Like Flees On A Coyote

Like Flees On A Coyote

I once observed an old coyote in the woods of the upper peninsula in Michigan. The poor creature moved slowly and painfully along an open field, just outside the tree line.

Every five steps or so,  the coyote suddenly dropped to the ground  and scratched itself madly. After a couple of minutes, it moved a few more feet, only to repeat this tortured attempt to escape what the agony of its infestation with fleas.  This poor creature was trying to hunt and occasionally rammed its nose into mounds of grass, all for naught. It was very thin and its body showed  large patches skin scratched raw and clean of  fur. I am sure that this poor coyote did not live very long after I saw it that day.

Like the fleas on that poor old coyote, Muslim terrorists will bite at us by the thousands. They will sap our resources, disrupt our efforts to sustain ourselves, and they will destroy our vitality and ability to fight on.

This is the modus operandi of vermin.

We must adopt whatever new war strategies are  necessary.  Now— at any cost—we must ruthlessly exterminate these terrorists and whoever stands with them. We must do this  before America, like that worn-down mangy old coyote, is weakened and no longer able to defend itself effectively.

With our full support,  America’s armed forces and their allies must find the terrorists wherever they are and they must kill them.

The survival of the free world  is on the line.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 2/12/10

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4 Responses to “Like Flees On A Coyote”

  1. Frank Fujita Says:

    This is the result of us being terrorized by terrorists …

    We win when we are not terrorized, they win when we are terrorized.


    • vtmawhinney Says:

      I am aware of this story story that defines the more subtle damage done by the mere threat of terrorism. Your story makes my point.

      We do not win when we are not being terrorized. The simple threat of it ties our system in knots: increasing expense, lowering efficiency, and significantly increasing social entropy.



  2. vtmawhinney Says:

    Thank you for your interesting perspective, Frank.

    I think you underestimate the damage that attacks on our power grids, computer networks, and economic infrastructure can do to our economy and therefore to our hegemony in the world.

    Your point regarding “head counts” produced by terrorists vs. other causes of death among our citizens has some merit. However please consider that strikes that kill the best and brightest amongst us (the human capital that we need more of), is particularly costly and requires a whole generation to replace.

    The Muslim planners of terrorism are very bright and creative and they know just how to bring a complex socioculture such as ours to its knees. It would be a grave mistake to underestimate their capabilities.

    On another of your points, I do not advocate the termination of our civil rights. I advocate the termination of terrorists and their allies and associates.

    Regarding nation building, as it relates to the elimination of terrorists, I will prefer savage destruction to nation building.

    Constructing other nations while our resources dwindle and our own nation is falling apart is high stupidity.

    V.T.M, 2/13/10


  3. Frank Fujita Says:

    I think you overestimate the power of the terrorists — if America falls, it will be because we will spend billions of dollars to stop a single terrorist attack, while refusing to spend thousands of dollars to increase our human capital. Even in 2001, 10 times more people died of automobile accidents than terrorist attacks. Surely the US can survive and thrive with up to 1 successful 9/11 level terrorist attack each year — that would be equivalent to an increase in motor vehicle fatalities of 10%.

    What America can’t stand is for its citizens acting like cry babies asking for their government to take away their civil rights to give them the illusion of security. If we do this, we will deserve neither liberty, nor security.

    Of course, we need to support our armed forces — but that includes giving them winnable missions. Obama has been killing many terrorists (many more than GWB) in Afghanistan — but ultimately, we need to be willing to make sacrifices. Increased taxes to pay for the increases in military spending would be a first sacrifice. Decreases in Social Security, Medicare, and other entitlement programs to balance the budget and pay off the debt, much of which is being held by the Chinese and Japanese. These are the things that will restore the strength of America, not sending ever more soldiers and sailors to ever more countries to engage in foolish attempts at nation building.


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