, the definition of who the “enemy” is tends to become rather broad rather quickly. That is to say, the more criminal the leadership of a country becomes, the easier it is for the average person to find himself labeled a criminal by that same leadership.

Today, one does not need to blow up buildings, take hostages in political motivation, send anthrax through the mail, or even wave a gun around in a public place to be considered a terrorist threat. In fact, a man could never leave his house and still find himself under suspicion as an enemy of the state.

(Read the rest at Neithercorp Press)

Beware of Homeland Security Training for Local Law Enforcement, by An Insider

During the past several years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of law enforcement training.  Law enforcement courses have moved away from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control. Most training I have attended over the past two years have been sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), namely the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

No matter what topic the training session concerns, every DHS sponsored course I have attended over the past few years never fails to branch off into warnings about potential domestic terrorists in the community.  While this may sound like a valid officer and community safety issue, you may be disturbed to learn how our Federal government describes a typical domestic terrorist.

(Read the rest at

Meanwhile, Mark Levin identifies a real domestic enemy:

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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24 Responses to Strangers In A Strange Land

  1. roxannadanna says:

    He called funding the soldiers “only a distraction” in this budget mess. Those men and women have long memories and he will pay for this come election time. What little support he had from the military will be all but gone after this.
    I think he will find that this time around, being re-elected won’t be such a walk in the park. He’s going to have to work for it, this time. I read at Drudge that his support among blacks and hispanics has dropped 5 points in the last month and he’s losing support with white voters. This is why he went to the Al Sharpton thing and will be making several more trips to NYC this year.
    Good luck and God Bless us… he’s got to go!

    • Bob Mack says:

      The Telegraph UK believes the budget vote was a Tea Party victory (which Obama, in full Bill Clinton mode, is attempting to take credit:

      The president himself welcomed a “budget that invests in our future while making the largest annual spending cut in our history”.

      He would never have made such a boast before the Tea Party’s anti-spending campaign swept a wave of Republicans into Congress in November’s midterm elections.

  2. samiam60 says:

    This is like waking up each morning in the Twilight Zone. Everything that was once real no longer is and our new reality is the nightmare. What the heck has happened to life on Planet Earth?

    • Bob Mack says:

      “You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of government; a journey into a Left-Wing land whose boundaries are…well, there are none. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Obama Zone!”

  3. And how many Republicans , including Tea Party Republicans, voted to renew the Patriot Act. Trading liberty for security is a lose-lose proposition.

  4. Freedom, by the way says:

    I read the entire article you linked to on . That was probably one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever read. It angers me and saddens me that this is the direction our country is headed. Holding average citizens, with let’s face it, mainly average views and activities, in suspicion of radical terrorism.

  5. J. P. Morgan says:

    You forgot to mention that being a veteran qualifies you for scrutiny, according to Butch Napalitano. And of course, the big one–I’m sure that penning a conservative blog puts you right up there on the list. I was aware of that when I started my own blog–but said to myself that staying under the radar was kind of silly at my age. Here is a prediction: when the dollar tanks, those who have stocked up on foodstuffs and real money like gold and silver will be labeled “hoarders” and those yellow-bellied liberal Marxists running this country will attempt to confiscate those items from those “terrorists.”

    • Bob Mack says:

      Howdy, J.P. I harbored the same dark thoughts when I started blogging. But, like we used to say, “What are they gonna do–send ya to Vietnam?”

  6. Yes, the world has gone upside down.


  7. Layla Elizabeth Gonzalez says:

    This is awful. What was once right is now called wrong, and what is wrong is now called right. It is so disgustingly disturbing beyond words. All the people that suffer through terrorism around the world, of all kinds – persecution[s] of all kinds is so utterly demonic and sad.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hi Layla. Just read this on the Urban Survival Guide site:

      I’ll be blunt. I’m a little sick of the government and the media bunching preppers in with domestic terrorists just because I have a Bible, a gun, a garden, and some food to feed my family with if a natural or manmade disaster happens. And, in a few weeks, I’m headed to DC for the first of several trips this year to work on a project to fix the prepper image at the Pentagon, the US Army War College, and possibly even with DHS.

      […] Things are so messed up that DHS does public service announcements saying that you should have 72 hours to 7 days of supplies on hands in case of disaster, but then tells law enforcement that preparedness is a sign of potential domestic terrorism.

  8. TexasFred says:

    MY NAME is ON that list!!! 😛

  9. Bob Mack says:

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  10. samhenry says:

    The reach of this Administration is simply overwhelming.

    I hope Republicans put it on their agenda to review the appointment of basically executives (Czars) to serve in a position analogous to that of a department head. Happily with Pelosi out we can get some of this done.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Afternoon, SH. Administrators holding great power with accountability to no one but the president is a hallmark, not of American government, but of totalitarian regimes. This unconstitutional nonsense really started with Clinton (8 czars, 7 unconfirmed by Senate), and exploded under Bush II (33 & 28) & Obama (37 & 32). Congress needs to put a stop to it.

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  13. Mike says:

    What’cha gonna do when they come for Bad Boys youtube video.

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