From the Desk of Bill Zettler *
“Man never understands that the cities he has built are not an integral part of Nature. If he wants to defend his culture from wolves he must keep a rifle always at hand. If he goes to sleep, if he thinks about something else for a year or two, then everything’s lost. The wolves come out of the forest, and everything is buried under dust and snow.” Vasily Grossman, Russian author.
In part one of this 2 part series I outlined the concept of Resource Acquisition as a driving force for all life. In part two, I will outline what could happen if Resource Acquisition needs come to the forefront because of a terrorist act in the West.
The prime example is the 9/11 terrorists attacks. On that day our resources were not only threatened, but many were actually destroyed, reminding us deep in our DNA that threats to our survival and threats to our Resources were real and immediate. We began to realize that pacifism and multi-tribalism are anti-resource acquisition and therefore dangerous to our survival. What should our response be? Destroy competitive predators (including terrorists) and aggressively pursue Resource Acquisition at every level. Those who control resources control human destiny. To think otherwise is cultural suicide.
Western cultures have a problem though, and that problem is wealth and its tendency to distance us from reality, its separation from the real source of our physical well-being, Resource Acquisition skills. Extensive, American-type wealth is a recent phenomena in the 120,000-year history of Homo sapiens and has a tendency to make us think resources have always been here and always will be in the future. Memories of the constant struggle to acquire and maintain those resources have been temporarily forgotten, a sort of cultural amnesia. But our DNA contains the history of our species and DNA does not forget.
In reality, resources are the sin qua non of survival not manna from heaven. The ability to acquire resources, not just having accumulated resource wealth available, is quintessential to survival. Wealth, that is having resources already available for use without effort, is the false prophet of liberal thinking. If wealth disappears, the elemental, instinctive sense of Resource Acquisition will return to humans with a vengeance.
You need look no further than Africa to see how lack of wealth results in the Resource Acquisition instinct coming to the fore. Resource wars in the Congo, Liberia, Somalia and the Sudan are evidence that, in the end, Resource Acquisition is the driving force of life. You will notice there are few, if any, liberal sentiments in these countries and gun control, such as for Darfurans, is a certain death sentence.
Darwin’s theory allows for no conscious sharing of resources between species. Wolves and vultures don’t share the carcass, wolves abandon it for better opportunities and vultures get the leavings. Resource Acquisition by one species means less resources available for the other. Fewer wolves today are a direct result of humans killing them and taking their resources. Given the chance, wolves will return the favor. They are only biding their time until we make a big enough mistake that will allow them to come back.
What could that mistake be? Don’t think for a moment any of us are all that far from the citizens of Somalia. They have no clean water or sewage treatment nor much food. If a terrorist explodes a nuclear bomb or even a dirty bomb in Lake Michigan near Chicago, millions would have no clean water, or sewage or much food. A single terrorist event and we are right back fighting the wolves, human and otherwise. Unlikely? Perhaps, but much more likely now than it was 10 years ago.
If that happens you won’t be concerned about learning the Koran or multi-culturalism or reintroducing coyotes to your backyard. Geese and deer will be harvested for food, as they should be now, and predators competing for that food, such as wolves and coyotes, will be killed on sight, again, as they should be. Political correctness will have gone up in smoke along with thousands of people’s lives, jobs, homes and future. If Chicago’s resources are suddenly as limited as Somalia’s, your DNA’s Resource Acquisition instinct will then awaken from its slumber and, no different than Somalis, you will be looking to kill all predators and acquire all the resources you can to protect your family, clan and tribe. Humans who do not realize this will be prey themselves.
Instead of waiting for that terrible event to happen, Darwin says we should kill all the predators now before they kill us. Humans in wolves clothing first.
And there will be more than just terrorist wolves prowling the streets. The Chicago Crime Commission reported that in 2006 Chicago and its suburbs had over 200,000 gang members. FBI audio and video recordings show that the accused Miami terroists called the "Liberty City Seven" hoped to use Chigago street gangs as soldiers who would stage attacks, ranging from large-scale bombings of major buildings, including the Sears Tower, to poisoning salt shakers in restaurants. One of the defendents, Narseal Batiste, is heard on tape saying he would make sure no one survived destruction of the 110-story Sears Tower because his soldiers would be ready to shoot down anyone who escaped.
Where do you think the gangs will be headed if there is a breakdown in civil order in Chicago? My guess is the rich enclaves along the North Shore and other wealthy suburbs because that is where Resource Acquisition will be the easiest and of highest value. And of course the city of Chicago, like New York, has strict gun control laws so the innocent civilians will be unarmed, but the gang Jihadist-anarchists won’t be.
If civil disorder becomes widespread in the West where is the best place to live? Easy, Switzerland where every adult male between the ages of 18 and 50 must by law keep an assault rifle in his home ready for instant use as part of the citizen militia. Instead of tennis clubs and golf courses, the Swiss have Shooting Clubs where sharp-shooting contests are regularly held. Understandably, the Swiss are considered to be the best marksmen in the world. The Swiss not only have a right to bear arms they have a civic duty to bear arms which probably explains why they have never been invaded. Compare that with the American left’s contention that Americans have a civic duty to reject the right to bear arms.
So if Switzerland is the best place where is the worst? I hate to say it, but our friends in Great Britain will be in big trouble if anarchy hits there, as is likely, because of the government’s complete ban on gun ownership. Not only can you not own a gun you can be prosecuted for defending yourself with anything that can be considered a weapon such as a walking stick. Not allowing citizens to defend themselves is leftist corruption of the worst kind. Great Britain joins North Korea, Cuba and Sudan in this hall of shame.
Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of Great Britain, once said “civilization is a thin veneer over anarchy”. Ironically, the veneer has not been this thin since Genghis Kahn’s Golden Horde spread anarchy and death throughout the Muslim world 800 years ago, leveling everything in their path including Baghdad. And the wolves feasted.
Remember, Rome did fall and the wolves did return. And the innocent and weak were the first to die. Wolves always take gentler blood first.
Bill Zettler is a contributing editor to RFFM.org.