Sunday, April 24, 2016


Phillip Hodges reports on April 15, 2016, in  
In an effort to raise awareness of the university’s anti-gun policies, a student participated in a protest in which he wore an empty holster, emphasizing the fact that he and his fellow students are defenseless. Two campus police officers confronted him and another participating student, and their encounter was caught on video.   D. J. Parten is president of Students for Concealed Carry in Alabama. He told Campus Reform, “This week is the empty holster protest for Students for Concealed Carry in Alabama to demonstrate that students are defenseless on campus.”   Following Parten’s encounter with campus police, the officers cited the University of South Alabama student for wearing an empty holster, as it was “causing alarm.” While the university prohibits weapons of all sorts, its rules say nothing about empty holsters.   The university’s policy lists the prohibited items, which “includes, but is not limited to, bullets, ball bearing bullets, bullet balls, pellets, firearms, guns, knives, paintball guns, air guns, hunting bows, archery bows, swords, martial arts weapons, and replicas of such weapons. Toy and water guns are prohibited.”   In spite of the policy’s silence on empty holsters, the two campus police officers insisted that students must obtain permission from the university to wear them.   The officers repeatedly asked where Parten’s weapon was. From their perspective, since he was wearing an empty holster, he was obviously hiding a gun somewhere.   Parten tried explaining that it was a protest – an empty holster protest. But the officers said that it didn’t matter. Apparently, someone had called the police when the empty holster was spotted, and because someone was “alarmed” by it, the police had to respond.   At one point in the video, one of the officers even admitted to Parten that wearing an empty holster was not breaking campus rules, nor was it breaking any law. However, Parten was still cited for “causing alarm.”  Folks, where are we going with political correctness?
            Newt Gingrich said, during the Outnumbered program on April 15th, that the “white privilege” was an industry of idiots, and he certainly hit the nail on the head.  It is not by design that a person is born black, white, brown, yellow or whatever other color there might be.  You are what you are and you make the best of it.   Personally, I don’t think there’s any so-called white privilege, but then, I’m white so maybe I haven’t noticed it.   In my lifetime there have been wars fought over very tiny things…the atom, a drop of pigment and eggs…and nobody mentions that these things have nothing to do with anybody’s privilege.   Maybe I live in the past, but it seems to me that America went through a decade of looking inward, to find out what we were doing wrong, and to fix it.   We were well on the road to human equality and then…what happened?   We lost a great leader in Dr. King, a president in JFK and his brother, RFK.   Top that with the more recent events, like Ferguson and Baltimore, and you have the makings of a great divide in the country.   Abraham Lincoln, who took a giant step to heal the country with the Emancipation Proclamation once said “A house divided against itself cannot stand."
We are a house divided.
            As regards a border, that is what designates a country, and without a border, there cannot be a country.  So, what’s to be done?   Walls, fences, natural borders such as rivers or mountain ranges sometimes serve to define where the sovereignty of a country is, or isn’t.   Recently, at John Carroll University in Ohio, a fence, of sorts, was erected.   The fence, which was actually just two sections of a chain-link fence, had been approved by the university but that didn’t stop the fracas that it brought on.   The fence was supposed to show the students that favored Trump that they were behind him, but it sort of backfired.   Similar and less threatening, at least in my estimation, were the chalk writings for Trump that caused students to seek counseling for trauma.  Getting back to the fence, and apparently the physical presence of a bob-tailed fence also caused great trauma among the students at the Ohio school.   This dovetails right in with what I’ve been saying for years…not only are the students being dumbed-down, they are being spoon-fed a one-sided view of the world, which makes them totally unprepared for the real world that’s waiting.
            A parting shot.  Events taking place in the world now and in the near future lead me, and have led me, to believe that another global conflict is on the way.  Contrary to popular opinion, and to my original thinking, it will not be a nuclear war.  No, that would destroy everything and everyone, which is not what the enemy will want.   Urban warfare is what this country is preparing to fight, and it may very well be our government against our citizens.   Wake up America, your country needs you…desperately.

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