William Schryver wrote:
In any case, should the allegedly offended Sgt. CamNC4Me be so motivated by his indignation, I welcome him to be in attendance at the inevitable public debate between me and Mark Hofmann's old trusty sidekick, Brent Metcalfe. After the debate, we can repair to the parking lot where the "noble defender of the defenseless" may "hit me with his best shot" and then pray it was sufficient to render me incapable of reciprocation. Bear in mind that I am a devout adherent to the Ronald Speirs philosophy of combat. I take no prisoners. Hence the invitation for my putative opponent to attempt to deliver the first blow and thus provide me with an air-tight claim of self-defense.
I want to point out that a few weeks ago in chat I made a prediction about Willard here. I explained how I saw him as a fat clumsy militia type who vastly over-estimated his abilities in anything to do related to martial or firearms skills, because much of what he knew he gleaned from Soldier of Fortune, Tom Clancy and other forms of terrible (Non)fiction he has read. In my mind, this quote here makes my observation dead on.
Just an amusing anecdote, I once knew a solider at Fort Bragg who was hardcore into the whole "Professional Solider" thing. He read the crappy magazines, bought ammo pouches and tactical gloves off web sites, and often talked about his intentions to "go SF" once he had enough time in. Problem was, not only was this guy socially r******* and spent most of his free time playing Counter Strike, he was a terrible solider. So much so, he got sent to the S3 shop to drive for officers, because the guy simply sucked at being an infantryman. According to his facebook, after he eventually got the boot from the Army (hard thing to do in 2005) he went to school for computer programming.
Another interesting case is Ken Hechtman, a database programmer out of Canada. This very out of shape and very untrained keyboard warrior decided to become a independent war correspondent who left his day job to travel to southern Afghanistan. He was eventually captured by the Taliban and had to be rescued at a later date, but some how fumbled his way back to the States. Look him up if you are ever looking for a laugh.
I'm beginning to see a trend here, with computer programmers who vastly inflate their self worth and say and do the dumbest things, much to everyone's amusement. If I was being trained as a social scientist, I'd seriously consider this for research, because it's the same story everywhere I've been. Overweight bozo in hunting apparel or a leather jacket, sporting either long hair and unkept facial hair (sometimes both) who drone on stupidly about firearm nomenclature like people care, who often have outlandish bumper stickers or patches that say such cute things like, " Killing is my business and business is good" or, " I'm what goes bump in the night!"
When Willard brought up Ronald Speirs, I became convinced of this portrait of him. For those of you not in the know, Speirs is a legendary company commander from WW2 who was well known for his daring exploits and his blood lust. A bloodlust that led him to murder 6 German POWs. That is not admirable, that isn't noble, it isn't cool and it's nothing anyone but Columbine shooters aspire to be. This ridiculous speech about how Willard only has two modes, walk and kill, so you better be ready to fight to the death when you mess with him, is so lame it is utterly transparent. I've heard that before, it was from that useless soldier mentioned above, it was his excuse why he couldn't practice squad unarmed combatives at the gym one Saturday morning because he only fought when he was ready to kill someone, because that's how he rolled.