I might be a broken record. Whenever somebody comes to me with a problem, I have a stock response. Those of you who know me understand that I’m too old and wicked to change. “Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women!” I realize that it’s a cliche Hollywood line and yet, I internalized it in my younger years and made it my own.
|This is my response to
SiGraybeard’s blog yesterday. It
has nothing to do with this topic.
There is something to be said for dramatic and disproportional overreaction. President Trump has used that tactic too, but he hasn’t thanked me personally — yet.
Even so, overreaction must be moderated with the best you can deliver being meeted upon on deserving persons. Overreacting all of the time dilutes the value of the tactic.
This is not overreaction. Blowing up the Mosque too would be overreaction? Not really… terrorists maneuvering on your position? Engage. “Winchester on gun ammo, shoot Hellfires”. That’s not over reaction. Landing to take scalps is overreaction…according to some bleeding hearts. 30mm chain gun vs rag heads? Is it fair? A rusty knife would be better but a chain gun will do. North Koreans shoot off a missile aimed at Guam – retaliation that blows the Norks back into the stone age and glasses each military installation is reaction but it doesn’t count as DRAMATIC overreaction. We need to come up with grander gestures as a nation.