A Word To The Wise


“If you are paid $25.00 an hour to show up to a rally to “counter” the other party using physical force and violence, you are not a “counter protestor.” You are a mercenary.

There is no need for further debate on this. You were paid to attack someone you don’t know for reasons that you couldn’t care enough about to go there for free. You did your “job” and collected your check and your reimbursement of expenses. You’re a mercenary.

Not a Patriot. Not a Social Justice Warrior. Not a Defender of Freedom or Liberty. Not an upholder of Truth or Justice. None of those things you claim to be. You are a mercenary.

And mercenaries are not lawful combatants and deserve whatever comes their way at the hands of the people they are attacking.

You have no 1st Amendment rights when you’re a mercenary.

Doesn’t matter what side you’re on. Doesn’t matter what cause you’re showing up to disrupt. If you can’t express yourself peacefully through diplomatic means, then you better be prepared to meet your maker at the hands of someone who is only barely keeping their own violent tendencies at bay through a massive exercise of self-control.

I know it sounds romantic to attend these rallies and get shit started with the other side. And when you’re young and passionate, it’s really easy to get whipped up into a frenzy of raw emotions. There is a reason why young people are preferred when it comes to warfare. They are easy to manipulate and control and set off.

But I’m telling you all this right now. You’ve got no idea what road you are starting down. Romance and idealism wears off really fast when you’re laying in a pool of your own blood trying to stuff your intestines back into your torn abdomen.

I’ve been lucky enough to go forty-two years without having to put the skills I learned in the Marines to use. I continue to train and keep those skills up to date because I see the madness that is happening all across this country. I don’t train to attack others like you do. I train to defend others FROM you. I’m not alone either.

There are thousands of men and women in this country who have seen war and death and don’t want any more to do with it. They want to live in peace. They want to forget the things they’ve had to do in the service of their country. They want to raise their kids and have family BBQs and build tree houses and soap box derby cars and have tea parties.

They don’t want this shit that you’re selling.

You have the extremist left and the extremist right that are doing their best to get something started. To force us into a Civil War. Even in the 1860’s, the violence between the North and South was nowhere near what we see today. Nowhere. Even. Close.

And yet we still had a war of ideology that consumed hundreds of thousands of lives.

All you young and naive kids on both sides of this equation who think that having a Civil War will advance your agenda or restore your vision of what you think is America, just remember this… Those of us older generations aren’t having any of this shit. And if you jump off, you better be prepared to deal with US. We don’t care what color you’re wearing or what sign you’re holding if you come after us, our friends, our family, our co-workers, our neighbors, etc., WE will kill you.

So remember that when you’re thinking that it’s just Left vs Right, or Liberal vs Conservative, or Commie vs. Fascist. We are the variable you’re not considering.

That “Silent Majority” that you pretend does not exist is getting really sick and tired of your bullshit.


Geoffrey B. Higginbotham
Major General, USMC (Ret.)

-SS

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46 Responses to A Word To The Wise

  1. G.W. Long says:

    Amen to that!

  2. anon says:

    correct except for the part about: “….the extremist right..” attempting to deliberately start trouble.
    Nobody on our side of the fence is deliberately trying to start a war, any fighting we’re doing is called self-defense in response to the violence the left and it’s “mercenaries” are engaging in.

    • JeremyR says:

      What they call the far right are agent provocateurs. They need their reichstag fire and will get it no matter what.

      • crazyeighter says:

        Yeah, they’ll get it alright if they keep calling every conservative a white supremacist.

    • Robert says:

      Agree 100%. It’s a complete fallacy that anyone on the right is perpetuating violence. They are being forced to defend themselves.

  3. Chris Mallory says:

    True. I said the same about those Blackwater guys killed in Iraq. Mercenaries are typically shot out of hand when captured.

    “Even in the 1860’s, the violence between the North and South was nowhere near what we see today. Nowhere. Even. Close.”

    I have to disagree with him here. We are not quite to the level of the Missouri/Kansas border war of the 1850’s yet.

    • MMinLamesa says:

      I caught that one too. Some of the post battle images from the Civil War ,with bodies strewn as far as the eye can see, are at a level of violence we’re not close to.

    • Bill in Tennessee says:

      Yeah, I tripped over that one too. Actually, I’m not quite sure what the author meant, and would welcome a clarification.

    • A.B. Prosper says:

      Meh, as much as I appreciate the old Grognard there , its a lot of nothing.

      The amount of street violence in the US is negligible compared to the 1970’s much less the Bleeding Kansas era Its mostly posturing , ritualized displays and the like with a few small violent acts mainly by the Left here and there,

      As for coming after people, the Left doesn’t care. They’ll happily kill you for being old, for being White and for being in the way. Life means nil to them. The “other” groups will kill you gladly for being the wrong color, wrong “set” not paying them off of for any other reason The Right is about the only group who isn’t interested in killing anyone.

  4. James says:

    This goes for ALL mercenaries operating in the US,including govt. contracted halliburton/whomever groups.

    • Halliburton does supplies, dining halls and other logistics. They do not engage in combat. Nor do any government contractors or forces engage in combat on US soil.

      Pretty much the entire military support system is contracted, partly because the needs and budget constantly shift.

      Your outrage is misplaced.

  5. AC says:

    So, if we had money, we could pay AntiFA to murder each other? That might be entertaining.

    We need an Anti-Soros billionaire to fund this sort of stuff.

    • POd American says:

      How about starting a “Go fund me account…seriously!”

    • crazyeighter says:

      Maybe the right should get The Evil Koch Brothers involved.

      Koch vs. Soros. I’d pay money to see that.

    • warhorse says:

      pick 2 antifa groups that don’t really talk to each other, but inhabit a close enough space that they can find each other. tell them both the other is a fake antifa group, it should be easy to generate fake proof. promise to pay them to kill the quislings, then step back.

      like idiots they will be happy to be paid AFTER the job is done..and by then, you’re long gone..

  6. Disenfranchised Honkey says:

    Follow the money!

  7. edterri7788 says:

    Mercenaries or Terrorists? Or both?

  8. Winston Smith says:

    So far, all the Right does is talk a good game.

    • Doug says:

      Exactly, the left is winning because they are fighting. We are too well mannered for our own good.

  9. FriscoKid says:

    Right on.

  10. Kelly says:

    Terrific! Do you have a link I can share?

    • Wirecutter says:

      It’s all over the internet. Highlight the first sentence, right click and then select “Search Google for” and you might be able to find the original link.

  11. arc says:

    Not all mercenaries are equal. It was the career path I was aiming for when I enlisted, I should have stuck with it but four years of government horseshit and tall tails of making it big on the farm sabotaged that. Many mercenaries are a part of the silent majority. When push comes to shove, they won’t be renewing their contracts. Keep in mind there were retired patriots turned CIA contractors that died trying to get people out at Benghazi after they were given the order to stand down.

    There aren’t too many jobs combat arms can get that pay well, contracting work is one of those well paying jobs. TSA pays $14-$23/hr in my AO, depending on qualifications, far better benefits than any non-government job as well. The next best security job with a troubled company is $14/hr if you are lucky.

    As far as professional protestors go, they are paid protestors and if they assault someone, criminals. That said, it probably sounds better than it really is. They might be paid $25/hr but probably on a 1099 contract and you have to buy your own insurance. No one is bailing you out either if you get arrested.

    I entertained it in the past for employment, I’ll scream just about anything if the money is good enough but once push comes to shove, their cause will be left without any real momentum and will crumble apart because their best and loudest men are laughing all the way to the bank.

  12. Andrew says:

    I have been saying for the last couple years that the counter revolution is going to start with the old men, the ones wearing socks and sandals, with bad fitting shirts, who have just lost everything (wife, child, maybe end-stage something-something) and who no longer gives a shit as there is nothing more to lose.

    That right there will be the start of the counter-revolution.

  13. Kauf Buch says:

    “…if you come after us, our friends, our family, our co-workers, our neighbors, etc., WE will kill you.”
    AMEN.

  14. Qazycat says:

    True dat!!

  15. David Rice says:

    It’s amazing how those who’ve never served and don’t “officially” believe in gun-ownership talk smack and threaten to use violence. Obama was a perfect example during his initial campaign: “they’ll bring a knife, we’ll bring a gun!!” . Ahem…excuse me, dipshit!! I’m the second amendment!! Guess who’s armed?? So, good job, General and Semper Fi!!

    • Centurion_Cornelius says:

      Roger that, David! these dipshits don’t have a clue. not a freakin’ clue….

      Mess with us–expect the worst.

      Clues come in many flavors when the situation requires and violence dictates–my fav is “M193 Flavor @ 3200 fps” it drills straight thru the Level III body armor. even nastier on plain flesh and bone.

      I sincerely desire and crave peace, but mess with me and mine or steal my stuff–NO CONTEST. it will be slaughter..

  16. JeremyR says:

    If you are paid $25.00 an hour to show up to a rally to “counter” the other party using physical force and violence, you are not a “counter protestor.” You are a mercenary.
    Big if. Word is George is Welshing on payments. So what does that make them????
    Fools!

  17. nwoldude says:

    Semper fi

  18. Anonymous says:

    Wirecutter: Congratulations, you made ZeroHedge in a good way. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-03/word-wise-youre-mercenary-if

  19. skybill says:

    Hi Kenny,
    I remember back a few cases of beer ago… don’t remember the exact time line, but some local guys thought it would be cool to go to So. Africa and get involved in what ever uprising was going on!! They went as “Mercenaries” for which ever side in the conflict and got “Caught Alive” by the other… As I recall.. some U.S. Senator or some such official tried to fly down there and “intercede” for the boys…….. He got not half way there when they “GOT SHOT!!!” I remember their photo on some news program, they were tied with their backs to 55 gal. oil drums right before they got nailed!!
    “TAKE NO PRISONERS!!!!!!!” specially if they are “MERCENARIES!!!!”
    Got Gunz……..”OUTLAW!!!!!,”
    skybill

  20. spindlitis says:

    This is what they are calling white supremicists:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/a-beating-in-berkeley/article/2009498

  21. Walter Mitty says:

    It’s not the Alt Right that are following the tactics of Lenin, Alinsky and Ayers.
    The bullshit is being promoted by certain ((people)) who are following the Communist Bolshevik
    Playbook. Have you seen the FBI informant video where He relates Alinsky’s pals sitting around
    and discussing how they would have to kill 25,000,000 Americans to solidify power after their glorious revolution? You have your indignation pointed at many of the wrong people.
    It just may be your SJW “Neighbor” that shoots you in the back of the head.
    The silent majority you speak of is eventually going to pick a side. All I got to say is good luck.

  22. LoL No says:

    There’s a reason you don’t see this leftist horseshit out here in “flyover country”. The petulant man-children’s tantrums simply wont fly with most of us. Urban shitholes, sure, screech, break stuff, attack folks with impunity. Real Americans wont have it, even if the cops wont do their job. Some of us still know right from wrong….

  23. Luther Wu says:

    Bravo, Sir. An article well done. I salute you!

  24. bogbeagle says:

    ” You were paid to attack someone you don’t know for reasons that you couldn’t care enough about to go there for free. You did your “job” and collected your check and your reimbursement of expenses. You’re a mercenary.”

    See also Cops and Soldiers … unless they get a ‘free pass’.

  25. Jacob says:

    My little boy (7) and I made a list of items we need to build a pirate cannon out of PC pipe, it’s just a toy, something for dad and son to do to bond with each other. This is all I want to do, watch my little girl and little boy enjoy their innocence. Meanwhile, I have an arsenal in the garage with enough ordnance to hold off a small army. Word to the Marxists….Don’t kcuF with my family.

  26. Mercenaries are most certainly covered by, and held to, Geneva and Hague.

    Any MG would know this.

    So I question the source.

  27. Paul Scott says:

    Excellent. Referred here from Uncle Remus. I am from New Zealand, we are just entering the dangerous phase of frothing progressive political correctness. . Elections in two weeks and we could get a socialist Government. Its weird getting to be over 60, one becomes aware how completely out of touch with reality the soft society is. Or as I say we have sheep here on both sides of the fence. ,

  28. Comrade Terry says:

    Kenny, your blog got a mention by Kim du Toit. That’s tall cotton.

    http://www.kimdutoit.com/2017/09/14/you-mean-unwise/

  29. cspschofield says:

    “You have the extremist left and the extremist right that are doing their best to get something started. To force us into a Civil War. Even in the 1860’s, the violence between the North and South was nowhere near what we see today. Nowhere. Even. Close.”

    As several other commentators have mentioned, the Kansas ‘war’, which preceded the actual Civil War, dwarfed anything we have going today. So did John Brown’s idiocy at Harpers Ferry. And we haven’t had a Congressman beaten so badly that he couldn’t resume his duties for three years, yet.

    Still, the central point stands. The Hobby Protesters of the Left, the Antifa imbeciles, and anybody accepting pay to ‘counter-demonstrate’ really need to think about what they are doing. And there is precious little evidence to suggest that they have done so.

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